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Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said Red Line repairs are slated for the month of August and riders should expect lengthy delays. (Associated Press)

Red Line repairs in August to cause major delays

- The Washington Times

If you ride the Red Line, don’t head to work, head to the beach, Metro officials are saying as they encourage Maryland commuters to stay off the busiest subway line for much of the month of August while tracks are repaired.

Joseph Bruce aka Violent J, left, a member of the Insane Clown Posse addresses the media in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Rap group Insane Clown Posse plots march on Washington

- The Washington Times

The National Mall in Washington, D.C., will host a rally next year being put together by Insane Clown Posse, a Detroit-based rap group whose die-hard fans, “juggalos,” have been described by the FBI as a “loosely organized hybrid gang.”

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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2003 file photo, John Hinckley Jr. arrives at U.S. District Court in Washington. A judge says Hinckley, who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full-time in Virginia.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Judge orders Hinckley's release

- The Washington Times

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered that John Hinckley Jr. is no longer a danger 35 years after he tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, and can be granted full-time release from the Southeast Washington psychiatric hospital where he has been treated for the last three decades.

In this June 9, 2016, file photo, Arthur B. Johnson Jr., of Baltimore, demonstrates alone outside Baltimore's Courthouse East on the first day of the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, in Baltimore. More than a year after Freddie Gray's death, the same streets that exploded in fury and flame are calm. Despite back-to-back acquittals for officers charged in Gray's death, the physical protest movement that helped topple the careers of both the police commissioner and the mayor has dissipated, leaving activists exploring other avenues for change. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

Weary of protest, Baltimore activists seek change elsewhere

- Associated Press

Under the beating summer sun, retired steelworker Arthur B. Johnson Jr. stood outside the Clarence Mitchell Courthouse in Baltimore, clutching the fraying wooden handle of a homemade sign.