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Linked in death, by a drug, a dealer and an addiction

(Eva Russo / For The Washington Post)

Three people died using heroin sold by the same D.C. drug dealer, who is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.

Latest local news

Basil A. Paterson, power broker in New York politics, dies

Basil A. Paterson, power broker in New York politics, dies

Mr. Paterson, who died April 16 at 87, was the father of former New York governor David A. Paterson.

The D.C. taxicab double-cross

The D.C. taxicab double-cross

Nothing can prevent taxicab drivers from scanning both the street and their iPhones at the same time for Uber fares. It’s a gray area worth fixing.

Accident slows traffic on Baltimore-Washington Parkway

A one-car accident briefly shut down the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

Northbound New Hampshire Avenue closed in Silver Spring

A two-car crash shut down traffic headed north on New Hampshire Avenue.

Fatal crash closes Old Dominion Drive in Fairfax County

One person is dead and at least one injured after a car hit a tree in Dranesville.

Maryland open houses April 19-20

Maryland open houses April 19-20

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

Virginia open houses April 19-20

Virginia open houses April 19-20

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

D.C. open houses April 19-20

D.C. open houses April 19-20

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

Fragmented thinking jeopardizes nation’s infrastructure

Fragmented thinking jeopardizes nation’s infrastructure

There’s little political will to fix our infrastructure, which is failing and potentially dangerous.

Old Dupont Circle townhouse is reborn with modern units

Old Dupont Circle townhouse is reborn with modern units

The Rubin Group reworked a traditional home into six condominium residences.

Where We Live | Whiskey Bottom

Where We Live | Whiskey Bottom

The houses are well-priced and the tales well-told in this North Laurel neighborhood.

Next-generation living

Next-generation living

Builders change approach to attract millennials who seek sleek, technologically savvy rentals

What does the 2014 Peeps Contest winner say?

What does the 2014 Peeps Contest winner say?

The winners of our annual competition found inspiration in an online video that went viral.

Leggett, Duncan employ some creative accounting on jobs

Leggett, Duncan employ some creative accounting on jobs

Democratic rivals both tout job creation under their tenures as Montgomery County executive.

D.C. osprey hazards long journey home

D.C. osprey hazards long journey home

Ecologists track D.C. osprey’s long journey home: weeks-long trip to the Anacostia from South America

House of the Week | Kalorama home for $5.25M

House of the Week | Kalorama home for $5.25M

The former residence of William H.G. FitzGerald gets a facelift.

Clouds may prove stubborn today, but a great Easter weekend awaits

Clouds may prove stubborn today, but a great Easter weekend awaits

WEATHER GANG | Hang on for sunnier and warmer conditions as we get into the weekend.

NatCast: Cool, but otherwise pleasant

NatCast: Cool, but otherwise pleasant

Breezes should die down, but you may still want a weighty jacket if sitting for a while.

Boy’s hand and fingers trapped in a mall escalator

Boy’s hand and fingers trapped in a mall escalator

Rescuers spend more than an hour trying to free boy who was injured at Iverson mall.

Brown highlights variance with Gansler over death penalty

Brown highlights variance with Gansler over death penalty

One Democratic hopeful said he stood with the NAACP when capital punishment was repealed last year.

Howard County police chief to retire in June

Maj. Gary Gardner, a 30-year member of the department, will replace William J. McMahon.

Column

Bethesda teens have sibling harmony, onstage and off

Bethesda teens have sibling harmony, onstage and off

Madison and Davis Gestiehr, who perform together, are brother-and- sister soul mates rather than rivals.

Pedestrian killed by train near Greenbelt Metro station

Greenbelt police said at least three trains were stopped in the area as authoritities investigated

Black students urge change at Washington and Lee

Black students urge change at Washington and Lee

Administrators are being asked to confront the school’s past.

