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Slain Mary Washington student recalled as a ‘force of nature’ at vigil

(Reza A. Marvashti / For the Washington Post)

Grace Mann’s father says he doesn’t know of a motive in her death but that it cut short a life full of promise.

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    Baltimore readies for Saturday protest of Freddie Gray’s death

    Baltimore readies for Saturday protest of Freddie Gray’s death

    The 25-year-old suffered a severe spinal injury as he was taken into police custody after a chase.

    Looking for warm weather?
    This may not be your weekend.

    Looking for warm weather? <br>This may not be your weekend.

    We’ll struggle to reach 60 today. The possibility of rain increases during the afternoon.

    Unbeaten Lions remain atop Howard County

    Unbeaten Lions remain atop Howard County

    BOYS’ LACROSSE | Howard improves to 12-0 as Scott Bruner scores six goals in a 17-6 home win over county rival Glenelg.

    Alexandria mayoral candidates agree: Don’t sell off City Hall, Market Square

    Alexandria mayoral candidates agree: Don’t sell off City Hall, Market Square

    Three Democratic candidates have their first face-off in the hotly contested race.

    Richard Corliss, Time magazine film critic, dies at 71

    Richard Corliss, Time magazine film critic, dies at 71

    Mr. Corliss was a wide-ranging and prolific critic during his 35 years at the weekly magazine.

    Is slab of blacktop a D.C. landmark?

    Is slab of blacktop a D.C. landmark?

    Some NW residents say a Spring Valley parking lot is crucial to a shopping center’s historic status.

    New generation of Civil Rights activist and pastors go beyond protest for social change

    New generation of Civil Rights activist and pastors go beyond protest for social change

    150 black men and youth took part in “Black Men & Boys Day on Capitol Hill“.

    In Ward 4, candidate repeats proven strategy of knocking on doors

    In Ward 4, candidate repeats proven strategy of knocking on doors

    D.C. Council hopeful Brandon Todd is making his face known — following the lead of Fenty and Bowser.

    Teacher’s aide in Montgomery County charged with sexual abuse of minor

    Teacher’s aide in Montgomery County charged with sexual abuse of minor

    Robert Otis Wilson worked as a paraeducator at Loiederman Middle School in Silver Spring.

    Baltimore police cite missteps in arrest of Freddie Gray; Hogan asks for calm

    Baltimore police cite missteps in arrest of Freddie Gray; Hogan asks for calm

    Officials said the 25-year-old was not seat-belted in the police van and was not offered medical attention.

    The e-mails fly over One Newark, the controversial N.J. city school plan

    The e-mails fly over  One Newark, the controversial N.J. city school plan

    Congressman said he’s waited a year for reply from superintendant Cami Anderson. She responds.

    Doug Boggs, son of the late Tommy Boggs, Jr., to leave namesake firm

    Departure comes less than a year after Patton Boggs and Squire Sanders merger

    John D. Steinbruner, scholar of foreign and defense policy, dies at 74

    John D. Steinbruner, scholar of foreign and defense policy, dies at 74

    Dr. Steinbruner directed the Brookings Institution’s foreign policy studies program from 1978 to 1996.

    Unseasonably cool evening begins a chilly, showery weekend

    Unseasonably cool evening begins a chilly, showery weekend

    Technically the temperature got into the low 60s in D.C. today, but a fierce northwest wind added a stiff chill.

    Man charged with shooting his wife, before he shot himself

    His wife is in life-threatening condition. He is expected to live, and is charged with malicious wounding.

    Attorneys ask judge to consider Petraeus in sentencing ex-CIA officer

    Attorneys ask judge to consider Petraeus in sentencing ex-CIA officer

    Defense attorneys for Sterling argued in a filing Friday that his sentence should be in line with other “leakers.”

    Montgomery clears hiring of IG staffer who falsified time cards at Commerce

    She pleaded guilty in 2013 to submitting false travel vouchers and time cards while at the agency.

