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Memorial Day Travel Tips

Best Memorial Day Getaways Near Baltimore

Memorial Day is a federal holiday celebrated in remembrance of the men and women who died serving in the United States armed forces. The United States armed forces include the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Coast Guard. This holiday is celebrated on the last Monday in May. Memorial Day was first celebrated after the Civil War and was first known as Decoration Day. These are some of the best Memorial Day getaways near Baltimore.

05/16/2015

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Thousands In Other Cities Protest Death Of Freddie Gray

Thousands of people hit the streets in Baltimore and several other cities from Boston and New York to Indianapolis and Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to protest the death of a black man who died of spinal injuries after his arrest by Baltimore police and to demand reforms to police procedures.

04/29/2015

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Thousands Pack National Mall For Pre Earth Day Concert

Thousands pack the National Mall in Washington D.C. for a free concert to celebrate Earth Day!

04/18/2015

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Letter Sent To White House Tests Tentatively For Cyanide

Lab technicians are working to identify a substance found in a letter addressed to the White House that could be cyanide.

03/18/2015

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Is The Washington Monument Shrinking?

Government surveyors have determined a new height for the Washington Monument that’s nearly 10 inches shorter than what has been thought for more than 130 years, officials will announce Monday.

02/16/2015

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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry Dies At 78

Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. The former D.C. mayor died Sunday at 78.

11/23/2014

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AG Eric Holder Says DC Should Have Voting Rights

Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder says District of Columbia residents deserve representation in Congress.

09/26/2014

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D.C. Residents To Vote On Whether To Legalize Pot

District of Columbia residents will vote in November on whether to legalize marijuana, setting up another possible fight with Congress over drug laws in the nation’s capital.

08/06/2014

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Judge To Hear Final Arguments On Corcoran Gallery

Attorneys have made closing arguments in a case that will determine the future of one of the nation’s oldest museums and one of the few independent art galleries in Washington.

08/06/2014

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D.C. Mayoral Candidate To Turn In Petitions

Another District of Columbia mayoral candidate is scheduled to turn in nominating petitions to get on the ballot in November.

08/06/2014

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Metro Stays Open Later For Redskins Preseason Game

Metro says its rail system will stay open an additional hour to help riders get home from the Washington Redskins’ preseason game at FedEx Field.

08/06/2014

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Philanthropist Calls For Saving Corcoran In Court

Wayne Reynolds, a leading Washington philanthropist, laid out an alternative plan in court hearings this week to save one of the nation’s oldest museums and its college as a judge considers whether to break up the nearly 150-year-old Corcoran Gallery of Art.

07/31/2014

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