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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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Photos of Kermit Ruffins at the Ham...

Photos of Kermit Ruffins at the Hamilton

The New Orleans firestarter performed credible covers of Chuck Brown and Tupac.
To Do Today: NSFW, the David Mayfie...

To Do Today: NSFW, the David Mayfield Parade, and Louder Than Quiet

Enjoy two new plays that find humor in dark and dreary circumstances.
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

WashingtonTimes

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.

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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 ...

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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

A little planning can help you esca...

A little planning can help you escape these summer-drive bottlenecks

Now that we?ve entered the summer travel season, let?s look at a few key points in the Washington region that could slow your vacation escapes.Nothing is likely to match the trip on southbound Interstate 95. The stretch between the Capital Beltway and Fredericksburg is notorious at peak periods, such as Friday afternoons southbound and Sunday afternoons northbound. But there?s a new factor this season, and it will be unfamiliar to many holiday drivers from Maryland and the District.Read full article >>
Southern Maryland crime report

Southern Maryland crime report

Calvert County These were among reports received by the Calvert County Sheriff?s Office and the Maryland State Police. Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Division at 410-535-2800 or 301-855-1194, the Crime Solvers line at 410-535-2880 or the Prince Frederick Barrack of the state police at 410-535-1400.Read full article >>
Southern Maryland community calenda...

Southern Maryland community calendar, May 28-June 4, 2015

Saturday, May 30Sotterley farmers market Fruit, vegetables and handmade items. 8a.m.-11 p.m. Historic Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. 301-373-2280. www.sotterley.org.Home Schooling Resource Fair For anyone considering home schooling. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Waldorf West Library, 10405 O?Donnell Pl., Waldorf. 301-645-1395. Free.Read full article >>
Volunteering in Southern Maryland

Volunteering in Southern Maryland

Calvert Hospice seeks volunteers to care for patients, offer support to families, assist with office work and community outreach, and provide help with special projects and fundraisers. Training sessions will be June 11-13 at Burnett-Calvert Hospice House in Prince Frederick. For information, contact Anne Stavely at 410-535-0892 or astavely@calverthospice.org, or go to www.calverthospice.org.Read full article >>
Weather Gang: Severe thunderstorm w...

Weather Gang: Severe thunderstorm watch for D.C. metro area through 7 p.m.

The watch includes Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince George?s, and Calvert counties, the District and points north, including Baltimore.
Southern Maryland home sales

Southern Maryland home sales

These sales data, recorded by the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation, were provided by Black Knight Financial Services. For home sales elsewhere in the Washington area, go to www.washingtonpost.com/homesales.Read full article >>

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