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Smithsonian Partners With NASA To Welcome Discovery

The Smithsonian Institution is working with NASA to plan a four-day festival next month to welcome space shuttle Discovery to its collection.

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Monday Is Last Day For D.C. To Switch Political Parties

Monday is the deadline for voters in District to switch political parties in order to vote in April's primary.

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Virginia's Primary May Be Problematic For Front-Runner

Tuesday's Virginia primary -- a two-man contest between Mitt Romney and Ron Paul -- may have created some problems for the front-runner.

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U.S. House Set To Vote On Jobs Act

The U.S. House is scheduled to vote on a bi-partisan bill this week to help small businesses in the region.

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Montgomery County Council President Concerned With Deer Population

The president of the Montgomery County Council is asking the National Park Service to come up with a plan to reduce the deer population near the C&O Canal Park.

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Fight To Defend Same-Sex Marriage Bill Begins In Maryland

As political observers expected, the fight over same-sex marriage in Maryland started promptly on Friday, as both sides of the issue begin to gear up for an expected referendum on the issue in November.

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Effort To Overturn 'Kings Dominion Law' Shot Down

Virginia's 'King's Dominion law' prevails once again, as a state senate committee thwarted efforts this week to allow schools in the state to begin before Labor Day.

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Virginia Ultrasound Bill Steps Closer To Passage

The bill mandating ultrasound sound exams for women seeking abortions in Virginia is another step closer to Gov. Bob McDonnell's signature.

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Opponents Of Metro Fare Hikes Say Increases Are Too Much

Metro customers turned out to oppose fare hikes at a Metro board public hearing Thursday. Speakers said the increases could be prohibitive for those on fixed incomes.

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Advocates Celebrate Maryland Same-Sex Marriage Bill Signing

The mood was celebratory among gay rights advocates in Maryland after the state's same-sex marriage bill was signed into law Thursday.