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  • D.C. fails Honest Tea test

    WASHINGTON — Bethesda-based Honest Tea set out to find the most honest cities in America, and let’s just say, D.C. didn’t fare well. In an unscientific test of morals, the company went to the 27…

  • Public weighs in on how to honor ‘Mayor for Life’

    WASHINGTON — A special commission is working on ways to permanently honor D.C.’s “Mayor For Life,” Marion Barry, in every quadrant of the city, and Wednesday night the group heard suggestions from the public. The…

  • Study: D.C. ranks near bottom of U.S. school systems

    WASHINGTON — D.C. has the second to worst public school system in the United States, according to a new study from WalletHub, which analyzed dropout rates, math, reading and SAT scores, among other metrics. The…

  • Veterans History Project nears 100,000 items at US library

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress has been working to build an oral history collection to capture veterans’ memories of war, and the project is nearing a milestone of 100,000 records. The Veterans History…

  • Body found near Tidal Basin on Saturday

    WASHINGTON — A man’s body was recovered from the water near the Tidal Basin on Saturday afternoon. Police said Sunday that the body was found in water near the Maine Avenue Fish Market in Southwest. After getting…

  • D.C. Mayor touts ‘Washington, D.C. in Austin’ at SXSW

    By Steve Winter, special to wtop.com AUSTIN, Texas — The capital of Texas bears a striking similarity to the Capital of the United States this week at SXSW with the participation of the Washington, DC Economic…

  • Videos allow you to see National Mall in real time

    WASHINGTON — EarthCam, which provides live streaming video and time-lapse construction cameras, has revealed a new viewpoint of the National Mall. D.C. joins Seattle, Los Angeles and Palm Beach as places you can check out…

  • DC Police: 2 injured in explosion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metropolitan police say two people sustained injuries during an explosion in the boiler room of a building in Washington. Police say officers responded to the 1500 block of K Street just before…

  • D.C. appeals to Republicans for expanded voting rights

    WASHINGTON — The corridors of Capitol Hill are lined with paintbrushes, ladders and hammers as the 114th Congress moves in to its new digs. Before the dust settles and while good will runs high, D.C.…

  • Cab driver assaulted, robbed in Southeast

    WASHINGTON — After hailing a taxicab this weekend, four men in Southeast D.C. punched, choked and robbed the driver, according to the victim. The attackers then tossed him into the trunk.  The shocking attack, which…

  • Holiday flu hits Washington D.C. metro area

    WASHINGTON —  A lot of kids and adults in the Washington, D.C. area are spending the holidays in bed with the flu, and the latest government surveillance map shows no let-up in new cases. The Centers for Disease Control…

  • Washington’s Top News – Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Here\’s a look at some of the day\’s top stories from WTOP.

  • Washington’s Top News – Monday, July 14, 2014

    Here\’s a look at some of the day\’s top stories from WTOP.

  • Ex-senator says meddling Washington leaders a hindrance to Americans’ happiness

    A former senator is working to help Americans fall back in love with the country — and he says Washington\’s leaders aren\’t helping in the process.

  • D.C. named ‘America’s least faithful city’

    The infidelity dating website AshleyMadison.com named D.C. \”America\’s Least Faithful City\” for the second year in a row.