Dozens of professional bibliophiles are sorting through the collection at D.C.’s newly closed Martin Luther King Jr. Library, deciding which books stay and which ones go.

  • Mar 17, 2017

  • Mar 15, 2017

The District’s central library is a favorite daytime destination for those living in shelters. But it will be shuttered for three years, leaving its homeless patrons adrift.

  • Mar 3, 2017

For Valentine’s Day, staff at the Library of Congress share samples from the days when people put pen to paper to express their feelings.

  • Feb 13, 2017

Worried local residents say they fear that the land, which has a county-assessed value of more than $8 million, could be sold to developers.

  • Feb 8, 2017

John Hornick and Sarah Alexander built a basement apartment in their D.C. home for Wilbert Anderson, who died last month at 76.

  • Feb 3, 2017

In the nation’s capital, health insurance outreach workers seek out “young invincibles” at happy hours, gyms and shoes launches

  • Jan 23, 2017

Garvey’s son Julius had hoped the country’s first African American president would clear his famous father’s name. But it didn’t happen.

  • Jan 21, 2017

Just five members of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament still live at Virginia’s Belmead, where 15,000 black children were educated at two Catholic boarding schools.

  • Dec 31, 2016

Philip J. Hirschkop represented Mildred and Richard Loving in the landmark 1967 Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriages.

  • Dec 10, 2016
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