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15-month-old girl, father found safe after abduction at Southern Ave. Metro station

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Metro Transit Police say a father and his 15-month-old daughter have been found safe after he abducted her at the Southern Avenue Metro station on Tuesday evening.  More>>

Wednesday is National Hot Dog Day: Get deals and more!

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It's National Hot Dog Day, so we'll be frank. Whether you like it in a bun off the grill, at a baseball game or in your mac cheese (yes, we've tried that too), there's no question: Americans love hot dogs.  Get info on deals to celebrate here!
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National capital area No. 1 for late mail

A U.S. Postal Service report ranks the nation's capital No. 1 - for late mail delivery. More>>

Ben's Chili Bowl opens eatery at National Airport Video included

Reagan National Airport is celebrating the opening of Ben's Chili Bowl in one of its terminals as the famous Washington eatery opens its first airport location. More>>

Bowser to hold hearings on soccer stadium deal

The D.C. councilmember who could end up deciding the fate of a proposed new soccer stadium for D.C. United will hold two public hearings on the project. More>>

Most Metro lines to have regular weekend service

Most Metro lines will have regular weekend service as the silver line opens. More>>

9/11 Commission releases new report Video included

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Ten years after they began their work, members of the 9/11 Commission have reunited here in Washington. In a new report, they are issuing a new warning about the terror threats facing the nation. More>>

Police looking to identify person in new surveillance video in DC store owner death case Video included

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D.C. police have released new surveillance video of a person they are looking to identify who was seen inside a Petworth neighborhood convenience store minutes before an armed robbery that led to the beating death of the store owner. More>>

Pay It Forward: Musical Cop Video included

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This person has two very different identities. That is one part of this story. The other part, though, has everything to do with realizing your own dream so that others can too. More>>

Wayne A.I. Frederick appointed Howard U. president

Wayne A.I. Frederick has been appointed as the 17th president of Howard University. More>>

Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. More>>

Washington Nationals fan shows off very 'Curly W' beard on Instagram Video included

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 Eric Brooks would be hard-pressed to hide his love for the Washington Nationals, at least without a shave. 
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Shipping containers being transformed into apartment complex Video included

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How would you like to live in an 8-by-40 foot box? It could be the next big thing in affordable housing and it is becoming a reality in D.C.’s Brookland neighborhood.
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Metrobus driver slashed in face with knife in Tenleytown Video included

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A Metro bus operator was attacked by a man on the bus in Tenleytown Monday afternoon. Police say the man slashed the driver’s face with a knife. The suspect was arrested. FOX 5 spoke exclusively to another bus driver who says he is concerned about the safety of all bus operators.
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Wish comes true for young D.C. United fan battling cystic fibrosis Video included

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Jordan Johansen had a wish and it came true in Washington this past weekend. The Arizona 12-year-old signed an MLS soccer contract and took the field with his favorite pro soccer team: D.C. United. More>>

Man officially exonerated in 1982 DC rape and murder Video included

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A man who spent more than 26 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit got what he was looking for Monday -- a signed document certifying his innocence. More>>

President Obama on statehood for DC: 'I'm for it' Video included

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President Barack Obama says he supports statehood for the nation's capital. More>>

Netherlands Embassy invites public to remember Malaysia Airlines crash victims Video included

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The public is invited to sign a condolence book at the Netherlands Embassy in D.C. in honor of the victims of last week's Malaysia Airlines crash.
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Judge to rule on opposition to Corcoran Gallery

A District of Columbia judge plans to rule whether to allow a group representing some students, alumni, donors and faculty to intervene in a proposed merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and its college with two larger... More>>

Vigil held in DC for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims

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The Ukrainian-American human rights organization Razom for Ukraine held a solemn vigil Friday evening. They walked in a mile-long procession to the Malaysian Embassy from the Netherlands Embassy. More>>

Thieves targeting tires and wheels, leave cars on blocks Video included

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An apparent team of thieves is targeting cars in Northwest D.C. They are stealing all of the tires and leaving the body on blocks. It has happened three times this week. More>>

Falls Church man attempts to visit all 86 Metro stations

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Mark Kawar had the day off from work on Friday. So what did the Falls Church resident have planned for the day? He did what he normally did for his typical morning commute, but a little more extreme. He planned on visiting and exiting all 86 of Metro’s stations!
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Staffer for Pa. congressman arrested for carrying gun into Cannon House Office building Video included

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A staff member for a Pennsylvania congressman was arrested Friday after carrying a handgun and magazine into the Cannon House Office building, U.S. Capitol Police said. More>>

Marijuana decriminalization takes effect in DC Video included

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It is the first official day where possession of small amounts of marijuana is decriminalized in D.C. More>>

Ukrainians in DC react to plane crash Video included

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Members of the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family in Washington D.C. are reacting to the news that Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was shot down near the Ukraine–Russia border.
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CBS won't dictate use of Redskins name on the air

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CBS won't dictate to its announcers whether or not to use the nickname of Washington's NFL franchise during televised games this season. More>>

Weekend Watch for July 18-20 Video included

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Still looking for plans this weekend? Here are some ideas for you to check out around the area!
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Local father and his kids create street art out of traffic control box Video included

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King Kong came crashing into Northwest Washington Thursday morning. Writer, teacher, and father Theodore Carter and his daughter, Brett, transformed an ordinary traffic light control box into something much more.
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DC leaders firing back at gun law amendment Video included

