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.

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.


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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 online love interests into thinking he was a hip-hop artist named Kidd Cole.

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

A flurry of last-minute phone calls and texts helped to hash out an agreement after weeks of division.

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.

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.

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