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National Zoo celebrating panda's first birthday

The National Zoo in Washington is throwing a panda party. More>>

DC holding school beautification day

Officials say nearly 5,000 volunteers are set to spruce up District of Columbia public schools ahead of the first day of class. More>>

Volunteers to hold flyer event for Relisha Rudd in DC Saturday

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Relisha Rudd vanished without at trace nearly six months ago, and the search for her continues. On Saturday afternoon, a dedicated group of volunteers will hand out flyers with her picture on them near the Washington Monument and in other spots around the city, and they're hoping to bring renewed attention to her disappearance. More>>

Nats hang with big fans at Children's National

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The Washington Nationals have been pretty busy winning lately, but on Friday, they took some time out to visit with kids who are winning in a different way. Manager Matt Williams gathered a few players for a trip to the Diabetes Care Complex at Children's National Hospital, where they met some big baseball fans. More>>

Washington Post editorials will no longer use the term "Redskins" Video included

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The Washington Post will no longer use the word "Redskins" in its editorials, the newspaper announced Friday. In an editorial posted on their website, the editorial board says it will no longer use what they refer to as a "slur."
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Snowy owl that survived bus hit dies in Minnesota

The snowy owl that captured the nation's capital attention when it perched at The Washington Post building and survived being hit by a bus has died. More>>

Southeast D.C. residents take a stand against increased violence

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D.C. has seen an increase in violence recently, with 25 people being shot across the District in just eight days. People who want to see a change in their community gathered at First Rock Baptist Church in southeast Washington on Thursday night to do something about it. More>>

Mendelson says he will appeal D.C. gun carry ruling Video included

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In an exclusive interview, D.C. City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson told FOX 5 on Thursday that he will appeal the gun carry ruling, making the information public for the first time. 
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Nats stretch streak to 10 with 1-0 win vs. D-Backs

Denard Span scored from second on third baseman Jordan Pacheco's throwing error in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals stretched their winning streak to 10 games with a 1-0 victory over the Arizona... More>>

DC fire chief says firefighters deserve tougher discipline Video included

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D.C.'s interim fire chief handed out discipline Thursday to three of the five firefighters who failed to help a dying man outside a firehouse last January.  None of them are losing their jobs.  In fact, one was found not guilty, one was given a reprimand, and one was given a lengthy suspension.  More>>

Mail carrier says she was assaulted over missing mail, but DC police tell different story

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A U.S. Postal Worker says she was assaulted by two women in a dispute over missing mail, but D.C. police tell a different story. They say she was the aggressor and the suspect instead, and that she may have called friends for help before officers arrived.
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Metro pays $4.2 million to settle lawsuit

The Washington area's Metro transit authority has paid $4.2 million to settle a lawsuit that accused it of awarding a no-bid technology contract. More>>

D.C. Police Union endorses Catania for mayor

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The D.C. Police Union announced Tuesday evening that it will endorse Council member David Catania for mayor.  More>>

IRS reviewing records from DC housing complex Video included

Criminal investigators from the IRS are reviewing records related to an affordable apartment complex in the District of Columbia that's become a flashpoint in the race for mayor. More>>

Redskins show solidarity with Ferguson protest Video included

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The Hands up, don't shoot protest has made its way to the NFL. The Washington Redskins secondary emerged from the stadium tunnel during pregame introductions Monday night with hands raised and palms forward. More>>

DC gun ruling is on hold, but having an effect

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Prosecutors in the District of Columbia have for now stopped charging people with carrying a handgun outside their home or business after a judge ruled a city law banning carrying a handgun unconstitutional. More>>

Pope confirms hopes for 3-city US trip in 2015 Video included

Pope Francis has confirmed he wants to go to the United States next year and is considering a three-city trip in September 2015: Philadelphia for a family rally, Washington to address Congress and New York to speak at the... More>>

