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Friday, June 14, 2013

Crime Down At Montgomery County Metro Stations, Though Pickpocketing A Problem

While crime is down at Metro stations in Montgomery County stations, police say that pickpocketing has jumped in recent years.

In Wake Of Strong Storm, Over 6,000 Remain Without Power

The majority of the outages are split between Pepco and BG&E customers, but restorations are expected throughout Friday.

Sterling Home Destroyed By Oak Tree Uprooted During Storm

A 65-foot-tall oak tree came crashing down on a home on White Oak Drive in Sterling, Va. during Thursday afternoon's storm.

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.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Jeffrey Thompson Associate Charged In D.C. Corruption Case

A former employee of a D.C. businessman at the center of a federal corruption investigation has been charged with making straw political donations.

Kaine Confident In Congressional Effort To End Military Sexual Assaults

Lawmakers on both sides agree that an estimated 26,000 sexual assaults in the military last year is unacceptable.

Gun Control Debate Continues Six Months After Newtown

Family members of the victims of the Newtown shooting honored their lost loved ones in a remembrance at the Capitol.

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.