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: April, 2014

Posted at 10:01 PM ET, 04/30/2014

Old Post Office building sees dreary final days

Things are about to change at the corner of 11th and Pennsylvania.

By Clinton Yates  |  10:01 PM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/30/2014

Va. Rep. Griffith introduces federal ‘Legitimate Use of Medicinal Marijuana Act’

The bill would allow doctors to prescribe it and patients to possess it in states where it’s legal, such as Virginia.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beth Collins, LUMMA, medical marijuana, Morgan Griffith

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Politicians who have battled depression

Only a few U.S. politicians have been elected after disclosing depression or some other psychological ailment.

By Bill Turque  |  06:34 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 04/28/2014

Baltimore casino cooks up restaurant concept with John Besh, Aaron Sanchez

Horseshoe taps celebrity chefs for tacqueria Johnny Sanchez

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  01:28 PM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/28/2014

The ‘Biggest Baby Ever’? I gotta cover that!

A press release promises a wondrous, ponderous infant.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Big City Moms, biggest baby ever, Knocked Up

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 04/26/2014

Capital Area Food Bank offers partners a taste of poverty

Soldiers from the front lines of compassion attended the food bank’s 2014 Hunger Summit on Friday.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  11:48 AM ET, 04/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Idle hands and future plans

How did this even happen, where the zoo became the nightclub of Easter Monday?

By Clinton Yates  |  03:22 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 04/25/2014

Smithsonian’s dinosaur hall to close Monday for five-year, $48M renovation

Natural History Museum’s popular exhibition scheduled to reopen in 2019.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  12:06 PM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 04/24/2014

Grand theft auto, toddlers in tow and other true tales from Md. casinos

Highlights from the monthly casino compliance report.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  11:41 AM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 04/23/2014

What professional players see at the poker table. (Hint: More than you.)

Insights from inside the Maryland Live poker room.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  03:09 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 04/22/2014

“Dr. Jazz” shows theology and style at Jericho

By Hamil R. Harris  |  10:01 AM ET, 04/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/20/2014

President Obama to attend Easter services at Nineteenth Street Baptist Church

By Hamil R. Harris  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:34 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Area ministers preach “Seven Last Cries of Christ,” on Good Friday

Good Friday and Maundy Thursday bring out worshipers

By Hamil R. Harris  |  07:34 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 04/18/2014

The D.C. taxicab double-cross

Nothing can prevent taxicab drivers from scanning both the street and their iPhones at the same time for Uber fares. It’s a gray area worth fixing.

By Clinton Yates  |  09:30 AM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Va. Supreme Court rules for U-Va. in global warming FOIA case

The high court decision rejects an argument by global warming skeptics who wanted to see the work of a climate researcher.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:44 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  American Tradition Institute, Bob Marshall, David Schnare, global warming, Michael Mann, University of Virginia

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 04/16/2014

On the road with the ‘Nation’s T. rex’

Documenting a dead dinosaur’s journey from Montana to the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  03:45 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Fun times at the Emancipation Day parade

Fave moment from D.C. Emancipation Day parade. McGruff in the sidecar.

By Clinton Yates  |  03:40 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 04/16/2014

SAT quiz results: Can you do better than other readers?

More than 2,000 readers have completed The Washington Post’s quiz on SAT sample questions. How would you do?

By The Washington Post  |  03:27 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 04/16/2014

Maryland Live owner teaming with rival operator in bid for N.Y. casino license

Cordish and Penn want to build a $750 million Live-branded casino resort.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  02:49 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Fairfax City police chief Rick Rappoport to retire, join Amtrak police

After 13 years in the city, and 24 years in the county, will become a regional deputy chief for Amtrak.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amtrak police, Fairfax City, Fairfax City police, Rick Rappoport

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 04/16/2014

Quiz: How would you do on the new SAT?

The College Board released its test specifications for the redesigned SAT exam, which current high school freshmen will take in two years. How would you do?

