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D.C. Metro Area Mourns Victims In Norway Massacre

Roses, sunflowers, candles, even images of orthodox saints are being left in front of the Norwegian Embassy, at the foot of a statue of Crown Princess Martha.

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O'Malley To Talk About His Support For Same-Sex Marriage

Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-Md.) is scheduled to talk tomorrow about his support for same-sex marriage legislation.

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New Program In D.C. Has Homeless Renovating Homes For A Home Of Their Own

Renovations begin today on a run-down vacant building in Southeast, D.C. – a building that will one day become a house for homeless people on welfare. The construction crew working to fix up the place will be its first tenants.

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Manassas Brims With Anticipation of Sesquicentennial

In less than a week, Manassas, Va. will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the First Battle of Manassas and the start of the Civil War.

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MPD Says D.C. Gun Laws Have No Impact On City Crime

It's been three years since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Washington's ban on handguns. But since the summer of 2008, the Metropolitan Police Department reports only 1,300 guns have been registered.

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GMU Linguistics Dep't. Archiving World's English Accents

Want to hear how someone speaks English with a Dinka accent, from Sudan? How about a Mortlockese accent from Micronesia? You can find out at George Mason University in Northern Virginia (and its website), which keeps the world's largest online database of English accents.

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Tangier Islanders Retain Unique Dialect

Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay is only a 90-minute ferry ride from the mainland of Virginia and Maryland, but the dialect of English spoken there transports tourists to a place that feels much more remote.

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