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: May, 2014

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 05/29/2014

Follow this Twitter account for free cash! No, really.

Anonymous Twitter user hid $25 in D.C. this morning and plans to keep hiding money around town.

By Julie Zauzmer  |  03:02 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 05/29/2014

D.C. tax cuts in 3 graphs

By Aaron C. Davis  |  01:25 PM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 05/29/2014

After 33 years, I made it to the top of the obelisk

The drought had gone on long enough. After 33 years, I woke up one day and decided that day would be the day I eschewed my disdain for large crowds and braved the one tourist attraction I’d actively avoided my whole life.

By Clinton Yates  |  08:22 AM ET, 05/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 05/28/2014

Recounting Maya Angelou’s Black History Month Special

Maya Angelou explained why it was imporant for her to keep the story of the Civil Rights Movement alive

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  06:32 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 05/28/2014

Lung cancer disparity: African Americans more likely to be diagnosed

The disparity may be linked to African Americans’ heavier use of menthol cigarettes, an American Lung Association report found in 2010.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  02:13 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  prince george's county

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 05/28/2014

Will D.C. Council rollback streetcar plan? Live updates from budget meeting

Live updates from the city council meeting on Wednesday to vote to reduce the proposed budget for streetcar project.

By Michael Laris  |  12:40 PM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 05/28/2014

A reporter who can’t spell? Let’s send him to the spelling bee!

“In preparation, I took a spelling test. It’s the same computerized exam competitors take on the bee’s first day. Most ace it and make into the second round. I didn’t.“

By Steve Hendrix  |  08:02 AM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue, Scripps National Spelling Bee, Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 05/28/2014

Rheinhardt Harrison, 10, of Falls Church sets world record in half-marathon

The experienced runner set world records the first time he tried runs of 10 and 13.1 miles.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 05/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria Running Festival, Falls Church, half-marathon, Rheinhardt Harrison

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 05/27/2014

Otters play keyboard at National Zoo

Otters play keyboard at National Zoo

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:21 AM ET, 05/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Zoo, otters, otters play keyboard, smithsonian national zoo

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 05/25/2014

Spelling champs return to spelling bee

By Steve Hendrix  |  04:59 PM ET, 05/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:32 AM ET, 05/23/2014

Hollywood gives star treatment to the CIA Memorial Wall

Movies and television shows have long featured the agency’s iconic Memorial Wall and its rows of black stars. Here are some examples.

By Ian Shapira  |  07:32 AM ET, 05/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:37 AM ET, 05/23/2014

Enough with this ‘world class’ nonsense

By Clinton Yates  |  06:37 AM ET, 05/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 05/22/2014

Where to eat new dictionary words in D.C.

Check out the most recent additions to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary that are good enough to eat.

By Casey Capachi  |  05:16 PM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 05/22/2014

Maryland Gov. O’Malley and U-Md. president attempt to take a selfie

The result was a bit blurry.

By Jenna Johnson  |  02:12 PM ET, 05/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 PM ET, 05/21/2014

Fairfax County’s Stuart High struggles on teacher survey

Most high school scored well on teacher working conditions survey, but Stuart was an outlier.

By Josh White  |  11:49 PM ET, 05/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 05/20/2014

Lard knocks: Watch a bunch of Naval Academy plebes try to scale a greased, 21-foot obelisk

Video of the annual Herndon Monument climb in Annapolis.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  01:26 PM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Annapolis, Naval Academy

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 05/20/2014

A child’s perspective on the Relisha Rudd case

Raya Kenney’s prize-winning poem is proof that Relisha’s story has affected children as well as adults.

By Theresa Vargas  |  08:57 AM ET, 05/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 05/19/2014

‘Quality of life’ improves in Prince George’s

The quality of life in Prince George’s County is improving, according to a report released last week by the Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  03:48 PM ET, 05/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  prince george's county

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 05/16/2014

A one-woman protest at the Lorraine Motel

Jacqueline Smith is still standing under her blue tarp and umbrella at the corner of Butler and Mulberry Street in Memphis.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  12:35 PM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 05/16/2014

Sewage overflow on Capital Crescent Trail

This is the second sewage problem on the trail in recent weeks.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:45 AM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital crescent trail, wssc

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 05/16/2014

Bike to Work Day? More like, everyday

In the past ten years, D.C.’s biking community has grown not just in numbers, but has also evolved greatly in reputation.

By Clinton Yates  |  07:02 AM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 05/16/2014

Fact check: Brown calls it ‘misconduct,’ Gansler says it’s ‘a badge of honor’

Maryland gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler was cited for speaking out about high-profile crime cases, but not for the case he boasted about.

By Jenna Johnson  |  06:02 AM ET, 05/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 05/14/2014

Big projects, bigger and bigger costs

By Debbi Wilgoren  |  01:03 PM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 05/14/2014

Fact Check: Gansler’s dramatic line on unemployment in Baltimore

By Jenna Johnson  |  07:01 AM ET, 05/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 05/13/2014

Tweet of the Week, Vol. 14 — Mary Cheh’s got jokes

For the past couple years, Ward 3 Council member Mary Cheh has released her “joke” budgets, in which she (or someone on her staff) mocks up recommendations for the next fiscal year’s budget. The results are sometimes witty, if you look real hard.

