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Meridian Hill Park in D.C.'s Columbia Heights neighborhood was the end point of a weekend march organized by Slut Walk D.C. to fight the perception that victims of sexual assault are somehow responsible.
Saturday - 08/10/2013, 03:45pm EDT
It's rough terrain near the Anacostia River full of downed logs, ivy and ditches, so the Congressional Cemetery rolled in five dozen goats to clear it.
Thursday - 08/08/2013, 04:45am EDT
A camp for students from D.C.'s Wards 7 and 8 aims at opening up their
minds by exposing them to potential career fields.
Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 05:19am EDT
There was a surprise delivery at Metro's L'Enfant Plaza around 10:45
a.m. Thursday when a passenger went into labor on the Green Line train and
delivered her baby on the platform.
Friday - 08/02/2013, 06:55pm EDT
The furlough's effects on one Defense Department employee's life and paycheck.
Friday - 08/02/2013, 06:42am EDT
While Max Brenner Chocolate Bar opens its doors along Woodmont Avenue in downtown
Bethesda, popular restaurant and bar Ri Ra is preparing to close.
Thursday - 08/01/2013, 08:23am EDT
Washington could have a panda on the way. Emphasis on "could." Mei Xiang, the giant panda that gave birth and lost her 6-day-old cub last year, could be pregnant again, according to the Smithsonian National Zoo.
Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 06:09am EDT
More patients are popping strong prescription pain killers rather than opting for
more conservative treatments like stretching, exercise, using heating pads or
Tuesday - 07/30/2013, 08:26am EDT
Three pimps are under arrest in Maryland as part of the FBI's
Operation Cross Country. While no juveniles were recovered from D.C., Maryland
or Virginia in the sting, one agency says juvenile prostitution is a problem in the Washington-area.
Monday - 07/29/2013, 07:07am EDT
It's a triple punch: Find veterans affordable homes, fill foreclosed
homes and improve the community.
Wednesday - 07/24/2013, 07:39am EDT
In the last week, prices have spiked by 14 cents. It's an increase drivers haven't seen since February of this year, according to AAA.
Friday - 07/19/2013, 07:55am EDT
Gardens are having to deal with this heat wave too, but green thumbs can do a few things to help them out.
Thursday - 07/18/2013, 07:57am EDT
Engaged couples normally spend dozens of hours planning their
weddings, but not enough time planning their financial futures. Communication is key to knowing you and your partner are investing wisely for the future.
Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 07:04am EDT
A group of protesters holding a demonstration against PETA say only a handful of participants showed up because PETA threatened participants on the event's Facebook page.
Monday - 07/15/2013, 04:50pm EDT
Homebuyers can expect a varied house hunt in Washington, all depending upon where they want to buy.
Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 03:42pm EDT
A project that is in the works to expand the Vietnam Memorial is stalling without the materials that it needs.
Saturday - 07/06/2013, 08:25am EDT
A new social project is hoping to use social media posts to predict suicide among America's veterans.
Friday - 07/05/2013, 04:15pm EDT
About an hour outside of D.C., dozens of Bengals sniff, stretch and strut through the Jungletrax Cattery, where 38-year-old Anthony Hutcherson breeds designer felines for curious and committed cat lovers.
Sunday - 06/30/2013, 01:58am EDT
Marriott is tweaking its brand and hotel rooms based on how our daily lives are changing. The Innovations Lab, or underground as it's called inside Marriott, is where designers are trying out new ideas.
Saturday - 06/29/2013, 07:17am EDT
Trained bicyclists will ride D.C.'s four off-road biking trails, helping cyclists with emergency bike repairs and first aid while also collecting data on the maintenance needs of the trails.
Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 05:03am EDT