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In this June 23, 2015 photo, a worker polishes the copper roof of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia in preparation for painting in Charlottesville, Va. The centerpiece of the university's historic Grounds, built from 1822 to 1826, is the focus of a $52 million renovation.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Jefferson’s iconic U.Va. Rotunda amid $53M face-lift

- Associated Press

Thomas Jefferson’s Rotunda at the University of Virginia is ensnared in a spider’s web of scaffolding these days, the focus of a $58.3 million renovation of the World Heritage Site.

D.C. Foo Fighters' fans worried Dave Grohl might need to sit out the Independence Day festival, need not fret. "Can't [expletive] wait for the 4th!!! See you at home, DC," the band tweeted Monday. (ASsociated Press)

Foo Fighters excited for star-studded RFK concert

- The Washington Times

Dave Grohl is coming home. For the Fourth of July, the Foo Fighters’ frontman is bringing his band to the nation’s capital, where Mr. Grohl spent his formative years before being recruited to join the “other” Washington’s breakout grunge band, Nirvana.

A police officer ties police tape to a handrail. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Md. boy found in park swing died of cold, thirst, authorities say

- Associated Press

A mother placed her living toddler in a swing at a Maryland park one morning and he remained there until he was found dead of cold and thirst two days later when someone spotted the mother pushing her lifeless child in the swing, authorities said Tuesday.

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Peru program participant Quintina Huanca weaves fabric at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Peru's artists, cultures and famous foods are being featured in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival this year on the National Mall as the South American nation aims to boost tourism and cultural exchange. The festival reopens Wednesday, July, 1 and runs thru July 5. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Smithsonian festival showcases Peruvian culture

- Associated Press

Peru's artists, cultures and famous foods are being featured in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival this year on the National Mall as the South American nation aims to boost tourism and cultural exchange.

Smoke fills a Washington Metro system subway car near the L'Enfant Plaza station in Washington on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Litwin)

Metro train operators describe chaos of fatal smoke incident

- The Washington Times

The operator of a train stopped inside a smoke-filled Metro tunnel made repeated requests to reverse to get away from the fumes while the operator of a second train that blocked his path said she lost radio contact with central control, according to accounts they gave investigators.

Vultures are circling the Confederate flag again

- The Washington Times

The vultures are circling. As soon as it became clear that Dylann Storm Roof was going to be charged with killing people inside a house of worship, the cries went out. Take down that dang Confederate flag that flies on the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol.

A member of the Marines team participates in the Paralympic-style cycling event at the 2015 DOD Warrior Games at the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia, Sunday. The Games offer eight adaptive sports. (U.S. Marine Corps)

Warrior Games lift spirits of wounded veterans

- The Washington Times

Marine Lance Cpl. Duncan Mathis rolled to the sidelines of the basketball court in his sport wheelchair, sweat dripping from his face after a hard practice, slipped on his prosthetic leg and then walked out of the gym at Quantico.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan spoke of his recent cancer diagnosis and treatment plan during a press conference Monday. The Republican said that, while the treatment itself will be grueling, he expects to make a full recovery. (Associated Press)

Larry Hogan has 'very aggressive' cancer

- The Washington Times

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with a "very aggressive" cancer that had spread throughout his body, but he vowed to battle the disease and confidently predicted he would beat it.

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Scout leader dies on Father's Day hike with troop, 2 sons

- Associated Press

A Boy Scout leader from Maryland died of an apparent heart attack while on a Father's Day hike in New Hampshire's White Mountains with his troop, which included his two sons, authorities said.