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D.C. Council approved D.C. United s...

D.C. Council approved D.C. United stadium

The D.C. Council approved the District of Columbia Soccer Stadium Act of 2014 on Wednesday.
Family: Gross kept in touch, didn't...

Family: Gross kept in touch, didn't grow angry in Cuba

Alan Gross -- the American who was freed from five years of imprisonment in Cuba today -- had been working as a subcontractor for the U.S. government's U.S. Agency for International Development when he was arrested -- an agency that has been promoting democracy in Cuba.
'Saving Private Ryan' among films b...

'Saving Private Ryan' among films being preserved

"Saving Private Ryan" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" are among 25 movies being inducted this year into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation, the Library of Congress announced Wednesday.
Two serial bank robbers on the loos...

Two serial bank robbers on the loose in D.C. area

One dresses sharply; the other holds up banks in Alexandria and Annandale.
Metro's Blue, Orange, Silver lines ...

Metro's Blue, Orange, Silver lines resume service after water main break

Three Metro lines are up and running Tuesday morning after a water main break caused a major headache for commuters on the rail and the road.
Chris Brown's bodyguard sentenced t...

Chris Brown's bodyguard sentenced to probation

Singer Chris Brown's bodyguard Christopher Hollosy has been given a 90-day suspended jail sentence, 1-year probation and ordered to perform 24 hours of community service for breaking the nose of a Beltsville man last year.

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The Breaks: The Week in Local Hip-H...

The Breaks: The Week in Local Hip-Hop

The final days before the release of Wale's The Album About Nothing, and an update on Yung Gleesh's arrest.
Photos of Lieutenant @ Black Cat Ba...

Photos of Lieutenant @ Black Cat Backstage

At the Black Cat Backstage, Nate Mendel, bassist for bands like the Foo Fighters and Sunny Day Real Estate, stopped by with his brand new side project.
Flow Chart: D.C.?s Thriving Comic-C...

Flow Chart: D.C.?s Thriving Comic-Creator Scene

From local comic conventions to an active network of cartoonists and illustrators, D.C.?s making big moves in the world of comic books.
ToDo ToDay: Meek Mill, Keyshia Cole...

ToDo ToDay: Meek Mill, Keyshia Cole, and Joel Harrison

Start your weekend with noisy hip-hop, then take in some experimental jazz and rock on Sunday.
Bird Phobists, Beware: Brooklyn Pup...

Bird Phobists, Beware: Brooklyn Puppeteer Robin Frohardt Brings Creepy Pigeons to Life in The Pigeoning at Artisphere

Arts Desk spoke to Robin Frohardt about how she brought her quirky characters to life as puppets.
ToDo ToDay: Mipso, Baby Bry Bry, an...

ToDo ToDay: Mipso, Baby Bry Bry, and Nora Jane Struthers

The Smithsonian welcomes local punks and Americana acts come to Georgetown and Rockville.

WashingtonTimes

Anti-Israel sentiments force Virgin...

Anti-Israel sentiments force Virginia Bar to cancel trip to Jerusalem

The Virginia State Bar Association has canceled a trip for its members to learn in Jerusalem later this year after some members campaigned against it, accusing Israel of "unacceptable discriminatory policies and practices" in how it ensures its border security.

The episode, confirmed in an email from Bar President Kevin ...

Bills to loosen gun restrictions am...

Bills to loosen gun restrictions among Terry McAuliffe's vetoes

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Friday that he vetoed legislation that would have limited the sharing of information on concealed handgun permit holders in a state database, one of 17 pieces of legislation passed during the 2015 legislative session he vetoed ahead of aSunday midnight deadline.

Mr. McAuliffe's office ...

Eleanor Holmes Norton signs up for ...

Eleanor Holmes Norton signs up for lessons after video of botched parking job goes viral

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton says she is taking action to improve her parking skills after a video that went viral showed her desperately struggling, and ultimately failing, to appropriately park her car outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

Ms. Holmes Norton told a local Fox affiliate that ...

The RIght Side Forum: What's next w...

The RIght Side Forum: What's next with conservative host Armstrong Williams

"The Right Side Forum," an hour-long conservative live news and talk show hosted by columnist Armstrong Williams, will ask this question on its next broadcast: "Ayatollah Khomeini declaration: Death to America". His guests are attorney Alan Dershowitz and national security expert Frank Gaffney.

"Join us in discussing why Obama administration ...