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There is a new gun battle being waged in D.C. that could end up with the District's gun laws being overturned. It comes on the heels of an amendment that passed in the House on Wednesday night. More>>

Lockdown lifted after suspicious package found near White House Video included

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Authorities say a lockdown at the White House has been lifted Thursday afternoon. More>>

Hobby Lobby family may build bible museum near National Mall Video included

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The Christian family that owns Hobby Lobby may be trying to change the landscape of D.C. According to the New York Times, the family is looking to build a new museum just two blocks south of the National Mall.
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DC police address concerns in community meeting after recent beating death of store owner Video included

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A Northwest D.C. community is still on edge and looking for answers after a popular store owner was severely beaten during a robbery on July 4th. The 76-year-old store owner, James Oh, later died. Now D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier met with residents to talk about the investigation and the search for the killers.
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Police seek armed suspects in Northeast DC 7-Eleven store robbery Video included

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Police are searching for robbers who busted into a Northeast D.C. convenience store with guns in hand.
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Investigation looking into problems at DC's Park Southern housing complex Video included

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Several government agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service, are looking into the financial problems at one of D.C.’s largest affordable housing apartments. There are allegations of financial mismanagement so bad that the District has taken over the building and the problems are being brought into the race for mayor. More>>

House GOP to DC: Guns OK, pot dangerous

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The GOP-controlled House approved a spending bill Wednesday that would undo the District's strict gun-control laws and its law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana. More>>

How honest is DC? Honest Tea puts the city to the test Video included

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How honest are Washingtonians? Local company Honest Tea put the honor system to the test in Dupont Circle on Wednesday. The company set up an unmanned kiosk to see if customers would pay if no one was around. More>>

Online company hides Nationals tickets around DC area, hopes others pay it forward Video included

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It was a strange sight for many people in D.C. and Virginia on Tuesday. Baseball plates were placed near the Metro stops and under those plates were a special gift: free Nationals tickets! More>>

Texas woman gets 18 years in prison for sending ricin to President Obama

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A Texas actress who sent ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and the New York mayor then tried to blame the crime on her soon-to-be ex-husband was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Wednesday. More>>

Standing water, flooded roads cause delays Video included

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Standing water may stand in the way of your commute Wednesday morning. The westbound lanes of Virginia Avenue, northwest were closed Wednesday morning between 22nd and 24th streets due to high water.
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Orlando TSA agent who stopped DC man didn't know where "District of Columbia" was Video included

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You probably learned the 50 United States in elementary school--- but don't forget about the nation's capital.  An Orlando Transportation Safety Administration agent apparently needed a geography refresher after refusing to let a D.C. man through a security checkpoint because he didn't recognize his District of Columbia driver's license as a valid form of identification.
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Jogger says man exposed himself to her in DC's Mount Pleasant area Video included

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There is a warning for joggers in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Northwest D.C. Police are searching for a man who allegedly exposed himself to a woman and then ran after her. More>>

DC mayor's chief spokesman to take federal job

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The chief spokesman for District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray is leaving for a job with the federal government.
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Consumer Alert: Shampoo you use could make your dog sick Video included

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We have a consumer alert for all you pet owners, especially if you have a dog and give it baths on occasion: the shampoo you are using could make your dog sick! More>>

Feeling lucky? DC Lottery Prize Squad hunts for winners in Tenleytown Video included

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Being in the right place at the right time was the key in northwest D.C. on Tuesday.  The D.C. Lottery Prize Squad headed to the Tenley Market to hand out gift cards-- and make one VERY lucky winner's day with a chance to win $5,000!
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DC cracking down on illegal parking on streetcar corridor Video included

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They are still months away from hitting the road, but streetcars on the H Street, NE corridor could cost you big. Starting on Monday, if you park illegally, you will be getting a $100 ticket and possibly a tow. More>>

Texting while driving dangers Video included

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Here is a startling stat for you. The time it takes you to type out one text on your phone driving at a speed of 55 miles per hour is the same as driving blindfolded for the length of a football field. Despite the risks, drivers are still not heeding the warnings. More>>

2 shot inside Northwest DC home; 2 suspects sought Video included

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D.C. police say two people have been shot inside a home in Northwest D.C. Monday night. More>>

2 dozen DC firefighters arrested since beginning of the year Video included

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A lieutenant with D.C. Fire and EMS has been arrested in Pennsylvania and charged with aggravated assault. It is the latest in a string of arrests involving D.C. firefighters. More>>

Researchers find women in red are more sexually threatening to other women Video included

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Red. It's a spicy hot color. And it turns out if you wear it, you might be sending an unintended message. More>>

FOX 5 Home Run Derby Video included

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The thought of the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby has inspired us here at FOX 5. So we decided to put together our own home run competition. FOX 5’s Scott Smith, Brody Logan, Steve Chenevey, Tucker Barnes and Lindsay Murphy all took the field to see who has the sweetest swing on the baseball field. More>>

Dozens arrested protesting planned Md. gas plant

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More than two dozen activists have been arrested following a protest against plans to build a facility in Maryland to liquefy and export natural gas. More>>

DC bill would ban suspension of pre-K students

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The D.C. Council will consider banning out-of-school suspensions and expulsions for children in city-funded pre-kindergarten programs. More>>

