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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 »

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 6:09 PM

Va. Gov. Suffers 7 Broken Ribs in Fall From Horse

Va. Gov. Suffers 7 Broken Ribs in Fall From Horse

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe is recovering from injuries he received after being thrown from a horse while on a family trip to Africa, several media outlets are reporting. Read »

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 12:34 PM

D.C. Peace Walk, Parade Honor King's Legacy

Thousands of people will observe the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with events across the D.C. metro area Monday. Read »

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 6:11 PM

The Week Ahead: State of the Union Edition

The Week Ahead: State of the Union Edition

Key themes of the President's State of the Union address, a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, the lowdown on Cuba -- and look who climbed El Capitan? Read »

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 4:12 PM

O'Malley to Join Johns Hopkins

O'Malley to Join Johns Hopkins

Outgoing Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will join the Johns Hopkins University business school as a visiting faculty member. Read »

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 9:48 PM

Barry's Son to Continue Campaign After Outburst at Bank

Barry's Son to Continue Campaign After Outburst at Bank

Christopher Barry, the son of former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry is pledging to continue his campaign for the D.C. Council following an incident at a bank that attracted police attention. Read »

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 9:19 PM

Md. Gov.-Elect Hogan Names Budget Secretary

Md. Gov.-Elect Hogan Names Budget Secretary

Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan named former state Sen. David Brinkley to be his budget secretary on Thursday. Read »

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