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  • Ad hits Landrieu over D.C. ties

    American Crossroads juxtaposes footage of daily life in Louisiana from one of the Landrieu campaign's own ads with footage of local leaders in Washington praising her work helping the city.

  • Water main break closes 1 Metro entrance in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A water main break has closed one entrance to the Farragut North metro station in downtown Washington. A Metro spokesman says the Connecticut Avenue entrance was closed Tuesday morning due to the water main break. The other two Farragut North entrances were open. Metro says...

  • Chris Brown due back in DC court for plea hearing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown is expected to appear in a District of Columbia court for what would be a third attempt at a plea deal to resolve an assault case. According to court filings, Brown is scheduled to appear in D.C. Superior Court on Tuesday at 9 a.m. A hearing originally...

  • 1st day of classes brings changes for Va. schools

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — About 400,000 Virginia students are heading back to school in the Washington area and will find some changes this year. In Fairfax County, one of the biggest changes is the elimination of early release Mondays for elementary students. That will provide more instructional...

  • Hiker killed when boulder falls on him on island

    POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say a man hiking on an island in the Potomac River was killed when a boulder fell on him. It happened about 4:40 p.m. Sunday on Offutt Island, which is downstream from Great Falls. Officers say 25-year-old Rian Khalder of Silver Spring was hiking...

  • 2 killed, 1 hurt in Gaithersburg car crash

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County Police say two men were killed and a third was hurt when their SUV hit a tree in Gaithersburg. It happened about 4:30 a.m. Sunday on Woodfield Road. Police say an SUV driven by 32-year-old Thomas Christopher Collier of Gaithersburg was traveling south...

  • DC mayoral candidates must overcome voter apathy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On Nov. 4, District of Columbia residents will elect the seventh mayor in the city's history — at least, a few of them will. Seeking to lead a local government that's been tainted by corruption and still operates under the thumb of Congress, the candidates for the city's...

  • 5 things to know about DC mayoral race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia residents will elect the seventh mayor in the history of District self-rule in November. Here are five things to know about the election: 1. DEMOCRATIC DOMINANCE: Seventy-six percent of registered voters in the District are Democrats, but even that number...

  • Teen killed in Olney crash, 2 others injured

    OLNEY, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County police say one teenager has died and two others are seriously injured after a crash in Olney. The teens were driving on Hines Road early Saturday morning when the car struck a tree, hit a light pole and telephone box and flipped over before stopping. Police...

  • Man's body found along Anacostia River trail

    COTTAGE CITY, Md. (AP) — Police are investigating the discovery of a man's body along the Anacostia River trail in Cottage City. Lt. Brian Waters, a spokesman for the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, says the man appeared to have suffered from trauma to the upper body. The body was...

  • Symphony moves free concert to Kennedy Center

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Symphony Orchestra is moving its annual Labor Day weekend concert inside to the Kennedy Center due to the weather, instead of performing on the Capitol lawn. The orchestra will perform Sunday evening at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The concert is still free to...

  • Person struck by Metro train at Mt. Vernon Square

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says a person was struck by a train at the Mount Vernon Square station in downtown Washington. A Metro official says it appears the person was intentionally in the way of the train. The person was not immediately identified. Trains on the green and yellow lines bypassed...

  • Man's body found in Shady Grove Metro garage

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Metro Transit Police officers have discovered a man's body in the parking garage at the Shady Grove Metro station. The man was found dead shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday in a stairwell of the mostly empty garage. A Metro spokeswoman says the initial investigation suggests the...

  • Small fires force DC hotel guests to evacuate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guests at a large Washington hotel were forced to evacuate their rooms overnight and wait in ballrooms and lobbies due to a series of small fires. Guests say they were told to leave their rooms at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel about 1 a.m. Saturday during the annual...

  • Falls Church boy arrested for assaulting girl, 8

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy has been arrested for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Falls Church. Police say the victim told authorities Friday that she was assaulted twice by the same teenager. The first time, the teenager was interrupted by an adult, and ran away. But...



From the Weekly Standard

  • McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • Repeal Obamacare, Don’t ‘Reform’ It

    Slowly but surely, the anti-repeal wing of the Republican party is starting to reassert itself.  The latest effort comes from Lanhee Chen, who was the top policy advisor on the Mitt Romney...

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