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  • DC extends deadline to enroll in health plans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's health insurance exchange is once again extending the deadline for people to sign up for insurance without paying a tax penalty. The exchange announced Wednesday that people can continue to enroll through April 30. The deadline had previously been...

  • D.C. Drivers Must Get New Licenses

    City officials say All 540,000 holders of D.C. driver’s licenses and other official ID cards will have to have them updated at local DMV offices to qualify for a new Real ID license approved by the...

  • Metro resumes weekend work after 4-week break

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a four-week break for cherry blossom season, Metro is back to doing weekend work again. Metro says that beginning Friday at 10 p.m. and continuing through Sunday, free shuttle buses will replace trains on portions of the orange and blue lines. On the orange line,...

  • DC to celebrate Emancipation Day

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia leaders and residents are preparing to celebrate a holiday that's unique to the nation's capital. D.C. Emancipation Day commemorates the date in 1862 when President Abraham Lincoln freed all slaves in the city. Lincoln signed the Emancipation...

  • Sean Combs to speak at Howard U. commencement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University's commencement speech this year in Washington. The school announced Tuesday that Combs will be among five people who will receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their fields. Combs was a Howard...

  • Uncertain future troubles Eisenhower Memorial Commission and its insular staff

    A federal planning group has delivered what could be a fatal blow to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission's controversial design for honoring the former president and World War II hero. Nine full-time, taxpayer-funded employees and a board of aging political leaders have spent the...

  • Cherry blossoms boost Saturday Metro ridership

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says good weather and the cherry blossoms' peak bloom contributed to high ridership over the weekend. Metro says that on Saturday riders took 638,474 trips on the rail system. That's nearly double the ridership of an average Saturday. It's also the highest Saturday...

  • DC Council to consider contracting reform bills

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council will hear testimony on a package of bills meant to reform the city's contracting process. One bill would eliminate review by the council of contracts worth more than $1 million. Supporters say removing the council from the contracting process would prevent...

  • Wounded vets cycling to raise rehab awareness

    OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Dozens of injured service members are mounting up to raise awareness in the nation's capital about bicycling rehabilitation for disabled veterans. The Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride begins Tuesday at National Harbor and continues through Saturday with events in...

  • Former hospital tech charged with raping patient

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Police have charged a former hospital technician with raping a 37-year-old patient. Arlington County Police said Monday that 30-year-old Roy Anthony Jones of Washington was working as a CT scan technician at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington when the alleged attack...

  • Pedestrian struck, fatally injured in College Park

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County Police say a man was fatally injured when he was hit by a car in College Park. Officers say 23-year-old Carlos Pacanins of Chevy Chase was trying to cross Baltimore Avenue about 10:20 p.m. Friday when he was hit by a car. Authorities say the...

  • Motorcyclist killed on southbound I-95

    CALVERTON, Md. (AP) — State police say a motorcyclist was killed in a three-vehicle crash that led to lane closures on southbound Interstate 95. The crash occurred just after 7 p.m. Saturday in Calverton, near the Capital Beltway interchange. Police say the motorcyclist was traveling at high...

  • Beyer endorsed by Richardson, Dean

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia lieutenant governor Don Beyer is picking up support from prominent national Democrats as he seeks a House seat in northern Virginia. Beyer's campaign announced today that he's been endorsed by former U.S. Energy secretary and New Mexico governor Bill...

  • Pedestrian struck, killed in Takoma Park

    TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) — Police say a pedestrian was killed while trying to cross New Hampshire Avenue in Takoma Park. Prince George's County police say 32-year-old Walter Franco-Chinchilla was struck by two cars late Saturday night as he crossed the road. He was not in a crosswalk, and he was...

  • Cherry Blossom Parade draws thousands in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade and a Japanese street festival are bringing Washington's springtime festival to a close as the cherry blossom trees are in full bloom. This year's parade included celebrity performers, including Jay Sean, Candice Glover from...



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