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5 D.C. Area Day Trips to Take Before the Kids Go Back to School

You can end this summer on a high note with historic sites, scientific discoveries or have an adventure. These day trips will end your summer on a high note.


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30 Cars Have Their Tires Slashed in D.C.

Authorities say tires on 30 cars have been slashed in Southeast Washington between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Sunday.


The 114th Congress that convenes Tuesday will count more minorities and women than ever, although lawmakers remain overwhelmingly white and male in the Republican-controlled House and Senate. (credit: Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

D.C. Ranked One of America’s Snobbiest Cities

The District of Columbia’s penchant for fine arts and museums have long made the city a tourist destination — but those attractions have helped make it one of the snobbiest cities in America.


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Study: Gunshots Fired Near More Than Half of D.C. Schools

A new study shows that large numbers of District of Columbia school students likely heard gunfire near their school buildings during the 2011-2012 school year.


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Forbes Ranks Washington D.C. the ‘Coolest’ City in America

Is Washington, D.C, the coolest city in America? Forbes says so.


Arthur reached Hurricane strength early Thursday as it travels up the east coast.  The Baltimore and Washington area should be largely spared from the storm's impact. (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Hurricane Arthur’s July 4th Impact on D.C. Should Be Minimal

Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday but shouldn’t have a big impact on the Baltimore and Washington area.


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14 New D.C. Speed Cameras Now Issuing Tickets, Fines

More than a dozen speed cameras targeting heavy-footed drivers in the District are officially active.


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Woman Falls Through Bathroom Floor in Southeast D.C.

A woman is being evaluated for injuries sustained when she fell through a bathroom floor in southeast Washington Wednesday morning.


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Extreme Heat Forces D.C. Spray Parks to Open Early

The District of Columbia is opening its spray parks one week early, citing the extreme heat expected to continue throughout the week.


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Process of Electing D.C. Attorney General Begins

District of Columbia elections officials are making nominating petitions available for candidates for attorney general.