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Immigration plan’s winners and losers

(Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post)

Hours before the speech, millions waited to see how the president’s plan would affect their personal lives.

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School employees data potentially exposed in PG County

Security breach at Prince George’s school system exposes employees’ personal data

D.C. streetcar supporters want to see some movement

D.C. streetcar supporters want to see some movement

Council members want more information from transportation officials about repeated delays

Police caught between Adams Morgan bar, neighbors

In the middle of the bitter dispute? D.C. officers, who faced seemingly contradictory orders about testifying.

Laugh of soldier killed in Afghanistan still reverberates

Friends and family gather at Arlington Cemetery to bury Kyle Stoeckli’s ashes and recall his uplifting attitude.

District completing plans to lease motels to house homeless families this winter

The search for a makeshift emergency shelter for homeless families has led the administration of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) to a familiar spot: the Days Inn along New York Ave NE.

Driver dies after early November crash with SUV

Frank Joseph Vaughn, 84, died Wednesday.

D.C.’s ‘pot belt’ stretches north from White House

Pro-legalization voters were most concentrated in wards 1 and 2.

Leggett: Montgomery faces sharp limits on new spending

Leggett: Montgomery faces sharp limits on new spending

The county executive warned Friday that tax revenue in November was $96 million lower than expected.

O’Malley seeks families of victims of death-row inmates

O’Malley seeks families of victims of death-row inmates

The move by the Maryland governor prompts speculation that he might commute four sentences.

D.C. police: Dunbar High School staffer abused student

Police say there may be additional victims at Northwest Washington campus.

Fracking our forests

Hydraulic fracking could be coming to the George Washington National Forest.

Several Orange Line stations shut this weekend

Several Orange Line stations shut this weekend

Track work also will affect service on the Red and Blue lines.

Tree arrives at Capitol

Tree arrives at Capitol

Two tractor-trailers got the 88-foot white spruce to Washington.

Law firm Wiley Rein to acquire lobby shop McBee Strategic

Law firm Wiley Rein to acquire lobby shop McBee Strategic

The lobby shop will be a subsidiary of the law firm and operate independently.

Immigrants celebrate in ‘Rally to Thank the President’

Immigrants celebrate in ‘Rally to Thank the President’

They gathered near the White House to thank Obama for deportation relief — and press Congress for more

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Bill Cosby and my dad: A bond now broken

Bill Cosby and my dad: A bond now broken

My dad waited on Bill Cosby and adored him. He’s heartbroken now.

Black Cat will add a pinball game room called Lucky Cat

Black Cat will add a pinball game room called Lucky Cat

Pinball machines and video games will move into the club’s Food For Thought Cafe next week.

A cold Friday night before modest weekend warming; NBC4’s winter outlook

A cold Friday night before modest weekend warming; NBC4’s winter outlook

Wind chills stayed well below freezing for most of the day across the D.C. area.

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Before the getaways, prepare yourself as well as your car

An AARP study on holiday travelers offers tips on planning routes and considering risk factors.

Pr. George’s launches $100M home buyer help initiative

In partnership with the state, Pr. George’s will help home buyers with down payments, interest rates.

Could Washington D.C. or Baltimore get Chesapeake “Bay effect” snow?

Could Washington D.C. or Baltimore get Chesapeake “Bay effect” snow?

Bay effect snow doesn’t occur in D.C. but can and does sometimes occur in southeast Virginia.  The reason is simple geography.

D.C. man arrested in September killing of Titus Jackson

Jackson, 26, was shot to death in Northeast D.C.

Prince William official arrested for indecent exposure

His employment ended the next day, a county spokesman said.

Mess Hall pops up with a holiday market at Union Market

Mess Hall pops up with a holiday market at Union Market

Vendors from the new culinary incubator will be selling items perfect for holiday hostess gifts.

Workers still active in 95 Express Lanes zone

Workers still active in 95 Express Lanes zone

Weekend lane closings continue as HOT lanes’ December opening approaches.

