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Dispatches from the red-eye capital of the U.S.

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With international travel on the rise, more people in D.C. are on a sleep cycle split between continents.

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Leidos CEO says naming company is worse than root canal

Leidos CEO says naming company is worse than root canal

John Jumper led the split between SAIC and Leidos.

Changes to patent law bring new business for IP law firm

New legal process established by America Invents Act is ‘changing the landscape of patent litigation.’

New D.C. law firm leaders prioritize lateral hiring

New D.C. law firm leaders prioritize lateral hiring

Hunton & Williams and Pillsbury appoint new leaders for firms’ Washington offices.

Police identify D.C. officer found dead in apartment

No signs of trauma or foul play in case.

Obamas attend Easter services at Nineteenth Street Baptist

Obamas attend Easter services at Nineteenth Street Baptist

First family joins congregation that welcomed them on the eve of the president’s first inauguration.

Forecast: Magnificent Monday awaits after slightly cooler Sunday; Tuesday showers and storms?

Forecast: Magnificent Monday awaits after slightly cooler Sunday; Tuesday showers and storms?

It’s fairly nice today. But if you’re a perfectionist then you may prefer tomorrow’s mostly sunny highs near 70. Even warmer stuff Tuesday could be interrupted by thunder.

In search for Relisha Rudd, volunteers undeterred

In search for Relisha Rudd, volunteers undeterred

They canvass 4 D.C. locations in hope that missing 8-year-old girl will be found alive.

Calvert propels La Plata

Calvert propels La Plata

BASEBALL | Alex Calvert, a South Carolina commit, strikes out 10 in a complete game shutout as the Warriors beat Arundel.

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D.C.'s snowy owl released back into wild

D.C.'s snowy owl released back into wild

The snowy owl hit by a bus in downtown D.C. back in December is now expected to be headed north. The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota released the owl just outside Superior, Wisconsin.

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Plans for D.C. HOT lanes still warming up

Plans for D.C. HOT lanes still warming up

Political, financial and engineering hurdles are formidable. Just ask Virginia.

Local Digest: D.C. area news briefs

A roundup of Washington area news.

Michael C. Janeway, editor and author, dies at 73

Michael C. Janeway, editor and author, dies at 73

The former editor of the Boston Globe later wrote books and held academic posts.

Transition proves tricky for new Annapolis mayor

Mike Pantelides has encountered friction over personnel changes and plans to cut spending.

Phillip Hayes Dean, ‘Paul Robeson’ playwright, dies at 83

Phillip Hayes Dean, ‘Paul Robeson’ playwright, dies at 83

Playwright’s dramatic portrait of the singer, actor and activist faced a backlash at its premiere in the 1970s.

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An archive for digging into Montgomery County history

An archive for digging into Montgomery County history

Here’s the library to visit if you’re interested in Montgomery or some small piece of it.

Dispatches from the red-eye capital of the U.S.

Dispatches from the red-eye capital of the U.S.

With international travel on the rise, more people in D.C. are on a sleep cycle split between continents.

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Gray team was slow, unsympathetic toward homeless

Gray team was slow, unsympathetic toward homeless

COLUMN Gray administration showed more “tough love” than urgency in dealing with homeless.

Man killed in Loudoun crash

A pickup truck ran off Route 7 and overturned on Saturday, killing the driver, police said.

Night of revelry ends with 3 people taken to hospitals

Montgomery police said two were stabbed and a third hurt in a fight after a party was shut down in Potomac.

Labor group sides with Braveboy for Md. attorney general

A Washington-area building trades organization has endorsed the Prince George’s delegate.

A mighty fine Saturday and a splendid Sunday ahead

A mighty fine Saturday and a splendid Sunday ahead

We start a stretch of mostly ideal weather this weekend, with increased sunshine throughout. Temperatures are also pretty close to perfect.

NatCast: It doesn’t get much better than this

NatCast: It doesn’t get much better than this

Just about perfect for a midday game. Grab the sunscreen and enjoy!

