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Baltimore-D.C. Area Bid To Host 2024 Olympics Closer To Reality

Baltimore and Washington, D.C.’s bid to host the Olympics gets a little closer to reality. Two of our closest competitors have dropped their bids to represent the United States in the 2024 Summer Games.

05/28/2014

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Frankie Valli To Headline July 4 Celebration In D.C.

That trademark falsetto behind “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and other hits from 50 years ago will usher in the July 4 celebration on the National Mall this year as Frankie Valli headlines the “Capitol Fourth” show in Washington.

05/19/2014

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Despite Shutdown, D.C. Had Record Visitation In 2013

Even though museums and memorials were shuttered last fall by a government shutdown, 2013 was another record-breaking year for attractions in the nation’s capital with an increase in domestic visitors and spending, tourism officials said Tuesday.

05/06/2014

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D.C. Police ID 2 Who Died Of Suspected Hypothermia

The Metropolitan Police Department has identified two people whose bodies were found earlier this week in southeast Washington.

04/19/2014

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Heroin Dealer Gets 30 Years After 3 Customers Die

A D.C. drug dealer has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after three of his customers in Fairfax County died.

04/19/2014

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D.C. Mayoral Nominee Can’t Breeze To Victory

Muriel Bowser’s decisive victory in the District of Columbia’s Democratic mayoral primary makes her the presumptive favorite to become the city’s eighth mayor, but she can’t expect to breeze through the general election like Democratic nominees have in four decades of mayoral elections.

04/03/2014

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Foot Search Of D.C. Park For Girl To Resume Monday

A foot search of a District of Columbia park for a missing 8-year-old girl is expected to resume Monday.

03/30/2014

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Spate Of Corruption Stains Otherwise Thriving D.C.

Mayor Vincent Gray often calls the District of Columbia “the envy of the nation” for its robust economy and fast-growing population, but some say the local government he leads — plagued by corruption, pay-to-play politics and disengaged voters — is a stain on the city’s progress.

03/21/2014

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Marion Barry Endorses D.C. Mayor Amid Federal Probe

Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry said Mayor Vincent Gray should be re-elected because of his experience and track record, and he brushed off concerns about a federal investigation of Gray’s 2010 campaign, saying, “I know about how U.S. attorneys work.”

03/19/2014

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Smithsonian Opens 3 Museums Despite Snow In D.C.

While most federal workers have a snow day, the Smithsonian Institution is opening several museums to visitors at their regular times.

03/17/2014

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Prosecutors: D.C. Mayor Knew Of ‘Shadow Campaign’

The mayor of Washington, D.C. is embroiled in a federal corruption investigation. D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray says he will not step down from office–even after federal prosecutors accuse him of participating in an illegal campaign to raise money for his election.

03/11/2014

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Elections Officials Let D.C. Pot Initiative Go Forward

Elections officials in the District of Columbia are allowing a ballot initiative to go forward that would let the city’s voters decide whether possession of up to two ounces of pot should be legal in the city.

03/11/2014

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