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For one local man and his family, getting furloughed during the federal shutdown truly does add insult to injury.
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.
Even as thousands flock to the D.C. area to observe Memorial Day, police presence in the region is being scaled back: Sequester cuts are forcing furloughs in the U.S. Park Police and other agencies.
Police say a head-on collision Sunday morning on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway has killed both drivers. The investigation into the crash closed the northbound lanes of the Parkway for hours.
A good parking space is hard to find, and a free parking space is even more rare in the District. But some Georgetown and the Foggy Bottom commuters have a secret they've been keeping for years.
At least one person is in police custody after two of them rappelled off Memorial Bridge to hang a "Free Tibet" sign.
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