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Morning Roundup: May 10

D.C. business leaders warn against tax increases; O'Malley to sign Dream Act; Hearings begin in Va. appeals court on health care overhaul; District police officer faces another, off-duty, gun-related charge; Paper: LaHood wants to settle Metrorail funding disputes; Suspension of high school laxers raises questions of zero tolerance run amok.

Morning Roundup: May 5

Congress revisits offshore drilling in Va.; Two Md. lawmakers want re-regulation of electric companies; Montgomery Co. cracks down on take-home vehicles; D.C. mayor says he'll look into proposed, more expensive Dulles Metrorail station; Dulles Toll Road fees could hit $19. 25 to cover rail-extension project; Fifteen of the 'D.C. 41' in court today

Morning Roundup: May 4

A Montgomery Co. house explodes early this morning; Va. Gov. McDonnell aims to cut PBS funding; Prince Charles visits LeDroit Park garden; Gang discussion in District; D.C. students get electronic transit card; Va. has first candidate for new state Senate seat

Farewell Sekou

The D.C. council sent off at-large member Sekou Biddle through gift and song at his last legislative meeting.

Morning Roundup: May 3

SEALs return to Virginia Beach sans fanfare; Metro, Capitol Police increase security; Richmond wants tighter gun laws; Escaped D.C. teen returned; D.C.'s Graham wants to change laws on escaped youths; Va. offers too few mental health services for children; Prince Charles arrives today; Howard Co. gets speed cameras; Levy docudrama premieres Sunday.

Maryland officials praise U.S. military

Maryland officials praised military members Monday who successfully hunted down and killed Osama bin Laden but called for continued vigilance in the nation's battle against terrorism.

Morning Roundup: May 2

Hundreds gather outside White House after bin Laden's death; Allen, Radtke respond; Navy SEALs from Virginia Beach killed Bin Laden; O'Malley's 'One Maryland' often a divide house; Suspect in Lululemon killing has violent past; Trial starts today for former Va. legislator Philip Hamilton; Ben's loses reputation for top half-smoke?

Morning Roundup: April 28

Officials capture final D.C. youth escapee from S.C.; Source: D.C. to investigate council member Alexander; Details released on Haynesworth episode at W Hotel; GPS sends trucks into tiny Northern Va. neighborhood; U.Va. climate change issue resurfaces; Md. lottery used in laundering of drug money