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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.

Washingtoncitypaper

The Breaks: New Music from Ras Neby...

The Breaks: New Music from Ras Nebyu, Uno Hype, and Ace Cosgrove

Plus: a mix featuring sounds from Drake, GoldLink, Musiq Soulchild, Kendrick Lamar, and Erykah Badu
ToDo ToDay: Gilberto Gil, Meghan Da...

ToDo ToDay: Gilberto Gil, Meghan Daum, and Ophira Eisenberg

Music from Brazil, new plays, and lots of local rock 'n' roll to fill your weekend
Broccoli City Festival Recommits to...

Broccoli City Festival Recommits to Its Healthy-Living Message and Books Erykah Badu

Jaden and Willow Smith will also appear?they "dig the vibe."
Arts Roundup: Pinhole Photo Edition

Arts Roundup: Pinhole Photo Edition

Plus: The Corcoran gets historic-landmark status.
The Smithsonian Folklife Festival W...

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival Will Look a Lot Different This Year

No tents, a new spot on the lawn, and only one country in the spotlight.
Piece of Work: Chris Suspect?s ?Bac...

Piece of Work: Chris Suspect?s ?Backstage, Ottobar, Baltimore, MD?

Suspect?s style?high-contrast black-and-white images?recalls the look and feel of the hardcore scene?s rise in the 1980s.

WashingtonTimes

At least a dozen arrested as Freddi...

At least a dozen arrested as Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore turn violent

BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in the largest Freddie Gray rally yet, and after hours of peaceful demonstrations, pockets of protesters smashed out police car windows and storefronts.

Two people were hurt in the mayhem and at least a dozen were arrested. The problems ...

Freddie Gray should've received med...

Freddie Gray should've received medical care before ride: police

BALTIMORE — Freddie Gray should have received medical attention at the spot where he was arrested — before he was put inside a police van, authorities said Friday.

Baltimore police have come under intense scrutiny after Gray was taken into custody and suffered an unexplained spinal injury that led to ...

Armstrong Williams and the 'Right S...

Armstrong Williams and the 'Right Side Forum' take a look at the White House Correspondents Dinner

Right Side Forum," a live, hour-long conservative news and talk show hosted by columnist Armstrong Williams, will ask this question on its next broadcast: "The history and fabulous Legacy of The White House Correspondents' Dinner"

His guests are men's fashion expert Michael Rooders, Jerry Lopes, president of the American Urban ...

D.C. car break-in suspect being inv...

D.C. car break-in suspect being investigated in Korean grocer's slaying

A D.C. man arraigned Thursday on charges related to a slew of car break-ins that span affluent areas of Northwest, from Tenleytown to Georgetown, is also under investigation for the killing of a 76-year-old Korean grocery store owner last summer, according to court records.

Police arrested Jahmar Thaxter, 23, in ...

DEBORAH SIMMONS: Muriel Bowser: D.C...

DEBORAH SIMMONS: Muriel Bowser: D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine can't be your political hack

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The U.S. Senate confirmed federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch as the 83rd U.S. attorney general Thursday after much yakety-yak about her qualifications and whether she is or will be inclined to become a political hack for President Obama.

Similar discussions are occurring in City Hall, where newly minted Mayor Muriel ...

Freddie Gray protests prompt Baltim...

Freddie Gray protests prompt Baltimore police riot preparations

The Baltimore Police are bracing for riots this weekend as residents protest the death of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old who died this week from severe spinal injuries after being in police custody.

The entire Baltimore police force received an email early Thursday morning instructing them to come into work on ...

NY Times Washinton

Laughter (and a Few Boos) as Obama ...

Laughter (and a Few Boos) as Obama Takes Aim at Correspondents? Dinner

At the annual White House Correspondents? Association dinner in Washington, President Obama made use of an Anger Translator, and sought to skewer just about everyone in the ballroom.
Biking a Trail of History from Pitt...

Biking a Trail of History from Pittsburgh to Washington

The 335-mile-long ride is almost entirely car-free and weaves through terrain that forms a tour of American history.
Landmark Status for Corcoran Galler...

Landmark Status for Corcoran Gallery of Art Interior

Over the objections of George Washington University, the Corcoran?s atrium and grand staircase win landmark protection.
Man in Gyrocopter That Landed at Ca...

Man in Gyrocopter That Landed at Capitol Was Tracked for 30 Miles

Representative Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican who is the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said that the postal carrier, Doug Hughes, 61, was ?lucky to be alive.?
Smart City Technology May Be Vulner...

Smart City Technology May Be Vulnerable to Hackers

A security researcher has found that the sensor technology being used to control everything from traffic lights to water systems is often installed and managed without proper security measures.
First Draft Focus: Pot Proponents i...

First Draft Focus: Pot Proponents in Washington

An activist with a marijuana cigarette behind the White House, letting passers-by know about the ?happy 4/20 day, free joints!? ? part of a protest-parade in Washington on Monday.

WashintonPost

Maryland bill would require extra t...

Maryland bill would require extra training for school counselors

When Lauryn Santiago?s grades started to slip two years ago, her mother, Linda Diaz, suspected something was wrong. Diaz called her daughter?s high school and asked the counselor to meet with Lauryn. But the meeting never happened.Read full article >>
Man charged with murder in March sl...

Man charged with murder in March slaying in Southeast Washington

A Northwest Washington man has been charged in connection with a murder that took place in mid-March in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said Sunday.Rashad Allen, 33, was arrested Saturday and charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of 32-year-old David Simmons, whose body was found early March 15 in the 2300 block of Hartford Street SE.Read full article >>
After 20 years, could it be deja vu...

After 20 years, could it be deja vu in race to replace Marion Barry?

Twenty years ago, when Marion S. Barry Jr. ascended to the mayor?s office and left his D.C. Council seat vacant, the free-for-all to replace him was far from settled the night of the election. After the ballots were counted, Barry?s chosen successor led by a single vote.Read full article >>
Why one of America?s best schools e...

Why one of America?s best schools eased off Advanced Placement courses

At the top of The Washington Post?s new America?s Most Challenging High Schools list is a collection of intense little public schools you?ve probably never heard of. One of the most obscure, Corbett Charter School in a rural area east of Portland, Ore., has taken the unusual step of easing back on Advanced Placement courses, illuminating a controversy about how much challenge students in top schools need.Read full article >>
Sybarite5 keep Barns at Wolf Trap?s...

Sybarite5 keep Barns at Wolf Trap?s audience on its toes

The ancient Greek city Sybaris was notorious for the luxurious and sensual excesses of its citizens. Its namesake, the string quintet Sybarite5, which performed at the Barns at Wolf Trap on Friday, prefers to focus on another aspect of the city?s reputation ? that ?it charmed with music.? Charm and entertain the musicians did with their ?Shuffle Effect? program, which allows them to announce from the stage what their iPhone has chosen for them to play next from their current 20-piece tour play-list. Read full article >>
Georgetown students avoid anti-gay ...

Georgetown students avoid anti-gay Westboro group

national educationJudge to reconsider cheating sentencesAn Atlanta judge will reconsider the tough prison sentences he handed down to three former school administrators who were convicted of participating in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student test scores. Judge Jerry W. Baxter had sentenced each of the three to seven years in prison plus probation, community service and $25,000 fines. Read full article >>

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