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Escaped prisoner apprehended in D.C. after hours-long manhunt

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The “Bicycle Bandit” is believed to have been involved in several bank robberies.

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    County, state officials differ over future of the Bi-County Parkway

    Some legislators say the roadway project is dead, but state officials say no decision has been made.

    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser pledges new era of government accountability

    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser pledges new era of government accountability

    In her first citywide speech, the mayor sketched out a plan to combat economic inequality.

    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s prepared remarks for citywide address

    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s prepared remarks for citywide address

    The mayor’s prepared remarks for her first State of the District address.

    Man charged with attempted murder after speeding car toward police

    Anthony E. Skinner, 33, drove car toward an officer after fleeing traffic stop, Prince George’s police say

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    D.C.'s wind swept evening

    D.C.'s wind swept evening

    Wind is roaring through D.C. Wednesday evening, even by the Washington Monument.

    Child intentionally sets fire, displaces all residents of his apartment building

    The boy, who is younger than 10, will be entered into a program for juvenile arsonists.

    Asian students dominate admissions to elite Thomas Jefferson High School

    Seventy percent of the incoming freshman class at the magnet school in Fairfax County will be Asian.

    Maryland Senate panel approves watered-down charter school bill

    Senators struck out key provisions of Hogan’s bill, but a spokeswoman for governor still calls it an improvement.

    Wilson HS community resists budget cuts as enrollment keeps climbing

    Most neighborhood high schools in the District will see a spending increase next year.

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    Bowser touts bright future for D.C.'s middle class

    Bowser touts bright future for D.C.'s middle class

    In her first "State of the District" address since taking office in January, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser promised a prosperous future for the District's middle class with reforms to public education, housing costs and transportation.

    Local digest: April 1, 2015

    A roundup of news from across the Washington region.

    Michael Higgs’s nomination to Md. state board stalls in General Assembly

    Some senators wonder whether old partisan tweets by the Montgomery Republican affected the process.

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    Bowser touches on Indiana law during citywide address

    Bowser touches on Indiana law during citywide address

    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser addressed the religious freedom law in Indiana and her executive order banning city-funded travel to the state until they repeal the law during her "State of the District" speech.

    Fired FBI agent pleads guilty to theft of heroin collected as evidence

    Fired FBI agent pleads guilty to theft of heroin collected as evidence

    Matthew Lowry pleaded guilty to 64 criminal counts, including obstruction of justice and drug possession.

    Janet L. Norwood, former Bureau of Labor Statistics commissioner, dies

    Janet L. Norwood, former Bureau of Labor Statistics commissioner, dies

    Dr. Norwood, 91, the bureau’s first female commissioner, sought to separate statistics from politics.

    A failed brake light illuminates room for improvement by a patrol officer

    A few tips from the U.S. guidelines on traffic stops may have helped on that night in Prince George’s County, Md.

    Washington-area obituaries of note

    Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

    PM Update: Showery, windy this evening; Sunny and cooler Wednesday

    PM Update: Showery, windy this evening; Sunny and cooler Wednesday

    A cold front sweeping through the region this evening brings showers and some strong wind gusts. We dry out overnight and Wednesday.

    Loudoun’s Sen. Black listed as ‘enemy’ by ISIS, along with Rick Santorum

    Loudoun’s Sen. Black listed as ‘enemy’ by ISIS, along with Rick Santorum

    Magazine published by Islamic State labels Richard Black, a state senator from Virginia,a “crusader.”

    Final Wilson Bridge reconstruction comes in $86 million under budget

    Project now used as national model for “lessons learned” in successful project management

    Poverty linked to brain structure in children, new research shows

    Scientists studied more than 1,000 kids and found that poor kids have smaller brains than affluent peers.

    Maryland regulations might soon need the sign-off of a small business council

    Several Democrats questioned the need for yet another step in the process of creating new regulations.

    D.C. mayor issues order banning city-funded travel to Indiana

    D.C. mayor issues order banning city-funded travel to Indiana

    The ban comes in the wake of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law last week.

    Police identify victim in Langley Park fatal stabbing

    Juan Lopez, 34, was found dead after a robbery and stabbing, Prince George’s police say.

