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Linked in death, by a drug, a dealer and an addiction

(Eva Russo / For The Washington Post)

Three people died using heroin sold by the same D.C. drug dealer, who is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.

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Boy’s hand and fingers trapped in a mall escalator

Boy’s hand and fingers trapped in a mall escalator

Rescuers spend more than an hour trying to free boy who was injured at Iverson mall.

Brown highlights variance with Gansler over death penalty

Brown highlights variance with Gansler over death penalty

One Democratic hopeful said he stood with the NAACP when capital punishment was repealed last year.

Howard County police chief to retire in June

Maj. Gary Gardner, a 30-year member of the department, will replace William J. McMahon.

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Bethesda teens have sibling harmony, onstage and off

Bethesda teens have sibling harmony, onstage and off

Madison and Davis Gestiehr, who perform together, are brother-and- sister soul mates rather than rivals.

Pedestrian killed by train near Greenbelt Metro station

Greenbelt police said at least three trains were stopped in the area as authoritities investigated

Black students urge change at Washington and Lee

Black students urge change at Washington and Lee

Administrators are being asked to confront the school’s past.

U-Va.’s in-state price likely to rise about 4 percent

U-Va.’s in-state price likely to rise about 4 percent

Tuition and fees for Virginians at the public flagship university would be nearly $13,000 in coming year.

D.C. aims to move 500 families into permanent housing

D.C. aims to move 500 families into permanent housing

The city’s deadline for getting people into subsidized apartments is July 9.

D.C. parents want specifics about funds for at-risk students

Education activists say it’s not clear how and where DCPS is spending new funds for at-risk children.

MWAA’s new top cop faced heat over singer Chris Brown

MWAA’s new top cop faced heat over singer Chris Brown

Prosecutors in Los Angeles questioned Bryan Norwood’s handling of the R&B star’s probation.

Judge deals another blow to McDonnell defense

Judge deals another blow to McDonnell defense

Ex-governor and his wife had sought secrecy for declarations they would give on testimony if cases separated.

21 fresh bars for every occasion

21 fresh bars for every occasion

A toast to Washington’s fresh batch of bars: Places to sip, snack and celebrate right now.

Don’t shop any farther than this Culpeper, Va., hotel

Don’t shop any farther than this Culpeper, Va., hotel

The Suites at 249 is an oasis of contemporary cool in the heart of a traditional downtown.

Remaining cool, with plentiful clouds late tonight and Friday

Remaining cool, with plentiful clouds late tonight and Friday

Ocean breezes have been slowly increasing moisture levels, but thus far mainly just keeping temperatures cool. Clouds expand into the area tonight and tomorrow.

Linked in death, by a drug, a dealer and an addiction

Linked in death, by a drug, a dealer and an addiction

Three people died using heroin sold by the same D.C. drug dealer, who is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.

Latino group backs Anthony Brown for Md. governor

CASA in Action also supports Brian Frosh as the state’s next attorney general.

A picture is worth 1,000 warnings: All NWS Sterling warnings 1986-2013

A picture is worth 1,000 warnings: All NWS Sterling warnings 1986-2013

Ever wonder what nearly 30 years of severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings looks like if plotted together on a single chart? ...me neither, until I took a stab at it.

D.C. Council sues mayor, CFO over budget autonomy vote

D.C. Council sues mayor, CFO over budget autonomy vote

“We have no choice,” Chairman Phil Mendelson said, throwing the referendum dispute to the courts.

Help wanted: Executive needed to run the Silver Line project

Help wanted: Executive needed to run the Silver Line project

MWAA is looking for someone to manage the $5.6 billion Silver Line rail project. Think you have what it takes?

Man in photos wanted in three bank robberies

Man in photos wanted in three bank robberies

From Jan. 13 to March 28, he allegedly took money from banks in Chevy Chase and D.C.

Driver killed in crash in western Montgomery County

Kenneth James Lovelett’s car crossed opposite lane of traffic, went off the road, hit a pole, and flipped.

8 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of April 18-20

8 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of April 18-20

Make time for Easter egg hunts and Awesome Con.

New fry alert: Shake Shack

New fry alert: Shake Shack

Say farewell to the crinkle-cuts.

Map: D.C. area spends average of 45 minutes in tornado warnings every year

Map: D.C. area spends average of 45 minutes in tornado warnings every year

Locally, we see a tornado warning hot spot in southern Maryland.