DC Council overrides Mayor Gray's veto of $10.6 billion budget Video included

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The D.C. Council has delivered a final blow to some of outgoing Mayor Vincent Gray's priorities by overriding his veto of the city's $10.6 billion budget. More>>

DC police arrest suspect in fatal triple shooting

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District of Columbia police say they have arrested a suspect in a triple shooting on North Capitol Street that has left two people dead. More>>

DC Police investigating 7 shootings since Saturday Video included

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District of Columbia police say they have arrested a suspect in a triple shooting on North Capitol Street that has left two people dead. More>>

DC region hit by heavy storms Video included

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Much of the region was hit with strong storms Sunday night. Damage was reported around the area. More>>

Report says DC officers couldn't watch Navy Yard surveillance video during response Video included

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An internal District of Columbia police report on the response to the Washington Navy Yard shooting says officers were hindered because they couldn't access live surveillance-camera footage of the shooter. More>>

Mayor Gray vetoes $10.6 billion budget Video included

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District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has vetoed the $10.6 billion budget approved by the D.C. Council. More>>

Former DC officer gets 18 years in child sex abuse case Video included

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A former D.C. police officer has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after being convicted of sexually abusing a girl who participated in his church choir. More>>

DC mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser's parents burglarized

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The District of Columbia's Democratic mayoral nominee says her parents were the victims of a burglar who posed as a cable company employee, entered their home and stole property. More>>

Public roundtable held to discuss housing for DC homeless families Video included

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D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham held a public oversight roundtable Thursday on the effort to find housing for hundreds of homeless families. More>>

Man robs Northwest DC hotel at gunpoint Video included

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A D.C. hotel was robbed at gunpoint during a busy afternoon with guests checking in. Staffers at the Comfort Inn at Thomas Circle on 13th Street in Northwest D.C. say this was far from a random hit. It seems the robber has been casing the place for some time and actually knew when to strike.
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Parts of US Capitol closed after asbestos accident Video included

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An accident involving asbestos work forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours. More>>

VA under fire for mental health care and veteran suicides Video included

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The embattled Veterans Affairs health care system is under fire again -- this time for its failings when it comes to veteran suicides. More>>

Flash Flood Watch issued for DC area

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Heavy rain hitting our area has led to a Flash Flood Watch to be issued for the District of Columbia and portions of Maryland and northern Virginia until midnight. More>>

Washington Post columnist riles up DC cyclists Video included

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A group of angry cyclists turned out at The Washington Post building Thursday afternoon. They are upset with a columnist at the newspaper who they say way went too far in making a point about cyclists, pedestrians and cars sharing the road. More>>

Native American organizations urge sponsors to stop supporting Washington's NFL team

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Native American organizations have launched a national public awareness campaign calling on corporate sponsors to stop supporting Washington's NFL team-- beginning with the team's primary sponsor: FedEx. They say the team's affiliation with the mascot and nickname harms children.
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US Attorney rules that shooting of woman near US Capitol was justified Video included

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The U.S. Capitol and Secret Service officers who shot and killed a Connecticut woman after she led them on a chase last October have been cleared of wrongdoing. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says there is insufficient evidence to pursue criminal charges. More>>

DC woman charged with leaving 63-year-old mother in car for 16 hours

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A Washington, D.C. woman has been charged with criminal abuse and neglect after allegedly leaving her disabled mother in a car for 16 hours. More>>

Smoke, noise after cover touches third rail at Smithsonian Metro station Video included

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Metro says there was a loud noise and smoke when a covering over the third rail touched the rail itself at a station on the National Mall. More>>

DC still working to move homeless families out of DC General Video included

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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced a plan to find permanent housing for 500 homeless families in 100 days back in April. The 100 days are up on Friday and FOX 5 was invited to a meeting with administration officials for an update. More>>

Free front yard libraries popping up around the DC area Video included

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It started in Wisconsin and now it's a movement that is sweeping the D.C. area and the nation. Maybe you have seen these little wooden boxes on a post in people’s yards. It's not a bird house, but it's a place where you and your kids can get books for free. More>>

Redskins safety Tanard Jackson suspended for 4th time by NFL

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Washington Redskins safety Tanard Jackson has been suspended for a fourth time for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. More>>

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued until 10 pm for DC metro area

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Another round of thunderstorms and showers could be passing through your area Wednesday afternoon and evening as the National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 10 p.m. for Washington D.C. and many of the surrounding metro areas in Maryland and northern Virginia. More>>

Secret Service starts K-9 patrols near White House

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The Secret Service has started deploying specialized canine units to help protect the area around the White House grounds, where tourists flock day and night to catch a glimpse of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Although the Secret Service has used police dogs since 1976 to screen areas for presidential visits, this is the first time they're being broadly deployed among the general public. More>>

DC owner brutally attacked inside own store dies at hospital Video included

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Community members in the Petworth area are remembering a beloved local store owner after a deadly attack on July 4th. More>>

DC police investigating alleged hate crime, assault inside Safeway store

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The search is ongoing for a woman connected to a suspected hate crime. A gay D.C. man says he was victimize inside a grocery store. More>>

Thousands of customers without power in DC area Video included

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Storms that passed through the D.C. area on Tuesday have caused tens of thousands of customers to be without power while bringing down numerous trees and downed power lines. More>>

