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  • 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…

  • 25 years after ADA, Va. bus stops miss key standards

    WASHINGTON — While the nation marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act,  bus stops in our area are failing to meet the law’s important standards. Most bus stops in Arlington, Virginia present barriers…

  • Ex-DC officer charged with taking gun to Library of Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former District of Columbia police officer was arrested at the Library of Congress this week for trying to bring a loaded, unregistered gun into the building. Federal court records show 55-year-old…

  • Homicides, gun crimes up nearly 20 percent in D.C.

    WASHINGTON — Homicides and gun crimes in Washington, D.C. are significantly higher than at this time last year, despite the city’s overall crime rate remaining flat. There have been 78 murders in the city as…

  • Smithsonian increases goal for spacesuit crowdfunding effort

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Air and Space Museum has increased its goal for a crowdfunding campaign to conserve the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore on the moon and now hopes to raise $700,000. The campaign…

  • Metro stabbing suspect caught on video

    WASHINGTON — The suspect believed to have stabbed a 24-year-old man on board a Metro train on the Fourth of July can be seen in a video released Friday. The video shown in court Friday…

  • Man charged in fatal Metro stabbing to get mental evaluation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man charged with killing a passenger aboard a Metro train on Independence Day will undergo a mental health screening to determine whether he is competent to stand trial. A judge ordered…

  • Marylanders do nothing wrong, but still get D.C. parking tickets

    WASHINGTON — Each year more than 2 million parking tickets are written in D.C. and while most of them are legitimate tickets, others are obvious errors. For example, tens of thousands of tickets are written…

  • After zoning fight, Nando’s cancels plans for new D.C. restaurant

    Nando’s Peri-Peri, the South African Portuguese-style chicken chain with a growing presence in the D.C. area, has officially bagged its plan to open in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Northwest D.C. Nando’s had planned to…

  • Woman says she got pink eye from popular art installation

    WASHINGTON — Officials at the National Building Museum will keep measures in place to make sure their art installation is clean, after a patron reportedly caught pink eye when she visited the facility. According to…

  • Cardinal Baum, 3rd Archbishop of Washington, dead at 88

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cardinal William Wakefield Baum, who served as Archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980, has died. The Archdiocese of Washington announced Baum’s death in a statement Friday. Baum, who was 88, was…

  • Daycare worker charged with abusing babies

    WASHINGTON — A day care worker at a high-end day care center in Northwest D.C. is accused of abusing two babies in her care. Claudia Roldan, 35, is accused of abusing a 3-month-old and a…