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For Anniversary Of President's Death, Ford's Theatre Focuses On Mrs. Lincoln

The very theater where President Lincoln was assassinated 150 years ago is remembering the woman who felt that great loss most accutely — The Widow Lincoln.

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New Documents Shed Light On John Geer Shooting In Fairfax County

More than 11,000 pages of documents were released Friday into the shooting of John Geer by Fairfax County Police, and they include statements by police saying Geer was unarmed and had his hands up at the time of his shooting.

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New Guidelines Expand The Pool Of Nominees For Helen Hayes Awards

The number of awards has nearly doubled for the Helen Hayes awards this year, according to new guidelines set down by theatreWashington.

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Crimes Of All Kinds Down Metro This Year

Metro's latest statistics show crime on the transit system is at a five-year low.

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4 Reasons Why It's Veto Season At The White House

In his first six years in office, President Obama issued just two vetoes, the fewest of any president going all the way back to James Garfield. But that's about to change.
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Norton Introduces Bill That Would Eliminate Congressional Approval Of D.C. Budget

With Republicans now in charge at the Capitol, you wouldn't think Norton would be optimistic about the chances of passing budget autonomy. But the D.C. representative sees a silver lining in this newly divided government.
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Virginia Republicans Put Up Stiff Opposition To Gun Control Measures

As Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe makes a pushes for tougher gun control measures, Republicans in Richmond are fighting back.
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McDonnell Hopeful That Conviction Could Be Overturned, Says Priest

Bob McDonnell's priest says the former Virginia governor is hopeful that an appeals court will overturn his conviction for public corruption.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Jan. 30, 2015

Are people getting more negative or has the world always been this miserable? You can see two plays about people struggling to make sense of it all.
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The Bounce: The Week In Music News From WAMU's Bandwidth

Tom Petty gets a piece of Sam Smith's pie, Blink-182's soap opera hits a climax, and we get a deep dive into how the D.C. Record Fair came to be.

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Scientists, General Public Have Divergent Views On Science, Report Says

A Pew Research Center study shows that the two groups disagree most strongly on the safety of GM foods, the use of animals in research, climate change and human evolution.
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Food Industry Drags Its Heels On Recyclable And Compostable Packaging

A new report from two environmental groups reviewed the recyclability and compostability of packaging from 47 food companies. It found few examples of companies that have prioritized waste reduction.