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Welcome To Washington

Washington DC is truly one of the centers of power and influence in the world and provides incredible cultural, historical, arts, entertainment and political experiences that are incredible. Washington DC has fantastic museums, led by the 19 Smithsonian museums, including the National Zoo, shopping, dining, and nightlife befitting a world-class metropolis. Travellers will find the city to be exciting, cosmopolitan, and international.

Washington, D.C.'s Districts:

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EXPLORE Washington

Washington D.C. every year holds many noteworthy festivals and events. These include the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Fourth of July fireworks on the National Mall as well as numerous art and music festivals across various neighborhoods in the District. Search for top events in Washington, DC

National Mall - The primary destination for DC tourists, the National Mall stretches from the Lincoln Memorial on the west end to the Capitol Building at the other end, as well as all the Smithsonian Museums, National Archives, the White House the Tidal Basis and more.

North Central - includes areas like Dupont Circle, Shaw, Adams Morgan, Columbia Heights and is one of DC's trendiest neighborhoods with plenty of nightlife, great ethnic restaurants, music.

West - Includes Georgetown, the National Zoo, famous Georgetown shopping, historic village, Embassy Row and influence from nearby univerisities.

East - Capitol Hill, Near Northeast, Brookland, Anacostia - Starting at the Capitol Building and Library of Congress, this district includes Union Station, DDUX favorite Eastern Market the National Arboretum, the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, quirky nightlife in the Atlas District, the East District has gone through tremendous changes over the past ten years.

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Weather Forecast for Washington

Overnight

Mostly clear, with a low around 73. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Thursday

Sunny, with a high near 92. North wind around 6 mph.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 75. Light south wind.

Saturday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Saturday Night

A chance of thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday

A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Monday

Sunny, with a high near 88.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 70.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 93.

Tuesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.

Wednesday

A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Locals Tips

D.C. is a city full of amazing combinations of history and innovation. DDUX CEO favorites include visiting the Lincoln Memorial after midnight, the Korean War Veterans Memorial at night when it is snowing and dining in the Dupont Circle area. Get more tips from the locals to find the tried-and-true venues, as well as the new classics. Read more

Washington News and Events

Park Police Officer Claims Self Defense in Ghaisar Shooting



A U.S. Park Police officer who shot and killed Bijan Ghaisar on the George Washington Parkway in 2017 says in recent court filings that he opened fire in self-defense. News4's Jackie Bensen reports.

Dems Square Off on Immigration During First Debate



News4's Aaron Gilchrist reports immigration was one topic that candidates sparred over at the first Democratic presidential debate.

US House Wants Investigation of FBI Discrimination Claims



The U.S. House Judiciary Committee wants an investigation into the alleged sexual harassment of women at the FBI training academy in Quantico, 30 miles south of D.C.

Virginia Woman's Therapy Dog Found After Running Away



A woman who suffers from severe anxiety has been reunited with her emotional support dog Ozzy thanks to a worker at the I-66 transfer station in Fairfax County. News4's Meagan Fitzgerald was there when the woman...

Camera Captures Moment Car Slams Into Scooter Rider in Md.



It was a terrifying scene captured on a business' security camera: a scooter zooming down Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda, Maryland, when a car makes a left turn and slams into the rider.

Photo Credit: News4

DC Council Split on Mobile Betting App Contract



The District is just a few months away from having legal sports betting, but some pieces are up in the air, like when the mobile app will be available.

The Science Behind Europe's Heat Wave



As climate changes, heat waves are getting more extreme: in Europe, countries like France, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic are seeing their hottest June temperatures ever. Storm Team4 Meteorologist Amelia

Howard Student Killed in Crash Dreamed of Becoming Dentist

Brittany Burks was studying at Howard University to become a dentist.

On-Demand Bus Service Begins Operating in Montgomery County

Montgomery County Transportation has a new transit service called Ride On Flex. Riders can take the on demand transit with no fixed stops or schedules.

Boy Battling Terminal Illness Becomes Pilot for a Day

Thirteen-year-old O'Rian Jolley participates in the Check-6 Foundation's biannual Pilot for a Day program at Joint Base Andrews in Prince George's County.

McDonald's Employees Held at Gunpoint in Northeast



D.C. police are looking for three suspects who robbed a McDonald's restaurant in Northeast Washington at gunpoint on Tuesday morning.Surveillance video inside the store showed the three men rush into the store,...

Fourth of July in DC: National Mall Events Schedule

Washington, D.C. July 4th fireworks

Black Women Say White Man Harassed Them at Pool in Md.



Two black women say a white man harassed them at a Maryland apartment complex pool, and the man recorded the confrontation for social media.

