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Trump throws DACA off table, threatens NAFTA as caravan of migrants crosses Mexico. Trump throws DACA off table, threatens NAFTA as caravan of migrants crosses Mexico.
President Trump said Sunday that he was pulling a DACA deal off the table in negotiations with Democrats and warned Mexico to step up its own efforts to control the flow of people headed north across its territory — or else he will cancel NAFTA. The president seemed particularly outraged over a caravan of more than 1,000 people from Central America who are traversing Mexico with the aim of show...
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Scholarship search service helps Howard students affected by financial aid scandal. Scholarship search service helps Howard students affected by financial aid scandal.
WASHINGTON—Scholarship search service Scholly is starting a fund specifically for Howard University students affected by the misappropriation of financial aid funds that spanned between 2007 and 2016. The students staged a sit-in at the school’s administration building, which is entering its fifth day on Monday, after the scandal broke. Learning about this issue “just hit home for us as a co...
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DC Uprising: A timeline of the 1968 riots. DC Uprising: A timeline of the 1968 riots.
WASHINGTON — Fifty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stepped out on a hotel balcony in Memphis and was felled by an assassin’s bullet. The killing sparked unrest in the nation’s capital and hundreds of cities nationwide. Track how the aftermath of King’s killing played out on the streets of D.C. in our timeline of events above. More from the series, “DC Uprising: Voices from the 1968 Riots....
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Archdiocese appeal over Christmas ads on Metrobuses back in federal court. Archdiocese appeal over Christmas ads on Metrobuses back in federal court.
WASHINGTON — A three-judge panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit will hear the latest arguments Monday in the lawsuit brought by the Archdiocese of Washington against Metro. The lawsuit was filed after Metro banned the archdiocese’s ads from its buses at Christmastime. The Archdiocese of Washington sued Metro in November 2017 after the transit agency rejected its Chris...
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What’s new at Nationals Park this year? New giveaways, bobbleheads, food for this season. What’s new at Nationals Park this year? New giveaways, bobbleheads, food for this season.
WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals’ season ended in a disappointing Game 5 playoff loss to the Chicago Cubs on Oct. 12, 2017. Since then, however, the Nationals Park staff has been busy getting ready for the 2018 season. The Nats open the season on the road on Thursday, March 29, in Cincinnati, before returning for the home opener on April 5 against the New York Mets. But if you can’t wai...
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Ready for battle: DC’s Joan of Arc statue wields sword once more. Ready for battle: DC’s Joan of Arc statue wields sword once more.
WASHINGTON — One of D.C.’s standout statues has been made whole again. The missing sword of the Joan of Arc statute that lives in Meridian Hill Park has been replaced. The 96-year-old bronze statue was a gift to the women of the United States from the women of France. “We’ve been waiting a lot of time for the sword. She’s my favorite statue in my favorite park, so I’m very glad to see that s...
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Cherry blossoms peaking soon in Washington. Cherry blossoms peaking soon in Washington.
(CNN) — It's a Washington tradition that isn't subject to partisan bickering or a lobbyist's best efforts to influence. It's the annual blooming of the US capital's cherry blossoms, which are predicted to be in peak bloom starting on March 27 and running through March 31, according to the National Park Service. If you want to see those pink and white petals still attached to trees, that's the ...
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DC’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates Irish-American heritage. DC’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates Irish-American heritage.
WASHINGTON — The 48th St. Patrick’s Day Parade in D.C. must have had the luck of the Irish, because the sunny weather made Sunday the perfect day for a parade. There was no shortage of people decked out in green lining the sides of Constitution Avenue Northwest to watch the marchers. The Grand Marshal was NBC 4’s Pat Collins. The parade’s website said this year’s theme was “showcasing DC ...
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DC cherry blossoms’ peak bloom period pushed back. DC cherry blossoms’ peak bloom period pushed back.
WASHINGTON — Colder-than-normal weather forecasted for this week has forced the National Park Service to push back the D.C. cherry blossoms’ predicted peak bloom period. On Monday, the National Park Service predicted the peak bloom period of the cherry blossoms will now occur between March 27 and 31. Earlier this month, the peak bloom was projected to start between March 17 and 20. “Looking at...
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DC Snow Alert: Here's When You Could See Some. DC Snow Alert: Here's When You Could See Some.
Don't get too comfortable with this warm weather, as another Arctic chill is coming. Yes, it is reaching into the 50s and even 60s on Thursday and Friday in our area, but it is still January, so that was never likely to stick around. And as it turns out, an Arctic blast is on the way that increases our chances for some snow in the coming days. Mike Thomas, meteorologist for Fox 5, tweeted that...
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