Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. , formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C. , is the capital of the United States of America. Founded after the American Revolution as the seat of government of the newly independent country, Washington was named after George Washington, first President of the United States and Founding Father. Washington is the principal city of the Washington metropolitan area, which has a population of 6,131,977.
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  • Online Store 'ModCloth' Opens Shop In DC
    Washington DC, DC Patch

    Online Store 'ModCloth' Opens Shop In DC

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD — Popular online retailer ModCloth is opening a brick-and-mortar "FitShop" on U Street Friday, according to reports. The quirky e-tailer is known for their vintage-style clothing, swimwear, shoes and decor. "ModCloth is a digitally native lifestyle brand committed to inspiring personal style and helping all women feel like the best version of themselves," a press release says. Women can't actually purchase items at the "FitShop," but instead will be sized and fitted in sample pieces. Stylists will then use these measurements to purchase the customer's clothes online while the customer is still at the store, Washingtonian reports. Customers will then receive the items at

  • Mayor of Washington D.C. joins El Salvador town to celebrate migration milestone
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    Mayor of Washington D.C. joins El Salvador town to celebrate migration milestone

    Sigfredo Chavez and Elba Salinas, along with their two sons, were the first migrants from Intipuca to make the long journey to the United States in 1967, ending up in Washington D.C. and paving the way for thousands of people from their town who would follow, local officials said. Children waved the red and white flags of Washington D.C. and cheered the first visit by a mayor of the U.S. capital, Muriel Bowser. "We will work every day to ensure that Salvadorans in Washington continue to work, continue raising their children, continue to contribute to the economy, continue sending remittances to their loved ones, traveling safely and improve their lives," Bowser said, according to a translation of a Spanish version of her comments.

  • Pennsylvania report lists more than 300 'predator' priests
    AFP

    Pennsylvania report lists more than 300 'predator' priests

    More than 300 "predator" priests in Pennsylvania are accused of abusing over 1,000 children across seven decades, a grand jury said Tuesday in a devastating report that decried a systematic cover-up by the Catholic Church. It is thought to be the single most comprehensive report to date into abuse in the US church, since The Boston Globe first exposed pedophile priests in Massachusetts in 2002.

  • Mayor of Washington D.C. joins El Salvador town to celebrate migration milestone
    Reuters

    Mayor of Washington D.C. joins El Salvador town to celebrate migration milestone

    Far from U.S. President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration, the people of a small coastal town in El Salvador on Tuesday celebrated half a century of their links to Washington D.C. - joined by the capital's mayor. Sigfredo Chavez and Elba Salinas, along with their two sons, were the first migrants from Intipuca to make the long journey to the United States in 1967, ending up in Washington D.C. and paving the way for thousands of people from their town who would follow, local officials said.

  • Washington DC, DC Patch

    NIH's All of Us Journey Comes to DC's Sacred Heart School

    On August 16, the League of United Latin American Citizens and National Hispanic Council on Aging will host the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Journey, a traveling, hands-on exhibit to raise awareness about the All of Us Research Program. All of Us aims to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs. To do so, All of Us is asking 1 million volunteers to share different types of health and lifestyle information – information like where you live, what you do, and your family health history. Washington, DC is one stop on the All of Us Journey's national tour. The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)  and National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA) invites you to attend

  • Noah on not believing the alt-right hype
    USA Today

    Noah on not believing the alt-right hype

    The late-night comics on the small turnout for this weekend's rally. Watch our favorite jokes, then vote for yours at usatoday.com/opinion.

  • GlobeNewswire

    McDonald’s and Franchisees Investing Approximately $19 Million in Washington, DC To Modernize More Than 15 Local Restaurants in 2018 & 2019

    Today, McDonald’s announced that the company and its franchisees are investing approximately $19 million in Washington, DC throughout 2018 and 2019 on the construction and modernization of 15 McDonald’s restaurants, transforming the customer experience inside and outside the restaurant. Enhanced customer experience with digital self-order kiosks that make ordering and paying for a meal easier. “This is an exciting time for McDonald’s and we’re proud to be investing nearly $19 Million to provide a new experience, look and feel for guests at 15 McDonald’s locations across the District of Columbia,” said McDonald’s Owner/Operator Carlos Mateos, Sr. with locations in Washington, DC.

  • Giant Partners With Hooper's Crab House For 5th Annual Crab Wagon
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    Giant Partners With Hooper's Crab House For 5th Annual Crab Wagon

    Giant Food is teaming up with Hooper's Crab House from Ocean City for a crab wagon tour of local Giant stores across Washington, DC, for the 5th Annual Crab Wagon Events. Every weekend through October, customers may reserve fresh steamed crabs from Hooper's Crab House and pick them up at participating Giant Food stores. Customers may purchase crabs individually, by the dozen or by half- or full-bushel orders. Customers who spend $50 or more on their pre-order of crabs will receive a $5 coupon at check out for their purchase. Coupons will be presented and applied in store at the time of check-out. Giant's ongoing partnership with Hooper's Crab House is part of its commitment to providing customers

  • Wavves announce co-headlining tour with Beach Fossils
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    Wavves announce co-headlining tour with Beach Fossils

    The Nathan Williams-led outfit continue to support 2017's You're Welcome album.

  • Investigation of Virginia detention facility finds treatment of detainees not abuse
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    Investigation of Virginia detention facility finds treatment of detainees not abuse

    A state investigation of the treatment of immigrant teens at a Virginia detention facility found they were not abused or neglected, according to The Associated Press. The probe, which examined the treatment of detainees at Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center in Staunton, confirmed allegations that the detainees were subject to restraint techniques including “strapping them to chairs and placing mesh bags over their heads,” the AP reported. But investigators concluded that the treatment didn't meet Virginia's threshold for abuse or neglect, according to the news service, which cited a copy of the investigation's findings that it obtained. The AP also reported that regulators recommended a number

  • Your Guide to Discovering the Nation's Capital — With Kids
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    Your Guide to Discovering the Nation's Capital — With Kids

    When you drive pressed up against the sprawling manicured lawns of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and wait at stop lights next to historic structures like the Treasury Building, Old Patent Office Building or the Smithsonian behemoths, you can't help but feel a tingling and awe-inspiring shiver. The history of the city is just the beginning, as new developments are constant, like The Wharf, which offers sweeping views of the Potomac as well as luxury condos popping up all over the city. From “spraygrounds” for cooling off on hot days to interactive plays and performances, both parents and kids can discover new pastimes in the nation's capital. InterContinental Washington, D.C. opened in the fall of 2017 on The Wharf, Washington, D.C.'s new $2.5 billion mixed-use waterfront community stretching over a mile along the Potomac River and home to shops, restaurants and events as well as the oldest continuously operating fish market in the U.S. It has 278 rooms with views of the Potomac River, spa-inspired bathrooms and sprawling public spaces designed after the flowing water of the Potomac.