Man gets DC parking ticket for car he doesn't own Video included

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Maryland motorist Jon Rasmussen got a shocking notice in the mail several weeks ago. It was a notice of an "unsatisfied" parking ticket from the District of Columbia informing him that on May 4, his Honda sedan had been parked illegally on private property without consent on Maine Avenue, SW. More>>

Man caught with gun in carry-on at Reagan National Airport

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Authorities say a man was allowed to board a flight from Washington to Atlanta after an unloaded handgun was confiscated from his carry-on bag. More>>

Benghazi militant's next court date in September

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The suspect in the Benghazi attacks has appeared before three judges in less than two weeks and now his lawyers will begin the long work of building a defense against the charges he'll face. More>>

Third hearing set for Benghazi terror attack suspect Video included

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A third hearing is set for the man accused in the 2012 Benghazi terror attack. Security was tight outside of U.S. District Court in northwest as Ahmed Abu Khatallah arrived for a hearing last week.
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FOX 5 EXCLUSIVE: DC police getting new, modern rifles in response to Navy Yard shooting Video included

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FOX 5 has learned that D.C. police are getting new, modern rifles. It is part of the department changes after the Navy Yard shooting last September. More>>

DC police investigate stabbing death in Northeast

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DC police are investigating the killing of a man found stabbed to death in the Northeast section of the district. More>>

Metro: 3 lines to be affected by weekend work

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Metro says the red, orange and blue lines will be affected by work this weekend. More>>

DC marijuana group submits ballot initiative signatures Video included

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Supporters of a ballot initiative that would let District of Columbia voters decide whether possession of up to two ounces of marijuana should be legal in the nation's capital say they've got the signatures required to put the measure on November's ballot. More>>

Toddler hit by car in SE DC passes away Video included

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D.C. police say a toddler who was hit by a car in southeast Washington on Friday night has died.
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Storms cause A Capitol Fourth concert dress rehearsal to be closed to the public Video included

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The West Front of the U.S. Capitol where rehearsals are taking place for the A Capitol Fourth concert has been evacuated due to the storms arriving in the area Thursday afternoon. More>>

Northwest DC family displaced after large tree falls onto home Video included

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The powerful storms that moved through the region took down a lot of limbs and some pretty big trees. Some of the worst damage in came in Northwest D.C. and a family is scrambling to find somewhere else to stay for a while.
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New DC fire chief says he will end hiring freeze Video included

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On his first full day as D.C.'s new fire chief, Eugene Jones sat down with FOX 5's Paul Wagner for an interview on a number of topics. Some of them were quite controversial. More>>

Smash-and-grab robbery at Mazza Gallerie jewelry store Video included

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Smash-and-grab robbers hit a high-end D.C. mall on Thursday, stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry. The brazen crime happened in the middle of the day at Mazza Gallerie. More>>

Nebraska woman downs 26 burgers in 10 minutes to win Z-Burger eating contest Video included

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On the day before Independence Day, Z-Burger celebrated the upcoming holiday with its 6th annual Independence Burger Eating Championship. More>>

Tips for using Metro on July 4th Video included

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Take it from a veteran D.C. reporter: Metrorail is the way to get into and out of the District on the Fourth of July. But there are some tips you should know that will make your trip easier. And, if you're seeing the fireworks (and riding home on Metro), don't miss the last two tips on my list -- they are crucial.
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Fewer new cases of HIV and AIDS in DC Video included

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A new report by the D.C. Government finds there are fewer new cases of HIV and AIDS and fewer deaths. The study finds there were 680 new reported cases in 2012 which is down from 722 in 2011 and 1,100 in 2008. In 2012, just over 200 HIV positive people died compared to 345 in 2008. More>>

Gray urges residents to boycott Eastern Shore Video included

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The mayor of the District of Columbia is urging residents to boycott the Eastern Shore of Maryland this holiday, because of its congressional representative's position on decriminalizing marijuana. Mayor Vincent Gray said at a Wednesday news conference that the city's residents shouldn't support someone who doesn't support them. More>>

Commemorative coin created to honor signing of Civil Rights Act of 1964 Video included

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50 years ago on July 2, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In honor of the momentous occasion, the United States Mint created a commemorative coin. More>>

National Mall fireworks still on despite tropical storm threat Video included

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Despite initial concerns that Tropical Storm Arthur could compromise the July 4th fireworks in Washington on Friday, the National Mall and Memorial Parks Service says it won't cancel the display, barring heavy wind or lightning. More>>

DC police chief wants to eliminate 90-day rule involving disciplined officers Video included

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D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier says it happens too often. Officers being suspended or terminated for disciplinary reasons and even criminal issues, but she is forced to hire them back if the investigation lasts too long. It is call the 90-day rule, and on Wednesday, the chief appealed to the D.C. Council to get the rule repealed.
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DC teen creates organization to collect discarded crayons from restaurants Video included

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He is a D.C. kid who just finished his first year in college. But he has already left his mark literally, trying to change the world one crayon at a time. More>>

Heat Advisory issued for much of the metro area Video included

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It is going to get hot and humid Wednesday with areas generally feeling like the temperatures are in the upper 90s to just over 100 degrees. Because of this heat, the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. for many areas along the Interstate 95 corridor in D.C. Maryland and northern Virginia. More>>

Washington Post reporter details secret crack addition, recovery in new memoir Video included

