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Barbara Mikulski became the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress in 2012.

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  • AP Sources: Democratic Sen. Mikulski to announce retirement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in the history of Congress, is announcing her retirement, Democratic officials say. The 78-year-old Maryland Democrat, now in her fifth term, is set to make…

  • High court to hear appeal from Baltimore police officer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear an appeal from a former Baltimore city police officer convicted on charges of extortion and conspiracy to commit extortion. The justices said Monday they will decide whether…

  • Arlington Public Schools Closed Monday

    (Updated at 9:10 a.m.) Arlington Public Schools announced just before 5:00 a.m. Monday that classes are canceled today. While students have a day off, school office will open at noon. From APS: All APS Schools…

  • White House temporarily locked down

    WASHINGTON — Part of the White House complex was temporarily locked down Monday morning after a man tried to enter the grounds. The man reportedly tried to walk onto the grounds behind an authorized pass holder at…

  • Two Arrested in Reston for Stealing Cable Batteries

    Fairfax County Police recently arrested two men in Reston after they were suspected of stealing cable batteries. An officer from the McLean District Station stopped the men on a traffic violation in a car on…

  • Va. regulators approve toll hike for Dulles Greenway

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Motorists will pay higher tolls to travel the Dulles Greenway between Washington Dulles International Airport and Leesburg. The State Corporation Commission says it approved a 2.8 percent toll increase for the…

  • U.Va. to hold town hall meetings on campus safety

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Campus safety is the focus of three town hall meetings at the University of Virginia this week. The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/1FN8PQS ) reports that each meeting will be hosted by a…

  • Newport News police search for driver in fatal hit-and-run

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Newport News police are searching for a driver whose vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian. Police tell media outlets that 60-year-old Sandra E. Balance of Hampton was hit by a…

  • Plastic surgeons see increase in celebrity-inspired requests

    WASHINGTON — Call it the Kardashian effect. Plastic surgeons say they are seeing a big jump in the number of patients asking for buttocks lifts and augmentations. “Just like celebrities drive trends in fashion and music,…

  • Authorities say fire on Richmond school’s campus suspicious

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond fire officials say a fire on a high school’s campus was no accident. Media outlets report that the fire occurred Sunday afternoon in a storage building near John Marshall High…

  • FCPS Closed, Federal Government Opening Late on Monday

    Many roads and sidewalks remain icy after Sunday’s freezing rain, and the weather has caused delays and openings. Fairfax County Public Schools are closed on Monday. School age child care centers (SACC) is open. Fairfax…

  • Va. ethics bill aims to cap gifts to state lawmakers

    WASHINGTON — The ethics bill adopted Friday night by Virginia’s General Assembly to respond to the convictions of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen lacks some restrictions that Maryland and the District impose.…

  • Rules finalized for Metrobus, D.C. Connector student discount

    WASHINGTON — Rules set out by the District Department of Transportation would offer free Metrobus and D.C. Connector rides for D.C. elementary and secondary school students for school-related travel. The department defines such travel as a trip by…

  • Arlington Agenda (March 2-8)

    Arlington Agenda is a listing of interesting events for the week ahead in Arlington County. If you’d like to see your event featured, fill out the event submission form. Also, be sure to check out our event…

  • Photos: Ice, fog cover D.C. area

    Ice and fog cover the region for the Monday morning commute. View photos of the weather and submit your own on Twitter using #WTOP.