    Studies conclude climate change will cause less severe winters

    Studies conclude climate change will cause less severe winters

    The trendy explanation for the recent cold winters is that climate change made them worse.  But two new studies say not so fast.

    Formerly jailed Va. legislator says Democrats trying to sink his Senate bid

    Formerly jailed Va. legislator says Democrats trying to sink his Senate bid

    Joseph Morrissey says he collected more than enough signatures to qualify for state Senate primary.

    Brush fire contained after burning at least 70 acres in Montgomery County

    Firefighters from four counties are on the scene. No injuries have been reported.

    Police at Anne Arundel hospital after visitor makes violent threat

    The person entered the hospital, threatened violence, then left.

     

    Va. governor amends license plate reader bill, angers legislators

    A bill limiting the time police could keep data from license plate readers passed overwhelmingly, McAuliffe moves to extend the time.

    Senate’s top Dems all agree: Chuck Schumer should be next party leader

    Potential opponents, including Sens. Patty Murray and Richard Durbin, have endorsed Schumer for the role.

    County, state officials differ over future of the Bi-County Parkway

    Some legislators say the roadway project is dead, but state officials say no decision has been made.

    Final Wilson Bridge reconstruction comes in $86 million under budget

    Project now used as national model for “lessons learned” in successful project management

    Learn about the proposed Potomac Yard Metro station

    Alexandria is offering several opportunities in the next month where residents can learn more about the proposed infill Metro station. A public hearing is scheduled for late April.

    Roads around Inova Fairfax Hospital closed after prisoner escapes

    Roads around Inova Fairfax Hospital closed because of escaped prisoner who is armed

    Delays on Metro for Tuesday morning

    Delays for several Metro lines. Problem is a switch issue outside the Rosslyn stop.

    Flossing, selfies, romantic encounters: Driving distractions, by the numbers

    Distracted-driving awareness month brings a slew of surveys and polls with some surprising results.

    Plan advances for Metro station at Potomac Yard

    New station would spur economic development and draw 5,000 new Metro riders, federal study says.

    White House sends Congress $478 billion, 6-year transportation bill

    The Obama administration wants big increases for highways, safety and transit systems.

    About those orange barrels near NIH and Walter Reed in Bethesda

    As the temperature warms, Maryland commuters are encountering traffic shifts for a project that should ease congestion -- in 2016.

    As the U.S. population grew, gas consumption dropped 11 percent

    More fuel-efficient vehicles and less driving don’t bode well for funding transportation needs with the gas tax.

    Crash closes part of George Washington Parkway in McLean

    A crash has closed part of the GW Parkway’s southbound lanes.

    Crash causes delays on I-66 in Arlington

    Crash causes backups on Interstate 66 in Arlington

    Metro delays on Monday morning

    Delays on Metro’s Orange and Silver lines.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    How to get rid of an unwanted piano: a coda.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    COLUMN | We have, at long last, scientific proof that more of mom isn’t necessarily better.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Zakiya James is studying civil engineering at Drexel University.

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    He asked “How could this happen?” as he was violently arrested. But he needed to have known before then.

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    Prisoner arrested after fleeing Fairfax hospital

    Wossen Assaye, who overpowered a guard and carjacked two people during his escape, was detained in Southeast D.C.

    1 person fatally shot after car rams gate at NSA

    Officers at the agency’s headquarters in Maryland fired on the two people in the vehicle. At least one other person was injured.

    Library of Congress gets trove of Civil War photos

    Texas grandmother and collector Robin Stanford has gathered rare stereo photos of war and slavery for 40 years.

    Liftoff for Blossom Kite Festival on the Mall

    The event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

    Silver Spring hosts flip for Danish gymnasts

    The performance team is welcomed with open arms during a stop that’s part of a 10-month world tour.

    Andean bear cubs romp at National Zoo

    The brother bears get ready to meet the public.

    A Virginia tribe seeks federal recognition amid casino fears

    The bid by the Pamunkey — the tribe of Pocahontas — is opposed by MGM and 11 black lawmakers.

    From snow to rain

    In the D.C. area, a morning wintry mix turns to snow, which turns back to rain.

    Our Washington

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

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