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U-Md. gives the personal touch to a handful of accepted applicants

Andrea Hutson and her parents after she was personally informed of her U-Md. acceptance. (Marvin Joseph/Post)

Six local students admitted to the university got a big surprise at their front door Sunday.

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Updates: Up to 3 feet of snow expected in paralyzing Northeast blizzard

Updates: Up to 3 feet of snow expected in paralyzing Northeast blizzard

Over 29 million people are under a blizzard warning, and 14 million people are under a winter storm warning through Tuesday and Wednesday.

Second punch of storm is coming for D.C.

Second punch of storm is coming for D.C.

Another phase, starting mid-to-late afternoon, could deliver accumulating snow around the region and impact rush hour.

Flights canceled, roads treated as snow begins to fall in D.C. area

No major incidents were reported Monday morning on roadways.

Metro is now rolling out real time bus arrival signs

The plan is to continue installing them at a rate of five per day.

Earlier problems on Metro’s Red Line; ‘sparking inuslator’ near Bethesda

Problems occurred Monday morning near both the Forest Glen and Bethesda stations.

D.C.-area closings and delays

Which schools and governments have closed or delayed because of the weather?

D.C., Montgomery Co. police investigate two homicides

Early morning shootings in the District and Montgomery County kill two men.

The Nationals’ Racing Presidents: What does it take to become one?

The Nationals’ Racing Presidents: What does it take to become one?

Thirty-two people competed Sunday for the chance to embody Theodore Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and William Howard Taft during the fourth-inning races.

Most of the world is missing out on ‘Jane the Virgin,’ TV’s best new show

Most of the world is missing out on ‘Jane the Virgin,’ TV’s best new show

I was telling two colleagues about my favorite new show, “Jane the Virgin,” which I love for its over-the-top melodrama, sly wit and warm heart. They said, “Who the what?”

One of world’s largest law firms dips toe in cyber business

One of world’s largest law firms dips toe in cyber business

DLA Piper forms ancillary business, a departure from traditional legal services, to meet cyber demands.

Town Square | New Spring Valley estate lists for $5.5 million

Town Square | New Spring Valley estate lists for $5.5 million

Also new minimalist-style condos available near Meridian Hill Park.

Fairfax County turns over investigative materials to lawyers for John Geer family

Fairfax County turns over investigative materials to lawyers for John Geer family

The release was ordered by a Fairfax judge in the family’s wrongful death lawsuit against the police.

D.C. may only see an inch — or less

D.C. may only see an inch — or less

Federal offices will open on time, but there are still a couple of windows for some disruptive accumulating snow before showers depart.

Leave the serious snow for points north; D.C. might duck it

D.C. may get about 1.5 inches on Monday; parts of Montgomery could get about 3.5’’ inches of snow.

Concerts unite singing groups from Patriot, feeder schools

Concerts unite singing groups from Patriot, feeder schools

The events at the Prince William County high school will include students from several schools.

Parties popping up in unlikely places in Prince George’s

Promoters desperate to showcase young music artists resorting to unlikely venues in wake of strict laws.

Rock Creek Park kicks off anniversary with owl experiment

Rock Creek Park kicks off anniversary with owl experiment

Young rangers dissect owl pellets as part of the park’s 125th anniversary celebration.

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On this prize patrol, a college acceptance

On this prize patrol, a college acceptance

Forget fat envelopes in the mail. For some University of Maryland applicants, getting in means a knock at the door.

What happens when the Common Core isn’t common?

What happens when the Common Core isn’t common?

As states drop the standards and their tests, comparing U.S. student achievement becomes more difficult.

D.C. police body camera video ending up in court

D.C. police body camera video ending up in court

In a recent assault trial in D.C., both the prosecution and defense highlighted police body camera video.

Loudoun County community calendar, Jan. 25-Feb. 1, 2015

Events include bluegrass music, the Loudoun Symphony, a Morven Park open house and a winter hike.

Crisis training expands to Loudoun adult detention center

Classes are extended to deputies at county jail, where many inmates are diagnosed with mental illnesses.

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Why do nasty online comments rile us up? It’s in our DNA.

Why do nasty online comments rile us up? It’s in our DNA.

Our fight-or-flight response kept us safe from saber-toothed tigers, but on Twitter, it feeds the monsters within.

Should decline of neighborhood schools cause discomfort?

Families are more likely to choose a distant school, hence an argument over safety and quality.

‘Potentially historic’ blizzard takes aim at Northeast; up to 3 feet of snow

‘Potentially historic’ blizzard takes aim at Northeast; up to 3 feet of snow

Residents from New York City to Maine are being advised to change their travel plans ahead of the storm.

