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Safety concerns could delay rollout of new Metro rail cars

Fri Nov 21, 2014

The region has been waiting a long time for a new model of Metro car to take to the rails, but the wait may be a little longer. Full Story

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Service honors 3 officers killed in D.C. 20 years ago

Fri Nov 21, 2014

Twenty years ago, a gunman opened fire inside the Metropolitan Police Department's headquarters, killing two FBI special agents and a D.C. police sergeant. Full Story

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DC woman gets 8 years in girlfriend's stabbing

Fri Nov 21, 2014

A District of Columbia woman has been sentenced to eight years in prison in the stabbing attack of her girlfriend. Full Story

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D.C. elementary school teacher wins 'Principal of the Year'

Thu Nov 20, 2014

In the middle of the school day, Powell Elementary Principal Janeece Docal heard words that would put any administrator on edge. Full Story

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Which stores have the deepest Black Friday discounts?

Fri Nov 21, 2014

It's that time of year and for those who are a fan of knocking out their holiday shopping list on Black Friday, there's a new way to plan the early morning trip. Full Story

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Smithsonian opens new dinosaur exhibit this month

Wed Nov 19, 2014

Without question, dinosaurs are the main attraction at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, but a remodeling project has left many of the skeletons displaced, and a new hall to display them won't be finished until 2019. Full Story

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DC courthouse to celebrate 'Adoption Day'

Wed Nov 19, 2014

Over 30 children in Washington will have their adoptions finalized as part of "Adoption Day" at Superior Court. Full Story

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DDOT to test fluctuating parking rates in real-time in 2015

Thu Nov 20, 2014

In 2015, the D.C. Department of Transportation will begin a pilot program to fluctuate parking rates in real-time based on demand for street parking in Chinatown and Penn Quarter. Full Story

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Man with rifle arrested at White House

Wed Nov 19, 2014

A man with a rifle in his car was arrested at the White House Wednesday afternoon. Full Story

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D.C. complex residents keep shivering, wait for relief

Wed Nov 19, 2014

For residents in an apartment complex in Northeast D.C., home sweet home is hardly cozy, and they're not happy. Full Story

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Nurse charged with abusing patients at 3 hospitals

Wed Nov 19, 2014

Police in Washington have arrested a nurse they say sexually abused three patients at three hospitals. Full Story

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Correction: Billy Joel-Gershwin Prize story

Thu Nov 20, 2014

In a story Nov. 19 about Billy Joel receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, The Associated Press reported erroneously the spelling of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's first name. The spelling is Sonia, not Sonya. Full Story