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16 Mar
Police said they arrested a man after a series of shootings of homeless men in Washington, DC, and New York that killed two. The man was arrested early morning in southeast Washington, DC.
31 Aug 2021
An Afghan refugee who fled the Soviet invasion in 1987 and set up afresh in Washington DC organizes a donation center with the help of local volunteers. "It was hard just to watch on TV and just be idle," says Fatima Popal, who remembers the challenges of setting up a new home in a foreign country. The lightspeed Taliban takeover brought back painful memories for the 41-year-old who runs an Afghan restaurant in the US Capital.
13 Nov 2020
Residents of Washington, DC, who are getting tested for Covid-19 at one of the city's free sites, react to the news of 10 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the US, as well as a potential vaccine from Pfizer testing more than 90 percent effective.
14 Jun 2020
"I should not have been there," said Mark Milley, the most senior US military officer, after accompanying Donald Trump to a photo op following a protest in Washington, DC. He noted the army should stay "apolitical."
6 Apr 2020
DC residents join a global "teddy bear hunt" aimed at bonding communities despite the coronavirus confinement, by placing teddy bears in their windows for children and adults to spot during their rare outings outside.
12 Sep 2017
Former U.S. President Barack Obama pays a surprise visit to students at a Washington, DC, high school.

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