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Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith bring some laughter during African American museum opening ceremony

Media mogul Oprah Winfrey and actor Will Smith came together on stage to deliver remarks at the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Sept. 24. Winfrey gave $20 million dollars to the museum, making her the single biggest donor.

Obama on African American museum: 'Helps to tell a richer, fuller story of who we are.'

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, President Obama said the museum helps to "better understand the lives of the president, but also the slave."

SAT scores fall modestly in a year of transition for college admission test

Following lowest scores in a decade in 2015, this year’s numbers continued downward. But test results only cover students who took the old version, which ended in January.

Who Says Bach And Breakdance Don't Go Together?

On January 6-8, Warner Theatre is going to get a taste of the twists and moves from The Flying Steps. These four time World Breakdance Champions and renowned opera director Christoph Hagel collaborate to bring down the barrier between high society and urban culture. [ more › ]

Jay Gruden might have just revived the Redskins again

The coach has a knack for getting his team to respond in its most desperate moments, like Sunday at New York.

Md. fracking regulations include enhanced buffers around wells

The regulations would take effect in October 2017, after a moratorium on the controversial gas-extraction practice expires.

Real or myth: An Underground Railroad house in the South?

Many such claims are hype, but this house on Pocahontas Island in Virginia may be different

Outgoing D.C. schools leader wants to move out of public eye

Kaya Henderson says she doesn’t want another public-sector job anytime soon: “I am tired.”

Go Home Already: Photos From Puff Daddy's Reunion In D.C.

Plus, D.C.'s temperature drops below 60 degrees for the first time since early June, and more end-of-day news. [ more › ]

PM Update: Mainly an overnight rain threat, slowly clearing Tuesday

A weak cold front brings some needed rain tonight. We might see a lot more later this week.

Policy Riders And Lack Of Statehood Put A Major Burden On Abortion Care In D.C.

While D.C. bucks the national trend of enacting barriers to abortion access, it still can't help fund the procedure for its residents. [ more › ]

Flying V's 'Be Awesome' Is A Somber Look At 90s Nostalgia

Flying V captures the feel of the decade for those who grew up in it without alienating those who didn’t. [ more › ]

How one man is working to preserve a historic town on the Underground Railroad

Pocahontas Island is a peninsula located within the city limits of Petersburg, Va., and IT is said to be one of the oldest black communities in the U.S. Richard Stewart, the unofficial mayor of the town, has dedicated his life and earnings to preserve what he calls a "very sacred place."

One man’s quest to preserve the haunting black history of Pocahontas Island

Richard Stewart has transformed one of country’s oldest African American communities into a homespun historical park

First Look: People's Bao Wants This Chinese Street Food To Go Mainstream

"Bao deserves a space in the American culinary landscape," says the owner of a new food truck. [ more › ]

A guide to the best bars without TVs in the Washington area

Whether you're avoiding the political debates or Monday Night Football, these bars can be invaluable.

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