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SIMMONS: Build a new D.C. soccer stadium, but they all can’t come?

- The Washington Times

Well, residents of the nation’s capital are about to begin paying for a new soccer stadium for D.C. United, the pro team. Its proposed neighbors have put together a prenup to this public-private marriage that pretty, which predetermined how much residents will have to toss into the public coffers — $100 million, at least. And the city’s denizens won’t get that much in return.

FILE - This Jan. 14, 2014 file photo shows Daniel Bennett quarantined in an isolation unit at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md., during research for a better flu vaccine. The NIH is preparing to care for an American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone. As early as Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, the physician is expected to be admitted to the same special isolation unit at NIH's hospital out of what the agency called "an abundance of caution," for observation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

U.S. doctor exposed to Ebola virus admitted to NIH hospital

- Associated Press

An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health near the nation’s capital.

This undated photo provided by the  Charlottesville, Va. Police Department shows Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. Authorities are again searching the apartment of Matthew, and they believe he is the last person seen with University of Virginia student Hannah Graham before she disappeared. Matthew is being sought on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving, but authorities also say they want to talk to him about 18-year-old Graham, who has been missing since Sept. 13. (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va. Police Department)

Suspect in Hannah Graham case captured in Texas

- Associated Press

A man charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was captured on a Texas beach Wednesday, a day after police announced they had probable cause to arrest him.

New Tech Prep charter raises the bar on STEM

- The Washington Times

Donald Hense had a vision — make that two visions. The first fortuitously led to the other. The first occurred several years back, when Mr. Hense discovered there were no D.C. license plates in a Northern Virginia parking lot filled with science and technology experts and other professionals. That sight led to vision No. 2: Build a high-tech school for D.C. kids, and they will come.

Josh Young (seated), as the narrator Che, with a cinema crowd performing the song "Oh What a Circus" in the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical. (Photograph by Richard Termine)

‘Evita’ comes to Kennedy

Eva Peron, Argentina’s champion of the poor and advocate for women’s suffrage, continues to fascinate the world more than 60 years after her death.

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This April 8, 2014 photo shows a general view of the Maryland State House in Annapolis.  The results of nearly $8 million in renovations, and a window back to the 18th century, will be on view with the reopening of the Old Senate Chamber, the old Senate Committee Room and the stairwell room. The changes will include touch-screen interactive guides, a bronze sculpture of Washington and a portrait gallery. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Md. reaching out for health care re-enrollment

- Associated Press

State officials plan to contact tens of thousands of Maryland residents who need to re-enroll in health insurance plans under the federal health care law as the state transitions to a revamped system, replacing its flawed website for the next open enrollment period that starts in November.

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.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe waves a letter from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services during a news conference at the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va.,  Monday, March 24, 2014.  McAuliffe is proposing a two-year pilot of an expanded Medicaid program, a suggestion he hopes will persuade Republicans to end an impasse over the state's budget. McAuliffe announced that the federal government said it would not penalize Virginia if it ran a two-year pilot program.  House Republicans oppose Medicaid expansion. The federal government has promised to fund the bulk of the expansion. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown).

Governor, lawmakers announce Virginia budget cuts

- Associated Press

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers are planning to fill a $882 million budget shortfall by tapping the state government's rainy day fund and making cuts to various agencies, universities, and local governments. The plan won't affect K-12 school spending and will not include any increase in fees or taxes, they said.

A bill is before Congress to once again take up the issue of statehood for the District of Columbia. (Nancy Pastor/The Washington Times) **FILE**

D.C. resumes push for statehood

- The Washington Times

The District's top elected officials will join legal scholars on Capitol Hill Monday for the first congressional hearing on D.C. statehood in 20 years.

Young Vic / Portobello production of "The Magic Flute," directed by Mark Dornford-May.

South African ensemble takes on Mozart, Shakespeare

- The Washington Times

With colorful African costumes and tribal drumming, the Isango Ensemble from South Africa makes its Washington debut as part of the Shakespeare Theatre Company's Presentation Series.

Hitler, Bush and the not-with-my middle schooler

- The Washington Times

The Bush-Hitler school flap is one of the best eye-openers since the summer of 2007, when then-new Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee discovered dusty pallet upon dusty pallet of shrink-wrapped textbooks languishing in a warehouse.