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Think Pink: New Breed Of Cherry Blossom Marks 100th Anniversary

The National Arboretum has created a new, pinker breed of cherry blossom for the 100th anniversary of the trees being planted in Washington.

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Suicide Rates In Montgomery County Below Average

It's not only the usual list of things for a county to be proud of, but Montgomery County has the distinction of having an especially low suicide rate compared to the national average, though awareness could improve.

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Prince George's County Cracks Down On Illegal Drag Racing

Four years after a deadly drag-racing crash, Prince George's County officials say new rules have been slowing down aggressive drivers.
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Washingtonians In Startup-Land: In The Trenches At The Fort

Washington, D.C. isn't known as a mecca for tech startups, but if the folks at The Fort have their way, that soon will change.
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Trayvon Martin Supporters Plan D.C. Rally Saturday

The death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has sparked a federal investigation and protests, including one planned in downtown D.C.
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D.C. Mayor Calls For Campaign Finance Reform

Amid an ongoing investigation into his and other D.C. officials' campaign finances, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is calling for reforms to the way campaigns are funded.

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Maryland Principal Accused Of Bullying Students, Teachers

In a strange twist on a typical education story -- it's the principal at a Montgomery County school who is being accused of bullying, according to a lawsuit filed by several teachers.

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Analysis: No. 2 Seed Lady Terps Eye Sweet 16

The only area team still in the midst of March Madness is the ladies of University of Maryland. Washington Post sports columnist Gene Wang talks about their chances against the defending champs on Sunday.

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Maryland Considering Gas Tax Alternatives

A Republican proposal in Maryland's state senate would localize a gas tax, so that only commuters in counties that directly benefit from mass transit would pay more at the pumps.

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Is Charm-ville A 'Silly' Name For Old Town Alexandria?

Alexandria is considering launching an advertising campaign to try and coin the nickname "Charm-ville" in its tourism advertisements.

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