The HBO host spent a chunk of his show this week wondering why, exactly, D.C. lacks the same rights as states.

John Oliver, host of the HBO show Last Week Tonight. (Jesse Dittmar for The Washington Post.)

We've now tallied up about a full year's worth of 90-degree days in the city. A cold front is set to bring a little relief.

He toured with country stars, branched out into jazz and designed his own instruments.

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Authorities said the pedestrian, a 43-year-old woman, sustained major injuries.

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Welcome to the Hotlist, a monthly preview of the happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead. Here's what's coming up in August.

Authorities said De’Mari Jahnessa Brannam and Laren Keiyon McMillian struck the teen with an electrical cord.

With wind speeds of 180 mph, Soudelor is the strongest tropical cyclone yet in 2015 -- and getting stronger.

The Going Out Guide recommends free things to do this week.

Man had offered $5,000 to have his ex-wife killed, not knowing he was making the offer to an undercover cop.

The ACLU is filing a lawsuit against a Kentucky sheriff for handcuffing two children with disabilities for misbehaving in school.

Given his age and years of government service, McDonnell was likely getting about $3,700 a month.

Iran spiked to levels about as extreme and unbearable as they get on planet Earth, but residents didn't notice, an eyewitness says.

She had hits with “Alfie” and “Anyone Who Had a Heart” in the 1960s and later was a host on television shows.

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The incident began around 1 p.m. Monday.

The 47th edition of the Citi Open has one of the strongest men’s fields in the tournament’s history. Here are five players especially worth watching.

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As much as 20 inches of rain has fallen in the Tampa Bay Area over the past two weeks.

A silo collapsed Monday morning at a quarry in the Ashburn area. Rescuers are looking for a man who was reportedly working near it.

The cool vegetable soup is best when sipped straight from a glass.

Justice Jane Marum Roush of Fairfax was sworn in last week but could be replaced as soon as next month.

GOP presidential hopeful says the union is the “single most destructive force in public education.”

It was the 11th hottest and 45th wettest July in Washington in records dating back to 1872.

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