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Say No To Low BatteryOpen in a New Window

Say No To Low Battery A bit over-reliant on your smartphone to lead the way these days? We can't blame you — from GPS navigation to calendar reminders, our phones are like our own personal assistants. On that note, we've rounded up a few of our favorite handy charging accessories to help you out. [ more › ]

 

Go Home Already: Local Teen Teaches Social Media To SeniorsOpen in a New Window

Go Home Already: Local Teen Teaches Social Media To Seniors Police charge man with burglarizing 22 offices downtown, and more end-of-day news. [ more › ]

 

Overheard in D.C.: We RuleOpen in a New Window

Overheard in D.C.: We Rule D.C. gets a lot of crap from people in other places, but maybe they're coming around. [ more › ]

 

Statehood Bill Officially Introduced In The Senate, Where It Has Very Slim ChancesOpen in a New Window

Statehood Bill Officially Introduced In The Senate, Where It Has Very Slim Chances "It is incumbent upon those of us who enjoy the right and the privilege of a voice and a vote in Congress to take up the cause of our fellow citizens here in the District.” [ more › ]

 

Virginia Teen Takes Terminally Ill Grandmother To Her First PromOpen in a New Window

Virginia Teen Takes Terminally Ill Grandmother To Her First Prom Stephen Vigil decided to take his grandmother to the prom after learning that she had pancreatic cancer earlier this year. [ more › ]

 

Pentagon City's New Sugar Factory American Brasserie Takes Indulgence To The Next LevelOpen in a New Window

    
Including 36 oz "goblet" cocktails, "monster" burgers, "insane" milkshakes, and even a $99 ice cream sundae for 12. [ more › ]

 

D.C. More Likely To Search For Shrugging GIFs Than Other CitiesOpen in a New Window

D.C. More Likely To Search For Shrugging GIFs Than Other Cities ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ [ more › ]

 

Report: 75 Percent Of Millennials Who Want To Buy A Home In D.C. Don't Have The CashOpen in a New Window

Report: 75 Percent Of Millennials Who Want To Buy A Home In D.C. Don't Have The Cash But based on their current savings rates, Apartment List calculated that it will take millennials in D.C. an average of 11.6 years to save for a 20 percent down payment. [ more › ]

 

How to Eat And Drink Your Way Through D.C. This WeekOpen in a New Window

How to Eat And Drink Your Way Through D.C. This Week The unofficial start of summer dawns on D.C. this Memorial Day weekend, and with it comes a pig roast barbecue, the return of classic French ice cream, and a showcase of one of D.C.'s most exciting neighborhoods. [ more › ]

 

Better To Walk The Plank Than Watch 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales'Open in a New Window

Better To Walk The Plank Than Watch 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' In this cinematic delicatessen display, you can choose your variety of ham. [ more › ]

 

The Zoo's Giant Pandas Did Not Have Sex This YearOpen in a New Window

The Zoo's Giant Pandas Did Not Have Sex This Year Instead, Mei Xiang had two artificial inseminations. [ more › ]

 

Family Lays To Rest Murdered Bowie State Student This MorningOpen in a New Window

Family Lays To Rest Murdered Bowie State Student This Morning The funeral for Richard Collins III is slated to take place at 11 a.m. in Upper Marlboro. [ more › ]

 

Morning Roundup: Hogan Vetoes Maryland's Paid Sick Leave BillOpen in a New Window

Morning Roundup: Hogan Vetoes Maryland's Paid Sick Leave Bill Yelp looks at D.C., the saga of a bench, and more in the news. [ more › ]

 

This Smartwatch Redefines Wearables With Intuitive DesignOpen in a New Window

This Smartwatch Redefines Wearables With Intuitive Design The Ticwatch 2 Active Smartwatch uses its own proprietary Ticwatch OS to produce an easy-to-use interface and sleek design that transitions from the gym to the office seamlessly. This is a watch that's made to be used every day. Set reminders, make calls, get text notifications, and much more. [ more › ]

 

Go Home Already: Would You Like Some Sewage With That Lunch?Open in a New Window

Go Home Already: Would You Like Some Sewage With That Lunch? Plus, a disastrous roll-out for an ambitious new computer system at DHS, and more end-of-day news. [ more › ]

 

Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, And Steven Spielberg Visit The Washington PostOpen in a New Window

Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, And Steven Spielberg Visit The Washington Post They're doing research for a film about the Pentagon Papers. [ more › ]

 

Man Arrested For Paying People To Withdraw Blood In Southwest Without LicenseOpen in a New Window

 Man Arrested For Paying People To Withdraw Blood In Southwest Without License Neighbors say a long line formed outside of the apartment building where Khoa Hoang Nguyen was paying people $30 each for the blood samples. [ more › ]

 

Why The Hell Is Fox 5's Bogus Seth Rich Story Still Online?Open in a New Window

Why The Hell Is Fox 5's Bogus Seth Rich Story Still Online? Fox News retracted, Sean Hannity kind of stepped back, but the local affiliate's story hasn't been edited since last week. [ more › ]

 

Go To The Beach, Stay In The Garage, Or Take A Long Strange Trip At The Movies This WeekOpen in a New Window

Go To The Beach, Stay In The Garage, Or Take A Long Strange Trip At The Movies This Week Don't miss the four-hour Grateful Dead doc Long Strange Trip—even if you're not a Deadhead. [ more › ]

 

10 Places to Sip A Pint of Beer During SAVOR WeekOpen in a New Window

10 Places to Sip A Pint of Beer During SAVOR Week The annual SAVOR beer week bring's some of the nation’s best breweries together in D.C. for a full-on beer blowout. [ more › ]

