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Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 5:34 AM

Maryland Lawmakers File 'End of Life Options' Bill

Maryland Lawmakers File 'End of Life Options' Bill

Supporters of allowing terminally ill patients in unbearable pain to end their lives by self-ingesting doctor-prescribed drugs said Wednesday they hope to pass legislation in Maryland this year now that... Read »

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 at 12:11 PM

Voter Fraud in DC, Maryland or Virginia? What Officials Say

Elections officials in D.C., Maryland and Virginia repeated on Wednesday that claims of voter fraud are unfounded and that multiple systems are in place to detect irregularities. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 11:18 PM

Bowser: White House Website Does 'Disservice' to DC Police

According to the Metropolitan Police Department, violent crimes dropped 10 percent in 2016 and the homicide rate fell 17 percent. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Virginia Legislators Seek to Curb Distracted Driving

A coalition of Democrats and Republicans called Tuesday for new laws to discourage Virginia motorists from using their cellphones while driving.  The legislators unveiled several bills targeting... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 at 2:14 PM

VA House Passes Armed School Security Guards Bill

VA House Passes Armed School Security Guards Bill

The GOP-controlled Virginia House of Delegates has passed a bill that would allow retired police officers to carry guns while working as school security guards. Read »

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 4:40 PM

Cardin Opposes Tillerson for Secretary of State

Cardin Opposes Tillerson for Secretary of State

The top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee says he can't support President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state. Read »

Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 at 12:18 AM

From Protests to Pomp: Dramatic Moments of Inauguration Day

It's been a busy day in D.C. during a transfer of power that -- no matter where you sit on the political spectrum -- is getting everyone talking. Read »

Monday, Jan 23, 2017 at 9:40 PM

Metro to Run Extra Trains Friday for March for Life

Metro to Run Extra Trains Friday for March for Life

Metro plans to add extra midday rail service for Friday's March for Life rally, officials announced Monday. Read »

Friday, Jan 20, 2017 at 11:52 AM

3 D.C. Council Members, Mayor to Watch Parade

3 D.C. Council Members, Mayor to Watch Parade

Only three of the District of Columbia's 13 council members plan to view the presidential inauguration from the Wilson Building. Read »

Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 at 11:24 AM

McAuliffe, Northam to Attend Women's March

McAuliffe, Northam to Attend Women's March

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he will march with a leading abortion-rights advocate at a rally the day after President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration. Read »

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