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House Republicans Go After D.C.'s Measure To Require Health InsuranceOpen in a New Window

House Republicans Go After D.C.'s Measure To Require Health Insurance With the federal individual health insurance mandate disappearing in January, D.C. is one of a number of jurisdictions that has worked to instate a local mandate. [ more › ]

 

Corazón Folklorico Is A Place To Learn Traditional Mexican Dance—And Find A HomeOpen in a New Window

Corazón Folklorico Is A Place To Learn Traditional Mexican Dance—And Find A Home Where you can go in the District to learn traditional Mexican folk dancing. [ more › ]

 

The Best Of The Next Week At Capital FringeOpen in a New Window

The Best Of The Next Week At Capital Fringe Next week's shows cover movie trivia, polyamory, and rococo. [ more › ]

 

5 Ways To Have A Totally Free Weekend In D.C.Open in a New Window

5 Ways To Have A Totally Free Weekend In D.C. Find shelter this weekend at a museum festival, a trivia night, and an art exhibit. [ more › ]

 

D.C. Is Hosting A 'World Cup' For PuppiesOpen in a New Window

D.C. Is Hosting A 'World Cup' For Puppies Adult dogs are also welcome to play in a second area. [ more › ]

 

Why Metro Is Shutting Down Those Two Red Line StationsOpen in a New Window

Why Metro Is Shutting Down Those Two Red Line Stations They will be closed for 45 days. [ more › ]

 

Morning Roundup: One More Day Of Nice Weather Before The RainsOpen in a New Window

Morning Roundup: One More Day Of Nice Weather Before The Rains Plus, what life is like for homeless kids housed at hotels, the latest ridiculous drink offering at the Trump hotel, and more in the news. [ more › ]

 

'I'm Trying To Get Home Just Like You': Cyclists Protest After Recent DeathsOpen in a New Window

'I'm Trying To Get Home Just Like You': Cyclists Protest After Recent Deaths The mother and brother of one cyclist who was killed recently spoke publicly for the first time. [ more › ]

 

Go Home Already: Meet The Amazon ResistanceOpen in a New Window

Go Home Already: Meet The Amazon Resistance Plus, DC United staffer says she is suffering a concussion after Audi Field fail, and more in the news. [ more › ]

 

The Kennedy Center Is Throwing A Comedy Festival This Weekend. Here's What Shows To CatchOpen in a New Window

The Kennedy Center Is Throwing A Comedy Festival This Weekend. Here's What Shows To Catch Come to laugh, clap, and ponder our current state of things at any of about two dozen performances and workshops. [ more › ]

 

Metro Reaches Settlement With Family Of Woman Who Died In 2015 L'Enfant Smoke IncidentOpen in a New Window

Metro Reaches Settlement With Family Of Woman Who Died In 2015 L'Enfant Smoke Incident Carol Glover, a government contractor from Virginia, died of smoke exposure from the 2015 accident. [ more › ]

 

GoFundMe Campaign Set Up For Family Of 10-Year-Old Killed In ShootingOpen in a New Window

GoFundMe Campaign Set Up For Family Of 10-Year-Old Killed In Shooting "No mother should lose a child this way. Our hearts are broken and we stand with you," wrote one donor. [ more › ]

 

Capital Fringe 2018: Shopworn Asks, What Should We Do With Racist Antiques?Open in a New Window

Capital Fringe 2018: <em>Shopworn</em> Asks, What Should We Do With Racist Antiques? Two brothers discover their mother's hidden prejudices in this amusing comedy. [ more › ]

 

Weekend Picks: 17 Things To Do In And Around D.C.Open in a New Window

Weekend Picks: 17 Things To Do In And Around D.C. This weekend, you can get some good laughs in, see lotus and water lilies, hang out with the dead, and more. [ more › ]

 

Starbucks' First U.S. Location Designed For The Deaf Community Will Be On H StreetOpen in a New Window

Starbucks' First U.S. Location Designed For The Deaf Community Will Be On H Street The chain will be hiring 20-25 deaf, hard of hearing, and ASL-fluent partners to staff the store. [ more › ]

 

Update: MedStar Ends Lockdown After Verbal Threats Prompted Police ResponseOpen in a New Window

Update: MedStar Ends Lockdown After Verbal Threats Prompted Police Response There currently appears to be no active threat. [ more › ]

 

Slim's Diner Will Play Host To An 'Immersive Culinary Pop Up'Open in a New Window

Slim's Diner Will Play Host To An 'Immersive Culinary Pop Up' Think of it as elevated dinner theater. [ more › ]

 

Morning Roundup: 10-Year-Old Girl Killed In Shooting Had Just Gotten Home From The PoolOpen in a New Window

Morning Roundup: 10-Year-Old Girl Killed In Shooting Had Just Gotten Home From The Pool Plus, the D.C. Council approves a commission to look into maternal mortality, a bad batch of K2 has been causing overdose deaths, and more news. [ more › ]

 

Go Home Already: Does #MeToo Work In D.C. Restaurants?Open in a New Window

Go Home Already: Does #MeToo Work In D.C. Restaurants? Plus, did Jack Evans take money from the founder of Digi Outdoor Media? [ more › ]

 

Capital Fringe 2018: Roko's Basilisk Tackles Intriguing Ideas With Mixed ResultsOpen in a New Window

Capital Fringe 2018: <em>Roko's Basilisk</em> Tackles Intriguing Ideas With Mixed Results The show tries a bit too hard to create "shocking" twists. [ more › ]

