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Morning Roundup: In Space Edition

In the news: After whistleblower lawsuit, DCPS renews controversial contract, and more. [ more › ]

Washington Navy Yard on lockdown after report of shooter

The Washington Navy Yard was on lockdown Thursday as police responded to a report of a shooter at the facility, authorities said.The call came in about 7:40 a.m. and police immediately flooded the area, the scene a 2013 shooting that left a dozen people dead. Few details were immediately available on the latest report.Read full article >>

Park Police Respond To Reports Of a Possible Shooter At Navy Yard

Details are scarce, but the shooter is unconfirmed at this moment. [ more › ]

Eleven Oaks is a new development that straddles Fairfax county and Fairfax city

Eleven Oaks, a 7.6-acre community of townhouses and single-family houses in Northern Virginia, offers buyers a choice between living in Fairfax City or Fairfax County. Of the 49 homes, 12 are in the city, and the rest are in the county. Show More Summary

Before Foo Fighters’ big birthday bash, relive RFK Stadium’s landmark gigs

If Dave Grohl can break a leg during a Foo Fighters concert and still finish the gig, there’s no way he’s missing his band’s 20th anniversary celebration at RFK Stadium. The Fourth of July festival, which comes exactly 20 years after...Show More Summary

R&B singer Bilal is on a roll as he heads to the Birchmere

Bilal is on a roll. The 35-year-old R&B singer has been a go-to session musician since the ’90s, scoring vocal credits on records like Jay Z’s “American Gangster” and Common’s “Like Water for Chocolate,” but lately his name has been popping up more than usual. Show More Summary

Tove Lo, Diana Ross and more just-announced concerts

Grab tickets to these concerts before they sell out.Tove Lo9:30 Club, Oct. 19, $30. If you’re “Talking Body,” then you’re probaly talking about Swedish pop sensation Tove Lo, who played a buzzy set at Sweetlife in May. In October, she’ll return to the area for a proper headlining set at the 9:30 Club. GET TICKETS: Thursday at 10 a.m. through Ticketfly.Read full article >>

Stuff to do in D.C., Maryland and Virginia from July 2-8

Find some of the best events of the next 7 days in this week’s Top Stops.ThursdayFaces of D.C. and Places of D.C. This cocktail party celebrates the winners of the Faces of D.C. and Places of D.C. spring photography competition. Head...Show More Summary

Upscale mixed-use development opens near National Cathedral

The Bozzuto Group recently held the grand opening of the long-anticipated Cathedral Commons development, which includes 137 rental apartments and eight upscale townhouses for rent.The mixed-use development, at 3401 Idaho Ave. NW near the National Cathedral, cost $125 million to build.Read full article >>

Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: Stubborn shower and storm chances through the holiday weekend

We’re keeping away the big time heat, but the forecast features regular shower and storm chances.

D.C. community calendar, July 2-9, 2015

Thursday, July 2Memorials of the Mall A National Park Service ranger leads a walking tour of America’s front yard. Daily from 10 a.m.-noon and 8-10 p.m. Lincoln Memorial Plaza, 23rd Street NW and West Potomac Park. 202-426-6841. Free.Read full article >>

Former Moco Council member Valerie Ervin announces for Congress

Valerie Ervin, a former member of the Montgomery County Council and school board, announced her candidacy Wednesday for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District seat. She is the sixth person to enter April’s Democratic primary to replace Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D) in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read full article >>

Weather Gang: PM Update: Evening showers wind down, more rain possible on a mild Thursday

A pleasant evening for most. Those who saw slow-moving showers, more of what we’ve been used to seeing lately. Raindrops may be around at times tomorrow.

Water main break in Wheaton closes Georgia Avenue; homes evacuated

About 21/2 million gallons of water spilled from an old water main onto Georgia Avenue in the Wheaton area Wednesday, closing the southbound lanes of the busy street between Shorefield and Weisman roads.Read full article >>

D.C.’s Bowser hails increase in city minimum wage to $11.50 per hour

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser celebrated the first day of the city’s minimum-wage increase to $10.50 on Wednesday, calling the move an important step that “Congress has been unwilling to take” toward ensuring that citizens can survive in an era of rising costs and rapid local growth.Read full article >>

Local roundup: Man charged in May slaying of Southeast woman

THE DISTRICTSuspect arrested in May slaying D.C. police have made an arrest in the May slaying of a 46-year-old woman.Delonta Jovon Wynn, 34, of Southeast Washington was arrested and charged with murder in the death of Darlene Marie Bryant, also of Southeast. Read full article >>

Kelly: ‘It was a debacle’: Behind the scenes of the very first rock-and-roll convention

From behind the wheel of his Galaxie 500, Gary Groth could just make out the glowing ember moving up and down in the shadows of the hotel stairwell — up, down, up, down — like a miniature sun gripped between the teeth of a clench-jawed, speed-addled giant.Read full article >>

Dr. Gridlock: Major flooding shuts down southbound Georgia Avenue

Updated at 5:33 p.m.About 2.5 million gallons of water spilled onto Georgia Avenue in Wheaton on Wednesday, closing the southbound lanes of the busy road between Shorefield and Weisman roads.Authorities said the southbound lanes of Georgia Avenue will remain closed until sometime Thursday.Read full article >>

Alexandria and Arlington County crime report

AlexandriaThese were among incidents reported by the Alexandria Police Department. For information, call 703-838-4636 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/police.ASSAULTSAlexander Ave. E., unit block, 1:57 a.m. June 22. Two people fought. An arrest was made. Read full article >>

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