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Metro’s Summer Arts Series Starting

Annual summer arts performances at Metro stations are starting.

06/09/2014

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2nd ‘Bottle Bomb’ Suspect Now Charged In Va.

A second man has now been charged in Virginia with setting off “bottle bombs” inside crowded movie theaters.

06/09/2014

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Fighter Jets Escort Small Plane Out Of D.C.

Authorities say two F-16 fighter jets escorted a small airplane out of restricted airspace in Washington, an apparently inadvertent intrusion that prompted evacuations at the U.S. Capitol and surrounding buildings.

06/07/2014

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Veterans Observe D-Day At World War II Memorial

The granddaughter of General Dwight D. Eisenhower thanked those who carried out the D-Day invasion, telling them during a 70th anniversary commemoration Friday at the nation’s World War II Memorial that “the world would have been a very different place” had their campaign failed.

06/06/2014

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D.C. Principal Publicly Comes Out As Gay At Annual Pride Day Event

The second annual Pride Day celebration at a D.C. high school takes a surprising turn.

06/05/2014

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New App Helps Young Wordsmiths Prepare For National Spelling Bee

Gone are the days of preparing for the National Spelling Bee with flash cards. You guessed it–there’s an app for that now.

05/29/2014

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Fitness Fail? Baltimore Falls On Healthy City List While D.C. Climbs To The Top

We now know which city is the healthiest in the nation. Turns out, it’s right down the road.

05/29/2014

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Baltimore-D.C. Area Bid To Host 2024 Olympics Closer To Reality

Baltimore and Washington, D.C.’s bid to host the Olympics gets a little closer to reality. Two of our closest competitors have dropped their bids to represent the United States in the 2024 Summer Games.

05/28/2014

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Redskins To Senators: Team’s Name Is ‘Respectful’

Redskins President Bruce Allen says in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that the NFL team’s nickname is “respectful” toward Native Americans.

05/24/2014

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‘The Bear Is Loose’ — Obama Goes Out And About

“The bear is loose!” Those were President Barack Obama’s words as he ditched his motorcade and left the White House on foot, favoring the fresh air in a walk toward the Interior Department.

05/24/2014

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National Zoo Welcomes 3 New Elephants From Canada

The National Zoo is welcoming three new Asian elephants to its herd.

05/23/2014

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Woman Who Killed Baby At D.C. Convent Gets 4 Years

A Samoan woman who acknowledged killing her newborn son at a DC convent where she was studying to become a nun has been sentenced to four years in prison.

05/23/2014

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