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A sink hole in No. VA shuts down a major road into the District

The Southbound lanes of The George Washington Parkway remain closed because of a massive 30 foot by 30 foot sink hole. The hole is at 123 and Spout Run Parkway.  D.O.T. Officials are not saying when the road will reopen to traffic.

President Obama wants millions in federal funds to help with racial issues in Ferguson

President Obama plans to ask Congress for $263 Million Dollars to deal with racial issues between African American’s and Police in Ferguson, Missouri and in other U.S. cities. The President also said he will use 75 Million to buy 50-thousand body camera’s for police departments and to expand law enforcement training.

A Date is set for the special election to fill the Ward 8 City Council Seat

The DC Board of Election has selected April 28, 2015 as the date to hold the special election to fill the seat of Ward 8 Council Member Marion Barry. He died last week of natural causes. It’s the first time in 17 years that a special election had to be held to fill a council seat due to someone dying in office.

DC City Council holds a vote on changing a plan to build a new soccer stadium

Today the DC City Council is set to take a preliminary vote on a plan to change the original proposal to build a new DC United Stadium. Leaders are now proposing paying $150 Million Dollars to buy the land at Buzzard Point instead of trading the Reeves Center on “U” Street for the land. The change will make the purchase of the land more expensive but Mayor Elect Muriel Bowser believes they can get more for the building located in a prime spot in the city if taken out of the deal and sold separately. DC United would be responsible for the cost of the stadium. There are reports that the council is also considering using eminent domain to acquire the land if necessary.

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Growing up in a military family, Taylor Thomas lived overseas until she was 16 years old. She called places such as Great Britain and the Philippines home. For a time, Taylor even spoke with a British accent. Well now she resides in the DC area and for the past three years has worked as the news anchor for The Steve Harvey Morning Show on WHUR. Recently, Taylor has adopted the Washington Redskins as her most loved pro sports team.

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