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  • Judge: Students, staff can oppose Corcoran merger

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine current students, faculty and staff members can argue against the proposed merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the nation's oldest museums, and its college with two larger institutions in Washington, a judge ruled Monday. District of Columbia Superior Court...

  • Man charged in fatal December shooting in Odenton

    ODENTON, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County police have charged a man in the fatal shooting of a teenager in his home in Odenton. Twenty-year-old Bashunn Phillips of Gambrills was charged Friday and charged with first- and second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Shar-Ron Mason. Police...

  • Va. records best oyster harvest since 1987

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is marking its largest oyster harvest in more than 25 years. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Monday that the state's oyster harvest jumped 25 percent last year to the highest seen since 1987. Over the past 12 years, Virginia's oyster harvest has increased from...

  • President Obama on statehood for DC: 'I'm for it'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he supports statehood for the nation's capital. Obama was asked Monday about the prospect of the District of Columbia becoming the 51st state during a town hall at a city school. The president said, "I'm for it," adding that he has been "for...

  • Advisory firm CEB to keep its HQ in Arlington, Va.

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Corporate advisory firm CEB is keeping its global headquarters in Rosslyn, and expects to add 800 new jobs in coming years. State and local officials announced Monday that CEB, formerly known as the Corporate Executive Board, is moving to a new location in Rosslyn after...

  • Group seeks full disclosure of drilling chemicals

    CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A group of doctors is demanding full public disclosure of chemicals that would be used to drill for natural gas by hydraulic fracturing in western Maryland. The Cumberland Times-News (http://bit.ly/Un0SQ7 ) reported Monday that the Chesapeake Physicians for Social...

  • Man exonerated in DC rape and slaying

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A District of Columbia judge has declared that a 50-year-old man is innocent of a 1982 rape and slaying that put him in prison for 25 years. Kevin Martin was issued a certificate of actual innocence on Monday following a more than 12-year effort to clear his name. Martin...

  • Va. House GOP seeks 2 new veteran nursing homes

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Republicans want to prioritize funding for two new nursing homes for veterans with money originally meant to renovate the state Capitol complex. House Majority Leader Kirk Cox introduced legislation Monday to spend $57 million originally earmarked for a...

  • Simulated service begins on Metro's Silver Line

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro is simulating service on its new Silver Line, with just five days left before it opens to rail commuters. Metro began running Silver Line test trains on 11 miles of new track Sunday. The agency says riders on some other routes should expect delays this week, especially...

  • 9 townhouses damaged in northern Virginia fire

    BRISTOW, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Prince William County say nine townhouses were damaged in a fire that left four of the units uninhabitable. The county's fire-and-rescue department says it took 50 firefighters to extinguish the blaze early Sunday morning in the 9200 block of Dawkins Crest...

  • VIDEO: Rick Snyder, Mark Schauer locked at 40 percent in Michigan

    Republican incumbent Governor Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer are tied at 40 percent in Michigan's gubernatorial race.

  • VIDEO: Hobby Lobby decision a 'win-win,' expert says

    Religious liberty expert Douglas Laycock says, despite the partisan rhetoric, Monday’s Hobby Lobby decision found a “win-win solution” for both sides.

  • VIDEO: Senator Patrick Leahy pushes Bill of Rights for digital world

    Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is calling for a Bill of Rights for the Internet in the hopes of keeping net neutrality in place.

  • VIDEO --- WEX Backstory: Washington's response to border security

    White House Correspondent Brian Hughes discusses Washington's disjointed response as thousands of unaccompanied minors from Mexico and Central America face detention along along the US-Mexican border.

  • VIDEO: House sees more work ahead on Medicare fraud

    House lawmakers say some fraudulent Medicare providers are slipping through the cracks.



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