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Sometimes Washington D.C. is called "The News Capital of the World" for obvious reasons. The district has also been home to many publication houses. The city also holds hundreds of conferences, fundraising dinners, museum exhibitions and other such events each year which keep the capital in the news. The city is home to more than 149 foreign embassies who often organize cultural events to bring their citizens together. 

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Latest Washington D.C. News Articles

On Parenting: Meghan Leahy took your questions about distance learning and helping your kids through this uncertain time.

Apr 15, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

Join us at 11 a.m. to talk all things parenting.


DC fights to enforce distancing and braces for looming surge

Apr 08, 2020 12:22 AM EDT

The warmer weather is bringing increased violations of social distance guidelines in Washington, D


Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 4 Night’ game

Apr 07, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 4 Night’ game


Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Night’ game

Apr 07, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Night’ game


Winning numbers drawn in ‘Cash 5 Night’ game

Apr 07, 2020 11:30 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Cash 5 Night’ game


Winning numbers drawn in ‘Mega Millions’ game

Apr 07, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Mega Millions’ game


7 Essential tracks from John Prine, folk music’s Mark Twain

Apr 07, 2020 11:09 PM EDT

Some people, the songs just come out of them


Lottery State-by-State-All

Apr 07, 2020 10:35 PM EDT

Lottery State-by-State-All


Lottery State-by-State

Apr 07, 2020 10:35 PM EDT

Lottery State-by-State


A Maryland Spanish teacher becomes her school’s second victim of the coronavirus

Apr 07, 2020 10:06 PM EDT

A Hyattsville, Maryland high school lost its second educator to the novel coronavirus when Annis Creese died on Sunday.


Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73

Apr 07, 2020 09:51 PM EDT

Singer-songwriter John Prine has died at 73


John Prine, Grammy-winning bard of ‘broken hearts and dirty windows,’ dies at 73 of coronavirus

Apr 07, 2020 09:47 PM EDT

Mr. Prine was an enormous influence on younger singer-songwriters. Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys called him ‘the closest thing I could imagine to ever being around Mark Twain.’


Woman dies after kitchen fire in Northwest Washington, fire department said

Apr 07, 2020 09:37 PM EDT

The fire broke out in a 7th floor apartment, the fire department said.


Winning numbers drawn in ‘Cash4Life’ game

Apr 07, 2020 09:26 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Cash4Life’ game


Coronavirus in the DMV: What you need to know

Apr 07, 2020 08:43 PM EDT

Government and school officials are stepping up efforts to contain the spread of the virus.


The live blog has ended for the day

Apr 07, 2020 08:33 PM EDT


More coronavirus deaths reported at long-term-care facilities; Md. to provide racial breakdown of virus cases

Apr 07, 2020 08:33 PM EDT

See the latest coronavirus news and developments Tuesday in the Washington region.


Maryland to get 50 ventilators from California, Pence says

Apr 07, 2020 08:30 PM EDT


Winning numbers drawn in ‘DC 2 Evening’ game

Apr 07, 2020 08:25 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘DC 2 Evening’ game


Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 4 Evening’ game

Apr 07, 2020 08:25 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 4 Evening’ game


Winning numbers drawn in ‘DC 5 Evening’ game

Apr 07, 2020 08:25 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘DC 5 Evening’ game


Winning numbers drawn in ‘DC 4 Evening’ game

Apr 07, 2020 08:25 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘DC 4 Evening’ game


Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Evening’ game

Apr 07, 2020 08:25 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Evening’ game


Winning numbers drawn in ‘5 Card Cash’ game

Apr 07, 2020 08:25 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘5 Card Cash’ game


Winning numbers drawn in ‘Bonus Match 5’ game

Apr 07, 2020 08:25 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Bonus Match 5’ game


Winning numbers drawn in ‘DC 3 Evening’ game

Apr 07, 2020 08:25 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘DC 3 Evening’ game


Winning numbers drawn in ‘Play 4 Night’ game

Apr 07, 2020 08:15 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Play 4 Night’ game


Winning numbers drawn in ‘Play 3 Night’ game

Apr 07, 2020 08:15 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Play 3 Night’ game


James Drury, star of long-running TV western ‘The Virginian,’ dies at 85

Apr 07, 2020 08:10 PM EDT

From 1962 to 1971, he played the black-hatted ranch foreman who was never identified by name.


Hal Willner, longtime ‘Saturday Night Live’ staple, has died

Apr 07, 2020 08:04 PM EDT

Hal Willner, a music producer and longtime “Saturday Night Live” music supervisor, has died


Margaret Burbidge, who explored the universe’s distant reaches, dies at 100

Apr 07, 2020 07:39 PM EDT

A “trailblazer for gender equality” in a male-dominated field, she helped explain how humans are made of stardust.


Herndon long-term care facility for the elderly reports first covid-19 death

Apr 07, 2020 07:29 PM EDT


Judge: Maryland beach town can ban women from going topless

Apr 07, 2020 07:27 PM EDT

A federal judge says a popular Maryland beach town can ban women from going topless in public


Federal judge to order inspection of D.C. jail in coronavirus lawsuit seeking emergency inmate releases

Apr 07, 2020 06:30 PM EDT

The number of infected inmates has quintupled from five cases to 28 in little more than a week; 232 are under quarantine.


