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: December, 2013

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 12/31/2013

What we clicked: The most-read Washington Post stories in 2013

From Syria to Pope Francis, here are the stories of the past year that readers clicked most.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  06:20 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 12/31/2013

Redskins Marching Band drum leader dies

Greg Rodgers, a double-decade veteran of the band, was 50.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  04:56 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Redskins, Redskins Marching Band

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 12/31/2013

My D.C., your Washington, whatever

These days it doesn’t matter where you were born, or raised, or went to high school to make a significant impact in this city, be it locally or even nationally.

By Clinton Yates  |  02:47 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mayor vincent c gray, chocolate city, clinton yates, native washingtonian, washingtonians, dc, washington dc, dc population, dc population growth, vince gray

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 12/27/2013

Snoop and John Kerry meet, magic ensues

Secretary of state gives him a pound.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:20 AM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 12/26/2013

‘American Hustle’s’ fun D.C. connection

By Clinton Yates  |  01:07 PM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 12/24/2013

The rise of the Ubertarian

“Ubertarian.” It’s a name that almost expertly describes a certain demographic that up until now everyone could recognize when they saw it, but didn’t have a name for.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:26 PM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 12/24/2013

Belligerent gamblers, stolen tip jars and other true tales from Maryland’s casinos

Highlights from the monthly casino compliance report, including a missing $10,000 and a sleeping poker player.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  09:53 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland casinos

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/24/2013

In the Christmas spirit: Fairfax City police help a homeless family find food, shelter

Police dig into their own pockets, find shelter and family help for mother and small children.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax City, Fairfax City police, homelessness, Rick Rappoport

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/23/2013

‘Lockup,’ MSNBC reality show, films six episodes in Fairfax County jail

The popular reality show documents life in the Fairfax jail, will air next summer.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  44 Blue, Fairfax County, Fairfax County jail, Fairfax County Sheriff's Office, Lockup

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 12/20/2013

Wallaby euthanized at National Zoo

The elderly Tammar Wallaby had suffered the indignities of old age as well as chronic fear of its new neighbors, two Abyssinian ground hornbills.

By Michael E. Ruane  |  02:42 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Zoo

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 12/20/2013

New list says D.C. is smart (sure), exciting (if you say so) and nerdy (guilty as charged)

Another day, another list that includes D.C. But this one is actually pretty positive, naming the District as one of the best cities in the U.S.

By Mark Berman  |  12:56 PM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lists

Posted at 06:36 AM ET, 12/20/2013

The Top 10 local stories of the year

2013 was an eventful one in the city-- with quite a few changes that could affect our lives for many years to come.

By Clinton Yates  |  06:36 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Which house wins? Prince George’s casino decision expected on Friday

MGM National Harbor? Hollywood Rosecroft? Parx?

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  12:47 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 12/18/2013

U-Md. bronze mascot set on fire

Testudo, the bronze statue, in front of U-Md. library catches fire. President reports he is not damaged.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:07 PM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  maryland mascot set on fire, testudo set on fire, university of maryland

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Fairfax City to try a new approach to deer: surgical sterilization of does

Rather than hunting them, Fairfax would be first in Virginia to try sterilizing, returning deer to wild.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:00 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Anthony DeNicola, deer population, Fairfax City, Scott Silverthorne, White Buffalo Inc.

Posted at 11:10 PM ET, 12/17/2013

At least two jackpot winners in Mega Millions mania

Top prize of $636 million spurs sales craze.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  11:10 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 12/17/2013

A lesson on climate change at the Hard Bargain Farm in Prince George’s County

The elementary school students visiting the farm in Accokeek learned about the impact of humans on the Earth’s environment.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  12:20 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  climate change, Education, prince george's county

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Loudoun County goes 65 percent over budget upgrading its IT, must hire seven more people

Computers used for taxation, assessment are outdated, and updating them has been extremely costly.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Loudoun County, Matt Letourneau, MWCOG, Roger Zurn

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Parx asks casino-location commission to delay Prince George’s decision

Applicant for lucrative casino license disputes consultants’ findings, citing ‘substantial issues and questions.’

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  05:01 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 12/16/2013

30 years of D.C. Cab

Thirty years ago, today, a great film was released in movie theaters: D.C. Cab. Even if you’re not from the area, this movie is a keeper.

By Clinton Yates  |  01:37 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013

In Fairfax County’s Hybla Valley, some help for the west side of Route 1 but residents want more

Two new turf fields coming for the high schools, but residents and VOICE members want space on west side of Route 1.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Hybla Valley, Mount Vernon, Route 1, VOICE

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Smithsonian looking into incident involving photojournalist at Air and Space Museum

The Smithsonian Institution is looking into an incident last week involving a D.C. photojournalist who said he was “wrestled” to the ground.

By Mark Berman  |  03:27 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Smithsonian

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 12/13/2013

What is going on with Wale?

Home-grown rapper Wale called in to Complex Magazine Friday afternoon to complain about being omitted from their “50 Best Albums of 2013” list. Sadly, things went haywire.