Charter school official questioned about changes sought

State senator tried to get special consideration for children of U-Md employees in charter admissions

‘I’ve always wanted a place to call home’

‘I’ve always wanted a place to call home’

A D.C. teen is among 38 children and young adults whose adoptions will be formalized on Saturday.

Flood watches in effect after historic western New York snow storm drops seven feet

Flood watches in effect after historic western New York snow storm drops seven feet

Seven feet of snow will become a different kind of threat in the form of flooding early next week.

65 inches to 2 in under five miles: Buffalo’s incredible lake effect snow gradient

65 inches to 2 in under five miles: Buffalo’s incredible lake effect snow gradient

The incredible symmetry and sharp boundaries of the event, and the stubborn persistence of the factors contributing to its severity have turned this week’s lake effect snow storm into one for the ages.

 

Manassas City detective in teen ‘sexting’ case sues teen’s lawyer for defamation

Detective who led case against 17-year-old says attorney’s comments in The Post harmed him, forced him into counseling.

D.C.’s ‘pot belt’ stretches north from White House

Pro-legalization voters were most concentrated in wards 1 and 2.

D.C. streetcar supporters want to see some movement

Council members want more information from transportation officials about repeated delays

Several Orange Line stations shut this weekend

Track work also will affect service on the Red and Blue lines.

Workers still active in 95 Express Lanes zone

Weekend lane closings continue as HOT lanes’ December opening approaches.

Part of Silver Hill Road in Suitland still closed

Water main break repaired but work continues in Suitland

Safety concerns could delay debut of Metro’s new rail cars

An oversight group says the transit agency hasn’t been careful enough in evaluating the first 7000-series batch.

Senate panel grills manufacturer of defective air bags

Air bags that kill or maim may lead to a recall of 20 million vehicles. Senate wants a complete investigation.

WSSC: 60% of large water valves were found ‘unusable’

The large valves let the water utility prevent widespread outages and limit flood damage from broken pipes.

Fairfax County bond sale to pay for Silver Line parking garages

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has cleared the way for the sale of bonds that will help pay for construction of parking garages at two new Silver Line stations.

Maryland woman arrested at BWI for carrying a loaded gun

TSA officers detected a .38 pistol and 16 loose bullets in the woman’s carry-on bag.

More than 1 million from D.C. area plan Thanksgiving trip

Gas is cheaper and there’s a turkey dinner down the road, so travel will be heavier this year than last.

Water main break in Suitland, part of road closed

Crews are working to fix a water main break that involves a 71 year old pipe

WSSC maps show buildings vulnerable to pipe flooding

Utility says maps will guide new development while monitoring will protect existing buildings.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Dog pounds, opium dens and hospitals — just a few of the subjects at a D.C. history conference.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

My dad waited on Bill Cosby and adored him. He’s heartbroken now.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Leaders from both parties paused to honor Czech leader Vaclav Havel, then returned to their bickering.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

COLUMN | Defeat of streetcars sends a message to poorer Arlington residents: Just ride the bus.

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Streetcars in Washington

Historical images from The Washington Post’s archive.

Va. home day cares anxious about laws

Compliance at the local level can be a confusing and frustrating experience.

In sickness and in health

For D.C. couple, a genetic disorder is rewriting the final chapters of a journey more than three and a half decades in the making.

Illegal immigrants rally outside the White House

They demanded executive action to extend “deferred deportations” to adults.

Election night 2014: Local races

Candidates and constituents wait for election results to come in across Washington, D.C.; Maryland and Virginia.

Mayoral hopefuls make a push on eve of election

Muriel Bowser, David Catania and Carol Schwartz worked D.C.’s city blocks on Nov. 3.

Return to those thrilling days of yesteryear

The Metropolitan Washington Old Time Radio Club celebrates the 50th anniversary of ‘The Big Broadcast.’

Frederick, Md., is part of a small-city boom

Walkable, urban mini-D.C.s are popping up nationwide, with Frederick, Md., a notable example.

Our Washington

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

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