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A racism conundrum spouts from Chevy Chase fountain

(Toni L. Sandys / The Washington Post)

Community groups are split about whether to rename landmark named after a senator with racist views.


Religion events from around the Washington area

Crèchè exhibits, Festival of Lights, Kwanzaa, klezmer concert, yoga, New Year’s Eve at St. Columba’s.


Letting it fly helps Eagles pull away

(Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Christian Matthews and Sylvester Ogbonda help No. 4 National Christian beat No. 13 South Lakes in tournament play.


Trash strike slows collections in some Montgomery neighborhoods

Workers charged that their company, Unity Disposal of Laurel, refuses to negotiate a fair contract.


Depth helps keep Old Mill unbeaten

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | Kiara Jackson makes the most of her first varsity start, scoring 11 points to help hand Northern its first loss.


By spring, O’Malley’s potential path could come into focus

(Patrick Semansky / AP)

Outgoing Maryland governor will wait to see how Democrats receive Hillary Clinton before saying if he will run.


Driver in Christmas Day crash in Colesville dies

(Michael S. Williamson / The Washington Post)

Driver dies in crash in Colesville

Traffic, transit tips for the holiday weekend

Military Bowl in Annapolis highlights otherwise quiet weekend for local travel.


Downtown Bethesda could become ‘green’ community

(Bill O'Leary / The Washington Post)

Montgomery planners are working on an environmentally friendly pilot program for next 20-year growth plan.


Once-rare express toll systems now widespread in region

The 95 Express Lanes are the latest addition to programs that are expanding highway capacity.


Santa delivered a lot of guns

It turns out that besides iPads, Santa was also busy delivering a lot of guns for Christmas.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

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Merry Christmas, sweetheart.
Here’s your Hello Kitty assault rifle.

Gun happy men are leaving weaponry under the tree — and women are loving it.

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Dan Morse

Md. plane crash shattered picture of a happy family

Tragedy struck the home of Marie and Ken Gemmell, killing her and two of their three children.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Dwindling group of Pearl Harbor survivors gathers at memorial

“In a way I feel honored,” one veteran said, “but in another way it gives you nightmares.”

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D.C.’s first snowfall of the winter

Travelers probably aren’t too thankful for the storm that hit the day before Thanksgiving.

Frederick, Md., is part of a small-city boom

Walkable, urban mini-D.C.s are popping up nationwide, with Frederick, Md., a notable example.

Larry Hogan, riding an anti-tax wave

Maryland’s GOP nominee for governor on the campaign trail, bringing a familiar face along.

From Annapolis to Fallujah and back again

Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown served two terms in the House of Delegates, spending some of his tenure deployed in Iraq.

Horseshoe Baltimore casino’s opening night

Throngs of people showed up to try their luck at the city’s first casino.

Aboard the Memphis Belle

Members of the media get a ride on the World War II B-17 bomber ahead of a weekend exhibition in Baltimore.

Marylanders go to the polls

In the Maryland primary, voters chose candidates for governor, attorney general and local offices.

Fresh eggs, fulfilling relationship

Backyard chicken coops have been around for a while. Renting the chickens, vs. owning them, is a new twist.

Heavy rains, strong winds wallop D.C.

Anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain fell, beginning last night, causing flooding in the D.C. area.

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