Local digest: D.C. area news briefs

A roundup of D.C. area news briefs.

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Costumed residents attempt to set Guinness record

Costumed residents attempt to set Guinness record

Before the weekend's AwesomeCon local residents try to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed up as comic book characters.

Cultural diplomacy starts young

Cultural diplomacy starts young

Members of a Sikh community in Maryland combat misunderstanding with education.

Md. lawmaker Darren Swain counters allegations

Md. lawmaker Darren Swain counters allegations

In police reports, suspects claim Del. Darren Swain used drugs with them.

O’Malley: more limited cooperation on jail deportations

O’Malley: more limited cooperation on jail deportations

Maryland’s governor said the Baltimore facility will no longer automatically comply with requests.

Notable deaths in the Washington area

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

 

Va. Supreme Court rules for U-Va. in global warming FOIA case

The high court decision rejects an argument by global warming skeptics who wanted to see the work of a climate researcher.

Illegal immigrants can soon apply for D.C. ID

‘Limited purpose’ credentials carry indication they may not be used for ‘official federal purposes.’

Plans for D.C. HOT lanes still warming up

Political, financial and engineering hurdles are formidable. Just ask Virginia.

Curbing distracted teen drivers

A growing number of apps for parents prevent mobile-device use behind the wheel.

New York-bound Megabus accident reported on I-95 north of Baltimore

Maryland State Police say none of the 75 people about the New York-bound bus appear to be injured.

Accident slows traffic on Baltimore-Washington Parkway

A one-car accident briefly shut down the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

Northbound New Hampshire Avenue closed in Silver Spring

A two-car crash shut down traffic headed north on New Hampshire Avenue.

Fatal crash closes Old Dominion Drive in Fairfax County

One person is dead and at least one injured after a car hit a tree in Dranesville.

MWAA’s new top cop faced heat over singer Chris Brown

Prosecutors in Los Angeles questioned Bryan Norwood’s handling of the R&B star’s probation.

Help wanted: Executive needed to run the Silver Line project

MWAA is looking for someone to manage the $5.6 billion Silver Line rail project. Think you have what it takes?

Virginia doing away with E-ZPass fee

Transportation department has till Sept. 1 to eliminate monthly charge.

Duke Street and ramp from I-395 closed in Alexandria

A vehicle fire has closed part of Duke Street in Alexandria.

Fatal crash causes closure, then restricted traffic, on Route 28

Part of Route 28 in Montgomery County closed this morning after a car flipped over, killing one person inside.

Head of Silver Line project stepping down

Pat Nowakowski had led the effort to build the rail line since construction began in 2009, and the Metro board acknowledges that attempts to fix a key component of the new line have failed.

D.C. HOT lanes plan will bump into reality

Virginia’s experience showed complexity of creating managed lanes.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Here’s the library to visit if you’re interested in Montgomery or some small piece of it.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

COLUMN Gray administration showed more “tough love” than urgency in dealing with homeless.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Madison and Davis Gestiehr, who perform together, are brother-and- sister soul mates rather than rivals.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Don’t let tobacco industry’s alluring ads for e-cigarettes hook new generation of Americans on nicotine.

Photo Galleries

Holy Week in the Washington area

Starting Palm Sunday and continuing through Good Friday and beyond, locals observed the rituals leading up to Easter.

T. rex at Smithsonian

The bones come from Montana and will be displayed for 50 years.

Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom in D.C.

It’s prime viewing time for Washington’s famous trees from Japan.

Amateur gets a seat at the poker table

A new TV show gives Reisterstown, Md., man chance to play with pros.

Driving for dollars with UberX

Single mothers, translators and students are among those turning the family ride into a profit center.

Last call at D.C. lounge for black professionals

With a waterfront transformation planned, the Channel Inn is closing.

Through their eyes

The InFocus project teaches photography to people with autism and opens windows into their worlds.

On the trail of bushy tails

Nearly 400 readers entered the inaugural Washington Post Squirrel Week Photo Contest. Here are our favorites.

Our Washington

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

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