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How About A Game Night This Weekend?


(image) Why head out when you could be perfectly entertained by good company in the comfort of your own home? Spend some quality time with friends and family (and get really competitive) with these awesome games: from murder mysteries to strategy tactics to good old fashioned wordplay, we've got something for everyone.  [ more › ]

Go Home Already: Jayson Werth Pays Hospital Visit To Va. Shooting Victim


(image) Plus, D.C.'s coolest companies, why the Klingle Valley Hiker-Biker Trail took 27 years, and more news. [ more › ]

WWII Memorial Pool Will Be Drained, But Not Because Of Duckling-Killing Parasites


(image) The National Park Service is just replacing the lighting. [ more › ]

Overheard in D.C.: Metro Operators


(image) "The doors do not have favorites, you can pass through each door freely." [ more › ]

Kennedy Center's 'The Sound of Music' Will Give You Goosebumps


(image) Much as Maria unifies the Von Trapp children's multitude of voices into a harmonious choir, this is a show that can unite us with its art. [ more › ]

'The Bad Batch' Veers From Ridiculous To Fascinating And Back


(image) A cautionary tale that comes off like Mad Max: Fury Road on quaaludes. [ more › ]

The Capital Fringe Festival Is Back For 2017, And Wackier Than Ever


(image) This year's preview brought laughs, tears, head-scratchers, and some obligatory political humor. [ more › ]

A Megabus Is Among A Ten-Vehicle Crash On H Street NE


(image) The incident has left multiple people with minor injuries and shut down part of the H Street Corridor for hours. [ more › ]

Obama Will Hit The Virginia Campaign Trail For Northam


(image) After losing four closely watched congressional races, as HuffPost puts it, "all that stands between Democrats and a massive freakout is this man." It's not really even hyperbole. [ more › ]

How to Eat Your Way Through D.C. This Week


(image) Say hello to summer in Washington with loads of crab, two new internationally-inspired quick service restaurants, and more in this week's picks. [ more › ]

Suspect Charged After Stabbing At Giant Grocery In Van Ness


(image) Officials took the victim to a nearby hospital in serious condition. [ more › ]

Teens Handcuffed At National Mall For Selling Water


(image) Park Police released them without charges. [ more › ]

Why, Yes, That Is A Pole Vault In Downtown D.C.


There's an exhibition on Friday and a formal competition on Saturday in Freedom Plaza. [ more › ]

Morning Roundup: Pot Dealing Arrests In D.C. Back At Pre-Legalization Levels


(image) Virginia town wants its zip code back, rat complaints are up 65 percent in D.C., and more in the news. [ more › ]

Time To Learn All The Stuff They Didn't Cover In College


(image) How to actually get the job you want, how to untangle your finances and how to deepen your entrepreneurial skills without going back to school -- sound like some stuff you wish you knew how to do? Pick up the Adulting 101 Bundle. [ more › ]

Go Home Already: Maryland Would Really Like Permission To Start Building Purple Line


(image) Also, D.C.'s bidding wars make it to the Gray Lady, and other end-of-day news. [ more › ]

AHCA Protesters At DCA Want To Be The Last Thing Senators See Before Leaving


(image) "Let's greet them with a massive protest to let them know what we think about their disastrous new healthcare bill." [ more › ]

Vintage 11-Piece Band Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks Quickstep Into AFI Silver


(image) The AFI Silver will screen a documentary on the band and host a live performance by the Grammy-winning band. [ more › ]

Shady Grove, Rockville, Crystal City Metro Stations Closed This Weekend


(image) Shady Grove and Rockville stations will be closed all weekend due to SafeTrack, and Crystal City will be closed on Saturday for maintenance. [ more › ]

Newseum Adds Farenthold's Notes, Guardian Reporter's Broken Glasses


"These two artifacts tell important stories about how journalists work, and the threats they face, even in the United States." [ more › ]