 

Cava Grill Is Coming To Union Station As Part Of Massive ExpansionOpen in a New Window

Cava Grill Is Coming To Union Station As Part Of Massive Expansion The Mediterranean fast casual shop will open in the transit hub by the end of this year. [ more › ]

 

Alt-Pride Group Will Host Separate Events The Weekend Of Capital PrideOpen in a New Window

Alt-Pride Group Will Host Separate Events The Weekend Of Capital Pride "The average age of a black trans person is 35 and I'm 41, so I don't have time not to create spaces for joy." [ more › ]

 

After Murder On Campus, UMD Announces Steps To Tackle Hate-Bias IncidentsOpen in a New Window

After Murder On Campus, UMD Announces Steps To Tackle Hate-Bias Incidents They include creating multiple task forces and reports to "foster an environment where hate is not tolerated." [ more › ]

 

14 Things To Do This Weekend In And Around D.C.Open in a New Window

14 Things To Do This Weekend In And Around D.C. It’s Memorial Day Weekend, patriots! [ more › ]

 

Morning Roundup: The Best Times To Leave Town This WeekendOpen in a New Window

Morning Roundup: The Best Times To Leave Town This Weekend Plus, parking costs are changing downtown, D.C. is getting three new charter schools, and more news. [ more › ]

 

Stop Hackers And Block Malware With This Tracker Blocker And VPNOpen in a New Window

Stop Hackers And Block Malware With This Tracker Blocker And VPN Disconnect declutters your browsing experience and blocks malware across your devices. It also works just like a VPN to encrypt your location and mask your IP address, so you can access geo-restricted sites with ease. [ more › ]

 

Go Home Already: Local Officials Honored For Battling Massive FireOpen in a New Window

Go Home Already: Local Officials Honored For Battling Massive Fire Plus, investigators have identified a man who was murdered in Prince George's County over 30 years ago. [ more › ]

 

RFK Memorial Project Launches As Anchor For Stadium SiteOpen in a New Window

RFK Memorial Project Launches As Anchor For Stadium Site Members of the Kennedy family and a new memorial committee are involved in the planning process. [ more › ]

 

Fight Over D.C.'s Death With Dignity Law Finds New Life In Trump's BudgetOpen in a New Window

Fight Over D.C.'s Death With Dignity Law Finds New Life In Trump's Budget It's the latest salvo in a fight between the federal and local governments over the measure. [ more › ]

 

There Are Dolphins In The Potomac And We Know Almost Nothing About Them ... YetOpen in a New Window

There Are Dolphins In The Potomac And We Know Almost Nothing About Them ... Yet Georgetown professor Janet Mann is conducting the first major research project on the dolphin population in the area. [ more › ]

 

This Week in Jazz, Featuring The Petworth Jazz Project And JFK at 100Open in a New Window

This Week in Jazz, Featuring The Petworth Jazz Project And <em>JFK at 100</em> Also, John Lamkin, Sharon Clark, Roy Ayers, and free Memorial Day weekend performances from military jazz ensembles. [ more › ]

 

'Lord Protect Us From Gentrification': Community Raises Concerns About Congress Heights Arena In Testy MeetingOpen in a New Window

'Lord Protect Us From Gentrification': Community Raises Concerns About Congress Heights Arena In Testy Meeting “We’re at a community meeting now, and less than a week later, we’re going to have a groundbreaking.” [ more › ]

 

D.C. And Arlington Land Lower On Park Ranking This YearOpen in a New Window

D.C. And Arlington Land Lower On Park Ranking This Year The District is still in the top five on what's known as the ParkScore. [ more › ]

 

Get Ready For Six Station Closures On Metrorail This WeekendOpen in a New Window

Get Ready For Six Station Closures On Metrorail This Weekend Five on the Orange Line, one on the Red. [ more › ]

 

Scena's 'Fear Eats The Soul' Is An Unlikely Love StoryOpen in a New Window

Scena's 'Fear Eats The Soul' Is An Unlikely Love Story Adapted from a film by German director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the play in some ways improves on its source. [ more › ]

 

Work Will Start This Week On The New Ben's Chili Bowl MuralOpen in a New Window

      
It will formally be unveiled on June 2, but the new figures will start taking shape much sooner. [ more › ]

 

Bowser Dispatches DOEE Director Tommy Wells To Hatch Backyard Chicken RecommendationsOpen in a New Window

Bowser Dispatches DOEE Director Tommy Wells To Hatch Backyard Chicken Recommendations "I think the mayor is very open to hearing what reasonable regulations would look like," Wells says. [ more › ]

 

Morning Roundup: Field Is Clearing For D.C.'s New Overlord In CongressOpen in a New Window

Morning Roundup: Field Is Clearing For D.C.'s New Overlord In Congress Plus, Relisha Rudd would be 11, the candidates for Virginia's lieutenant governor, and more news. [ more › ]

 

Refresh Your Space With These Bathroom AccessoriesOpen in a New Window

Refresh Your Space With These Bathroom Accessories Get your hands on these luxe bathroom accessories, and make your bathroom your own personal getaway for relaxation. Just cut up some cucumbers, put them over your eyes, and say ahhhh. [ more › ]

 

How Big Is Your Brompton?Open in a New Window

 
Welcome to a bike that you don’t need to abandon on the pole of a stop sign or awkwardly wedge in between your kitchen counter and your garbage can. When folded, Brompton bicycles measure just under two feet tall and ten inches wide—that’s small enough to tuck under your desk or in your closet with space to spare. [ more › ]