Emancipation Day 2014

There were stars on the mikes and fireworks in the sky when Doug E. Fresh and Arrested Development helped celebrate Emancipation Day in the District on April 16 in Freedom Plaza.

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Runner on 8-day marathon of marathons stops in D.C.

They call him "Johnny Marathon." It's just one of those nicknames that really fits.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 11:10pm EDT

D.C. to issue new federally compliant driver licenses

In the next year, possibly hundreds of thousands of D.C. residents will be scrambling for a new license.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 04:39pm EDT

D.C. business ranks on list of top 50 coffee shops in U.S.

A small chain of coffee shops in D.C. ranks highly on The Daily Meal's nationwide list.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 04:23pm EDT

DC extends deadline to enroll in health plans

The District of Columbia's health insurance exchange is once again extending the deadline for people to sign up for insurance without paying a tax penalty.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 03:52pm EDT

Closures surrounding D.C.'s Emancipation Day celebration

Police are alerting drivers to expect closures downtown for the Emancipation Day parade, festival and fireworks display.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 03:21pm EDT

Therapists use music as a tool to deliver treatment

It's looks like a music lesson, but really, it's therapy. Music therapists deliver treatments through song and play.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 01:31pm EDT
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D.C.'s City Wildlife cares for injured baby squirrel (Photo)

A baby squirrel fell 75 feet from a tree and is recuperating -- with an over-sized cast -- at D.C.'s Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 12:34pm EDT

2 men found dead below D.C. bridge

D.C. police are investigating the deaths of two men found dead below a Pennsylvania Avenue bridge in Anacostia.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 12:21pm EDT

Firefighters on duty during Cecil Mills incident may be punished (Video)

Three D.C. firefighters who ignored a dying man may soon be punished by the department for their actions, according to a report from NBC Washington.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 08:09am EDT

Best. View. Ever. Reserve tickets for reopening Washington Monument

After $15 million in repairs and a shutdown of some 32 months, the Washington Monument is reopening May 13 and you can start reserving your tickets Wednesday.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 07:56am EDT

Metro resumes weekend work after 4-week break

Metro to resume weekend work after 4-week break; buses to replace trains on orange, blue lines

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 06:30am EDT

Region awakes to unusually cold temperatures

Despite daytime highs in the upper 40s Wednesday, there is also a freeze watch for Wednesday night into Thursday for much of the listening area.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 05:14am EDT

Siri gets in the spirit on Jackie Robinson Day

In honor of Jackie Robinson Day, baseball players across the MLB are wearing the number 42. The number, now retired, was Robinson's number when he played for the Dodgers.

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 05:32pm EDT

N.Y. Native American Nation files petition against U.S.

Wanting to be a part of the discussion about future land use, environmental protections and equal rights, a Native American nation is filing a human rights petition against the U.S. government.

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 05:19pm EDT

Large tree falls, crushes cars in NW D.C.

A large tree fell in D.C. Tuesday afternoon, crushing cars and blocking Metro bus service on the 96 line.

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 05:14pm EDT

T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall

Nearly complete Tyrannosaurus rex arrives at new home in Smithsonian for new dinosaur hall

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 05:03pm EDT

Man who disrupted Supreme Court gets time served

Man who disrupted Supreme Court argument gets time served; video of the protest was a 1st

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 03:41pm EDT

D.C. responders scrutinized after woman's death

Emergency responders in the District face new scrutiny following a woman's death in Northeast.

Tuesday - 04/15/2014, 02:59pm EDT
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