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WILD ART: Redskins Park

A sparse crowd of fans braved the inclement weather, gathering along the sidelines to watch their team practice during training camp at Redskins Park on Wednesday.

No. Va. motorists to get relief — sort of

Starting Aug. 22, Northern Virginia drivers will be able to see travel times on Interstate 66 between the Capital Beltway and Gainesville to see if they want to pursue alternate routes, Gov. Bob McDonnell's office announced Wednesday.

Morning Roundup: Aug. 3

Gray vetoes council's bonds-tax compromise, Cuccinelli polling well among Virginia Republicans, D.C. transgender community fears it is being targeted, council members disclose campaign cash, Younger Chavous considers run for father's former seat, McDonnell does some traveling

Morning Roundup: Aug. 2

Democratic primary race turns ugly, Another Peaceoholics cofounder to run for city council, FOP: MPD brass violate residency rules, Trash inspectors aggressively ticketing, Immigrant advocacy group sues over Dream Act referendum, D.C. planning goes for naught

Morning Roundup, August 1

Zero tolerance for marijuana-program applicants; Virginia Assembly stalled on redistricting; Trump bids for hotel in Old Post Office Pavilion; D.C. tops U.S. in drug, alcohol abuse; Delegate Norton involved in fender bender; Alexandria installs red-light cameras (again); Twitter account for Virginia State Police was bogus.

What's up with that?

District officials temporarily allowing people hit with parking and moving violations before Jan. 1, 2010, to pay the original fines without late fees.

Morning Roundup: July 29

Moran group sues Obama administration, Miller predicts passage of same-sex marriage bill, Northeast man beaten before murder, Fire house burglarized, McDonnell seeks K-12 and pension reform, Lanier is popular, Lanier is unpopular, Professor challenges same-sex dorms, McDonough to run for Congress