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In this June 16, 2014, file photo, demonstrators chant pro-Islamic State group slogans as they carry the group's flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad. (AP Photo, File)

Virginia woman charged with lying about terror aid jailed

- Associated Press

A Virginia woman charged with lying to federal investigators about supporting the Islamic State militant group softly answered yes-or-no questions from the judge Wednesday in agreeing to remain in jail until her trial.

The White House is seen at dusk in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama on Thursday is expected to announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Iowa man arrested near White House with gun in car

- Associated Press

The Secret Service arrested an Iowa man Wednesday afternoon after finding a hunting rifle, dozens of rounds of ammunition and a knife in the trunk of his car parked near the White House.

Allowing marijuana legalization in the District leaves the United States vulnerable to charges it is violating international treaties aimed at stemming the drug trade, the nonpartisan research arm of Congress concluded in an analysis that could strengthen the resolve of lawmakers on Capitol Hill to overturn the measure. (Associated Press)

D.C. marijuana legalization could put U.S. in violation of anti-drug treaties

- The Washington Times

Allowing marijuana legalization in the District leaves the United States vulnerable to charges it is violating international treaties aimed at stemming the drug trade, the nonpartisan research arm of Congress concluded in an analysis that could strengthen the resolve of lawmakers on Capitol Hill to overturn the measure.

Mayor Vincent Gray, (D) offered remarks during the D.C. Fire & Emergency Medical Services Recruit Class 367 graduation at Gallaudet University in Northeast on April 17. Khalid Naji-Allah /Special to The Washington Times

Source: D.C.’s Mayor Gray rejected plea deal

- Associated Press

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray rejected a deal offered by federal prosecutors for him to plead guilty to a single felony count related to activities during his 2010 campaign, a person familiar with the investigation told the Associated Press on Tuesday.

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FAO Schwarz, founded in 1862 by German immigrant Frederick August Otto Schwarz in Baltimore, has reigned for decades as the premier retailer for unique toys and a pioneer of "entertainment retail," the idea that a store could be an experience for its customers.

Charity toy drive with heart set for Saturday at Hadeed's

- The Washington Times

The name "Hadeed" has been long associated with the meticulous care of fine rugs and carpets at a 70,000 square-foot facility in Virginia. The site takes on a new function on Saturday, however. Charity-minded owner Joe Hadeed has invited the public in to tour his big shop, and bring along a little something for children who could use cheer - and a sense that someone cares.

Rep. Jeff Miller, Florida Republican, speaks May 28, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press) **FILE**

VA construction delays cost taypayers millions, probe finds

- The Washington Times

Veterans Affairs officials in Maryland, Virginia and the District have squandered millions of dollars in taxpayer money by mismanaging construction contracts, according to internal department records that showed some of the contracts were delayed so long that money was paid out and the contracts expired before any work was even done.

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Voters say rolling back taxes their priority for Hogan term

- The Washington Times

LEONARDTOWN, Md. | Gov.-elect Larry Hogan thanked voters and veterans alike at a Veterans Day parade in southern Maryland on Tuesday as supporters expressed high hopes for his administration.

Musicians perform during sound checks the afternoon before the Concert for Valor on the National Mall, Washington, D.C., Monday, November 10, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Concert for Valor expected to draw 800,000 to Mall in D.C.

- The Washington Times

Roads surrounding the National Mall will be closed and Metro's Blue Line shut down Tuesday ahead of the Concert for Valor, a star-studded Veteran's Day event expected to draw up to 800,000 spectators to see performances by musicians including Bruce Springsteen, Carrie Underwood, Metallica and Rihanna.

Darlene Angeli places flowers on the tombstone of her father, World War II veteran Eugen Angeli, who is buried alongside his wife Hazel, at Golden Gate National Cemetery on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in San Bruno, Calif. The U.S. celebrates Veterans Day Tuesday in honor of those who have served in the nation's military. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Veterans Day: Honor, respect and thanks

- The Washington Times

America has had a national holiday for veterans since Nov. 11, 1919, in honor of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month a year earlier, when our armistice with Germany to end World War I took effect.