Fourth of July Fireworks to Be DC's Biggest Ever: Report

Fireworks are launched over the National Mall to celebrate the United States' Independence Day July 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. Thousands gather throughout the city to watch the display and enjoy festivities. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

What to Watch for on Night 1 of the Democratic Debates



News4's Aaron Gilchrist breaks down what you should watch for at the first Democratic debates.

Nationals Park Prepares for Congressional Baseball Game

Nationals Park is preparing for the Congressional Baseball Game on June 26, 2019.

Woman Caught on Video in Apartment Arson Case Arrested: MPD

Laketia Hazelwood, 31, is sought by D.C. police in connection with an arson case.

Virginia Assistant Principal Killed in Head-On Crash



The assistant principal of a Loudoun County high school was killed Monday in a head-on crash.

Activists Call for Leesburg Council Members to Resign



Some residents in Leesburg, Virginia, are calling for the resignation of two members of the city council after comments they wrote on recent proclamations. News4's Chris Gordon reports.

Jacob's Law to Strengthen Surrogacy Rights in Virginia



A new law in Virginia will strengthen surrogacy rights for gay and straight couples as well as single parents.

Arena Stage to Host 11-Hour Mueller Report Marathon Reading



The Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater is hosting an 11-hour marathon read of the Mueller Report's second volume on July 11.

Photo Credit: Alex Wong / Getty Images

Evans Demands Chance to Defend Self to DC Council



Council member Jack Evans made a surprise statement to the D.C. Council Tuesday demanding an opportunity to defend himself before a vote to strip him of a powerful committee post.
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Changing Climate Contributes to Air Quality Decline



Air quality in the D.C. area declines as heat and humidity go up. Storm Team4 Meteorologist Amelia Draper explains.

Montgomery County Lifeguard Saves Child From Drowning



An 18-year-old lifeguard saved a child's life by diving in after them, pulling them out of the pool, and immediately performing CPR.

Photo Credit: NBC Washington

Fairfax County Police Report Increase in Online Scams



The Fairfax County Police Department says online scams are so prevalent that it has four detectives specifically assigned to investigating such complaints. News4's Drew Wilder explains some steps you can...

Evans Investigations Give DC Reason to Pause on Betting

Guests place bets at Race & Sports SuperBook at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino March 15, 2018.

US Attorney's Office Asked to Review Metro Stun Gun Incident

A video of the incident has gone viral on social media, as it appears to show a Metro Transit Police officer using a taser on a man who allegedly interfered in an MTPD investigation.

A Father's Fight Against Guardrails He Believes Are Deadly

Since his daughter Hannah's death at 17, Steve Eimers has been doing his own research on the controversial X-Lite guardrail that which pierced Hannah's vehicle.

Woman Says Slain Good Samaritan Should Not Have Helped Her



A woman testified that the man who was killed while trying to stop her attacker in Arlington, Virginia, last fall should not have intervened. News4's Meagan Fitzgerald reports.

Metro to Help Late-Night Workers With Ride-Share Costs



Metro wants to make it cheaper for you to get home if you work the late shift. So now it's helping you pay the bill for your next ride-share trip. News4's Darcy Spencer reports.

DC Council Plans Investigation of Jack Evans



The chairman of the D.C. Council says there will be an independent investigation on council member Jack Evans to find out if he violated ethics rules. News4's Mark Segraves reports.

1 Killed, Suspect Injured in Crash on BW Parkway



A woman is dead after a suspect struck her stopped vehicle Monday night on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (MD-295).

Photo Credit: NBC Washington

Tall Ship Providence to Arrive Soon in Alexandria

Providence is a replication of a ship that once served in the Continental Navy and was one of the most renowned ships in the Revolutionary War.

Metro Studies Whether to Build Another Tunnel Under Potomac



Currently, the Silver, Blue and Orange Metrorail lines all need to take turns cramming through one tunnel from Rosslyn into D.C., skipping over Georgetown along the way. But now, Metro is studying whether...

Hundreds Mourn Maryland Woman Who Died in Dominican Republic



Hundreds of family members and friends expressed grief and anger as they said goodbye to a Prince George's County woman who was found dead in a Dominican Republic hotel room last month.

FTC Clarifies Rules Protecting US Service Member Credit



In 2018, Congress first required credit reporting agencies to notify service members of changes to their credit. Now, Susan Hogan reports on how the FTC has clarified some of the changes.

Charges Dropped After Metro Officer Uses Stun Gun on Man

A video of the incident has gone viral on social media, as it appears to show a Metro Transit Police officer using a taser on a man who allegedly interfered in an MTPD investigation.