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Listeners believe they can find Relisha

(Courtesy of Homeless Children's Playtime Project)

An online radio show run out of a D.C. nursing home puts relatives of missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd on the line and on the spot.

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A knitting class that isn’t necessarily about knitting

A knitting class that isn’t necessarily about knitting

Weekly class at prison in Maryland imparts empathy, life lessons and accountability.

Costs rise to rebuild trail along proposed Purple Line

Costs rise to rebuild trail along proposed Purple Line

Montgomery County officials say they’ll find the money to keep popular bike, running trail along light-rail line

Prosecutors: McDonnell acts qualified as official

The former governor says there was nothing illegal about his relationship with a friendly businessman.

Montgomery detective saves woman from fatal house fire

After seeing smoke from the road, he ran inside and carried woman out but was unable to rescue her husband.

Girl sentenced for assaulting autistic boy in Southern Md.

Girl sentenced for assaulting autistic boy in Southern Md.

Deputies are investigating allegations that the 15-year-old and her friend bullied two others in St. Mary’s.

Alcorta stars at Penn Relays

Alcorta stars at Penn Relays

TRACK AND FIELD | Caroline Alcorta’s anchor leg lifts West Springfield to a medley crown.

Listeners believe they can find Relisha

Listeners believe they can find Relisha

An online radio show run out of a D.C. nursing home puts relatives of missing 8-year-old Relisha Rudd on the line and on the spot.

Michael Brown should serve more than 3 years, prosecutors say

Memorandum in former D.C. Council member’s bribery case is meant to influence sentencing by judge.

Head of Md. swim club arrested on child sex abuse charges

Head of Md. swim club arrested on child sex abuse charges

Christopher Thomas Huott, 53, “engaged in sex acts” with a girl he was coaching, police say.

Taking the love train to Colonial Williamsburg

Taking the love train to Colonial Williamsburg

The couple traveled to historic Williamsburg, Va., by train for their 45th wedding anniversary.

Northwestern football players to vote on unionizing

Colleges and labor leaders debate whether student-athletes on scholarship are employees.

First lady says kids pay a price for the Washington life

First lady says kids pay a price for the Washington life

Obama visits with children at the White House during the annual bring your children to work event.

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There’s a good reason to fear autistic kids are being bullied

There’s a good reason to fear autistic kids are being bullied

A Maryland boy’s case fuels parents’ concerns. Some programs are helping kids stand up for themselves.

Catholic University students tied up in off-campus robbery

Catholic University students tied up in off-campus robbery

Police say three armed men stole wallets and cellphones after forcing their way into home.

D.C. abandons proposed 24-hour wait for tattoos, piercings

D.C. abandons proposed 24-hour wait for tattoos, piercings

Health Department cites “strong public opinion” against regulation requiring cooling-off period.

Agreement puts Silver Line on course to open in summer

Agreement puts Silver Line on course to open in summer

Metro will allow MWAA more time to complete certain parts of the project after it is turned over to the transit authority but before start of service.

Close to work week brings rain showers

Close to work week brings rain showers

Clouds increase tonight. Friday brings us mild temperatures, but showers develop in the afternoon.

Jurors recommend death sentence for ex-Marine

Jurors recommend death sentence for ex-Marine

Jorge Torrez was convicted of strangling a Navy petty officer at Arlington’s military base in 2009.

Missing autistic man is found by police at National Airport

Missing autistic man is found by police at National Airport

Adam Kling left his house Wednesday and was found on Thursday evening

A new birth of savagery in Spotsylvania

A new birth of savagery in Spotsylvania

For sustained, frightful fighting at close quarters in horrible conditions, Spotsylvania may be unsurpassed.

John Judge, independent investigator of history, dies at 66

John Judge, independent investigator of history, dies at 66

“You can call me a conspiracy theorist if you call everyone else a coincidence theorist,” Mr. Judge said.

Poll: Support for Medicaid expansion down sharply in Va.

Poll: Support for Medicaid expansion down sharply in Va.

Virginians are souring on McAuliffe’s top priority, a Christopher Newport University survey finds.

Study: Asbestos in Alexandria building okay for short term

Federal investigators: Hunting Point residents should be fine; but not enough data for long-term prediction.

Finding the best views of Washington

Finding the best views of Washington

From the top of the National Cathedral to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, we round up the best spots to view the city.

