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Who’s minding NCAA student-athletes?

- The Washington Times

It’s darn near impossible for a college or university head coach to know what his coaches and players are up to 24/7. That hardly offers a break, however, to University of Maryland football coach DJ Durkin.

D.C. Metropolitan Police and Secret Service officers were forced back by counterprotesters outside of a security barrier on 17th street while attempting to escort attendees of the "Unite the Right 2" rally from Lafayette Park in Northwest. (Associated Press)

Police keep vastly outnumbered white nationalists separated from protesters

A small group of white nationalists and many more anti-racism protesters staged dueling rallies Sunday across from the White House, as a phalanx of police officers kept the two camps separated to prevent a repeat of the deadly violence that erupted last year at a white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Eugene DeAnna, former director of the Recorded Sound Section, gives a tour of the new Library of Congress Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia. Here he shows off a 78 rpm record. (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

Former nuclear-proof bunker now safe guards treasures of Hollywood

The machine gunners who once operated it around the clock are gone and so is the gun turret, but this former nuclear-bomb-proof bunker is still protecting a hoard of riches underneath the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Metro buses officially rode back into full service on Monday, after Metro took 164 buses off the street in March to investigate two incidents of engines stalling. After weeks of investigation the agency announced it had not found the source of the problem, raising safety concerns about the buses which also stalled last year and caused two accidents." (Julia Airey/The Washington Times). **FILE**

Metro privatizes new bus contract

- The Washington Times

Metro announced Thursday it's outsourcing its new bus facility to reduce costs, angering its largest labor union, which accused the transit agency of union-busting.

Debris washed into Maryland waters from record rainfall accumulates around a sailboat in Annapolis, Md., on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said he will raise the issue of upstream states failing to take responsibility for pollution pouring into the Chesapeake Bay at a meeting next week of representatives from six states in the bay's watershed. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Maryland officials criticize upstream states for bay debris

- Associated Press

After a week of heavy rain, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has a message for states upstream of the Chesapeake Bay: Step up and take responsibility for the sediment and debris pouring into the nation's largest estuary.

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, head of the Vatican's family and laity office, talks during an interview with The Associated Press in office in Rome, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The highest-ranking American at the Vatican insists he never even suspected his former boss sexually abused teenagers and seminarians, telling that he is livid that he didn't know because he could have done something about it. (AP Photo/Paolo Santalucia)

U.S. Vatican cardinal: 'Not once did I even suspect' Theodore McCarrick

- Associated Press

The highest-ranking American at the Vatican insisted Tuesday he never knew or even suspected that his former boss, disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, allegedly sexually abused boys and adult seminarians, telling The Associated Press he is livid that he was kept in the dark because he would have done something about it.