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D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray sent an outraged letter to the U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday complaining that the agency is "paralyzing" city traffic with its frequent road closures.
The Washington Nationals have announced the details for NatsFest 2014, with a new venue set to host the annual preseason celebration for fans.
"Drone" is a dirty word at this week's drone industry convention in Washington.
From farmers to filmmakers, a host of American industries eagerly await the opportunity to take advantage of drones. But the slow wheels of Washington could slow the job creation, economic impact and technological advances offered by the unmanned craft.
As protesters outside railed against drones' potential to be used for spying and other evils, industry leaders and government officials at this week's unmanned vehicles convention focused on writing the right laws and regulations to balance the craft's vast economic potential with protecting personal privacy.
For the third time in as many days, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray stood at a podium on Wednesday to highlight the District's progress during his tenure — a defiant stand less than a week after his attorney rebuked the media's "rush to judgment" over a shadow-campaign scandal that has besmirched Mr. Gray's first 18 months in office.
Eager to tout the District's progress on the HIV/AIDS epidemic at a worldwide summit on his home turf, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray took the stage at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Monday for a respite from the scandal that has dogged his days and nights since the 2010 campaign. Yet trouble found him.
Visitors to the District last year spent $6 billion on items like hotels, restaurants, transportation and attractions, an increase of more than 6 percent over 2010, tourism officials said.
The D.C. Council passed a measure Tuesday that expands its self-imposed ban on profane or abusive language to any public meeting attended by members, a swift response to a blowup between two members at the council's retreat on Valentine's Day.