 

Bike And Pedestrian Advocates Plan To Protest D.C.'s Failure To Prevent Road DeathsOpen in a New Window

Bike And Pedestrian Advocates Plan To Protest D.C.'s Failure To Prevent Road Deaths WABA, All Walks DC, and other groups will rally at the Wilson Building on Thursday. [ more › ]

 

Meet the Multitalented Actress Headlining Two Fringe Shows This YearOpen in a New Window

Meet the Multitalented Actress Headlining Two Fringe Shows This Year Billie Krishawn has been juggling rehearsals and performances for two lead roles. [ more › ]

 

Update: The Lockdown At American University Campus Has Been LiftedOpen in a New Window

Update: The Lockdown At American University Campus Has Been Lifted There was an unconfirmed report of an armed individual close to campus. [ more › ]

 

Designing Escape Rooms Is A Puzzling JobOpen in a New Window

Designing Escape Rooms Is A Puzzling Job "Our job is to make people believe." [ more › ]

 

That Extended Red Line Shutdown Begins This WeekendOpen in a New Window

That Extended Red Line Shutdown Begins This Weekend Also, the Orange, Blue, and Silver lines are running every 26 minutes. [ more › ]

 

ACLU Files Suit Against MPD Officer Over 'Highly Intrusive' SearchOpen in a New Window

ACLU Files Suit Against MPD Officer Over 'Highly Intrusive' Search M.B. Cottingham is suing a Metropolitan Police Department Officer Sean Lojacono for probing his anus and genitals during a stop and frisk. [ more › ]

 

This Week In D.C. Food Events: Campfire Eats, A Tennis Feast, And Bottomless MusselsOpen in a New Window

This Week In D.C. Food Events: Campfire Eats, A Tennis Feast, And Bottomless Mussels Or enjoy a local Italian feast with craft cocktail pairings in Brookland. [ more › ]

 

Morning Roundup: Va. Man Calls Cops After Basketball Game FoulOpen in a New Window

Morning Roundup: Va. Man Calls Cops After Basketball Game Foul Plus, the All-Star Game rundown, Gov. Hogan's plan for no-tuition higher ed, and more in the news. [ more › ]

 

Go Home Already: There Are Bryce Harper Home Run Derby TruthersOpen in a New Window

Go Home Already: There Are Bryce Harper Home Run Derby Truthers And Councilmember Evans says that it's a good thing he's parked illegally because "that opens up a spot for you," and more end-of-day news. [ more › ]

 

First Look: All The Cider At Petworth's New Capitol Cider House Comes From Within 200 MilesOpen in a New Window

 
Rotating taps will feature dozens of ciders, all made from apples grown within 200 miles of the Capitol building. [ more › ]

 

Roads, Metro Station Flood After Tuesday Afternoon Rain StormOpen in a New Window

Roads, Metro Station Flood After Tuesday Afternoon Rain Storm Commuters beware. [ more › ]

 

Protesters Plan To 'Occupy' Lafayette Park For Second Night Over Trump's 'Treason Summit'Open in a New Window

Protesters Plan To 'Occupy' Lafayette Park For Second Night Over Trump's 'Treason Summit' Michael Avenatti and Rachel Maddow are among the high-profile supporters of the protest. [ more › ]

 

This T. Rex Will Reign Over The Natural History Museum. It Just Has To Be Assembled FirstOpen in a New Window

This T. Rex Will Reign Over The Natural History Museum. It Just Has To Be Assembled First The new fossil hall opens June 8, 2019. [ more › ]

 

19 Concerts You Don't Want To Miss Around D.C. This WeekOpen in a New Window

19 Concerts You Don't Want To Miss Around D.C. This Week Hear vocal percussion, old-fashioned percussion and (maybe) find world peace. [ more › ]

 

D.C.'s Three-Year Feline Census Will Make Herding Cats Look EasyOpen in a New Window

D.C.'s Three-Year Feline Census Will Make Herding Cats Look Easy "There's too many cats in too many places." [ more › ]

 

Capital Fringe 2018: Coronado Packs In A Lot of Plot (Too Much?)Open in a New Window

Capital Fringe 2018: <em>Coronado</em> Packs In A Lot of Plot (Too Much?) Acclaimed novelist Dennis Lehane was clearly not cut out for writing live theater. [ more › ]

 

'The Situation Is Getting Worse': Hundreds Protest ICE Arrests In Columbia HeightsOpen in a New Window

'The Situation Is Getting Worse': Hundreds Protest ICE Arrests In Columbia Heights Hundreds of people protested a series of arrests by ICE officers in the District last week. [ more › ]

 

Ten-Year-Old Girl Killed After Masked Gunmen Fired Into Crowd In NortheastOpen in a New Window

Ten-Year-Old Girl Killed After Masked Gunmen Fired Into Crowd In Northeast Four others were injured, according to D.C. police. [ more › ]

 

Residents Say DC Water Didn't Communicate Boil-Water Advisory Quickly Or Broadly EnoughOpen in a New Window

Residents Say DC Water Didn't Communicate Boil-Water Advisory Quickly Or Broadly Enough “I didn’t find out until I went downtown late that evening.” [ more › ]

 

Morning Roundup: Sacha Baron Cohen Got A Virginia Lobbyist To Support Guns For ToddlersOpen in a New Window

Morning Roundup: Sacha Baron Cohen Got A Virginia Lobbyist To Support Guns For Toddlers Plus, all things MLB All-Star game. [ more › ]