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  • In D.C. museum, a discourse on the black experience

    WASHINGTON — Though the building is under construction and won’t open until 2016, officials at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture are busy at work. On Saturday, museum officials held a…

  • Court docs: Senate staffer planned to exchange drugs for sexual favors

    WASHINGTON — A U.S. Senate staffer is facing a federal charge after court documents say he bought drugs from China with the intent to exchange them for sexual favors. Senate staffer Fred W. Pagan is facing the…

  • Police seek man who punched 69-year-old at Eastern Market Metro station

    WASHINGTON — Metro Transit Police are searching for a man who assaulted a 69-year-old on the escalator at the  Eastern Market Metro station Friday afternoon. Police say that an unknown man pushed the victim, a…

  • Building boom around Nats Park stirs up dust

    WASHINGTON — A building boom has taken off around Nationals Park, promising a new era of entertainment, shopping and restaurants. But the construction projects, at least a half dozen, come with some growing pains for…

  • Shots fired at D.C. EMS workers

    WASHINGTON — Police are on the hunt for a group of four or five men who fired shots at EMS workers in D.C. early Friday morning. It began just after midnight around 4th Street and…

  • New traffic-light timing seeks to unclog D.C. intersections

    WASHINGTON — Some of the most frustrating intersections in the District could get a little less exasperating, starting Friday night. D.C.’s Department of Transportation will start rolling out new traffic light timing at about 8…

  • Wizards fans to get free shirts for Friday’s playoff game

    WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards’ playoff run continues Friday night at the Verizon Center, and fans will get free T-shirts to help show their support. Attendees will get a red, white or blue T-shirt, depending…

  • Filmmaker says ‘Nerd Prom’ has grown to reflect poorly on DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Politico journalist is poking a hole in the bubble that surrounds one of Washington’s biggest, celebrity-obsessed weekends with his new documentary “Nerd Prom.” The film by Patrick Gavin, released online…

  • With HAIR, a trip to the barber shop could save your life

    When customers visit Christopher’s Grooming Lounge on H Street in Northeast D.C., they’ll get more than a haircut and a close shave. They’ll also get some potentially life-saving advice.

  • Study: Half of foods advertised to kids fall short of nutritional guidelines

    WASHINGTON — A lot of ad money is peddling a lot of bad food to our kids. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago looked at 407 food products advertised on children’s TV programs.…

  • Driver enters Alford plea in fatal H Street crash

    WASHINGTON — A Silver Spring, Maryland man has entered an Alford plea to charges of voluntary manslaughter and driving under the influence of PCP for the February death of a pedestrian in downtown D.C. James…

  • Government wants strict conditions for man who shot Reagan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If the man who shot President Ronald Reagan is allowed to leave a mental hospital for good, he should have to live under strict conditions, wearing an ankle monitoring device and driving…

  • Georgetown alum gives $10M to create center on real estate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Georgetown University alumnus is donating $10 million to the school to launch a new center focused on global real estate. Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business is announcing the gift Thursday from…

  • Security officials face questions about gyrocopter stunt

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress want security officials to explain how they determined that a small gyrocopter piloted by a Florida postal carrier didn’t pose a threat to the nation’s capital when it flew…

  • Pedestrian dies after motorcycle crash

    WASHINGTON — A pedestrian involved in a crash in D.C. just before the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler Run earlier this month has died. A motorcycle/pedestrian crash happened on eastbound Independence Avenue at Kutz Bridge in Southwest…