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Navy Yard: Not a hoax, but no shooter

Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier says there was no evidence of a shooting or injured personnel at the Navy Yard. There are no concerns that the event was a hoax. Read more in WTOP's live blog.

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Train derailment, fire prompts evacuation in Tennessee

A train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee.

Merkel’s office invites US envoy to discuss latest spy claim

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff asked the U.S. ambassador for a meeting Thursday to discuss the latest reports of alleged U.S. spying on Germany.

Helpful apps, alternative destinations for July 4 travel

This weekend, 42 million people will trek 50 miles or more from their homes to celebrate July 4. Here are the best ways to avoid the crowds and the crowded roads.

‘Capitol Fourth’ brings star-studded show to National Mall

KC & The Sunshine Band says it’s ready to play alongside Barry Manilow and Alabama.

Next Nationals superstar is just down the road

Lucas Giolito is only 20, but you probably won't be able to see him pitch in Woodbridge for much longer.

Rainbow Facebook photos: Armchair activism or shifting tide?

Facebook supplied an overlay that uses the best-known symbol of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement: the rainbow.

Exclusive: Tiny White House program targets biggest challenges

The White House is launching a small leadership development program. If successful, it could revolutionize the way the government tackles its most complex problems.

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