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James Avery, Uncle Phil From ‘Fresh Prince,’ Dead at 68

Actor Alfonso Ribeiro posted on Facebook Wednesday afternoon that his Fresh Prince of Bel Air co-star James Avery, who played Uncle Phil, has died.

01/01/2014

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Beyoncé Under Fire For Sampling Audio From Challenger Crash

Beyoncé’s latest album, her fifth solo studio record, has come under fire for sampling audio from the 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, which killed seven crew members.

12/30/2013

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U. of Md.’s Testudo Statue Set Ablaze

It is a tradition for University of Maryland, College Park students to leave offerings for the Testudo statue in front of McKeldin Library for luck during finals. But, to the chagrin of students who idolize the iconic figure, the statue caught on fire at some point Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

12/18/2013

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Girlfriend Says Zimmerman Pointed Shotgun at Her

George Zimmerman was charged with assault Monday after his girlfriend called deputies to the home where they were living and claimed he pointed a shotgun at her during an argument, authorities said.

11/18/2013

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Ohio State’s Marching Band Masters M.J.’s Signature Dance Move

At the halftime show of the Ohio State versus University of Iowa football game Saturday, Buckeye fans were treated to more than just a 34-24 win.

10/21/2013

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D. Floyd Celebrates 30 Years of Go-Go With Black Carpet Affair

This Saturday, The Howard Theatre will host the Black Carpet Affair celebrating D.C. native D. Floyd’s 30 years of musical contributions on the Go-Go Scene.

10/17/2013

The 9:30 Club on Sept. 2, 2013. (Photo credit: George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Longtime 9:30 Club Manager Dead at 35

Josh Burdette, the 35-year-old 9:30 Club manager remembered by frequent show-goers for his shaved head, piercings and tattoos, has died.

09/02/2013

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DC Dept. of Health May Subsidize Medical Marijuana for Low Income Patients

The D.C. Department of Health may begin subsidizing medical marijuana for low income city residents.

08/22/2013

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Rep: Chris Brown Suffers Seizure Because of Stress

Grammy-winner Chris Brown has suffered a seizure brought on by intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress, his publicist said Saturday.

08/11/2013