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1 hr ago | The Washington Post
Senator Tom Coburn, , left 40 minutes into the hearing after calling the New Columbia statehood act a "distraction." Along the walk underground from the Capitol to the Dirksen Senate Building, you traverse a long, soulless hallway with a mini train track.
2 hrs ago | Patch.com
A suspect on the run for a month after being charged with the murder of 3-year-old Knijah Amore Bibb of Washington was arrested Tuesday morning. Prince George's County Police arrested Davon Wallace, 25, of Landover, about 7 p.m. on Jasper Road in Southeast Washington, the department said on its Twitter feed .
2 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.
3 hrs ago | Gizmag
Four competing teams of architects have unveiled their proposals for what will become the first elevated park in Washington, DC . Measuring roughly the same length as three American Football fields placed end-to-end, the 11th Street Bridge Park project will be built upon the foundations of a former freeway bridge that spans the Anacostia River and serve the communities which lie either side.
3 hrs ago | Real Clear Politics
If you wanted to distill the dysfunction in Washington down to one simple phrase, you could do a lot worse than this: In Congress, there are plenty of hearings being held and laws being proposed. In government agencies, there are countless programs, initiatives and imperatives.
3 hrs ago | The Washington Post
When Sen. Lindsey Graham went on "Fox News Sunday" this weekend, he spoke about the Obama administration's current plan to fight the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL: "Our strategy will fail yet again. This president needs to rise to the occasion before we all get killed here at home."
5 hrs ago | The Hill
Washington is an eclectic city. It is a metropolis that is thriving economically and socially.
6 hrs ago | The Washington Post
More than 2,000 people, including top Navy officials and families still in mourning, will gather Tuesday morning at the Washington Navy Yard to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting rampage that killed 12 people inside Building 197. During the ceremony, the name of each person who died Sept.
6 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com
That may sound like a kitschy lounge record from the early Sixties, but nothing could be further than the truth. If you have not heard the delightful overture to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera THE MAGIC FLUTE played on the warm and percussive marimba then you have not seen the Isango Ensemble's adaptation.
According to new data from Climate Central, the Washington, D.C. area is almost guaranteed to undergo a catastrophic flood by the year 2100. ( Jason Aldaga By the end of this century, as sea levels rise, as much as $7 billion worth of property in the District will routinely be threatened by storm-driven floodwaters, according to a new analysis, including 1,000 homes, three military bases and a broad swath of the Mall.
A Georgetown University student pleaded guilty Monday to one count of possessing a deadly poison in his dorm room without registering it with federal authorities, in a deal with prosecutors. Daniel H. Milzman entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Ketanji B. Jackson, who set sentencing for Nov. 10. "Did you in fact possess ricin without the federally required registration?" Jackson asked near the end of a 30-minute plea hearing in U.S. District Court in Washington.
Four exceptional homes will be available for tours on October 4 and 5 during the 58th Potomac Country House Tour & Festival , including a "re-imagined" Williamsburg Colonial-style home designed by architect and developer Tracy Vargo and his wife Mary Vargo and renovated by Rill Architects . A Potomac contemporary home, owned by Deborah Kalkstein , who operates the Contemporaria interior design studio in Georgetown, showcases her industrial chic style and interest in metals and modern art.
A District detective said an American University professor charged with burglary and setting fires earlier this month may have set the fires to monitor the city's emergency service response times. At a hearing in D.C. Superior Court Monday, prosecutors also indicated they were looking into whether David W. Pitts, 37 , may have also been selling prescription drugs to college students after police found more than 5,000 pills and multiple blank prescription pads in his apartment.
Metro is looking at ways to improve service on dozens of bus routes across the Washington region, and wants riders' input before the recommended adjustments go into effect starting in December. Metro's bus chief, Jack Requa, said these adjustments are important to continue to meet demand for bus service in the region.
By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer NEW YORK - While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic - the legalization of same-sex marriage and the decriminalization of marijuana. Neither cause was embraced by Obama during his first term.
In fact, it was the day before news outlets were looping security-camera images of the NFL running back punching out his then-fiance Janay Palmer, that the "Scandal" actress was filming a public service announcement about a rarely discussed component of domestic violence known a financial abuse. "For many, many of those cases - 98 percent of those cases - the financial abuse is what keeps a woman trapped," Washington said.
Dance Place reopens in overhauled DC studio space A dance theater and studio complex is reopening in northeast Washington's Brookland neighborhood after a $4 million renovation. Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1tSHCGr WASHINGTON - A dance theater and studio complex is reopening in northeast Washington's Brookland neighborhood after a $4 million renovation.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 09:43 am
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