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Sen. John McCain says Arizona's botched execution was a form of torture. (Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Justices Uphold Use of Drug Implicated in Botched Executions

The Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal injection executions Monday, as two dissenting justices said for the first time that they think it’s “highly likely” that the death penalty itself is unconstitutional.

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Charnice Milton is pictured. (Photo Courtesy of CCN)

Vigil Held in D.C. For Victims in More Than 40 Unsolved Murders

One by one, more than 40 white, wooden crosses were hammered into the ground at Marvin Gaye Park on Sunday to memorialize dozens of murder victims in the District this year.

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Woman Sexually Assaulted in Wealthy D.C. Neighborhood

Police say a man broke into a woman’s home and sexually assaulted her in the same wealthy northwest Washington neighborhood where a family was killed last month.

06/28/2015

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.  (MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images)

New Questions About Why More Women Than Men Have Alzheimer’s

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it’s just because they tend to live longer than men.

06/28/2015

SpaceX rocket launch

SpaceX Launch Ends in Failure, Rocket Erupts

A SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station erupted Sunday shortly after liftoff.

06/28/2015

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Union Sues Feds Over Hack, Says Agency Had Ample Warning

The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the federal personnel office, its leaders and one of its contractors, arguing that negligence contributed to what government officials are calling one of the most damaging cyberthefts in U.S. history.

06/27/2015

During The Storm

Tornado, Flash Flood Warnings Issued as Storms Slam Region

Most of the D.C.-Baltimore region is under a Flash Flood Watch as severe storms push through the area.

06/27/2015

Little Ricky dog

Dog Rescued From Slaughterhouse in China Arrives to D.C.

You wouldn’t know it by his cheerful demeanor, but this small, black and white dog was nearly slaughtered in China.

06/26/2015

The multicolored flag of the gay rights movement is seen outside the Supreme Court in Washington, DC on June 26. 2015 after its historic decision on gay marriage. The US Supreme Court ruled Friday that gay marriage is a nationwide right, a landmark decision in one of the most keenly awaited announcements in decades and sparking scenes of jubilation. The nation's highest court, in a narrow 5-4 decision, said the US Constitution requires all states to carry out and recognize marriage between people of the same sex. (Photo credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

With Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide, Perhaps Fewer in D.C.

Tourism officials say the nation’s capital has long been a popular destination for same-sex couples. But the capital city may see fewer couples from out of town seeking marriage licenses now that the Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriages nationwide.

06/26/2015

File photo of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Weekend Guide: What’s Happening in Your Area June 26 – 28

While this weekend’s forecast isn’t the greatest, a lot of events, most of which are free, will happen rain or shine.

06/26/2015