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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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Arts Roundup: Jarry Love Edition

Arts Roundup: Jarry Love Edition

Plus: The D.C. theater community remembers PJ Paparelli.
At PhotoWorks, Documentary Photos S...

At PhotoWorks, Documentary Photos Smash the Divide Between Tradition and Modernity

Sometimes, photography exhibits are notable for a small number of images that stand above the rest. And sometimes they're notable for offering a steady, coherent series. The seventh annual ?Mirror to the World? exhibition of documentary photography at Glen Echo?s PhotoWorks falls into the latter category. (Disclosure: The curator, Frank Van Riper, photographed my wedding.) David [...]
To Do Today: Kermit Ruffins, Neal S...

To Do Today: Kermit Ruffins, Neal Stephenson, and Sealab

Local rock, jazz from New Orleans, and a spooky sci-fi reading
Arts Roundup: 1432 R Edition

Arts Roundup: 1432 R Edition

Plus: In It Together Fest's main showcase lineup
Photos: Chain and The Gang @ Capita...

Photos: Chain and The Gang @ Capital Fringe

Chain and The Gang at Capital Fringe, 1358 Florida Ave, NE, May 24th.  
Photos: Young Rapids / Pleasure Cur...

Photos: Young Rapids / Pleasure Curses at American Art Museum

Young Rapids at Smithsonian American Art Museum, May 22nd. Full gallery here.

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D.C. asks that gun-carrying restric...

D.C. asks that gun-carrying restriction remain in effect

D.C. officials have asked a judge to let the city enforce a central element of its restrictive concealed-carry law — the requirement that handgun owners demonstrate a "good reason" for a permit to carry — while a lawsuit over the matter works its way through the federal court system.

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DC asks judge to put gun ruling on ...

DC asks judge to put gun ruling on hold

D.C. officials have asked a judge to let the city enforce a central element of its restrictive concealed-carry law — the requirement that handgun owners demonstrate a "good reason" for a permit to carry — while a lawsuit over the matter works its way through the federal court system.

Last ...

Phil Mendelson's budget nixes tax h...

Phil Mendelson's budget nixes tax hikes, summer-jobs expansion

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said his budget plan gives Mayor Muriel Bowser "99 percent of what she's requested" — all while fully funding plans to expand homeless services and eliminating proposed tax hikes.

The plan does not, however, fund a permanent expansion of the city's summer jobs program to ...

Richard Conway, off-duty Prince Geo...

Richard Conway, off-duty Prince George's officer, charged with murder

WALDORF, Md. (AP) — An off-duty police officer from Prince George's County has been charged with murder after a child custody dispute is believed to have led to a double shooting that killed a man in the parking lot of a southern Maryland McDonald's.

Prince George's County Police Chief Mark ...

Ken Cuccinelli, former Va. gubernat...

Ken Cuccinelli, former Va. gubernatorial candidate, settles lawsuit against conservative PAC

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli has settled a lawsuit on favorable terms with a conservative political action committee he accused of engaging in a national fundraising scam.

Federal court papers filed last week show that Cuccinelli and the Arlington-based Conservative StrikeForce PAC reached a settlement ...

Cause of death of Md. child pushed ...

Cause of death of Md. child pushed in park swing by mother undetermined after autopsy

BALTIMORE — Further investigation and toxicology tests are needed to determine what caused the death of a Maryland child who was found dead in a park swing as his mother pushed him, authorities said.

An autopsy has been completed on the 3-year-old boy found Friday in La Plata, Maryland, but ...

NY Times Washinton

Sherman’s March on Washington

Sherman’s March on Washington

What drove a wedge between the lauded general and the political leadership in the capital?
Bomb Squad Destroys Pressure Cooker...

Bomb Squad Destroys Pressure Cooker Near Capitol

The pressure cooker was found in an unattended vehicle on the National Mall on Sunday, and the vehicle?s owner was arrested, the Capitol Police said.
More Than One Attacker Is Suspected...

More Than One Attacker Is Suspected in Killings of 4 in Washington

Investigators said Darron D. Wint, charged in the killings of four people, stayed ahead of a police search with aid from others.
New Trial Likely for Man Convicted ...

New Trial Likely for Man Convicted of Intern?s Death

Lawyers for the man, Imgmar Guandique, had sought a retrial because they said a key witness in the case, his onetime cellmate, gave false or misleading testimony during his 2010 trial.
Arrest Made in Washington Killings

Arrest Made in Washington Killings

Early Friday ? after days of gruesome details were revealed in the news media about the grisly killing of a wealthy Washington family ? the police said they had arrested a suspect, Daron Wint.
Mail Carrier Indicted in Flight of ...

Mail Carrier Indicted in Flight of Gyrocopter Onto Capitol Grounds

The Florida man who flew a gyrocopter onto the grounds of the United States Capitol last month faces up to 9 ˝ years in prison after being indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday.

WashintonPost

Meet the kouign amann, the carameli...

Meet the kouign amann, the caramelized French pastry we?re loving right now

We've rarely met a pastry we didn't like here at Washington Post Food Central. But our new favorite treat appearing at bakeries and coffee shops around the area is downright impossible not to love.Washington, meet the kouign amann.Read full article >>
Say it ain?t so? No more live web c...

Say it ain?t so? No more live web camera of the naked mole-rat, says National Zoo

Say goodbye to the National Zoo?s live web camera that has shown the every move of the naked mole-rat, a pinkish looking rodent with buck teeth, tiny eyes, wrinkled feet and little hair. Don?t break into a sweat ? the popular panda cameras stay.Read full article >>
District Beans delivers local roast...

District Beans delivers local roasted coffee to your door

You can order an entire meal without ever setting foot in a restaurant: One service will drop off dinner at your door, another will deliver the booze and a third will supply the Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey for dessert ? or even the Trojan Ultra Ribbed condoms should the evening include more than you, a TV and a "Breaking Bad" binge.Read full article >>
Breweries and babies: a match made ...

Breweries and babies: a match made in Heaven?

At 2:30 p.m. on a warm Saturday in April, 3 Stars Brewing Company is packed with the usual suspects: couples sipping beer samples, friends tearing into barbecued ribs and, at the front of the warehouse-turned-tasting room, a cluster of strollers arranged in a circle like a covered-wagon caravan.Read full article >>
Dr. Gridlock: 8 mile backup on Belt...

Dr. Gridlock: 8 mile backup on Beltway in Montgomery County

An earlier crash near Silver Spring in Montgomery County is causing major traffic backups Wednesday on the outer loop of the Capital Beltway.The crash occurred on the outer loop of the Beltway just after the Colesville Road exit. Lanes were getting by but traffic delays of up to eight miles were reported by some drivers in that area.Read full article >>
Dr. Gridlock: Four more months of t...

Dr. Gridlock: Four more months of traffic headaches around Watergate complex

If you drive near the Watergate complex in Foggy Bottom, you will continue to see traffic delays related to the garage collapse earlier this month.An eastbound lane of Virginia Avenue NW, between Rock Creek Parkway and 25th Street, will remain closed for four months while crews work at the site of the May 1 garage collapse at the Watergate.Read full article >>

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