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Service dogs practice their stress relief skills on Georgetown law students

Service dogs-in-training visited Georgetown University Law Center Wednesday to practice being around people and to help ease the stress of exams for exhausted law students.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 07:00pm EST

Tags: Georgetown Law, service dogs, dogs, stress

Police: Md. teacher flees country to avoid sex abuse charges

The family of a 15-year-old autistic boy who was sexually abused by his teacher speaks to reporters. The teacher meanwhile faces multiple sex abuse charges and has fled the country.

Tuesday - 12/03/2013, 09:30pm EST

Tags: Frost School, autism, police, Crime, sexual abuse, Rockville, Md.,

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Reston families celebrate with a Thanksgiving bike ride

For some families, the holiday weekend got off on a roll with a community bike ride.

Thursday - 11/28/2013, 05:21pm EST

Tags: biking, Reston Town Center, Thanksgiving Day,

Truant students in Montgomery County off to court

Students who don't show up for school are headed to court. Sort of.

Thursday - 11/28/2013, 04:35am EST

Tags: montgomery county, truancy court, school, attendance,

Montgomery Co. Council approves minimum wage hike

Montgomery County Council has jumped ahead of its neighbors and has voted to raise the minimum wage by more than $4 over the next four years.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 09:05pm EST

Tags: minimum wage, Montgomery County Council, Phil Andrews

Off the 8's: Watching dad deliver the news the president had been killed

Fifty years after President Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Americans are remembering where they were when they learned he had been assassinated. WTOP'S Kate Ryan and her family learned from their dad, who was one of three men anchoring NBC New's live coverage during that long, terrible weekend.

Friday - 11/22/2013, 01:16pm EST

Tags: Off the 8s, JFK, kennedy assasination, NBC News, Bill Ryan

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Opponents of Common Core speak up in Maryland

Common Core standards are set to go into effect for Maryland's 2014-2015 school year -- but vocal critics are now calling for a stop.

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 08:42am EST

Tags: Common Core Standards, tabco, education, David Craig, Ron George

Fixes continue on the Silver Spring Transit Center

Montgomery County Council members questioned the cost and the ongoing construction problems that have held up the opening of the Silver Spring Transit Center during a briefing Tuesday on the long-delayed and over-budget facility.

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 07:31am EST

Tags: silver spring transit center, Montgomery County Council, david dise, WMATA

Local Philippine-Americans turn grief into typhoon relief

They haven't slept for days as they've tried to reach loved ones. There's worry that assistance to the typhoon-ravaged Philippines will diminish to a trickle as time passes by. They are the "Phil-Ams," Philippine-Americans, who want to turn their grief into action.

Tuesday - 11/19/2013, 06:51am EST

Tags: typhoon haiyan, Philippine-american

Watchdog group calls on judges to better protect domestic violence victims

Court Watch, a group that monitors Maryland's courts, has offered Montgomery County Circuit Court judges suggestions on how to better protect victims of domestic violence.

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 05:25pm EST

Tags: domestic violence, Montgomery County Circuit Court, Court Watch Montgomery, Laurie Duker, Darren Popkin, John Debelius,

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