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Polls Open For Arlington County Board Seat

Arlington voters are headed to the polls for a special election.
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The Impacts Of The High School Dropout Crisis

The economic prospects of the District could be greatly increased if more of its students graduated from high school, studies show. To help address the dropout problem, several schools in the city are working to give dropouts a second -- and maybe their last -- chance at graduation.

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Trayvon Martin Protest Planned For Department Of Justice

The next protest in support of Trayvon Martin is scheduled for this afternoon outside the U.S. Department of Justice in D.C. Protesters want DOJ to file federal charges against George Zimmerman, the man who killed Martin as he walked unarmed last month in Florida.

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Amid Wealth, Arlington Struggles With Rise In Poverty

Members of the Arlington County Board are struggling to cope with the rising number of people who live below the poverty line in the county.
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Tea Partiers Rally At Supreme Court Over Health Care

Members of the Tea Party rallied on Capitol Hill this weekend in opposition to Obama's signature health care law.
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Trayvon Martin Supporters Protest At Freedom Plaza

Hundreds of protesters rallied in Freedom Plaza Saturday in honor of the Florida teen who was shot and killed last February.
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Maryland House Passes Budget, With Tax Hikes

Maryland's House of Delegates passed a budget on Friday, despite staunch Republican objections to hikes in income and "flush" taxes.

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Metro Taking Steps To Make Women Feel Safer

Train malfunctions aren't the only safety concern on the Metro -- many women report being unsatisfied by the police presence in the system, which hasn't helped stymie cases of sexual harassment and assault.

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Camera Live-Streams Baby Eagles From Richmond

A camera trained on a bald eagle's nest in Richmond live-streamed the hatching of two bald eagle chicks last weekend while the world watched. 

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