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Missing Va. Teen's Car Found

Missing Va. Teen's Car Found



The car of a missing Shipman, Va., teen was found in a movie theater parking lot Tuesday, police said.
Obama on Leno: Don't Overreact to T...

Obama on Leno: Don't Overreact to Terror Threat



President Barack Obama gave an unexpectedly serious and wide-ranging interview to Jay Leno on Tuesday night, weighing in on a terror threat, U.S. tensions with Russia and even his recent lunch with...

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Latino Community Calls for Represen...

Latino Community Calls for Representation on School Board



As Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker reviews applications to fill a spot on the county's school board, members of a seemingly under-represented community say Baker's selection is very important...
Sherwood's Notebook: Now Leading th...

Sherwood's Notebook: Now Leading the Mayor?s Race??



Incumbent Mayor Vincent Gray talks and acts like he wants to run again, but it?s publicly unclear at this point if he will run or if he?ll be a factor.
News4 I-Team Investigative Unit

News4 I-Team Investigative Unit



The News4 iTeam focuses on investigative stories across the Washington, D.C., area.

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Ex-UVa. Worker to Be Sentenced for...

Ex-UVa. Worker to Be Sentenced for Abduction Try



A former University of Virginia dining hall worker is due in court for sentencing for trying to abduct and assault a student.

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Golfers to go big to support Wounde...

Golfers to go big to support Wounded Warriors

On Monday, Aug. 11, the World's Largest Golf Outing will be held simultaneously at more than 120 courses across 26 states, benefiting injured service men and women.
Transgender girl stabbed on Metro t...

Transgender girl stabbed on Metro train

A man has been charged with stabbing a young transgender woman on a Metro train in Wednesday afternoon.
African summit to close roads throu...

African summit to close roads throughout Downtown D.C.

A slew of street closures are on tap for Downtown Washington next week as President Obama welcomes African leaders to a three-day summit.
Schwartz touts education record in ...

Schwartz touts education record in DC mayoral bid

Former D.C. councilmember Carol Schwartz says she has a stronger record on education than either of her opponents in the race for mayor, especially a fellow independent who has made education the centerpiece of his campaign.
Lanier welcomes postponement of gun...

Lanier welcomes postponement of gun ruling

.C.'s police chief says she's happy the District has time to figure out how best to react to a ruling that strikes down its ban on carrying guns in public.
Barmini's Devin Gong on his plans f...

Barmini's Devin Gong on his plans for H Street NE's Copycat Co.

Devin Gong is taking his well-regarded bartending talents from Barmini to H Street Northeast.

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One Track Mind: Mark Meadows? ?Once...

One Track Mind: Mark Meadows? ?Once Upon a Purple Night?

Standout Track: No. 5, ?Once Upon a Purple Night,? a gentle jazz waltz led by the wordless vocals of Christie Dashiell on Mark Meadows' Somethin' Good. At least, it starts out as a gentle jazz waltz. But after melodic, one-chorus solos by vibraphonist Warren Wolf, alto saxophonist Brent Birckhead, and pianist Meadows (and a restatement [...]
D.C.-Bred Comedian Sampson on Growi...

D.C.-Bred Comedian Sampson on Growing Up Gay, Black, and Pentecostal

On his Twitter bio, comedian and D.C. native Sampson describes himself as black, gay, and boss. Culled from his personal life, Sampson?s comedy mixes silly with serious by addressing racism and homophobia head-on. This Friday, Aug. 1, he?ll perform two sets at District of Columbia Arts Center in Adams Morgan. We caught up with the 28-year-old [...]
AB Gets Erotic on His New Track, ?A...

AB Gets Erotic on His New Track, ?A Quarter After Morning?

"Can't think of a better way to start my day, than wrapped up in your chocolate legs." That's just the opening line of Aaron "AB" Abernathy's new song, "A Quarter After Morning," out today. From there, the Deanwood resident uses a high-pitched falsetto to lay out exactly what he plans to do. "I know it's after [...]
ToDo ToDay: Michael Borek, Honeyblo...