By The Washington Post  |  12:01 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Tweet of the Week, Vol. 12 -- Tony Lewis Jr. thinks of his dad

Today’s Tweet of the Week explores the 25th anniversary of an auspicious day in D.C. history

By Clinton Yates  |  05:05 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Md. church gives Easter story urban twist

By Hamil R. Harris  |  10:45 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 04/14/2014

‘The Nation’s T. rex’ is en route to Washington’s most-visited museum

Fossil from Montana scheduled to arrive at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum on Tuesday.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  02:47 PM ET, 04/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:39 PM ET, 04/11/2014

From house church to 1,000-seat solar-powered sanctuary

The Fisherman of Men Church in the District celebrates its $2 million renovation of its 1,000-seat sanctuary.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  06:39 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 04/11/2014

N Street Village celebrates 40 years of service to homeless women

N Street Village, a shelter in Northwest Washington that calls itself a “community of empowerment and recovery for women,” celebrated its 40th anniversary.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  04:41 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable housing, deneen brown and washington, homelessness

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Baby squirrel joins kitten family

In California, a baby squirrel has a new surrogate mom: a cat that’s added the critter to her brood of kittens.

By John Kelly  |  10:57 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 AM ET, 04/11/2014

Did readers actually read a story about reading?

A technical analysis of a viral story about reading in the digital age reveals an interesting truth.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  10:34 AM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Maryland water utility offices lose water -- yes, water -- after pipe breaks

Broken water pipe leaves WSSC without water for half the day.

By Katherine Shaver  |  02:18 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 04/10/2014

Another Va. couple charged with passing fake chips at Maryland Live Casino

Boyfriend and girlfriend turned white casino chips black, adding $99 in value, authorities say.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  12:30 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Craig Ferguson weighs in on reading: ‘It will be Oprah’s Tweet Club’

The late night host devoted his entire monologue last night to a Washington Post story about how the internet is messing with our ability to read long texts.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  10:28 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/10/2014

Celebrating squirrels and other bushy-tailed mascots

We can’t all be the Wildcats or the Fighting Irish. Meet some schools with squirrelly mascots.

By John Kelly  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:08 PM ET, 04/09/2014

Pretty pictures of squirrels

Ready for a cuteness overload? Take a look at the finalists in our Squirrel Week Squirrel Photo Contest.

By John Kelly  |  04:08 PM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Crooked dealers, brawling poker players and other true tales from Md. casinos

Highlights from the monthly casino compliance report.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  11:52 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:17 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Video: Pentagon’s Stiletto a technological marvel

The science-fiction craft the Navy showed off Tuesday at National Harbor isn’t designed to fire death rays.

By Michael E. Ruane  |  06:17 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 04/08/2014

How the Field Museum played dead before the auction of the T. rex Sue

Art dealer advised museum to feign disinterest; even Sotheby’s was fooled.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  01:51 PM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Prisons and jails: the not-so-new asylums

By Annys Shin  |  06:21 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Md.’s casinos score new revenue records

Statewide casino revenues reach nearly $78 million; Maryland Live sets a record, too.

By J. Freedom du Lac  |  11:46 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 04/07/2014

More than 6,500 take part in ‘Good Deeds’ Day

More than 6,500 people at 60 locations across the District, Maryland and Virginia took part.

By Hamil R. Harris  |  11:12 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:25 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Webster University wins (chess) Final Four

Webster University, the new powerhouse of college chess, won its second straight Final Four. The University of Maryland Baltimore County finished second.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  10:25 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 04/04/2014

In D.C., state of black America is a ‘tale of two cities’

Urban League President Marc Morial, Sen Ben Cardin and local pastors talk about homeless and housing

By Hamil R. Harris  |  06:27 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 04/04/2014

The other Final Four — of chess

The University of Maryland Baltimore County joins the nation’s other top chess teams at this weekend’s Final Four.

By Michael S. Rosenwald  |  10:19 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/02/2014

The death of John Geer: Now seven months of silence on Fairfax police shooting

Still, no one is talking in the police killing of an unarmed man in August.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chief Edwin Roessler, Dana Boente, Fairfax County Police Department, John Geer, police shootings, Raymond Morrogh

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 04/01/2014

10 prom outfits -- made of Duck brand duct tape -- that won scholarship money

By Michael Alison Chandler  |  06:14 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Bart Giamatti’s son, others weigh in on Pete Rose suspension after 25 years

Marcus Giamatti feels his father would support Rose’s continued ban. A respected writer on the case thinks Rose should be reinstated.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bart Giamatti, baseball, John Dowd, Marcus Giamatti, Pete Rose

Posted at 12:14 PM ET, 03/31/2014

Restaurant Week on the menu in Prince George’s County

Prince George’s County Restaurant Week kicked off Friday at the “Taste of TNI,” a tasting event at Bladensburg High School, where more than 20 restaurants from throughout the county offered food samples.

By DeNeen L. Brown  |  12:14 PM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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