U-Va.’s in-state price likely to rise about 4 percent

U-Va.’s in-state price likely to rise about 4 percent

Tuition and fees for Virginians at the public flagship university would be nearly $13,000 in coming year.

D.C. aims to move 500 families into permanent housing

D.C. aims to move 500 families into permanent housing

The city’s deadline for getting people into subsidized apartments is July 9.

D.C. parents want specifics about funds for at-risk students

Education activists say it’s not clear how and where DCPS is spending new funds for at-risk children.

MWAA’s new top cop faced heat over singer Chris Brown

MWAA’s new top cop faced heat over singer Chris Brown

Prosecutors in Los Angeles questioned Bryan Norwood’s handling of the R&B star’s probation.

Judge deals another blow to McDonnell defense

Judge deals another blow to McDonnell defense

Ex-governor and his wife had sought secrecy for declarations they would give on testimony if cases separated.

21 fresh bars for every occasion

21 fresh bars for every occasion

A toast to Washington’s fresh batch of bars: Places to sip, snack and celebrate right now.

 

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.

Not enough homes

A day after two men were found dead of exposure, Mayor Gray highlighted ‘rapid rehousing’ efforts for the homeless.

Accident slows traffic on Baltimore-Washington Parkway

A one-car accident briefly shut down the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

Northbound New Hampshire Avenue closed in Silver Spring

A two-car crash shut down traffic headed north on New Hampshire Avenue.

Fatal crash closes Old Dominion Drive in Fairfax County

One person is dead and at least one injured after a car hit a tree in Dranesville.

MWAA’s new top cop faced heat over singer Chris Brown

Prosecutors in Los Angeles questioned Bryan Norwood’s handling of the R&B star’s probation.

Help wanted: Executive needed to run the Silver Line project

MWAA is looking for someone to manage the $5.6 billion Silver Line rail project. Think you have what it takes?

Virginia doing away with E-ZPass fee

Transportation department has till Sept. 1 to eliminate monthly charge.

Duke Street and ramp from I-395 closed in Alexandria

A vehicle fire has closed part of Duke Street in Alexandria.

Fatal crash causes closure, then restricted traffic, on Route 28

Part of Route 28 in Montgomery County closed this morning after a car flipped over, killing one person inside.

Head of Silver Line project stepping down

Pat Nowakowski had led the effort to build the rail line since construction began in 2009, and the Metro board acknowledges that attempts to fix a key component of the new line have failed.

D.C. HOT lanes plan will bump into reality

Virginia’s experience showed complexity of creating managed lanes.

D.C. rider won over by ease, convenience of Bikeshare

Average guy finds price is right, and you can skip the Spandex shorts.

Cargo ship grounded in windy Chesapeake Bay

An evening thunderstorm with wind gusts of more than 70 mph caused a cargo ship to run aground.

Silver Line project director and Metro chief financial officer resign

Resignations come as both agencies are under fire for delays and financial practices.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

A new book explores the history of Woodward & Lothrop, once one of Washington’s favorite stores.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Madison and Davis Gestiehr, who perform together, are brother-and- sister soul mates rather than rivals.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Don’t let tobacco industry’s alluring ads for e-cigarettes hook new generation of Americans on nicotine.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy: It’s oxymoronic to be dependent on government to celebrate this day of liberation

Photo Galleries

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.

Amateur gets a seat at the poker table

A new TV show gives Reisterstown, Md., man chance to play with pros.

Driving for dollars with UberX

Single mothers, translators and students are among those turning the family ride into a profit center.

Last call at D.C. lounge for black professionals

With a waterfront transformation planned, the Channel Inn is closing.

Through their eyes

The InFocus project teaches photography to people with autism and opens windows into their worlds.

On the trail of bushy tails

Nearly 400 readers entered the inaugural Washington Post Squirrel Week Photo Contest. Here are our favorites.

Pillow fight on the Mall

Hundreds gathered on the Mall on Saturday to participate in International Pillow Fight Day.

Our Washington

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

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