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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: This Week in Local Hip-...

The Breaks: This Week in Local Hip-Hop

Diamond District's got a new remix LP, and Yung Gleesh might have released his most bizarre and hilarious video to date.
DCJCC Fires Ari Roth from Theater J

DCJCC Fires Ari Roth from Theater J

His comments to the media on internal censorship of diverse viewpoints were deemed insubordinate.
ToDo ToDay: Christie Dashiell, Give...

ToDo ToDay: Christie Dashiell, Give, and The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas

Your dreams of combining coffee and vinyl records come true this weekend!
The Sleigher: The Both, ?Nothing Le...

The Sleigher: The Both, ?Nothing Left To Do (Let?s Make This Christmas Blue)?

Aimee Mann and Ted Leo team up for a truly depressing holiday tune.
Arts Roundup: Minimum Wage Edition

Arts Roundup: Minimum Wage Edition

Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton says Baltimore has a "way better" art and music scene than D.C.
Wale and DJ A-Trak to Gift Fans wit...

Wale and DJ A-Trak to Gift Fans with Festivus Project on Festivus

The Seinfeld theme continues.

WashingtonTimes

Frederick County, Md., school board...

Frederick County, Md., school board adds Muslim holiday to calendar

Frederick County Public School district added a new holiday to its calendar for the 2015-2016 year — the Islam's Id-al-Adha, which marks the end of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations expressed satisfaction with the school board's decision.

"We are pleased that the school ...

Water restriction still in effect f...

Water restriction still in effect for D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood

WASHINGTON (AP) — A do-not-drink order remains in effect for tap water in a section of northwest Washington due to contamination from a petroleum product that remains in the system.

More than 350 customers in the Shaw neighborhood north of downtown were ordered not to drink their water Wednesday afternoon ...

Retired jail officers sue D.C. for ...

Retired jail officers sue D.C. for right to carry guns for protection

It's been six years since Robert L. Smith retired from his job as a corrections officer at the D.C. Jail, but he says he still receives threats from former inmates he supervised.

He keeps a legally registered handgun inside his Southwest D.C. home, but he would like to be able ...

DEBORAH SIMMONS: Vincent Gray keeps...

DEBORAH SIMMONS: Vincent Gray keeps fingers on triggers of 2 six shooters

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Ready, aim, but don't fire?

Vincent C. Gray, 72, has resigned, albeit unofficially. He gave his farewell address the other night, and media and supporters got a copy of his accomplishments. And if you're hankering to see what he thinks of his nearly four years as mayor, visit the ...

FCC: 'Redskins' not profane; statio...

FCC: 'Redskins' not profane; station keeps license

Saying the word "Redskins" on the air isn't obscene or profane — at least not according to the Federal Communications Commission.

The FCC on Thursday dismissed a petition that called for one of the team's flagship radio stations not to have its license renewed. The petition claimed repeated use of ...

D.C. Council gives final approval t...

D.C. Council gives final approval to concealed-carry gun regulations

The D.C. Council on Wednesday approved the permanent version of concealed carry laws meant to comply with a federal court ruling that overturned the District's ban on the carrying of firearms in public.

The legislation keeps in place the emergency laws adopted earlier this year that require a gun owner ...

NY Times Washinton

The Note in the Trunk of the Last S...

The Note in the Trunk of the Last Studebaker Avanti

On Dec. 31, 1963, W.H. Bennett wrote a short message and put it under the trunk liner of the last Avanti to come off the Studebaker assembly line.
Nikki Finke, Hollywood Chronicler, ...

Nikki Finke, Hollywood Chronicler, Said to Be in Talks With Politico

The former writer for Deadline Hollywood is looking for other jobs, people familiar with the situation said.
Lawmakers Are Roommates No More

Lawmakers Are Roommates No More

The last of a group of Democratic lawmakers who have lived in a Washington rowhouse for years finally moved out, taking their comforters and Hendrix records with them.
A Home for Soccer, and Renewal, in ...

A Home for Soccer, and Renewal, in Washington

The District of Columbia Council is expected to approve financing for a $300 million Major League Soccer stadium to be built near the Anacostia River.
United States to Bid for 2024 Games

United States to Bid for 2024 Games

Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Washington are under consideration as sites for the 2024 Summer Games; the United States committee expects to decide in January.
Today in Politics

Today in Politics

As they plow through backlogged presidential nominations, Senate Democrats are defending a rule change that allowed them to break a nominee filibuster with a majority vote.

WashintonPost

Education Department releases frame...

Education Department releases framework for rating U.S. colleges and universities

By the start of next school year, the federal government plans to rate colleges on access, affordability and student outcomes ? possibly relying on graduates? employment and earnings data.Schools could be rated as high performers, low performers, or ?in the middle,? according to a ?draft framework? of the ratings plan that the Obama administration is releasing Friday. The document, essentially a status report on an initiative President Obama announced in August 2013, leaves many questions unanswered. But it makes clear that the Education Department still intends to assume a new role as an arbiter of the performance of thousands of colleges and universities.Read full article >>
House of the Week | Robert Gurney-d...

House of the Week | Robert Gurney-designed Spring Valley house for $4.99M

Yves Balcer and his family spent two years living in this 1954 house in the Spring Valley neighborhood of Northwest Washington before he came to the conclusion it needed to be updated. After discussing the project with several architects, he initially planned to tear it down and build an entirely new house. The economic downturn tabled those plans.Read full article >>
Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: T...

Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: Typical December weather through the weekend, and turning stormier Christmas week

Expect to see the sun more than clouds in the next few days with temps in the 40s.
Arlington County poised to close mo...

Arlington County poised to close money-losing Artisphere arts center in June

Arlington?s money-losing Artisphere should close in June because it has failed to draw enough visitors or supporters to break even after years of government subsidy, County Manager Barbara Donnellan said Wednesday.Read full article >>
Eleanor Roosevelt hangs on to beat ...

Eleanor Roosevelt hangs on to beat Bowie, 61-54

As the Eleanor Roosevelt crowd boisterously celebrated on the court after the Raiders? 61-54 win against Prince George?s 4A rival Bowie, Coach Brendan O?Connell gathered his team and directed them down to the locker room.Read full article >>
Man is charged in July homicide in ...

Man is charged in July homicide in D.C.

D.C. police arrested a Baltimore man Thursday on a charges he fatally shot a 22-year-old in July on a Southeast Washington street, officials said.Authorities charged William Jackson, 27, with second-degree murder while armed for a July 13 fatal shooting of 22-year-old Delonte Hemphill. The victim had been found fatally wounded 3500 block of 6th Street SE about 10:30 p.m.Read full article >>

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