Phil Simms considers not using 'Redskins' on TV

CBS lead analyst Phil Simms is considering referring to the Redskins only as "Washington" when he broadcasts the team's game against the Giants next month. More>>

Capital Beltway turns 50-years-old Video included

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If you've lived around the Washington metro area for more than five decades you may remember what it was like before the Capital Beltway. You may remember and all the congestion that came along with it too! More>>

Auto theft hits historic lows in DC, MD, VA Video included

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Crime statistics show auto theft is hitting historic lows throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Citing annual crime reports, AAA Mid-Atlantic reported Monday that auto theft in Maryland last year was the lowest ever reported, dating back to 1975. Virginia is also seeing its lowest vehicle theft rates in nearly 40 years. And in the District of Columbia, AAA says car theft has dropped by 60 percent over the past decade. The drops in the region are consistent with nation... More>>

DC teens attacked on street by 2 dogs Video included

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It was a terrifying ordeal for two teenagers in Southeast D.C. Both of them are recovering after being attacked in the street by two dogs. More>>

Howard University students describe the making of their hands up solidarity viral photo Video included

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Events in Ferguson, Mo., have not only triggered protests in the streets of that town, but all over the country because of the reach of social media. A powerful photo taken by Howard University students this week certainly showed the impact of social media. More>>

Al-Qaida urges abducted Md. man's family to press US for prisoner exchange Video included

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Al-Qaida urged the family of an American aid worker it abducted in Pakistan three years ago to demand that the U.S. government negotiate a prisoner exchange for his release. More>>

Surveillance video captures robbery Video included

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Police hope you can help them identify two persons of interest in connection with an armed robbery. Surveillance video captured the incident early Thursday morning on Brentwood Road in northeast.
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Rallies in DC honor Michael Brown, people who died at hands of police Video included

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Large crowds have gathered for peaceful vigils around Washington D.C. remembering Michael Brown, an 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a police officer in Missouri. More>>

Md. musician prized guitars go missing after falling out of trunk of vehicle Video included

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Doc Bodine loves the blues. But this week, he is feeling blue. He lost two of his prized guitars after the back window of his vehicle popped open and slid out onto the road. More>>

7 shot during violent night in DC Video included

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D.C. police are searching for suspects after a violent night in the district during which seven people were reportedly shot. More>>

Va. dermatologist charged with health care fraud Video included

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A northern Virginia dermatologist has been charged with health care fraud. Prosecutors say he overbilled patients and allowed unskilled workers do his job. More>>

1 arrested after DC officer shot in attempted carjacking, search continues for other suspects Video included

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A manhunt is on for at least two suspects after an off-duty D.C. police detective was shot multiple times during an attempted carjacking. Police say all of this began around 3 a.m. Wednesday on Suitland Parkway in Southeast D.C. They say multiple suspects tried to carjack the detective, proceeded to ram his vehicle and fired off several gunshots.
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Ice Bucket Challenge helps generate millions of dollars in donations in battle against ALS Video included

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If nominated, you are supposed to either dump the ice cold water over your head or donate money towards the fight to help strike out amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS. Now with all the videos being posted online, are they actually doing anything to help the cause? We found that they certainly are.
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DC Kenny Loggins fan reaches Kickstarter goal for living room concert

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 A D.C. man who started fundraising efforts online to try and get Kenny Loggins to play a live concert in his living room says nobody needs to worry about him.   
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St. Elizabeth's East Rise Demonstration Center opens in DC

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The doors officially open Wednesday at the new St. Elizabeth's East Rise Demonstration Center. It's a facility meant to engage and teach D.C. residents about computers and technology, so we sent guru Annie Yu over to check it out!
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Police searching for person of interest in Northeast DC apartment sex assault Video included

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D.C. police need your help in finding a man who is a person of interest in a sex assault case at a Northeast D.C. apartment. Police say he waited outside the secured apartment building, walked in after someone else swiped their keycard and then attacked a woman inside. More>>