    Freeze and frost likely for parts of D.C. region tonight

    Freeze and frost likely for parts of D.C. region tonight

    If you’ve recently planted any frost or freeze-sensitive vegetation, you’ll want to cover them this evening to help insulate them from the cold air.

    Taco Bell’s biscuit tacos are a borderline upgrade on the chain’s breakfast options

    Taco Bell’s biscuit tacos are a borderline upgrade on the chain’s breakfast options

    The chain continues to battle for breakfast supremacy with this crumbly fusion bite.

    Va. delegates bash effort to protect transgender students

    Va. delegates bash effort to protect transgender students

    A school board member’s proposal to protect transgender students and staff is sparking debate.

    Big change coming for Third Street Tunnel traffic

    Big change coming for Third Street Tunnel traffic

    Many rush hour drivers will be slowed by the narrowing of an I-395 exit ramp.

    Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

    Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

    It’s a relatively quiet weekend for the D.C. region, but watch for some changes on Metrorail.

    ‘The Water Diviner,’ ‘The Age of Adaline’ and other new movies, reviewed

    ‘The Water Diviner,’ ‘The Age of Adaline’ and other new movies, reviewed

    the water diviner, the age of adaline, adult beginners, little boy, 5 to 7, blackbird, see you in valhalla, new movies, new films, movies, films, new releases, ann hornaday, stephanie merry, michael o’sullivan

    Rest in peace Reston snow pile (Photos)

    Rest in peace Reston snow pile (Photos)

    The Reston snow pile will be best remembered for the joy it brought to others. Until Wednesday.

    Feds urge schools and colleges to appoint Title IX coordinators

    Schools are required to designate an employee to oversee Title IX compliance, but not all do.

    The epic volcano eruption that led to the ‘Year Without a Summer’

    The epic volcano eruption that led to the ‘Year Without a Summer’

    The eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815 caused catastrophic loss of life and cooled the globe three degrees.

    Lobster on your mashed potatoes? It’ll cost you $35 at Mastro’s, D.C.’s next new steakhouse.

    Lobster on your mashed potatoes? It’ll cost you $35 at Mastro’s, D.C.’s next new steakhouse.

    Even though D.C. already has plenty of steakhouses, restaurateurs keep opening more.

    Sawyer Sweeten, child actor on ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ dies at 19

    Sawyer Sweeten, child actor on ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ dies at 19

    Mr. Sweeten and two of his siblings played Ray Romano’s children on the long-running CBS sitcom.

    Current El Niño improves odds for average-to-cool summer in Washington, D.C.

    Current El Niño improves odds for average-to-cool summer in Washington, D.C.

    Based on current trends and global weather patterns, I believe it’s unlikely we’ll see a particularly hot summer.

    D.C. open houses April 25-26

    D.C. open houses April 25-26

    A list of properties in the District that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

    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.

    Photo Galleries

    Flower power

    Leesburg’s 25th annual Flower and Garden Festival draws 30,000.

    One poignant funeral for eight who died together

    Hundreds on Maryland’s Eastern Shore mourn a father and his seven children, all killed in a carbon monoxide accident.

    Big pitch for McLean boy hurt in sledding accident

    Bensten Schone, 6, was critically injured in a sledding accident in January.

    The secret lives of bees

    The Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy’s “Native Bees” program gives nature lovers a closer look at the pollinators.

    A parade for D.C.’s Emancipation Day

    It marks the 153rd anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Washington.

    Gyrocopter lands on West Lawn of Capitol

    A pilot said to be a mailman from Florida was arrested after landing the one-person copter.

    A vigil at Ford’s Theatre, 150 years after Lincoln’s death

    Living historians recreated the scene from April 14, 1865, when the 16th president was fatally shot by John Wilkes Booth.

    ‘The government ought to give me my money back’

    A Maryland farm known for its home-delivered milk is better known on Capitol Hill as an example of IRS overreach.

    Our Washington

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

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