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Monday marked the international event Car-Free Day. But in the D.C. area, plenty of residents are going without a vehicle, and the number of car-free residents is likely to grow.
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Ravens Owner Steve Bisciotti Pins Report On Ray Rice

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti says reports that the Baltimore Ravens asked for leniency in the domestic violence case of Ray Rice come from the running back himself, in a bid for leniency from the NFL.

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D.C. Cab Companies Blame Steep Declines In Revenue On Ridesharing

Taxicab companies in the District say unregulated "ridesharing" services like UberX are eating into their bottom line by taking street hails, and they want that to change.

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Cuccinelli Claims PAC Shortchanged His Campaign

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A lawsuit by Republican Ken Cuccinelli says a political action committee raised large amounts of money invoking his name in email solicitations despite giving only a pittance to his 2013 campaign.

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Lawmakers Demand Answers After Man With Knife Scales White House Fence

Lawmakers in the D.C. region are demanding explanations of Secret Service after a 42-year-old Army veteran scaled a fence and ran across the White House lawn with a knife in his pocket on Friday.

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Plan For Lights At T.C. Williams Football Field In Alexandria Chafes Neighbors

City leaders in Alexandria, Virginia, are about to consider a controversial proposal to allow lights at a high school football stadium next to a residential neighborhood.

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Police Searching For 'Person Of Interest' In Hannah Graham's Disappearance

Authorities are continuing to search the apartment of a man they believe is the last person seen with Hannah Graham, the missing University of Virginia student, before she disappeared. They want the public's help.
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For Some D.C. Residents, Every Day Is Car-Free Day

Monday marked the international event Car-Free Day. But in the D.C. area, plenty of residents are going without a vehicle, and the number of car-free residents is likely to grow.
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D.C. Police Crack Down On Bicycling Violations

The MPD is in the process of enforcing bicycling laws, writing tickets for all kinds of violations.
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Prosecutor Says White House Intruder Had 800 Rounds Of Ammunition In Car

Omar J. Gonzales, 42, jumped a fence and made it past the White House's North Portico doors before being apprehended by the Secret Service.

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Now That's An Artifact: See Mary Cassatt's Pastels At The National Gallery

Cassatt gave the three well-loved, wooden boxes of pastels to a friend's 10-year-old granddaughter, who later recalled: "I wasted lots of them on playing and swapping them with my friends."
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Treasury Announces New Steps To Reduce Corporate Tax Dodges

The Treasury said corporations were increasingly moving their parent companies overseas to dodge U.S. taxes. The Treasury said the practice erodes the tax base.
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As Run-Ins Rise, Police Take Crash Courses On Handling Mentally Ill

As the availability of mental health services has declined, many police departments have trained Crisis Intervention Teams to respond to people with mental illness.
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Germany's New Economy Minister Takes Aim At Arms Exports

The nation is the world's third-largest arms exporter, and many weapons go to countries with questionable human rights records. Sigmar Gabriel wants to change that — but not all Germans are on board.
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India's Orbiter To Join NASA's Maven Around Mars – On A Shoestring

India's Mars Orbiter Mission is set to reach Mars on Wednesday, just days after a U.S. NASA probe began its orbit around the Red Planet. The difference? India did it on a much tighter budget.
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Airstrikes Move To Syria, Target More Than Just ISIS

The strikes, supported by five Arab nations, are a major escalation in the campaign and hit other extremist groups, including one that the Pentagon says is planning to attack U.S. interests.
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French Citizen Is Kidnapped In Algeria By Islamist Splinter Group

The man was captured just hours after the Islamic State called on its followers to launch attacks against French citizens.