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On Independence Day, Celebrate Your Patriotism At These Parades

Today is Independence Day, and along with barbecues and fireworks, there's little more patriotic than parades. Here are some of your favorite local parades.
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New Laws In Virginia Target Celebratory Gunfire, Revenge Porn And Ethics

Several new laws are taking effect in Virginia this week, including one banning celebratory gunfire and another punishing revenge porn.
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Dedicated Bus Lane From Crystal City To Potomac Yard To Open Next Month

The D.C. area will see it's first dedicated bus lane next month in "Metroway" — a line running from Crystal City through Braddock Road in Northern Virginia.

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Parties Scramble To Find Candidates To Replace Arlington Delegate

Voters in Arlington and McLean will be heading to the polls next month in a special election to replace longtime Delegate Bob Brink, and the parties will be working overtime this weekend to name candidates.
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McAuliffe To Announce New Virginia Climate Change Commission

A new commission that will issue recommendations on how the Commonwealth of Virginia can cope with the effects of climate change will be announced today.

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Local Immigration Activists Blast Fast Track Deportation Plan

The White House is expected to call on Congress to address the country's immigration crisis by fasting the deportation of 60,000 children detained after crossing the border, prompting an outcry from local immigration activists.

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Looking To Renovate, Alexandria's Torpedo Factory Hits Stumbling Blocks

The Torpedo Factory along Alexandria's Waterfront is in need of a facelift, but leaders at the arts center have had trouble finding ways to raise funds.

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D.C.'s Musical Ecosystem

How are musicians in the D.C. area finding ways to meet, rehearse and perform at a time when housing costs are skyrocketing and the number of venues is dwindling? Kojo gets a check up on the health of the area's musical ecosystem.

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Judge: Former Attorney General Can't Testify In McDonnell Case

A federal judge is refusing to allow a former Virginia attorney general to testify as an expert witness in former Governor Bob McDonnell's corruption trial.
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A Topsy Turvy Summer in Virginia Politics

Virginia's lawmakers recently averted a government shutdown by approving a budget. But the politics of the Old Dominion don't appear to be returning to normalcy any time soon: the governor is moving forward to expand Medicaid on his own...

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