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FDR kin speaks in D.C. on Japanese internment, Syrian refugee backlash

- The Washington Times

The great-great-grandson of Theodore Roosevelt and distant cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt will speak Monday evening at the Georgetown based Harvard Club about his new historical novel and legal thriller, which examines the constitutionality of Japanese internment during World War II, and the balance between liberty and security in a free society.

Signs directing to the office of the Firearms Registration Unit at the District's Metropolitan Police Department headquarters in Washington, D.C., are seen here Jan. 2, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times) **FILE**

Majority of D.C. residents back gun ban in city: poll

- The Washington Times

Just over half of D.C. residents would support the return of a gun ban in the nation’s capital, with affluent white residents more likely to support a ban than black residents who live in areas of the city with higher crime rates, according to a new poll.

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Willie Nelson performed after being presented with the 2015 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. (Associated Press)

Gershwin goes country

- The Washington Times

Willie Nelson, the ponytailed composer of such classics as "Crazy" and "On the Road Again," this week became the first country star to win the Gershwin Popular Song Prize, joining the ranks of such previous winners as Billy Joel, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.

Arquette tackles new take on Holmes at the Warner

- The Washington Times

The iconic detective Sherlock Holmes has been interpreted so many times on stage and film that bringing anything new to the role seems Herculean in and of itself. But David Arquette, bowing Wednesday at the Warner Theatre as the canny detective, believes District audience will find something exciting in his new interpretation.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks during an interview with The Associated Press during the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, on June 16, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Va. slated to spend $1 billion more on Medicaid

- The Washington Times

Virginia faces a $1 billion increase in Medicaid spending through fiscal 2018, according to a two-year forecast Tuesday that state Republicans swiftly used as a cudgel against Gov. Terry McAuliffe's bid to expand the program under Obamacare.