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Maryland high school senior killed on the brink of prom, graduation

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Weekend crash leaves relatives and Howard High School friends mourning 18-year-old Garrett Bonin.

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    Jesse Matthew to face capital murder charges in U-Va. sophomore’s death

    Jesse Matthew to face capital murder charges in U-Va. sophomore’s death

    Matthew allegedly abducted, killed Hannah Graham and now could get the death penalty if convicted.

    Outpouring of support for poet who says he was let go from Howard

    Outpouring of support for poet who says he was let go from Howard

    E. Ethelbert Miller is being praised for the 40 years of work he did for Howard University and its students.

    Babies in Ward 5 are at greatest risk of dying in D.C., report says

    Detailed statistics also show a decline in infant mortality in Ward 8.

    Latina elected mayor in Brentwood in one of few contested local contests

    Latina elected mayor in Brentwood in one of few contested local contests

    Elections in Prince George’s towns include many uncontested races, and some that are fiercely fought.

    D.C. Council backs expanding youth jobs program, but with qualms

    A debate exposes concerns about the value of the summer effort and the rising cost.

    Edwards denounced flier that attacks Van Hollen in U.S. Senate race

    Edwards denounced flier that attacks Van Hollen in U.S. Senate race

    Distributed at a Prince George’s event, the flier attacks includes “anti-Semitic hate speech,” Edwards says.

    Washington-area obituaries of note

    Washington-area obituaries of note

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

    Baltimore police charge man with discharging gun at volatile corner

    Suspect not struck but police had difficult time getting angry residents to believe story.

    Purple Line supporters tout more jobs, economic growth as decision looms

    Purple Line supporters tout more jobs, economic growth as decision looms

    As Md. Gov. Larry Hogan considers the light-rail line’s fate, advocates say they’ve found economic benefits.

    Leaking pipe sends untreated sewage into Prince George’s stream

    Utility says it will take several days for contractor to begin repairs in Oxon Hill.

    Birders of a feather flock together

    Birders of a feather flock together

    Kids from Centreville, Maryland, compete this weekend in the World Series of Birding.

    Babies in Ward 5 at greatest risk of dying in D.C.

    Babies in Ward 5 at greatest risk of dying in D.C.

    Ward 8’s infant mortality rate improved.

    Why civil rights groups say parents who opt out of tests are hurting kids

    Why civil rights groups say parents who opt out of tests are hurting kids

    The backlash against standardized tests makes it impossible to measure student achievement gaps, they say.

    Most states lacked expertise to improve worst schools

    Most states lacked expertise to improve worst schools

    Despite more than $3 billion in federal grants to turn around the worst schools, most states struggled.

    Showery, potentially stormy evening; Slightly cooler repeat on Wednesday

    Showery, potentially stormy evening; Slightly cooler repeat on Wednesday

    Skies could start out blue on Wednesday morning, but the chance of rain and rumbles increases in the afternoon.

    Come sound off about noise at National Airport

    Come sound off about noise at National Airport

    The “community conversation” hosted by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton will give residents the chance to talk about growing noise concerns related to the uptick in air traffic at National Airport.

    Realtors flex political muscle with donation to Va. House speaker

    Realtors flex political muscle with donation to Va. House speaker

    William Howell faces a serious primary challenge from Susan Stimpson in Fredericksburg district

    Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks Wednesday morning

    Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks Wednesday morning

    If you rise before the sun comes up Wednesday morning and have clear skies above you, look up!

    Is D.C. too quick to suspend students?

    What educators believe should be a punishment of last resort may not be.

    Arlington to buy six acres of land near Washington-Lee High for $30 million

    Arlington to buy six acres of land near Washington-Lee High for $30 million

    County will purchase the land, along I-66 corridor, and seek public input for how to use it.

    Youth development organization Brainfood is opening a stand at Union Market

    Youth development organization Brainfood is opening a stand at Union Market

    The nonprofit will employ recent program graduates and sell produce, snacks and condiments.

    Prosecutors say they will pursue child pornography case against D.C. officer

    Darrell Best, a 25-year veteran on the force,allegedly sexually assaulted a teen at police headquarters.

    Brine officially opens today in the Mosaic District

    Brine officially opens today in the Mosaic District

    Chef John Critchley has built a menu that ventures well beyond standard Chesapeake seafood.

    Showers and storms reasonably likely this evening (TIMELINE)

    Showers and storms reasonably likely this evening (TIMELINE)

    The most likely time window for activity is between about 4 p.m. and midnight. Brief downpours and lightning are possible.

    Watch: Lava lake explodes when volcano crater wall collapses in Hawaii

    Watch: Lava lake explodes when volcano crater wall collapses in Hawaii

    The USGS says that park visitors are witnessing a Hawaii volcano record.

    Ellen Albertini Dow, feisty character actress from ‘Wedding Singer’ dies

    Ellen Albertini Dow, feisty character actress from ‘Wedding Singer’ dies

    Mrs. Dow began her professional acting career in her 70s.

    Driver who hit patrol car was on drugs, sheriff’s office says

    Driver who hit patrol car was on drugs, sheriff’s office says

    Authorities charged a Calvert County, Md., woman with assault for the Monday afternoon incident.

    Attorney general talks with leaders in Baltimore after riots, protests there

    Attorney general talks with leaders in Baltimore after riots, protests there

    Loretta Lynch vowed to help Baltimore after Freddie Gray’s death, calling it a “flash-point situation.”

    Meet the man who jumped onto Metro tracks to save a stranger

    “It’s one of those things that you just know what you have to do,” he said.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Readers say old cars can get you where you want to go, even if it’s only in your imagination.

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    After videos of men who died after police encounters surfaced, trust has eroded — and that hurts everyone.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    At a local barbershop, little surprise at flawed testimony from the FBI’s elite forensic workers.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Florida mailman is part of a wave of homegrown, daffy, sometimes troubled activists descending on D.C.

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    A tense city tries to pick up the pieces

    Anger that wracked Baltimore seems to have drained away since six officers were charged in Freddie Gray’s death.

    Historic U Street brings in the Funk Parade

    This year, the event’s second, organizers got permission to close a part of the street for revelry, and the party was on.

    Hope a scarce commodity in Sandtown-Winchester

    Misery and poverty have gripped the crumbling Baltimore neighborhood where Freddie Gray lived.

    Seeking justice in the death of Freddie Gray

    State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby said Friday that a medical examiner had ruled the death a homicide.

    Watergate parking garage collapses

    Firefighters rescued at least one person trapped in the garage, which was under construction.

    Nepal rescuers pull teen survivor out of the rubble five days after quake

    The stunned Nepali had survived almost 120 hours since the earthquake by breathing into an air pocket.

    In the aftermath of Baltimore riots

    Residents clean up from the looting and fires that plagued parts of the city Monday after the funeral for Freddie Gray.

    Justices hear arguments on same-sex marriage

    The Supreme Court takes on cases that could give same-sex couples nationwide a constitutional right to marry.

    Our Washington

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

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