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What's In A Name For Washington's Football Team?

Despite the controversy surrounding its name, the Washington football team remains one of the most valuable brands and franchises in the NFL. We consider the legal action pending to possible change its name and the racial politics driving that push.

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As Metro Faces Crisis, Is Paul Wiedefeld The Leader The System Needs?

As the leader of a transit agency known for breakdowns, delays and concerns about rider safety, General Manager Paul Wiedefeld stands at the center of a vortex of rider anger. But is his approach in the first few months on the job what the transit agency needs?

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Metro's 'Hard Truth' Maintenance Plan Is Almost Ready For Board And Public

Metro's current work schedule is "not enough to dig out of the deferred maintenance hole," says Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld. He's planning to make big changes, and he'll unveil them to the transit authority's board later this week.

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Republicans Plan Lawsuit Against Restoration Of Voting Rights For Va. Felons

GOP lawmakers in Virginia say they plan to challenge Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's action allowing more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote in November.

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McAuliffe Close To 'Flunking Out' On Environmental Issues, Groups Say

A coalition of four environmental said that after two years in office, the Virginia governor's environmental record deserves a "D+" grade.

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Virginia Restores Felons' Voting Rights

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order Friday that restored voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons in the commonwealth.

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Economic Impact Of An Increasingly Diverse Fairfax County

Fairfax County is no longer just for the wealthy. What does that mean for the county's future?

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Virginia Restores Voting Rights Of 200,000 Felons

The sweeping action announced Friday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe will allow former felons who have completed their sentences to register to vote in Virginia this year.

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A Hard Fact Of Development: More Sprawl Means More Pavement

Every year, an area the size of Rock Creek Park is paved over in the Washington region.

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Virginia House Approves Lethal Injection Secrecy Proposal

The legislation, which would allow the state to shield the identities of pharmacies that supply lethal injection drugs for executions, now heads to the state Senate.

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