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  • Boeing gives Kennedy Center $20 million for expansion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aerospace giant Boeing Co. is giving the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts $20 million toward the center’s expansion project. The Kennedy Center announced the gift Wednesday from the Chicago-based…

  • Two species of guenons swing into National Zoo

    WASHINGTON — The National Zoo is now home to seven new monkeys called guenons. The zoo announced Wednesday that it recently welcomed two species of guenons — four Allen’s swamp monkeys and three Schmidt’s red-tailed…

  • 7 Tips for Finding an Apartment in Washington, D.C.

    The District of Columbia is part of one of the biggest metropolitan areas in the country, and you know what that means: Finding an apartment there is no walk in the National Mall. If you’re…

  • Former State Dept. official admits voyeurism

    WASHINGTON — A former State Department official appeared in a D.C. courtroom Wednesday and admitted he secretly filmed women through their windows using his iPhone. Daniel Rosen, 45, of D.C. pleaded guilty to six counts of voyeurism and…

  • Skip the pharmacy, head to the farm: Physicians write prescriptions for fruits, vegetables

    Some D.C. doctors are skipping traditional medications. Instead, they’re writing their patients prescriptions for fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • Police: D.C. armed robberies may be linked

    WASHINGTON — Police in D.C. are investigating a series of armed robberies Tuesday morning that they say may be linked.   The armed robberies all happened between midnight and 3 a.m. in parts of Northwest…

  • Squirrels rescued from White House grounds

    WASHINGTON – The National Park Service helped rescue some adorable additions to the White House grounds. The Park Service tweeted a photo Tuesday of baby squirrels discovered near the White House Monday. With help from…

  • Report: Oldest Metro railcars contain asbestos

    WASHINGTON — As if Metro didn’t have enough problems, apparently some of its railcars have asbestos, according to an NBC Washington report. The system is retiring its oldest cars from the 1000-series. They contain a…

  • D.C. lieutenant faces discipline for delayed response to choking boy

    WASHINGTON — A lieutenant with D.C. Fire and EMS faces a departmental reprimand for not sending a crew to a report of an infant choking on a grape near the lieutenant’s station in Tenleytown. 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…

  • Bluemercury readies Washington expansion

    Fresh off its recent acquisition by Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) for $210 million, D.C. beauty retail chain Bluemercury Inc. is getting ready to open three new Washington-area stores this fall. The openings are part of…

  • George Washington University drops SAT/ACT requirement

    WASHINGTON — It’s one of the most agonizing parts of high school — preparing for and taking the SAT and ACT. The standardized tests have long been a requirement for college applications, but now a D.C.…

  • ‘Go out’ before you go to work: Morning rave dances its way into the District

    WASHINGTON — Most adventures that involve flashing neon lights, electronica beats, break dancers and acrobats with hula-hoops usually end in the early hours of the morning. But in the case of DAYBREAKER, that’s when the…

  • Could D.C. host the 2024 Summer Olympics? Sure, but not yet

    WASHINGTON — Now that Boston won’t host the 2024 Olympics, one analyst thinks it’s time to look westward. “Los Angeles is ready, willing and able, and could probably dust off the Coliseum and the Rose…

  • Missing D.C. woman found safe, in good health

    UPDATE (10 p.m. 7/26/2015): WASHINGTON — The Metropolitan Police Department says 71-year-old Joan Bowie-Brockenberry has been found safe and in good health. PREVIOUS:  WASHINGTON — The Metropolitan Police Department is asking the public to help locate 71-year-old Joan Bowie-Brockenberry, who was…