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Malala receives standing ovations in D.C.

(USA TODAY) -- Washington welcomed Malala Yousafzai, 16, with a standing ovation at two events Friday.

Malala waved to the excited audience as she confidently walked down the steps of the World Bank Atrium for her public conversation with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.

Dressed in a traditional shalwar kameez, she spoke proudly of her campaign for education for all girls and boys, at times joking about how she and her brothers argue at home.

One year ago, Malala was shot at point-blank range in the head by the Taliban while on her way home from school. Two other girls were also injured in the incident.

Caught on cam: Squirming mice fill cafe's glue boards

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) -- WUSA9 finds several squirming and dead mice in a local cafe and reports on other recent health department closures.

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Man in custody after refusing to give up his knife at DC Metro

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Police had to use pepper ball gun on a suspect who refused to surrender his knife. 

This incident happened at the Farragut West Metro station.

The suspect was taken into custody.

A couple of officers were treated for exposure to the pepper ball, police said.


Cutting board roach, rat droppings, & restaurant closures

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) -- An all American hamburger chain closed and restaurants with roaches and rodents.  Those and five other suspensions in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

Click here to see photos from this week's Restaurant Alert and hundreds of other DC area closures.

WUSA9 Soapbox: GMU Students

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- What are college students saying about the Government Shutdown?

Surae Chinn and photographer Jeff Cridland  took our WUSA9 Soapbox to George Mason University.

Tower goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) --  The 1625 Eye Street Tower is going pink every night in October for breast cancer awareness month. The building was lit pink on Monday night.

It's the 7th year the G'town Visitation's Think Pink Society has been involved. Ebeauty Community joins it in kicking off a month-long wig donation drive.

Carolyn Keller of E. Beauty Community, and a two-time breast cancer survivor, started the wig drive to help women deal with a dreaded side effect of their cancer treatments: hair loss.

Monday night's event honored Teresa Larson, the wife of WUSA 9 producer-writer Mike Bratton. She died of breast cancer August 4th.

If you'd like to donate to the wig exchange program, there will be drop off boxes all month in the lobby at 1625 Eye Street, NW and another at 1350 Eye Street, NW. You can get more information on the wig exchange at EBeauty.com.


10 Best DC Restaurants

(WUSA9) -- Small plates and international fare are on the menu at many D.C. restaurants. 

Take a look at these photos of 10Best's top 10 D.C. restaurants. 

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(Photos from 10Best.com)