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  • Lockdown at the Navy Yard

    The Navy Yard is on lockdown Thursday morning, according to the Navy Yard office. Employees are sheltering in place. The Naval Sea Systems Command says it is investigating an “unconfirmed incident.” There is a massive police presence on the scene.

  • At The Wharf, thousands of piles and progress seen from above (Video)

    There is progress to report on the District’s largest ongoing economic development project, and in this update, we’ll take a look from the air. Hoffman-Madison Waterfront, the joint venture partnership of PN Hoffman and Madison…

  • KC & the Sunshine Band ready for ‘Capitol Fourth’ with Alabama, Manilow

    WASHINGTON — Do a little dance. Watch a little fireworks. And get down with timeless music against the nation’s ultimate patriotic backdrop. The 34th annual “A Capitol Fourth” celebration returns to the National Mall on Saturday, July 4.…

  • Suspect in DC mansion slayings due in court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man charged in the slayings of a wealthy family and their housekeeper inside a Washington mansion is due in court for a preliminary hearing. Police say Daron Wint held the Savopoulos…

  • 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…

  • Feed the meter to watch the Nats on July 4

    WASHINGTON — Drivers won’t have to pay to park at most meters across the region this July 4, but those headed to see the Nats take on the Giants at Nationals Park will have to…

  • 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…

  • Best wine lists? 3 D.C. restaurants make the cut

    Wine Enthusiast’s 2015 list of the best wine restaurants includes three in D.C. The magazine puts its list together each year not just for expensive wines but for restaurants with strong wine programs, star sommeliers…

  • 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…