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D.C. Jewish-Muslim Christmas service event takes an unexpected turn

(Ricky Carioti / The Washington Post)

An interfaith gathering turned out to be nearly all one faith, but the charitable mission was fulfilled.

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    Driver in Christmas Day crash in Colesville dies

    Driver dies in crash in Colesville

    Police warn officers to be vigilant after shootings in NW

    Gunmen targeted two cars in Petworth Tuesday, one with police union license plates.

    Trash strike slows collections in some Montgomery neighborhoods

    Workers charged that their company, Unity Disposal of Laurel, refuses to negotiate a fair contract.

    NHL Winter Classic weather outlook: Cold arrives - good hockey weather likely

    NHL Winter Classic weather outlook: Cold arrives - good hockey weather likely

    Early indications suggest the weather will be just right for the New Year’s Day Winter Classic showdown between the Capitals and Blackhawks.

    Traffic, transit tips for the holiday weekend

    Traffic, transit tips for the holiday weekend

    Military Bowl in Annapolis highlights otherwise quiet weekend for local travel.

    Hawaii’s Big Island peaks achieve White Christmas (PHOTOS)

    Hawaii’s Big Island peaks achieve White Christmas (PHOTOS)

    Snow eluded most major metropolitan areas of the Lower 48 on Christmas Day, but managed to blanket the peaks of our 50th state.

    Weather sure to make you smile: Sunny, dry and highs in the 50s

    Weather sure to make you smile: Sunny, dry and highs in the 50s

    Sunny skies are mild temps are expected to be with us until Sunday.

    In Washington, a sunny, temperate Christmas Day

    Thursday’s high temperature of 61 was well below the record 72 degrees recorded in 1964.

    African American family thanks Prince George’s officers

    An African American family passing through Prince George’s thanked officers, paid for breakfast

    Column

    Does Relisha Rudd’s mother deserve her sons back?

    Does Relisha Rudd’s mother deserve her sons back?

    There are still too many questions about what happened to the missing 8-year-old.

    Tales of the day after Christmas

    All that’s left of Christmas are the memories. And the mess. And the clutter. But mostly the memories? Seven Post writers ruminate.

    Santa wants a post-Christmas soak and some solitude

    The yule can be cruel on a Santa-for-hire. Which is why Jack Arthur is ready for some personal pampering.

    Gunfire on Christmas Eve claims 5 lives in District

    Six shootings come at a time of heightened tension between officers and communities nationwide.

    Downtown Bethesda could become ‘green’ community

    Downtown Bethesda could become ‘green’ community

    Montgomery planners are working on an environmentally friendly pilot program for next 20-year growth plan.

    Gamers face Christmas frustration amid online outages

    Hackers take responsibility for disruption of service on the Xbox and PlayStation networks.

    Brandon Stoddard, TV exec who developed ‘Roots,’ dies at 77

    Brandon Stoddard, TV exec who developed ‘Roots,’ dies at 77

    At ABC, Mr. Stoddard had key roles in producing the highly rated miniseries and others and network programs.

    Santa delivered a lot of guns

    Santa delivered a lot of guns

    It turns out that besides iPads, Santa was also busy delivering a lot of guns for Christmas.

    Column

    Once-rare express toll systems now widespread in region

    The 95 Express Lanes are the latest addition to programs that are expanding highway capacity.

    Va. House candidates face evenly divided electorate

    Va. House candidates face evenly divided electorate

    The special election is playing out in the 34th District, with equal numbers of Republican and Democratic voters.

    Obituaries of note

    Obituaries of note

    Obituaries of note

    People flock to theaters showing ‘The Interview’

    People flock to theaters showing ‘The Interview’

    Patrons drove from the far reaches of the D.C. region to Manassas, Va., canceling their Christmas plans to see the comedy nearly yanked from the silver screen.

    Dreaming of a mild Christmas?
    You’ve got it — and lots of wind.

    Dreaming of a mild Christmas? <br>You’ve got it — and lots of wind.

    Expect this spell of sunshine and mild weather on Friday and Saturday, too.

    2 D.C. police shootings leave 1 suspect dead, another wounded

    2 D.C. police shootings leave 1 suspect dead, another wounded

    Police said the suspects in two separate crimes fired at police, who returned fire. No officers were shot.

    NIH is getting overrun with deer. But hunting isn’t the answer; spaying is.

    NIH is getting overrun with deer. But hunting isn’t the answer; spaying is.

    The surgeries, which cost $1,000
    per doe, take place in a high-tech operating room.

    Column

    Not everyone in this town is a turkey. These nonprofits lent a hand this year.

    Not everyone in this town is a turkey. These nonprofits lent a hand this year.

