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Spring slumps as cold front, rain crosses DC area. Spring slumps as cold front, rain crosses DC area.
A snow-rain mix is possible this Saturday as a cold front moves in the D.C. area. The rest of the day will be gloomy and rainy, but sunshine returns on Sunday. WASHINGTON — April showers Saturday could bring in snowflakes, as a cold front crosses the area. The National Weather service said that the highest chance of rain will be in Central Virginia to southern Maryland. As temperatures dr...
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DC police officer killed in motorcycle crash. DC police officer killed in motorcycle crash.
An off-duty D.C. police officer was killed Friday while riding a motorcycle in Clinton, Maryland. WASHINGTON — An off-duty D.C. police officer was killed Friday while riding a motorcycle in Clinton, Maryland. It happened in the 9100 block of Piscataway Road. Jamal Shaw was riding his own motorcycle when a vehicle on the right lane abruptly changed lanes, a Prince George’s County police spoke...
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Man dies after being assaulted in Northwest DC. Man dies after being assaulted in Northwest DC.
WASHINGTON — A man who was assaulted in Northwest D.C. on Thursday night has died from his injuries. Police are investigating his death as a homicide. The victim has been identified as 33-year-old Yusef Turner of Northwest, D.C. Police said they responded to a call of an assault in progress at the 3500 block of Georgia Avenue, NW a little after 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5. When poli...
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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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