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Baltimore/Washington MARC Service Begins Saturday

The MARC commuter train between Baltimore and Washington will run on Saturdays and Sundays beginning Saturday.

12/06/2013

About 3,000 TSA agents are specially trained to spot suspicious behavior. (Getty Images)

Report: TSA Behavioral Screening Program Deeply Flawed

WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – A Congressional report is questioning the efficacy of one of the Transportation Security Administration’s centerpiece programs. Since 2007, he TSA has spent nearly a billion dollars training officers to pick out bad […]

11/14/2013

The San Francisco Chronicle is joining several other publications in banning the name "Redskins" from its sports coverage. (Getty Images)

San Francisco Chronicle To Stop Using ‘Redskins’

The San Francisco Chronicle has joined a growing list of publications that will no longer use the term “Redskins” when referring to Washington’s NFL team.

10/31/2013

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House OKs Bill To Delay Financial Advice Rules

Ignoring a White House veto threat, the House voted on Tuesday for a bill that would delay rules for brokers who provide financial advice to retirees.

10/29/2013

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Poll: Majority Of Americans In Favor Of Legalizing Marijuana

For the first time in history, a clear majority of Americans are in favor of legalizing marijuana a new poll shows.

10/22/2013

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Former Informant Suing US For Abandoning Her

A former confidential informant working for the United States in Colombia claims in a lawsuit that the U.S. government abandoned her when she got into legal trouble for her undercover operations, and she wound up spending three years in a Colombian jail.

10/21/2013

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Shutdown Showdown Widened GOP-Tea Party Rift

The Republicans’ clear defeat in the budget-debt brawl has widened the rift between the Grand Old Party and the blossoming tea party movement that helped revive it.

10/19/2013

Tribal leaders warn assistance to elderly Indians could still lag despite the end of the government shutdown. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

For Native American Tribes Shutdown’s Effects Could Linger

Disruptions to some services for elderly American Indians and other needy residents of reservations could linger despite the end of the government shutdown, tribal officials said Thursday.

10/18/2013

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Visitors Flock To DC Sites Again After Shutdown

Visitors lined up waiting for Washington’s museums to finally reopen Thursday after a 16-day government shutdown that has cost each site money in lost gift store sales, theater tickets and concessions.

10/17/2013

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Ancient Bug’s Last Supper Of Blood Still In Fossil Found In Basement

In a steamy tropical forest 46 million years ago, a prehistoric mosquito bit a critter, drew blood and was blown into a lake in what is now the northwestern state of Montana. Belly full, she died and sank.

10/17/2013

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