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It's a story about addiction, recovery and redemption from a local man who fooled a lot of people for a long time. You have probably seen his byline in The Washington Post. But there is a good chance you didn't know he was keeping a deadly secret until now. More>>

Chief Lanier and police union still at odds over All Hands on Deck Video included

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D.C.'s police chief defended her signature crime fighting strategy Tuesday in the face of consistent criticism from the police union, which continues to label it illegal. More>>

Charge dismissed in White House car incident

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Prosecutors have dismissed a misdemeanor charge against a man who drove behind a motorcade carrying President Barack Obama's daughters through the White House gates. More>>

Metro plans little work on Fourth of July weekend

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Metro says weekend work will only affect the red line over the Independence Day holiday weekend. More>>

July 1st marks start of new laws in DC, Maryland, and Virginia Video included

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July 1st marks the start of a number of new laws across our region and D.C.s minimum wage increase to $9.50 per hour.

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VIDEO: Armed suspects in masks rob 7-Eleven store in Northeast DC Video included

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Police need help finding the masked suspects that robbed a 7-Eleven on Benning Road in Northeast D.C. at around 1 a.m. Monday. The suspects had a handgun and shotgun that they pointed at customers and employees. The whole thing was caught by surveillance cameras. More>>

Small business owner finds process for starting up in DC slow Video included

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It is a complaint heard often in the District. Running a small business is not easy, especially when it comes to getting things up and running. We are introducing you to a man who just wants help from the District government to get proper permits to build his business.
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Metro fare increases starting Sunday

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Starting this Sunday, your ride on Metro will cost you more. Rail fares will increase by an average of three percent. More>>

Deadline approaching for older DC officers being forced to retire Video included

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They are sworn to protect and serve, but senior officers with the Metropolitan Police Department are being told their service is no longer needed. More>>

5 things to do this weekend in the DC area - June 28-29

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The weekend is here and if you are looking for something to do, we have you covered. More>>

DC police say death of 3-year-old boy was homicide Video included

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The death of a toddler this week in southeast Washington has been ruled a homicide. More>>

Metro closing 3 stations on Red Line this weekend

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Metro is closing three subway stations and platforms on the red line this weekend and will offer free shuttle buses as an alternative. More>>

Washington tour guides win appeals court ruling Video included

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A federal appeals court ruled Friday in favor of tour guides in the nation's capital who challenged licensing regulations that require guides to pay the government $200 and to pass a 100-question multiple-choice exam. More>>

Capitol Police: Body found near Union Station

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Capitol police say a body was found near Union Station in northeast Washington, and there's an investigation underway to find out what happened to the victim.
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New DC liquor delivery service shut down Video included

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WASHINGTON - The new liquor delivery service in D.C. that would have dropped off drinks on your doorstep has been ordered to shut down. More>>

National Park Service's 'Trash-Free Parks' campaign appears to be backfiring Video included

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A program by the National Park Service aimed at removing garbage cans seems to be backfiring. Officials hoped people would take their trash home with them after visiting areas along the George Washington Memorial Parkway, the Iwo Jima Memorial, Great Falls Park and Roosevelt Island. More>>

Capital Bikeshare runs out of keys to access bicycles Video included

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The growing popularity of the Capital Bikeshare has created a problem for new members. The operation has run out of keys to access the bicycles.
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Tree falls on vehicle in DC Video included

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Police say a large tree fell over onto a car in the northwest Thursday. The incident happened on Constitution Avenue near 17th Street around 6 a.m.
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Ticket scam targets Katy Perry fans Video included

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A ticket scam targeted Katy Perry fans in our area. The pop star wrapped up the second of two shows at the Verizon Center Wednesday night. More>>

Park Police cracking down on food trucks on National Mall Video included

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Finding food or a quick lunch on the go might become more difficult along the National Mall. D.C. food truck owners say they have been warned to leave the area or face a $300 fine or worse -- we talked to one food truck operator on the phone who told us he was arrested by Park Police and taken to jail. More>>

DC couple suing airline after being flown to Grenada, not Granada

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A District of Columbia couple has sued British Airways, saying the airline ruined their vacation by booking them tickets to the Caribbean island of Grenada instead of Granada, Spain. More>>

Singer Chris Brown rejects plea deal, assault trial scheduled for September Video included

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Singer Chris Brown has rejected a plea deal and a trial for his assault charge has been set for early September. More>>

Smithsonian Folklife Festival to remain on National Mall

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The National Park Service says it has reached an agreement with the Smithsonian Institution to keep the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall. More>>

Nonprofit offers to pay off DC 'yoga tax' for a fitness business -- with a catch Video included

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A nonprofit is challenging owners of gyms and fitness centers to open up shop in Anacostia. In return, they will pay the new D.C. “yoga tax” for them for a year. More>>

A night of fun and superheroes for children with serious medical conditions Video included

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A group of very special kids are in Washington D.C. Tuesday night for an important cause. They are heading to Capitol Hill Wednesday to speak with lawmakers about children's health care. But first, they got to have some fun. More>>

Getting Chris Brown to DC trial cost more than $4K Video included

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He didn't fly first class and his hotels weren't five-star. Still, when singer Chris Brown was moved from a Los Angeles jail to Washington for what was to have been the start of his trial on an assault charge, the cost to taxpayers was more than $4,000. More>>

Arlington County police officer pride parade photo goes viral Video included

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He has been with the department less than a year, but an Arlington County police officer is in the spotlight after a photo went viral and has the internet buzzing. More>>

D.C. budget vote: Amendment to stop fitness tax fails Video included

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If you work out in D.C., get ready to pay an extra 5.75 percent tax on your fitness memberships. An amendment to stop the what has been deemed the "yoga tax" failed Tuesday morning.
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Metro weekend work to affect red, blue, yellow lines

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Metro says buses will replace trains on a section of the red line this weekend, and passengers traveling on the blue and yellow lines will also wait longer for trains. More>>

Metro says "good times are ahead" in new Silver Line ads

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July 26 is in sight, and that means Metro's launch of Silver Line is just around the corner.  One day after making the official announcement, Metro has released three new ads aimed at potential Silver Line riders. 
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Photo: Did President Obama "overreach" at Chipotle lunch stop?

