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The Latest: Cardinal calls McCarrick punishment ‘important’

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick (all times local): 12:20 a.m. The archbishop of Boston says the Vatican’s decision to defrock former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is an important step for “administering justice” for McCarrick’s crimes. Cardinal Sean O’Malley issued a statement Saturday after the announcement that […]

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Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick for sex abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been found guilty by the Vatican of sex abuse and defrocked, as calls rose Saturday for Pope Francis to reveal what he knew about the once-powerful American prelate’s apparently decades-long predatory sexual behavior. The announcement Saturday, delivered in uncharacteristically blunt language for the Vatican, meant that […]

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PHOTOS: Cuddle, donate and adopt at the new Kitten Lounge in Georgetown

WASHINGTON — The cat cafe, Crumbs & Whiskers, along O Street NW in Georgetown is home to 30 cats, rescued by Homeward Trails Animal Rescue based in Fairfax County, Virginia. The two organizations are now partnering for a new kind of experience, a pop-up kitten lounge. As Crumbs & Whiskers relocates, they’ll have two shops […]

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One of DC’s most infamous drug lords may soon receive reduced sentence

WASHINGTON — Rayful Edmond III was in his early 20’s when he was convicted in both the District and Pennsylvania for drug-related charges and sentenced to life behind bars, but years of cooperation have led prosecutors to ask the court to reduce his life sentence. The U.S. Attorneys Office in D.C. filed the motion Friday, detailing how the man […]

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Vatican defrocks former US cardinal McCarrick over sex abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has defrocked former U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday. The punishment for the once-powerful prelate, who had served as the archbishop of Washington and had been […]

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Lowest and highest average car insurance premiums in the region

WASHINGTON — It’s not just the cost of new and used cars that keeps going up: area car insurance rates have also continued to climb. A new study shows rates have jumped about 3.5 percent since last year, and over 10 percent since 2011. And while that’s a lot, it’s still about half as high […]

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Judge rules bus driver charged with striking 2 women in DC can drive again

WASHINGTON — The driver of a bus that struck and killed two women visiting D.C. in December has been allowed to get behind the wheel again. At a status hearing Friday morning, a judge ruled Gerard James, 45, of Baltimore, can start driving his personal vehicle again. The judge granted his request only on the condition […]

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High drama, high in a tree for a DC bald eagle couple

WASHINGTON — For 14 years, through a webcam, we’ve been watching bald eagles Liberty and Justice raise their young above the D.C. Police Academy in Southwest. But now it appears this longtime Washington power couple may have broken up. Liberty, the female, laid an egg on Tuesday. But the male, Justice, hasn’t been seen at […]

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Decline in local farmers’ production could pose DC-area food security challenges

WASHINGTON — Maryland and Virginia farmers produce lots of food that end up on your dinner table, but not as much as they used to. Analysts reporting those findings believe it could be a growing challenge for the area’s food security. “Our production is declining in things like apples, chicken, pork, tomatoes, potatoes,” said Lindsay […]

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New Hilton above L’Enfant Metro will open in April

WASHINGTON — After sitting vacant for nearly six years, the former L’Enfant Plaza Hotel is set for its grand reopening as the Hilton Washington DC National Mall. The 15-story hotel comes back with 367 rooms and 23,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The former L’Enfant Plaza Hotel is set for its grand reopening […]

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From life in prison to published author: DC native pens ‘Master Plan’

WASHINGTON — Drug deals and gun violence were everyday realities for Chris Wilson growing up. Straddling homes in D.C.’s Lincoln Heights neighborhood and Prince George’s County’s Temple Hills community, Wilson watched his mother fall victim to both domestic abuse and drug abuse. Many of his friends were locked up or killed, including his cousin, who […]

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Woodrow Wilson High School under fire for name

WASHINGTON — America’s 28th president led the nation to victory in World War I. He appears on many historians’ lists of the country’s best presidents, but a conversation is underway about taking that name off one of Washington’s most diverse high schools — Woodrow Wilson High in Northwest D.C. “Woodrow Wilson was a very committed […]

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Scandal in the nest: DC bald eagles lay first egg of 2019

WASHINGTON — A pair of D.C. bald eagles — Liberty and Justice — laid their first egg of the year on Tuesday, but the celebration is accompanied by a delightful bit of drama. Their love saga seems to be playing out a bit like an episode of The Young and the Restless, as papa bird […]

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Bethesda’s Praline Bakery opens at The Wharf

WASHINGTON — Bethesda’s popular Praline Bakery and Bistro has opened a new location at The Wharf in D.C. Praline Bakery has a full menu at its new, 2,500-square-foot Wharf location, with pastries, cookies, cakes, macarons and coffee, along with soups, salads, quiches and sandwiches. It is adjacent to The Wharf’s 7th Street Park. Praline Bakery’s Bethesda location […]

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With increasing calls, DC leader ‘anxious’ about lack of reserve fire truck

WASHINGTON — D.C. is getting more emergency calls then ever before, but the city has no backup ladder fire trucks if one goes out of service, the city’s fire chief said. “Currently we do not have a reserve ladder fleet,” D.C. Fire Chief Gregory Dean said in his testimony before the Judiciary Committee on Monday, Feb. […]

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New DC signs banning right turns on red to go up starting Feb. 19

WASHINGTON — “No right turn on red” signs will start going up in dozens of new D.C. locations starting Feb. 19 as long as weather permits. The District Department of Transportation is banning right turns on red at about 100 new intersections throughout the city, and the signs will be installed by the end of […]

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LEON brings its LOVe Burger to DC

WASHINGTON — London-based fast food chain LEON, which opened its first U.S. location last year in Washington Square at 1050 Connecticut Ave. NW, is putting a plant-based burger on its D.C. menu. The LOVe Burger is made from 100 percent plants and is the first of several new vegan items LEON will add to its […]

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Crowd converges near Friendship Archway for Chinese New Year celebration

WASHINGTON — Folks lined the streets of downtown D.C. Sunday afternoon to celebrate Chinese New Year. It was a community affair to ring in the year of the pig, which represents wealth, fun and good fortune. A crowd several rows deep packed the streets around the Friendship Archway in Chinatown. People stood on bus stop […]

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Mystery endures in fire that destroyed DC senior housing

LAUREL, MD. — A massive fire at a senior living complex drove many residents of the Arthur Capper Senior Apartment building out of their homes in September. But while an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives narrowed down the fire’s origin, how it started remains a mystery. Investigators currently believe the […]

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Mystery persists in fire that destroyed DC senior housing

LAUREL, MD. — A massive fire at a senior living complex drove many residents of the Arthur Capper Senior Apartment building out of their homes in September. But while an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives narrowed down the fire’s origin, how it started remains a mystery. Investigators currently believe the […]

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Hundreds brave frigid temps in skivvies for annual fundraiser

WASHINGTON — For the past 10 years, people have gathered to run through D.C.’s cold streets in their underthings as part of an annual effort to raise funds for research to find a cure for neurofibromatosis — a rare genetic disease that causes tumors to grow throughout the nervous system. This year, people taking part […]

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Report finds speed, intoxication causes behind deadly fire truck crash

WASHINGTON — A newly released police report shows that a D.C. firefighter behind the wheel of a fire truck that crashed into a car last March, killing its intoxicated driver, was traveling nearly 25 miles an hour over the speed limit. Four firefighters were responding to an emergency call around noon on March 9, 2018, […]

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