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Judge Overturns $55,000 Fine Given To Va. Tech For 2007 Massacre Warnings

Virginia Tech received a measure of vindication for its handling of a 2007 campus massacre that left 33 people dead when a judge ruled that federal education officials were wrong to conclude the university’s response to the tragedy violated federal law.


(L-R) District of Columbia Councilmember Harry Thomas, former mayor and Councilmember Marion Barry, Mayor Vincent Gray and Council Chairman Kwame Brown.

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Grand Jury Subpoenas D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown

D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown has now received a federal grand jury subpoena for records related to contributions by a prominent political donor.


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Judge Orders D.C. Police To Release Documents Related To Policies And Procedures

A District of Columbia judge has ordered the release of documents related to police policies and procedures that the department sought to have concealed.


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Maryland Senate Approves Higher Taxes For The Wealthy

The Maryland Senate on Wednesday approved an amendment to state budget legislation to squeeze extra tax money out of people who make more than $500,000 a year.


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Va. Redistricting Gets Justice Department Approval

The U.S. Justice Department has given approval to Virginia’s congressional redistricting plan.


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Senators Want More Info On Maryland Housing Agency Move

The Maryland Senate approved a state budget change to withhold $500,000 from a state agency — unless it provides more information about Gov. O’Malley’s proposal to relocate a housing department.


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Gay Marriage Opponents Begin Collecting Signatures In Maryland

Opponents of a measure that gives gay couples the right to marry in Maryland have officially begun their effort to overturn the law.


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Maryland Senate Votes To Ban Smoking In Cars With Children

The Maryland Senate wants to prohibit drivers from smoking in cars if a child under the age of 8 is a passenger.


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Michael Hash Freed After Murder Conviction Tossed Out In Virginia

A Culpeper County Circuit Judge has ordered the release of a man whose life sentence for killing an elderly woman has been tossed out by a federal judge.


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Advocates Seek To End Practice Of Physically Restraining Students

Thousands of students, most of them disabled, are strapped down or physically restrained in school, and advocates hope that a new report will spur federal action to end it.