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Antares Rocket Explosion Hasn't Stopped Its Manufacturer From Getting NASA Contracts

NASA has announced that Orbital Sciences, maker of the Antares Rocket that recently exploded off Wallops Island, has won a potential $186.3 million contract to operate the space agency's balloon program.
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This Week On Metro Connection: D.C. Tech

Washington may be known as a government town — but plenty of people say it's becoming a major hub for technology, as well.
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European Trams Offer Lessons for Arlington As It Debates Streetcar Plan

In Europe, streetcars are part of many urban cityscapes. So will the European model work in an American community like Arlington?
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For Winter Two-Wheelers, Arlington County Will Clear Snow Off Of Bike Trails

If you ride a bike in Arlington County during the winter months, there's good news for you: 10 miles worth of multi-use trails will be cleared of snow once it accumulates.
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Low Turnout May Have Made Virginia Senate Race Closer Than Polls Hinted

Low turnout in last week's Virginia Senate race may have made the contest between Democrat Mark Warner and Republican Ed Gillespie much closer than polling said it would be.
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Virginia Republican David Brat Gets Head Start On Fellow Congressional Freshmen

Economics professor David Brat can officially call himself a congressman, thanks in part to former House Speaker Eric Cantor, who gave him a leg up on fellow freshmen.

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Changes Could Cause Phase II Of Silver Line To Top $2.7 Billion Cost Estimate

Phase II of the Silver Line is already expected to cost $2.7 billion, but required safety upgrades not initially included in estimates could push the costs even higher.

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Race To Replace Comstock In Virginia's 34th District Expected To Be Close

Virginia's 34th District has had a string of close contests, which has political observers guessing that the special election to replace Barbara Comstock will continue the trend.

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Is Teen Sexting Worth Jail Time? Virginia Commission Eyes Milder Penalties

Teenagers who text sexually explicit images of themselves face stiff penalties that were originally intended for child pornographers, an issue with which the Virginia State Crime Commission is wrestling.

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Fairfax Asks Feds for Help Funding Unaccompanied Minors

More than a thousand unaccompanied minors from Central America have found a temporary home in Fairfax County, but school officials are struggling to pay for their education.

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