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Morning Roundup: April 7

Gray 'cronyism' hearings resume; 9 victims in overnight D.C. violence; D.C. movie office increase raises concerns; D.C. medical marijuana ready to start; Va. Assembly rejects insurance for abortions; Dulles to get underground Metro stop; Md. Assembly has hectic final stretch

Morning Roundup: April 6

Kaine announces Senate bid; Va. House advances redistricting plan; Hearing today in slaying of Redskins' Taylor; Audit finds irregularities in Brown campaign; Surprise turn in Md. bill for life-sentencing parole, Md. House considers tuition breaks for illegal immigrants

Evans: DCFD is OK

D.C. Council member Jack Evans has introduced a bill that would allow D.C. firefighters to continue to wear clothing and patches with the "DCFD" insignia.

Morning Roundup: April 5

Va. lawmakers in Richmond for redistricting; McDonnell considers adoptions by gays; Gray supporter quits city job; Gray supporter withdraws nomination to chairmanship; Gauguin masterpiece OK; Qatar investors fund major D.C. development project; FBI employee allegedly hit men with her car; Md. legislators compromise on pension plan; Homicides increase around region

Morning Roundup: April 4

D.C. residents call for Alexander probe; Alexandria proposes first commercial property tax; National Gallery painting attacked; Two shot overnight in Southeast; Man struck, killed on I-66; First retail at Metro station; Md. Assembly closing swiftly on O'Malley agenda

Morning Roundup: March 31

House reviving D.C. school-vouchers program; Two years of major gridlock expected for D.C. gateway; Shake Shack to Nationals Park; Barry driving with invalid plates; Ward 8 has highest unemployment in U.S.; McDonnell vetoes four bills; Redistricting map squeezed Marshall; Md. Senate passes booze tax

Morning Roundup: March 30

Nats Park neighborhood still a work in progress; More D.C. police getting six-figure salaries; McDonnell's midnight amendments; Va. redistricting maps released; Obama nudges Kaine; Dulles Metrorail station names; Protests outside Gaithersburg abortion clinic; Md. lawmakers consider DREAM Act.

Morning Roundup: March 29

Exclusive Allen interview; Va. couple accused of felony child abuse; D.C. Council begins Gray hearings; Gray talks 'trust'; Rayful Edmond's infamous legacy returns; Circulator fare increases?; O'Malley's wind plan fading