Robin Williams remembered fondly by military Video included

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Robin Williams was a superstar in movies, on television and at comedy clubs. But some of his biggest laughs came at military bases.
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Jay Gruden's first camp with Redskins: Drama-free

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The Washington Redskins wrapped up their first training camp under new coach Jay Gruden on Tuesday and headed back up to northern Virginia with the players looking forward to a day off. More>>

Kidsave hosts older orphans and foster kids to help them find permanent families Video included

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Lots of children come to the Smithsonian's National Zoo with family. Some kids who were there on Monday are actually looking for a family. More>>

RGIII reflects on ups and downs at Redskins camp Video included

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In a span of a couple of minutes, Robert Griffin III overthrew a receiver on an out pattern, floated a ball deep into double coverage for an easy interception and misfired a screen pass. A little later Monday morning, he scrambled right and made a "wow" play — throwing on the run to hit DeSean Jackson in the back of the end zone for a 5-yard touchdown. More>>

Former White House press secretary James Brady's death ruled homicide Video included

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This week's death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who survived a gunshot wound to the head in a 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has been ruled a homicide, District of Columbia police said Friday. More>>

Could John Hinckley face charges after James Brady homicide ruling? Video included

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FOX 5 spoke to defense attorney Bernie Grimm about White House press secretary James Brady's death being ruled a homicide 33 years after the shooting that injured him. We asked him if he had ever heard of anything like this.
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FOX 5 Investigates: DC Councilmember Jack Evans' unpaid parking tickets get dismissed Video included

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Are D.C. city council members misusing their privileges? FOX 5 Chief Investigative Reporter Emily Miller has been doing a series on council members' unpaid parking tickets. We have looked into Councilmembers Marion Barry and Yvette Alexander. But for this investigation, it was Jack Evans' turn. More>>

DC woman paid company for rental help, but got a bogus address instead Video included

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A D.C. woman shelled out hundreds of dollars of her hard earned cash to a company that was supposed to help her find a rental home. But the only thing she claims the company delivered was a bogus address. Now they have got her money and she is still homeless. So she turned to FOX 5 for help.
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'House of Cards' filming in DC this weekend

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The "House of Cards" series is filming in the District of Columbia this weekend. More>>

Boston Marathon bombing suspect makes new push to move trial to DC

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Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have made a second push to move his trial out of Boston, arguing that he cannot get a fair trial there because of the emotional impact of the deadly attack. More>>

Pizza delivery app leaves out DC from list of delivery locations Video included

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A brand new pizza delivery app upset most of D.C. within hours of its debut. More>>

Toddler squeezes through White House fence Video included

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It's usually someone jumping over the White House fence that causes Secret Service agents patrolling the grounds to scramble. But on Thursday night, a toddler slipping through slats in the gate caught the eyes of the gun-toting officers who are charged with protecting the president. More>>

President Obama authorizes renewed airstrikes in Iraq Video included

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President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq Thursday night, warning they would be launched if needed to defend Americans from advancing Islamic militants and protect civilians under siege. His announcement threatened a renewal of U.S. military involvement in the country's long sectarian war. More>>

DMV dismisses all of DC Councilmember Yvette Alexander's unpaid parking tickets Video included

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On Wednesday, we told you about Marion Barry's unpaid parking tickets. FOX 5 Chief Investigative Reporter Emily Miller has been looking into all of the city council members unpaid tickets as well. More>>

RadPad app aims to help people find rentals easier, faster in the DC area Video included

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Looking for a place to rent? With all the colleges and government agencies, the D.C. area is a pretty transient place and a lot of people are looking for rentals. A new app is helping make that dreadful and tedious search a whole lot easier. It's called RadPad and is super easy to use. More>>

VIDEO: Emily Miller asks Marion Barry about unpaid parking tickets Video included

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D.C. Councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry was involved in a car accident last Saturday night that forced him to pay thousands of dollars in unpaid parking tickets.  FOX 5 chief investigative reporter Emily Miller has been looking into Barry’s ticket problems for weeks, and found that this is a tale of two license plates. More>>

