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Fairfax schools to vote on spending millions to turn half-day Mondays into full class days
WashingtonPost.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:43:00 GMT

The Fairfax County School Board is scheduled to vote Thursday on using $7.6 million to cover the estimated cost of extending Mondays from half a day of classes to a full day for elementary students in the coming school year.

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D.C. community calendar, July 24-31, 2014
WashingtonPost.com / Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:25:10 GMT

Thursday, July 24

Walking club, for fitness and better health, co-sponsored by Sibley Memorial Hospital. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays, Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free, with free parking. 202-364-7602.

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All the details of D.C. traffic data are on today’s cover
WashingtonPost.com / Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:04:10 GMT

A full report from the District Department of Transportation detailing D.C. traffic data outlines information like which intersections are the most dangerous, the time of day when accidents happen and and which drivers are involved in the most crashes (we’re looking at you, men).

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Prince George’s Council will ask voters to extend limit to three terms in office
WashingtonPost.com / Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:51:00 GMT

In a marathon meeting, the Prince George's County Council voted Wednesday to place a proposal on the November ballot that would allow elected officials to serve three terms instead of two; adopted a community benefit agreement with the MGM casino; and supported increased greenery in the county by requiring more trees to be planted.

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H. Minton Francis Sr., retired Army colonel and Howard University administrator, dies
WashingtonPost.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:51:13 GMT

H. Minton Francis Sr., a retired Army lieutenant colonel and former administrator at Howard University, died July 7 at a Washington hospice. He was 91 and lived in the District.

The cause was cardiac arrest, said his daughter, Marsha Francis.

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Silver Line is coming soon, but Virginia almost missed its connection
WashingtonPost.com / Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:52:00 GMT

With the opening of the Silver Line just days away, it’s easy to forget just how close it came to not happening at all.

The federal money almost dried up. There was endless sparring over whether the tracks should run above ground or below — and how many buildings should be built around them. Officials in Maryland and the District, who have to foot part of bill for operating the new line, could have balked. Some Virginia legislators wanted to privatize the Dulles Toll Road — the project’s cash cow — and use the proceeds elsewhere.

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Two men held in sexual assault of 14-year-old girl in District
WashingtonPost.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:50:46 GMT

Two men who alternately passed themselves off as friends and as father and son have been charged with sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl whom one of the suspects met on the Internet, according to D.C. police and court records.

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Term limits still in question after 22 years in Prince George’s County
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:27:06 -0400

Prince George's County voters will weigh in for the third time in 22 years on whether term limits should restrict local politicians' time in office.

The County Council voted unanimously Wednesday to place a measure on the November ballot that would increase term limits from two to three four-year terms ...

Mary Oates Walker, ex-D.C. administrative judge, admits ethics lapses, will pay $20K
WashingtonPost.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:18:00 GMT

The District’s former chief administrative law judge admitted to ethics violations Tuesday, agreeing to pay a $20,000 fine in a settlement that brings a week-long trial before the D.C. government’s ethics board to an early end and closes out more than two years of investigations.

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Montgomery County police identify officer involved in fatal shooting at bank
WashingtonPost.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:13 GMT


Officer involved in fatal shooting ID’d

Montgomery County police identified the officer who fatally shot a 54-year-old man reportedly armed with a knife inside a bank in Silver Spring. The officer, Michael Damskey, has been with the department for less than a year, police said.

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Health-care group says 111 Md. legislative candidates support a higher tobacco tax
WashingtonPost.com / Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:33:21 GMT

A health-care advocacy group continued a push to raise Maryland’s cigarette tax to $3 a pack next year by touting a list Wednesday of 111 legislative candidates on the fall ballot who support the idea.

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