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Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 7:52 PM
      

Stay Granted in D.C. Gun Ban Case

A federal judge granted the District of Columbia's request to stay his decision on overturning the city's ban on carrying handguns. Last weekend, a federal judge ruled the city's ban on carrying handguns... Read »

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 11:20 PM

Federal Court Strikes Down Va. Gay Marriage Ban

Federal Court Strikes Down Va. Gay Marriage Ban

A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban, ruling the state's laws "impermissibly infringe on its citizens' fundamental right to marry." A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S.... Read »

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 4:11 PM
House and Senate Reach VA Deal

House and Senate Reach VA Deal

Carrie Dann has details about a $15 billion deal to reform the VA that will be unveiled Monday.You can also hear about about Sarah Palin's new channel. Watch »

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 10:15 PM
      

Jury Selected in McDonnell Corruption Trial

A jury has been selected in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. Read »

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 3:43 PM
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O'Malley, Clergy Meet on Helping Border Children

O'Malley, Clergy Meet on Helping Border Children

Clergy members met with Gov. Martin O'Malley on Monday for the second time in a week to discuss plans to find shelter with Maryland families for unaccompanied children who have been crossing the border from... Read »

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 6:19 PM
      

Boom Times: A News4 Special Report

It's impossible to miss the construction cranes that sprout, as many as 50 at a time, over the District of Columbia. While much of the country continues to fight its way out of recession, in D.C. residential and... Read »

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 at 12:17 AM
      

Warner, Gillespie Trade Jabs in Senate Debate

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie had a heated exchange over women's health issues Saturday during their first debate, with Warner accusing Gillespie of wanting to "ban... Read »

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 3:10 PM
[DC] 3 Central American Presidents Meet Over Border Crisis

[DC] 3 Central American Presidents Meet Over Border Crisis

The White House is considering refugee status for some children trying to escape drug violence in their home countries. Watch »

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 at 6:58 AM

Va. Gov. McAuliffe to Tour Tornado Damage

Va. Gov. McAuliffe to Tour Tornado Damage

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will tour a campground on the Eastern Shore where two people were killed and dozens were injured after a tornado hit. Read »

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 at 3:36 PM

House Republican Suggests Returning D.C. to Md.

House Republican Suggests Returning D.C. to Md.

"...[Y]ou'd have to be high to think that Congress or anyone else is going to support making the District of Columbia the 51st state," said Rep. John Mica of Florida. Read »

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