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Judge denies postponement in Lululemon murder case; Nonprofit charged with using HIV-program money for D.C. strip club; Planners agreeing on Dulles rail extension; O'Malley, McDonnell assess Irene damage; Home prices fall in D.C. region; Panel: Md. needs to be more business friendly; Virginia strikes deal to improve once-shuttered rest stops.
Cleo Parker has spent the four days since Hurricane Irene blew by without electricity and doesn't expect to get power restored for at least another week or two.
Repair crews struggled Monday to bring life back to normal after Virginia's dance with Hurricane Irene, working to restore power to more than half a million people and clear roads of storm debris.
The D.C. region returned to relative calm Monday after an "extraordinary week" in which a rare earthquake damaged two national icons, then Hurricane Irene arrived and knocked out power to roughly 1 million customers.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who took an aerial tour on Monday to assess the damage from Hurricane Irene in Hampton Roads, said power had been restored to 600,000 customers and nearly all restorations would be completed by Friday.
Powerful and deadly Hurricane Irene swept through the region early Sunday, downing hundreds of trees and knocking out power, but largely sparing area residents from widespread destruction.
Pro-choice groups say recently released draft regulations governing abortion clinics in Virginia would be the most stringent such measures in the country and are part of a politically motivated plot to undermine the rights of women to access abortions.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Saturday said that residents should not relax despite Hurricane Irene being downgraded from a Category 2 to a Category 1 storm.