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  1. Is America ready to deal with slavery, or just continue to miss the point?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | The Washington Post

    John Hennessy, chief historian for the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, stands on a bluff on the Rappahannock River where, as Union troops attacked Fredericksburg in 1862, thousands of slaves crossed and fled north. At the Civil War military park in Fredericksburg, Va., chief historian John Hennessy stood on a bluff overlooking the Rappahannock River.

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  2. NAACP petitions to remove a large Confederate flag flying over I-95Read the original story

    Friday Jun 26 | The Washington Post

    A large Confederate flag on a 90-foot pole flies over Interstate 95 in Virginia, north of Fredericksburg, and the local chapter of the NAACP wants it down. The activist group Virginia Flaggers , who say the flag honors Confederate soldiers, erected the flag in 2014 amid controversy , which has only heightened in the wake of the mass shooting last week at a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., and the ensuing debate over the place of the Confederate flag in contemporary society.

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  3. Severe thunderstorms generate ominous wall clouds in D.C.Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | The Washington Post

    Saturday's severe weather, the result of Tropical Depression Bill, was well-documented by our readers as it swept across the D.C. region beginning in the late afternoon. By day's end, the National Weather Service had issued 10 tornado warnings and 22 of severe thunderstorm warnings, some of which spanned three counties at a time.

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  4. Alleged killer asked: 'What would you do if Grace wasn't here anymore?'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 16 | The Washington Post

    Grace Mann had briefly stopped at home to fix her hair, but her roommates couldn't find her. The two women later testified that they called her name and checked the back yard, before arriving at a bedroom with a closed door.

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  5. Teenager charged with killing two people at Fredericksburg restaurantRead the original story

    Monday Jun 15 | The Washington Post

    City police said in a statement that the teenager was part of a group of people who went to the graduation party, then went to Cook Out, a restaurant chain known for its milkshakes and the biblical citations on its packaging. At 2:10 a.m. Sunday, the teenagers got into a fight with a group of adults they did not know who had attended a party at Jay's Lounge.

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  6. Value Added: Bethesda businessman spins cash at the laundromatRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jun 14 | The Washington Post

    Bob Schwartz owns 26 laundromats and is now adding a new, Uber-like app called WashClub, which allows the user to click on an app and have laundry picked up, washed, folded, wrapped up and delivered. Thomas Heath is a local business reporter and columnist, writing about entrepreneurs and various companies big and small in the Washington Metropolitan area.

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  7. Bethesda businessman spins cash at the laundromatRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 13 | The Washington Post

    Thomas Heath is a local business reporter and columnist, writing about entrepreneurs and various companies big and small in the Washington Metropolitan area. Previously, he wrote about the business of sports for The Post's sports section for most of a decade.

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  8. Virginia's top Republican holds offtea-party challenger in primaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 9 | The Washington Post

    House Speaker William Howell, R-Stafford, right, speaks to supporters at an election party in Fredericksburg, Va., Tuesday. Virginia's top Republican easily withstood a tea-party primary challenge on Tuesday, signaling that a deeply fractured state GOP is finding its footing at a crucial time when national Republicans are preparing for the 2016 presidential race. 28 comments

  9. Challenger to Va. House speaker suffers setback over absentee ballotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 4 | The Washington Post

    The Republican challenger to Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell on Thursday suffered a setback in her effort to reverse what she says is a change in absentee-ballot rules that gives the incumbent an unfair advantage in next week's primary. A judge in Stafford County denied Susan Stimpson's petition for an emergency injunction that would have made it more difficult for Howell and other candidates to collect absentee ballot requests electronically.

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  10. Challenger to Va. House speaker gets boost from conservative groupRead the original story

    May 29, 2015 | The Washington Post

    After slamming the speaker of the Virginia House for taking big bucks from the national Realtors association, his Republican primary challenger is getting some help from a conservative group that doesn't disclose its donors. A Pittsburgh-based political action committee paid for mailers on behalf of Susan Stimpson in her quest to deny William J. Howell a 15th term representing a Fredericksburg-area district south of Washington.

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  11. Challenger sues Va. House speaker over absentee ballot issueRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | The Washington Post

    The Republican challenger to Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell on Wednesday sued the state over a change in absentee ballot rules that she says gives the speaker an unfair advantage ahead of next month's primary. Susan Stimpson, a former Stafford County supervisor and onetime Howell protege, filed suit in Stafford County Circuit Court against the state Board of Elections and Edgardo CortA s, commissioner of the state Department of Elections.

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  12. A little planning can help you escape these summer-drive bottlenecksRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Now that we've entered the summer travel season, let's look at a few key points in the Washington region that could slow your vacation escapes. Nothing is likely to match the trip on southbound Interstate 95. The stretch between the Capital Beltway and Fredericksburg is notorious at peak periods, such as Friday afternoons southbound and Sunday afternoons northbound.

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  13. Va. House speaker and GOP challenger battle in first forum before primaryRead the original story

    May 24, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell and his Republican challenger, Susan Stimpson, clashed Sunday over taxes, Medicaid and transportation in their first faceoff ahead of next month's primary. Stimpson is taking on Howell, her former political mentor and a 28-year incumbent, in a district 50 miles south of Washington that includes Stafford County and Fredericksburg.

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  14. Challenger to Va. House speaker accuses him of 'cheating' in ballot rulesRead the original story

    May 21, 2015 | The Washington Post

    The Republican challenger to Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell has accused him of quietly seeking a change to absentee-voting policy that she says he has been using to his benefit in the closing weeks of the most-watched primary of the state's legislative contests this year. The race pits Howell, a 27-year incumbent and one of the most powerful Republicans in the state, against Susan Stimpson, his onetime protege, in a district that lies 50 miles south of Washington and includes Stafford County and Fredericksburg.

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  15. Plenty of sunshine to be found in this restored 1871 Italianate homeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2015 | The Washington Post

    The 1871 Italianate home, "Elmhurst," in Fredericksburg has 49 windows, 48 of which are original to the home. It is listed at $1.1 million.

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  16. VRE fare hike approved; riders will pay more starting July 1Read the original story

    May 8, 2015 | The Washington Post

    A 4 percent fare increase that VRE officials say is necessary to keep up with rising costs was approved this week. The hike is included in the agency's proposed fiscal 2016 budget.

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  17. How drug companies decide whether to give experimental drugs to dying patientsRead the original story

    May 7, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Joshua Hardy, an 8-year-old from Fredericksburg, Va., came very close to dying last March. He was battling a life-threatening infection that he developed after receiving a bone marrow stem cell transplant when his doctors recommended he try a medicine called Brincidofovir, then in the final phase of clinical trials.

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  18. Some Virginia students, school officials struggle with anonymous...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Students, family and friends gather at the steps of George Washington Hall to honor Grace Mann's life in Fredericksburg, Va., in April 2015. School officials and student leaders in recent years have struggled to address an issue confounding college campuses nationwide: how to deal with the sometimes funny, but frequently malicious, social media posts on the mobile app Yik Yak.

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  19. Realtors flex political muscle with donation to Va. House speakerRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2015 | The Washington Post

    The National Association of Realtors disclosed a $40,000 donation to House Speaker William J. Howell on Tuesday - about a month head of his closely watched primary election. The Republican, a 27-year veteran of the House of Delegates, is facing his former protege and a one-time candidate for lieutenant governor, Susan Stimpson, to represent a district spanning Fredericksburg and Stafford County.

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  20. A tragic foster care failureRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | The Washington Post

    THE DEATH of any child is a tragedy. But there is an added horror when that death comes at the hands of someone who has been entrusted with the child's safekeeping.

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