By Clinton Yates  |  02:55 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Yes, Virginia, there is a casino proposal

State senator continues to push casino legislation, but passage is unlikely.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  02:54 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Wax, Wine and Wisdom

When Tanya Ellis first opened the doors of her apartment for a few friends to listen to records, drink wine and celebrate turntable culture, she had no idea what it might turn into.

By Clinton Yates  |  06:15 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/13/2013

Loudoun maintains Wealthiest County in U.S. title, other NoVa counties drop slightly

Loudoun at top despite slight drop in median household income, Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William move down in rankings.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax County, Falls Church, Loudoun County, median household income, Prince William County, wealthiest counties

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 12/12/2013

State’s consultants reaffirm Prince George’s County casino report

The independent consultants contracted by the state responded to questions raised by Greenwood Racing about their findings favoring MGM.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  06:04 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Once again, Travel and Leisure doesn’t seem too fond of D.C.

The magazine puts D.C. atop a list of cities with the least attractive people, following several other rankings that insulted the nation’s capital.

By Mark Berman  |  04:04 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Rocky Gap Casino opens event center

Allegany County resort betting on meeting business.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  03:29 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Gabrielle Union talks about BET’s Being Mary Jane and being a black woman in Hollywood

She is a Hollywood star, and yet, she explains, she is a woman still working on her own issues and using her stardom to help other women.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  11:31 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BET, black middle class, hollywood

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Please stand by for more Prince George’s County casino-license chatter

State casino-location commission hosting public teleconference on Thursday.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  09:43 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Alexandria’s Vola Lawson broke barriers, worked for the poor, restored order to city

The first woman to run a large municipality in this area was a civil rights leader, fought for housing for poor, against Redskins stadium.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria, Alexandria Police Department, breast cancer, civil rights, Vola Lawson

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Opening of David M. Rubenstein Gallery at National Archives delayed — again

‘Records of Rights’ exhibition delayed by shutdown and, now, snow.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  10:44 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Virginia Cavalry FC, planned Loudoun soccer team, will also spend 2014 on the sidelines

With no stadium in sight, and no alternative venues suitable, the planned NASL club postpones its debut

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bob Farren, Loudoun County, Loudoun Hounds, Mark Simpson, NASL, VIP Sports & Entertainment, Virginia Cavalry

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Prince George’s County celebrates at black-tie gala

The event honored County Executive Rushern L. Baker III and raised funds for the National Alzheimer’s Association.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  04:25 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  local politics, prince george's county

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 12/06/2013

My family and Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s South Africa offered lessons about the importance of human decency, social justice and the power of purpose.

By Clinton Yates  |  04:14 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 12/06/2013

Mandela’s death stirs sense of loss at South African Embassy

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  03:41 PM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C.

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013

George Mason to host C-SPAN’s historical archive

The records of how Brian Lamb helped create, and then grow, C-SPAN will be housed in GMU’s library.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brian Lamb, C-SPAN, George Mason University, John Zenelis, Mike Kelley

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Another month, another $50 million-plus for Maryland Live Casino

Hot roll continues for the state’s largest casino.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  11:50 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 12/05/2013

News for Degenerates, Vol. 4: Va. may never have casinos, doesn’t want jobs, revenue

The Old Dominion is willing to turn away hundreds of millions in revenues, thousands of jobs, fun.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland Live, Virginia casinos, Virginia gambling

Posted at 10:53 PM ET, 12/04/2013

A culture of corporate at Wal-Mart

Taking a tour of Wal-Mart, I was introduced to my first taste of the giant’s corporate culture.

By Clinton Yates  |  10:53 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Salvation Army receives donations and pledges totaling $35,000 following burglary

After a burglary saw $10,000 taken from a Salvation Army office, three donors stepped in to offer gifts and pledges worth more than three times the stolen amount.

By Mark Berman  |  02:26 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Salvation Army

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 12/04/2013

First Wal-Mart stores open in D.C.

PHOTOS | Your photos and videos posted on social media from the retail giant’s opening in Washington.

By Mark Berman  |  09:02 AM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Wal-Mart

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Haitian actor Jimmy Jean-Louis wins local Caribbean arts award

The Caribbean American Heritage Awards celebrates the contributions Caribbean immigrants have made to the United States.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  04:37 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 12/03/2013

Gray taps Thies to run mayoral campaign

The real stunner of Gray’s reelection announcement was that he picked longtime political consultant Chuck Thies as his campaign manager. Yes, THAT Chuck Thies.

By Clinton Yates  |  03:44 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 12/02/2013

Nine stories you may have missed over the Thanksgiving weekend

Here’s what you may have missed if you were traveling over the holiday weekend and not checking the news

By Mark Berman  |  12:13 PM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  News

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Remember when Va. lawmakers urged Md. to keep casinos off the Potomac?

Ten years ago, Va.’s House of Delegates urged Maryland not to put slots on the Potomac River.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  11:43 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Some George Mason students are homeless, others launch meals program to help

Two seniors trying to help less fortunate students uncover small number of homeless students

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George Mason University, homelessness, Jordan Bivings, Student Meal Assistance Fund, Yara El Mowafy

 

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