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Metro Sued over Background Check Policy

Two civil rights organizations supported by a D.C. law firm recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of nine plaintiffs against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and three of its contractors, charging an unfair usage of criminal background checks.

Young Inventors Take Thingamajig by Storm

For one glorious summer day last week, thousands of young people enjoyed the fruits of their creative labor.

Historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit Convenes

Officials are set to convene a three-day U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit on Capitol Hill beginning Monday.

Nigerian Students Welcomed in P.G. County

Ten Nigerian teenagers listened and smiled as local dignitaries showered them with accolades for their participation in a Global Youth LeaderShape Summit.

Judge's Ruling Upends D.C. Gun Ban

A federal judge granted a 90-day stay Tuesday in a recent ruling that declared D.C.'s ban on citizens carrying handguns in public as unconstitutional, a delay welcomed by city officials and law enforcement who had scrambled to comply with the ...

Baker Lauds Opening of Metro Silver Line

Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker called Saturday's Phase 1 opening of the Metro Silver Line the dawn of a new day for public transportation and economic development in the Washington Metropolitan region.

P.G. County Launches War Commemoration Events

Prince George's County is joining D.C., Baltimore and other area jurisdictions for a monthlong commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the 1814 Chesapeake Campaign during the War of 1812.

Chuck Brown's Final Album Set for August Release

Chuck Brown's final album, "Beautiful Life" will be released Aug. 19.

Md. Teen Selected to Play with Pro Golfers on Champions Tour

The First Tee of Greater Washington, DC is sending Micaa' Thomas to compete in the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, an official Champions Tour event that will be held September 26-­28 and televised internationally on Golf ...

SE Residents Push Back at Developers' Demolition Plans

Residents of the Barry Farm public housing units and Park Chester apartments in Southeast D.C. will converge on the zoning commission's Northwest headquarters Monday in a continued show of force against plans to demolish their homes.

D.C. to Hold Free Festival for Humanities, Arts, Technology

The Humanities, Arts & Technology Festival is the first of its kind, featuring a main performance area and five themed tents focused on music, visual arts and graphic design, food, technology and children's activities.

Civil War Museum Honors All-Black Unit

Mark "Ranger" Jones can vividly recall skydiving with a former president, taking a risk to start his own business and working as a military adviser on a major film.

D.C. Celebrates the Life of Robert Moore, 'Mr. Columbia Heights'

Hundreds of people, including the mayor of the District and two D.C. Council members, commemorated the life and accomplishments of the late Robert Moore, known affectionately to many as "Mr. Columbia Heights" on Saturday, July 19 at Shiloh Baptist Church ...

Ben's Chili Bowl to Open Reagan Airport Location on Wednesday

Ben's Chili Bowl, the landmark D.C. restaurant that has for decades been an historic part of city culture, will celebrate the opening of its first airport location Wednesday during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Reagan National Airport.

Bowser to Hold Soccer Stadium Hearings

D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) will hold public hearings next week on a proposal to build a soccer stadium in the city.