<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Top Stories]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/top-stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington https://www.nbcwashington.comen-usFri, 19 Jan 2018 12:51:48 -0500Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:51:48 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[8-Year-Old Boy Gets Brain Infection From Flu in Texas]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:30:47 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Flu_Brain_Infection_10p_01182018.jpg
The flu epidemic has had life-changing consequences for a Carrollton family in TexasDesiree Buckingham-Ramirez says her 8-year-old son Witten Ramirez is battling a brain infection that doctors say was caused by...

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<![CDATA[Poll: Record Share of Americans Strongly Disapprove of Trump]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:23:20 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/tru23AP_18008659441449.jpg
President Donald Trump ends his first year in office with 39 percent of Americans approving of his job performance, according to the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll — the lowest mark in...

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<![CDATA[What You Can and Can't Do During a Government Shutdown]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:35:22 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-896677738.jpg
The looming shutdown of the federal government would affect the everyday lives of people across the country, regardless of whether they're government workers.

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<![CDATA[Former Classmate of Tortured Child Recalls Him as 'Famished']]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:42:41 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Perris-Couple-Wedding-Photo.jpg
A former college classmate of one of the 13 tortured children said she will never forget the young man who wore the same clothes every day and didn't looked anyone in the eye.Angie Parra took a music...]]>
<![CDATA[New Clues in Killing of Man Who Vanished After Internet Date]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:54:34 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Marty+McMillan.jpg
Court records obtained by News4 give new clues about what happened to a 22-year-old who was killed in the home of an apparent stranger after he arranged to see a woman he met on a dating website.
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<![CDATA['Leading Men' Aims to Set Great Examples for DC Kids]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:27:56 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/leading_men.jpg
Jean Carlos Zambrana said he never had a school teacher that looked like him. Now, thanks to a D.C.-funded program called Leading Men, that could change. News4's Aimee Cho reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Amazon Raises Monthly Prime Cost Nearly 20 Percent]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:40:13 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/amazon+option.jpg
Amazon announced Friday that it raised its monthly Prime membership cost from $10.99 to $12.99, an 18 percent increase, CNBC reported.New members will begin paying the increased monthly price immediately, and...

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<![CDATA[Here's Which Roads Will Close for Friday's March for Life]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:34:23 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/march+for+life+012214+464383477.jpg
Tens of thousands of people are expected to flood the National Mall on Friday for the 45th annual March for Life.

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<![CDATA[Delta Wants Proof That Support Animals Are Trained]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:01:29 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/supportanimalonplane_1200x675.jpg
Delta Airlines has outlined some restrictions Friday for passengers traveling with support animals on board after a sharp rise of incidents during flights, CNBC reported. Delta Airlines will require passengers...

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<![CDATA[The Anti-Trump 'Resistance' Turns a Year Old — and Grows Up]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:36:29 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-632318086.jpg
The pink "pussy hat" is in a museum collection, protesters have left the airports and George Orwell's "1984" has fallen back off the best-seller list.But the energy behind the anti-Donald Trump protests...

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<![CDATA[Clues Sought in Copter Crash That Killed Zimbabwean Leader]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:22:17 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_18018807870400.jpg
A husband and wife who pushed for political change in Zimbabwe, an adventurous Texas investor and a pair of decorated pilots died in a fiery helicopter crash in a remote area in the U.S.

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<![CDATA['I Hate You, Americans': ISIS Leader Who Grew Up on NJ Shore]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:50:19 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/The_ISIS_Soldier_From_New_Jersey.jpg
Looking back at the jokes now, the lines like "I hate you, Americans" from a young man named Zulfi Hoxha don't seem so funny now, according to a co-worker. And the FBI missed him by a few months.
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<![CDATA[2 Teens Arrested After Va. School Evacuates Over Bomb Threat]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:18:45 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/hammond+ms+sign.jpg
Two 13-year-olds were arrested by Alexandria police after bomb threats shared on social media prompted police to evacuate one school for a K-9 search.]]>
<![CDATA[LA Times Parent Company Launches Probe of Publisher]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:43:14 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-181819203.jpg
The parent company of the Los Angeles Times said Thursday it is investigating allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate workplace conduct involving the paper's publisher Ross Levinsohn.The alleged...

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<![CDATA[Husband and Wife Team Controls Fairfax's Deer Population]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:35:48 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/Fairfax_Controlling_Deer_Population_With_Sterilization.jpg
The City of Fairfax is lowering its deer population without killing the animals. Jackie Bensen followed the husband and wife team who work to catch deer so they can be sterilized.]]>
<![CDATA[Study: Hits to Head, Not Concussions, Cause CTE]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:30:28 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/CTE+scan.jpg
Head injuries - not concussions - cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease most commonly associated with NFL players, a new study says.

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<![CDATA[Ryan Begs Senate Dems to Not Shut Down Government]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:56:11 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_SPEAKER_RYAN_011818-151632574209200002.jpg
Speaker Paul Ryan spoke briefly after the House passed a bill to continue funding the government. He implored Democratic senators to pass the bill to avoid a shutdown.  ]]>
<![CDATA[Unusual Cracked Rail at Scene of Metro Derailment]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:32:18 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/011518+metro+derailment+tunnel.jpg
Cracked rails may not be uncommon in transit systems, but the one in the area where a train derailed Monday morning was unusual for Metro.

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<![CDATA[Federal Workers Bracing for Possible Shutdown]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:34:45 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/Federal_Workers_Bracing_for_Possible_Shutdown.jpg
Federal workers living in Prince George's County, Maryland, are worried about a possible government shutdown. Tracee Wilkins reports how a shutdown would affect the county.]]>
<![CDATA[Charges Against 129 Inauguration Riot Defendants Dismissed]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:13:01 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-632229348.jpg
The government will dismiss charges against 129 defendants in the Inauguration Day riots case to focus on a group of 59 believed most responsible for the violence and damage.

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<![CDATA[Drunk Driver Sentenced in Death of Md. Community Activist]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:38:12 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/greg+hall+web+thumb+ready.jpg
Two years after businessman and Prince George's County community activist Gregory Hall died in a car crash in Capitol Heights, Maryland, the drunk driver who hit him was sentenced to prison.]]>
<![CDATA['They Were Just Beautiful': Mom Honors Kids Killed in Fire]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:09:02 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Boone+Pyle+family1.jpg
In her first interview since the tragedy, a Maryland mother who lost her children and their grandparents to a Christmas tree fire.]]>
<![CDATA[House Unveils Landmark Sexual Harassment Overhaul Bill]]> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:09:08 -0500 https://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-896677738.jpg
Lawmakers would be required to pay for sexual harassment settlements themselves under a new bipartisan legislation introduced Thursday, part of an effort to overhaul Capitol Hill's decades-old secretive system...

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