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A year in, still plenty at stake for MGM casino
Since its opening in 2016, the MGM National Harbor has mostly lived up to expectations, said Prince George’s County officials and residents. “It’s been the economic game changer for us,” a county official said.

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‘Wonderful’: Incarcerated parents hug kids they usually see through a barrier
The Arlington County Detention Facility hosted a holiday party that brought families together.

With Back2Good program done, Metro riders have mixed feelings
The transit agency’s officials and riders see signs of improvement, but many riders say that they feel strained by fare hikes, service cuts and curtailed hours.

Northam vows bipartisan approach in Virginia after tough campaign
In his first extended interview since winning the gubernatorial election, Gov.-elect Ralph Northam said he expects to focus on business and health care.

D.C. dentist sentenced to 16 years for sexually assaulting patients
Bilal Ahmed pleaded guilty to committing offenses against five patients and an employee.

Rage over high tolls on I-66 gives hybrid owners hope for a change
Outrage over the high tolls on I-66 may create an opportunity for hybrid owners to find a way to get back into the carpool lanes with a new generation of fuel-efficient cars

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