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A demonstrator with the Falun Gong protest group stands near the hotel where Chinese President Xi Jinping is staying Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015, in downtown Seattle. Xi is stopping in Seattle on his way to Washington, D.C., for a White House state dinner on Friday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Members of Congress join protests of Chinese Falun Gong persecution

- The Washington Times

Lihua Chi stood Thursday in 100-degree weather on the U.S. Capitol’s West Lawn, relating via an interpreter how she was beaten and imprisoned four times, and how her husband was tortured to death in her homeland of China.

The Watergate Complex is seen in Washington, on Tuesday, July 21, 2009. The Watergate Hotel, part of a complex made famous by a presidential scandal, is heading to the auction block Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Iconic District chef Palladin to be honored at Watergate dinner

- The Washington Times

The District’s iconic Watergate Hotel will host an all-star chef dinner Tuesday to honor French culinary expert Jean-Louis Palladin, whose restaurant has been a staple of the hotel since 1979. Palladin ran the restaurant until his death in 2001 from lung cancer.

In this Tuesday, April 4, 2017 photo, Baltimore Police Department Commissioner Kevin Davis speaks at a news conference at the department's headquarters in Baltimore, in response to the Department of Justice's request for a 90-day delay of a hearing on its proposed overhaul of the police department. Hundreds of Baltimore residents are expected to show up to offer commentary, critiques and recommendations regarding a proposed agreement to overhaul the city's troubled police force. A judge on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, denied a request to delay the hearing, calling the Trump administration's request a "burden and inconvenience." (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Body cam shows Baltimore officer planting drugs

- Associated Press

A Baltimore officer’s police powers have been suspended after defense attorneys released a body camera video that they said shows an officer planting drugs.

Metro has removed the last of its 1000 Series rail cars and 4000 Series rail cars from the tracks and replaced them with the safer 7000 Series. (Associated Press)

D.C. Metro system replaces all old rail cars with safer series

- The Washington Times

Metro finally has retired its 41-year-old rail cars — seven years after federal inspectors said they posed “an unacceptable risk” to subway riders and were partially to blame for the transit system’s deadliest crash.

Rowers along the sun glistened Potomac River pass the Jefferson Memorial as another hot day dawns in Washington, Friday, July 14, 2017. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Maryland lawmakers oppose a highway bridge from Virginia

- The Washington Times

Regional lawmakers on Wednesday approved looking into constructing a northern bridge across the Potomac River, despite opposition from Montgomery County and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration.

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