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Obama’s Anti-Torture Team Has One Job — And Nobody Wants Them To Do It

A congressionally-mandated initiative to overhaul U.S. interrogation strategy is bringing to light the frustrations — and fragility — of Obama’s post-torture legacy. WASHINGTON — A congressionally-mandated
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Washington DC Officials Block Muhammad Subway Cartoon

Transport officials in Washington DC have blocked plans by an American free speech pressure group to have a controversial cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad displayed...
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America's Favorite Mom Who Chased Her Son Home After Catching Him Rioting

The Baltimore mother who's been hailed as a 'Mom of the Year' for clobbering her rioting son has today revealed she was overcome with terror...
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Ex Police Chief Says Race Was Not The Reason For Mass Resignation After Tyus Byrd Elected

Two former police officials who quit their jobs in Parma, Missouri, have revealed what they say are the real reasons they stepped down. A black woman,...
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Departing Members of Congress Find Their Perks Already Disappeared

Rep. Howard Coble hasn't started his Christmas shopping.Like many lame-duck lawmakers, the veteran North Carolina Republican has been consumed with the last-minute legislation before Congress,...
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Week 2: Michigan State and Oregon will have College Football Playoff implications

College football is only a week old and we already have College Football Playoff drama, Heisman contenders and a couple coaches who might find themselves in the unemployment line before the year concludes....
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President Obama taps REI chief Sally Jewell for interior secretary

Sally Jewell, a retail executive and outdoor enthusiast, is President Barack Obama's pick to oversee the national parks and vast energy reserves on public lands...
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Redskins Top Vikings 38-26

LANDOVER, Md. - Robert Griffin III dropped back, waited a beat, then quickly took off. A first down on third-and-6 might have been enough to put...
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Man Charged With Animal Cruelty for Declawing Kittens

WASHINGTON, DC - A DC man is charged with two counts of animal cruelty for declawing two 8-week-old kittens.   Eric Gaskin is suspected of torturing the...
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Senate Approves Moving Frederick Douglass Statue to US Capitol

WASHINGTON - The Senate has approved a resolution to move the District of Columbia's statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass to the United States Capitol. The Senate took...
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White House Mysterious Big Dig Ends

WASHINGTON - After nearly two years of noisy and costly construction, the White House Big Dig is finally wrapping up. But the Big Reveal is proving...
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Marion Barry Says DC Has Horrible Viewpoint at DNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - D.C. Councilman Marion Barry has been vocal on Twitter this week at the Democratic National Convention. The former mayor has been urging greater action...
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Close-Call at Reagan National Airport Rattled Air Traffic Controllers

WASHINGTON - Air-traffic controllers were rattled after mistakenly flying three planes too close together in the skies near the nation's capital, a federal report released Wednesday...
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Police Release Video of POI in Darryl Sweet Homicide

WASHINGTON - Police are searching for a person of interest in the killing of a 61-year-old man.   Investigators released video of a man they are interested...
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Foreign Girl Jumps Onto Tracks at Metro Center

WASHINGTON - Police officers rescued a woman from the tracks at Metro Center Wednesday night after she inexplicably tried to cross over the rails to get...
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Teen's Hand Gets Stuck in Escalator

A 14-year-old boy's hand got stuck in an escalator at the Smithsonian Metro station Tuesday evening. It took about 40 minutes for fire and rescue personnel...
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Catania, Cheh, Bowser Call on D.C. Mayor to Resign

Three members of the D.C. Council are now calling for the resignation of Mayor Vincent Gray.   The office of Ward 4 Councilmember Muriel Bowser told NBC4...
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Teen Able to Display a Cross Near the White House

A 19-year-old from North Texas who is carrying a large, 12 foot, wooden cross to Washington, D.C., will be allowed to pray and march across...
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Adam Oates Named Devils' Head Coach

The Washington Capitals have hired New Jersey Devils assistant coach Adam Oates as the 16th head coach in franchise history.Oates, 49, has spent the last...
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UVA Board Meets Today to Decide Teresa Sullivan's Fate

Today the University of Virginia Board of Visitors will meet to vote on whether to reinstate Teresa Sullivan as university president.The vote comes after more...
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Bladensburg Info Impacted by Microburst

Prince George's County has released the following information following Friday's microburst that hit Bladensburg, Md.  Please see the press release below for information on who...
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Gay Marriage Opponents Still Submitting Signatures

Opponents of same-sex marriage in Maryland have already reached their goal: enough signatures to force a referendum in November. But the Maryland Marriage Alliance isn’t...
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The State of the Union: Always 'strong'

Every year, the American president updates the county and the Congress on the state of our union. Shockingly, every year it is "strong." Check out the...

Meet the protesters at new Md. abortion clinic

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Meet LeRoy Carhart's anti-abortion protesters

Anti-abortion protesters come equipped with props (Photo: TBD Staff) ...

Midnight mayhem in Adams Morgan

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Landry hoping to return for Redskins this week

LaRon Landry said he hopes to return from a...

Silver Spring parking meters to benefit the homeless

After Wednesday, you can help the homeless by feeding...

Shanahan mum on Haynesworth

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On southern Sudan and independence: Tonight's movies

Next month, southern Sudan will vote on a referendum to decide whether to secede from the country. It's hard, after reading books like What is...

D.C. are crime watch: Smithsonian ban explained, U.S. Marshals burned serving bench warrant

A 42-year-old Texas man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for having sex with an 11-year-old-girl that he transported from Maryland. Elmer Zelaya-Robles, a...

Shanahan mum on Haynesworth's standing with Redskins

Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan refused to discuss...

'Pizzagate' gunman pleads guilty as conspiracy theorist apologizes over case

Edgar Maddison Welch pleaded guilty to two charges following ‘pizzagate’. Photograph: Jose Luis Magana/AP The gunman who fired an AR-15 rifle in a Washington DC pizza restaurant...

The Catherine Fuller case: eight young men and the murder that sent them away for life

Chris Turner was one of several people accused of the murder of Catherine Fuller in 1984. He served 26 years in prison and maintains his...
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Trump Going Outside Washington For Support On Health Bill

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump is deploying an outside and inside strategy to fulfill his campaign promise to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” seeking...

Spicer applauds secret service after would-be White House intruder tackled

Members of the Secret Service Uniformed Divison patrol the perimeter of the White House. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images A person jumped over a bike rack in a...

White House bomb threat: man arrested after claiming to have device in car

President Donald Trump was not in the White House at the time the bomb threat was made Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters A man is reportedly in custody after...

White House intruder on grounds 16 minutes before arrest – secret service

The intrusion was the latest in a series of breaches at the White House in recent years. Photograph: Susan Walsh/Associated Press A man who scaled the...
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Trump quotes 'Irish proverb' while meeting Irish PM on St Patrick's Day video

President Donald Trump meets the Irish prime minister Enda Kenny at the annual St Patrick’s Day lunch in Washington on Thursday, and quotes what he...
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Explosion destroys home in Washington DC suburb

A house in Rockville, Maryland exploded at 12:38am on Friday Immediately after the blast the home caught on fire, and the structure later had to be...
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The Latest: Trump suffers new defeat on revised travel ban

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - The Latest on federal court challenges to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban (all times local except where noted): 7:45 a.m. A federal...