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The number of murders is down significantly in the District, but other types of crime are still a problem in the city.
The historic Lincoln Theatre where Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald once played on Washington's U Street will soon have new management after worries that it could close.
For decades Congress has used its power over the District of Columbia to ban the city from paying for abortions for poor women, but during a two-year period when lawmakers reversed course at least 300 women got city-funded procedures, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.
Federal authorities are now looking into the dealings of three of D.C's top elected officials.
A medical marijuana program in the District will move forward as planned despite a new directive from the Obama administration that's casting a haze over palliative pot programs elsewhere in the U.S.
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