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  • 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...

  • Va. Tech institute receives 2 federal contracts

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The federal government has awarded two contracts potentially worth $55 million to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Virginia Tech said Monday that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration awarded a contract to further study commercial truck driver...

  • Md. gun law supporter says it's working

    BALTIMORE (AP) — With a federal court hearing looming, a supporter of Maryland's 2013 gun-control law says there are early indications it's helping to reduce fatal shootings. The Daily Record (http://bit.ly/1qWNn4D) reported in its Monday edition that overall gun deaths in Maryland fell 24...

  • James River body found near where man disappeared

    JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a body found in the James River near the area where a boater disappeared over the weekend. Laurie Naismith with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission tells media outlets that a jet skier found the body Sunday evening near the...

  • Md. hiker taken to hospital after snake bite

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick County authorities say a hiker is under medical observation after he was bitten by a snake at Cunningham Falls State Park near Thurmont. Fire and Rescue Services Lt. George Thomas tells the Frederick News-Post (http://bit.ly/1u7iNuQ ) that the man called 911 at...

  • Man's body found in New River in Radford

    RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Radford police are investigating the death of a Pulaski man whose body was found in the New River. Police identified the victim as 41-year-old Kelly Floyd Marshall. Police tell media outlets that Marshall's body was found Sunday evening west of a train trestle that...

  • Va. Beach provides online video of bridge project

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach residents and commuters can watch the progress of a bridge replacement project online. The city has installed a time-lapse camera that shows construction of the new $78 million Lesner Bridge over the Lynnhaven Inlet. Media outlets report that the...

  • 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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