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  • 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.: 2 fatal, 2 police-involved shootings on Christmas Eve

    WASHINGTON — There were six shootings in the District, two fatal, on Christmas Eve, including two in which the police were involved. The Metropolitan Police Department says that officers shot and killed a robbery suspect…

  • 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.…

  • DC’s panda cub Bao Bao spends night in tree

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo in Washington is reassuring fans of the panda cub Bao Bao that she’s doing fine after spending the night in a tree. Members of the public can watch a…

  • Help homeless with Christmas meals

    WASHINGTON — Are you racking your brain trying to find the perfect gift for that certain someone who has everything?  Well, this Christmas you can help give the gift of hope to those who have nothing. “The homeless are often overlooked…

  • Slain Texas robbery suspect was Howard player

    DENTON, Texas (AP) — One of two suspects fatally shot during a North Texas attempted robbery was a Howard University football player home for the holidays. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the two…

  • Police investigate 3 shootings in Petworth

    WASHINGTON — Police are investigating three shootings Tuesday in the Petworth area of D.C., and one of them was fatal. The first two shootings happened around 2 a.m. Tuesday near 9th and Jefferson streets in…

  • D.C. principal resigns before contract ends

    WASHINGTON — The principal of Wilson Senior High School in Northwest has resigned less than one month after learning his contract will not be renewed. Pete Cahall said in a letter sent home to parents…

  • DC health exchange gets 1,800 new sign-ups

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,800 new people have signed up for new health insurance plans this year through the District of Columbia’s health insurance marketplace. The health exchange released data about new sign-ups on…

  • Census: DC population now 658,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New Census estimates show the District of Columbia gained nearly 10,000 residents in the past year and now has a population of 658,000. The District remains one of the fastest-growing places in…