On the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, some civil rights pioneers are being honored for what they did to bring the law about.
Pick from dozens of picnics, parades and fireworks planned this July 4. Outside of the National Mall festivities, here's a sampling of what's going on around the region:
It's not just residents driving the food scene in the nation's capital. College students who attend local schools, or those who flock to D.C. for the summer, are one of the fastest-growing arms of the area's food movement.
Are we alone? July 2 is World UFO Day and seeks to answer that question as people gather together to watch the skies for unidentified flying objects.
Time to break out the grill for the holiday weekend. What are you going to cook up? We have some suggestions for your 4th of July cookout.
The U.S. Men's National Team was eliminated from the World Cup Tuesday, but soccer's popularity continues to swell.
Loide, a D.C.-based singer, mixes singing with a career as an immigration lawyer.
D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier wants more time to bring departmental charges against her officers who break the law or violate department regulations. She says too many terminations are overturned because of ambiguous language in D.C. code.
There could be invisible construction on the National Mall in a few years. An underground parking lot would solve a lot of problems, proponents say, including giving tourists a place to park, use the restroom and get tour buses off the streets.
Obama vows to act alone if Congress gridlocks, taunts Republicans: 'So sue me'
Charge dismissed against man who followed Secret Service motorcade to White House
Le Diplomate, Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr's first D.C. foray, may not have won the Best New Restaurant RAMMY award at the region's annual restaurant awards last week, but that's no indication of a slowdown at the uber popular 14th Street NW spot.
It looked like a long-standing D.C. tradition was going on the shelf, but the Fort Reno concerts are back on.
Robert Pollin, son of former Washington Wizards owner Abe, recently called upon Dan Snyder to abandon the Redskins name.
Alan Banks is an Air Force veteran who experienced homelessness for 6 years. Now, he's working with others to end veteran homelessness by 2015.
A WTOP poll took the pulse of the area after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled the 'Skins trademark registration.
Recycled smartphones are being turned into detection devices, to help protect endangered rainforests from illegal logging activity and animal poaching.
As the sun beats down on the gated baseball diamonds inside the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, half the campers are outside honing their hitting skills, while the other half are inside defining the acronym S.T.E.M.
Smithsonian's Postal Museum opens new exhibit showing items from 2001 anthrax attacks in DC
Subway is a 2-year-old from Mississippi, and he's looking for his forever home.
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