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Free-range parents found responsible for ‘unsubstantiated’ child neglect

The Meitiv children outside the National Gallery in January. (family photo)

The Md. family is not sure what would happen if the children are seen out walking unsupervised.

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    Rahn wins Md. Senate committee vote to lead transportation department

    Panel grilled Rahn over the future of the state’s Purple and Red Line projects

    National Park Service to announce peak bloom date for cherry blossoms

    National Park Service to announce peak bloom date for cherry blossoms

    For Washington, an encouraging sign that a cold, snowy weather eventually will give way to pink and white petals.

    McDonnell launches effort to have corruption conviction thrown out

    McDonnell launches effort to have corruption conviction thrown out

    The former Virginia governor’s brief says the case against him was “built on a boundless definition of bribery.”

    Netanyahu speech presents Hill Democrats with sensitive choice

    Netanyahu speech presents Hill Democrats with sensitive choice

    The dilemma: Be seen as condoning effort to undercut Obama or be seen as bucking a politically potent ally?

    Mikulski’s retirement sets off wild Democratic scramble to succeed her

    Mikulski’s retirement sets off wild Democratic scramble to succeed her

    The longest-serving female senator’s departure could open doors for former Gov. O’Malley and others.

    North Point runs by Great Mills in Maryland 4A East region quarterfinal

    North Point runs by Great Mills in Maryland 4A East region quarterfinal

    GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | Necole Hope scores a game-high 18 points as the Eagles overcome their early struggles to beat the Hornets.

    Virginia cabbie on FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list detained in Somalia

    Virginia cabbie on FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list detained in Somalia

    Liban Mohamed was taken into custody shortly after the FBI announced a reward for information.

    Stories of grief, love and penance live among what’s left at the Vietnam Wall

    Stories of grief, love and penance live among what’s left at the Vietnam Wall

    Experts are choosing from 400,000 artifacts for display in a Vietnam War museum planned for the Mall.

    Refreeze tonight after some daytime melting; Wintry mix arrives midday Tuesday

    Refreeze tonight after some daytime melting; Wintry mix arrives midday Tuesday

    We’re headed back into the teens and 20s again tonight, which helps set the stage for a cold one tomorrow. Add in some precipitation and iciness is a concern.

    Mikulski, a role model for generations of women in politics, to retire in 2016

    Mikulski, a role model for generations of women in politics, to retire in 2016

    The longtime — and maybe “prickly” — lawmaker will leave a legacy as a dogged fighter for her constituents.

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    Did Relisha Rudd’s disappearance do anything to help homeless children?

    Did Relisha Rudd’s disappearance do anything to help homeless children?

    A year after the 8-year-old vanished, the old D.C. General Hospital where she lived is still a shameful place for families.

    Fairfax County to create commission in wake of Geer shooting controversy

    Police commission will deal with communication problems that also plague county attorney’s office.

    In Montgomery, council office renovation proposal draws fire

    Education official cites timing problem as schools are trying to secure additional construction funds.

    Former Fairfax board chair Hanley appointed to county electoral board

    Katherine Hanley will help oversee elections in Va.’s largest jurisdiction as county electoral board member

    Three men arrested for trying to access White House area

    A roundup of news from across the Washington region.

    Yasar Kemal, Turkish novelist and voice against political injustice, dies

    Yasar Kemal, Turkish novelist and voice against political injustice, dies

    Mr. Kemal, 91, wrote books that uncovered universal traits, what he called the “mystery of the human.”

    Prince William Co. police officer’s gun stolen from locked department vehicle

    Authorities are investigating how the officer’s department-issued firearm, a Glock pistol, went missing.

    Minnie Minoso, ‘Cuban Comet’ of Chicago White Sox, dies

    Minnie Minoso, ‘Cuban Comet’ of Chicago White Sox, dies

    Mr. Minoso, a former member of the Negro Leagues, was regarded as a trailblazer for Latino ballplayers.

    The Hotlist: 10 things to see, eat, drink and do in March

    The Hotlist: 10 things to see, eat, drink and do in March

    The Hotlist | Drink beer outside, celebrate the cherry blossoms and visit the Iberian peninsula.

    Too many African Americans plan too little for death, experts say

    Too many African Americans plan too little for death, experts say

    At a forum entitled “The Journey Home: An African American Conversation,” senior citizen advocates, morticians, pastors, financial planners and even an emergency room physician came together to talk about death, dying and end-of life choices.

    Washington-area obituaries of note

    Washington-area obituaries of note

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

    Washingtonians lose it upon hearing March snow forecast

    Washingtonians lose it upon hearing March snow forecast

    Many of you are sick and tired of winter. We hear you -- we just can’t do anything about it.

    Brief, light wintry mix likely Tuesday afternoon and evening

    Brief, light wintry mix likely Tuesday afternoon and evening

    Slick sidewalks, driveways, and side roads are possible for Tuesday’s afternoon rush hour, especially in our colder suburbs.

