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A partial shutdown that could occur at midnight Friday risks disrupting government operations and leaving hundreds of thousands of federal employees furloughed or working without pay over the holiday season. Costs would be likely in the billions of dollars. Federal contractors would be affected, too. But it didn’t used to be be like this. The House and Senate used to pass annual appropriation bills, and the president signed them into law. But in recent years the shutdown scenario has become so routine that it raises the question: Have shutdowns as a negotiating tool lost their punch?
Michael Flynn, former national security adviser, will likely walk out of a courtroom a free man due to his extensive cooperation with federal prosecutors, but the run-up to his sentencing hearing Tuesday has exposed raw tensions over an FBI interview in which he lied about his Russian contacts.
The 87-acre Millwood, Virginia property includes a four-bedroom limestone manor built in 1797 by Lt. Col. Nathaniel Burwell.
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The Maryland Province of Jesuits released a list of names of Jesuit priests, including several who served in the D.C. area, who it says have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors dating back to the 1950s.
Philz Coffee brews each cup individually, and boasts more than 20 customized blends of beans with four million possible combinations of coffees handcrafted to the customer’s order.
Photos showed what appeared to be blood at the bottom of the escalator, with shredded clothes caught between a step and a metal platform.
The Democratic governor highlighted parts of his forthcoming budget plans on Monday. He’ll present his full budget to the GOP-led General Assembly on Tuesday.
When you’re in distress, response time is crucial, and the Washington branch of Consumers’ Checkbook, in conjunction with Arlington County’s Emergency Communications Center, found that many panic-button devices don’t lead to quick responses.
The closure of the Lyttonsville Place Bridge was limited to six months under a construction contract; however, Purple Line Transit Partners said Monday that construction issues will delay completion of the bridge for a few more weeks.
Brookfield Properties is courting prospective retailers including a bowling alley-type entertainment tenant to complement Wegmans at its 36-acre development in Reston.
Chicago police say two officers investigating a shots-fired call on the city’s far South Side have died after being struck by a train.
Officers found Bryant Stigall in his bedroom suffering from what turned out to be a fatal injury. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Here are some events that have happened on this date.
Christopher DeWitt, 40, of Alexandria, was arrested Sunday night at a tavern on the 9000 block of Livingston Road in Fort Washington after he allegedly stabbed a Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy.
The children at Georgetown University Hospital received a special treat this week. Instead of being stuck with needles or undergoing tests, these kids got to enjoy some quality time with their heroes on the ice. See photos.
Investigators allege that the suspect and another man forced a woman into their car at gunpoint near the Naylor Road Metro station, raped her multiple times and held her against her will for the better part of an hour.
11 officers are suspended as the Prince George’s County Police Department pieces together what caused a handgun to unintentionally go off at a party Saturday.
Amtrak will use a $19 million grant from the Federal Railroad Administration for the conversion. The new platform, which will be used by both Amtrak and Virginia Railway Express passengers, will open in 2022.
Bidding wars between multiple buyers in the housing market have cooled nationwide, but there are still hot neighborhoods where they remain common and D.C. ZIP code 20009 is one of them.