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WASHINGTON — Taco Tuesday takes on a whole new meaning this year, because Tuesday, May 5 is also Cinco de Mayo. Here are some restaurants that are offering up special deals to help mark the…

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  • Update on the latest religion news

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  • Va. trade reps from around globe to meet with producers

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  • Metro says weekend work to affect 4 of 6 rail lines

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    LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — The cost of attending VMI is rising by 5.5 percent. The board of visitors of Virginia Military Institute approved tuition and fee increases over the weekend. The total cost for in-state…

  • NOAA Hurricane Awareness Tour comes to Norfolk

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  • Va. recognizes corrections officers

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  • Montgomery County to consider tax on electronic cigarettes

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Montgomery County Council is considering a tax on electronic cigarettes. The council has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday night in Rockville. Currently, tobacco cigarettes are taxed at $2 a pack.…

  • Suspect arrested in assault of 69-year-old man at Metro station

    WASHINGTON – A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the assault of a 69-year-old man at the Eastern Market Metro station last month. Elijah J. Smith was arrested Monday night, according to Metro…

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