Is Cantor key to Medicaid expansion in Virginia?

Is Cantor key to Medicaid expansion in Virginia?

Republicans will be watching closely to see whether his Tea Party challenger gains traction in June primary.

Virginia doing away with E-ZPass fee

Virginia doing away with E-ZPass fee

Transportation department has till Sept. 1 to eliminate monthly charge.

Va. Supreme Court rules for U-Va. in global warming FOIA case

Va. Supreme Court rules for U-Va. in global warming FOIA case

The high court decision rejects an argument by global warming skeptics who wanted to see the work of a climate researcher.

Prince George’s County development projects

Here is information on planned development throughout the county.

Another morning of near record cold

Another morning of near record cold

For a second straight morning, some regional airports narrowly missed setting record low temperatures.

Gansler picks up backing of Asian Pacific American group

Gansler picks up backing of Asian Pacific American group

The Democratic candidate for Maryland governor says he will address language barriers.

 

Va. Supreme Court rules for U-Va. in global warming FOIA case

The high court decision rejects an argument by global warming skeptics who wanted to see the work of a climate researcher.

Budget autonomy goes to court

Council chairman will file a lawsuit Wednesday against the mayor and CFO, challenging their refusal to recognize referendum.

MWAA’s new top cop faced heat over singer Chris Brown

Prosecutors in Los Angeles questioned Bryan Norwood’s handling of the R&B star’s probation.

Help wanted: Executive needed to run the Silver Line project

MWAA is looking for someone to manage the $5.6 billion Silver Line rail project. Think you have what it takes?

Virginia doing away with E-ZPass fee

Transportation department has till Sept. 1 to eliminate monthly charge.

Duke Street and ramp from I-395 closed in Alexandria

A vehicle fire has closed part of Duke Street in Alexandria.

Fatal crash causes closure, then restricted traffic, on Route 28

Part of Route 28 in Montgomery County closed this morning after a car flipped over, killing one person inside.

Head of Silver Line project stepping down

Pat Nowakowski had led the effort to build the rail line since construction began in 2009, and the Metro board acknowledges that attempts to fix a key component of the new line have failed.

D.C. HOT lanes plan will bump into reality

Virginia’s experience showed complexity of creating managed lanes.

D.C. rider won over by ease, convenience of Bikeshare

Average guy finds price is right, and you can skip the Spandex shorts.

Cargo ship grounded in windy Chesapeake Bay

An evening thunderstorm with wind gusts of more than 70 mph caused a cargo ship to run aground.

Silver Line project director and Metro chief financial officer resign

Resignations come as both agencies are under fire for delays and financial practices.

A morning of troubles on Metro’s lines

Earlier delays on Metro’s Red Line follows other problems on Blue and Yellow lines. The problems are resolved (for now)

D.C. might add carpool, toll lanes to part of 14th St. bridge

A council member says the city wants to speed commutes and get financial help maintaining roads and bridges.

U-Md. pursues plan for hotel-conference center on Route 1

The 11-story hotel and conference center is part of the university’s vision to create a livelier College Park.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

A new book explores the history of Woodward & Lothrop, once one of Washington’s favorite stores.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Madison and Davis Gestiehr, who perform together, are brother-and- sister soul mates rather than rivals.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Don’t let tobacco industry’s alluring ads for e-cigarettes hook new generation of Americans on nicotine.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy: It’s oxymoronic to be dependent on government to celebrate this day of liberation

Photo Galleries

T. rex at Smithsonian

The bones come from Montana and will be displayed for 50 years.

Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom in D.C.

It’s prime viewing time for Washington’s famous trees from Japan.

Amateur gets a seat at the poker table

A new TV show gives Reisterstown, Md., man chance to play with pros.

Driving for dollars with UberX

Single mothers, translators and students are among those turning the family ride into a profit center.

Last call at D.C. lounge for black professionals

With a waterfront transformation planned, the Channel Inn is closing.

Through their eyes

The InFocus project teaches photography to people with autism and opens windows into their worlds.

On the trail of bushy tails

Nearly 400 readers entered the inaugural Washington Post Squirrel Week Photo Contest. Here are our favorites.

Pillow fight on the Mall

Hundreds gathered on the Mall on Saturday to participate in International Pillow Fight Day.

Our Washington

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

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