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Don Amos and his wife Beth of Leesburg, Va. eat dinner with his gun at The Cajun Experience during Second Amendment Wednesdays where patrons are allowed to open carry their guns, Leesburg, Va., Wednesday, August 20, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Lawmakers grudgingly draft bill to authorize concealed carry of guns in D.C.

- The Washington Times

People who have a “good reason” to feel threatened — for example, stalking victims — would be able to seek a concealed carry permit for a legally owned handgun under a new D.C. law proposed Thursday. But those with generalized fears, such as apprehension about living in a neighborhood with high crime, would not be considered eligible for such a permit, officials say.

This handout image provided by the Montgomery County, Md., Police Department shows the original missing person/suspicious circumstances bulletin for the 1975 disappearance of two young sisters in Maryland, Sheila Lyon and Katherine Lyon, who never returned home from a shopping mall. Police in Maryland say a convicted sex offender currently imprisoned in Delaware has emerged as a person of interest in the disappearance of the two young sisters.  (AP Photo/Montgomery County, Md., Police Department)

Search for Maryland sisters missing since 1975 resumes

- Associated Press

Investigators from two states were searching an area near Lynchburg, Virginia, for the remains of two young sisters from Maryland who were abducted in 1975, police said late Tuesday.

A man in California was murdered less than an hour after he was mistakenly set free by a jury. (** FILE ** Associated Press)

Alexandria schools on alert after weapon report

Associated Press

Alexandria school officials say all schools went on lock-in after a report of a person brandishing a weapon near one school, but students are now on their way home.

Sen. Thomas R. Carper, Delaware Democrat (Associated Press)

D.C. statehood hearing seeks ‘thoughtful solution’ to lack of voting rights

- The Washington Times

A Democratic senator held the first congressional hearing on D.C. statehood in 20 years to “restart the conversation” about the city’s lack of voting representation on Capitol Hill, but the discussion barely got off the ground before a top Republican quickly dismissed the summit as a one-sided look at a measure that’s going nowhere.

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'Uptown' Shaw's rebirth heralds good dining in September

Shaw, originally just called "Uptown," is one of Washington's oldest neighborhoods and now is becoming one of its hottest — a good example of how food can help transform a neighborhood. Restaurants give a neighborhood its personality, if not exactly its soul, and Shaw is no exception.

On Thursday, a sixth associate of D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray was charged in connection with an ongoing federal campaign-finance probe of Mr. Gray's successful 2010 election bid. This time, it was the campaign's driver, who is due in court on Friday. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Ex-driver charged in Gray probe

- The Washington Times

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray's former campaign driver was charged with a felony related to the illegal funding of the mayor's 2010 campaign — making him the sixth close Gray associate to be charged in a federal campaign-finance probe.

Singer Chris Brown, center, leaves District of Columbia Superior Court in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, after pleading guilty on a misdemeanor assault. Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hitting a man outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna. Brown pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to time served. He spent two days in a District of Columbia jail in this case.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington

- Associated Press

Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hitting a man outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.