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D.C. Mayor Gets Booed By Protesters During Crime Plan Announcement

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is facing shouts and chants from protesters as she announces her plans to combat an increase in violent crime Thursday morning.


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Improving Economy Shares Blame for Worst U.S. Traffic Ever

More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession is in the rearview mirror.



National Zoo: Smaller of Twin Panda Cubs Has Died

The smaller of two panda cubs born at the National Zoo Saturday has died, zoo officials say.


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Washington Monument Closed After Elevator Malfunctions Again

The Washington Monument has closed after the elevator malfunctioned for the second time in less than 24 hours.


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PETA Criticizes National Zoo’s Panda-Rearing Methods

PETA is taking issue with the National Zoo’s methods for rearing the newborn panda cubs.


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.