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Did the President overreach-- in the lunch line?  A photo taken while he visited a D.C. Chipotle restaurant for lunch on Tuesday is making the rounds, and it has some people wondering whether President Barack Obama reached too far over the glass-- which is a big no-no for customers. 
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D.C. police search for missing 11-year-old boy

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D.C. police are searching for missing 11-year-old boy. They say Alphonso Horton was last seen in the 2500 block of 14th Street NE around 7 p.m. Monday.
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E Street Expressway ramp to I-66 West reopens after concrete fell on road

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Good news for D.C. drivers: The E Street Expressway ramp to Interstate 66 West is back open.  It was shut down earlier in the morning after concrete fell onto the roadway overnight. 
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Mayor Gray against DC bill that would take away gun from people with temporary restraining order Video included

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The D.C. Council and the mayor are at odds over a proposed law that would take guns away from people who have a temporary restraining order against them. More>>

DC bill proposed to prevent employers from discriminating against pregnant women Video included

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A bill in D.C. has been proposed that would prevent employers from discriminating against pregnant women. Basically this law would tell employers you can't get involved in a person's reproductive affairs. But some are saying if what that employee is doing isn't what the organization is preaching, they should be able to act. More>>

Obama has lunch at Chipotle restaurant in Woodley Park Video included

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The bear isn't just on the loose. He's also hungry. In this case, the bear in question is President Barack Obama, who has lately been comparing his yearnings to escape the White House security bubble to an animal breaking free from his cage. And his objects of pursuit once out in the wild include a good burger, some casual Mexican and a nice cup of hot tea.
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Obama says US should have paid maternity leave Video included

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President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States should join the rest of the industrialized world and offer paid leave for mothers of newborns. More>>

Woman pulled from Potomac River Video included

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A woman has been pulled out of the Potomac River Monday afternoon after she was found floating in the water. More>>

Former DC Council candidate pleads guilty in money scheme Video included

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A former D.C. Council candidate has pleaded guilty to lying about how much money his campaign received from a businessman who also admitted running a "shadow campaign" for Democratic Mayor Vincent Gray. More>>

Special ceremony honors Navy Yard shooting victims, responders Video included

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The U.S. Navy is marking a dark day its recent history by honoring the Washington Navy Yard shooting victims, heroic survivors and community organizations helping to heal the many wounds opened by last September's mass murder in the nation's capital. More>>

Jury: Chief Lanier cleared in discrimination lawsuit Video included

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A jury decided Friday that D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier and the District of Columbia did not discriminate against a former commander when reorganizing the Metropolitan Police Department.
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New Asian elephants outside for first time Video included

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The public is now able to see three new female Asian elephants outside for the first time!
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Silver Line set to open in late July Video included

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Metro has announced that the Silver Line will open to riders in late July of 2014.
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Former DC officer pleads guilty in pimp case Video included

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A former District of Columbia police officer accused of serving as a pimp has pleaded guilty to charges including possession of child pornography. More>>

AAA furious over DC speed cameras on highway shoulders Video included

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Sometime in the last month, speed cameras started showing up on the shoulder lanes of the interstate freeways that run through the District of Columbia. AAA Mid-Atlantic complained to the city. More>>

Bowser: Debates won't decide DC mayoral election

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The Democratic mayoral nominee in the nation's capital says she's not going to persuade voters to support her by debating her opponents. More>>

Grace period ends for 15 DC traffic cameras Video included

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Starting Friday, police will begin ticketing drivers caught on the district's new speed cameras. The 30-day grace period is over for the 15 new cameras are spread out in three of the city's four quadrants.
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Gymnasium to be named in honor of Cecil Mills Video included

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Cecil Mills, the elderly man who later died after collapsing across the street from a D.C. fire house, will be honored near his home in northeast.
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Both sides rest case in Lanier discrimination trial Video included

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The defense for D.C. Police Chief Lanier and the District of Columbia rested its case Thursday in the discrimination lawsuit in federal court. More>>

Police investigating string of transgender robberies Video included

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In the last nine days, four different transgender women have been robbed along the D.C.-Prince George's County line. All of them have taken place in the early morning hours and some at gunpoint. So far, two arrests have been made, but D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the pattern suggests others are involved.
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DC to suspend test scores in teacher evaluations

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The District of Columbia public school system, one of the first districts in the country to evaluate teachers using student test scores, announced Thursday that it would suspend the practice while students adjust to new tests based on Common Core standards. More>>

