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Barry died hours after leaving hospital

(Cyrena Chang / The Washington Post)

He had suffered from many health problems but was released from Howard University Hospital on Saturday, collapsing later at his home.

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Family’s statement on the death of Marion Barry

Family’s statement on the death of Marion Barry

The text of a statement from the family of former D.C. mayor Marion Barry, who died early Sunday.

3 dead, others hurt in Silver Spring crash

Three people died, and several were injured early Sunday in a single-vehicle crash in Silver Spring.

Late-Sunday showers and a warm Monday before potential pre-Thanksgiving storm

Late-Sunday showers and a warm Monday before potential pre-Thanksgiving storm

WEATHER GANG | Monday might see highs in the 70s, but most eyes are on an approaching storm.

Barry died hours after leaving hospital

Barry died hours after leaving hospital

He had suffered from many health problems but was released from Howard University Hospital on Saturday, collapsing later at his home.

Mayor, mayor-elect express sadness on Barry’s passing

Mayor, mayor-elect express sadness on Barry’s passing

Mayor, Mayor-elect express sadness on Barry’s death; mayor promises to help plan worthy ceremonies

Marion Barry, 4-time mayor of D.C., dies at 78

Marion Barry, 4-time mayor of D.C.,  dies at 78

The most powerful local politician of his generation, he was a national symbol of self-governance and home rule for urban blacks, even as his personal and public life was fraught with the high drama of a drug arrest and jail sentence.

Puckett’s exit from Va. Senate undid McAuliffe’s secret plan for Medicaid

Puckett’s exit from Va. Senate undid McAuliffe’s secret plan for Medicaid

The governor needed him to stay in order to take the daring step of expanding Medicaid on his own.

News from across the Washington region

Marion Barry dies after hospital release; he had been at Howard, but died at United Medical Center.

Briar Woods rallies for 5A state title

Briar Woods rallies for 5A state title

VOLLEYBALL | The Falcons fall in the first two sets but turn the match around and beat Princess Anne for a state championship.

Raiders show staying power

Raiders show staying power

VOLLEYBALL | In its first year with a new coach, Loudoun County tops James Wood in the Va. 4A final for its seventh state title in eight years.

Spain’s Duchess of Alba, noblewoman with flair, dies at 88

Spain’s Duchess of Alba, noblewoman with flair, dies at 88

The duchess fascinated Spaniards with her profusion of noble titles, wealth and eccentricity.

Washington-area obituaries of note

Washington-area obituaries of note

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

Eastern captures Gravy Bowl

Eastern captures Gravy Bowl

The Ramblers beat Bell, 33-13, their eighth straight win since the passing of an assistant coach’s son.

Nancy H. Teeters, first woman on Federal Reserve board, dies

Nancy H. Teeters, first woman on Federal Reserve board, dies

Mrs. Teeters, 84, former chief economist for House Budget Committee joined Fed’s board of governors in 1978.

First D.C.-wide public schools fair draws thousands

D.C. Public Schools seize an opportunity to sell their programs to parents on the hunt.

Column

Who was the D.C. area’s biggest turkey of 2014?

Who was the D.C. area’s biggest turkey of 2014?

My fifth annual ‘Turkeys of the Year’ recognize foolishness and ineptitude in the Washington region.

Testimony of ‘good samaritan’ sways jury

The jury convicted a man in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a Trinity Washington student.

DeMatha’s youth delivers WCAC title

DeMatha’s youth delivers WCAC title

FOOTBALL | A Stags team loaded with sophomores surges past top-ranked Good Counsel to repeat as WCAC champions.

Loudoun Valley dominates York

Loudoun Valley dominates York

FOOTBALL | The Vikings get it done on offense and defense in a convincing win over visiting York in a Virginia 3A East region quartefinal.

Offensive Douglass rolls over Patuxent

Offensive Douglass rolls over Patuxent

FOOTBALL | While its normally-stout defense struggles early, the Douglass offense keeps the Eagles on track in a Maryland 2A South region final win over Patuxent.

Fourth-down stop lifts DuVal

Fourth-down stop lifts DuVal

FOOTBALL | Tommar Phillips and the Tigers defense stuff Eleanor Roosevelt late to deal the Raiders their first loss and win the Maryland 4A South region championship.

Statement from U-Va. President Teresa Sullivan

“We are better than we have been described,” Sullivan said in a letter, released after student protests.

Column

Asking the Answer Man: How did Fairfax’s Gallows Road get its name?

