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Digging African American history in Annapolis An archaeological team from the University of Maryland has discovered an unexpectedly rich trove of household goods from AN historic African American home in Annapolis.

Ehrlich campaign workers indicted over robocalls A senior aide and a consultant hired by former Maryland governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. were indicted Thursday in a case stemming from tens of thousands of anonymous robocalls placed on election night last year that suggested voters could stay home even though the polls were still open.

Virginia’s AG advises ministers on how to be political without losing tax-exemptions Virginia Attorney Gen. Ken Cuccinelli told pastors at a Fredericksburg breakfast that it was fine for them to personally endorse candidates, but not on behalf of their churches, and offered several other tips. “When you became a pastor, you didn’t leave your First Amendment rights at the door,” he said.

A sneak peak at Silverdocs Weekend’s cover story this week is on Silverdocs, the documentary film festival run by the American Film Institute, which starts Monday.

Live chat: Life as a D.C. intern From finding your way around town and figuring out office politics to making friends and trying not to be #THATintern, Campus Overload’s Jenna Johnson, current intern Lauren Abdel-Razzaq and former intern Ryan Kellett took questions on the ins and outs of being a intern.

Car crashes into Fort Washington gym Lift that barbell! Power through those crunches! Avoid the incoming vehicle! A car crashed through the front window of World Gym in Fort Washington Thursday morning, significantly damaging the building, but not seriously harming anyone, authorities said.

The disappearing DVD: All consumers aren’t ready Transition to Internet video is fueling an innovation boom, but it can be dizzying for people looking for DVDs.

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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