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The partial government shutdown could erase the entire year's projected economic growth for the Washington region, if it continues for three weeks, said Stephen Fuller, director of George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis.
Thursday - 10/03/2013, 10:37am EDT
The grounds of the National Fallen
Firefighters Memorial are secured with padlocked gates because of the government shutdown, preventing a ceremony from taking place over the weekend.
Thursday - 10/03/2013, 08:12am EDT
Colds are highly contagious and account for about 40 percent of time lost from work in the U.S., according to the National Institutes of Health.
Thursday - 09/26/2013, 08:20am EDT
Scared their child was going to die, a D.C. couple was bewildered that no ambulance was available to help Saturday night. The boy had to be taken from their Northeast D.C. home to the hospital in a fire truck.
Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 02:23pm EDT
A veteran of the federal security clearance process for more than
40 years says critical opportunities were missed to have the security clearance of Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis pulled or suspended.
Thursday - 09/19/2013, 09:15am EDT
After 1st exam, veterinarians say National Zoo panda cub is healthy, growing
Wednesday - 09/18/2013, 11:07am EDT
As two Maryland Transportation Authority police officers recover after their cruiser was struck on Interstate 95, AAA Mid-Atlantic says drivers striking or nearly striking people on the highway happens all too frequently, despite Move Over laws.
Friday - 09/06/2013, 01:19pm EDT
The Smithsonian National Zoo's Giant Panda cub is doing well and
is just as vocal as ever less than two weeks after birth.
Wednesday - 09/04/2013, 11:58am EDT
Many kids getting back to class juggle the stress of high academic expectations along with extracurricular activities.
Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 11:10am EDT
Visitors attending Wednesday's 50th Anniversary "Let Freedom Ring" Commemoration and Call to Action can get emergency alerts from the U.S. Park Police via web, e-mail and cell phone.
Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 09:33am EDT
The culture of concussions is changing in modern sports and a Redskins legend is warning student athletes about the serious risks associated with
Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 09:34am EDT
Two local school districts are taking an extra step to reduce the effects of concussions among student athletes as more and more research demonstrates the severe and lasting toll concussions can have on young brains.
Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 04:47pm EDT
Deputies in Stafford County, who previously had only the option of not writing a ticket or issuing a reckless driving citation, now can ticket drivers with improper driving.
Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 10:38am EDT
Panic buttons and closed-circuit cameras soon will be part of security at every Prince George's County, Md., school.
Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 04:15am EDT
An investigation into why a Silver Line test train derailed is underway.
Thursday - 08/15/2013, 08:39am EDT
A virus that can cause disease in largemouth bass could harm other fish after it was found in a different species in two Potomac River tributaries in Virginia.
Wednesday - 08/14/2013, 10:32am EDT
Back-to-school shoppers can cash in on the tax-free week in Maryland.
Monday - 08/12/2013, 06:41am EDT
D.C. police spokesman Araz Alali says Funderburk is currently under investigation
by the D.C. Child and Family Services Agency for allegations of child cruelty.
Saturday - 08/10/2013, 10:17am EDT
The lure of free perks while traveling often leaves consumers feeling their upgrades weren't worthwhile.
Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 11:16am EDT
A Montgomery County home invasion left a man with multiple gunshot
wounds Monday morning.
Monday - 08/05/2013, 01:39pm EDT