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A guide from the Civil War Trust talks to a tour group participating in the Trust's June 30, 2016 Grand Review of the Armies: Tour & Pub Crawl, commemorating the victory parade route taken by Union Army soldiers in May 1865. On August 24, 2016, the Trust will lead a pub crawl tracing the route British soldiers took as they sacked the capital city during the war of 1812. Photo courtesy of Meg Martin of the Civil War Trust.

Civil War Trust to host ‘Burning of Washington’ pub crawl in Washington

- The Washington Times

Promising to “retrace the steps of the British soldiers,” who burned the U.S. Capitol building and White House in the War of 1812, the Civil War Trust promised that Wednesday’s educational pub crawl will recount “stories of bravery, destruction and humor as we stop in at various watering holes along the route.”

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks with reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington after a meeting with the Virginia congressional delegation on May 24, 2016. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Va. governor restores voting rights of 13,000 felons

- The Washington Times

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that he has individually restored the voting rights of 13,000 felons, a move undertaken after the state Supreme Court rescinded a prior executive action that restored the right to vote en masse to more than 200,000 former inmates.

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Cindy Johnson loaned her horse Davos to Maryland Therapeutic Riding as an equine therapist.

Maryland horse therapy helps treat body, mind

- The Washington Times

Naomi Parry discovered the benefits of horseback riding during her recovery from a car accident that left her temporarily paralyzed. In 1996, she founded Maryland Therapeutic Riding in Crownsville to share this type of healing with others.