Washington's newest giant panda cub is nameless no more. Call him Bei Bei. Michelle Obama and her Chinese counterpart, Peng Liyuan, revealed the name Friday during a tour of the panda house at the Smithsonian's National Zoo.
By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins
Crumbs & Whiskers has everything you would expect of a typical café -- drinks, a selection of baked goods, and plenty of places to chill or work. They also have resident cats.
By Colleen Shalby
The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., turned their Great Hall into a massive beach complete with an ocean made of 700,000 to 1 million translucent plastic balls.
By Donna Cassata, Associated Press
Pope Francis' historic speech to Congress in September will be broadcast on Jumbotrons on the National Mall.
By News Desk
Authorities found no evidence of a shooting at the Washington, D.C., Navy Yard on Thursday. Someone had reported shots fired in the same building as a shooting rampage in 2013.
Street Sense, a Washington, D.C., media nonprofit that publishes a newspaper written and sold by the homeless, has branched out to filmmaking. The Street Sense Filmmaker Co-op gives its members the tools to craft their stories, while equipping them with…
By Eric Krupke
It’s hard to say how many lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth are homeless in the U.S. A townhouse in Washington, D.C., decorated with rainbow pinwheels and inspirational messages, is one place where the teens can go to stay…
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Ten states will test new ways to get food stamp recipients back to work, using Agriculture Department grants aimed at helping some of the 46 million Americans who receive benefits move off the rolls.
By PBS NewsHour
The District of Columbia joined Colorado, Alaska and Washington state in legalizing recreational use and possession of marijuana. Federal law still outlaws the drug, however, putting the nation’s capital at the high-profile crossroads of both state and federal laws. Gwen…
By Colleen Shalby
Nearly 300 volunteers have until 2 a.m. to find and survey every homeless person they can find on the streets of Washington, D.C. It’s part of Department of Housing and Urban Development's annual point-in-time count of the homeless.
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