Overnight snowfall shouldn’t pile up, but tomorrow night may get messy

Overnight snowfall shouldn’t pile up, but tomorrow night may get messy

A two-phase storm will be set to clobber the region by late Monday afternoon.

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Metrorail action plan is a start in restoring confidence

Metrorail action plan is a start in restoring confidence

After Yellow Line incident, riders wanted answers, and they wanted them from Metro: Are trains safe?

Snow on Sunday night likely
to cause problems come Monday

Snow on Sunday night likely <br>to cause problems come Monday

Accumulation totals are elusive, but at least a thin blanket of white is expected.

Virginia bars’ happy hours might become less secretive if bill passes

Virginia bars’ happy hours might become less secretive if bill passes

A Fairfax delegate’s proposed law would let bars detail their drink specials, though not prices.

Milton Rosen, engineer and NASA executive, dies at 99

Milton Rosen, engineer and NASA executive, dies at 99

Mr. Rosen led the United States’ first satellite venture and was the space agency’s launch-vehicle director.

 

Fairfax County turns over investigative materials to lawyers for John Geer family

The release was ordered by a Fairfax judge in the family’s wrongful death lawsuit against the police.

Will D.C.’s new mayor let the funk come to U Street?

Parade organizers beseech the mayor to allow new route.

Flights canceled, roads treated as snow begins to fall in D.C. area

No major incidents were reported Monday morning on roadways.

Earlier problems on Metro’s Red Line; ‘sparking inuslator’ near Bethesda

Problems occurred Monday morning near both the Forest Glen and Bethesda stations.

Metro arrests two in Morgan Blvd. stabbing

Transit police arrested two suspects after man stabbed on rail platform; Metro says robbery involved .

Metrorail action plan is a start in restoring confidence

After Yellow Line incident, riders wanted answers, and they wanted them from Metro: Are trains safe?

Plans on tap for easing I-66 commute, more D.C. bike lanes

Under the plan, solo drivers will pay to use I-66 inside the Beltway during peak hours.

D.C. disputes Metro claims about tunnel rescue

City report disputes claim that D.C. firefighters caused radios not to work during rescue of passengers.

Metro budget committee discusses possible fare increases

Rising costs and flat revenue mean the transit agency might impose a price hike on rail and bus riders.

Road closed in Bowie, re-opened in Bethesda after water main breaks

In Bowie, Old Annapolis Road remains closed at Church Road.

Constitution Avenue NW reopened after brief closure due to suspicious package

Suspicious package briefly closes part of Constitution Avenue NW.

Scientist: Crustacean found near rail route not endangered

Opponents of Purple Linel project say they’ll keep searching for endangered amphipod’s DNA in Rock Creek Park.

Metro: D.C. firefighters changed radio encryption codes without telling us

But D.C. fire said it had told Metro days before that fatal incident that radios weren’t working at station.

New NTSB recommendations for finding planes lost at sea

The federal safety agency issued recommendations that would help pinpoint ocean crashes.

Update: VRE delays cleared after person fatally struck by train

Morning trains on Manassas line were delayed.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Our fight-or-flight response kept us safe from saber-toothed tigers, but on Twitter, it feeds the monsters within.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Prince George’s, Montgomery say Hogan went relatively easy on them even though they voted against him.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

COLUMN | Some women are losing money by working. This week, the president acknowledged the crisis.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

If Larry Hogan can position Md. Republicans as moderates, it could give the party a historic chance.

Photo Galleries

A prize patrol’s delivery: College acceptance

Forget fat envelopes in the mail. For some University of Maryland applicants, getting in meant getting a knock on the front door.

Annapolis mansion destroyed by fire

Owners Don and Sandra Pyle and four of their grandchildren are unaccounted for after flames consumed the house.

Leesburg celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

Nearly 1,000 people parade through the town’s historic streets to honor the slain civil rights leader.

Maryland’s inauguration day

New Gov. Larry Hogan and his lieutenant, Boyd Rutherford, are sworn in after an interfaith prayer service.

Another bout of snow

The Washington area endured another round of slick roads and rocky commutes.

Virginia doctor keeps on trucking

Rob Marsh administers care from a clinic at a truck stop in Raphine. Truckers passing through as well as locals are his patient base.

‘Sea of Blue’ demonstrators rally in support of police

The D.C. march is among several staged across the country to counter demonstrations against police brutality.

Spirit of St. Louis touches down again

Lindbergh’s plane is lowered to ground level of the Air and Space Museum for a safety check.

Our Washington

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

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