A tumultuous year for U-Va. comes to a close, with sighs of relief

Hannah Graham’s death, a Rolling Stone article and police treatment of a black student rocked the campus.

Maryland’s ‘free range’ parents cleared of neglect in one case

There is a second neglect investigation still active for Danielle and Alexander Meitiv.

D.C.-area news briefs

A roundup of D.C.-area news briefs.

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Indian Americans dominate the National Spelling Bee. Why should they take abuse on social media for it?

Bee officials, appalled at social-media racism aimed at 2014 co-champions, don’t want to see a repeat this week.


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72,000 ladybugs turned loose in Southern Maryland high school

Not everyone at Chopticon High in St. Mary’s County was laughing at what was described as a senior prank.

A day to celebrate, a day to mourn: Events across D.C. for Memorial Day

Hundreds of thousands honored military veterans past and present in Washington commemorations.

A tumultuous year for U-Va. comes to a close, with sighs of relief

Hannah Graham’s death, a Rolling Stone article and police treatment of a black student rocked the campus.

Loudoun supervisor with DUI and domestic record reconsiders campaign

Shawn Williams, accused in 2006 of a brutal attack on his then-girlfriend, may run for board chairman after all.

He almost missed his daughter’s college graduation. He got out of jail just in time.

Yasmine Arrington’s ex-convict father is inspired by what she’s accomplished against the odds.

‘Tomorrowland’ has a childlike spirit — for better or for worse

“Tomorrowland” tries something big. The fact that it doesn’t quite succeed almost proves its point.

From spelling bee champ to professional poker player

When the great fox uprising occurs, don’t say I didn’t warn you

More stories from the fox hole: Why are the critters stealing our newspapers?

'Free-range' mom: 'The proof is in the kids'

Parents Danielle and Alexander Meitiv discuss the conflicts they've faced with Montgomery County Child Protective Services (CPS) over their decision to raise their children according to the so-called "free-range" parenting movement.

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One dead, six injured in four separate shootings in the District

D.C. police said they made an arrest in a Sunday night shooting that left one man dead and another injured.

Photos for Memorial Day: Morning light at Arlington National Cemetery

My goal was to capture photos of the cemetery with the soft, morning light.

U.S. fighter jets escort Air France flight to JFK after threats

The Maryland State Police received an anonymous call threatening commercial aviation, police said.

Maryland offers incentives to active military and veteran homebuyers

The $20-million initiative would help buyers with down-payment assistance and a low-interest mortgage.

Anne Meara dies at 85; actress was comic sparring partner with husband, Jerry Stiller

Stiller and Ms. Meara came to prominence in the 1960s, with the couple performing 36 times on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

What you need to know about Memorial Day traffic and transit

Several roads are closed in the District for the National Memorial Day Parade. Metro is operating on a Sunday schedule.

Former fire house/opera house/movie theater can be your next home

TOWN SQUARE | Shepherdstown, W.Va., building was converted to a residence in 1995. It is listed at $650,000.

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