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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Songwriter Janis Ian, winner of the Best Spoken Word Album for 'Society's Child: My Autobiography', poses in the press room at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

A Good Read — Society’s Child: My Autobiography, By Janis Ian

Janis Ian made a big, controversial splash in the 1960’s, when she was just a teenager, with her song ‘Society’s Child.’ Her tune of an interracial romance made waves during a time of civil unrest.


A fire has torn through a wholesale warehouse near the Union Market in northeast Washington. (credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Two-Alarm Fire Destroys Warehouse Near Gallaudet University

A fire has torn through a wholesale warehouse in northeast Washington near Gallaudet University.


Locally grown fruits and vegetables are sold at the Herndon, Virginia, Farmer's Market.

Food Day Events Celebrate Healthy Eating in D.C. Area

There will be no hot dog eating contest for National Food Day. In fact, there won’t be anything close to it. Instead, thousands of people across the country will celebrate a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food to mark the occasion.


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Uncooked Chicken Parts Falls From Sky, Hit Teen on Head

Investigators are looking into a report that a piece of uncooked poultry fell from the sky and plunked a teenager on the head.


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Mayor Gray: No Truth to Second Term Report

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is dispelling a report that he will not seek a second term.


An overturned tractor-trailer spilled 150 gallons of fuel on the Capital Beltway. (credit: Chuck Carroll/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Overturned Tractor-Trailer Spills 150 Gallons of Fuel on Beltway

An overturned tractor trailer carrying food spilled 150 gallons of diesel fuel onto the outer loop of the Capital Beltway, snarling traffic Wednesday afternoon.


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New App Makes it Easier for D.C. College Students to Report Rape

A new mobile application is aimed at making it easier for college students in the District of Columbia to report allegations of sexual assault.


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Va. Teen Prostitution Gang Leader Gets 40 Years

A gang leader who ran a teen prostitution ring that aggressively recruited high-school girls and took them door to door to solicit sex throughout northern Virginia has been sentenced to 40 years in prison.


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Husband of Culpeper Woman Fatally Shot By Police Officer Found Dead

The widower of a woman shot and killed by a Culpeper police officer earlier this year has been found dead inside of his apartment.


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Alarming Video Depicts Dangers of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is a growing national problem, and hospital and government leaders in Maryland are turning to shock video to help spread the message.