ToDo ToDay: Michael Borek, Honeyblood, and Chefs Behind Bars

It?s been more than a quarter century by now, but my recollection of reading Franz Kafka?s The Metamorphosis in my freshman-year college European lit class remains fresh. Even for a cocky college kid, reading about Gregor Samsa?s transformation into an insect was unnerving. There?s nothing quite as creepy as Kafka?s famous character in Michael Borek?s photography exhibit [...]
Arts Roundup: Farewell, FreeFest Ed...

Arts Roundup: Farewell, FreeFest Edition

Virgin Mobile Freefest won't be coming back to Merriweather Post Pavilion this year. [Arts Desk] Watch the sexy, playful music video for ACME's newest tracks, "California Girls" and "Numbers Game." [D.C. Music Download] Accusations of cronyism and drama galore at the Corcoran's first day in court... [Arts Desk] ...and on the second day, details of the school's proposed [...]
Virgin Mobile FreeFest Isn?t Happen...

Virgin Mobile FreeFest Isn?t Happening This Year

Once upon a time, it wasn't fall until Merriweather Post Pavilion welcomed a slate of buzzy bands and EDM purveyors to play a free show for what seemed like half of D.C.'s under-25 population and all of its flower-crown wearers. Those days are over—at least for now. Virgin Mobile USA announced today that Virgin Mobile FreeFest will [...]

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Residents seek to revoke store lice...

Residents seek to revoke store license

Hundreds of Columbia Heights residents are asking city officials to revoke the liquor license of a 14th Street carryout after the owner was indicted on felony drug charges.

DC pizza makers aiming to be fastes...

DC pizza makers aiming to be fastest

Joe Burr is bouncing up and down, exhaling. He is concentrating like an Olympic runner ready to pounce out of the gate. His nickname is "Domino Joe." His sport is pizza. Burr and Jesse Dann are Domino's Pizza employees. They have both qualified to head to Las Vegas next week where they will compete for the title of World's Fastest Pizza Maker.

Alexander discusses same-sex marria...

Alexander discusses same-sex marriage

It has been years since the District legalized same-sex marriage. At the time, two D.C. councilmembers voted against the legislation: Marion Barry and Yvette Alexander. "It was really, really a difficult decision for me,? Alexander tells FOX 5 Thursday.

Peterson, Khan rematch canceled

Peterson, Khan rematch canceled

The highly-anticipated rematch between Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan was canceled after the American tested positive for a banned substance. FOX 5?s Dave Ross spoke with Peterson and his trainer Barry Hunter about the failed drug test.

DC man charged in death of tourist

DC man charged in death of tourist

The younger brother of NFL players Vernon and Vontae Davis has been charged with murder in the death of a man visiting the nation's capital from Colorado.

Ovechkin helps Caps beat Rangers 2-...

Ovechkin helps Caps beat Rangers 2-1

Alex Ovechkin rebounded from a rare zero-shot performance by scoring after 88 seconds Wednesday night, Braden Holtby made 30 saves, and the Washington Capitals recovered from a potentially devastating loss by beating the top-seeded New York Rangers 2-1 to force a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference semifinal.

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Star witness in Bob McDonnell corru...

Star witness in Bob McDonnell corruption trial refutes 'crush' defense

RICHMOND — The prosecution's star witness in the public corruption case against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife took the stand on Wednesday and quickly undercut the McDonnells' long-standing story that tens of thousands of dollars in gifts, loans, clothes and golf outings he provided them were motivated by ...

400-pound Buddha statue stolen from...

400-pound Buddha statue stolen from Md. yard

HALFWAY, Md. — The Washington County Sheriff's Office is looking for a 400-pound statue of Buddha that was stolen from a resident's back yard.

Deputies say the statue disappeared from Jim Elliott's backyard near Halfway between Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Elliott tells the Herald-Mail of Hagerstown (http://bit.ly/1pH3Szv) that the ...

Border crisis fuels surge in immigr...

Border crisis fuels surge in immigrant enrollment at Montgomery County schools

Montgomery County schools are seeing a surge in illegal immigrant children enrolling in the school system after having crossed the border unaccompanied, schools officials say.

During a hearing before the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday that explored the county's response to the crisis on the border, schools officials said 107 ...

Trips, loans for McDonnell family d...

Trips, loans for McDonnell family detailed at trial

A longtime aide to businessman Jonnie R. Williams Sr. said Wednesday that she couldn't speak to reports of a borderline inappropriate relationship between her boss and former first lady Maureen McDonnell, but she provided details about a number of trips and events she helped plan for the McDonnell family on ...

