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  • Kwanzaa event held to celebrate different cultures

    WASHINGTON —  A multicultural crowd turned out for a Kwanzaa celebration in D.C.’s Anacostia community on Saturday. The performance, by the KanKouran West African Dance Company, is part of an effort by the Anacostia Community…

  • Bank robberies increase in the area during holidays

    WASHINGTON — The FBI and local police are trying to end a trend they say takes place every year in December — bank robberies. “Bank robberies increased over the past two years, they’ve tripled in…

  • 34,000 expected at Military Bowl parade, game today in Annapolis

    WASHINGTON — Thirty-four thousand football fans are expected to pack Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis for the Military Bowl on Saturday. The game and the events that come before it will be a good boost…

  • People gather to remember man killed Christmas Eve

    WASHINGTON —  Standing around a makeshift memorial, more than a dozen people gathered to remember a man who was killed on Christmas Eve. Raymond Robinson, 29,  was suspected of robbery on Dec. 24 and was…

  • Some spend Christmas serving others

    WASHINGTON — Christmas is a day off for almost everyone, but some who don’t celebrate the day spent it giving back in downtown D.C. Bearing boxes full of food, water and toiletries, members of Jews…

  • Serving up joy at the Jewish Community Center

    WASHINGTON — One of the busiest spots in the area on this Christmas Day was the Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center — where volunteers of all faiths offered a very special holiday gift to the…

  • Moviegoers react to local screenings of ‘The Interview’

    WASHINGTON — Hackers promised 911 style violence. And reviewers weren’t delivering raves. But for the people who showed up to the early viewing of ‘The Interview’ at a Brandywine movie theater on Christmas Day, none…

  • Miriam’s Kitchen gives homeless Christmas cheer

    WASHINGTON — Volunteers were serving up a little Christmas spirit along with meals for the homeless on Christmas morning in Northwest, D.C. “The rain had stopped and Miriam’s was open and I came here ……

  • Wizards are ready for Christmas Day game (Audio)

        WASHINGTON — The NBA on Christmas Day is an annual tradition on the sports calendar and the Wizards are a part of it again for the just the second time in 26 years.…

  • 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 carried it on.   On…

  • 6 shootings in D.C.: 4 fatal, 2 police-involved shootings on Christmas Eve

    UPDATE 10:03 p.m. 12/25/2014: The D.C. police say that the victims in two other shootings have died. They’ve identified the victim in the Bladensburg Road Northeast shooting as Marquiz Anthony Robinson, 25, of Centreville, Virginia.…

  • DC asks nonprofits to seek transportation grants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia transportation officials are asking nonprofits to apply for grant money to help them transport people with disabilities. The grant funds are given to the District by the U.S. Department…

  • Several local theaters to show ‘The Interview’

    WASHINGTON — The show will go on, but not at many theaters. More than 300 independent theaters have agreed to Christmas Day showings of the controversial film “The Interview,” the comedy that depicts the assassination…

  • DC police: Robbery suspect killed in shootout

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say officers have shot and killed a robbery suspect who fired at them in southeast Washington. Commander David Taylor of the Metropolitan Police Department’s 6th District says officers pursued the man…

  • Volunteer fire department Santa delivers hundreds of gifts to Maryland children

    BETHESDA, Md. — While the sleigh was in the shop prepping for the annual global trek, Santa got a lift from a fire engine to deliver hundreds of presents to kids at a local shelter.…