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  • Catholic University students prepare to be ‘part of a historic moment’ with pope’s visit

    WASHINGTON — Excitement is building at Catholic University of America ahead of the papal visit to D.C., which will include an outdoor mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception attended…

  • Police seize over 260 pounds of synthetic drugs worth $2.3M

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say they’ve made the largest seizure of synthetic drugs in the city’s history — more than 260 pounds. That’s a street value of roughly $2.3 million. Police and…

  • D.C. mayor sticks by police chief

    WASHINGTON — D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Tuesday reaffirmed her support for Police Chief Cathy Lanier, who has come under fire during the summer spike in violent crime. A day earlier, the police union announced…

  • Part of reflecting pool to undergo monthslong repairs

    WASHINGTON — The reflecting pool on D.C.’s National Mall will look a little different beginning in September as it undergoes monthslong construction. About 30 feet of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool will be drained starting Sept.…

  • Remaining panda cub healthy at National Zoo after twin dies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Animal keepers say the National Zoo’s remaining newborn panda cub is healthy and was active and nursing through the night after the cub’s smaller twin died. The zoo said Thursday that panda…

  • Police: Possible Uber driver sexually assaulted woman in D.C.

    WASHINGTON — Police are searching for a possible Uber driver who sexually assaulted a woman in Northwest D.C. over the weekend. A woman was forcibly sexually assaulted in the Unit block of Grant Circle in…

  • D.C. fails Honest Tea test

    WASHINGTON — Bethesda-based Honest Tea set out to find the most honest cities in America, and let’s just say, D.C. didn’t fare well. In an unscientific test of morals, the company went to the 27…

  • Police looking for suspect ID in Friday hit and run fatality

    WASHINGTON — The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the perpetrator in the hit and run  fatality of a 56-year-old Lanham woman who was walking on the street Friday in Southeast Washington.…

  • Police seek suspect in fatal Shaw shooting

    WASHINGTON — Police are searching for a 19-year-old wanted in connection with a shooting in D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood that led to the stray-gunfire death of a 23-year-old American University graduate over the weekend. On Thursday,…

  • Public weighs in on how to honor ‘Mayor for Life’

    WASHINGTON — A special commission is working on ways to permanently honor D.C.’s “Mayor For Life,” Marion Barry, in every quadrant of the city, and Wednesday night the group heard suggestions from the public. The…

  • DC police increasing rewards in bid to recover illegal guns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia leaders are beefing up rewards for people who help police recover illegal guns as they seek to turn around a spike in violent crime. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Police…

  • Police search for van in connection with fatal D.C. shooting

    WASHINGTON — Police are searching for a vehicle that may be tied to a fatal shooting in D.C. Tuesday. Police are searching for a blue Honda Odyssey and its occupants who may be involved with…

  • Police investigate three D.C. shootings in one day

    WASHINGTON — D.C. police are investigating three separate fatal shootings following a violent Tuesday afternoon across the city. The first shooting happened outside St. Luke Roman Catholic Church along East Capitol Street in Southeast at…

  • Police seek suspects, vehicles involved in fatal D.C. shooting (Video)

    WASHINGTON — Police are searching for six people and two vehicles that may be involved in a Northwest D.C. shooting that led to the death of a 23-year-old American University graduate over the weekend. On…

  • Police: Armed suspect sexually assaulted woman in D.C.

    WASHINGTON — Police are searching for a suspect who sexually assaulted a woman in Northwest D.C. over the weekend. The Metropolitan Police Department says a suspect approached a woman and sexually assaulted her in the…