Severe thunderstorm watch canceled for D.C. metro

The watch includes Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince George's, and Calvert counties, the District and points north, including Baltimore.

Area covered by Severe Thunderstorm Watch (National Weather Service)

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.


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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.

Alicia Nash, wife of Nobel laureate, dies at 82

She studied physics in the 1950s and worked in computer science at a time when few women entered the field.

Can DCPS stem the middle-school exodus?

Why do District students leave public school after the elementary grades?

Va. ponders a new sort of prisoner swap

A logistical switch with incoming and outgoing state prison inmates could reduce recidivism, advocates say.

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.

Meet a man with a message for dog owners: Pick up the poop

California dog-walker and songwriter addresses poop-law scofflaws.

Loudoun County makes plans to add varsity field hockey teams in 2016

In passing two measures, Loudoun County’s school board changes the system by which it recognizes sports and it approves field hockey.

Prince George’s Baker gives up on raising property taxes 15 percent

Facing strong opposition, embattled leader urges council to approve a smaller boost in schools funding.

Taco Choco alert: new strawberry version available Thursday at Paisley Fig

In celebration of summer, Paisley Fig is offering a seasonal variety of its beloved "Toco Choco." Starting Thursday after 5 p.m., the bakery is releasing approximately 25 tacos stuffed with roasted strawberry gelato.

PM Update: Slight chance of showers this evening; Repeat performance Thursday

Thursday brings a chance to see our fourth 90 degree-day so far this year. Hooray?

Jim Webb’s Iowa director resigns

The possible candidate, not known for a conventional political operation, has lost his second Iowa operative.

Free art might be waiting for you somewhere around D.C.

Artists are hiding jewelry, miniature decorative boxes, paintings and other delightful surprises.

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