Category Archives: District of Columbia

D.C. Cherry Blossoms Near Peak Bloom

Cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin are a sure sign that spring has officially arrived in the District of Columbia. Tens of thousands of tourists and locals alike took advantage of the unseasonably warm temperatures on Saturday to enjoy this … Continue reading

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Spring Has Sprung in Dupont Circle

Mother Nature has apparently decided that spring should arrive several weeks early in the District of Columbia. A mild winter and May-like temperatures over the last few days have prompted daffodils, flowers and even the city’s famous cherry trees to … Continue reading

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Obama Raises $1.4 Million at D.C. LGBT Fundraiser

President Barack Obama cited the repeal of the ban on openly gay and lesbian servicemembers as his administration’s most important LGBT-specific accomplishments at a private fundraiser in Washington, D.C., on Thursday night that raised $1.4 million for his re-election campaign. … Continue reading

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Gray Attends World AIDS Day Vigil in Dupont Circle

Speaking at a World AIDS Day candlelight vigil in Dupont Circle on Thursday, Dec. 1, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray stressed his administration remains committed to fighting the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Washington. Gray pointed out to the roughly 75 … Continue reading

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Shots Fired Near the White House

Shots were fired between two cars that were speeding near the White House late on Friday, Nov. 11. WJLA reported that two U.S. Park Police officers heard gunshots and saw two vehicles speeding down Constitution Avenue near the Ellipse and … Continue reading

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Vincent Gray and Amy Winehouse Yuck It Up at High Heel Race

It was quite a scene at the 25th annual High Heel Race in Dupont Circle on Tuesday, Oct. 25, when D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray yucked it up with the late Amy Winehouse. Gray literally stopped in his tracks when he … Continue reading

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Gay Servicemembers Challenge DOMA in Federal Court

A group of gay and lesbian servicemembers filed a lawsuit challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act in federal court in Boston on Thursday, Oct. 27. The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network and Chadbourne and Parke held a press conference with … Continue reading

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