President Barack Obama leads potential GOP challenger Mitt Romney 50-42 percent in Virginia in a new Quinnipiac poll , his biggest lead thus far. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

The U-Md. women clinched a NCAA Sweet 16 spot, beating Louisville 72-68 on Monday. The team will face either Texas A&M or Arkansas this Sunday.

Employees in Metro’s planning department misused agency credit cards, buying Kindles, camcorders and other unauthorized items.

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