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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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Listen to Wale?s Wedding Anthem, ?T...

Listen to Wale?s Wedding Anthem, ?The Matrimony,? Featuring Usher

"It?s hard, you know temptation and all/Out here trying to see if my relationship?s strong"
Stream Tomás Pagán Motta?s Warm, Fo...

Stream Tomás Pagán Motta?s Warm, Folk-Fusion Debut Album

It?s been a busy year for local folkster Tomás Pagán Motta. The Mount Vernon Square-based singer/songwriter shed his established pseudonym, the Petticoat Tearoom, secured a slot at D.C.?s Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival, and recorded his self-titled debut album via D.C. label 8 Gang Switch, which drops tomorrow. It's now streaming on Hype Machine. While on the surface, most [...]
ToDo ToDay: The Robert L. Feller Co...

ToDo ToDay: The Robert L. Feller Collection, BLKKATHY, and Richard Price

Learn the secrets of art conservation, then dance at the Black Cat.
Photos: Priests at Dance Institute ...

Photos: Priests at Dance Institute of Washington

   Priests at Dance Institute, 3400 14th St NW, March 1st.  © 2015 Matt Dunn
Arts Roundup: Final Score Edition

Arts Roundup: Final Score Edition

The punks of Jack on Fire have become Muriel Bowser's Shepard Fairey.
The Breaks: Local Rappers Get Hones...

The Breaks: Local Rappers Get Honest

"Start plottin? my way out this/?Cause shows like Empire make the very thing I dreamed of look like bullshit."

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COUNTRY TIMES: Travis Tritt brings ...

COUNTRY TIMES: Travis Tritt brings music fans back to other side of country

You may think country music reminiscent of the 1980s and 1990s is just a dim memory, sparked only when fans blow the dust off vintage tapes, CDs and vinyl that they store in the cellar.

Well, there's plenty of evidence to prove that's wrong.

Take Travis Tritt. Sporting a mullet, ...

Maureen McDonnell, ex-first lady of...

Maureen McDonnell, ex-first lady of Virginia, appeals corruption convictions

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell has appealed her public corruption convictions.

The notice of appeal was sent Monday to the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Former Gov. Bob McDonnell previously appealed his convictions to the same court. Oral arguments in his case are ...

District of Columbia mayor to annou...

District of Columbia mayor to announce fire chief

WASHINGTON — District Mayor Muriel Bowser is set to announce a fire chief for the nation's capital.

Bowser is expected to make the announcement at a news conference Monday morning at a fire station on F Street northwest.

Interim Chief Eugene Jones has served in the role since embattled Chief ...

Barbara Mikulski, Maryland senator,...

Barbara Mikulski, Maryland senator, will not seek re-election

Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced Monday that she sill not seek re-election at the end of her fifth term in 2016, ending what will be  a 30-year Senate career that made her the longest-serving woman in Congress.

Ms. Mikulski, 78, a feisty politician known for championing liberal causes and blue-collar workers, ...

Gregory Dean to be named D.C. fire ...

Gregory Dean to be named D.C. fire chief: report

Gregory Dean, who previously led the Seattle Fire Department for 10 years, will be named D.C.'s new fire chief on Monday, the Seattle Times reported.

Mr. Dean, 64, had been with the Seattle Fire Department for 44 years before stepping down in December.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is scheduled ...

Vinnie Paul, Hellyeah drummer, on h...

Vinnie Paul, Hellyeah drummer, on heavy metal rock album 'Blood for Blood'

Nothing drummer Vinnie Paul does is quiet. The backbeat behind Pantera, Damage Plan and Hellyeah — and arguably heavy metal's third-greatest drummer — lives a loud life.

In a recent interview, Mr. Paul discussed his musical heroes, the healing power of music and Hellyeah's new album, "Blood for Blood."

Question: ...

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For Net Neutrality Advocates, a Mom...

For Net Neutrality Advocates, a Moment to Celebrate

Grassroots advocates cheered the F.C.C.?s net neutrality vote even before it happened, while others expressed hesitancy about its scope and skepticism about its staying power.
Republicans Warn Washington to Thin...

Republicans Warn Washington to Think Twice About Legalizing Marijuana

Under a law that took effect on Thursday, residents of the District of Columbia can legally possess up to two ounces of marijuana.
After Midnight, D.C. to Find Out Wh...

After Midnight, D.C. to Find Out What Legal Marijuana Is All About

The possession and use of marijuana becomes legal in the District of Columbia at a minute after midnight.
Marijuana Legalization—Not th...

Marijuana Legalization—Not the Drug Itself—Sows Confusion in D.C.

At 12:01 a.m. recreational marijuana will become semi-legal in the district .
Washington, D.C., Is to Ease Mariju...

Washington, D.C., Is to Ease Marijuana Rules

The nation?s capital will become the first place east of the Mississippi River with legal recreational marijuana after a voter-approved initiative takes effect this week.
Drones Buzz Capital to Prevent Anot...

Drones Buzz Capital to Prevent Another White House Landing

The Secret Service announced it would be conducting drone experiments in the skies above Washington after a drone crashed on the White House lawn last month.

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Yasar Kemal, Turkish novelist and v...

Yasar Kemal, Turkish novelist and voice against political injustice, dies

Yasar Kemal, who became one of Turkey?s best-known novelists and whose focus on social injustices brought him into conflict with authority, died Feb. 28 at a hospital in Istanbul. He was 91.Mr. Kemal was being treated for multiple organ failure, one of his doctors said.Read full article >>
Prince William Co. police officer?s...

Prince William Co. police officer?s gun stolen from locked department vehicle

Authorities are investigating how someone stole a Prince William County police officer?s handgun from a locked department vehicle.The officer?s Glock pistol was taken sometime between 11 p.m. on Feb. 25 and 2:11 p.m. on Feb. 27, police said. According to a department release there were no signs of forced entry to the vehicle, which was in the 10800 block of Gambril Drive in Manassas.Read full article >>
Virginia cabbie on FBI?s Most Wante...

Virginia cabbie on FBI?s Most Wanted Terrorists list detained in Somalia

A Northern Virginia man who fled the United States more than two years ago and was recently placed on the FBI?s Most Wanted Terrorists list is in the custody of the Somali government, U.S. officials said.Read full article >>
Minnie Minoso, ?Cuban Comet? of Chi...

Minnie Minoso, ?Cuban Comet? of Chicago White Sox, dies

Minnie Minoso, ?the Cuban Comet? whose career spanned a record five decades in Major League Baseball and who served as a trailblazer for Latino players, died March 1 in Chicago. The ballplayer?s age was long in dispute. The Chicago White Sox, which announced the death, said he was 90. He was 89, according to the birthdate he gave in his 1994 autobiography ?Just Call Me Minnie.?Read full article >>
The Hotlist: 10 things to see, eat,...

The Hotlist: 10 things to see, eat, drink and do in March

Welcome to the Hotlist, a monthly preview of the happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead. Here's what's coming up in March.Garden District By this point, we've all had enough ice storms and slushy snow days. But spring is around the corner, and beer garden season has, in fact, officially begun: Garden District has reopened for the 2015 season. In honor of the perennially packed beer garden's fifth anniversary, the owners have launched a new happy hour: $5 bratwurst and $5 Hofbrau beers Monday-Friday from 5 to 6 p.m.Read full article >>
Weather Gang: PM Update: Refreeze t...

Weather Gang: PM Update: Refreeze tonight after some daytime melting; Wintry mix arrives midday Tuesday

We?re headed back into the teens and 20s again tonight, which helps set the stage for a cold one tomorrow. Add in some precipitation and iciness is a concern.

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