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A protester takes a nap during the Occupy D.C. protest in Washington. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

Speed cameras in D.C. are notoriously unpopular, but one in particular is creating a stir among drivers because it is hidden from view.

The teacher accused of choking her first-graders in Montgomery County testified in court about her discipline methods.

Howard University’s homecoming is a weeklong celebration drawing alums, students, celebs and onlookers, and we want to see your photos. Share yours here.

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. The National Park Service has announced the date of the annual National Christmas Tree Lighting and how you can sign up for the free ticket lottery.

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