Alan Gross and his wife, Judy, as he marks his first remarks after being released from Cuban prison. (Photo by Cameron Thompson/All-News 99.1)

Gross: This is the Best Hanukkah I’ll be Celebrating

Alan Gross, the Maryland native who was released from a Cuban prison after being detained for five years, said “this is the best Hanukkah I’ll be celebrating in a long time” during his first statement on U.S. soil in five years.


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Obama: U.S. Re-Establishing Relations With Cuba

President Barack Obama announced the re-establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing in economic and travel restrictions on Cuba Wednesday, declaring an end to America’s “outdated approach” to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity.


The Trust for the National Mall says they have selected Constitution Gardens for a major rehabilitation over several years. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

D.C. Named as Finalist to Host 2024 Olympics

D.C. is in the running for the U.S. bid for the 2024 Summer Games.


Supporters rally on behalf of imprisoned U.S. citizen Alan Gross, calling for President Barack Obama to help free Gross, who has been in a Cuban prison for 4 years, during a rally in Lafayette Park December 3, 2013, across the street from the White House, in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuba Releases U.S. Prisoner Alan Gross, the Countries Plan to Normalize Relations

A senior Obama administration official says Cuba has released American Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for five years.


View from the upper seats of the proposed new D.C. United soccer stadium at Buzzard Point. (Rendering from D.C. United)

D.C. Council Gives Final Approval to D.C. United Stadium Deal

The most expensive professional soccer stadium in America will be built in the nation’s capital.


File photo of a Metro train. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Metro: Normal Service Expected This Weekend

Metro says riders should expect regular weekend service on all six lines this weekend.


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Obama Signs Spending Bill, Senate OKs Nominees

The Democratic-controlled Senate worked to confirm a final batch of President Barack Obama’s judicial appointees and sent the White House legislation extending tax breaks for working-class millions and special interests alike late Tuesday as lawmakers neared the end of a two-year Congress marked more by gridlock than accomplishment.


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Judge Dismisses D.C. Special Education Lawsuit

A judge has dismissed a long-running lawsuit that led to federal oversight of the District of Columbia’s special education services.


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New Grant to Keep Anacostia River Student Program Flowing

A group of area high school students have spent more than a year studying the Anacostia River, and now a new grant will allow their work to keep flowing.


D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Howard University and Partner to Lease Embattled UMC

D.C. has signed a letter of intent with Howard University and its partner at the Wilson Building on Tuesday to take control of the United Medical Center, the city’s embattled only full-service hospital east of the Anacostia.



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