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Gray: Council's Soccer Stadium Plan 'Not the Best' for D.C. Taxpayers

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray ripped a city council subcommittee's decision to move forward with plans to build a stadium for DC United at Buzzard Point without securing a land swap for the city.

Schedule of Memorial Events for Marion Barry Released

The family of Marion Barry released funeral plans Tuesday for the former D.C. mayor and council member who died Sunday at age 78.

Pepco Steadies for Wintry Weather Ahead of Holiday

Pepco says it is ready to respond to potential outages stemming from a winter weather system passing through the metropolitan region Wednesday.

Chefs Come Together at D.C.-Area Gala to Support Healthy Babies

The D.C. area's top chefs, bartenders and vintners gathered Nov. 12 at the Ritz-Carlton Washington D.C. Hotel for the 18th Annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala.

Comcast Grant to Decrease Digital Divide for D.C. Youth

Thanks to a generous grant, children in the Greater Washington Area will develop a more enhanced knowledge of the digital world and potentially increase their passion for technology.

Group Combats Homelessness with 'Blessing Bags'

A local nonprofit continued its efforts to provide members of a vulnerable population with the bare essentials during an event that raised thousands of dollars in donations.

Marion Barry: Remembered as the People's Champion

Marion Shepilov Barry Jr., always admitted to being human, possessing flaws and foibles that sometimes tripped him up and enmeshed him in controversy, but it was this reality and the redemptive quality of his life that drew him so closely ...

Redskins Hold Food Giveaway at FedEx Field

The Washington Redskins, in conjunction with the team's charitable foundation, will host a food giveaway from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday during the team's 12th annual Harvest Feast at FedEx Field.

Public Invited to Sign Condolence Book for Marion Barry

District residents have been invited to sign an official book of condolence for Marion Barry, the four-term mayor and Ward 8 D.C. Council member who died Sunday.

Youths Take to Social Media to Grieve Marion Barry, Decry Negative Coverage

When Marion Barry died in the wee hours of Sunday morning, young people grieved him just as much as their elders did, except they mourned in their generation's way — through social media.

Marion Barry Interview with Oprah to Air Sunday

An interview between Oprah Winfrey and Marion Barry that was filmed soon after the release this summer of his autobiography will proceed as scheduled at 9 p.m. Sunday.

Marion Barry, D.C.'s 'Mayor for Life,' Dead at 78

D.C. Council member Marion S. Barry, the venerable former four-time mayor and civil rights activist, died early Sunday at the District's United Medical Center, just hours after he was discharged from Howard University Hospital. He was 78.

Wizards' Wall, Beal Host Thanksgiving Giveaway at SE School

Washington Wizards stars Bradley Beal and John Wall partnered Thursday to host "Backcourt Baskets" at John H. Ketcham Elementary School in Southeast, giving away 400 Thanksgiving baskets to the entire student and teacher population.

D.C. Puppet Slam Brings Loads of Laughter

Local artists recently displayed their skills of puppetry, much to the delight of children and adults alike.

'My Brother's Keeper' Taking Root in D.C.

Washington, D.C., is one of the newest members of the "My Brother's Keeper" community. The MBK Community Challenge Local Action Summit brought together representatives from organizations citywide. The Nov. 18 gathering at the St. Elizabeths campus on Alabama Avenue in ...