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Smithsonian is trying to help disabled people get jobs

Jun 13, 2019 08:15 AM EDT

The institute is preparing young adults for the workplace. “We want to reverse the cycle of learned helplessness,” said one program official.


‘Fightin’ Joe’ Morrissey is the perfect Democrat to take on Donald Trump

Jun 13, 2019 02:03 AM EDT

We need a white guy with more dirt, more bravado, more legal drama and more children by more women. Virginia’s scandal-plagued Joe Morrissey is that guy.


Amazon’s HQ2 making Arlington housing prices skyrocket

Jun 13, 2019 06:15 AM EDT

Since Amazon’s arrival, Seattle has become one of the most expensive places to live in the United States. The same price spikes appear poised to arrive in Arlington County: Median home prices are projected to rise 17.2 percent by the end of 2019.


U.S. Park Police detained an on-duty Secret Service agent. He says it was because he’s black.

Jun 13, 2019 05:49 AM EDT

It was not the agent's first encounter with a Park Police officer. The agent had assisted in arresting one of them outside a Washington bar in 2009, court records show.


One person fatally shot by police, four others sought after gun store burglary in Montgomery County

Jun 13, 2019 01:54 AM EDT

Police said the person was part of a group that broke into a Rockville gun shop.


Worker dies at Shady Grove Transfer Station after being buried under yard waste

Jun 14, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

The worker at the Montgomery County facility was under the debris for about 15 minutes, officials estimated.


Smithsonian is trying to help disabled people get jobs

Jun 13, 2019 08:15 PM EDT

“We want to hire young men and women with disabilities who want to work and be included equally in society.”


Didn’t pay your fine for fare evasion in D.C.? Don’t worry, no one’s checking.

Jun 13, 2019 07:51 PM EDT

D.C and Metro acknowledged they're not checking to see if people pay their fare evasion fines. Data suggests only a small portion of the fines are actually being paid.


Updated forecast: Gradual clearing in wake of fast-moving storms

Jun 13, 2019 06:42 PM EDT

Temperatures fall into the 50s tonight as cool air from the northwest blows in. Sunny, but breezy on Friday.


GMU’s Cabrera named Georgia Tech president

Jun 13, 2019 06:34 PM EDT

Ángel Cabrera was the sole finalist for the role earlier this month.


Prince George’s County students challenge summer-school fees, fighting for free public education

Jun 13, 2019 06:25 PM EDT

When Laurie Tucker’s family moved during her son’s senior year of high school, she was sorry to hear the last two classes he needed weren’t offered at his new school during spring semester. Instead of...


Ex- U-Md. basketball player Damonte Dodd not guilty of rape, sex assault charges

Jun 13, 2019 06:15 PM EDT

Prosecutors argued accuser was too drunk to agree to sex. He said the sex was consensual.


Police make arrest in fatal shooting in Northwest Washington

Jun 13, 2019 05:15 PM EDT

Police said the shooting occurred shortly before 2 a.m. inside a complex at North Capitol Street and New York Avenue.


UMMS report: Lawmakers condemn self-dealing

Jun 13, 2019 05:11 PM EDT

Some said they were confused by the board’s decision to welcome back four members who had contracts.


After scandal and stint in jail, Joe Morrissey wins Virginia state Senate primary

Jun 13, 2019 04:28 PM EDT

Sen. Richard L. Saslaw (D-Fairfax) hung on to his seat by a narrow margin after his first primary challenge in 40 years.


Virginians vote Tuesday in primary elections that highlight tensions within parties

Jun 13, 2019 04:25 PM EDT

Nominating contests come in a pivotal election year, with control of the legislature at stake.


‘The American Dream

Jun 13, 2019 04:02 PM EDT

Mauricio Daniel Velazquez Rodriguez, a Mexican immigrant, will attend Brown University this fall.


Downtown D.C. streets closed this weekend for TV miniseries shoot

Jun 13, 2019 04:00 PM EDT

It might be HBO's "The Plot Against America," based on a Philip Roth novel.


The stars of ‘Hidden Figures’ are now immortalized on street sign

Jun 13, 2019 03:44 PM EDT

Once overlooked, female African American mathematicians are honored with the dedication of “Hidden Figures Way.”


Maryland will pursue toll lanes on lower part of Interstate 270 first, official says

Jun 13, 2019 03:33 PM EDT

Montgomery officials say traffic relief is most needed in northern section, but the environmental study for that portion is further behind.


Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax asks prosecutors to investigate sexual assault allegations

Jun 13, 2019 03:13 PM EDT

Fairfax, with eyes on the 2021 governor’s race, says the criminal probes would clear him.


Police arrest rape suspect, say he was stopped by witness who heard screams for help

Jun 13, 2019 02:52 PM EDT

A Suitland man is charged with first-degree rape and assault in the incident Tuesday night in Prince George’s County.


‘Fightin’ Joe’ Morrissey is the perfect Democrat to take on Donald Trump

Jun 13, 2019 02:03 PM EDT

We need a white guy with more dirt, more bravado, more legal drama and more children by more women. Virginia’s scandal-plagued Joe Morrissey is that guy.


One person fatally shot by police, four others sought after gun store burglary in Montgomery County

Jun 13, 2019 01:54 PM EDT

Police said the person was part of a group that broke into a Rockville gun shop.


Top D.C. economic development official leaving to join Amazon

Jun 13, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

Deputy Mayor Brian Kenner has served in Muriel Bowser’s cabinet since 2015