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The Capital Of Kink? Why Washington D.C. Is Often Ranked Among The Kinkiest Cities

The nation's capital has long been home to a thriving BDSM scene, and researchers say Washington is in fact one of the kinkiest places in the nation.

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Clips: Charting The Changes To Barracks Row From The Barber's Chair

In part three of our series "Clips," we'll meet a female barber whose clients include military men along D.C.'s Barracks Row.

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D.C. Firefighter Dies In Line Of Duty

A D.C. firefighter died today while responding to a fire in a high-rise apartment building in the Shaw neighborhood.

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Flipped Off, Part 3: As Development Spreads Across D.C., Can Regulators Keep Up?

The final installment of a three-part series: Owners of poorly flipped D.C. homes say the city government isn't equipped to provide proper oversight of developers, but the head of the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs says the agency is indeed up to the task.

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How The Smithsonian Is Building Its New, Sweeping Collection Of Black American Music

“I think it really smashes a lot of ideas about what the Smithsonian does and what it’s supposed to do,” one curator says of the African-American Museum’s growing collection.

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Flipped Off, Part 2: For The Developer From Great Falls, A Great Fall

The latest installment of a three-part series: How a prolific house flipper attracted not only the scrutiny of D.C. inspectors, but also the attention of the city's attorney general.

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Flipped Off: In D.C.'s Thriving Market For Renovated Homes, It's Buyer Beware

What happens when a family discovers that its home is a poorly renovated mess? And in a hot market that has attracted some unreliable and careless developers, can D.C.'s inspectors and regulators keep pace with the industry? This special three-part series looks at the perils of house flipping in the nation's capital.

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Illegal U-Turns Still Pose Big Problem On Pennsylvania Avenue Cycle Track

Despite promises to make it safer, the Pennsylvania Avenue cycle track in downtown D.C. continues to be plagued by illegal U-turns, leading to a spate of recent crashes.
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Work To Rebuild Rock Creek Park Trail To Begin This Fall

After years of delay, work is expected to start on the popular but crumbling walking and biking trail in Washington.

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Structure In Watergate Garage Collapses, Injuring 1 Person

First responders are picking through the rubble Friday after a structure within the Watergate complex collapsed.