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  • Authority says Silver Line is nearing completion

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — The authority overseeing the Silver Line Metrorail extension through Tysons Corner to Reston says work on the $3 billion project is belatedly nearing completion. Officials still do not have a projected opening date, but some public officials are hopeful the line will open...

  • Ex-background investigator pleads guilty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former background investigator who did work under contract for the Office of Personnel Management has pleaded guilty to falsifying his work. Thirty-four-year-old Brian Rapier of Sumter, S.C., entered the plea Thursday in federal court in Washington. He has agreed to pay...

  • Swim coach charged with sexually abusing minor

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police have arrested a swim coach they say committed sex offenses against an underage girl he was coaching. Fifty-two-year-old Christopher Huott of Fulton was arrested Thursday. He is charged with sex offenses and child abuse and is being held on...

  • Md. installs nesting platform for osprey

    SANDY POINT, Md. (AP) — Maryland transportation officials have installed a nesting platform for a persistent osprey who built nests that blocked traffic cameras by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Maryland Transportation Authority spokesman Tamory Winfield says crews installed a platform Thursday...

  • VIDEO: Democrats lash out at big spenders, big polluters

    Environmental advocates on Capitol Hill are lashing out at the Koch Brothers' influence on American politics, accusing the conservative duo of being polluters and calling for limits on their power.   Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., explains, "The congress has been dominated and influenced too...

  • Md. flags flown half-staff to honor 2

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's flag is flying at half-staff over the State House and at all Maryland Department of Natural Resources facilities to honor a former DNR secretary who died. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley ordered the flag flown at half-staff Thursday and Friday from sunrise to...

  • Ex-Marine sentenced to die in sailor's slaying

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal jury has sentenced an ex-Marine to death for murdering a fellow service member in 2009, one among a series of violent, sexually motivated attacks he committed over the years. Twenty-five-year-old Jorge Torrez of Zion, Ill., is the first person since 2007 to be...

  • Man convicted in fatal Hagerstown, Md., stabbing

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Hagerstown man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a teenager in the downtown business district last October. Twenty-one-year-old Shakeem Miles was convicted in Washington County Circuit Court after entering an Alford plea Thursday in...

  • Poll: Majority oppose Va. Medicaid expansion

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new poll shows that the majority of Virginians oppose a plan favored by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to use federal Medicaid funds to provide health insurance to low-income residents. A poll from Christopher Newport University's Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy poll...

  • Fire officials: Man dies in Germantown blaze

    GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County officials say a 65-year-old man has died in a fire at a Germantown home. Fire and Rescue officials say the fire was reported Thursday morning at the home on Jamieson Place after a man driving in the area spotted smoke. When police and firefighters...

  • US Archives to host jazz series through August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives is launching a new series of programs focused on jazz, featuring concerts, discussions, film screenings and special events. The new series "Jazz at the National Archives" opens Thursday and runs through August. The opening discussion Thursday evening...

  • Officials seek grant for Richmond rapid bus system

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State and local governments are applying for a federal grant to pay for a new 7.5-mile rapid bus transit system in Richmond. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Thursday it was seeking federal help to pay for the $49.8 million proposal. The envisioned rapid bus line...

  • Dog alerts customs officers to undeclared cash

    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Officials say a detection dog at Washington Dulles International Airport alerted them to a large amount of undeclared cash a traveler was carrying. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say a U.S. citizen arriving from Qatar declared $8,000 on Monday when he...

  • Basilica marks Pope John Paul II's Baltimore visit

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A new exhibit commemorating Pope John Paul II's visit to Baltimore in 1995 is opening at the basilica's museum. The exhibit opening Thursday honors the canonization of John Paul II this Sunday. The exhibit is free of charge. It includes photographs and memorabilia from the...

  • 'Voice' winner to perform for Memorial Day in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2013 winner of TV's "The Voice" will perform at this year's National Memorial Day Concert on the Capitol lawn in Washington. Organizers are announcing plans Thursday for the Memorial Day festivities on May 25. The lineup this year includes Colin Powell along with...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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