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Then again, who’s reading? SAT test scores in reading showed high school seniors are doing worse in that subject than any other group back 40 years. Do you think they’ll do any better on the standardized test of sex education? With teachers like this one, who helped kids escape a shelter for troubled juveniles, it’s little wonder...

A new poll in Virginia found President Obama’s popularity eroding in the state, but his slide has so far not trickled downballot to hurt the Senate campaign of fellow Democrat Timothy M. Kaine.

An elderly McLean couple was robbed in their home yesterday, and the woman was struck, all of which is sad. But here’s my question: What kind of burglars break into a house at 7:50 a.m.?

It should be a busy day. The Virginia Board of Health is expected to vote on controversial new rules for abortion clinics; there will be news out of a United Way fundraising campaign to benefit local charities; a U.S. Senate vote on the D.C. budget is also expected; and all sort of other news that defy description at PostLocal.

Patricia Sullivan covers government, politics and other regional issues in Arlington County and Alexandria. She worked in Illinois, Florida, Montana and California before joining the Post in November 2001.

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