Role of a food taster outside the White House

Food tasters have worked in Medieval courts, royal palaces and presidential estates. But what's a food taster's role in modern society?

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Checkpoints around White House may be coming

A law enforcement official says the U.S. Secret Service is having preliminary discussions about setting up security screening checkpoints near public areas around the White House.

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Not everyone looking forward to streetcars along H Street

WTOP'S Allison Keyes reports

Sunday - 09/21/2014, 04:20am EDT

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Police: Former D.C. Treasurer is missing

The Metropolitan Police Department asks for the public's assistance in locating a "critical missing person" identified as 51 year-old Lasana K. Mack who is the former D.C. Treasurer

Sunday - 09/21/2014, 02:30am EDT

9-year-old boy shot in Southeast Saturday night

A 9-year-old boy was shot in the District's Southeast on Saturday night. Metropolitan Police say the incident happened around 9 p.m. on Elvans Road near Suitland Parkway.

Saturday - 09/20/2014, 11:49pm EDT

DC police investigate fatal hit-and-run crash

DC police investigate hit-and-run crash that killed bicyclist

Saturday - 09/20/2014, 04:30pm EDT

Police: Dead GW student consumed cocaine

George Washington University said Saturday that a student living in an off-campus apartment has died.

Saturday - 09/20/2014, 03:20pm EDT

New safeguards to catch parking tickets mailed to innocent drivers

Several months after a WTOP Ticketbuster investigation into erroneous parking tickets getting mailed to innocent people, the District's top parking enforcement agency is making changes.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 07:31pm EDT

Weekend brings last gasp of summer before fall arrives

Enjoy the final days before the official arrival of fall because it is going to feel more like summer here in the D.C. area!

Friday - 09/19/2014, 05:39pm EDT

9 injured when Metro bus rear-ends another

A Metro bus rear-ended another Friday afternoon, sending a handful of people to a local hospital.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 03:41pm EDT

Washington ranks No. 4 for millionaires

The Washington region is rich with millionaires, ranking No. 4 in the nation for high net wealth individuals in 2013.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 12:28pm EDT

'Madam Secretary' stars hit red carpet for DC premiere

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley hits the red carpet for the D.C. premiere of the new TV show "Madam Secretary," starring Tea Leoni and executive produced by Morgan Freeman.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 10:19am EDT
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Arena Stage opens season with 'The Shoplifters'

Arena Stage opens new theater season with 'The Shoplifters'

Friday - 09/19/2014, 07:20am EDT

Poll: DC voters strongly favor pot legalization

A new poll shows that District of Columbia residents favor legalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana by a nearly 2-to-1 margin.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 06:29am EDT

Georgetown: Andrea Jaime died from meningococcal bacteria

Officials say a vaccine isn't needed at this time.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 03:01am EDT

DC mayoral candidates clash over education

DC mayoral candidates clash over education policy during first general-election debate

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 09:10pm EDT

On encryption, area fire chiefs talk it out

Just a week removed from a regional row over encrypted radio channels, fire chiefs from across the region met to smooth out concerns and make plans for mutual responses.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 04:18pm EDT

Group aims to redo neglected site on National Mall

Nonprofit group aims to overhaul neglected lakeside garden, add restaurant on National Mall

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 03:50pm EDT

Family of Georgetown student who likely died of meningitis releases statement

Two days after the death of a Georgetown University student, her family has released a statement expressing gratitude and asking for privacy.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 01:22pm EDT

In La. men make 33 percent more than women

The District of Columbia had both the highest average pay and the smallest gender gap.

Thursday - 09/18/2014, 01:06pm EDT
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