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  • Virginia students make gains on revised math SOLs

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Student performance improved on Virginia's more rigorous mathematics tests last school year and pass rates were relatively flat on revised English, history and science tests, state education officials said Wednesday. Over the past few years, officials have revised the...

  • Va. man, 18, dies swimming in Ocean City, Md.

    OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Ocean City officials are reminding visitors about risky surf conditions after an 18-year-old Virginia man apparently drowned in the Atlantic Ocean. A city spokeswoman identified the victim Wednesday as Jose Maudiel Hernandez of Manassas, Virginia. Beach Patrol Lt. Wade...

  • Toddler dies in northern Va. pool incident

    WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Prince William County police say they're investigating the apparently accidental drowning of a 20-month-old girl in a family swimming pool in Woodbridge. Police said Wednesday that officers were called Tuesday afternoon to the home on Ohio Ave. They found Nichole Moran...

  • Boy, 15, dies after stabbing in Dundalk, Md.

    DUNDALK, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police say a 15-year-old boy is dead and another boy of the same age will be charged as an adult in his stabbing. Police said Wednesday that Timothy Michael Hall was stabbed once during an argument Monday night in Dundalk. They say he later died at Johns...

  • DC police chief likes her military equipment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia police chief is urging President Barack Obama not to cancel a program enabling local law enforcement agencies to buy surplus military equipment at big discounts. Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier told WUSA-TV (http://on.wusa9.com/VQuiqt ) Tuesday...

  • Purple Line suit seeks to protect rare creatures

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A trail group in Bethesda, Maryland, is suing the U.S. Transportation Department, alleging a planned light-rail route through some Washington suburbs would harm two rare, shrimplike creatures. The Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail and two residents of Chevy Chase,...

  • Public funding gives Hogan lead in campaign cash

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan has more than three times as much campaign cash on hand than his Democratic rival, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown — but it's an edge that's almost certain to evaporate. That's because Hogan is relying on public campaign financing, which gave...

  • AAA projects increase in Labor Day travel in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More Virginians are expected to travel this Labor Day weekend, reaching a new post-recession high for the state. AAA Mid-Atlantic says that the number of people taking a trip at least 50 miles away from home is anticipated to increase slightly this year. That's more than...

  • Dominion awards $1.3M in education grants

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Resources' charitable arm is awarding more than $1.3 million in grants to schools and educational institutions in nine states and Washington. The Richmond-based energy provider says more than 100 schools and educational institutions have been chosen for the grants...

  • Ethan Saylor's mom endorses sheriff's opponent

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The mother of a man with Down syndrome who died in the custody of three off-duty deputies is joining a campaign to oust the Frederick County sheriff. Democratic nominee Karl Bickel says Patti Saylor's endorsement on Wednesday demonstrates their shared commitment to making...

  • Rep. Delaney to host panel on women in workforce

    GERMANTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland Rep. John Delaney is hosting a panel discussion on the challenges facing women in the workforce. The panel is scheduled for Wednesday in Germantown at Montgomery College. The discussion is expected to cover issues including pay equity, managing work and child...

  • Brown reports raising $1.5M in bid for governor

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown reports raising about $1.5 million dollars in the latest reporting period in his run for governor of Maryland. Brown, a Democrat, reported Tuesday that his campaign has more than $760,000 cash on hand. Brown's campaign also noted that the Maryland...

  • Baltimore's first casino opens its doors

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore celebrated the opening of the city's first casino as crowds lined the block and packed into the parking garage, eager to try their luck. Horseshoe Baltimore is the last of five casinos to open in Maryland after lawmakers legalized gambling in the state. Before the...

  • Former Naval Academy dairy farm to be organic

    GAMBRILLS, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County officials say the current tenants of the former Naval Academy dairy farm will resume organic operation of the property. County Executive Laura Neuman said Tuesday that the county will award a 5-year-old lease on the Gambrills farm to Maryland Sunrise...

  • DC prosecutors defer to judge in corruption case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say they won't oppose a light sentence for a former District of Columbia Council candidate who lied about his campaign financing. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/1vLlEXt ) reports that prosecutors say they will defer to Judge Anita Josey-Herring at Jeff Smith's...



From the Weekly Standard

  • GOP Establishment Senses Opportunity in New Jersey

    Do Washington Republicans smell blood in New Jersey? The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the GOP's Senate campaign apparatus, issued a press release Wednesday knocking New Jersey's...

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  • Nobody’s Fault

    All of a sudden, people have noticed that we are in trouble, and many are saying it isn’t the president’s fault. All the bad news, from Iraq to Ukraine, from Libya and Syria to the Mexican border,...

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  • A Privileged Press?

    After nearly four years of procedural delay, the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling is set to open shortly. Sterling was indicted at the end of 2010 for leaking information about a...

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