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Friday, May 31, 2013

Secretly Serving Trash To Strangers?

Sometimes the most delicious foods can come from the unlikeliest of places.

Sunken Ship DeBraak Reveals Its Secrets, Two Centuries Later

Two hundred and fifteen years after a British navy ship sank off the coast of Delaware, the public can now view the ship's remains.

D.C. Dives: Lil Pub Reflects Old Days On Capitol Hill

In our monthly look at D.C.'s dive bar scene, we head to the Lil Pub near Eastern Market.

PostSecret Participants Divulge Secrets Large And Small

We'll meet local secret-sharers who've participated in the community mail art project, PostSecret.

Caregiver Shares Secret Strain Of Caring For Parents

A woman caring for her parents tells an often unspoken truth: sometimes the caregiver needs help, too.

A D.C. Politician's Secret Woes And Shocking End

John A. Wilson was one of the most powerful men in D.C. politics, but he had a secret that would eventually drive him to suicide.

A 'Perfect Arrangement' In An Era Of Secrets

A world premiere in the sixth annual Source Festival tells the story of two seemingly picture-perfect 1950s couples who share a deep secret.

This Week On Metro Connection: Secrets

This week we'll bring you stories of things you can make, keep, or even carry to the grave: secrets.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Brown To Announce Running Mate Next Week In Howard County

The location of Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's announcement further fuels the expectation that he'll pick Howard County Executive Ken Ulman to run with him.

D.C. Bill Would Require Large Retailers To Pay Hourly Wage Of $12.50

Under the bill, large retailers making more than $1 billion a year in revenue would have to pay the new living wage.

Make It Three: Jack Evans To Join D.C. Mayoral Race

Evans will join D.C. Council colleagues Muriel Bowser and Tommy Wells in the race for the city's highest office.

D.C. Officials Go Back And Forth On '14 Primary Date

Some people want the city's primary to remain in April, while others would prefer June.

National Theatre Announces New Productions For 2013-2014

National Theatre is announcing an extensive slate of productions, including its first subscription season in more than a decade.

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley Appoints New Transportation Chief

Jim Smith will oversee the $3 billion-a-year Department of Transportation, where he will focus on the structural integrity of Maryland's bridges.

D.C. Legislator Wants To Close Down Businesses That Traffic In Stolen Phones

A bill being floated by Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6) would allow police to close down businesses that traffic in stolen mobile phones for 72 hours.