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  • 14-year-old charged with 6 robberies on Metro

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro Transit Police have charged a 14-year-old boy with committing six robberies on the Metro in three weeks. Officers said Wednesday that the robberies took place from May 27 to June 15…

  • Spike in D.C. killings parallels synthetic drug use

    WASHINGTON — Through the first half of the year, killings in D.C. jumped about 20 percent from the same period in 2014. The real spike started in May. Since then, D.C. has averaged about one homicide…

  • Mall fireworks: Viewing spots off limits, security concerns, schedule of events

    WASHINGTON – There’s a little less space to watch the fireworks at the National Mall this weekend. And with crowds coming in for the daylong festivities, the National Park Service says visitors should rethink how they’re getting there.…

  • D.C. DMV to extend inspection hours Thursday

    UPDATE: 5:50 p.m., July 1, 2015 WASHINGTON – The D.C. Department of Motor Vehicle’s will offer extended hours at its inspection station Thursday, July 2, to make up for lost service while the station was…

  • Photos, social media now allowed on White House tours

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it’s now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press “shoot.” The White House on Wednesday ended a…

  • Redskins’ name hinders DC’s efforts for stadium site lease

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service won’t grant the District of Columbia a new lease for the site of the Washington Redskins’ former stadium in part because Interior Secretary Sally Jewell opposes the team’s…

  • Archbishop discusses pope’s upcoming visit to D.C.

    WASHINGTON — There’s a lot of excitement ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to D.C. in September, and the Archdiocese of Washington is releasing more details about the planned public mass. The pope is set to…

  • Sleep tight: The small-living trend extends to travel

    Micro-hotels bring a whole new meaning to the phrase “sleep tight.” A look at the small-living trend that’s spreading to travel, and what to expect from two D.C. projects.

  • Former Cornell president begins leading Smithsonian in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A heart doctor and Ivy League university president is taking charge of the Smithsonian Institution. David Skorton, the former president of Cornell University, begins his tenure Wednesday as the 13th secretary of…

  • Silver Alert issued for missing 74-year-old man

    WASHINGTON — A Silver Alert was issued late Tuesday for a 74-year-old man who hasn’t been seen for more than a week. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, George Ricks was last seen June 21…

  • Metal spikes being added to White House fence this week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says it will begin installing sharp metal spikes on the White House fence to improve security and prevent would-be intruders from climbing over the fence. The Secret Service and…

  • D.C. United stadium takes a key step forward

    The D.C. Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a series of agreements necessary to advance the $300 million D.C. United stadium project. All that’s left to do on the legislative front: Gain control of two acres…

  • Fewer new HIV cases, but an epidemic remains

    WASHINGTON — The number of new HIV cases has declined the past six years, but the District’s infection rate is still epidemic, according to the World Health Organization. In 2013, there were 553 new cases,…

  • Concentrated marijuana rolls in as new drug threat

    WASHINGTON — Drug abuse experts in the Mid-Atlantic are keeping a close eye on a new trend out West where a concentrated form of marijuana is raising concerns. “They are smoking this plant concentrate —…

  • DC Council approves tougher penalties for synthetic drugs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council has unanimously approved emergency legislation that would allow the police chief to temporarily shut down businesses that sell synthetic drugs. Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser proposed the bill to combat…