Marco Rubio takes aim at D.C. gun c...

Marco Rubio takes aim at D.C. gun control laws

Sen. Marco Rubio, a likely Republican presidential contender in 2016, introduced legislation Thursday to roll back restrictive gun laws in the District of Columbia, arguing that congressional intervention is needed to "correct" laws that violate the Second Amendment.

Courting the guns right lobby, Mr. Rubio attacked the city's long history ...

DEBORAH SIMMONS: Harry Reid's war a...

DEBORAH SIMMONS: Harry Reid's war against women

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Hi, guys. Today's column speaks directly to the gals about the 2016 races for U.S. Senate seats.

Not all of them, mind you. Just two key blue state races, one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast.

But, guys, please do read along. The information about ...

NY Times Washinton

Turning Around for a Farewell Glanc...

Turning Around for a Farewell Glance

As Jose R. Lopez retires after three decades at The Times, he looks back on a favorite image, where all the elements came together.
A. James Clark, ?King of Concrete? ...

A. James Clark, ?King of Concrete? Who Built Arenas, Dies at 87

Mr. Clark’s contracting company transformed the District of Columbia and built sports stadiums and convention centers across the country.
Commemoration of Death of Lincoln F...

Commemoration of Death of Lincoln Features Report From a Doctor in the House

A report by Dr. Charles A. Leale, who attended Abraham Lincoln after he was shot, is a highlight of the National Archives? commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Lincoln?s assassination.
Can Washington?s Gift Economy in Ma...

Can Washington?s Gift Economy in Marijuana Work?

The nation?s capital is experimenting with a model in which marijuana is legal ? but you?re not allowed to buy and sell it.
Is a Streetcar Still Something to D...

Is a Streetcar Still Something to Desire?

Jacob Anbinder, a researcher on transportation and urban affairs, and Representative Earl Blumenauer, an Oregon Democrat, differ on the viability of the streetcar.
Streetcar Revival Is Wavering in So...

Streetcar Revival Is Wavering in Some Cities

While several cities inaugurate new systems or expand older ones, the streetcar revolution, faced with fiscal and operational challenges, has stalled elsewhere.

WashintonPost

Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: A...

Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: A wind-chilled Saturday, and cold tonight before improvement Sunday

Moving on from winter can be tough, as today will remind us. After that, we?re climbing toward more sustained springlike weather.
Man stabbed in parking lot of Leesb...

Man stabbed in parking lot of Leesburg 7-Eleven dies

A New Jersey man was stabbed and killed after a fight in the parking lot of a Leesburg 7-Eleven early Saturday morning, and police are questioning people who were in and around the store at the time, authorities said.Read full article >>
Carley Kastner?s homer sparks South...

Carley Kastner?s homer sparks South County softball to road win at Northern

Carley Kastner?s goal when she toed the righty batter?s box to lead off the fifth inning at Northern was to simply reach base, to avail herself as RBI fodder for a batter to be named later. But by the time the Stallions next hitter, Jade Williams, dug in, Kastner was back inside South County?s dugout. She cradled a softball under her right arm ? a keepsake from her line-drive, solo shot over the center field fence moments earlier.Read full article >>
C.L. Long, pastor of the District?s...

C.L. Long, pastor of the District?s Scripture Cathedral, dies at 74

Bishop C.L. Long, a charismatic District pastor who was a dominant voice on radio and television for nearly four decades and was known for his high-octane preaching and gospel concerts at his Scripture Cathedral church, died March 21 at a hospital in Baltimore. He was 74.Read full article >>
Lew Newmyer, founder of Armand?s Ch...

Lew Newmyer, founder of Armand?s Chicago Pizzeria, dies at 92

Lew Newmyer, a Washington restaurateur and entrepreneur who founded and brought Armand?s Chicago Pizzeria to more than a dozen locations in the capital area, died March 16 at a rehabilitation facility in Rockville, Md. He was 92. Read full article >>
In District, a mixed view of legali...

In District, a mixed view of legalization where pot arrests once soared

Jamal Vaughn, a mechanical engineering student, was on his aunt?s stoop in northeast Washington on a recent afternoon, his long fingers curled around a half-smoked marijuana joint.?It used to be, ?Let me see who?s around,??? Vaughn, 21, said between puffs and giggles, referring to his wariness of cops who had long made this neighborhood east of the Anacostia River a hotspot for pot arrests.Read full article >>

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