More people with Alzheimer’s are becoming activists — which brings its own challenges

As Alzheimer’s disease increases, more people with dementia are criticizing government support.

Four are shot and wounded in Southeast D.C. in less than two hours

Police did not say whether the shootings appeared to be linked.

Challenger to Va. House speaker sues state over absentee ballot issue

The June 9 primary pits speaker Howell against Stimpson, a former Stafford County supervisor.

D.C. Council passes $13 billion budget focusing on schools, homelessness

Mayor, council chairman claim victory in spending spat; appeals court ruling reopens budget autonomy issue.


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Tax proposal scaled back in Prince George's County

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III decided to cut his proposal to increase property taxes by 15 percent to generate money for the county’s struggling public school system on Wednesday.

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Former George Washington grad student sentenced to life in prison

Former George Washington University grad student Rahul Gupta, was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for the 2013 fatal stabbing of his friend Mark Waugh inside a high-rise apartment in Silver Spring.

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This concludes your daily naked mole-rat fix

The zoo is dropping webcams trained on otters, an orangutan and some other animals — but not the pandas.

Most kids breeze through first round of National Spelling Bee

Only four are eliminated in Wednesday’s preliminary round at National Harbor in Maryland.

MTV 'Catfish' star arrested in D.C. for threats against Metro

D.C. Metro Transit Police said they arrested Jerez Nehemiah Stone-Coleman on Wednesday after making terror threats against the region’s Metro stations, buses and trains. Last year, Coleman appeared on the MTV reality show "Catfish" where he conned a woman he met online to be his assistant.

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McAuliffe will give dozens of diplomats a taste of America’s diversity

The officials’ visit to Richmond and Charlottesville may also help the governor’s economic agenda.

White House measures fence before installing sharp points to foil jumpers

A roundup of news from across the region.

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Single-tracking over after ‘smoldering’ on Orange and Silver Lines

Metro said a "smoldering crosstie" was causing problems near East Falls Church.

Donald H. Crosby, expert in German language and culture, dies at 88

Professor helped break codes based on cultural references that were used by the East German government.

Anti-Semitic flyers left on Chevy Chase driveways

Five streets were papered with the leaflets on Wednesday morning.

Fredericksburg officer resigns after use of force deemed 'not appropriate'

Officer Shaun Jurgens resigned from the Fredericksburg, Va., police department after it was determined that his use of force during a May arrest was "not appropriate." Jurgens used a stun gun and pepper spray on David Washington, who was allegedly too sick to exit his car during the arrest. In this video you see the arrest from the body cameras of the three responding officers.

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Daniel Meltzer, law professor and legal adviser to Obama White House, dies

Mr. Meltzer was principal deputy counsel to Obama in 2009 and 2010.

Third person arrested in connection with robbery that turned fatal

Five men went to an apartment in Reston to rob the residents. Then one of the men was fatally shot.

Grandmother of 3-year-old found dead in park swing speaks out

Vontasha Simms, the mother of the woman found pushing her dead 3-year-old son on a swing in a Maryland park, talks about the last time she saw them and her theory on what may have caused the the boy's death.

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The White House fence is getting measured for new sharp spikes

The sharp metal protective points will be installed in July.

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