COUNTRY TIMES: Mary Chapin Carpente...

COUNTRY TIMES: Mary Chapin Carpenter comes home with ?Songs from the Movie?

Mary Chapin Carpenter fondly remembers now-defunct D.C. venues that gave her and other then-fledgling artists such as Emmylou Harris and Cass Elliott an early boost in the ’80s: Clubs like Gallagher’s Pub on Connecticut Avenue and The Shadows at 34th and M streets in Georgetown are long gone from the ...

Federal judge grants 90-day stay in...

Federal judge grants 90-day stay in D.C. gun case

A federal judge on Tuesday granted a 90-day stay in a ruling that upended Washington, D.C.'s ban on carrying handguns in public, giving city officials time to consider whether they will appeal the case or concede and begin drafting gun carry laws.

The breathing room was a relief to local ...

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Another Avenue to Reach Policy Make...

Another Avenue to Reach Policy Makers: Taxicabs

Advocacy groups are taking advantage of a new requirement that District of Columbia taxicabs have back-seat screens by showing ads.
Corcoran?s Merger Plan Draws Fire i...

Corcoran?s Merger Plan Draws Fire in Court Hearing

Two views of the Corcoran Gallery of Art?s fiscal woes emerged in a court hearing on Wednesday in Washington.
Washington Prepares to Host Meeting...

Washington Prepares to Host Meeting of African Leaders

Before 50 African leaders arrive in the nation?s capital next week to discuss development on the continent, federal workers were urged to telecommute for concern over traffic jams.
Proposal to Move F.B.I.?s. Headquar...

Proposal to Move F.B.I.?s. Headquarters to Suburbs

The General Services Administration named two sites in Maryland and one in Northern Virginia as finalists for the new headquarters.
Capital Looks to Next Step After De...

Capital Looks to Next Step After Defeat on Gun Rights

In the aftermath of a court victory for advocates of firearm ownership, the District of Columbia is weighing an appeal or a new law.
Corcoran Chairman Defends Merger Pl...

Corcoran Chairman Defends Merger Plan in Court

The Corcoran Gallery of Art is seeking approval for a plan to have other institutions absorb its collection, while opponents contend that is not necessary.

WashintonPost

Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: U...

Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: Unlimited sun today; unwelcome t?storm chances this weekend

The reality of summer sneaks back into the area but no worse than seasonably so, ending a rather benign month that was itself near normal.






Weather Gang: Nationals vs. Phillie...

Weather Gang: Nationals vs. Phillies weather forecast: Clear with winning humidity levels

For a summer  evening, this is a good one to sit and enjoy.






Two teens wounded in Hyattsville sh...

Two teens wounded in Hyattsville shooting

Two teenagers were wounded Wednesday night on a residential street in Hyattsville when a group of three men approached them and one of them opened fire, city police said.

Officials believe that a group of male teens, between ages 15 and 17, were walking in the 5700 block of 30th Street when they were approached by three Hispanic men between the ages of 18 and 20, just before 8 p.m. One of the men produced a black handgun and fired at the victims, striking one in the face, arm and multiple times in the torso. A second teen was hit in the right side, while the third ran and escaped unharmed.

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A gym for dogs: The latest addition...

A gym for dogs: The latest addition to the canine industrial complex

A dog?s life used to be easier: Take a six-hour nap, terrify a squirrel, have a little can of something for dinner.

But these days, a dog needs a day planner, what with the yappy hours, the dog-park play dates and now ? yes, it?s come to this ? working out down at the dog gym.

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Top Maryland health official Joshua...

Top Maryland health official Joshua Sharfstein to step down in January

Maryland?s top health official, Joshua M. Sharfstein, announced Wednesday that he will leave at the end of Gov. Martin O?Malley?s term in January to become an associate dean at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Crumbling ghost ship, SS United Sta...

Crumbling ghost ship, SS United States, fights to return from the brink of the grave

Susan L. Gibbs, wearing a sleeveless blue dress and sandals, holds a small flashlight as she descends into the interior of her crumbling transatlantic ocean liner.

?Watch your step,? says the maintenance worker leading the way.

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