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The Nation's Capital Prepares for Hypothermia Season

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 12.03.2012 | DC
Jean-Michel Giraud

Having worked with the staff at DHS for several years now, I know that they would like nothing more than to shelter these families during the summer. As constituents, we need to give them the means to do that by advocating for adequate levels of funding for homeless services each year.

City Confidential: Discovering Washington D.C.

Posted 09.30.2012 | Black Voices

If stuffy politicians and historic monuments are all you think D.C. has to offer, you’re sadly mistaken. The nation’s capital is not only home...

An Exclusive Preview of 'Talon #0' from Scott Snyder

Bryan Young | Posted 11.24.2012 | Books
Bryan Young

talon01DC Comics is launching their first-ever series with a brand-new character from The New 52.

When the N-word Strikes in Chocolate City

Head-Roc | Posted 11.19.2012 | DC

This past weekend, I learned a lot about myself and where I am when it comes to responding to, and handling, the nuances of racism that black and brown people have to endure on a daily basis in our society.

Can Congress Come Out and Play?

Michael Winship | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
Michael Winship

Members hustled back to the capital all right, not to get much accomplished for the good of the nation but to party down at events designed to scrape every last nickel of campaign contributions from the jam pots of cash held by K Street lobbyists and special interests.

Barack Obama Washington, D.C. Graffiti and Street Art (PHOTOS)

Eric Shutt | Posted 11.13.2012 | DC
Eric Shutt

2012-09-13-obamagraffitti.jpgBarack Obama inspired his way into the White House in 2008 with a message that resonated on the streets of Washington, DC. Since then, depictions of the President have popped up across the nation's capital.

Cirque du Soleil's Totem Beats the Fab Five in Olympic Competition

Marlene Hall | Posted 03.04.2013 | DC
Marlene Hall

That's right. If Cirque du Soliel's Totem had to compete against the U.S. women's Fab Five in the Olympics, they would win.

The Fire of Adventure

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 09.30.2012 | Home
Zoe P. Strassfield

There are several paintings in the museum of people who donated money or collections, but this one wasn't a typical portrait. The man and woman in the painting were dressed in climbing gear and kneeling on a mountain summit, holding an American flag and the flag of the National Geographic Society.

SNEAK PEEK: Ms. Knope Goes To Washington

Posted 07.31.2012 | TV

Will Capitol Hill ever be the same once Leslie Knope is done with it? Viewers will soon find out when "Parks & Recreation" takes over Washington, DC i...

Delayed Reaction: A Conversation With Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner, Plus Chatting With Gyroskope's Todd Smith

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.16.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Blog Post About Sexual Assault Sparks Huge Response

The Washington Post | Petula Dvorak | Posted 07.15.2012 | DC

Liz Gorman did what the others didn’t. After she was sexually assaulted on a D.C. street in the middle of the day, she not only called police, she a...

Make It Simple for Congress to Find Your Legislative Priorities

David K. Rehr | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
David K. Rehr

Many Americans think they have little chance to impact Washington, given the professional army of lobbyists and lawyers who swarm Capitol Hill on a daily basis. But they would be wrong.

Violent Storms Leave Many Without Power Ahead Of Sweltering Day

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 08.30.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — Millions across the mid-Atlantic region sweltered Saturday in the aftermath of violent storms that pummeled the eastern U.S. with h...

We Can't Have It All, But We Can Give Her Credit

Ming Holden | Posted 08.28.2012 | Media
Ming Holden

Two main misconceptions have cropped up in the buzz around Anne-Marie Slaughter's current cover story in The Atlantic, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All."

Changing the World One Mind, One Song at a Time

Suzanne Skees | Posted 08.20.2012 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Grammy-nominated indie-jazz singer Carolyn Malachi teams up with The School Fund to keep students in school with the power of music. "Wherever ...

Watergate Scandal Still Leaves Questions 40 Years Later

AP | MARK S. SMITH | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Watergate's "what ifs" are still tantalizing. What if a security guard hadn't noticed tape on a door latch outside Democratic headquart...

Call To Action Forum Marks A Turning Point In Child Survival

Anthony Lake | Posted 08.13.2012 | Impact
Anthony Lake

It is no longer wishful thinking to imagine a world where the child mortality rates in the poorest countries reach those of wealthier nations, and where every child's right to survive can be realized.

PHOTOS: Williams Sisters Highlight D.C.'s Summer Tennis Schedule

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- With 20 Grand Slam singles titles and two Olympic Gold doubles medals between them, Venus Williams and Serena Williams have already stam...

Elise Foley

D.C. Resists U.S. Immigration Mandate | Elise Foley | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- District of Columbia council members said they plan to act swiftly on Tuesday to defy a federal immigration enforcement program the city...

Astronauts I Almost Met -- Attending the 2012 International Space Development Conference

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 08.04.2012 | DC
Zoe P. Strassfield

Last weekend, something very unusual happened -- I found myself in the right place at the right time. That was because the National Space Society was holding its 2012 International Space Development Conference right here in Washington, D.C., just a week after I'd moved in for my Congressional internship.

PHOTOS: CityDance The City Is Ours Performance

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Last Friday, 120-plus students from around the District of Columbia performed in the annual CityDance performance at the Atlas Theatre. ...

Who Invented Memorial Day?

Jim Downs | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Jim Downs

As America recognizes the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, we would do well to revisit the origins of Memorial Day among freedpeople in Charleston.

Beaten Woman's Husband Speaks Out, Denies Wrongdoing

AP | Posted 07.24.2012 | Crime

WASHINGTON — A marine biologist and television science commentator whose wife was brutally beaten in Washington last month says police have been...

Reno Road: The Way to Go

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 07.21.2012 | DC
Nancy Doyle Palmer

It's just under three miles -- a mere ribbon of a road connecting Chevy Chase to Massachusetts Avenue that embraces Tenleytown along the way -- but for me it registers almost every landmark of my Washington life.

Education Department issues guidelines for restraining, isolating disruptive students

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.16.2012 | Education
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan FerrissiWatch NewsIn response to simmering concerns over reported abuses, the U.S. Department of Education issued multiple guidelines Tuesd...