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Fairfax City Mayor Faces Drug Charges After Meth-For-Sex Sting

Mayor R. Scott Silverthorne, who also works as a substitute teacher, is being charged with felony distribution.
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Proper Attire Required: Fairfax County Puts High Schoolers In Paid IT Internships

For a handful of Fairfax County public high school students, September will bring school days that are only about half as long as everyone else's. That's because they'll be spending the rest of each day at IT internships at companies in Northern Virginia, as part of a new program called Genesys Works.

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Got A Newborn? D.C., Nearby States Aren't In Sync On Laws To Help, Report Says

New parents in the Washington region may have very different experiences, depending on whether they live in D.C., Maryland or Virginia: A new national report highly ranks the District for laws supporting people with very young children, but the two states lag far behind.

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Track Involved In July 29 Derailment Wasn't Inspected Properly, NTSB Finds

Metro failed to adequately inspect the tracks prior to the derailment of a Silver Line train at East Falls Church on July 29, federal officials said in announcing several findings in their investigations of the incident.

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Exploring A Gondola Between Georgetown And Rosslyn

Kojo explores an unconventional transit solution for our region: an aerial gondola that would connect the Rosslyn metro to the heart of Georgetown.

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Body Camera Program For D.C. Police Gets Mixed Marks From Civil Rights Groups

A new national scorecard evaluating the body camera programs of 50 police departments around the country finds MPD's planned program is pioneering in some areas and lacking in others.

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National Night Out: A Chance To Improve Relations With Police?

Across the Washington region, residents will congregate Tuesday evening for block parties as part of National Night Out — an annual tradition that has taken on new urgency after a spate of police-involved shootings in the U.S.
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Deteriorating Rail Ties Blamed For Derailment At East Falls Church

The partial derailment of a Silver Line train during morning rush hour on Friday was caused by a track condition commonly referred to as wide gauge, Metro said.

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Construction On I-66 Toll Lanes Ready To Start Inside The Beltway

Construction on electronic toll lanes for Interstate 66 is ready to begin, the first piece in a decades-old vision to fundamentally transform the notoriously congested highway in Northern Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday.

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John Hinckley's Impact Beyond St. Elizabeths Hospital

The release of John Hinckley Jr. ends the stay of one of D.C.'s most infamous mental health patients from St. Elizabeths Hospital.

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