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Metro Seeks Public Opinion on Search for General Manager

Metro’s board of directors wants to hear from the public about the qualities the transit agency needs in a new general manager.

04/09/2015

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Cherry Blossoms to Hit Peak Bloom for Parade, Festival Crowd

Washington’s famous cherry blossoms are set to hit peak bloom this weekend as the National Cherry Blossom Festival draws big crowds for its annual parade and Japanese street festival.

04/09/2015

Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell at his public corruption trial. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Ex-Va. Governor: Favors Were Routine Courtesies, Not Bribery

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says in court papers that the favors he did for a wealthy businessman were routine courtesies and not part of a bribery scheme.

04/08/2015

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Expert: Aging Infrastructure Could Make Huge Power Outages More Prevalent

An aging energy infrastructure and workforce could mean that widespread power outages like Tuesday’s, which affected the White House, the Capitol and thousands of other customers throughout Maryland and D.C., could become more and more prevalent.

04/08/2015

Fans relax before start of a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles on May 30, 2013 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Md. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Time To Revisit the Fandom Map Showing Geographical Divide Between Nats And O’s Fans

It’s a question that’s been debated since professional baseball returned to the nation’s capital in 2005: Where’s the geographical divide between Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles fans?

04/08/2015

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Opponents of W.Va.-NC-Va. Gas Pipeline to Press McAuliffe

Opponents of a proposed natural gas pipeline through Virginia are pressing Gov. Terry McAuliffe to join forces with them.

04/07/2015

Mugshot of Charles S. Severance. (credit: West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority)

Charles Severance Found Competent to Stand Trial in Alexandria Killings

A judge has found a Virginia man competent to stand trial in the shooting deaths of three Alexandria residents over a 10-year span.

04/07/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 07:  The Maya Angelou Forever Stamp is seen at the Maya Angelou Forever Stamp Dedicationat at the Warner Theatre on April 7, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

USPS Uses Quote from Another Author on Maya Angelou Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a new limited edition “Forever” stamp honoring the late poet, author and civil rights champion Maya Angelou.

04/07/2015

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Va. AG Files Brief in Support of Obama Immigration Plan

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of the government’s bid to end a judge’s roadblock of the Obama administration’s immigration plan.

04/06/2015

Smoke filled the L'Enfant Plaza station during the rush hour on Jan. 12, 2015. The station was temporarily closed after the station with smoke. One person died as several were injured as a result of the incident. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Investigators Examining Similar Incident in Metro Probe

Federal investigators are looking at a similar incident that happened in February as they try to pin down the cause of an electrical malfunction on Washington’s subway system that led to one death.

04/06/2015