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DC to require vaccinations for clubs, bars and all students

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia government is imposing a series of COVID-19 vaccine mandates as it intensifies virus protocols in response to spiraling infection numbers and the march of th...

D.C. brings back indoor mask mandate amid surging infections

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's capital is reinstating its indoor mask mandate as the region and country grapple with a fresh surge in COVID-19 infections. Mayor Muriel Bowser announ...

Manchin's child tax credit stance draws criticism back home

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin’s reluctance to endorse the Biden administration’s expanded child tax credit program is rippling through his home state of West Virginia. Manchin, ...

Child tax credit close to lapsing as December checks go out

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s one of the most far-reaching of all the federal aid programs launched during the COVID-19 pandemic — up to $300 per child going directly into the bank accounts of families on th...

Washington, DC, sues Proud Boys, Oath Keepers over Jan. 6

WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia has filed a civil lawsuit seeking harsh financial penalties against far-right groups Proud Boys and Oath Keepers over their role in the Jan. 6 insurrection a...

Both sides planning for new state-by-state abortion fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Supreme Court court weighs the future of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, a resurgent anti-abortion movement is looking to press its advantage in state-by-state battles...

DC Metro to stay on reduced service through end of the year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The regional train system serving the Washington, D.C., area will remain on drastically reduced service levels through at least the end of this year, as authorities grapple with a sa...

DC mayor and council publicly clash over mask relaxation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mayor Muriel Bowser's decision to ease mask requirements in the nation's capital has sparked a public debate about timing, with the majority of the D.C. Council pleading with her to ...

Thousands of military families struggle with food insecurity

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It’s a hidden crisis that has existed for years inside one of the most well-funded institutions on the planet and has only worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. As many as 160,000...

DC strikes deal to improve conditions at city's main jail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington, D.C., government has struck a deal with the U.S. Marshals Service to improve the situation at the city's main jail after it came under criticism and the Justice Depar...

Infant son of Pete Buttigieg home after hospitalization

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, are publicly celebrating their adopted baby son's return home after being hospitalized for a health scare. ...

Treasury claims rental assistance helped stop eviction wave

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of households receiving emergency rental assistance has increased steadily in recent months, with no major increase in people being turned out of their homes despite the e...

Limited service on DC Metro to extend through November

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commuters in the Washington area will face longer waits for Metro trains through at least the end of the month and probably longer, as more than half the fleet of train cars will rem...

DC suspends most of its Metro trains over safety issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's regional Metro system abruptly pulled more than half its fleet of trains from service early Monday morning over a lingering problem with the wheels and axles that caused...

Fewer in US turn to food banks, but millions still in need

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hunger and food insecurity across the United States have dropped measurably over the past six months, but the need remains far above pre-pandemic levels. And specialists in hunger is...