Obama to sign veterans' health care overhaul

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Veterans are expected to have an easier time getting government-paid health care from local doctors under a bill that President Barack Obama is set to sign into law Thursday.
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Nationals Jayson Werth garden gnomes are hot sellers on eBay

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Dozens of Washington Nationals fans are cashing into on the demand for a Jayson Werth garden gnome. More>>

DC nightclub where 'The Wire' actor was stabbed has liquor license suspended Video included

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D.C.'s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has voted unanimously to suspend the liquor license of Cafe Asia. It comes in the wake of a stabbing Saturday night that left a well-known actor and musician from the D.C. area injured. More>>

DC's most beloved dog, Romo, moving out of Adams Morgan neighborhood Video included

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We are certainly in the middle of the dog days of summer right now. But in one Adams Morgan neighborhood, every day is a dog's day. And that dog's name is Romo. This pooch has become a beloved local celebrity in D.C. But sadly for many, all of that is about to change. More>>

DC tops Forbes' list of 'America's Coolest Cities' Video included

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Is the nation’s capital really the coolest place to live? Forbes says so. Washington, D.C. sits atop Forbes’ 2014 list of America’s coolest cities. 
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Amazon expands same-day delivery service to 6 cities, including DC metro area

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Hate to wait? Well, if you live in DC and you’re ordering on Amazon.com, wait no more. Starting Wednesday, Amazon is expanding its same-day delivery service to six more cities, including DC!
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DC residents to vote on whether to legalize pot

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District of Columbia residents will vote in November on whether to legalize marijuana. The D.C. Board of Elections voted Wednesday to add an initiative on marijuana legalization to the November ballot. More>>

Deadly car accident closes streets in northeast Video included

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A deadly accident in the northeast left portions of H Street closed Wednesday morning. The accident happened on the 1400 block of Florida Avenue just after 4 a.m. A witness says they think the car was going about 100 miles an hour before it went airborne, crashed, and burst into flames. More>>

DC Councilmember Marion Barry pays outstanding traffic tickets

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Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has paid his outstanding traffic tickets after accumulating more than $2,800 in fines over the past two and a half years. More>>

Renowned photographer helping DC kids chase their dreams with 'Pictures of Hope' Video included

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In Southeast D.C. on Tuesday, some young people were asked to focus on their future, but it is more literal than you might think. This is a story about kids, cameras and one woman caring enough to make a difference. More>>

DC resident encounters pests, fungus growing in her government subsidized apartment Video included

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A D.C. woman found some unexpected house guests in her apartment. She claims behind her walls is a breeding ground for pests, fungus and possibly mold. She took her complaint to FOX 5 to get some answers. More>>

Actor Anwan Glover talks with FOX 5 after DC nightclub stabbing Video included

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Actor Anwan Glover is speaking exclusively to FOX 5 just days after he was stabbed at a D.C. nightclub. Glover, who lives in the area in Maryland, is known for his roles on HBO's “The Wire,” and more recently, in the film “12 Years a Slave.”
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DC streetcar operator training underway Video included

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If you took H Street to work Monday morning, you may have noticed something new on the road -- streetcars. Training began today for the operators and it also gave officials a good idea of the problems that might come when the streetcars are put into service. More>>

Marion Barry out of hospital after crash in DC Video included

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Former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry is out of the hospital after a weekend traffic accident. Barry resumed his public appearances Sunday. More>>

DC begins training streetcar operators in traffic Video included

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The D.C. Department of Transportation will begin training streetcar operators in traffic for the first time this week along H Street and Benning Road in northeast Washington. More>>

Marion Barry involved in wrong-way crash in DC Video included

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Former D.C. Mayor and current Councilman Marion Barry was involved in a wrong-way crash in D.C. on Saturday night.  The accident happened in the 2900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue SE. More>>

