Northern Virginia

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Drivers in Northern Virginia are still being hit with record-high tolls, some as much as $40 for a one-way trip in express lanes during some rush hours. Michael Pope has this look at the politics of dynamic tolling.


Drivers in Northern Virginia are being hit with tolls for a one-way trip that are about as much as a tank of gas.

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Salvadorans are flocking to Virginia, a trend that new Census numbers say has increased since the civil war in El Salvador ended more than 20 years ago.  One center of that community is a neighborhood in Alexandria.

When she comes to El Pulgarcito restaurant across the street from her office, Evelin Urrutia likes to order a kind of traditional Salvadoran pupusa -- evueltas chicharron con queso.