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Heroin deaths spur action in Md., Va.

Don Flattery of Virginia lost his 26-year-old son to a heroin overdose. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)

A rise in overdoses, affecting both rich and poor, has galvanized Virginia’s Democratic governor and Maryland’s newly elected Republican governor.

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    Tricky storm brings snow tonight, cold start to the work week

    Tricky storm brings snow tonight, cold start to the work week

    A clipper system is set to explode into an intense nor’easter. But how much snow will it give the D.C. area?

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    Metrorail action plan is a start in restoring confidence

    Metrorail action plan is a start in restoring confidence

    After Yellow Line incident, riders wanted answers, and they wanted them from Metro: Are trains safe?

    Snow on Sunday night likely
    to cause problems come Monday

    Snow on Sunday night likely <br>to cause problems come Monday

    Accumulation totals are elusive, but at least a thin blanket of white is expected.

    Virginia bars’ happy hours might become less secretive if bill passes

    Virginia bars’ happy hours might become less secretive if bill passes

    A Fairfax delegate’s proposed law would let bars detail their drink specials, though not prices.

    Milton Rosen, engineer and NASA executive, dies at 99

    Milton Rosen, engineer and NASA executive, dies at 99

    Mr. Rosen led the United States’ first satellite venture and was the space agency’s launch-vehicle director.

    Plans on tap for easing I-66 commute, more D.C. bike lanes

    Under the plan, solo drivers will pay to use I-66 inside the Beltway during peak hours.

    Martha Derthick, authority on Social Security, dies at 81

    Martha Derthick, authority on Social Security, dies at 81

    Dr. Derthick, a retired Brookings and U-Va. scholar, was a leading authority in public policy.

    ‘They murdered those cats’: 23 were removed from home, 22 euthanized

    ‘They murdered those cats’: 23 were removed from home, 22 euthanized

    Renetta DeBlase says she took good care of her cats. Animal control officers disagreed.

    Mistrial for woman accused of insurance killing

    Mistrial for woman accused of insurance killing

    D.C. prosecutors now must decide whether they will retry Claire Rice in the 2012 slaying of her cousin

    Virginia GOP elects John Whitbeck as new chairman

    Virginia GOP elects John Whitbeck as new chairman

    Loudoun County lawyer, 38, promises to stick to principles of fiscal responsibility, individual liberty.

    What books and music are in the bedroom of the KGB operatives in ‘The Americans’?

    What books and music are in the bedroom of the KGB operatives in ‘The Americans’?

    Oh, Anne Murray, Fleetwood Mac, Aerosmith. Wait: Aerosmith?

    Distracted behind the wheel? These teens are developing an app for that

    A team of high school students from the Governor’s School @ Innovation Park have developed a prototype for an app that would silence phones while driving or allow people to work distraction-free.

    Ernie Banks, baseball great known as ‘Mr. Cub,’ dies at 83

    Ernie Banks, baseball great known as ‘Mr. Cub,’ dies at 83

    Mr. Banks, a Hall of Fame infielder for the Chicago Cubs, was one of baseball’s sunniest ambassadors.

    Condo fire in Greenbelt, Md., injures one, displaces 18

    Firefighters are investigating the cause of the blaze, which caused an estimated $125,000 in damage.

    Ex-CIA types infiltrate Hollywood as spy TV shows and movies multiply

    Ex-CIA types infiltrate Hollywood as spy TV shows and movies multiply

    From “Homeland” to “The Americans,” their skills help ground espionage entertainment.

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    Relief in Md. suburbs: GOP budget not so bad after all

    Relief in Md. suburbs: GOP budget not so bad after all

    Prince George’s, Montgomery say Hogan went relatively easy on them even though they voted against him.

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    Our daily bread: Remembering D.C.’s homegrown Miles’-long sandwiches

    Our daily bread: Remembering D.C.’s homegrown Miles’-long sandwiches

    Would you walk a mile for a sandwich from Miles’-long? In 1960s Washington, plenty did.

    Heroin deaths spur action in Md., Va.

    Heroin deaths spur action in Md., Va.

    A rise in overdoses, affecting both rich and poor, has galvanized Virginia’s Democratic governor and Maryland’s newly elected Republican governor.

    Police urged ‘Meet the Press’ to use image of gun magazine

    Police urged ‘Meet the Press’ to use image of gun magazine

    David Gregory instead displayed actual ammunition magazine on air, technically a violation of D.C. law.

    Potential for blockbuster snowstorm along Northeast coast Monday night, Tuesday

    Potential for blockbuster snowstorm along Northeast coast Monday night, Tuesday

    The storm’s configuration and rapid intensification could lead to wicked wind speeds which, in combination with snow, may create white-out conditions that would be paralyzing for travel.

    BET’s epic miniseries ‘The Book of Negroes’ screens at the National Archives

    BET’s epic miniseries ‘The Book of Negroes’ screens at the National Archives

    Stars of the six-part series made appearance at screening, and talked about the show and its significance.

    One Greenbelt resident injured, 18 displaced in condo fire

    Fire official says “excessive storage” of items in the unit made fighting the fire more difficult.

    Weather advisories in some areas; D.C. might see light rain or snow

    Weather advisories in some areas; D.C. might see light rain or snow

    The bulk of the storm is over, but you could still feel the impact this morning.

