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U-Va. Student Martese Johnson, center, speaks to the media after a court hearing. (Getty)

The violent arrest of a black U-Va. student has many in the state taking a hard look at the agency’s authority.

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    Still chilly today, with a warmer week ahead

    Still chilly today, with a warmer week ahead

    After another cold day today, warmer times await this week with temperatures near to slightly above seasonal averages.

    A grandmother’s trove of Civil War photos goes to Library of Congress

    A grandmother’s trove of Civil War photos goes to Library of Congress

    Collector Robin Stanford had gathered rare stereo photos of war and slavery for 40 years.

    Snowflakes by the dozens, hundreds and thousands

    Snow falls around the region on Saturday; flurries accompany wind and cold, give reminder of winter

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    Driven to fail: Here’s the story of the demise of the District’s streetcars

    Driven to fail: Here’s the story of the demise of the District’s streetcars

    Washington’s last streetcar ran in 1962, but the inevitable end had been coming for decades.

    Nan Tucker McEvoy, media executive and philanthropist, dies at 95

    Nan Tucker McEvoy, media executive and philanthropist, dies at 95

    Ms. McEvoy, who was principal owner of the S.F. Chronicle, chaired board of Smithsonian art museum.

    ‘No Limits’: Athletes with disabilities sweat, strain in a tailor-made contest

    ‘No Limits’: Athletes with disabilities  sweat, strain in a tailor-made contest

    Survivors of strokes, gunshot wounds and car crashes take part in Adaptive Fitness Games at a D.C. hospital.

    Can volunteers help kids read more proficiently? New research says yes.

    Can volunteers help kids read more proficiently? New research says yes.

    Studies find that volunteers, armed with the right training and curriculum, can make a difference.

    A wind-chilled Saturday, and cold tonight before improvement Sunday

    A wind-chilled Saturday, and cold tonight before improvement Sunday

    Moving on from winter can be tough, as today will remind us. After that, we’re climbing toward more sustained springlike weather.

    Man stabbed in parking lot of Leesburg 7-Eleven dies

    Police detained multiple people who were at the scene early Saturday but have not charged anyone.

    Kastner’s shot helps Stallions top Northern

    Kastner’s shot helps Stallions top Northern

    SOFTBALL | South County uses a three-run fifth inning to pull away from a Northern squad that committed nine errors in a matchup of state champs.

    C.L. Long, pastor of the District’s Scripture Cathedral, dies at 74

    C.L. Long, pastor of the District’s Scripture Cathedral, dies at 74

    Bishop Long was a dominant pastoral voice in the District and a broadcaster on gospel radio for decades.

    Lew Newmyer, founder of Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria, dies at 92

    Lew Newmyer, founder of Armand’s Chicago Pizzeria, dies at 92

    Mr. Newmyer, also a yo-yo champion and amateur magician, introduced the pizza chain to the D.C. region.

    In District, a mixed view of legalization where pot arrests once soared

    In District, a mixed view of legalization where pot arrests once soared

    Some embrace reform, while others worry the new marijuana law is ‘corrupting’ neighborhoods.

    Cold, wind and waves derail Regional Park Regatta

    Cold, wind and waves derail Regional Park Regatta

    ROWING | Cold temperature and strong winds force organizers to cancel season-opening race on the Occoquan.

    In Virginia ABC arrest numbers, tilt is toward buyers rather than sellers

    In Virginia ABC arrest numbers, tilt is toward buyers rather than sellers

    The violent arrest of a black U-Va. student has many in the state taking a hard look at the agency’s authority.

    Five University of Maryland students robbed at off-campus apartment

    Three men, one armed with a knife and another with a BB gun, were involved, police say.

    Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish poet and Nobel laureate, dies at 83

    Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish poet and Nobel laureate, dies at 83

    Mr. Tranströmer was known in his country and beyond as a master of metaphor.

    Service aims to combat harassment and assault by providing safe rides

    Service aims to combat harassment and assault by providing safe rides

    RightRides DC begins offering safe spaces to women and the LGBTQ community all over the District.

    UnitedCast: Wintry winds and temperatures

    UnitedCast: Wintry winds and temperatures

    It might finally be spring, but it won’t feel too springlike.

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    A veteran commuter puzzles over Virginia’s I-66 plan

    A traveler as comfortable with transit as driving wonders why there’s no widening plan for inside the Beltway.

    Dylan Mansur, South River stay ‘pumped up’ in win over Arundel

    Dylan Mansur, South River stay ‘pumped up’ in win over Arundel

    BOYS’ LACROSSE | Dylan Mansur scores three goals to help the fourth-ranked Seahawks beat No. 9 Arundel, 6-2, at home in Edgewater.

    Local digest: D.C.-area news briefs

    A roundup of news briefs from the D.C. area.

    Prince George’s officer who died in cruiser crash had alcohol in his system

    Prince George’s officer who died in cruiser crash had alcohol in his system

    Brennan Rabain was driving more than 100 mph as he attempted to stop a speeding car, police said.

