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Virginia exceeding bay cleanup milestones

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia is far exceeding milestones to reduce wastewater pollution into the Chesapeake Bay, clearly showing the restoration of the bay can be achieved, according to the McDonnell administration. Gov. Bob McDonnell said the state achieved significant reductions ...

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Exelon, Constellation settle with Justice Department

Exelon Corp.’s proposed $7.9 billion acquisition of Constellation Energy Group got another keystone approval Wednesday in the form of a settlement with the Department of Justice over competition concerns. The companies agreed to sell three electricity generating plants in Maryland. ...

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Unemployment fell in 43 states in November

WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell in 43 states in November, the most number of states to report such declines in eight years. The falling state rates reflect the brightening jobs picture nationally. The U.S. unemployment rate fell sharply in November ...

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Census: More kids living in poverty in D.C. area

WASHINGTON — New U.S. Census figures show the number of school-age children living in poverty jumped significantly in Washington and in Montgomery County during the recession. In the District of Columbia, the rate increased from 25.4 percent in 2007 to ...

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D.C. leaders reject budget autonomy bill

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia leaders have rejected a proposal by a leading House Republican to give the city greater budget autonomy because it also contains language restricting their ability to spend taxpayer dollars on abortion. The draft bill from ...

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D.C. officials announce Veterans Day traffic rules

WASHINGTON — Transportation officials in the District of Columbia say traffic patterns and restrictions typically used on Sundays will be in effect on Friday for the Veterans Day national holiday. As a result, officials say there will be no rush ...

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