Federal employees caught and admit to watching porn at work Video included

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According to new documents, employees at the Federal Communications Commission were caught surfing porn sites for hours over extended periods of time.
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Art-o-mat: Vending machines selling little canvasses of art popping up around the country Video included

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It’s a big win for artists trying to get the word out about what they do. Their art is now popping up in places you might not expect. To be more specific, the art is dropping down from an old familiar place. More>>

Sweepstakes scam claims to be DC agency Video included

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Everyone dreams of winning the lottery. That is what scammers are betting on. Only now, there is a new twist on these lottery or sweepstakes scams posing as a local D.C. government agency. More>>

112 people arrested outside White House at protest against US deportations Video included

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Police say they have arrested 112 people for blocking traffic outside the White House during a rally called to protest U.S. policies on deporting migrants in the country illegally. More>>

Marion Barry's son jailed after latest arrest

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Court documents show the only son of former District of Columbia mayor Marion Barry has been jailed after he was caught driving on a revoked license. More>>

DC chancellor 'disappointed' with flat test scores

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Newly released test scores show largely stagnant proficiency in math and reading for District of Columbia public school students. More>>

Eric Cantor steps down as House majority leader Video included

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Rep. Eric Cantor used his farewell as House majority leader Thursday to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that he said is rife with instability and terror. More>>

Teen beaten by Israeli border patrol visits Capitol Hill Video included

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Tariq Khadeir, the Florida teen who was beaten by the Israeli border patrol at the beginning of the conflict is back in Tampa and will be in D.C. Friday to appear at a hearing on Capitol Hill. More>>

Man arrested for stabbing transgender teen on Green Line Metro train Video included

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Metro says a 15-year-old transgender person identifying as a female was stabbed on a Green Line Metro train Wednesday afternoon. More>>

Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

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A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters. More>>

DC considering options on handgun ban ruling during 90-day stay Video included

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The clock is ticking as D.C. leaders have 90 days to come up with a plan to defend its handgun ban. More>>

Carol Schwartz touts education record in DC mayoral bid

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Former D.C. councilmember Carol Schwartz says she has a stronger record on education than either of her opponents in the race for mayor, especially a fellow independent who has made education the centerpiece of his campaign. More>>

Police shot man in leg in southeast Video included

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D.C. police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened overnight. The shooting occurred around midnight in the 2500 block of Minnesota Avenue, southeast.
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Shortlist of potential new FBI headquarters sites released Video included

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Three possible locations for the new FBI Headquarters in the D.C. area have been identified, a joint panel of the General Services Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Tuesday.
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Judge delays his ruling against DC handgun ban Video included

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A federal judge Tuesday granted a 90-day stay on his ruling Saturday allowing District residents with registered handguns to carry them outside the home. More>>

DC mayor signs bill banning Styrofoam Video included

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That Styrofoam food container you may get your lunch in will soon be illegal in the District. Mayor Vincent Gray signed legislation on Tuesday that will prohibit the distribution of the containers starting in 2016. More>>

Capitol Hill temporarily banned from editing Wikipedia pages Video included

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What should most staffers on Capitol Hill be spending their time on? It turns out that Wikipedia is what a lot of people up here are occupied with and the online encyclopedia has banned edits from computers on Capitol Hill for ten days.
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DC asks stay of order that struck down handgun ban Video included

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Lawyers for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying handguns outside the home. More>>

DC files motion for stay in gun ruling -- What does it mean? Video included

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A federal court judge has ruled the District’s law against carrying a handgun in public is unconstitutional. The Office of the Attorney General has been fighting this lawsuit since 2009. Now that it has lost, the District wants a stay. What does that mean? More>>

Obama gets emotional over Malia going to college

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President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away that is already on his mind. More>>

Cheers To The Weekend: Danny Lledo of Slate Wine Bar + Bistro Video included

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It's Friday night and time to unwind and give cheers to the weekend! Danny Lledo, manager of Slate Wine Bar + Bistro is sharing his recipe for his Valencian Roses drink.
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Silver Line opens: What you need to know Video included

