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Is Donna Edwards the next Nancy Pelosi?

The Maryland Democrat is recruiting women to run and possibly aiming for a leadership post herself.


    Prince returns in fine, freaky form

    The 56-year-old pop maestro has two new albums out this week


    ARTIST LOFTS - FOR H&D ISSUE Toni George lives in the Mt. Ranier arts community, her work is focused on African American history. She is a collector of African masks.

    Artist lofts give talent room to bloom

    To encourage out-of-the-box thinking, 4 D.C.-area buildings have set aside light-filled, affordable spaces where creativity flourishes.


    WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 22:  Opening Day of Compass Coffee in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC Monday, September 22, 2014. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

    Finding their way home, with the help of coffee

    Two ex-Marines build Compass from the ground up.

    Weddings & Romance

    Mindy and Julian

    Adventurous, spicy food lovers hit it off in Clarendon

    There was a kiss, but it’s still not clear whose idea that was.


    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- OCT. 31, 2013: HANDOUT IMAGE: A trick-or-treater is dressed as a court jester at the Folger Shakespeare Library on Halloween 2013. (Photo by Teresa Wood/Folger Shakespeare Library)

    Stories about ghosts, witches go back hundreds of years

    English writer William Shakespeare included mysterious characters in his plays. Learn about them at the Folger.


    Carolyn Hax: Aiding a friend in an abusive relationship

    Advice to a reader aghast that her friend is engaged to a violent alcoholic: Just be there for her.

    Reliable Source

    That modern obsession with the first lady’s fashion? Ask Dolley Madison about it.

    Fashion guru Tim Gunn leads a discussion at the National Archives about our abiding interest in what FLOTUS is wearing.


    Injured woman taken from cruise ship by Coast Guard

    Woman who fell on cruise ship taken to shore by Coast Guard; vessel had left Baltimore for Bermuda

    Travel coverage

    Home & Garden

    FILE - A June 1, 1941 photo from files of Deborah Mitford, the Dowager of Duchess of Devonshire in London. The last of the famous Mitford sisters, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, has died at the age of 94, her son said Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

    Deborah Mitford, last of the famous British sisters, dies

    Deborah Mitford, 94, was the youngest of six sisters whose antics shocked and entertained England.


    Models present creations by German designer Karl Lagerfeld as part of his Spring/Summer 2015 women's ready-to-wear collection for French fashion house Chanel during Paris Fashion Week September 30, 2014. Karl Lagerfeld created an immense Boulevard Chanel for his fashion show on Tuesday, even staging a street demonstration by fashionably dressed models for Spring/Summer 2015.  REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes (FRANCE - Tags: FASHION)

    What does a feminist look like? At Paris fashion week, she’s wearing Chanel.

    Karl Lagerfeld gives his audience an eyeful, beyond just the clothes.


    HANDOUT IMAGE: 'Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines' by Paul Fleischman (credit: Candlewick) ***ONE TIME USE ONLY. NOT FOR RESALE

    Review: ‘Eyes Wide Open,’ by Paul Fleischman

    A guide to environmental issues is aimed at kids — but has lessons for all.