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Metrorail Won't Get Federal Bailout, House Republicans Say

The Washington area's struggling subway system won't get a federal bailout, GOP Rep. John Mica said Thursday as Republicans blamed the Metro system's recent series of crises on poor management rather than a lack of funding.

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Washington: Not Just Government Jobs Anymore (But Government Still Matters)

What's the prospect for economic growth and jobs in the Washington region as the federal government cuts back on spending? It's not as bad as you think.
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Dedicated Bus Lanes Planned For Most Of Route 7 Between Tysons Corner, Alexandria

Local officials are seeking the public's input on a plan that would bring a bus rapid transit system between Tysons Corner and Alexandria instead of a light rail line.

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Gov. McAuliffe Seeks To Keep Execution Drug Suppliers Secret

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has rejected an effort to force Virginia's condemned inmates to die in the electric chair, replacing the proposal with one that would keep secret the identities of pharmacies that supply lethal injection drugs to the commonwealth.
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Virginia Governor Vetoes Sexually Explicit Books Bill

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed a bill that seeks to force schools to notify parents if their children will be assigned books with sexually explicit content.
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CIA Leaves Explosive On Loudoun Co. School Bus After Training Exercise

An explosive device was left on a Loudoun County school bus after a CIA training exercise earlier this month, and was discovered only after the bus had returned to service.

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George Mason University Names Its Law School For Scalia

The announcement follows an anonymous $20 million donation from a Scalia admirer and a $10 million donation from the foundation of industrialist and philanthropist Charles Koch.

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Sex Abuse Scandal Hits Two Suburban Churches

A recent Washingtonian magazine investigation details years of alleged child sex abuse -- and cover-up by clergy -- within the congregations of Sovereign Grace Ministries. Kojo learns more about what happened inside two of the organization's local churches.

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Shutdowns Of Individual Metro Lines? Board Chairman Says It Might Be Necessary

Jack Evans says Metro's maintenance needs are so extensive that closing lines or portions of them on nights and weekends won't be sufficient.

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Plan To Create Two Majority Minority Elementary Schools In Loudoun County Defeated

The Loudoun County School Board adopted a compromise redistricting plan Tuesday night that it says will alleviate overcrowding and close an achievement gap among English-language learners while keeping school populations diverse.

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