<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usMon, 20 Feb 2017 15:35:28 -0500Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:35:28 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[JFK Airport Security Breach]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:12:47 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/229*120/JFK-terminal-generic.jpg
The Transportation Security Administration says it is reviewing reports of a security breach at JFK airport this morning that resulted in 11 people getting through security without being checked. Three of the 11

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<![CDATA['Not My Presidents Day' Rallies Held Across US]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:25:03 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-643186394-edit.jpg
Presidents Day means a day off for many across the United States, and hundreds of people in cities from New York to Los Angeles were using it to send a message to the current occupant of the White House.

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<![CDATA[Some Fairfax Co. Residents Can Get Taxes Prepared for Free]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:24:57 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TLMD-impuesto-irs-formulario-W-2-forma-w2-shutterstock_406904200.jpg
Volunteers will help some Fairfax County residents prepare their taxes for free.

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<![CDATA[Weekday Passes for 'Infinity Mirrors' Exhibit Available]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:57:31 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/sparkles+katy+perry+instagram.png
The next round of passes for the artist Yayaoi Kusama's much-anticipated exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden became available Monday -- but you may have to visit on a weekday.

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<![CDATA[16-Year-Old Girl Reported Missing in DC]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:13:00 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Talisha+Coles.jpg
Police are searching for a 16-year-old girl who disappeared four days ago.]]>
<![CDATA[Dusty Baker Springs Into Action]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:23:13 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017813391_1200x675_880992835767.jpg
Nationals Manager Dusty Baker talks to News4's Carol Maloney about huge expectations this season, high fives and why he's a neat freak when it comes to his bench.]]>
<![CDATA[Bao Bao's Last Day in DC: Your Zoo Visit Survival Guide]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:22:18 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/30294433602_3682756444_k.jpg
Planning to visit the National Zoo's 3-year-old giant panda before she makes her grand farewell? Monday's your last chance! Read on for our tips on making the most of your visit.

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<![CDATA[Russia Compiling Dossier on Trump's Mind: Former Official]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:11:42 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/vladimir-putin-donald-trump.jpg
A dossier profiling the mind of President Donald Trump is being prepared for Russian President Vladimir Putin, a former senior Kremlin adviser tells NBC News. Among the report's preliminary conclusions is that Trump takes risks but can be naive, the adviser said. "Very serious preparatory work is going on in the Kremlin, including a paper — seven pages — describing a psychological portrait of Trump, especially based on this last two to three months, and the last weeks," said former Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Fedorov, who says he has known Trump since 2000. It's part of Putin's planning for his first meeting with Trump, the date for which has yet to be decided.

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<![CDATA[Food Fears: Dealing With Your Child's Peanut Allergy]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:56:38 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017816716_1200x675_880906819679.jpg
News4's Doreen Gentzler shares some major changes to the treatment for peanut allergies. ]]>
<![CDATA[An Egg Has Landed! National Arboretum Eagles Expecting Again]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:48:53 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DC+Eagle+Egg.jpg
The DC Eagle Cam is back, and the eagle pair at the National Arboretum are busily preparing their nest for the possibility of new eaglets.

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<![CDATA[Officer Credited for Helping Save Families From Growing Fire]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:38:51 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Clarksburg+Fire1.jpg
Two adults and two children had already escaped the house where the fire started, but the flames were growing and the officer saw that both homes on either side were in danger.

Photo Credit: Pete Piringer/Montgomery County Fire and Rescue]]>
<![CDATA[National Parks Free for Presidents Day]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:01:35 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/204*120/harpers-ferry_80300179.jpg
National parks will be free Monday in honor of Presidents Day.

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<![CDATA[Man Shot, Killed at Arlington House Party, Suspect at Large]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:37:48 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/arlington+county+party+shooting.jpg
Police said they responded to the 6300 block of 29th Street North, near Bishop Denis J. O’Connell High School, for reports of shots fired.

