There is concern about its poor human rights record, but leaders there have some supporters here.

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

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Fourth of July closings in the District and the Virginia and Maryland suburbs.

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Bob Wood, a retired Army general, is the eleventh declared candidate for the city’s six, all at-large, council seats.


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The research mission is expected to be the first federally approved flight of its kind.

A roundup of news from the Washington region.

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The skull of Lincoln conspirator Lewis Powell, who was hanged in 1865, was dug up at least three times.

One woman and three men were executed in D.C. for conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.

Sheriff’s deputies said Tabitha A. Cassidy, 45, had also tried to teach a 6-year-old how to smoke.

Property managers, trash collectors and dog catchers volunteer to help stranded animals.

Financial results are much improved, but Edwards still lags behind her rival in the Democratic primary.

Officials weigh historic designation for Arlington’s Stratford Building, which is slated to undergo renovations.

More rain is ahead, but with some luck it won't damage holiday plans too heavily. Clouds and rain chances are keeping things "cool" at least.

The 2015 World Police and Fire Games are being staged in Fairfax County.

Shakkan Elliot-Tibbs, 22, of Woodbridge, was found shot Thursday night

A list of properties in Virginia that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

A list of properties in the District that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

A list of properties in Maryland that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

Homegrown D.C. singer unveils her new album at Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage.

Transit staff is asking if we’ll accept more crowding in exchange for greater reliability on schedules.

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The 5,535-square-foot home in AU Park is well suited for hosting dinner parties.

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