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  • Vigil being held for Cardinal Baum, 3rd Archbishop of DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A vigil is being held for Cardinal William Wakefield Baum, who served as Archbishop of Washington from 1973 to 1980, and died July 23. A vigil Mass will be held Thursday evening…

  • Police: Child dies after being shot in Southeast D.C.

    WASHINGTON — A child has died after being shot in Southeast Washington on Wednesday night, police say. It happened around 8 p.m. along 46th Place Southeast, near Benning Road Southeast. NBC Washington reports the victim…

  • Piece of history restored in Georgetown

    Don’t expect the neon sign to glow until a lighting ceremony planned for Sept. 23, but when the switch is flipped the sign will look the same way it did for decades.

  • DC man convicted of carjacking woman in labor at gunpoint

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A man accused of carjacking a couple who were heading to the hospital because the woman was in labor has been convicted. A federal jury in Baltimore on Wednesday found 44-year-old Cornell…

  • 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…