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Smithsonian To Open New History Galleries In 2015

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History plans to open its first section of newly renovated galleries next year with a focus on innovation and the history of American business.

09/10/2014

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Maryland Would Play Major Role In Washington 2024 Olympics Bid

A new push to bring the summer Olympics to the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore region is moving forward. The region is one of four U.S. cities being considered by the Olympic Committee.

09/05/2014

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6th Person Tied To Gray Campaign Pleads Guilty

A former D.C. Council candidate who served as driver for District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray during his 2010 campaign has pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate campaign finance laws.

09/05/2014

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Former Mayor Williams Joins DC Olympic Group

Former District of Columbia mayor Anthony Williams and former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue are among the leaders of a group vying to bring the Olympics to Washington in 2024.

09/04/2014

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Study Finds Gunfire Occurs Near Many D.C. Schools

A new study shows that large numbers of District of Columbia school students could hear gunfire near their school buildings during the 2011-2012 school year.

09/03/2014

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D.C. Predicts Surge In Homeless Families This Winter

A new report says the District of Columbia should expect another surge in homeless families this winter.

09/03/2014

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D.C. Mayoral Candidates Must Overcome Voter Apathy

On Nov. 4, District of Columbia residents will elect the seventh mayor in the city’s history — at least, a few of them will.

08/30/2014

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145 Arrested At Protest Against U.S. Deportations

U.S. Park Police say 145 people were arrested during a protest against U.S. deportations of migrants in the country illegally in a rally outside the White House.

08/28/2014

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Bison Return To Collection At National Zoo In D.C.

American bison have returned to the National Zoo in Washington after inspiring the park’s creation in the 1880s.

08/28/2014

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D.C. Drug Dealer Who Escaped Md. Jail Gets 20 Years

A Washington drug dealer who escaped from a western Maryland jail has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for the escape and other crimes.

08/27/2014

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D.C. Police Chief Likes Her Military Equipment

The District of Columbia police chief is urging President Barack Obama not to cancel a program enabling local law enforcement agencies to buy surplus military equipment at big discounts.

08/27/2014

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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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