Severe storms bring down trees, cause power outages Video included

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Severe storms struck our region Wednesday night into Thursday leaving behind downed trees and power outages. Several thousand customers in areas of Maryland, D.C. and northern Virginia were in the dark after heavy winds and rain damaged power lines.
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Smithsonian creates first 3D portrait of Obama

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A team at the Smithsonian Institution has scanned President Barack Obama to create the first 3D printed portrait of a sitting president. More>>

Teen accused of shooting outside National Zoo due in court Video included

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The teenager accused in the Easter Monday shooting outside of the National Zoo is due in court Thursday. The 14-year-old is accused of opening fire outside of the zoo injuring two other teenagers. More>>

Federal child porn charges filed against former DC officer Video included

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A D.C. police officer accused of pimping young girls out of his Southeast D.C. apartment is facing a new charge -- felony possession of child pornography. More>>

Boston Marathon bombing suspect's lawyers seek to move trial to DC Video included

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Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have asked to move his upcoming trial from Boston, proposing Washington, D.C., as the new location. More>>

VA secretary visits DC medical center, aims to fix problems Video included

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The head of the Veterans Affairs went on a field trip Wednesday to the VA hospital in D.C. Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson is working to fix what he's called the "unacceptable, systemic problems" veterans across this country face getting medical and mental health treatment.
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2nd body found at DC row house

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District of Columbia police say they have found a partially buried body in the back yard of a row house in the Shaw neighborhood where a week-old corpse was discovered in an attic last week. More>>

Police find body of murder victim in backyard while investigating homicide Video included

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A grizzly case is unfolding in the district after police investigating a homicide discover a second body. The investigation began on June 12th when a 22-year-old man was found dead in the attic of a home on 8th Street, northwest near the Shaw Metro.
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Navy lieutenant returns home early and surprises his children at Nationals Park Video included

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A Navy lieutenant brought some heart and emotion to Nationals Park Tuesday evening hours before the first pitch of Washington’s game against the Houston Astros. More>>

Death of baseball star Tony Gwynn highlights danger of chewing tobacco Video included

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The baseball world is still reeling from the shocking death of Hall of Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn. The longtime San Diego Padres outfielder blamed his longtime habit of chewing tobacco for the oral cancer that killed him. More>>

Metro: 4 of 5 lines affected by weekend work

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Metro says passengers traveling on four of the system's five lines will experience delays of up to 20 minutes this weekend. More>>

Friends remember Catholic University coach killed during charity ride Video included

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Catholic University assistant coach Jamie Roberts was killed during a cross country charity ride for cancer. FOX 5 spoke to friends who say she was a selfless, caring person. Now others are biking in her honor and a donation fund has been set up to benefit the charity she was riding for.
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FOX 5 EXCLUSIVE: DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier on trial for discrimination Video included

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Monday was the first day of trial for D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier, who is accused of discriminating against a senior level, female, African American police officer. More>>

Police: Death in condo fire, explosion was suicide

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Police in Washington say a man who died in a fire and explosion at a condominium building intentionally set the blaze and committed suicide. More>>

Workout held at Freedom Plaza to protest DC fitness tax Video included

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In just over a week, the D.C. Council will hold a second and final vote on next year’s budget. The budget is huge -- well over $10 billion. But about $5 million in that budget is causing people to be worked up over the potential cost of their workout. More>>

Water rescue of swimmers on Potomac River prompts warning from authorities Video included

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Montgomery County fire officials have a reminder for anybody thinking of swimming in parts of the Potomac River south of Great Falls: it's illegal and dangerous. This new warning comes after a water rescue team plucked four people to safety Monday afternoon. More>>

Smithsonian's National Zoo to close Invertebrate Exhibit Video included

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They make up 99 percent of all known living species, but after this Saturday, invertebrates won't be on display at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. More>>

4 employees from 911 dispatch center suspended for delayed response in Cecil Mills death Video included

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There is new information in the investigation into the death of Cecil Mills. FOX 5 has learned four members of the 911 dispatch center have been suspended without pay for their role in the delayed response.
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Flash Flood Watch in effect for DC, portions of Md. and Va. until 10 pm

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A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 10 p.m. Friday for Washington D.C. and portions of Maryland and Virginia. More>>

Catania wants to halt DC 'yoga tax'

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A D.C. councilmember and mayoral candidate says he'll try to stop the city from imposing sales taxes on yoga classes and gym memberships. More>>

Process of electing DC attorney general begins

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District of Columbia elections officials are making nominating petitions available for candidates for attorney general. More>>

DC Council wants expanded medical marijuana access

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The D.C. Council wants doctors to be able to prescribe medical marijuana to any patient they think would benefit from it. More>>

Delays after tree crashes onto car in NW

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Traffic is delayed after a tree crashed onto a car in the northwest. The incident happened on the 4800 block of Cathedral Avenue. Traffic is closed on Cathedral Avenue from Idaho Avenue to New Mexico Avenue. More>>

Father's Day events around the DC area Video included

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It's a few days away until we celebrate fathers, grandfathers and father figures for being in our lives and being who they are. But what do we do with them? How do we treat our dads to a day they will enjoy and know they are appreciated? More>>

Cancer survivor, donor travel to Capitol Hill to encourage continued support for national marrow donor registry Video included

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12 million people have already done something you might want to consider doing. On Thursday, a leukemia survivor and her donor came to Capitol Hill urging support for the national marrow donor program and registry that brought the two together.
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Flash Flood Watch in effect until midnight for most of DC area Video included

