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  • 7 more arrests made in D.C. prostitution crackdown

    WASHINGTON — Seven more arrests were made this week in D.C.’s prostitution crackdown. According to the Metropolitan Police Department, police began a prostitution enforcement operation on July 14. Between Wednesday and Thursday, police made seven…

  • Azarenka pulls out of Citi Open hard-court tournament in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former No. 1 and two-time major champion Victoria Azarenka has pulled out of next week’s Citi Open hard-court tournament because of an injured right shoulder. The tournament announced Azarenka’s withdrawal on Thursday,…

  • DC mayor, police chief discuss increase in crime

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and Police Chief Cathy Lanier say they are confronting a spike in violent crime. D.C. officials announced at a news conference on Thursday that three arrests…

  • Newseum exhibit honors 10 years of Nats baseball

    A sporty exhibit at the Newseum celebrates the first 10 years of Nationals baseball in D.C.

  • Family: D.C. girl, 3, shot accidentally by brother

    WASHINGTON — A 3-year-old girl died Wednesday night in what a relative calls an accidental shooting in Southeast D.C. Dalis Cox was shot at about 8 p.m. in an apartment on 46th Place near Benning…

  • D.C. ranks as one of the best U.S. cities for pizza

    WASHINGTON —- A nationwide travel site lists the District as one of the 10 best cities in the country for pizza. TripAdvisor’s list, based on the quality and quantity of reviews posted on their site,…

  • DC Fire missteps bring up old wounds

    WASHINGTON — Missteps at the D.C. Fire and Emergency Services department recently brought to light have recalled old wounds for one family. This week, a fire lieutenant was singled out for wrongdoing in response to…

  • Andy Rooney’s grandson injured in DC slashing attack

    WASHINGTON — A D.C. man said he felt safe walking to his Northwest home at night, until he was viciously attacked earlier this month. Ben Fishel, the grandson of the late CBS broadcaster Andy Rooney,…

  • Why is Chesapeake Bay region sinking?

    WASHINGTON — Due to an ice sheet that changed the landscape of the D.C. region thousands of years ago, the land below your feet is literally sinking. “It’s something that we really need to plan…

  • D.C. rule pulls indoor swimmers from water if lightning strikes

    WASHINGTON — Storms this week left a lot of swimmers confused after employees at D.C.’s public pools pulled them out of indoor pools. “If we do close, there is lightning in the area,” not because pools…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Your chance of a rags-to-riches story in D.C.? 7 percent

    It can be difficult to move up to a higher income bracket in the District. It can be even harder when you start at the bottom. That’s why Steven Giachetti at the D.C. Office of…