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Two D.C. Council members are inquiring about the fire department's apparatus, as fire and city officials push back against a report in The Washington Times citing senior department sources who said a lack of reserve vehicles contributed to a woman's death in a fire late Tuesday.'I am scheduled to ...

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Defense witness Joshua Matthews was charged with failing to appear in court Thursday afternoon for delaying proceedings in the trial of James Alex Fields Jr., an Ohio man charged in connection with killing a counterprotester during the 2017 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.Judge Richard Moore ordered Mr. ...

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The Redskins' long-term future - specifically, where they will play - we don't know. But we do know that there will be a football team playing in 2020, in the District of Columbia, at Audi Field, a stadium the city helped build.That much we know.And it ought to ...

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HANOVER, Md. (AP) - Police in Maryland say a real estate agent was found dead of an apparent homicide inside a model home.Citing an Anne Arundel County police release, news outlets report the body of 33-year-old Steven Bernard Wilson was found dead after 'suffering from apparent trauma' Wednesday.Police ...

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ANALYSIS/OPINION:Chris Van Hollen, the junior senator from Maryland, appears to have volunteered himself as the water bearer for education reform. The Democrat already has synchronized strategy with the teachers' unions and other progressive groups that want to rewrite the narrative on school choice.If they succeed over the course ...

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ANALYSIS/OPINION:While the eyes of much of the world were trained on the throngs of D.C. visitors paying their respects to George H.W. Bush, Annie Maiden was in her Northwest home.She lived on North Capitol Street, one of the few corridors not mentioned in the detours and road closures ...

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A 96-year-old woman died after a fire consumed her house in Shaw late Tuesday as her neighborhood's assigned firetruck was covering Southeast amid a shortage of reserve emergency vehicles.'It's alarming to hear a citizen has died because of a lack of coverage,' a senior official in the D.C. Fire ...

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a Virginia man found with two guns in a North Carolina high school had a handwritten note that appears to be a hit list.News outlets report that 29-year-old Steve Spence of Norfolk, Virginia, is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, a ...

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Hard-hitting football is coming to the nation's capital, and we're not talking about the Redskins moving in from Maryland.Washington was awarded one of eight new franchises by the XFL, Vince McMahon's alternative professional football league that is planning a comeback. The team will play its home games at Audi ...

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A liberal political action committee on Tuesday placed an unofficial 'Khashoggi Way' street sign outside the Saudi Embassy in Northwest to protest the suspected involvement of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in the Oct. 2 killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.'The point is that we are putting a sign ...

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The D.C. Council voted Tuesday in favor of a bill that would allow sports betting in Washington, the first of two votes necessary for the bill to pass.Council member Jack Evans, a Ward 2 Democrat, introduced the 'Sports Wagering Lottery Amendment Act of 2018' earlier this fall. The second and ...

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Salvatore Isabella wasn't even born when George H.W. Bush was elected to the presidency, but he jumped on a bus in New York early Tuesday to come to the Capitol and be one of the thousands who paid their respects.He said his memories of Mr. Bush came from his ...

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The D.C. Council debated a proposed change to plans to set up a new hospital east of the Anacostia River run by George Washington University Hospital during a long legislative session Tuesday.The East End Health Equity Amendment Act of 2018 would be the culmination of a multiyear plan to ...

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A biracial student at Goucher College near Baltimore has been charged after confessing to targeting himself and several other black students with racist graffiti, police said.Baltimore County police Fynn Arthur, 21, scrawled the phone numbers of three black students, including himself, along with a swastika and ...

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Metro's Office of Inspector General has accused a D.C.-area man and woman of a 'fraudulent timekeeping scheme' involving their employment at Metro and Amtrak.The OIG announced Tuesday the arrest of Narcisse B. Tsaba, 47, of Brandywine, Maryland, and Jean-Jacques Lontchi, 53, of Woodbridge, Virginia.The inspector general said their ...

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Maryland and the District of Columbia announced subpoenas Tuesday to get a look at the Trump Organization's tax returns, as part of a lawsuit claiming President Trump is violating the Constitution.The two jurisdictions said they're subpoenaing the Trump Organization and other parts of the president's business empire, as well ...

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ANALYSIS/OPINION:Drum roll, please, for the new leadership of D.C. Public Schools (DCPS): Paul Kihn, who's slated to become the deputy mayor for education, and Lewis D. Ferebee, named Monday as the incoming chancellor.Both nominees must be confirmed by the D.C. Council. So, why the request for a drum ...

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Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday named Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Lewis D. Ferebee of as the new chancellor of D.C. Public Schools, apparently rejecting her advisory panel's recommendation.Mr. Ferebee, a former state superintendent and graduate of George Washington University, said he 'was thrilled to be joining the team.' He ...

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WASHINGTON - The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland say they're moving forward with subpoenas for records in their case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency.Subpoenas are expected to be sent out within hours of Monday's order from U.S. District Court Judge Peter ...

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John Fales, the colorful, combat-blinded Marine who for more than two decades penned The Washington Times' Sgt. Shaft column helping military personnel and veterans everywhere, died Monday, Nov. 26, of congestive heart failure. He was 78.Mr. Fales, who lost his sight fighting on the front lines in Vietnam, was ...

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