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National Parks Service Holds Media Preview Tour Of Washington Monument Prior To Its Reopening

Legal Challenge for Minimum Wage Increase Initiative in D.C.

The push to get an initiative on the ballot next November to raise D.C.’s minimum wage to $15 an hour is facing a legal hurdle.

08/25/2015

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NPS: Flags at Half-Staff for Firefighters Killed in Washington

Flags around the Washington Monument will remain at half-staff until late Wednesday in honor of three firefighters killed fighting wildfires in Washington State.

08/25/2015

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D.C. Regulators Reject Proposed Merger of Exelon, Pepco

Regulators in the District of Columbia rejected the proposed merger of power companies Exelon and Pepco on Tuesday, saying the deal would not benefit ratepayers.

08/25/2015

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Panda Caretakers Have Trouble Swapping Newborn Cubs, Concerned One Cub Too Small

Caretakers for the National Zoo’s newborn pandas have been working around the clock and say there have been difficulties in caring for the cubs in the past 24 hours.

08/25/2015

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Metrobus to Temporarily Bypass Stop Where Passenger Was Shot

Metro has temporarily discontinued service on part of a bus line in southeast Washington after a rider was shot by someone outside.

08/25/2015

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Choir That Will Perform for Pope Francis Begins Practicing

Pope Francis won’t arrive in D.C. for another month, but a 90-person choir that will perform for the leader of the Catholic Church is already hard at work.

08/25/2015

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Man Hurt in D.C. Fight Dies of Injuries

D.C. police say a Texas man who was injured in a fight had died of his injuries.

08/24/2015

Giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to twin cubs at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo on Aug. 22. (credit: Smithsonian's National Zoo)

Zoo: Panda Cubs Doing Well, Challenging Night For Caretakers

The National Zoo says two panda cubs born Saturday are doing well, but their caretakers had a challenging night.

08/24/2015

The flame burns as a man reads the names of victims of the Holocaust in the Hall of Remembrance at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

FotoWeekDC Festival to Include Exhibits Citywide in November

A series of exhibits and programs is being planned for this year’s FotoWeek DC festival, along with photographic projections on the outside of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

08/24/2015

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VRE Delays Monday Morning After Person Struck, Killed by Train

There are delays on the Virginia Railway Express Monday morning after police activity was reported on the Fredericksburg Line.

08/24/2015