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Quiet deal moves judicial nominees through

WASHINGTON — After a months-long blockade, Senate Republicans have agreed to let at least 19 of President Barack Obama’s non-controversial judicial nominees win confirmation in the waning days of the congressional session in exchange for a commitment by Democrats not ...

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Donald C. Fry: Climate change needed for competitive edge

The announcement last April that Northrop Grumman was selecting Virginia over Maryland and Washington, D.C., as the new location for the defense industry giant’s headquarters struck a nerve among Maryland’s media, elected officials and the business and economic development communities. ...

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Report: Metro governance needs shaking up

WASHINGTON — Metro needs “dramatic changes” to its governance in order to address persistent problems of funding, safety and management, a review task force concluded in recommendations released Wednesday. One of the central proposals is to include the governors of ...

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Justice Thomas’ wife may play less public role

WASHINGTON — The conservative advocacy group Liberty Central is in merger talks with like-minded organizations, a potential change that could reduce the public role of Virginia Thomas, Liberty Central’s founder and the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Sarah ...

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D.C. hospital to keep revenue from use of CyberKnife

MedStar-Georgetown Medical Center Inc. has won again in its effort to keep revenue generated from its use of a high-tech device it purchased to treat cancer patients without surgery. The Court of Special Appeals has held that Georgetown need not ...

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