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Downtowner DC News

A roundup of newsworthy happenings around the District, including a hate-crimes bill, a hit-and-run, slowing population growth and a possible name change for Woodrow Wilson High School.

Hoyas Beat Defending Champs Villanova, 85-73 (photos)

The Feb. 20 win was the first for the Hoyas (16-10, 6-7 Big East) over a ranked opponent since 2017, and Ewing's first against a top-25 opponent in eight tries.

Protesting Trump’s Emergency Powers Declaration (photos)

Activists in Washington D.C. joined in with President's Day rallies across the country to protest President Donald Trump's decision to declare a national emergency...

Celebrating the Year of the Pig in Chinatown (photos)

The Feb. 10 parade, which featured traditional lion and dragon dances, firecrackers, beauty pageant winners and community groups, was organized by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association.

Cupid’s Undie Run Marks 10th Year in D.C. (photos)

On Feb. 10, several hundred hardy individuals jogged along city streets wearing nothing but their underwear to raise money for charity in D.C.'s Cupid’s Undie Run.

Inside the State of the Union (photos)

Photographer Jeff Malet shares a gallery of his photos from inside the House Chamber at President Donald J. Trump's State of the Union speech on Feb. 5.

Win Over Xavier Put Hoyas in 3rd Place in Big East (photos)

The Georgetown Hoyas men's basketball team turned in a stellar second half and overcame a sluggish start to defeat the visiting Xavier Musketeers 80-73 on Jan. 31.

Creighton Edges Georgetown 91-87 in Hoops Action (photos)

The two highest scoring teams in the BIG EAST Conference locked horns in a highly competitive and entertaining game. In the end, the Georgetown...

Women March in D.C. to Protest Trump and His Policies (photos)

This year's march came against the backdrop of a partial government shutdown, which began on Dec. 22 after the president refused to back down on his demand for border wall funding.

Wharf Hosts Ice House to Benefit Fuel Fund

The 10-by-20-foot structure, built of 98 large blocks (about 20,000 pounds’ worth) of ice, will be open to the public on Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from noon to 8 p.m.