New LGBT protections to take effect without Gov. Hogan’s signature

The proposals involve fertility treatments for lesbians and birth certificates for transgender people.

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 initiative would help buyers with down-payment assistance and a low-interest mortgage.

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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.

One dead, four injured in three 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.

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.

D.C. area forecast: A marvelous Memorial Day but steamy and stormy by midweek

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and mother nature sure has the message.

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After 60 years, government ends service that put flowers on GI’s graves

The commission says it wants to devote more effort to telling the stories of those buried overseas.

WWII love letters tell of romance and tragedy

When DeRonda Elliott finally read the letters her parents exchanged during the war, she found a love story.

Va. House speaker and GOP challenger battle in first forum before primary

William J. Howell, a longtime incumbent, faces a serious challenge from his former protege, Susan Stimpson.

Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis. The Dutch have never forgotten.

In Margraten, Dutch families have adopted and cared for each one of 8,300 U.S. graves for 70 years.

How one Lake Ridge artist drew her way back to the canvas

Kathy Strauss hadn’t picked up a colored pencil since 1978. Now she teaches others to tap their inner artist.

Police: Wallet leads to burglar who tried to assault woman in Gainesville

Authorities charged Maaz Malik of Gainesville with burglary and attempted forcible sodomy.

New LGBT protections to take effect without Gov. Hogan’s signature

The proposals involve fertility treatments for lesbians and birth certificates for transgender people.

Six of the nation’s largest school districts dump polystyrene trays

The Urban School Food Alliance has commissioned a lunch dish that can be turned into compost after use.

How did a song about the Vietnam Wall forge a deep connection?

A sacrifice, a song, a coincidence: A story for Memorial Day.

Dreams of sports stardom lead disadvantaged students astray

Math teacher Caleb Rossiter suggests his D.C. students would have been better studying.

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