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What Kalorini says is correct. I did this a year ago and it worked fine. Have your dad/mom go to MD DMV with you, register the car in your name in MD, and then bring it to the DC DMV to have it registered in your name.
All of this works assuming your parents own the car outright. If there is a lien, you are stuck paying the excise tax.