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More storms that are expected to arrive Thursday afternoon and last until the night is causing a Flash Flood Watch to be issued for a large portion of the D.C. region until midnight.
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Man, juvenile arrested in DC slaying

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D.C. police say they've arrested an adult and a juvenile in a fatal shooting in northeast Washington. Thirty-three-year-old Rashard Raigns was shot in the early morning hours of June 4.
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Person killed in shooting in Southeast DC neighborhood Video included

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A young man was killed after gunfire rang out in a Southeast D.C. neighborhood where a number of D.C. police officers live. More>>

DC officers honored for heroic response during Navy Yard shooting Video included

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Many lives were lost on September 16th of last year. A lone gunman opened fire at the Washington Navy Yard. But lives were also saved because of the heroic efforts of first responders and officers. Some of them were honored Wednesday in the District. More>>

Manhole explosion on Connecticut Avenue in NW DC

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Fire and EMS personnel and police are responding to an explosion of a blown manhole cover on Connecticut Avenue and Macomb Street in Northwest D.C. More>>

Autopsy report shows local teen shot in back in confrontation with fugitive task force Video included

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The mother of a teenager killed in a shootout with members of a fugitive task force is raising questions about her son’s death after an autopsy shows he was shot in the back. More>>

DC mayoral nominee Bowser pledges to retain schools chancellor

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District of Columbia Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser says she would keep Kaya Henderson as chancellor of the District's public schools. More>>

Democratic DC mayoral nominee leads in fundraising

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Muriel Bowser has built a big fundraising lead over her biggest rival as she seeks to become the District of Columbia's next mayor. Bowser's latest financial report shows that she raised $858,000 over a three-month period.
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Man caught with gun in carry-on at Reagan National Airport

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Authorities say a man was allowed to board a flight from Washington to Houston after an unloaded handgun was confiscated from his carry-on bag. More>>

Bryce Harper causes stir after photo wearing Cowboys hat posted online Video included

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Bryce Harper has a way of making fans mad even when he's not playing. The injured outfielder was recently spotted on Twitter wearing a Dallas Cowboys hat. More>>

Carol Schwartz enters DC mayor's race Video included

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Former D.C. Councilmember Carol Schwartz issued a statement Monday saying she is entering D.C.'s mayoral race.
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High school student chefs from across the country compete in healthy school meals competition Video included

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Remember the days of mystery meat in school cafeteria lunches? Well, you may envy today's students. Not only is there a push to make high school cafeteria food more nutritious, but also more appetizing. Ten student chefs from around the country were in D.C. on Monday to show off their winning high school lunch recipes. More>>

Westboro Baptist, counter-protestors gather outside DC high school Video included

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A small group of Westboro Baptist Church members gathered Monday near a D.C. school to protest the school’s stance on homosexuality. More>>

Campaign to save the Smithsonian Folklife Festival Video included

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The National Mall is gearing up for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival later this month, but this could be its last one on the Mall. A turf battle has put the annual event in danger. Now there is a grassroots campaign that hopes to save the festival. More>>

Woman struck by dump truck in Northwest DC Video included

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A woman has been critically injured after being struck by a dump truck in Northwest D.C. Friday afternoon. More>>

Veterans observe D-Day at World War II Memorial Video included

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The granddaughter of General Dwight D. Eisenhower thanked those who carried out the D-Day invasion, telling them during a 70th anniversary commemoration Friday at the nation's World War II Memorial that "the world would have been a very different place" had their campaign failed. More>>

Navy beach master on D-Day: "It stays with you" Video included

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Of the roughly 73,000 American soldiers and sailors that took part in the D-Day invasion, some 2,500 were killed. One who survived that day is still living in the D.C. area, and Mort Caplin says he remembers it like it was yesterday.
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Mayor Gray, city leaders react to retirement of Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe Video included

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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, who solidly backed D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe every step of the way, told reporters Thursday the chief had "served the city well despite facing challenges." Other city leaders weren't as kind. More>>

DC Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe announces retirement Video included

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D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe is stepping down after a three year tenure marred by complaints and controversies. Mayor Vincent Gray confirmed Thursday that Ellerbe submitted his retirement paperwork.
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Deadly house fire still under investigation Video included

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It may take a while before investigators figure out what started a deadly house fire in the northeast. Fire crews were back at Isherwood and 16th Streets on Thursday. Eyewitnesses say an explosion destroyed that home and caused major damage to the neighboring rowhouses. More>>

D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe stepping down in July

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D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe confirmed to FOX 5 Wednesday night that he is retiring.  Ellerbe told FOX 5's Will Thomas he'll step down on July 2.
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Bugs, insects on the menu at Pestaurant on Pennsy in DC

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Hungry?  You might want to stop reading now.  The latest twist on fine dining in D.C. includes grasshoppers, grubs, scorpions and other bugs and insects.  So if you're in the mood for a grasshopper burger, this might be for you. 
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Explosion, two-alarm fire at NE DC row house, body found inside Video included

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Fire crews battled a two-alarm fire at a row house in northeast D.C. on Wednesday afternoon.  They say there was an explosion around 3:45 p.m. at the home, and police have since confirmed that a body was found inside the home. More>>

D.C. planners consider tolls for inbound traffic

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A new transportation plan for D.C. is floating the idea of establishing tolls for vehicle traffic at key entry points to the city. More>>

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