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  • Virginia teenager played key role for terrorists

    WASHINGTON — Instead of wearing a cap and gown and graduating with honors from Osborn Park High School, in Manassas, Virginia on June 13, 17-year-old Ali Shukri Amin will be wearing prison garb. He’s labeled…

  • Dennis Hastert Case: Alleged Case of Sexual Misconduct Involving Another Ex-Student

    (CHICAGO) — A man identified as Individual A in an indictment of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was a student at the school where Hastert worked at the time the alleged “misconduct” against the individual…

  • Rand Paul Plans to ‘Force the Expiration’ of Patriot Act Provisions

    (WASHINGTON) — Sen. Rand Paul said Saturday he plans to “force the expiration” of a controversial National Security Agency surveillance program on Sunday. “Tomorrow, I will force the expiration of the NSA illegal spy program,”…

  • Congress honors WTOP’s McConnell for 50 years

    WASHINGTON — Congressional correspondent Dave McConnell is celebrating a golden year with 50 years at WTOP, much of which he’s spent covering what he calls “the world’s greatest deliberative body.” On Tuesday, members of that…

  • Rep. Van Hollen announces endorsements in Senate bid

    KENSINGTON, Md. (AP) — Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen has been endorsed by Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner in his bid to succeed retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski. The endorsement was announced Thursday. Van Hollen, a…

  • DC lobbying group calling out lawmakers over pot vote

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A lobbying group that supports full representation in Congress for residents of the nation’s capital is calling out lawmakers it says have undermined democracy. D.C. Vote launched an effort this week that…

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