    Thomas Stone boys primed for postseason performance

    Thomas Stone boys primed for postseason performance

    BOYS’ BASKETBALL | With a 60-58 win over Lackey on Friday, Cougars Coach Dale Lamberth has his team in playoff mode.

    Wise is not ready to cede the throne

    Wise is not ready to cede the throne

    BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Wise is a much different, younger team than the squad that won the Maryland 4A state title last year, but these Pumas are just as hungry.

    Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s most colorful moments

    Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s most colorful moments

    Sen. Mikulski is known for her sharp tongue. Here’s a round up of some of her best lines over the past few decades.

    Accumulating snow possible Wednesday night into Thursday

    Accumulating snow possible Wednesday night into Thursday

    How much snow we get will depend on how fast the cold air arrives Wednesday night relative to how quickly the moisture exits the area Thursday.

    Parent group urges tax hike in Fairfax to pay for schools

    The parents are asking for the county to raise the average property tax bill by $100.

    Jason Jolly’s 50 points power Stone Bridge to region semifinals

    Jason Jolly’s 50 points power Stone Bridge to region semifinals

    BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Jason Jolly’s school-record 50 points propel the Bulldogs into a 5A North region semifinal matchup with Potomac; Tuscarora girls advance.

    Column

    Advice on how to avoid being taken in by online romance scammers

    Advice on how to avoid being taken in by online romance scammers

    When a scammer contacted her, one Missouri woman created an online resource to help victims.

     

    Fairfax County considers new information policy in police shootings

    After long delay in John Geer case, Fairfax ponders proposal for release of names, monthly updates.

    Split over ‘tactics’ is to blame for DHS funding impasse, House GOP leaders say

    The defeat of a House DHS bill is not a sign of a more profound rift between conservative and moderate Republican factions, they insist.

    Some Metro board members want to refocus search for new system chief

    Officials say a recent setback in the hunt for a general manager could be a blessing in disguise.

    FAA computers vulnerable to hackers, GAO report says

    A system that controls thousands of planes in flight could be disrupted by terrorists, criminals or foreign nations.

    Monday morning Metro delays for riders

    Monday morning delays for Metro riders

    Some roads closed, authorities warn of icy side streets, sidewalks

    Icy road conditions and sidewalks make dangerous morning commute

    It’s icy out there. Here’s what area road crews are doing to clear things up.

    Here’s how area crews are working to treat those slippery roads for Monday’s commute.

    MGM officials: Casino construction is on track for anticipated 2016 opening

    While the $1.2 billion resort is being built, MGM crafts a hiring and traffic plan, and pledges a transit push.

    Fairfax County Parkway reopens after ‘numerous’ accidents

    The parkway reopened after icy conditions caused multiple accidents, police said.

    Metro riders hanker for information, while they’re still riding

    They don’t need to know how the train works. They just need to know what to do when it doesn’t.

    Metro’s fancy new railcars were supposed to be rolling by now

    But there’s no set date for the release of new cars that will replace a fleet that dates to the 1970s.

    Concerns about air traffic safety are heightened in developing College Park

    Plans for high-rise apartments, a science building and a hotel may affect a historic airport’s viability.

    Metro’s search for general manager set back by finalists’ withdrawals

    They feared their names would be known after a TV reporter learned where they work, officials said.

    Delays on Metro’s Green and Yellow lines

    Brief delays on Metro’s Yellow and Green lines. Metro’s had an especially tough time making trains run without problems lately.

    Part of Rock Creek Parkway in D.C. reopened

    Part of Rock Creek Parkway in NW DC has reopened after earlier crash

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    When a scammer contacted her, one Missouri woman created an online resource to help victims.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    A year after the 8-year-old vanished, the old D.C. General Hospital where she lived is still a shameful place for families.

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    A school for boys of color would ease a dialogue about the world around them, of which the playwright wrote.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Is the nation’s capital too uptight to toke up after legalization?

    Photo Galleries

    Remnants of the war

    Experts are combing through items that have been left at the Vietnam Wall over the years for a planned education display.

    It’s all business at D.C.’s ‘Cannabis Academy’

    City hosts a two-day expo to teach attendees how to make greenbacks from pot’s legalization.

    A snowy Saturday for the Washington area

    The cold ground was allowing snow to stick faster, making it difficult for road clearing crews to keep up.

    Sentencing of Maureen McDonnell

    Former first lady has been convicted of conspiring to sell the prestige of the governor’s office in exchange for loans.

    The polar vortex makes a comeback

    Washington-area residents prepare for more cold weather, as Friday’s temperatures promise to be extreme.

    Obama chooses Joseph Clancy as new Secret Service chief

    Obama has named his acting director and trusted former detail leader as the new permanent leader of the Secret Service.

    Snowstorm Octavia hits Washington area

    The nation’s capital clears out from another round of snow.

    14 couples say ‘I do’ on Feb. 14 in D.C. court

    Superior Court opens its doors on a weekend to perform weddings for the first time in decades.

    Our Washington

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

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