Maryland schools decision could be weeks away, Hogan says

Apr 07, 2020 06:22 PM EDT


Judge rejects request for mass release of Hope Village halfway house residents

Apr 07, 2020 05:48 PM EDT


Wallace Roney, Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter, dies of coronavirus at 59

Apr 07, 2020 05:35 PM EDT

He was a protege of Miles Davis and played alongside the jazz master at one of his final concerts.


Earl Graves Sr., founder of Black Enterprise magazine, dies at 85

Apr 07, 2020 05:33 PM EDT

His business, formed in 1970, was the first African American-owned magazine focusing on black entrepreneurs.


Four more covid-19 deaths reported at hard-hit Richmond-area long-term-care facility

Apr 07, 2020 05:33 PM EDT


D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert E. Morin announces retirement

Apr 07, 2020 05:31 PM EDT

Morin was named chief judge of D.C. Superior Court in 2016 and served one four-year term


D.C. Council freezes rent hikes but omits undocumented immigrants from covid-19 relief bill

Apr 07, 2020 05:20 PM EDT

The bill also makes it easier for inmates to win early release and bans Internet service shut-offs.


Federal covid-19 funds should be easy to access, Virginia Democrats in Congress say

Apr 07, 2020 05:03 PM EDT


Adventist set to reopen former Takoma Park campus to help with coronavirus

Apr 07, 2020 05:01 PM EDT


Hope Village halfway house will release some residents to home confinement because of coronavirus concerns

Apr 07, 2020 04:13 PM EDT

Judge declined to order halfway house to release residents after learning federal authorities were already working on letting people out.


Bowser says she is ‘fearful’ of how covid-19 will affect African Americans; Maryland will begin providing racial data on coronavirus cases

Apr 07, 2020 03:57 PM EDT


Maryland forms ‘strike teams’ to combat nursing home coronavirus outbreaks

Apr 07, 2020 03:52 PM EDT

Gov. Larry Hogan promises help treating most vulnerable as cases climb in the D.C. region


One school district’s plan to save graduation: A ceremony at a drive-in movie theater

Apr 07, 2020 03:40 PM EDT

Seniors in a Northeast Pennsylvania district will have a festive graduation. They just have to remain in their cars.


Immigrant rights groups seek to ‘redistribute’ stimulus checks to D.C. area workers

Apr 07, 2020 03:32 PM EDT


Coronavirus testing updates: Latest options in Virginia, Maryland, D.C.

Apr 07, 2020 03:20 PM EDT

More testing sites are operating, but most require doctor’s orders and an appointment.


D.C. firefighters must now wear protective gear on all medical calls

Apr 07, 2020 03:00 PM EDT


Earl Graves Sr., founder of Black Enterprise magazine, dies

Apr 07, 2020 02:53 PM EDT

Earl Graves Sr., who championed black businesses as the founder of the first African American-owned magazine focusing on black entrepreneurs, has died


Veteran D.C. police sergeant dies unexpectedly

Apr 07, 2020 02:44 PM EDT

Police said the sergeant’s death does not appear related to the novel coronavirus.


DC Lottery

Apr 07, 2020 02:43 PM EDT

DC Lottery


Winning numbers drawn in ‘DC 2 Midday’ game

Apr 07, 2020 02:43 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘DC 2 Midday’ game


Winning numbers drawn in ‘DC 5 Midday’ game

Apr 07, 2020 02:43 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘DC 5 Midday’ game


Winning numbers drawn in ‘DC 4 Midday’ game

Apr 07, 2020 02:43 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘DC 4 Midday’ game


Winning numbers drawn in ‘DC 3 Midday’ game

Apr 07, 2020 02:42 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘DC 3 Midday’ game


Just when we can’t bear it, teddy bears are popping up in windows and on porches

Apr 07, 2020 02:41 PM EDT

Bear hunts are one way to entertain kids stuck inside for much of the day.


Montgomery County opens its first county-operated, drive-through testing site

Apr 07, 2020 02:36 PM EDT


As D.C. students struggle to get online, schools and parents rush to fill the void

Apr 07, 2020 02:33 PM EDT

Many District students still have no access to online learning, and experts say they’re falling behind.


Winning numbers drawn in ‘Play 4 Day’ game

Apr 07, 2020 02:24 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Play 4 Day’ game


DE Lottery

Apr 07, 2020 02:24 PM EDT

DE Lottery


Winning numbers drawn in ‘Play 3 Day’ game

Apr 07, 2020 02:24 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Play 3 Day’ game


Chloe Aaron, PBS executive, dies at 81

Apr 07, 2020 02:19 PM EDT

She promoted arts and news programming at PBS in the 1970s.


