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President Obama taps REI chief Sally Jewell for interior secretary

Sally Jewell, a retail executive and outdoor enthusiast, is President Barack Obama's pick to oversee the national parks and vast energy reserves on public lands
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Million Puppet March Planned to Defend PBS Funding

WASHINGTON - More than 1,000 puppeteers and public broadcasting supporters have signed on for a march on the National Mall in Washington three days before the...
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Redskins Top Vikings 38-26

LANDOVER, Md. - Robert Griffin III dropped back, waited a beat, then quickly took off. A first down on third-and-6 might have been enough to put...
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Man Charged With Animal Cruelty for Declawing Kittens

WASHINGTON, DC - A DC man is charged with two counts of animal cruelty for declawing two 8-week-old kittens.   Eric Gaskin is suspected of torturing the...
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Senate Approves Moving Frederick Douglass Statue to US Capitol

WASHINGTON - The Senate has approved a resolution to move the District of Columbia's statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass to the United States Capitol. The Senate took...
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White House Mysterious Big Dig Ends

WASHINGTON - After nearly two years of noisy and costly construction, the White House Big Dig is finally wrapping up. But the Big Reveal is proving...
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Marion Barry Says DC Has Horrible Viewpoint at DNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - D.C. Councilman Marion Barry has been vocal on Twitter this week at the Democratic National Convention. The former mayor has been urging greater action...
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Close-Call at Reagan National Airport Rattled Air Traffic Controllers

WASHINGTON - Air-traffic controllers were rattled after mistakenly flying three planes too close together in the skies near the nation's capital, a federal report released Wednesday...
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Suspect Gets Arrested for Indecent Exposure on Metro

WASHINGTON, DC - A 48 year old Capitol Heights man is heading to jail after exposing himself on a Metro train. Metro riders are getting credit for...
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Police Release Video of POI in Darryl Sweet Homicide

WASHINGTON - Police are searching for a person of interest in the killing of a 61-year-old man.   Investigators released video of a man they are interested...
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Foreign Girl Jumps Onto Tracks at Metro Center

WASHINGTON - Police officers rescued a woman from the tracks at Metro Center Wednesday night after she inexplicably tried to cross over the rails to get...
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Teen's Hand Gets Stuck in Escalator

A 14-year-old boy's hand got stuck in an escalator at the Smithsonian Metro station Tuesday evening. It took about 40 minutes for fire and rescue personnel...
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Catania, Cheh, Bowser Call on D.C. Mayor to Resign

Three members of the D.C. Council are now calling for the resignation of Mayor Vincent Gray.   The office of Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser told NBC4...
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12-Year-Old Charged in Toddlers's Death

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested and charged as a juvenile with second-degree murder in the beating death of a 2-year-old in Prince George's County.Sources...
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Teen Able to Display a Cross Near the White House

A 19-year-old from North Texas who is carrying a large, 12 foot, wooden cross to Washington, D.C., will be allowed to pray and march across...
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Teen Stabbed on Metrobus at G.W. University

A teen was stabbed on a Metrobus on the campus of the George Washington University around noon Wednesday.The Route 80 bus was at the intersection...
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Adam Oates Named Devils' Head Coach

The Washington Capitals have hired New Jersey Devils assistant coach Adam Oates as the 16th head coach in franchise history.Oates, 49, has spent the last...
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UVA Board Meets Today to Decide Teresa Sullivan's Fate

Today the University of Virginia Board of Visitors will meet to vote on whether to reinstate Teresa Sullivan as university president.The vote comes after more...
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More Would Be Pleased if Health Care Were Ruled Out

With the U.S. Supreme Court set to decide on President Obama's health-care law on Thursday, more Americans say they would be pleased if the law...
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Bladensburg Info Impacted by Microburst

Prince George's County has released the following information following Friday's microburst that hit Bladensburg, Md.  Please see the press release below for information on who...
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Gay Marriage Opponents Still Submitting Signatures

Opponents of same-sex marriage in Maryland have already reached their goal: enough signatures to force a referendum in November. But the Maryland Marriage Alliance isn’t...
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The State of the Union: Always 'strong'

Every year, the American president updates the county and the Congress on the state of our union. Shockingly, every year it is "strong." Check out the...

Meet the protesters at new Md. abortion clinic

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Meet LeRoy Carhart's anti-abortion protesters

Anti-abortion protesters come equipped with props (Photo: TBD Staff) ...

Midnight mayhem in Adams Morgan

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Landry hoping to return for Redskins this week

LaRon Landry said he hopes to return from a...

Silver Spring parking meters to benefit the homeless

After Wednesday, you can help the homeless by feeding...

Shanahan mum on Haynesworth

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On southern Sudan and independence: Tonight's movies

Next month, southern Sudan will vote on a referendum to decide whether to secede from the country. It's hard, after reading books like What is...

D.C. are crime watch: Smithsonian ban explained, U.S. Marshals burned serving bench warrant

A 42-year-old Texas man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for having sex with an 11-year-old-girl that he transported from Maryland. Elmer Zelaya-Robles, a...

Shanahan mum on Haynesworth's standing with Redskins

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan refused to discuss...

Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued despite small outbursts of violence

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a...

Common Core education standards losing popularity as more Americans become aware of them

EDUCATION By Jeannette Reyes August 20, 2014 - 05:38 am Decrease Increase Text size HYATTSVILLE, Md. (WJLA) - A Gallup Poll shows that common core education standards are becoming...

Tillman, Orioles beat White Sox for 3rd win in row

CHICAGO (AP) - Chris Tillman threw eight strong innings and the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles won their third in a row, beating the Chicago White...

Corruption trial: Maureen McDonnell called ?sweet? but 'deceptive? by sister-in-law Maureen C. McDonnell

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's wife sent text messages claiming exclusive credit for securing loans from a Virginia businessman whose largesse toward...

Knife-wielding man shot dead by police near Ferguson, Mo., after yelling 'Shoot me, kill me now'

ST. LOUIS (ABC News/WJLA) - A 23-year-old black man was shot and killed by St. Louis police Tuesday after he charged at them with a...

Video shows apparent beheading of American journalist James Foley, who went missing in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP/ABC News) - Journalist James Foley was captured once covering the uprising in Libya so he knew the risks when he went to Syria...

Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry turns himself in, smiles in mugshot, then goes out for ice cream in what Dems call a 'sideshow'

AUSTIN, Texas (ABC News) - Mobbed by cameras and supporters chanting “Perry, Perry, Perry,” Texas Gov. Rick Perry sidled up to a podium outside the...

IRS seizes records of D.C. housing complex, backer to mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser

POLITICS August 19, 2014 - 09:27 pm D.C. mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser. (AP photo) Decrease Increase Text size WASHINGTON (AP) - Criminal investigators from the Internal Revenue Service...

TSA to train officers on recognizing D.C. driver licenses and IDs

D.C. By The Associated Press August 19, 2014 - 09:33 pm Man holds a D.C. driver's license. (File photo) Decrease Increase Text size WASHINGTON (AP) - The District of...

Nationals win 8th straight, beat Diamondbacks 8-1

WASHINGTON (AP) - After three straight walk-offs, the Washington Nationals went for a cakewalk instead, scoring six runs in the third inning Tuesday night as...