    These “Holiday Angels” served the needy and comforted the afflicted in the region.

    Charles C. Thompson II, producer of gutsy TV reports, dies

    Charles C. Thompson II, producer of gutsy TV reports, dies

    Mr. Thompson, 72, investigated the death of Elvis Presley and toxic experiments on recruits in WWII.

    Venison bolognese? Deer meat helps feed the hungry.

    Venison bolognese? Deer meat helps feed the hungry.

    After killing 55 deer in Rock Creek Park, the National Park Service donated 1,700 pounds of venison.

    Shower and maybe a thundershower risk overnight, nicer Christmas Day; Chicago snow bust

    Shower and maybe a thundershower risk overnight, nicer Christmas Day; Chicago snow bust

    It’ll go down as a wet Christmas Eve across the area, and more rain is to come overnight. Christmas Day promises a return of sunshine as well as gusty winds.

    Business leaders urge Hogan to say ‘yes’ to Purple Line

    Business leaders urge Hogan to say ‘yes’ to Purple Line

    The Prince George’s and Montgomery chambers of commerce wrote a letter to the Md. governor-elect.

    Two week outlook: Trending colder and stormy into the New Year, but lots of uncertainty

    Two week outlook: Trending colder and stormy into the New Year, but lots of uncertainty

    The pattern early next week to around New Year’s Day may be a stormy one, but the position of the rain-snow line is a big wild card.

     

    Document: Judge’s order requiring information release in Geer case

    The letter opinion and order in the Geer family’s civil lawsuit against the Fairfax County police and the unnamed officer who fired the shot.

    Polly Donaldson picked to lead D.C. housing department

    Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser taps affordable housing developer to lead Department of Housing and Community Development.

    Traffic, transit tips for the holiday weekend

    Military Bowl in Annapolis highlights otherwise quiet weekend for local travel.

    Downtown Bethesda could become ‘green’ community

    Montgomery planners are working on an environmentally friendly pilot program for next 20-year growth plan.

    Once-rare express toll systems now widespread in region

    The 95 Express Lanes are the latest addition to programs that are expanding highway capacity.

    Carpoolers offered new deal on 95 Express Lanes

    Grace period designed to ease transition for drivers who order E-ZPass Flex transponder.

    Water main break reported near Eastern Market

    Possible traffic delays in Southeast because of water main berak

    Earlier delays on three Metro lines

    The Orange, Silver and Blue lines faced delays in Virginia.

    Holiday getaway outlook for this week

    Many variables affect escape routes from the D.C. area this week.

    Fire and gushing water in Burtonsville closes roads

    A house fire caused $800,000 in damage, no major injuries. Nearby, gushing water causes road closures

    All lanes of Beltway’s outer loop reopen after earlier crash in Prince George’s County

    Traffic backups on Beltway’s outer loop at Central Avenue in Prince George’s. Drivers should avoid the area.

    Older drivers getting greater scrutiny in Va.

    The commonwealth will require in-person renewals.

    Power outage in Mall area caused some morning bus delays, lights out at the Lincoln Memorial

    Pepco did not yet know exactly what caused the outage or how long it would last.

    HOT lanes concept evolved from early hopes and fears

    Today’s network doesn’t quite match what either advocates or critics envisioned for the D.C. region.

    Is ‘parklet’ a sign of good things to come in Tysons?

    The developer hopes the pop-up park will help change people’s minds about the community and its future.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    A trivial pursuit: Test your knowledge of D.C. history with John Kelly’s fiendishly difficult quiz.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    There are still too many questions about what happened to the missing 8-year-old.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    These “Holiday Angels” served the needy and comforted the afflicted in the region.

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    Queen Elsa and Princess Anna from “Frozen” have supplanted Barbie as top sellers.

    Photo Galleries

    A lost mother and daughter

    In the case of missing Relisha Rudd, emotional scars transcend generations.

    Best of The Washington Post photography 2014

    A collection of photos for the year.

    District urged to step up to combat homelessness

    Faith groups say their efforts can’t address the problem.

    Mayor Vincent Gray’s parting words

    The one-term mayor exhaustively detailed his achievements in a two-hour speech at Dunbar High School.

    Candles for justice

    Friday’s candlelight vigil on 16th Street NW protested grand juries not indicting white police officers who killed unarmed black men.

    Rejoicing in their roles, if only for the holidays

    Holiday shows give talented locals their chance to shine.

    Succeeding despite setbacks

    Even as her home life imploded, Sareana Kimia continued her work, going to meetings, testifying, working and networking.

    D.C. mourns its ‘mayor for life’

    A public farewell for Marion Barry was held Saturday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

    Our Washington

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

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