Asking the Answer Man: How did Fairfax’s Gallows Road get its name?

Librarians get this question frequently, but if you think it’s an easy one, you’d be wrong.

Great moments in wild turkey attacks

Great moments in wild turkey attacks

The wild turkey population has rebounded from near extinction, but sometimes turkeys wander into civilization and cause havoc.

Montgomery hikes school budget by $223 million

The county’s board added $223.3 million in funding amid continuing enrollment growth.

Wild turkeys return with a vengeance

Wild turkeys return with a vengeance

They were nearly extinct a century ago, but now 7 million turkeys roam across the American landscape, sometimes unnerving unsuspecting suburbanites with their aggressive behavior.

U-Va. president suspends all fraternities

U-Va. president suspends all fraternities

The suspension — coming days after a Rolling Stone account of a gang rape in 2012 — will continue until the spring semester begins Jan. 9.

East Coast storm *possible* Wednesday before Thanksgiving; snow chance for D.C.

A major storm is possible on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, which could bring substantial rain and/or snow.

Warm-up begins, but don’t put away heavy sweaters and coats just yet

Warm-up begins, but don’t put away heavy sweaters and coats just yet

Temperatures could reach 50 degrees today, but it will feel much cooler.

 

Manassas City detective in teen ‘sexting’ case sues teen’s lawyer for defamation

Detective who led case against 17-year-old says attorney’s comments in The Post harmed him, forced him into counseling.

D.C.’s ‘pot belt’ stretches north from White House

Pro-legalization voters were most concentrated in wards 1 and 2.

D.C. streetcar supporters want to see some movement

Council members want more information from transportation officials about repeated delays

Several Orange Line stations shut this weekend

Track work also will affect service on the Red and Blue lines.

Before the getaways, prepare yourself as well as your car

An AARP study on holiday travelers offers tips on planning routes and considering risk factors.

Workers still active in 95 Express Lanes zone

Weekend lane closings continue as HOT lanes’ December opening approaches.

Part of Silver Hill Road in Suitland still closed

Water main break repaired but work continues in Suitland

Safety concerns could delay debut of Metro’s new rail cars

An oversight group says the transit agency hasn’t been careful enough in evaluating the first 7000-series batch.

Senate panel grills manufacturer of defective air bags

Air bags that kill or maim may lead to a recall of 20 million vehicles. Senate wants a complete investigation.

WSSC: 60% of large water valves were found ‘unusable’

The large valves let the water utility prevent widespread outages and limit flood damage from broken pipes.

Fairfax County bond sale to pay for Silver Line parking garages

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has cleared the way for the sale of bonds that will help pay for construction of parking garages at two new Silver Line stations.

Maryland woman arrested at BWI for carrying a loaded gun

TSA officers detected a .38 pistol and 16 loose bullets in the woman’s carry-on bag.

More than 1 million from D.C. area plan Thanksgiving trip

Gas is cheaper and there’s a turkey dinner down the road, so travel will be heavier this year than last.

Water main break in Suitland, part of road closed

Crews are working to fix a water main break that involves a 71 year old pipe

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Librarians get this question frequently, but if you think it’s an easy one, you’d be wrong.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

My fifth annual ‘Turkeys of the Year’ recognize foolishness and ineptitude in the Washington region.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

My dad waited on Bill Cosby and adored him. He’s heartbroken now.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Leaders from both parties paused to honor Czech leader Vaclav Havel, then returned to their bickering.

Photo Galleries

Marion Barry, 4-term D.C. mayor, dies at 78

The most powerful local politician of his generation, he was a national symbol of self-governance and home rule for urban blacks, even as his personal and public life was fraught with the high drama of a drug arrest and jail sentence.

After 30 years, a farmers market pioneer retires

Eddie Rankin gets a heartfelt send-off at a Washington market.

A moving and spiritual Men’s Season at Ebenezer AME Church with nationally known recording artists.

The music flowed with the spirit of “brotherly love” as top recording artists rocked the church and 3,000 attendees Sunday.

Streetcars in Washington

Historical images from The Washington Post’s archive.

Va. home day cares anxious about laws

Compliance at the local level can be a confusing and frustrating experience.

In sickness and in health

For D.C. couple, a genetic disorder is rewriting the final chapters of a journey more than three and a half decades in the making.

Illegal immigrants rally outside the White House

They demanded executive action to extend “deferred deportations” to adults.

Election night 2014: Local races

Candidates and constituents wait for election results to come in across Washington, D.C.; Maryland and Virginia.

Our Washington

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

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