By Clinton Yates  |  02:32 PM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 05/13/2014

Fact check: Anthony Brown says ‘I took action’ to fix Maryland’s health exchange

Did Brown spring into action and single-handedly force changes at the exchange?

By Jenna Johnson  |  01:29 PM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 05/13/2014

Chatting with a leader of the ‘ex-gay’ movement about converting some to heterosexuality

A discussion with a Bristow therapist who feels Virginia college students should hear another option for dealing with their sexuality.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 05/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Christopher Doyle, ex-gay movement, LGBTQ, sexual orientation change effort, Voice of the Voiceless

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 05/12/2014

D.C. area writers among winners of Go On Girl! Book Club Awards

Go On Girl! Book Club, one of the country’s leading literary groups dedicated to reading works by authors in the African Diaspora, is celebrating its 22nd annual author awards dinner June 22 in Baltimore.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  05:38 PM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  black literature, book clubs, deneen brown, literary awards

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 05/12/2014

Your photos from the top of the reopened Washington Monument

Visitors recorded their experiences at the reopening of the Washington Monument on Monday.

By Denise Lu  |  02:49 PM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 05/12/2014

Obesity and unemployment: Few willing to talk about it

The stigma of obesity makes the dueling problems hard to illuminate and fix.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  12:10 PM ET, 05/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 05/10/2014

DC Economic Partnership and Sol Studio present ‘Blossom’ exhibit

The exhibit of Anthony Liggins’s art grew out of a collaborative mission to “redefine the relationship between contemporary art, business and the public.”

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  12:41 PM ET, 05/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 05/09/2014

Glenarden siblings craft signs, join call to #BringBackOurGirls

The duo, ages 4 and 6, joined the global call for action to release the nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped last month.

By Casey Capachi  |  01:13 PM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 05/09/2014

A tale of two podiums

Even in a post-Donald Sterling world, money and privilege are still the name of the game.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:14 PM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 05/09/2014

D.C. thanks its teachers

Parents, students and city leaders -- plus a couple of House of Cards actors -- say thanks during Teacher Appreciation Week.

By Emma Brown  |  11:03 AM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 05/09/2014

Mother’s Day offers little rest for On Stage Divas Off Stage mothers

The DC area is filled with groups lead by mothers who will be working this Mother’s Day weekend.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  09:37 AM ET, 05/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 05/08/2014

Fact check: Maryland candidates for governor at their first debate

Was Anthony Brown ‘nowhere to be found’ when fellow delegates tried to repeal the death penalty?

By Jenna Johnson and John Wagner  |  04:23 PM ET, 05/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 05/07/2014

Tweet of the Week, Vol. 13 — WHCD vs. the real D.C.

The White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner brings out the best and worst of Washington.

By Clinton Yates  |  11:38 AM ET, 05/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 05/06/2014

An Ivy League degree doesn’t make you happier at work. Here’s why.

Dear parents: Attending a selective college isn’t a shortcut to a happy work or private life for your child.

By Abby Phillip  |  02:11 PM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 05/06/2014

Tweets from the D.C. protest against abductions in Nigeria

Twitter reports from the protest to free kidnapped schoolgirls outside the Nigerian Embassy

By Denise Lu  |  11:39 AM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 05/06/2014

Gansler talks about teachers and the environment in new TV ads

By Jenna Johnson  |  05:01 AM ET, 05/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 05/05/2014

Hot roll continues for Md. casino industry

After record March, statewide revenue reaches second-highest total in April.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  05:36 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 05/05/2014

Sexual assault in the military by the numbers

The Pentagon’s latest figures show it received 5,061 reports of unwanted sexual contact in fiscal year 2013, an increase of 50 percent compared with the previous year.

By Annys Shin  |  12:26 PM ET, 05/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 05/04/2014

D.C. embraces Grammy-nominated singer Ledisi

Grammy-nominated singer Ledisi performs at D.C.’s Constitution Hall.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  02:26 PM ET, 05/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 05/02/2014

Photos: Part of K Street building comes crashing down

Part of a K Street building came crashing down. Here’s what it looked like.

By Tim Richardson  |  05:59 PM ET, 05/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 05/02/2014

Prince’s George’s County’s Harlem Renaissance festival to be held in Landover Saturday

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Kentland/Columbia Park Community Center in Landover.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  04:27 PM ET, 05/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 05/02/2014

Fearing for his store, embattled gun dealer sleeps there

The owner of a gun store about to sell the nation’s first smart gun backed down after death threats.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  11:10 AM ET, 05/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 05/01/2014

Civil rights activists: Sterling case part of an old battle

Jesse Jackson says outrage over racist comments by the LA Clippers owner can’t eclipse larger civil rights issues such as a Supreme Court decision on race-based college admissions.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  10:50 AM ET, 05/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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