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Purple Line Suit Seeks To Protect Rare Creatures

A trail group in Bethesda, Maryland, is suing the U.S. Transportation Department, alleging a planned light-rail route through some Washington suburbs would harm two rare, shrimplike creatures.

08/27/2014

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Metro Announces Labor Day Weekend Track Work

Metro says buses will replace trains on a section of the red line this weekend and through Labor Day.

08/26/2014

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Man Dies After His Car Plunges Into The Potomac River

A car is pulled out of the Potomac Sunday with a victim inside. It happened Sunday after a car traveling on the George Washington Memorial parkway left the road and plunged into the river.

08/25/2014

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Flacco’s TD Pass Helps Ravens Beat Redskins 23-17

Joe Flacco’s final throw was a touchdown pass, providing a positive ending to an uneven performance by the Baltimore Ravens’ first-team offense.

08/23/2014

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

National Zoo Celebrating Panda’s 1st Birthday

The National Zoo in Washington is throwing a panda party.

08/23/2014

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Washington Post Strikes ‘Redskins’ From Editorials

The Washington Post says it will stop calling Washington’s football team the “Redskins” on its editorial page.

08/22/2014

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Metro: Weekend Work For Orange And Red Lines

Metro says riders on the red and orange lines will wait longer for trains this weekend.

08/19/2014

(AP Photo/Texas Department of Criminal Justice, File)

2 Plead Guilty To Robbing Armored Truck

Two D.C. men have pleaded guilty to robbing an armored truck and a carjacking in Takoma Park.

08/15/2014

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Redskins Appeal Trademark Decision On Team Name

The Washington Redskins are fighting for their name in court. The team, stripped of its trademark, is suing to get it back. This, as a new video emerges defending the name.

08/14/2014

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Smithsonian Natural History Museum Closes Briefly

The Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum closed Thursday morning for emergency technology repairs.

08/14/2014

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DC Police Order Club To Temporarily Close After ‘Wire’ Actor Was Stabbed

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier has ordered the temporary closing of a nightclub where an actor who played a gang member on the television series “The Wire” was stabbed.

08/05/2014

(Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Opponents Offer 2 Alternatives To Corcoran Breakup

Opponents of a plan to break up Washington’s nearly 150-year-old Corcoran Gallery of Art presented two alternatives in court this week to preserve the independent museum and art school as a judge considers its proposed merger with two larger institutions.

07/31/2014

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