Police Drag Disabled Demonstrators From Capitol Hill During Healthcare Bill Protest


(image) 43 people were arrested after demonstrators blocked the hallway outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office. [ more › ]

Pizzagate Gunman Sentenced To Four Years Behind Bars


(image) Welch said in a letter to the court last week that “It was never my intention to harm or frighten innocent lives, but I realize now just how foolish and reckless my decision was.” [ more › ]

Art Biopic 'Maudie' Tops Your Movie Picks This Week


(image) And don't miss a documentary about jazz orchestra leader Vince Giordano, with a live performance from his 11-piece band. [ more › ]

Trump Launching 2020 Campaign With $35,000 Fundraiser At His D.C. Hotel


(image) Who's ready for another presidential election? [ more › ]

Weekend Picks: 15 Things To Do In And Around D.C.


(image) Laugh, eat, and dance your way through the first weekend of summer. [ more › ]

Ex-Mail Carrier Admits To Dumping 15,000 Pieces Of Mail In Northeast Sewer


(image) The unsalvageable mail “was soaking wet and clumped together, and it shredded to pieces as it was picked up." [ more › ]

Imelda May's Music Charts A New Course On Life Love Flesh Blood


(image) Life Love Flesh Blood"/> The Irish singer-songwriter opens for Elvis Costello tonight at Wolf Trap. [ more › ]

Morning Roundup: Wounded Officer Takes Field For First Pitch At Congressional Game


(image) The childhood home of Jackie O. is on the market for $49.5 million, and more news. [ more › ]

Take Some Time For Your Mental Health With Aura


(image) Ranked as Apple's top new app for February, this app was developed by top meditation teachers and therapists to help you relieve stress and anxiety. Using sophisticated AI, Aura delivers short, science-backed mindfulness meditation exercises catered to your specific needs. [ more › ]

Non-Binary Gender License Option Will Start Next Week


(image) "It's having my government recognize and not erase me. It's about feeling like I exist and that what’s on my ID document is not false," [ more › ]

Go Home Already: A Pair Of Endangered Turtles Hatched At The National Zoo


(image) The Major League Soccer goes to Wall Street fund D.C.'s new soccer stadium, and more news. [ more › ]

Photos: Meet The Legends Of The New, Cosby-Less Ben's Chili Bowl Mural


Dave Chappelle, Dick Gregory, Jim Vance, and Eleanor Holmes Norton all saw their likenesses at the unveiling. [ more › ]

This Week in Jazz, Featuring David Murray & Kahil El'Zabar


(image) Also Covington & Abadey, Chaise Lounge, Pat Martino, Bob Murad, and much more. [ more › ]

ACLU Is Suing D.C. Police For Excessive Force, Unlawful Arrests On Inauguration Day


(image) The four plaintiffs in the case "epitomized the different abuses that happened on that day." [ more › ]

Park Police: Memorial To Slain Muslim Teen 'Did Not Appear To Be" Targeted In Dupont Fire


A 24-year-old from South Carolina was arrested in a small fire that included items from a memorial held to honor Nabra Hassanen. [ more › ]

Eva Brontosaurus Brings Its Risque Musical Comedy To D.C.


(image) The trio headlines the burlesque variety show Gutbuster/Nutbuster Friday night. [ more › ]

After 20 Years, Rent Still Packs an Audience


(image) With this cast, Rent is still a good reason to go out (owwww-ooooot) tonight [ more › ]

Kick Off Summer By Watching This Zika-Prevention Rap Video


(image) A mosquito biologist from Virginia created a song about Zika causes, symptoms, prevention tips, and more. [ more › ]

Roxane Gay Is Working On A TV Pilot For Amazon


(image) And Common is producing it. [ more › ]

New Oversight Chair Trey Gowdy: 'I Was Not Elected The Mayor' Of D.C.


(image) The new House Oversight Committee chair signals he won't intervene in D.C. affairs. [ more › ]