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Top D.C. news: City attracted a record 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018; Robert Pear, 69, dies

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By Hoodline - Published on May 09, 2019.

Here's the most recent top news you may have missed in Washington.

3 years after Flower Branch Apartments explosion, Washington Gas discovers more gas leaks

Encarnacion Dubon still has a hard time sleeping at the Flower Branch Apartments, following an explosion that killed seven people in August 2016. “It’s very difficult for me because I still have that trauma,” said Dubon.

Read the full story on ABC Washington DC, WJLA.

How I got this body: He lost a foot off his waist by working out with personal trainers. When he went into cardiac arrest, they saved his life. | Washingtonian (DC)

After a quadruple bypass surgery, this man's doctors told him he wouldn't be alive if he hadn't gotten into shape.

Read the full story on washingtonian.

"Washington, DC attracted a record 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018"

Photo by PoPville flickr user Jeremy Kirkpatrick From a press release: "Destination DC (DDC), the official destination marketing organization for Washington, DC, today announced that Washington, DC attracted a record 21.9 million domestic visitors in 2018, the ninth consecutive year for touris

Read the full story on PoPville.

Robert Pear, a mainstay Times reporter in Washington, dies at 69

An understated but tenacious journalist who mastered national health care issues with reporting that became a must-read in the capital and beyond.

Read the full story on The New York Times.


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