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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

How much of King's speech has come true?

Thousands of people are arriving this weekend for the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

Saturday - 08/24/2013, 04:33pm EDT

Tags: march on washington, Taylor Branch, civil rights

Firefighter claim fuels problems facing D.C. Fire

A D.C. firefighter has filed a claim detailing a scuffle with the fire chief over photos of an ambulance fire last week.

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 06:45pm EDT

Tags: D.C. Fire and EMS, Paul Quander, Kenneth Ellerbe, ambulance fire, ambulances,

Report: Drivers and thieves both like Hondas

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has released a list of the 10 most stolen vehicles in 2012. Is your ride on it?

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 12:22pm EDT

Tags: car theft, Honda, Honda Civic, National Insurance Crime Bureau, cars, crime

Plan to fly Confederate flag sparks disagreement

A huge Confederate flag is stirring up a lot of people along I-95. One group has plans to fly it next month; another is circling a petition to condemn it.

Saturday - 08/17/2013, 03:50pm EDT

Tags: Confederate flag

D.C. launches app for reporting sexual assault

Smartphones could be the answer to connecting victims of sexual abuse to the help they need.

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 09:57am EDT

Tags: sexual assault, ask dc,

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