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Friday, September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. (Photo Credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Where to Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day

Avast! Friday is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and there are a couple of D.C.-area spots where ye maties can best bring out your inner pirate.

09/18/2014

Some DC area businesses will have small temporary parks in place of parking spots Friday. (Screen-grab of map from DDOT)

‘Parklets’ to Pop up Around D.C. Friday

Don’t be surprised if you notice some unusual green foliage on the streets of DC Friday. Some area businesses and organizations are once again celebrating the annual PARK(ing) Day event.

09/18/2014

D.C. police car (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

D.C. Police Seek Driver in Deadly Hit-and-Run

Police say a pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Georgia Avenue in northwest Washington.

09/14/2014

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2 Alcohol Delivery Services Declared Legal in D.C.

Two companies that partner with retailers to deliver alcoholic beverages in the District of Columbia have been declared legal by city regulators.

08/14/2014

Senate deadlocked over Mitch McConnell amendment that would block new regulation of existing coal plants. (Getty Images)

D.C. Begins Training Streetcar Operators in Traffic

The D.C. Department of Transportation will begin training streetcar operators in traffic for the first time this week along H Street and Benning Road in northeast Washington.

08/03/2014

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DC Police Say They Issued 5 Pot Citations In First Week of New Law

Police in the District of Columbia issued five citations for marijuana possession in the first week of a new law that decriminalized possessing small amounts of marijuana.

07/24/2014

Police are in a standoff with a man inside a southeast DC home. (credit: John Domen/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

2 Men Accused of Sexually Assaulting Girl

Two men have been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl inside a D.C. home after one of the suspects met the teen online.

07/23/2014

File photo of a doctor's office. (credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Urge Medicare Coverage For Cancer Test

More than 130 lawmakers are urging the Obama administration to expand coverage for a lung-cancer test under Medicare that could cost the program billions, calling the preventative screening important for vulnerable seniors.

06/17/2014

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After Criticism, Alcohol Delivery Company Says It Will Serve All of D.C.

An alcohol delivery service that launched last week in D.C. now says it will serve the entire city after being criticized by local officials and prospective customers.

06/05/2014

File photo of a police car. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Police: Bank Robber Siblings Held Up Gas Station

Police say four siblings arrested in connection with a bank robbery in Washington are also responsible for holding up a gas station in Silver Spring the day before.

06/02/2014

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