VA Lottery

Apr 07, 2020 02:18 PM EDT

VA Lottery


Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 4 Day’ game

Apr 07, 2020 02:18 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 4 Day’ game


Winning numbers drawn in ‘Cash 5 Day’ game

Apr 07, 2020 02:18 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Cash 5 Day’ game


Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Day’ game

Apr 07, 2020 02:18 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Day’ game


Third resident at Loudoun County assisted-living community dies of covid-19

Apr 07, 2020 02:08 PM EDT


Arlington Democrats plan mail-in vote to endorse school board candidates

Apr 07, 2020 01:22 PM EDT


Police: Suspect wanted in theft of 3K pills from pharmacy

Apr 07, 2020 01:15 PM EDT

Police in Maryland are searching for a suspect accused of cutting a hole through the roof of a pharmacy and stealing thousands of opioid pills from inside


For one pastor, the ‘covid-19 reality’ means connecting even while apart

Apr 07, 2020 01:00 PM EDT

The Rev. Tony Lee says his Easter sermon may be coming in the middle of the pandemic, but the message will still be triumph over tragedy.


MD Lottery

Apr 07, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

MD Lottery


Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 4 Midday’ game

Apr 07, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 4 Midday’ game


Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Midday’ game

Apr 07, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick 3 Midday’ game


Northam to postpone action on teacher raises, tuition freeze

Apr 07, 2020 12:42 PM EDT

Gov. Ralph Northam plans to push back decisions on whether to give teachers and state workers raises, freeze in-state college tuition, and other new spending items in a proposed state budget in response to the coronavirus


Montgomery student displays gun during distance learning session

Apr 07, 2020 12:35 PM EDT


Police charge two teenagers with stealing seven cars from repair lot in Northwest Washington

Apr 07, 2020 12:27 PM EDT

Youths crashed a van through a gate and drove the vehicles away, police said.


Maryland explores using ice rinks as temporary morgues

Apr 07, 2020 12:10 PM EDT


Maryland ACLU files petition to get certain inmates released from prison

Apr 07, 2020 12:09 PM EDT


D.C. public schools unlikely to go back April 27

Apr 07, 2020 11:37 AM EDT


Virginia Hospital Center says it could expand number of beds, if needed

Apr 07, 2020 11:12 AM EDT


Known coronavirus infections grow to nearly 9,000 in D.C., Virginia and Maryland, with 189 deaths

Apr 07, 2020 10:59 AM EDT


Extended school closures in D.C. could lead to big drops for student proficiency, study says

Apr 07, 2020 10:52 AM EDT


District Heights man fatally shot in Prince George’s County, police say

Apr 07, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

It was the 16th homicide so far this year, according to Washington Post tracking.


Baltimore police sergeant investigated for coughing video

Apr 07, 2020 10:12 AM EDT

Baltimore police say a sergeant is under investigation after a video shared on social media appears to show him coughing toward a woman standing outdoors in a public housing complex during the coronavirus pandemic


16-year-old pilot flies medical supplies to rural hospitals

Apr 07, 2020 09:58 AM EDT

TJ Kim doesn’t yet have his driver’s license, but he’s been flying across Virginia delivering medical supplies to rural hospitals in need


Arlington board member resigns after brain cancer diagnosis

Apr 07, 2020 09:58 AM EDT

A member of Arlington County’s governing board has resigned after being diagnosed with brain cancer


Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton calls for closure of Jefferson and Lincoln memorials

Apr 07, 2020 09:51 AM EDT


New numbers show that gun sales are surging in Virginia

Apr 07, 2020 09:07 AM EDT

New numbers from the state of Virginia show that gun sales have begun to surge during the coronavirus pandemic


District’s fire, police departments preparing for potential surge of coronavirus cases in their ranks

Apr 07, 2020 08:26 AM EDT


Four more members of D.C. fire department test positive for coronavirus

Apr 07, 2020 07:49 AM EDT


First responder in Loudoun County tests positive after transporting patient

Apr 07, 2020 07:35 AM EDT


Young caregivers are used to social isolation. Covid-19 is bringing added stress as it threatens resources they depend upon.

Apr 07, 2020 07:00 AM EDT

A quarter of family caregivers are millennials, and they’ve known what it’s like to live with the sacrifice of careers and personal milestones.


Alexandria reports first death from coronavirus complications

Apr 07, 2020 06:21 AM EDT


Montgomery school employees who worked at meal distribution site test positive

Apr 07, 2020 06:11 AM EDT


For schools, a new challenge: How to feed students during spring break?

Apr 07, 2020 06:03 AM EDT


D.C. area forecast: Chance of strong to severe storms this afternoon and evening

Apr 07, 2020 05:00 AM EDT

Temperatures warm in advance of a cool-down later this week.


Baltimore introduces bill to get coronavirus patients’ race

Apr 07, 2020 03:07 AM EDT

The Baltimore city council has introduced a bill requiring the city’s commissioner to report coronavirus patients’ races and zip codes


Winning numbers drawn in ‘MultiMatch’ game

Apr 06, 2020 11:54 PM EDT

Winning numbers drawn in ‘MultiMatch’ game