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  • 3 hurt at Six Flags America as park lets out

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A fire department spokesman says three people were injured at Six Flags America during the first night of its Halloween event, Fright Fest. Prince George's County fire spokesman Mark Brady says officials were called in to handle a large crowd leaving the park around...

  • Woman dead after crash in Frederick County

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Officials say a woman is dead after being hit by a car in Frederick County. The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says its members were called around 6:30 a.m. Sunday to the scene of the crash on Route 194 in the area of Route 550. The sheriff's office says the crash...

  • Manassas City Council considers reopening lake

    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — The Manassas City Council is considering reopening Lake Manassas to the public for fishing and boating. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1rtQDG4 ) reports lawmakers voted Tuesday to have staff members look at options for opening the lake for recreation. Staff is expected...

  • 2 injured when van hits trooper's car on Beltway

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Authorities say two people were injured in a crash involving a Maryland State Police car on the Capital Beltway in Prince George's County. Maryland State Police say it happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday near Suitland Road. Authorities say the trooper's car was stopped...

  • 8 entries added to Va. Landmarks Registry

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The first dormitory built at Virginia Tech is among the eight new listings to the Virginia Landmarks Registry. Other freshly minted listings include a Unitarian Universalist Church in Arlington designed by modernist architect Charles M. Goodman, an early to mid-19th century...

  • Va. mom charged with kidnapping her 3 children

    NORTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman faces charges of kidnapping her three children. The Wise County Sheriff's Office tells media outlets that 50-year-old Lisa Cantrell of Pound was found with the children in West Virginia on Saturday. She is being held at the South Central Regional Jail in...

  • AAA: Md. drivers paying $3.32 per gallon

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Motorists in Maryland are paying an average of $3.32 per gallon of regular unleaded gas, the same as a week ago. AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas remained unchanged. The price of gas in the state is 2...

  • Top things to know about new laws in Maryland

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Some of the high-profile new laws approved in Maryland this year will take effect on Wednesday. Here are some of the most prominent. MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION The possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana will be a civil offense rather than a criminal one. Civil...

  • St. Francis routs Virginia Lynchburg 80-0

    LORETTO, Pa. (AP) — Khairi Dickson ran 10 times for 157 yards and three touchdowns and Marcus Bagley ran for three more scores Saturday and St. Francis (Pa.) routed Virginia University of Lynchburg 80-0. Dickson, the NCAA leader in rushing yards entering the game, scored on a 52-yard run on St....

  • Man charged in bouncer's slaying at Baltimore club

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say the man accused in the fatal stabbing of a bouncer at a popular music venue got involved in a fight after two bouncers threw another person out of the club. Thirty-five-year-old Thomas Malenski was fatally stabbed early Friday morning outside the Ottobar,...

  • VIDEO: Ken Burns discusses Roosevelt family documentary

    Filmmaker Ken Burns discusses his new PBS documentary series "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon. The seven-part, 14-hour film began Sept. 14th and covers the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to...

  • VIDEO: Nader, Norquist seek common ground at luncheon

    Consumer advocate Ralph Nader and anti-tax activist Grover Norquist spoke on issues where the left and right can come together at a National Press Club luncheon on Sept. 4, 2014.



From the Weekly Standard

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    The new Quinnipiac poll of the New Jersey Senate contest shows Jeff Bell only 11 points down to Cory Booker, 51 to 40 percent, among likely voters. It goes without saying that a race can move a...

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  • Ancient to Modern

    “Chemistry and Physics Get Million from Loeb,” blared the Har vard Crimson headline. “Funds will modernize laboratory facilities and establish chemistry chairs.” The donor: scientist Morris...

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  • 60 Percent of Voters Want Obamacare to Be Repealed

    A new poll finds that three-fifths of likely voters support the repeal of Obamacare.  A large plurality — 44 percent — wants to see Obamacare repealed and replaced with a conservative...

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