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Alexandria Has Highest AIDS Rate In Northern Virginia

Despite protracted efforts to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS, Alexandria's rate of incidence is 3.4 times higher than the rate across Virginia.

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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

A doctor, a playwright, and an artist come to the District.

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Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passed In Maryland Senate

The Maryland Senate passed the bill 25-21 Thursday. The bill now heads to the House of Delegates.

The measure, if passed by the House and signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley, was amended to include protections for religious groups and institutions to keep them from being forced to participate in gay weddings. But the bill would grant the same title and rights to same-sex couples that Maryland allows married straight couples.

If the measure becomes law, Maryland would become the sixth state to approve gay marriages. Sen. President Thomas V. Mike Miller said this month he felt the push toward more rights for gay men and women is part of a national trend.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Same-Sex Marriage Bill In Maryland Passes Big Vote

A bill that would legalize same-sex marriage has passed one of its biggest hurdles in Annapolis.

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Stage Play Examines Lesbian Child Custody Case

Dozens of plays are performed every week in the Washington Metro area. But this week one stands out for not just the timeliness of the subject matter but also where it's being performed.

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Muslim-American Group Launches U.S.-Loyalty Campaign

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is starting a campaign in D.C. to counter what it says are concerns about the loyalty of Muslim-Americans.

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Historically Black College Event Aims To Preserve Legacy

At Saturday's Historically Black Colleges and Universities Festival in Alexandria, Va., schools will get a chance to recruit and even accept students on the spot.

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Maryland Takes First Step Toward Same-Sex Marriage

The state Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee approved a bill to OK gay marriage by a 7-4 vote.

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First School In Va. To Integrate Continues To Diversify

The first integrated school in Virginia says while Black History Month is a good time to herald diversity, the effort needs to continue year-round.