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Metro officially opens the first phase of the Silver Line to passengers this weekend, and they say they're ready.  Are you?  Here's some important info to help make your first ride a smooth one. More>>

New DNA crime fighting tool in the District Video included

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The District of Columbia is about to become the first city in the nation to use a revolutionary new crime fighting tool. It is a lab device that can analyze DNA in just over an hour and gives investigators the answers they need in just a fraction of the time it takes now. More>>

Parkmobile provides FOX 5 with tips to avoid getting DC parking tickets Video included

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Drivers in Washington, D.C. use the Parkmobile app on their smartphones to make it easy to pay the meters and avoid parking tickets. However, many people -- myself included -- have found those telltale pink slips on their cars even though they paid with the app. On Friday, I spoke with an executive at Parkmobile about the problem and how to avoid getting parking tickets. More>>

Judge revokes bond of DC officer charged with attempted murder of wife

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A Prince George's County judge revoked the bond of a Metropolitan Police Department officer charged with trying to kill his wife for violating a stay-away order by sending her text messages and initiating visits. More>>

Former contractor says she was attacked by rats at DC's Providence Hospital Video included

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It is an odd and very disturbing story. A hospital contractor in Northeast D.C. was attacked by rats on the job and they are the same rats she says are eating bodies in the morgue. More>>

Mistrial declared for DC officer charged with attempted murder of wife

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A mistrial was declared Thursday for a D.C. police officer charged with attempted murder of his wife. More>>

DC police say they issued 5 pot citations in 1st week of new decriminalization law Video included

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Police in the District of Columbia issued five citations for marijuana possession in the first week of a new law that decriminalized possessing small amounts of marijuana. More>>

Weekend Watch for July 25-27 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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'Where's Baby? Look Before You Lock' campaign aims to protect children from being left in hot cars Video included

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The federal government is stepping up its efforts to try to prevent deaths of nearly three dozen babies every year in this country -- children accidentally left to die in hot cars. More>>

ParkingTicket.com offers to fight DC parking tickets FREE on behalf of FOX 5 viewers Video included

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After our story on unfair D.C. parking tickets aired Thursday, we heard from dozens and dozens of people who are fed up, too.  Now, a New Jersey-based company is offering to fight tickets on behalf of our viewers-- FREE!!!!
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FOX 5 Investigates: DC parking ticket fight Video included

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There's a good chance that most of you who are reading this have gotten a parking ticket in D.C. at one time. It's always frustrating -- even if you deserve it. But what if you didn’t deserve it? You parked legally, your tags were up to date and you still got a ticket on your windshield? Would you take on the fight? More>>

House panel clears way for vote on Obama lawsuit Video included

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Over Democratic objections, Republicans cleared the way Thursday for a House vote on legislation authorizing an election-year lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of failing to implement the 4-year-old health care law as it was written. More>>

Questions surround DC gun arrest of poultry executive at congressional office building Video included

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A South Carolina pork-and-poultry executive was charged after police say he tried to enter a congressional office building in Washington with a loaded handgun. 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>>

Another man charged with bringing gun to Cannon House Office Building Video included

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U.S. Capitol Police say a South Carolina man has been arrested after officers found a gun in his bag when he tried to enter the Cannon Building. More>>

Rep. Mica: Have to be 'high' to think DC should become 51st state Video included

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Earlier this week, President Barack Obama said he supports statehood for the District of Columbia. But Florida Congressman John Mica believes otherwise. He told us anyone who thinks D.C. should be a state must be high. More>>

Trump: DC hotel will be among world's best Video included

Donald Trump has big plans for the Old Post Office building, a historic structure in downtown Washington that he's pledging to transform into the city's most luxurious hotel. As for the White House, four blocks away? He's not saying. More>>

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>>

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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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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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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