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Governments may push workers to health exchange

In a move that would capitalize on provisions under President Barack Obama's health care law but could cost the federal government millions of dollars, Washington state lawmakers have found a creative way to pass a large chunk of their health care expenses along to Washington, D.C. - and analysts say others are likely to follow suit.


Video shows Washington drive-by shooting that injures 11

Surveillance videos captures a drive-by shooting early Monday near the Capitol building in Washington that left 11 people injured. Washington, D.C., police released the video on YouTube and called on the public to help identify two "vehicles of interest in an Assault with Intent to Kill incident."


Washington rated the worst for traffic congestion — again

When it comes to traffic congestion around Washington, even the good news is bad, and it goes downhill from there. The city that so hungers to be No. 1 at something — usually on a gridiron or diamond-shaped field — has again risen to the top as the most congested metropolitan area in the United States, a place where the average driver burns 67 hours and 32 gallons of gas each year sitting in traffic.


Gun control advocates march in D.C.

Thousands of demonstrators rallied Saturday in Washington to demand tougher gun control laws, many describing themselves as first-time capital marchers who've had enough of gun violence.


United plane escorted by military jet after man prays in aisle

A United Airlines flight from Denver has landed safely in Washington, D.C., after its crew reported an emergency due to a passenger reportedly praying in an aisle. TV station WUSA reports officials said Flight 662 was preparing to land at Dulles Washington International Airport in northern Virginia when the incident happened. The plane landed safely at 6:10 p.m.


D.C. rakes in $85m from traffic cameras

The District took in nearly $85 million in its most recent fiscal year from its sprawling network of speed and red-light cameras, shattering its previous record and inflaming an ongoing debate about ticket-based fines.


Dead US panda cub's health issues

A week-old giant panda cub born at Washington DC's National Zoo had fluid in its abdomen and abnormalities of the liver, an initial necropsy shows.


Compensation rises in the Washington region in 2012

Compensation for workers in the Washington region rose 2.1 percent in 2012 after remaining virtually flat the previous year, a new survey shows. The median salary increase was the largest the area has seen since 2010, according to data compiled by consulting firm Akron on behalf of the Human Resource Association of the National Capital Area, but still fell short of the region’s 3.2 rate of inflation in 2011.


Cops clean up ring of Tide detergent crooks


In a bust that gives new meaning to the term “white-collar crime,” authorities in suburban Washington, D.C., broke up a ring of thieves who bought stolen Tide laundry detergent and exported it for resale in Vietnam...Specifically, shoplifting Tide is big business.


'Beltway UFO' sparks saucer frenzy in D.C.

Beltway UFO

Beltway traffic in Washington, D.C., is bad enough without adding extraterrestrial vehicles into the mix. On Wednesday night, Facebook and Twitter users went wild over sightings of a saucer-shaped vessel being towed on local highways. The buzz called to mind the frenzy in 1947 Roswell, albeit in a much more modern way.


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