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The Emancipation Day Parade and Festival will be downtown Tuesday as scheduled, despite security concerns in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon explosions.
The Boston Police Department is reporting that there are two dead and at least 23 people injured in bombings near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
The Neighborhood Files
Cold weather has once again pushed back the peak bloom date for the hundreds of cherry blossom trees around the DC Tidal Basin.
Cool temperatures and buds still closed up tight prompted an adjustment to the 2013 cherry blossoms peak bloom date around the DC Tidal Basin, The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang reported.
Metro says system-wide capability not possible until 2015, but the Congressional deadline is Sept. 30 of this year.
Heavy, wet snow blanketed the trees around the DC Tidal Basin Sunday night and Monday.
Read the full text of President Barack Obama's speech made on the occasion of his second inauguration.
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Watch the ceremony online or visit the tree throughout the holiday season.
With Hurricane Sandy, increasing outages are being reported across Northern Virginia and the District Monday.
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