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Gunman Killed, Multiple Victims in Mass Shooting at Washington, D.C.'s Navy Yard

Officials have confirmed that at least 13 people are dead. 

Reuters

The Problem With Living Wage Bills Aimed at Walmart

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray just vetoed a measure that would have effectively established two very different minimum wages in the city.

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As Cuts to SNAP Benefits Loom, Food Pantries Can Only Guess How to Prepare

Will anti-hunger groups across the country be expected to provide millions of extra meals next year, or billions?

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D.C. Wants to Impose a Ridiculous 24-Hour Waiting Period for Getting a Tattoo

It's your body, but it's not your choice. 

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Friday's NASA Rocket Launch Will Be Visible From South Carolina to Maine

Here's how to maximize the chances of spotting the flaming Minotaur V, scheduled for an 11:27 p.m. EDT blast-off.

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San Diego's Pandas Are So Much Better at Sex Than D.C.'s

The National Zoo may have an adorable new cub, but it was no simple feat.

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Why Is D.C. Abandoning an Effective Program That Keeps Kids Out of Jail?

The city's youth court just ran out of funding. Will anyone swoop in to save it?

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Nevada Prosecutors Want to Jail People for Chalk Art

Anti-police brutality activists in Las Vegas are facing graffiti and property defacement charges. 

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The March on Washington, Then and Now

Photos of the benchmark 1963 event, side-by-side with images from today.

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Urbanism for Introverts: Why Cities Need Quiet Spaces

Why cities need quiet spaces.

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D.C.'s Panic and Fear the Day Before the March on Washington

Memories from history's wild imagination, 50 years later.

We've Entered the Age of the 'Anti-Mall'

Even the suburbs have figured out that walkable retail, not enclosed big box stores surrounded by parking lots, is the way to go.

Mike Riggs

Can You Top This Horror Story About a Disastrous Upstairs Neighbor?

We’d like to see you try. (Really.)

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The Prisoner Suicide Puzzle

The D.C. Jail has seen a rash of suicide deaths in the last six months. Will their latest efforts make an impact?

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How East Coast Tech Startups Became a Downtown Phenomenon

New zip code analysis shows a concentration of urban investment along the Boston-Washington corridor.

The Secret to D.C.'s Stunning Population Growth? Old People

Lessons on preserving the urban core from the nation's capital.

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Eco-Friendly Trend of the Day: Using Goats to Graze D.C. Cemetery Grounds

Their task? Chew down an acre worth of poison ivy and other plants invading trees and gravestones.

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What Happens When a Woman Has to Give Birth on a Subway Platform?

In Washington, D.C., this morning, Metro passengers found out.

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Bizarre Vandalism Incident of the Day: D.C.'s Green Paint Bandit Strikes Again

Splatters were found in the National Cathedral and on the Joseph Henry Statue today, and a suspect has been arrested.