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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.

Washingtoncitypaper

Photos: Priests at Ottobar

Photos: Priests at Ottobar

  Priests at Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard, Baltimore, Jan 24th. 2015 Matt Dunn  
Photos: Chain and the Gang at MLK L...

Photos: Chain and the Gang at MLK Library

Chain and the Gang at MLK Library for the Capital Fringe Music in the Library Series, January 23rd. 2015 Matt Dunn Full Gallery here.
Q&A: Nashville?s Laura Benanti, Who...

Q&A: Nashville?s Laura Benanti, Who?s Bringing a Cabaret to Wolf Trap

"When I think, 'Where would I retire?,' I think, 'Maybe I?ll retire to Virginia.'?
The Breaks: This Week in Local Hip-...

The Breaks: This Week in Local Hip-Hop

Wale wants Kanye to design the Wizards' uniforms.
ToDo ToDay: The Widow Lincoln, Hous...

ToDo ToDay: The Widow Lincoln, Housemaids, and Bootsy Collins

Discover Mary Todd Lincoln's hidden grief and learn to build a life-sized Lego house this weekend.
Arts Roundup: Answers Issue Edition

Arts Roundup: Answers Issue Edition

A local actor and director makes suggestions on the Helen Hayes wage debate.

WashingtonTimes

Students for Life of America pro-li...

Students for Life of America pro-life conference energizes 2,000 students

Some 2,000 young pro-life supporters were urged to stay visible, stay active and stay hopeful at a daylong conference held Friday in Maryland as a follow up to the Jan. 22 March for Life.

"When you speak, people listen," said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America (SFLA), ...

Virginia Senate panel rejects adopt...

Virginia Senate panel rejects adoption by unmarried gay couples

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A proposal to allow adoption by the partners of unmarried gay parents was rejected Friday by a Virginia Senate committee.

Thanks to a series of federal court decisions last year, same-sex couples now have the right to marry in Virginia. But some choose not to do ...

Annapolis mansion fire aftermath: F...

Annapolis mansion fire aftermath: Fire crews looking for two more bodies

Anne Arundel County fire officials said they expect to find two more bodies in the rubble of a 16,000-square-foot Annapolis mansion that burned down in the early hours of Monday morning.

Four bodies have been recovered from the rubble so far, and crews are working under the assumption that there ...

DEBORAH SIMMONS: Genderless, cluele...

DEBORAH SIMMONS: Genderless, clueless and, please, take a hike

ANALYIS/OPINION:

Where are we now?

It's time to revisit some familiar faces, places and issues. So check your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

Since we're idling between the NFL Pro Bowl game and the Super Bowl, let's begin with genderless/transgender/unisex/I-haven't-decided restrooms, and a quote from former ...

March for Life reflects abortion aw...

March for Life reflects abortion awareness among young generation

The 42nd March for Life again lived up to its reputation, drawing hundreds of thousands of mostly young marchers who oppose abortion.

Except for a 40-minute delay at the Supreme Court, where pro-choice demonstrators blocked the street and refused to leave until police took some of them into custody, the ...

Annapolis mansion fire leaves two d...

Annapolis mansion fire leaves two dead; four people still unaccounted for

Two bodies so far have been recovered from the site of an Annapolis fire, but crews are still sorting through the rubble, a spokesman said Thursday.

Six people were unaccounted for when the four-alarm blaze ignited in the 16,000-square-foot home early Monday morning. By late Wednesday, crews discovered two bodies ...

NY Times Washinton

When Measles Spreads From Disneylan...

When Measles Spreads From Disneyland, It's a Small World After All

A current measles outbreak, now at 48 confirmed cases, began with a visitor to Disneyland, and quickly spread beyond those directly exposed there.
Pope’s U.S. Trip Will Not Inc...

Pope’s U.S. Trip Will Not Include California

Pope Francis said on Monday that his trip to the United States in September would be limited to Washington, New York and Philadelphia.
The Week in Political Pictures

The Week in Political Pictures

A look back at the week in politics.
Royal Ballet Adds Lincoln Center to...

Royal Ballet Adds Lincoln Center to Its American Tour

The Royal Ballet from London will perform at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in June.
Four Demoted at Secret Service in W...

Four Demoted at Secret Service in Wake of Scandals

The decision to reassign four senior executives was based on a recent Department of Homeland Security report that outlined the agency’s shortcomings.
Man Is Held in Inquiry on Capitol A...

Man Is Held in Inquiry on Capitol Attack Plot

Federal authorities said Christopher Lee Cornell was charged in connection with planning the attack and had hoped to ally himself with the Islamic State.

WashintonPost

Lawyers see new benefit to D.C. pol...

Lawyers see new benefit to D.C. police body cameras ? as evidence for trials

When D.C. police began outfitting some officers? shirts and glasses with miniature cameras in the fall, the objectives were obvious: to protect residents from overly zealous officers during arrests as well as to protect officers from any unfounded complaints.Read full article >>
Loudoun County community calendar, ...

Loudoun County community calendar, Jan. 25-Feb. 1, 2015

Sunday, Jan. 25Photo hike A guided hike to identify and photograph local plants and animals. All photography skill levels are welcome. Take a camera. 9-10:30a.m. Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Rd., Sterling. 703-442-7557. $5. Read full article >>
Crisis intervention training expand...

Crisis intervention training expanded to deputies at adult detention center

Nearly three years after the Loudoun County Sheriff?s Office established a Crisis Intervention Team aimed at promoting positive and safe encounters between law enforcement officers and people experiencing a mental health crisis, the program has trained scores of deputies who police Loudoun?s neighborhoods. Read full article >>
Kelly: Why do nasty online comments...

Kelly: Why do nasty online comments get us so riled up? It?s literally in our DNA.

These days I don?t have much occasion to use my fight-or-flight response. That?s the automatic release of chemicals in our bodies that our barely human ancestors depended upon to keep from getting eaten by a saber-toothed tiger.Read full article >>
Weather Gang: Minor snow event like...

Weather Gang: Minor snow event likely tonight, second more disruptive wave possible late Monday

It?s too warm for much accumulation overnight, but a cold punch could land by afternoon.
The decline of neighborhood schools...

The decline of neighborhood schools causes discomfort. Should it?

I try to impress my grandsons with tales of my difficult childhood. Unlike them, I say, I walked to school every day.They find this amusing because they often stay at the little house in San Mateo, Calif., where I grew up. They know my walk to my elementary school was about 200 yards, the same as my walk to my middle school in the opposite direction. High school was a longer hike, but still just two blocks.Read full article >>

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