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With Morrissey’s vow to run again, Va. braces for new political spectacle

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Del. Joseph Morrissey (D) resigned after being convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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    D.C. Water expands do-not-drink advisory

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    With Morrissey’s vow to run again, Va. braces for new political spectacle

    With Morrissey’s vow to run again, Va. braces for new political spectacle

    Del. Joseph Morrissey (D) resigned after being convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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    Local digest

    Local digest

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    Wind gusts taper off this evening ahead of a dry, mostly sunny Friday

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    Two week outlook: No white Christmas likely for D.C., but turning colder for the New Year

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    FCC dismisses petition against Dan Snyder’s radio station

    FCC dismisses petition against Dan Snyder’s radio station

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    Four charter schools to lease former DCPS buildings

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    Prince William schools to start before Labor Day in 2015

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    D.C. coalition opposes Exelon-Pepco merger

    D.C. coalition opposes Exelon-Pepco merger

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    Virna Lisi, sultry Italian actress who proved her dramatic mettle, dies at 78

    Virna Lisi, sultry Italian actress who proved her dramatic mettle, dies at 78

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    Local schools chief a finalist for superintendent of the year

    Local schools chief a finalist for superintendent of the year

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    Why Arlington will help save Signature Theater, but not Artisphere

    Why Arlington will help save Signature Theater, but not Artisphere

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    Stocking stuffers: Three new kids books relating to weather and the natural world

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    Former Va. governor’s son charged with DWI

    Former Va. governor’s son charged with DWI

    Robert Ryan McDonnell, 23, was arrested Thursday morning in Virginia Beach.

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    Windy, snowy, rainy Christmas storm poised to disrupt holiday travel in Great Lakes, Northeast

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    Water main break closes part of 15th Street NW in DC

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    Petula Dvorak

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    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    It’s troubling that local officials can push a city to host the Olympics without public debate.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Del. Joseph D. Morrissey needs to take pity on Virginia voters and resign.

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