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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • '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...

  • National Zoo rethinking security after shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo's director says he's rethinking security plans after a shooting near the popular destination. Police say two 18-year-old men were shot blocks from the zoo after its annual Easter Monday family event, but their injuries were not thought to be life...

  • WV judge orders Severance extradited to Va.

    WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A man wanted for questioning in relation to three unsolved slayings in Alexandria, Va., in the past decade should be extradited to Virginia on an unrelated weapons charge, a West Virginia judge ruled Wednesday. Charles Severance, 53, has been held in Wheeling since his...

  • In richest U.S. county, 31 percent work for government

    Those who live in this nation's richest county and those who live its poorest have an important thing in common: a disproportionate dependence on government.

  • Police: Parakeets, eggs stolen from Manassas home

    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Police say 13 parakeets and six parakeet eggs have been stolen from a Manassas home. The theft last week is the second parakeet theft in the city in recent months. Police say two parakeets were stolen from another home in December. Manassas police spokeswoman Adrienne...

  • Woman pleads guilty to $144K theft from nonprofit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a 34-year-old Maryland woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $144,000 from an education nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., where she worked in accounting. Tabitha Harley-Williams of Upper Marlboro, Md., pleaded guilty Tuesday to interstate...

  • DC plans public meeting on MLK library renovation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Architects and library officials want to hear from the public about what they would like to see in a major renovation of the central Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in downtown Washington. The library is holding a public meeting Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the central...

  • Twilight Tattoo showcases US military pageantry

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Soldiers from a half-dozen ceremonial Army units in Washington are polishing their moves in preparation for another season of musical extravaganzas highlighting the history of the U.S. military. News media get a sneak peak Wednesday at this year's Twilight Tattoo at Joint...



From the Weekly Standard

  • The Closing of the Academic Mind

    From Brandeis on the Atlantic to Azusa on the Pacific, an iron curtain has descended across academia. Behind that line lie all the classrooms of the ancient schools of America. Wesleyan, Brown,...

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  • Why Not an Open Convention?

    When the Republican National Committee adopted a new primary calendar in January, few people fully thought through the impact. Successfully and necessarily fighting the last war, Chairman Reince...

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  • NATO Is Still the Answer

    The continuing Ukraine crisis raises both a critical “what if?” question and a pressing policy issue. What if, in April 2008, the Europeans had not rejected President Bush’s proposal to...

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