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American Art Takes Over D.C.’s Phillips Collection

One of the great art patrons of the 20th century who built the nation’s first modern art museum in Washington is offering a broad new look at the evolution of American art through a collector’s eye beginning 100 years ago.

02/27/2014

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Group Aims To Repair D.C.’s Black Civil War Memorial

The group that built the African Civil War Memorial in Washington is now raising funds to repair it after the memorial was damaged by gunfire.

02/24/2014

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25 Charged In Fraud Involving Home Care In D.C.

Twenty-five people were charged Thursday with obtaining at least $75 million in fraudulent Medicaid payments from the District of Columbia government, a series of cases that federal prosecutors said added up to the largest health-care fraud in the city’s history.

02/20/2014

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Smithsonian Wins Approval For New Museum Design

A federal arts panel has given final approval for designs and materials to build a bronze color “corona” as the defining element of the Smithsonian’s new black history museum being built on the National Mall.

02/20/2014

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U.S. Botanic Garden Opens Art Exhibit On Mid-Atlantic Plants

The U.S. Botanic Garden on Capitol Hill is featuring a new exhibition of paintings and drawings of the native plants of the mid-Atlantic region.

02/19/2014

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Body Found In Airplane Wheel Well At Dulles

Airport officials say the body of a man has been found in the wheel well of a South African Airways plane parked at Washington Dulles International Airport.

02/15/2014

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Airports In Mid-Atlantic Returning To Normal

Operations are returning to normal at the airports serving Washington and Baltimore a day after a winter storm that dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the region.

02/14/2014

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Nation’s Capital Region Shuts Down After Snowfall

The nation’s capital and surrounding area shut down Thursday as snow blanketed the region, dumping nearly 9 inches in Washington and more than 2 feet in one part of Baltimore County.

02/13/2014

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Black Women’s History Archive Moving From D.C. To Md.

The National Park Service says it’s relocating the National Archives for Black Women’s History from the District of Columbia to Maryland because an evaluation of the current site found inadequate conditions to appropriately house the archives.

02/13/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty In Pedestrian Death In D.C.

A man who prosecutors say was high on PCP when he drove a van erratically on Benning Road, striking and killing a pedestrian, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

02/07/2014

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Goodell: Redskins Name Honors Native Americans

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the Washington Redskins nickname has been “presented in a way that honors Native Americans.”

01/31/2014

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D.C. Police Chief Addresses Officer Misconduct

District of Columbia Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Friday that the department is working to implement an on-body camera system for officers to “establish a record of police conduct.”

01/24/2014

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