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Sen. David Vitter, Louisiana Republican, says he'll try to force the Senate to vote on a bill halting the subsidy that lawmakers and their staffs get to pay for insurance on the Obamacare exchanges, saying that's a benefit no other American receives, so Congress shouldn't either. (Associated Press)

GOP senator wants to subpoena D.C. health exchange

- The Washington Times

Republican Sen. David Vitter will ask his Senate committee next week to authorize a subpoena against the D.C. health exchange, turning up the heat in his lengthy quest to find out who allowed Congress to use the city’s small-business Obamacare portal.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser wants footage from the Metropolitan Police Department's expanding body camera program to be exempt from public records requests, making the District one of an increasing number of jurisdictions trying to limit access in order to balance the technology with privacy concerns. (Associated Press)

D.C. wants to keep police body camera footage hidden from public eye

- The Washington Times

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser wants footage from the Metropolitan Police Department’s expanding body camera program to be exempt from public records requests, making the District one of an increasing number of jurisdictions trying to limit access in order to balance the technology with privacy concerns.

During Wednesday's "veto session," Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is expected to move on several amendments, including one extending the time police may store license plate data to 60 days, a notion running afoul of privacy advocates. (Associated Press)

Terry McAullife data storage plan irks privacy lobby

- The Washington Times

Proposed changes from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to legislation dealing with surveillance technology and ethics are expected to receive substantial attention when lawmakers return to Richmond Wednesday for a one-day “veto session” to accept or reject the governor’s amendments and vetoes.

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Conservative columnist, author and broadcaster Armstrong Williams

Armstrong Williams and the 'Right Side Forum' address Islamic extremism

- The Washington Times

Right Side Forum," an hour-long conservative live news and talk show hosted by columnist Armstrong Williams, will ask this question on its next broadcast: "Islamist Extremists and the Koran." The guests are Clare Lopez, vice president for research and analysis at the Center for Security Policy; and Imam Akmal M. Muhammad, founder of The Islamic Freedom Foundation, Inc.

Police search a parking garage on the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters campus Thursday for an armed man who, according to a fire official, shot a security guard at a gate to the facility in Suitland, Md. (Associated Press)

Census Bureau guard killed; D.C. cop, suspect wounded in later shootout

A man involved in a domestic dispute with his wife shot and killed a guard at the U.S. Census Bureau headquarters in Suitland on Thursday, according to authorities, before leading police on a chase that ended with the suspect and another officer both wounded.

Sen. Richard H. Black (Associated Press)

Virginia state senator cited by Islamic State's magazine

- The Washington Times

Virginia state Sen. Richard H. Black calls it a badge of honor to have been singled out as an enemy of the Islamic State in the current issue of its English-language magazine Dabiq, but the Loudoun County Republican says he feels for others targeted by the terrorist group.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said attacking homelessness and affordable housing were two of her guiding priorities when creating her first budget for the city, which proposes sales tax and parking garage tax hikes, and cuts some funding to the University of D.C. (Associated Press)

Mayor: First budget reflects concern for housing, homeless

- The Washington Times

Jobs, affordable housing, and attacking homelessness were her guiding priorities in constructing her first budget proposal, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser told a Washington audience Wednesday, a budget that also includes tax increases and cuts to higher education.

The Rev. Alfred L. Jones III poses with a period style pine box coffin that will be used to represent former slave Hannah Reynolds, who was the lone civilian death at Appomattox at the end of the war, at the Carver-Price Legacy Museum in Appomattox, Va., Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Jones will deliver the eulogy for Reynolds whose death will be remembered during the 150th anniversary of the Civil War's end. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Funeral for a former slave takes center stage at Appomattox

- Associated Press

A Civil War cannonball that ripped through Hannah Reynolds' master's cabin made her a footnote of misfortune, the lone civilian death at the Battle of Appomattox Court House. She died a slave at 60, hours before the war to end slavery unofficially came to a close.

In this Friday, March 20, 2015 photo, a maple amber beer is poured at Chatham Brewing in Chatham, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

DC Beer Festival kicks off Saturday at Nationals Park

- The Washington Times

It's springtime, and the gates of Nationals Stadium in Southwest have officially been thrown open for the season. And just as the Nats begin their April quest for October glory, dozens of craft breweries and food vendors will be taking over the baseball diamond this weekend for the DC Beer Festival Saturday.