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Guns sales drop, confusion grows under new law

A crush of gun-buyers, anxious to beat the implementation of a tough new law, has given way to a pile of paperwork and lingering uncertainty about new requirements.

Monday - 10/14/2013, 08:25pm EDT

Tags: gun laws,

10 percent off: The other price(s) of a shutdown

The partial shutdown of the federal government comes at a price - two of them, actually.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 09:07am EDT

Tags: SSapore Oil and Vinegar, Capitol Hill, shutdown, government shutdown,

Pull out the plastic, D.C. cabs now take cards

Ninety percent of all cabs operating within the District now accept credit cards.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 10:15pm EDT

Tags: D.C. Taxicab Commission, credit cards, transportation,

Shutdown bounces boats from Georgetown facility

The ripple effect of a government shutdown has pushed rowers from the Potomac River.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 08:13am EDT

Tags: Thompson Boat Center, rowing, shutdown, government shutdown, georgetown

Barricades ready to block off National Mall

The National Park Service is readying signs and barricades to close down the memorials and monuments that line the National Mall in case of a government shutdown.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 06:50pm EDT

Tags: shutdown, National Mall, National Park Service,

Defying Congress: D.C. weighs plan to stay open if feds shut down

District leaders are considering defying Congress to keep the city government running even if the federal government shuts down due to a budget impasse.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 05:10pm EDT

Tags: shutdown, D.C. Council, Vincent Gray, Phil Mendelson, budget autonomy,

Police warn of carjackers who rear-end victims to steal their cars

It's no hoax. D.C. police are investigating three carjackings that started with a collision that was just a ruse to get the victim out of their car.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 02:52pm EDT

Tags: carjacking, crime, D.C. Police, AAA, car crash

Gray's stance on Wal-Mart not as straightforward as 3 years ago

In a WTOP interview in 2010, Vince Gray, as mayor-elect, was definitive about the wages Wal-mart should pay. Now, with the "living wage" bill before him and a week to make a decision on its fate, he's not as candid.

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 01:53pm EDT

Tags: living wage bill, living wage, Walmart, Vince Gray, jobs, D.C., economic development,

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Fairfax County adopts program for safer contact sports

Football coaches in Fairfax County are trying to get players to take their heads out of the game -- at least the excessive helmet contact.

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 07:09am EDT

Tags: concussions, football, Fairfax County Public Schools, Heads Up Football

Students get spruced up for school

Dozens of school kids got a fresh haircut and some school supplies before their summer break ends Labor Day weekend. Area barbers, stylists and firefighters volunteered Monday at the Charles Houston Recreation Center.

Monday - 08/26/2013, 01:24pm EDT

Tags: back to school, haircut, Alexandria

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