    McAuliffe vows to amend ethics bills to close loopholes

    McAuliffe vows to amend ethics bills to close loopholes

    Governor’s proposals include limiting the value of all gifts given by a single individual to $100 a year.

    Tax-relief bills stalled, Hogan aides warn aid for schools, raises at risk

    Tax-relief bills stalled, Hogan aides warn aid for schools, raises at risk

    A Maryland Senate panel kills one measure and waters down others, including one on state gas tax hikes.

    Silver Spring families head over heels about hosting Danish gymnasts

    Silver Spring families head over heels about hosting Danish gymnasts

    A native of Denmark, now living here, helped open neighbors’ doors to the traveling troupe in 2010.

    Fight over teacher data in Va. continues

    Fight over teacher data in Va. continues

    A Richmond Circuit Court judge said he will re-hear the case, which pits teacher privacy against transparency for parents.

    How snow days piled up at Washington area schools in 2014-2015

    How snow days piled up at Washington area schools in 2014-2015

    It was another rough winter for Washington area schools, which closed as often -- or more often -- than schools in Boston, which had record snows.

    Applications up in D.C. School Enrollment Lottery

    Applications up in D.C. School Enrollment Lottery

    Of the 20,000 people who applied in the first round, 72 percent were matched with a school

     

    Va. governor amends license plate reader bill, angers legislators

    A bill limiting the time police could keep data from license plate readers passed overwhelmingly, McAuliffe moves to extend the time.

    GOP congressman: Ted Cruz backers are making boorish phone calls to my office

    Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) says the Cruz supporters ringing his office “suffer from severe cases of arrested development.“

    Addition to Metro safety manual suggests problems at control center

    The operations hub would have been vital to proper handling of the fatal Yellow Line smoke event on Jan. 12.

    A veteran commuter puzzles over Virginia’s I-66 plan

    A traveler as comfortable with transit as driving wonders why there’s no widening plan for inside the Beltway.

    Moody’s downgrades Metro’s bond rating

    Moody’s Investors Service noted that a series of short-term loans taken out by Metro affected the rating on its transit bonds.

    Roads closed in NE Washington because of person barricaded in attic

    Roads around 4900 block of Meade Street NE closed because of a barricade situation in DC

    Traffic, transit tips for second weekend of blossom festival

    The kite competition is a weekend highlight. See tips for getting around throughout the festival, including the Metrorail schedule.

    Delays for Friday morning on Metro

    Metro’s Silver Line has delays following a signal problem.

    High water closes some lanes of Connecticut Avenue in Montgomery County

    Some lanes closed on part of Connecticut Avenue in Montgomery County.

    Metroway will get more dedicated bus lanes this summer

    While ridership is strong on the new bus route between the Braddock Road and Crystal City Metro stations, Arlington is preparing to open its portion of transitway this summer.

    Metro’s long-awaited new subway cars set for April 14 debut

    The 7000-series cars, with advanced technology, will appear first on the Blue Line.

    Metro workers say safety culture doesn’t exist

    A union meeting grew heated as Metro workers accused the transit agency of neglecting safety.

    Security experts say U.S. rules aim to prevent lone-pilot scenario

    U.S. airlines require that two crew members are in the cockpit at all times.

    Last-minute drill for 16th Street Bridge commuters

    Drivers and bus riders should give themselves extra commuting time starting Friday morning.

    Metro police plan crackdown on fare evaders

    Station managers and bus drivers say they fear confrontations when attempting to collect fares.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Washington’s last streetcar ran in 1962, but the inevitable end had been coming for decades.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Zakiya James is studying civil engineering at Drexel University.

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    He asked “How could this happen?” as he was violently arrested. But he needed to have known before then.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    No university is generating more sensation and scandal than Thomas Jefferson’s “academical village.”

    Photo Galleries

    Library of Congress gets trove of Civil War photos

    Texas grandmother and collector Robin Stanford has gathered rare stereo photos of war and slavery for 40 years.

    Liftoff for Blossom Kite Festival on the Mall

    The event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

    Silver Spring hosts flip for Danish gymnasts

    The performance team is welcomed with open arms during a stop that’s part of a 10-month world tour.

    Andean bear cubs romp at National Zoo

    The brother bears get ready to meet the public.

    A Virginia tribe seeks federal recognition amid casino fears

    The bid by the Pamunkey — the tribe of Pocahontas — is opposed by MGM and 11 black lawmakers.

    From snow to rain

    In the D.C. area, a morning wintry mix turns to snow, which turns back to rain.

    Changing perceptions, one bullet at a time

    The firearms industry has poured millions of dollars into college shooting clubs, and many students’ views about guns have evolved.

    The fine art of making maple syrup

    Find the right tree, tap in your spile, hang up your bucket and wait for the sap to run.

    Our Washington

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

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