Police say teens shot outside National Zoo were targeted

Police say teens shot outside National Zoo were targeted

Authorities said they had monitored potential violence on social media prior to Easter Monday’s incident

Former D.C. charter school leader is headed to prison

Monique S. Murdock admitted stealing $29,000 in school funds.

Teen accused of having sex at school in Montgomery

Teens — 18 and 14 — allegedly had consensual sex in hallway at Richard Montgomery High in Rockville.

How American U. is handling fallout from e-mail incident

The AU president acknowledges late April is not great timing for a story about crude and controversial e-mail.

Climate leaders Sullivan and Hayhoe make TIME 100 Most Influential People

Climate leaders Sullivan and Hayhoe make TIME 100 Most Influential People

Two “pioneers” serving the weather and climate profession are profoundly changing the world says TIME magazine.

 

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.

D.C. tattoo waiting period is rejected

Health department says mandatory 24-hour wait will not be part of final package of “body art” rules.

Costs rise to rebuild trail along proposed Purple Line

Montgomery County officials say they’ll find the money to keep popular bike, running trail along light-rail line

Agreement puts Silver Line on course to open in summer

Metro will allow MWAA more time to complete certain parts of the project after it is turned over to the transit authority but before start of service.

U.S. has 63,000 bad bridges

With transportation funding in jeopardy, money to repair deficient bridges may not be there.

Delays on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Earlier track problem on Metro. Delays on Red Line.

Spotted on Metro: the darndest creatures

This is proof that Metrorail attracts riders of all different kinds.

Rowdy passengers pose greater risk to teen drivers than electronics

New study finds loud conversation and horseplay more likely then cell phones to distract young drivers.

Price of time subject to inflation for express lanes drivers

Bad weather or accidents that slow traffic can drive Beltway tolls above $11 for 14-mile trip.

Trial delayed for MetroAccess driver accused of sex assault

Ezra Porter, Jr., 51, is accused of stopping a MetroAccess vehicle and assaulting a female passenger

Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe gets Silver Line update

Officials at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said they will announce Thursday whether the project is “substantially complete.“

Everything you need to know about the D.C. driver’s license changeover

News that all D.C.driver’s license and other ID holders will need to take a trip to the DMV to replace their documents sparked a collective groan yesterday. And, as with most things DMV-related, there also were many questions. Here’s what you need to know.

Teen stowaway said to survive 2,300-mile flight to Hawaii in the wheel well of jet

A 16-year-old California boy flew halfway across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii — unconscious — while stowed away in a Hawaiian Airlines flight wheel well, the FBI says. He’s alive.

Starting next month, all D.C. licenses will need to be replaced. Yes, all of them.

Starting May 1, the District will start issuing REAL ID licenses that conform to stringent federal regulations.

I-95 partially closed in Triangle after two accidents

Two accidents partially closed I-95 in Triangle.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Care to shock a shad or a trout? Join our fish expedition in the Anacostia watershed.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

A Maryland boy’s case fuels parents’ concerns. Some programs are helping kids stand up for themselves.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Md. gubernatorial election could signal power shift from Baltimore to Washington suburbs.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Many have become detached from the violence and problems plaguing the poor areas of the District.

Photo Galleries

A knitting class that isn’t just about knitting

For instructors and students, it’s more than just another activity to help prisoners pass the weeks, months and years.

Singer Chris Brown charged with assault

Brown and his bodyguard were arrested and charged in the assault of a man outside the W Hotel in the District.

In Fairfax, Va., heroin rips families apart

Parents’ stories — one of a son who died, another of a son trying to live — highlight a growing problem in D.C.’s suburbs.

The 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll

Thousands of children gather at the White House for the Easter Egg Roll.

Autistic boy defends girls accused of assaulting him

A Md. teen says he wants to resume a friendship with his schoolmates, but his parents say the case must be pursued.

Holy Week in the Washington area

Starting Palm Sunday and continuing through Good Friday and beyond, locals observed the rituals leading up to Easter.

T. rex at Smithsonian

The bones come from Montana and will be displayed for 50 years.

Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom in D.C.

It’s prime viewing time for Washington’s famous trees from Japan.

Our Washington

From waterfronts to monuments, Post photographers share their favorite D.C. spots.

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