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US 5th grader among dead in Sri Lanka bombings

Kieran Shafritz de Zoysa, an American 11-year-old spending the school year in Sri Lanka, dreamed of being a neuroscientist and working on solutions to diseases, his father says.

Lawsuit alleges child sex abuse at prominent Washington synagogue

The families of eight young children have filed suit against a prominent Washington, D.C., synagogue and one of its leaders, alleging they ignored warnings that a teacher at the congregation's preschool was sexually abusing the children for more than two years.

The best museums in Washington, DC

Washington, DC isn't just the capital of the United States -- it's also arguably the finest place in the country for museum lovers.

Matthew Shepard to be interred at National Cathedral

Twenty years ago this week, Matthew Shepard died after being beaten, burned and left tied to a fence in Wyoming by two men who targeted him because he was gay.

Cardinal Wuerl acknowledges calls for leadership change

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the embattled archbishop of Washington, has acknowledged calls for new leadership in his archdiocese and says in a letter to local Catholic priests he plans to kick off a "season of healing" with a Mass on September 14.

Judge denies Manafort's request to move next trial

Federal Judge Amy Berman Jackson has denied a request by Paul Manafort to move his second criminal trial from Washington, DC, to Roanoke, Virginia, as she, the special counsel's office and Manafort's attorneys hash out last-minute parameters before the trial begins later this month.

McCain will be honored this week for 5 days in 3 cities

Following the death of Sen. John McCain on Saturday, politicians and supporters across the country were left remembering the legacy of a strong political figure who withstood a Washington career that spanned four decades, two failed presidential bids and a life-changing military career that included being held captive as a prisoner of war for more than five years.

Starbucks to open sign language store

American coffee megachain Starbucks has announced it's planning to open a branch where every employee is proficient in American Sign Language.

Paul Manafort thinks he's being treated like a 'VIP' in jail, special counsel says

Paul Manafort's complaints about his life in jail backfired spectacularly Wednesday. After weeks of him saying he couldn't prepare for his late July trial behind bars, a federal judge ordered the former Donald Trump campaign chairman to be transferred to an Alexandria, Virginia, detention facility minutes from DC.

Trump's Supreme Court pick just the beginning of a consequential week

A momentous week that will have an extensive impact on his presidential legacy is looming for President Donald Trump, both at home and abroad. At stake is nothing less than the character of American life and the nation's traditional role as the leader of the Western world.

Government employees encouraged to attend Capitals parade

A little snow will bring Washington, D.C., to a grinding halt. But the anticipated storm of Washington Capitals fans descending on the nation's capital isn't enough to shut down the federal government.

Washington Capitals win Stanley Cup

The Washington Capitals defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 on Thursday night to win their first ever Stanley Cup.

Trump honors police officers: 'We will protect those who protect us'

President Donald Trump honored on Tuesday the sacrifices of police officers killed in the line of duty, calling them "among the bravest Americans to ever live" and vowing that his administration has a clear policy: "We will protect those who protect us."

Robots invade the Smithsonian museums

Ashley Meadows has a tough job. As the gallery guide coordinator at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, she tries to get people to talk about modern and contemporary art.