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Women’s March encourages women to vote, run for office

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Almost a year after the historic 2017 Women's March, marchers carried signs and donned pink hats in D.C. once again. See photos and video of Saturday's march.

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Correction: Women’s Marches story

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In a story Jan. 19 about women’s marches, The Associated Press misidentified the city of Portsmouth as New Hampshire’s state capital, which is Concord. The story also said 1 million marched around the world in…

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BWI Marshall Airport sets record in 2017

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For the third consecutive year, BWI Marshall Airport set a record for passengers and likely remained the busiest of the three airports in the Washington region.

Arlington Co. residential property assessments up 3.8 percent

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Despite a rise in residential assessments, the county said overall property tax collections this year will present a budget challenge.

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Richmond women’s march draws more than 1,000 in protest

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More than 1,000 people have marched in Richmond as part of women's marches around the world to protest President Donald Trump's policies.

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Suspects crash stolen truck into 7-Eleven, steal ATM (Video)

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Three masked suspects dressed in black crashed a stolen truck into a 7-Eleven in Northwest D.C. Friday and took an ATM. See video.

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Delivery man hurt after getting trapped between two vehicles in DC

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The car struck the delivery man, then went partially underneath the back of the delivery truck, pinning the man's legs between the two vehicles.

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Big towers to rise near historic Jamestown: $90M in payouts

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Near Jamestown Island, 17 transmission towers — four nearly as tall as the Statue of Liberty — are set to rise to help meet Virginia's growing energy appetite.

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Va. Senate passes ‘ban the box’ bill for state government

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The measure, which now goes to the house of delegates, would prohibit state agencies from including a question on most job applications about whether an applicant has ever been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime.

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Official: Plan to exclude Florida from drilling isn’t final

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s promise to exempt Florida from an offshore drilling plan is not a formal action, an Interior Department official said Friday in a statement that Democrats said contradicted a high-profile…

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Government shuts down after last-minute talks and Senate vote fail

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The first federal government shutdown since 2013 began at midnight Friday, amid partisan bickering over who's to blame for it.

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Virginia governor to still see patients at medical practice

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he plans to continue his medical practice as a pediatric neurologist on a limited basis.

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Some Baltimore customers without water for nearly 2 weeks

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Nearly 70 Baltimore households have been without water for almost two weeks, as crews continue to tackle the backlog of water outages caused by recent cold temperatures.

Lawmakers propose major electric rate regulation overhaul

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New utility-backed legislation in Virginia would mean lower monthly bills in the short term but would still allow electric monopolies to charge rates.

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Washington vows to stay open if government shuts down

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District of Columbia officials are vowing not to let the looming shutdown of the federal government affect the city's normal functions, with local departments picking up the slack for shuttered federal agencies.

Groups challenge key approval for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A coalition of community and environmental groups has filed a legal challenge to Virginia regulators’ decision to grant a conditional water quality permit for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The groups…

Hospitalized Va. teen charged in the killing of his ex-girlfriend’s parents

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The 17-year-old, whose name wasn’t released, shot himself after he killed Scott Fricker and Buckley Kuhn-Fricker at their home in Reston, authorities said.

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With federal government shutdown set, these specials kick in

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Some D.C. bars, restaurants and even a yogurt shop are hoping to lift furloughed workers' spirits with freebies and deals. Here are some shutdown specials.

Friday, Jan 19

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Identifying and training kids at risk of human trafficking in DC

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Children who have been abused, abandoned or left vulnerable by their family situation are at the highest risk to become victims of human trafficking, experts say. D.C. is determined to identify them before they're lost, and are explaining…

Trump bends, but doesn’t break, ways of Washington in year 1

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first year in office, President Donald Trump has frequently bent Washington to his will, shattering long-standing norms, plunging politics to a new level of corrosiveness and wielding his executive power…

Driver in Lansdowne crash that killed baby argues against jail time

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The driver whose SUV struck and killed a 5-month-old in a Lansdowne, Virginia, intersection in 2016 is arguing that he shouldn’t be sentenced to prison.

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DC fire captain arrested in attempted filming of teen in Va. fitting room

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A Prince William County man turned himself in to police after a teenage girl said she was being filmed in a fitting room at the Fair Oaks Mall earlier this month.

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Death of Fairfax Co. jail inmate ruled a homicide

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The death of a Fairfax County jail inmate has been ruled a homicide, but police think an injury she suffered before her arrest is what killed her.

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After most cases dropped, Inauguration Day riot defendants back in court

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The day after prosecutors dropped 129 Inauguration Day riot cases, a dozen protesters whose cases weren't dropped were in a D.C. courtroom.

President Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement

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With a Republican-controlled Congress at his back on this issue, President Trump is cementing his turnaround on abortion with a video address Friday to the annual March to Life.

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What’s open and closed during the government shutdown

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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser assured residents the District government would remain open and continue to provide uninterrupted service no matter what happens on Capitol Hill. In contrast to a 2013 shutdown, Trump White House budget chief Mick…

The Latest: Trump addressing March for Life from Rose Garden

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The Latest on President Donald Trump and his views on abortion rights.

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Bipartisan effort would ban bidding war for Redskins stadium

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A liberal Democrat in Maryland, conservative Republican in Virginia and left-leaning independent District of Columbia Council member have introduced legislation to set up an interstate compact barring any public spending on incentives for…

Maryland man gets 2 life sentences in parents’ slayings

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A 32-year-old Howard County man has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison without parole for the 2016 slaying of his parents.

First on WTOP: New safety directive finds Metro workers unaware of known radio dead zones

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The Federal Transit Administration has sent Metro a new directive that finds most Metro workers have no idea where the known radio dead spots are across the system.