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Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, introduced legislation to roll back restrictive gun laws in the District, arguing that congressional intervention is needed to "correct" prohibitions that prevented law-abiding citizens from owning and carrying firearms. (Associated Press)

Marco Rubio takes aim at restrictive D.C. gun control laws

- The Washington Times

Sen. Marco Rubio, a likely Republican presidential contender in 2016, introduced legislation Thursday to roll back restrictive gun laws in the District of Columbia, arguing that congressional intervention is needed to “correct” laws that violate the Second Amendment.

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Title IX says D.C. Schools need to treat all students equally.

Title IX and what you do not know

- The Washington Times

D.C. has had to comply with the federal Title IX law, just like the states have. Unfortunately, parents were hoodwinked, and city leaders have not been forthcoming, partly because they shone the spotlight solely on academics.

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D.C. Jail medical contract sparks city council criticism

- The Washington Times

A contract that would put a for-profit company in charge of medical services at the city jail is back before the D.C. Council for approval, setting up a potential showdown between the mayor and lawmakers concerned about the company's performance at other detention centers.

Veteran broadcaster Larry King will be feted at the Newseum for a career that has spanned decades. (Image courtesy of Larry King)

Larry King's secret of success: 'Just a regular guy' who asks one-sentence questions

- The Washington Times

For a man who has interviewed seven presidents and 50,000 assorted luminaries over a career spanning decades, Larry King has a simple rule for success. "What I do, I've been doing for 58 years. I'm not doing anything differently now than I did in 1957 when I started. I take my curiosity - and I make a living with it," Mr. King said in an interview with The Washington Times.

"La Traviata" is no stranger to the Washington area opera scene, and will return this weekend to George Mason University's Center for the Arts.

Mariachi performer Cecilia Lopez discovers opera, befriends Violetta in 'La Traviata'

Last week, soprano Cecilia Lopez made her Virginia Opera debut as Violetta, the fallen woman of Verdi's "La Traviata," which opened in Norfolk to resounding applause. This weekend, the company brings the work to George Mason University's Center for the Arts in Fairfax before traveling to Richmond, the final stop in this 40th anniversary season.

U.S. Attorney for the District Ronald Machen Jr. said D.C. Metro Police will phase out the "imperfect" data system that withheld pertinent information from police reports. (The Washington Times)

D.C. police data glitch kept relevant information from defense attorneys

- The Washington Times

D.C. prosecutors failed to provide criminal defense attorneys all relevant information obtained by police in an unknown number of cases, sparking a "large-scale" review of past and present cases that were potentially compromised by a flaw in the Metropolitan Police Department's data management system.