D.C. lawyer’s killer pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Jamyra Gallmon faces between 18 and 25 years in prison for Feb. 9 killing of David Messerschmitt.

Pr. George’s Council approves budget that would raise property taxes for the first time since 1978

The council voted for a budget that would raise the tax rate by 4 percent, generating $34 million for schools.

Relisha Rudd’s legacy: Millions to help the homeless in the nation’s capital

The missing girl’s name wasn’t mentioned, but her fate was surely on the minds of city leaders this week.

D.C. schools to introduce more challenging ‘cornerstone’ lessons

Activities are already common in some schools, but not systemwide.

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For soccer players, coaches and fans, scandal stings but can’t stall love of sport

The allegations of FIFA corruption did not surprise many in the Washington-area youth-sports community.

After SAT exams go missing, Virginia students might have to retake the test

Paper tests for more than 260 students at a Loudoun County high school were lost in transit.

Emergency partial shutdown, load limits coming to Memorial Bridge

The National Park Service, at the recommendation of the Federal Highway Administration, will close both curbside lanes and four feet of the adjoining sidewalk across the drawbridge of the Arlington Memorial Bridge prior to Friday morning's rush hour, officials said Thursday. Officials also will post a 10-ton load limit across the entire length of the bridge, which effectively eliminates most bus traffic.

Anti-Semitic fliers found in neighborhoods across region

The fliers, first reported Wednesday in Chevy Chase, have also turned up in D.C. and Alexandria.

Michael King, TV syndicator behind Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil McGraw and Rachael Ray, dies at 67

Mr. King and his brother made King World Productions an industry leader.

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Local reporter fatally shot in D.C.

Charnice Milton, 27, is among six slaying victims in District since Friday.

Chris Christie, a onetime booster, now wants to dump the Common Core

N.J. governor joins other GOP presidential hopefuls in a revolt against the academic standards.

Driver sped off of parking garage’s second level, police say

The 85-year-old man, who suffered minor injuries, was charged with reckless driving.

Bevy of new charges for alleged bank robber who escaped at Va. hospital

Wossen Assaye could face a minimum of 122 years in prison if convicted of every count.

PM Update: Widely scattered storms this evening, another summery day on Friday

Friday will be a few degrees cooler, but dewpoints in the mid-60s keep the humidity moderately uncomfortable.

Manassas police dogs sport new vests

The gear protects dogs from bullets and stab wounds.

Man accused of breaking into home and touching sleeping 6-year-old

The man entered a home in Centreville, where three children were sleeping alone.

Rats in your home should gross you out. Dealing with it is your problem.

What can the Department of Public Works do about your rat problem? In many cases, not a whole lot.

Photos: President Obama tours National Hurricane Center

The Atlantic hurricane season is forecast to be a snoozer, but the National Hurricane Center was abuzz today as President Obama visited the tropical weather forecasting hub in Miami.

One in five U.S. schoolchildren are living below federal poverty line

New federal data from U.S. Education Department shows an uptick in childhood poverty among all groups

At the National Spelling Bee, just 10 top spellers remain

Seven of the 10 finalists are kids of South Asian descent, the group that has dominated the bee recently.

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