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George Keith Martin accused the magazine of “callous indifference” to the consequences of its rape article.

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    D.C. Council reorganizes to address housing, homeless

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    Arlington board approves plan for new middle school

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    With water advisory lifted, NW communities taste relief

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    U-Va. board leader denounces ‘drive-by journalism’

    U-Va. board leader denounces ‘drive-by journalism’

    George Keith Martin accused the magazine of “callous indifference” to the consequences of its rape article.

    Pr. George’s plan for English-learner schools creates rift between groups

    Pr. George’s plan for English-learner schools creates rift between groups

    Building a school for immigrants shortchanges longtime residents, the local NAACP chapter says.

    Judge to rule on whether Fairfax must release information in John Geer killing

    Judge to rule on whether Fairfax must release information in John Geer killing

    Judge Randy Bellows will handle the civil suit, where Fairfax is resisting making any disclosures about the shooting.

    Convicted lawmaker defies his party by running for seat after resigning

    Convicted lawmaker defies his party by running for seat after resigning

    But Virginia Democrats are trying to make it hard for Del. Joseph Morrissey to win the nomination.

    Something for the weekend: Hanukkah cocktails at 2 Birds 1 Stone

    Something for the weekend: Hanukkah cocktails at 2 Birds 1 Stone

    A special holiday cocktail menu includes a daily “Gin-and-Tonica” variation.

    Protesters briefly block northbound lanes of I-295

    Lanes were closed at the 11th Street Bridge.

    Driver dies after hitting stopped tow truck

    Police said they would release her name after her family is notified.

    Teenage boy killed in hit-and-run in Virginia

    The incident happened around 7 a.m. on Rest Church Road in northern Frederick County.

    Man found dead in Temple Hills warehouse

    Police are investigating his death as a homicide.

    A chilly but tranquil weekend - welcome news for shoppers and travelers

    A chilly but tranquil weekend - welcome news for shoppers and travelers

    A rather unremarkable weekend weatherwise awaits us and that’s a good thing for trips to the mall or out of town.

    USA Today’s famous weather page moved and cut back

    USA Today’s famous weather page moved and cut back

    USA TODAY’s once-iconic full page of weather died December 18, 2014 at age 32 years, 3 months.

    Playing the power game at Paul VI

    Playing the power game at Paul VI

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    Employment and earnings weighed in college-rating plan

    Employment and earnings weighed in college-rating plan

    Obama administration considers measuring whether recent grad earn more than 200 percent of poverty level.

    Is McAuliffe crying wolf on the economy?

    The commonwealth’s economic picture may be looking up.

    Robert Simpson, co-developer of hurricane scale, dies at 102

    Robert Simpson, co-developer of hurricane scale, dies at 102

    Robert Simpson, a giant in the field of meteorology, died peacefully in his sleep last night at the age of 102.

    Mandy Rice-Davies, figure in Profumo sex scandal, dies

    Mandy Rice-Davies, figure in Profumo sex scandal, dies

    Ms. Rice-Davies, 70, played a role in the British sex scandal that nearly toppled the Macmillan government.

    Tommy Wells to be named D.C. environmental director

    Tommy Wells to be named D.C. environmental director

    Wells, 57, had run against Muriel Bowser for the Democratic mayoral nomination but later supported her.

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    ‘Annie’ and other new movies, reviewed

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    Vigorous Christmas storm forecast comes into clearer view, holiday travel disruption likely in Great Lakes, Northeast

    Vigorous Christmas storm forecast comes into clearer view, holiday travel disruption likely in Great Lakes, Northeast

    Weather models suggest the storm could constitute a meteorological “bomb” cyclone -- or one that drops at least 24 millibars in 24 hours -- as it pushes north into the Great Lakes.

    Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

    Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

    It’s the last weekend for holiday shoppers and the start of the December getaway season.

    Luck takes over when District voters can’t pick winners

    Random draws of envelopes dictated the results for two neighborhood elections.

     

    Judge to rule on whether Fairfax must release information in John Geer killing

    Judge Randy Bellows will handle the civil suit, where Fairfax is resisting making any disclosures about the shooting.

    Tommy Wells to be named D.C. environmental director

    Wells, 57, had run against Muriel Bowser for the Democratic mayoral nomination but later supported her.

    Protesters briefly block northbound lanes of I-295

    Lanes were closed at the 11th Street Bridge.

    Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

    It’s the last weekend for holiday shoppers and the start of the December getaway season.

    As faulty air bags cause millions of auto recalls, who pays?

    Car owners won’t, but automakers may want air bag manufacturer to foot the bill.

    40 percent say they’ll bail out of D.C. area for holidays

    AAA forecast says it will be a record number of departures for the region.

    Tricky gun owner gets nabbed by TSA

    TSA says he took handgun apart and hid it in a PlayStation in hope of eluding security officers.

    South Capitol Street SE reopens after fire

    A fire in the basement of an apartment building led to the road closure.

    Metro delays on the Orange, Blue and Silver lines

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    D.C. Metro stops with the highest name recognition

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    Road closed in Arlington for water main repair

    The westbound lanes of Four Mile Run Drive are closed.

    It didn’t take politicians to kill idea of closing I-395

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    D.C. plans experiment for downtown parking

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    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

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    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    It’s troubling that local officials can push a city to host the Olympics without public debate.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Del. Joseph D. Morrissey needs to take pity on Virginia voters and resign.

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    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.

    Washington takes to the streets to mourn Barry

    The community residents who knew the former mayor pay their respects during a funeral procession.

    Marion Barry lies in repose

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    Local Ferguson protests

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