Wounded Capitol Police officer takes to the field for special 1st pitch

WASHINGTON — One week after she was wounded in a ferocious firefight defending Republican members of Congress on an Alexandria ballfield, U.S. Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner was back on the diamond Wednesday night. Griner tossed the first ceremonial pitch at the ninth-annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game, at Watkins Recreation …

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DC’s July 4 rundown: Scheduled events, road closures around the Mall

WASHINGTON — The United States’ 241st birthday brings fireworks, music and parades — which in turn bring crowds and road closures. The National Park Service has announced the schedule for July 4 festivities around the National Mall and Capitol grounds. Events include: Smithsonian Folklife Festival: 11 a.m.—5 p.m. (National Mall, …

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