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House spending bill for D.C. includes funding cuts, abortion ban The House Appropriations Committee unveiled the first draft of its 2012 spending bill for the District on Wednesday, a measure that cuts federal payments to D.C. by close to 10 percent but mostly spares the city from restrictive “riders” on social policy. The bill does include a ban on the District using its own funds to pay for abortions for low-income women.

Fred Funk’s toughest shot Golfer Fred Funk, 55, who played and coached at the University of Maryland, has earned $20 million in his career. Now he believes he can make one last serious run at the U.S. Open. You’ll also want to watch this video of Ken Venturi, who talks about his historic U.S. Open victory at Congressional in 1964, when he survived a 36-final round in oppressive heat to win his only major championship.

Rockville may get bike-share stations Those sturdy red bicycles that have woven their way into the urban landscape in the District and Arlington might make their debut in Rockville this year, with the help of a $1.9 million federal grant approved Wednesday by the regional planning board.

Man charged with setting Capitol Heights fires Fire investigators have charged a man suspected of setting two homes on fire in Capitol Heights on Tuesday with first-degree arson and related counts, authorities said.

Bethesda Lululemon store to reopen The Lululemon store in Bethesda will reopen June 24 for the first time since the slaying of an employee there in March, the chain announced, and the event will “embrace the theme of ‘love’ ” in honor of the slain employee, Jayna Murray, according to the shop’s Facebook page.

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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