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  • Marion Barry’s son carries on father’s Christmas tradition

    WASHINGTON — The late Marion Barry years ago started a holiday tradition to help provide Christmas toys for kids in Ward 8 who might otherwise not get one. This Christmas, his son is carrying it on.  …

  • 6 shootings in D.C.: 2 fatal, 2 police-involved shootings on Christmas Eve

    WASHINGTON — There were six shootings in the District, two fatal, on Christmas Eve, including two in which the police were involved. The Metropolitan Police Department says that officers shot and killed a robbery suspect…

  • What should Santa make this year?

    WASHINGTON — As the kids are opening presents from Santa, did you ever think about all the jobs St. Nick has to do to pull off his yearly trip? The jolly old elf wears a…

  • Americans appear comfortable with political dynasties

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Again? Really? There are more than 300 million people in America, yet the same two families keep popping up when it comes to picking a president. The possibility of a Bush-Clinton matchup…

  • A glance at key police shootings in St. Louis area

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The shooting death of 18-year-old Antonio Martin marks the third fatal shooting of a young black man by a white police officer in the St. Louis area since Michael Brown was…

  • Protesters rally for 2nd night after shooting near Ferguson

    BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — Demonstrators have taken to the streets for a second night after a white police officer in Berkeley, Missouri, killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him. Dozens…

  • Former NBA All-Star Marbury fan favorite in China

    BEIJING (AP) — After a roller-coaster NBA career, Stephon Marbury has found peace in basketball-crazed China. The two-time all-star is thriving on the court with the Beijing Ducks while becoming one with his adopted hometown…

  • In year of odd bounces, reality bites at World Cup

    Gothic folklore met modern dentistry, with the whole world watching. This was the World Cup and the Bite of Brazil — a mouthwatering, open-jawed, succulent chomp on an unsuspecting victim that would have done proud…

  • Citigroup to sell Japan retail bank unit to SMBC

    TOKYO (AP) — Citigroup has agreed to sell its retail banking business in Japan to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. Citigroup said in a statement Thursday that the two sides have reached agreement on selling Citibank…

  • HK police arrest 12 pro-democracy protesters

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police say they arrested 12 protesters who were blocking several roads in the Mong Kok neighborhood overnight Wednesday as pro-democracy demonstrators returned to the site hundreds had occupied for…

  • What to watch for in the NBA games this Christmas

    WASHINGTON — Ah, the holidays. It’s the time of year when you get together with your family for just long enough to help you remember why you don’t spend long, uninterrupted stretches of time together.…

  • Christmas Day in the NBA

    Noah Frank breaks down what to watch for in each game in the NBA’s Christmas Day smorgasbord.

  • Metro trains, buses on Sunday schedule for Christmas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro trains and buses are operating on a Sunday schedule for the Christmas holiday. Metro says the rail system will open at 7 a.m. Thursday and operate until midnight. Most Metro trains…

  • Death toll in violence in India’s northeast rises to 72

    SHAMUKJULI, India (AP) — Police says the death toll from rebel violence in remote northeastern India has risen to 72 with the recovery of more bodies from abandoned villages. S.N. Singh, a police official in…

  • NBA Team Statistics

    Includes games of Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Team Offense G Pts Avg Dallas 30 3289 109.6 Toronto 29 3137 108.2 Golden State 27 2920 108.1 L.A. Clippers 29 3096 106.8 Phoenix 30 3150 105.0 Portland…