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<![CDATA[Lights Go Out Again at Washington Monument]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:32:10 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Washington+Monument2.jpg
The lights surrounding the Washington Monument are not working Sunday evening, marking the third time the monument has gone dark this year.

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<![CDATA[Emails Show Kushner's Stricter Approach on Ethics Than Trump]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:25:58 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_17023542554197.jpg
The Trump administration has struggled with ethics vetting for Cabinet nominees and faced criticism for the president's decision to remain invested in his business empire. When Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, prepared to enter the White House, however, the administration sought to do it by the book.

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<![CDATA[Employees Fired After Joining Day Without Immigrants Protest]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:35:05 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_1704764688735216x9.jpg
More than 100 employees across the country were fired from their jobs after skipping work to take part in last week's "Day Without Immigrants" demonstrations, which were aimed at showcasing the impact immigrants have on the U.S. economy.As NBC News reported, restaurants and day cares were among the businesses in states like Florida, Tennessee, Oklahoma and New York where bosses fired workers after they didn't show up for work in order to protest.A company in Tennessee laid off 18 employees after they participated in the nationwide demonstration on Thursday, NBC4 reported. The company's attorney said in a statement obtained by the news station that all employees were told they risked termination if they skipped work.Two employees in Florida claimed they were fired from their positions at Grace Community School, according to NBC2, though the head of the school insists no one was terminated. While 25 workers were fired from Ben's Kosher Delicatessen Restaurant & Caterers in Long Island, New York, on Friday, according to Telemundo 47.

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<![CDATA[New Spring Home for the Nationals]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:45:25 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Nationals3.jpg
The Nationals started full squad workouts at their new spring training home in West Palm Beach, Florida. Players and coaches are thrilled about the new complex, News4's Carol Maloney gives us a preview.]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Left at Shelter Comes With Heartbreaking Letter From Kid]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:47:35 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/humanesocietyfeuerherd.jpg
Rhino Lightning arrived at the Humane Society of Utah last week, with a spiral notebook filled back to front with a child's notes about the dog — a "striped dream," as the adoring author put it, the "Today" show reported.Addressed to Rhino's new family, the letter says the animal's "cheeks make a lot of slobber." He is "a good dog and he loves cuddles," and is a "very amazing puppy." Rhino "hates snow & swimming," but he "loves to run around" and to sleep under the blankets."The family told our receiving staff the notebook was written by one of their kids," Humane Society of Utah spokesperson Guinnevere Shuster told TODAY in an email. "It was​ filled with information about Rhino for his new​ ​family​."

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<![CDATA['Not My Presidents Day': Thousands to Protest Trump ]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 06:08:11 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-642648382.jpg
From coast to coast, thousands of people across the United States have spent their Presidents Day holiday weekend protesting Donald Trump's anti-immigration policies, and even more demonstrations are planned for Monday, NBC News reported. Protesters wielding signs in Dallas, Los Angeles and New York poured into the streets on Saturday calling for the establishment of sanctuary cities in order to end ICE raids. On Sunday, more than a thousand people rallied in New York City in support of Muslim Americans. Meanwhile, hundreds of scientists took to the streets of Boston urging Trump to recognize climate change and tackle environmental issues. Protesters held signs in the shape of telescopes and beakers that read, for example, "Scientists Serving the Common Good." The rally was taking place at the same time as the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in the city. And on Monday, even more rallies are expected in at least 20 cities across the U.S., including in Los Angeles; New York; Washington, D.C., and Chicago.

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<![CDATA[2-Year-Old Struck by Car in Critical Condition]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:55:25 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/215*120/2017-02-19_0751.png
A 2-year-old boy is critically injured after he was hit by a car in a parking lot in Takoma Park, Maryland, police said.]]>
<![CDATA[Special Police Officer Shot in Southeast DC]]> Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:46:54 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DC+police+officers.JPG
The woman was shot in the leg in the 2300 block of Green Street SE, D.C. police said.

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