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A child’s mission to help grows into a coat drive for the community

WASHINGTON — Tatiana Sweeney stood in the cold outside Bin 1301 Wine Bar on U Street in front of tables piled high with coats for the Annual Warming Hearts Coat Drive. Now in its eighth year, the event began when her son was just 10-years-old. “I went inside the store and when I came out, my son […]

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Southern winter storm could brush parts of Northern Virginia

WASHINGTON — Turns out the D.C. area is not in the clear after all, as the impact of a major storm moving through the mid-Atlantic may affect parts of Northern Virginia. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. Sunday to midnight Monday for Culpeper, Stafford, Spotsylvania and southern Fauquier counties and the […]

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Memorial bridge closure begins Friday morning

WASHINGTON — The Memorial Bridge will completely close from 9 p.m. Friday Dec. 7 to 5 a.m. Monday Dec. 10, weather permitting. The closure, part of the more than two years of major construction that began this fall, is needed to install additional support under the middle span of the bridge as crews begin to […]

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Memorial bridge closure begins Friday night

WASHINGTON — The Memorial Bridge will completely close from 9 p.m. Friday Dec. 7 to 5 a.m. Monday Dec. 10, weather permitting. The closure, part of the more than two years of major construction that began this fall, is needed to install additional support under the middle span of the bridge as crews begin to […]

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Memorial Bridge closed until Monday

WASHINGTON — The Memorial Bridge will completely close from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, weather permitting. The closure, part of the more than two years of major construction that began this fall, is needed to install additional support under the middle span of the bridge as crews begin to remove rusted rebar and […]

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OpenTable’s version of DC’s best restaurants

WASHINGTON — OpenTable is out with its annual 100 Best Restaurants in America, and while the D.C. restaurants that make the list have excellent reputations, many of the current darlings of foodies and the critics are missing. OpenTable bases its list on user reviews culled from more than 12 million verified diner reviews between November […]

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OpenTable releases list of best DC restaurants

WASHINGTON — OpenTable is out with its annual 100 Best Restaurants in America, and while the D.C. restaurants that make the list have excellent reputations, many of the current darlings of foodies and the critics are missing. OpenTable bases its list on user reviews culled from more than 12 million verified diner reviews between November […]

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PHOTOS: Cirque du Soleil’s ice show ‘Crystal’ opens at Capital One Arena

WASHINGTON — Cirque du Soleil’s ice show “Crystal” is playing through Sunday, Dec. 9, at Capital One Arena in D.C. The show mixes figure skating, juggling, trapeze acrobatics and extreme skating to tell the story of Crystal, a young girl whose fall through the ice sweeps her into an imaginary world of wonders. Cirque du […]

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More fired track inspectors blamed for ‘falsified’ reports get jobs back at Metro

WASHINGTON — Track workers blamed for what Metro had called faked inspection reports are getting their jobs back, after an arbitrator found the reports were done as Metro had instructed. A court filing this week suggested Metro and five track workers who had filed a federal lawsuit over their firings reached a settlement in the […]

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WeWork, Meridian buy Akin Gump building for $136.5M

WASHINGTON — The Meridian Group, through a joint venture with affiliates of WeWork Property Advisors, acquired 1333 New Hampshire Ave. NW in Dupont Circle from Boston Properties for $136.5 million. The 350,000-square-foot building is 84 percent leased by law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, which is relocating to a new headquarters after 25 […]

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DC, Md. officials ready with subpoenas in Trump hotel case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland said Monday that they are moving forward with subpoenas for records in their case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. U.S. District Court Judge Peter J. Messitte approved the legal discovery schedule in an order Monday. Such information would […]

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PHOTOS: George HW Bush’s final journey to the Capitol

WASHINGTON — Memorial services were underway Monday to honor the late President George H.W. Bush, whose casket is set to depart Houston for a public viewing at the U.S. Capitol until Wednesday and a ceremony at the National Cathedral in D.C. Bush died at his Houston home Friday at age 94. His remains are scheduled […]

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Staying safe while completing in-person exchanges started online

WASHINGTON — It’s the season to be merry and bright, so holiday songs say. But for thieves, it can be just another season for taking other people’s things. D.C. police say they have seen an increase in robberies involving folks who meet up to complete transactions they started online using platforms such as Offer-Up, Let […]

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How to stay safe — and avoid being robbed — through online classifieds

WASHINGTON — It’s the season to be merry and bright, so holiday songs say. But for thieves, it can be just another season for taking other people’s things. D.C. police say they have seen an increase in robberies involving folks who meet up to complete transactions they started online using platforms such as Offer-Up, Let […]

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Americans to begin saying their goodbyes to George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans will begin saying goodbye to former President George H.W. Bush on Monday when his body arrives in Washington for public viewing in the Capitol Rotunda — a rare honor that will be bestowed on a man who earned the respect and admiration of many with his leadership, bravery and grace. The […]

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Search for a new chancellor to lead DCPS narrows to 2 candidates

WASHINGTON — It’s been a six-month search for a new chancellor to lead DC’s public school system and this weekend, two finalists emerged. Interim chancellor Amanda Alexander, and Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Lewis Ferebee are the finalists out of 40 applicants, according to The Washington Post. The Our Schools D.C. Leadership Committee, tasked with advising […]

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George HW Bush’s funeral and memorial services plan

By Veronica Stracqualursi and Sophie Tatum, CNN (CNN) — The official schedule of memorial services for former President George H.W. Bush, who died late Friday at the age of 94, was released Saturday evening. An arrival ceremony involving both the House and Senate will be held at 4:45 p.m. ET on Monday at the US […]

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Bush mourned as a great statesman, a man of uncommon decency

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is returning to Washington as a revered political statesman, hailed by leaders across the political spectrum and around the world as a man not only of greatness but also of uncommon decency and kindness. Bush, who died late Friday at his Houston home at age 94, is […]

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Years of work zones ahead for drivers along Anacostia River

WASHINGTON — It’s only eight miles long, but there are four separate projects in the works along Interstate and Route 295 that could cause traffic delays for months and years to come. Decades-old bridges will be rehabilitated and new connections will be constructed after the District committed to a multi-million dollar investment deal in transportation […]

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Supporters calling for ‘Jamal Khashoggi Way’ will have to wait

WASHINGTON — An effort to rename a portion of the street outside the Saudi Embassy “Jamal Khashoggi Way” has been put on hold after D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson decided not to consider the measure. Mendelson cited a law that prevents public spaces from being named in honor of any person who is alive or […]

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DC-area unemployment falls to 3.2 percent

WASHINGTON — The Washington metro’s unemployment rate in October fell to 3.2 percent, from 3.3 percent in September. A year ago, the D.C.-area’s unemployment rate was 3.5 percent. Metro Baltimore’s unemployment rate fell as well, to 3.8 percent in October, from 3.9 percent in September. The Baltimore area’s unemployment rate in October 2017 was 4.0 […]

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Lyft completes Capital Bikeshare deal, plans its own Lyft bikes

WASHINGTON — Ride hailing company Lyft, which recently jumped into the dockless electric scooter business in D.C., has completed its planned acquisition of Motivate, the company that operates the city’s long-established public docked bike operator Capital Bikeshare. The deal was first announced in July. Lyft also unveiled a first look at its own Lyft Bikes, […]

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