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Washington Monument

Where To Experience National Monuments This Memorial Day

Visiting monuments this Memorial Day is a refreshing way of fostering a child’s education outside of the classroom, paying tribute to those who died in war and remembering America’s leaders.

05/13/2013

A woman (R) takes pictures of cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin on March 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. Americans celebrating the beauty of Washington's landmark pink cherry blossoms this spring have at heart the tragedies jolting Japan, which gave the trees to the United States. More than 27,000 people are dead or missing, and two weeks after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami crippled the aging nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, rescue work is still under way to avoid a major nuclear disaster. As many as one million people are expected to stream through the Mall esplanade area during the Cherry Blossom Festival from March 26 through April 10. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Pushed Back In D.C.

The National Park Service is updating its predicted peak bloom time for the District of Columbia’s cherry trees, now saying the peak bloom will come in early April.

03/19/2013

DC Shooting

D.C. Police Seeking Leads In Drive-By Shooting

District of Columbia police hope the release of surveillance video will yield tips in a drive-by shooting that injured 13 people.

03/12/2013

amtrak

Train Service Reopened Between D.C. & Baltimore

Amtrak and commuter train service between Washington and Baltimore have been reopened after being suspended earlier Friday because of sagging overhead power lines.

01/25/2013

Taxi

D.C. Cabs Ordered To Take Credit Cards By March 30

All taxicabs in the District of Columbia will be required to accept credit cards by March 30.

01/18/2013

Spain Russian Imperial Ballet

New Take On ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Opens In D.C.

The Kennedy Center is presenting the new ballet, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” produced by the National Ballet of Canada and London’s Royal Ballet.

01/17/2013

Lily Slambreta

Inauguration To Be Platform For D.C. Statehood

District of Columbia officials are using Inauguration Day to call attention to the District’s lack of statehood and congressional representation.

01/17/2013

richmond phillips

Prosecutor: Officer Left Infant To Die In Hot Car

A District of Columbia police officer embroiled in a paternity suit fatally shot his mistress before leaving their infant child to die in an overheated car, prosecutors said as the officer’s murder trial opened Monday.

01/14/2013

inauguration rehearsal

D.C. Holds Practice Parade For Inauguration

Inauguration organizers held a practice parade in Washington to prepare for next week’s swearing-in of President Barack Obama.

01/14/2013

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D.C. To Raise Speed Limits On Major Commuter Routes

Washington Mayor Vincent Gray is raising the speed limits on several major commuter routes.

12/18/2012

dc council chair, kwame brown

Former D.C. Official’s Brother Pleads Guilty

The brother of former D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown has pleaded guilty to bank fraud — the same charge that forced Kwame Brown to resign his seat.

12/13/2012

dc metro

Metro Says Weekend Work To Affect 3 Lines

Metro says weekend work on the red, orange and green lines will cause delays for some riders.

11/29/2012

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