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  1. What do the TSA and H&R Block have in common?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 2 | The Washington Post

    In what has to be one of the most unusual public-private partnerships, the TSA announced this week that it is expanding the number of TSA Pre-Check enrollment centers and that they'll be headquartered at the offices of H&R Block - "the world's largest tax services provider." Mopho Trust through its IdentoGO Centers already helps screen and enroll travelers in TSA's Pre-Check program.

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  2. Jay Mathews: Why did a great school try to rush an ill student's graduation?Read the original story

    Sunday Aug 30 | The Washington Post

    At Back to School Night soon, parents will hear how much school officials want to communicate with them and serve their children's needs. So why did one of the Washington region's best school systems ignore for so long Michael and Emily Peckman's reasonable request that their brilliant but incapacitated daughter have an extra year to finish high school? Last year, she became a senior at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria.

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  3. Wilton Dillon, who led Smithsonian seminars on humanities and sciences, dies at 92Read the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | The Washington Post

    Wilton S. Dillon, a cultural anthropologist who spent decades leading the Smithsonian Institution's interdisciplinary conference series, which convened bold-name figures in the humanities and sciences to discuss the grand sweep of civilization, died Aug. 22 at a hospital in Alexandria, Va. He was 92. Dr. Dillon grew up in the Oklahoma oil fields and said that a teenage stint in journalism fueled his curiosity about social customs and the interplay of cultures.

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  4. The new school year brings changes to the Washington region's schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | The Washington Post

    Students change class rooms during break at International Academy of T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va. on Sept.

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  5. He billed the government for four months of work he never did a " and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | The Washington Post

    A federal patent examiner racked up more than 18 weeks of pay last year for work he didn't do, but his manager didn't notice until he received an anonymous letter claiming the employee only showed up for his job sporadically and turned in work that was "garbage." The letter turned out to be spot on, according to an investigation released this week by the watchdog for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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  6. Clifton Ross III: Singing his gospel from Howard University to BETa s a Sunday BestaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | The Washington Post

    Clifton Ross III on BET's "Sunday Best," a televised Gospel singing competition. Clifton Ross III has made it through five elimination rounds on the eighth season of BET Network's gospel competition show "Sunday Best."

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  7. TSA moving headquarters from Arlington to Alexandria complexRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | The Washington Post

    Travelers are screened by Transportation Security Administration workers at a security check point at O'Hare Airport in Chicago. The agency's headquarters are relocating from Arlington, Va.

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  8. TSA headquarters headed to AlexandriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | The Washington Post

    Travelers are screened by TSA agents at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The TSA will move its headquarters to Alexandria in 2018.

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  9. Arlington, Alexandria residents to consider sharing a pool, fitness centerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | The Washington Post

    Arlington County and the city of Alexandria are considering jointly building the long-delayed aquatics and fitness center at Arlington's Long Bridge Park and will ask their residents in the coming months whether they would support it. If Alexandria goes along with the idea, its $20 million plans to expand the existing Chinquapin Park pool, next to T.C. Williams High School, would be set aside.

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  10. Alexandria's Washington Masonic Memorial named a national landmarkRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis announced Tuesday that Alexandria's George Washington Masonic National Memorial is one of four new national historic landmarks. The neoclassical tower, built on a hill overlooking Old Town Alexandria, is "among the most architecturally significant projects to honor George Washington and one of the boldest private efforts to memorialize him," the park service said in an announcement.

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  11. Tired of waiting for high-speed Internet? Ask your local government.Read the original story

    Jul 27, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Fed up with waiting for faster Internet access, two Northern Virginia governments are trying to prompt the development of fiber-optic broadband networks by creating them or partnering with entities who can. Alexandria is seeking proposals from organizations that want to work with the city to create a fiber-optic backbone network that can be used by public institutions - such as libraries, school and public safety agencies - and by businesses, residents and nonprofit groups.

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  12. Go on an ice cream-fueled crawl of Old Town AlexandriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Old Town Alexandria lures visitors all summer to its picturesque waterfront with historical sites like the tavern where George Washington ate, lantern tours led by colonial re-enactors, stellar dining options and modern boutiques. But the real sign of tourist season in Old Town is the lines out the door at ice cream shops on King Street, the neighborhood's main thoroughfare that runs from the Metro station to the Potomac River.

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  13. New lane markings, growing traffic in Virginia HOT lanesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | The Washington Post

    The I-95 Express lanes, in the middle of the interstate's regular lanes, stretch 29 miles from Stafford County to just inside the Capital Beltway, as seen here near Duke Street in Alexandria. Drivers on Interstate 95 and the Capital Beltway in Virginia will see new lane markings at some express lanes entrances.

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  14. Ia d love to attend your wedding, but I cana t afford itRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Welcome to Wedding Guest Wednesday , an occasional feature in which Solo-ish explores the joys and woes of attending other people's weddings. Because it's not all about the happy couple - it's a big day for guests as well.

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  15. Some commutes are a a U,a some are an a LaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2015 | The Washington Post

    The Virginia Department of Transportation reviewed commuting patterns at Potomac River crossings between the Nice Bridge and Point of Rocks. In preparing a report on cross-Potomac travel patterns, the Virginia Department of Transportation looked at where Virginians start and where they end up.

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  16. A road named for Confederate leader comes under fire 150 years after warRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2015 | The Washington Post

    More than 3,000 people have signed online petitions calling for a change in the name of Jefferson Davis Highway in Virginia, buoyed by growing national scrutiny of the Confederate flag and other symbols of the vanquished South. The name applies to the portion of U.S. 1 that runs from the Potomac River through Virginia to the North Carolina border, and to other highways elsewhere in the South.

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  17. Why the Confederate flag flies twice a year in Old Town AlexandriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Twice a year, Alexandria city employees hang three Confederate flags from traffic light poles in Old Town, at a busy intersection guarded by the statue of a pensive Southern soldier. The tradition reflects the Confederate heritage of this history-drenched city, where tour guides wear Revolutionary-era garb, there is an official town crier In the past, the job of hanging the flags on Robert E. Lee's birthday and Confederate Memorial Day sometimes fell to African American employees, according to a now-retired supervisor, who called the task "disgusting."

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  18. Alexandria and Arlington crime reportRead the original story

    Jul 8, 2015 | The Washington Post

    These were among incidents reported by the Alexandria Police Department. For information, call 703-838-4636 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/police .

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  19. Federal judge orders cancellation of Redskins' trademark registrationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2015 | The Washington Post

    More and more people are saying the NFL franchise for Washington should change its name. Here are a few of them.

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  20. Alexandria and Arlington Animal WatchRead the original story

    Jul 8, 2015 | The Washington Post

    These cases were among the calls reported recently by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which provides animal control services to the city. For information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-746-4774.

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