    Three-point spree lifts Robinson

    Three-point spree lifts Robinson

    GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | The Rams make eight three-pointers, including seven in a four-minute span, and knock off Centreville, 59-40.

    Wintry mix moves in, changing to rain in D.C. metro but potentially slick north and west

    Wintry mix moves in, changing to rain in D.C. metro but potentially slick north and west

    A mixed bag of precipitation surges into the region and becomes heavy at times. In the immediate metro area and southeast, roads should remain just wet.

    Fairfax’s Barton makes an impact

    Fairfax’s Barton makes an impact

    BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Tyler Barton, a senior transfer from Washington state, scores 22 points as the Rebels beat Yorktown, 61-40.

    Farfan, Alexander help Rockets stay perfect

    Farfan, Alexander help Rockets stay perfect

    BOYS’ BASKETBALL | The QB-to-WR connection of Renzo Farfax and Daniel Alexander help lead No. 17 Richard Montgomery to a runaway win at Kennedy.

    Clarksburg wins a waiting game

    Clarksburg wins a waiting game

    GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | Jamiere Jeffries, Gabby Haddad and Kaylan Jackson overcome foul trouble in a win over Bethesda-Chevy Chase.

    Clougherty sounds off in Chargers win

    Clougherty sounds off in Chargers win

    GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | Mary Clougherty scores a game-high 19 points to help the Chargers keep pace in Conference 5 with a win over Westfield.

    D.C. disputes Metro claims about tunnel rescue

    D.C. disputes Metro claims about tunnel rescue

    City report disputes claim that D.C. firefighters caused radios not to work during rescue of passengers.

     

    Soldier’s family makes a horrifying discovery: Wrong body in the casket

    The family settled with the Fairfax City funeral home that lost the body — it was buried in another grave.

    Will D.C.’s new mayor let the funk come to U Street?

    Parade organizers beseech the mayor to allow new route.

    Metrorail action plan is a start in restoring confidence

    After Yellow Line incident, riders wanted answers, and they wanted them from Metro: Are trains safe?

    Plans on tap for easing I-66 commute, more D.C. bike lanes

    Under the plan, solo drivers will pay to use I-66 inside the Beltway during peak hours.

    D.C. disputes Metro claims about tunnel rescue

    City report disputes claim that D.C. firefighters caused radios not to work during rescue of passengers.

    Metro budget committee discusses possible fare increases

    Rising costs and flat revenue mean the transit agency might impose a price hike on rail and bus riders.

    Road closed in Bowie, re-opened in Bethesda after water main breaks

    In Bowie, Old Annapolis Road remains closed at Church Road.

    Constitution Avenue NW reopened after brief closure due to suspicious package

    Suspicious package briefly closes part of Constitution Avenue NW.

    Scientist: Crustacean found near rail route not endangered

    Opponents of Purple Linel project say they’ll keep searching for endangered amphipod’s DNA in Rock Creek Park.

    Metro: D.C. firefighters changed radio encryption codes without telling us

    But D.C. fire said it had told Metro days before that fatal incident that radios weren’t working at station.

    New NTSB recommendations for finding planes lost at sea

    The federal safety agency issued recommendations that would help pinpoint ocean crashes.

    Update: VRE delays cleared after person fatally struck by train

    Morning trains on Manassas line were delayed.

    WSSC plan would add $12.60 to average quarterly bills

    Water utility for Montgomery, Prince George’s proposes to add new fee to fix and replace aging pipes, valves.

    Focus on fans, radios in fatal Metro incident

    A breakdown in radio communications and problems with ventilation in the subway tunnel and train involved in last week’s fatal Metro incident aggravated the crisis, members of Congress briefed by investigators said Wednesday.

    Route 7 reopens after water main break in Falls Church

    Water main break in Falls Church caused roads to close.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Would you walk a mile for a sandwich from Miles’-long? In 1960s Washington, plenty did.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    Prince George’s, Montgomery say Hogan went relatively easy on them even though they voted against him.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    COLUMN | Some women are losing money by working. This week, the president acknowledged the crisis.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    If Larry Hogan can position Md. Republicans as moderates, it could give the party a historic chance.

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    Annapolis mansion destroyed by fire

    Owners Don and Sandra Pyle and four of their grandchildren are unaccounted for after flames consumed the house.

    Leesburg celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

    Nearly 1,000 people parade through the town’s historic streets to honor the slain civil rights leader.

    Maryland’s inauguration day

    New Gov. Larry Hogan and his lieutenant, Boyd Rutherford, are sworn in after an interfaith prayer service.

    Another bout of snow

    The Washington area endured another round of slick roads and rocky commutes.

    Virginia doctor keeps on trucking

    Rob Marsh administers care from a clinic at a truck stop in Raphine. Truckers passing through as well as locals are his patient base.

    ‘Sea of Blue’ demonstrators rally in support of police

    The D.C. march is among several staged across the country to counter demonstrations against police brutality.

    Spirit of St. Louis touches down again

    Lindbergh’s plane is lowered to ground level of the Air and Space Museum for a safety check.

    D.C. march honors victims of Paris attacks

    The event on Sunday, organized by the French Embassy, featured a talk by Christine Lagarde,the IMF’s managing director.

    Our Washington

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

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