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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Prosecutors Say That Helicopter Video Leaked By Manning Helped Enemy

The video showed an Apache helicopter killing 12 men, including two journalists, and prosecutors said it revealed military tactics and procedures to the enemy.

Census Reports That D.C. Is Growing Younger and Whiter

As D.C. has grown in recent years, it has also attracted more white and young residents.

FTC Chimes In On Proposed D.C. Taxicab Regulations

The federal agency says that it's concerned that new rules could make it harder for app-based taxi-hailing services to operate in the city.

Snow Day: School Closings In The Washington D.C. Region

An updated listed of school closings in the Washington D.C. region.

Snow Day

An updated listed of school closings in the Washington D.C. region.

Community Responds To Vicious Attack On D.C. Bike Path

Elected officials, cycling advocates and residents are taking part in safety walks along the Metropolitan Branch Trail only days after a cyclist was attacked by a group of juveniles.

Friday, June 14, 2013

The Elcie Diaries: Setting Sail Across The Pacific

In the latest in our Elcie Diaries series, we'll tag along as Maryland residents Richard and Jessica Johnson begin a long sailing trip across the Pacific Ocean.

Papa Bird Nurtures Dozens Of Injured Owlets

For the past 12 years, a great horned owl named Papa G'Ho has acted as a surrogate parent for more than two-dozen owlets at the Wildlife Center of Virginia.

The Location: The Pool Hall That Inspired Father Of D.C. Jazz

In the latest edition of "the location," we'll visit the former site of Frank Holliday's Pool Hall, one of the city's most important cultivators of African-American musical talent.

Door To Door: Logan Circle, D.C., And Seven Oaks Evanswood, Md.

This week's Door to Door visits Logan Circle in Northwest D.C., and the Seven Oaks Evanswood neighborhood of Silver Spring, Md.

Comedy Writer Mines Parenting Gold For Blog, Book

Adrian Kulp has gone from working in the Hollywood entertainment world to blogging as a dad. Now those two worlds are about to come together.

Same-Sex Partners Reflect On Decision To Become Dads

When Kevin Sturtevant and Steve Geishecker started dating nearly two decades ago, they had no idea they'd one day be dads.

Teen Dad Graduates High School With Daughter At His Side

Seventeen-year-old Dameion Agee is about to graduate from high school... with his one-year-old daughter in tow.

Quadriplegic Dad Shares Joys, Challenges Of Raising Triplets

Twenty-six years ago, Richie Lynch was paralyzed in a diving accident. Twelve years ago, he became the father of triplets.

This Week On Metro Connection: Fatherhood

In honor of Father's Day, we've dedicated a show to dads.