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Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 at 8:06 PM

Marion C. Barry Turns Himself in After Outburst at Bank

Marion C. Barry Turns Himself in After Outburst at Bank

The son of the late Marion Barry turned himself in Wednesday to face charges stemming from an angry outburst at a local bank. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 at 10:40 PM

Hogan Sworn in as Maryland's 62nd Governor

Hogan Sworn in as Maryland's 62nd Governor

Republican Larry Hogan has been sworn in as Maryland's 62nd governor. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 8:16 PM

Outgoing Md. Gov. O'Malley Officially Commutes Death Sentences

Outgoing Md. Gov. O'Malley Officially Commutes Death Sentences

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley officially commuted the death sentences of four inmates who had been sentenced to die before Maryland banned capital punishment in 2013. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 8:12 PM

Va. Senate Defeats Bill to Deny Immigrants In-State Tuition

Va. Senate Defeats Bill to Deny Immigrants In-State Tuition

An effort to deny in-state college tuition rates to some immigrants has been narrowly defeated in the Virginia Senate. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 1:21 PM

Appeals Court to Hear Arguments on Md. Gun-Control Law

Appeals Court to Hear Arguments on Md. Gun-Control Law

A federal appeals court has set oral arguments over the constitutionality of a Maryland law banning 45 assault weapons and gun magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 6:06 AM

Obama Aims to Influence 2016 Debate in SOTU

Obama Aims to Influence 2016 Debate in SOTU

President Barack Obama will outline a plan to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans while offering broad economic benefits to the middle class in his nationally televised State of the Union address Tuesday, a... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 3:51 PM

Christopher Barry to Turn Himself in Over Outburst at Bank

Christopher Barry to Turn Himself in Over Outburst at Bank

The son of the late Marion Barry is expected to turn himself in as early as Tuesday to face charges stemming from an angry outburst at a local bank. Read »

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 9:34 PM

Va. Lawmakers to Discuss Drug Overdose Good Samaritan Bill

The Virginia attorney general and a Fairfax County father are coming together to urge lawmakers to attack the growing epidemic of heroin and opioid drug overdoses. Read »

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 5:18 PM

Gun Control Advocates, Opponents Square Off in Richmond

Gun Control Advocates, Opponents Square Off in Richmond

Advocates and opponents of gun control held dueling demonstrations at the Virginia Capitol on Monday as the perennial debate over the hot-button topic began anew. Read »

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 4:55 PM

Va. Lawmakers Report Fewer Gifts in Wake of McDonnell Trial

Va. Lawmakers Report Fewer Gifts in Wake of McDonnell Trial

Virginia lawmakers are receiving fewer gifts in the wake of former Gov. Bob McDonnell's prosecution on corruption charges. Read »

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