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Friday, April 11, 2014

D.C. Fire Lieutenant Who Did Not Respond To Man's Collapse Retires

The D.C. Fire lieutenant accused of not responding to a man who collapsed across the street from her fire station is retiring — and avoiding repercussions.

On the Coast: Presbyterian Church Keeps The Faith For 300 Years

Rehoboth Presbyterian Church was founded on the banks of the Pocomoke River in 1706, and calls itself the oldest Presbyterian church in America.

DCPS Seeks To Fortify The Building Blocks of Reading

DCPS is in the midst of a major revamp of its reading curriculum.

On Reston's 50th Birthday, Founder Recalls Inspiration For New Kind Of Suburb

Reston, Va. turns 50 years old this years year, and the town's 100-year-old founder Robert Simon explains how the community right near Dulles International Airport came to be.

The Secretive Couple Behind D.C.'s Folger Shakespeare Library

We'll talk with the author of a new book about Henry and Emily Folger, the couple behind D.C.'s legendary Folger Shakespeare Library.

D.C. Ranks No. 2 For Energy Star Buildings; What Does That Mean?

Next to Los Angeles, D.C. has more Energy Star certified buildings than any U.S. city. But what exactly does that mean?

Where Does The Washington Football Team's Controversial Name Come From?

Where does the term "redskin" come from, and how has it been used over the years? We go in search of answers.

Archaeologists Hope Dig Will Unearth Baltimore's Forgotten History

Preservationists in Baltimore are working to unearth forgotten history from the War of 1812, with an archeological dig starting later this month.

This Week On Metro Connection: Origins

We're going back to square one, turning back the hands of time, and getting at the root of the matter with a show we're calling "Origins."

Moving The Synagogue... Again: A New Museum For D.C.'s Jewish Community

The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington is planning a new museum that will bring the story of Washington's Jewish community to life.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

FBI Adds 1976 Bethesda Murder Suspect To 'Most Wanted' List

William Bradford Bishop Jr. is accused of bludgeoning his wife, mother, and his three children to death inside their Bethesda home in 1976, and the FBI says he may still be alive.

Pond Search Completed In Alexandria Murder Investigation

Police officials say the FBI helped them with the search for evidence, but they won't say what they found, if anything.

D.C. Fire Lieutenant Who Did Not Respond To Man's Collapse Files Retirement Papers

The D.C. Fire Department lieutenant accused of not responding to a man who collapsed across the street from her fire station is moving closer to retirement, and that means she could avoid any discipline in the case.

Cherry Blossoms Reach Peak Bloom

The National Park Service says Washington's cherry blossom trees have reached peak bloom this week as predicted.

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