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By Ben Feuerherd

Scenes and Signs From the March for Science

In cities across the globe, scientists and advocates took to the streets Saturday...View gallery »

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 8:21 PM

Trump: Tax Plan With 'Massive' Cuts Coming Next Week

Hoping to spur economic growth, President Donald Trump embarked Friday on new steps to dismantle some of the tax and financial regulations established by former President Barack Obama. Trump signed an executive... Read »

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 at 5:30 AM

Father of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Dies; Served in Congress

Lawrence Hogan Sr., a former Maryland congressman and father of Gov. Larry Hogan, has died at age 88. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 at 10:38 AM

DC Driver's Licenses to Add 'Washington, DC' to Top

DC Driver's Licenses to Add 'Washington, DC' to Top

You might notice a big change the next time you have to renew your DC driver's license. Read »

Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 at 7:22 PM
Eight-Foot Statue of Marion Barry Taking Shape

Eight-Foot Statue of Marion Barry Taking Shape

An 8-foot statue of "Mayor for Life" Marion Barry is taking shape. It's set to be erected outside the John A. Wilson Building in downtown D.C. News4's Tom Sherwood spoke with the sculptor, Steven... Watch »

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 at 5:26 AM

Sherwood's Notebook: Chickens and Cats, Oh My

Sherwood's Notebook: Chickens and Cats, Oh My

Last week, the D.C. Department of Health left a notice on the front door of Winkie Crigler and Tim Harr, informing them their chicken coop was illegal. It gave them 48 hours to get the chickens out of the... Read »

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 at 6:07 PM

DC Police Chief to Announce Boundary Shakeup

A major shakeup will change how D.C. police officers are assigned throughout the District, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham is expected to announce Wednesday. Read »

Friday, Apr 14, 2017 at 6:55 PM

Local Musician Makes Plans to Grow Medical Marijuana in Md.

Local Musician Makes Plans to Grow Medical Marijuana in Md.

A man who has been playing in D.C.-area bands since 1969 is planning to play in Maryland’s medical marijuana industry. Read »

Friday, Apr 14, 2017 at 10:47 AM

DC Mayor Wants to Lease Apartment Buildings for Homeless

DC Mayor Wants to Lease Apartment Buildings for Homeless

DC Mayor Muriel Bowser plans to start leasing apartment buildings in the District to house homeless families. Read »

Friday, Apr 14, 2017 at 6:10 AM

GOP Hopefuls for Virginia Governor Show Varied Debate Styles

GOP Hopefuls for Virginia Governor Show Varied Debate Styles

Three Republicans vying to be Virginia's next governor - a closely watched contest that could provide an early window on President Donald Trump's popularity - showed their markedly different styles in a... Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
Mark Murray
Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
Chuck Todd
Chuck Todd NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd is the Moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News' Political Director.
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