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Washington Monument to Close for At Least 9 Months for Elevator Repairs

The lone, balky elevator that takes visitors to the top of the 555-foot Washington Monument needs a major renovation that will require closing the landmark for nine months, officials said Wednesday. »

Backpacks 4 Kids 4K Run Comes to Yards Park Sunday

Backpacks 4 Kids 4K Run Comes to Yards Park Sunday

Whether you’re an avid runner or were just inspired by the Olympics, head to the Yards Park Sunday afternoon to take part in the NBC4 Backpack 4 Kids 4K Fun Run. »

Washington Monument Reopens After Elevator Problems

Washington Monument Reopens After Elevator Problems

The Washington Monument will open on time Monday after an elevator problem closed the monument twice over the weekend. »

Bill Bellamy Performing at DC Comedy Club

Bill Bellamy Performing at DC Comedy Club

Tickets are still available for comedian Bill Bellamy’s special event stand-up shows at D.C. Improv August 11-14. »

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Actor Barry Jenner Dead

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Actor Barry Jenner Dead

Jenner died Monday in Los Angeles of acute myeloid leukemia. He was best known for acting in "Deep Space Nine," the 1990s iteration of "Star Trek." »

7-Eleven's Bring Your Own Cup Day Returns

7-Eleven's Bring Your Own Cup Day Returns

Grab the biggest cup-like container you can find and head to 7-Eleven this weekend! »

Washington Monument Reopens, Closes Again

Washington Monument Reopens, Closes Again

The monument closed again on Sunday after the elevator doors would not open at the 490 feet level. »

Shake Shack to Offer Free Burgers Tuesday

Shake Shack to Offer Free Burgers Tuesday

In celebration of its 100th chain opening, Shake Shack locations worldwide are offering free burgers to their first 100 customers Tuesday. »

DC Named 'Restaurant City of the Year'

DC Named 'Restaurant City of the Year'

The Washington, D.C. restaurant scene is getting more national recognition. The magazine Bon Appétit has named D.C. the "Restaurant City of the Year." »

Something New Just Popped Up in Arlington

A pop-up plaza has opened at the parking lot at Courthouse Square. »

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