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Autistic Md. boy defends girls who bullied him

(Amanda Voisard / For The Washington Post)

Cellphone videos furnish a chronicle of apparent assaults used to prosecute the two teens on charges of abuse, but the boy still wants their friendship.

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First Family to host Easter Egg Roll at the White House

First Family to host Easter Egg Roll at the White House

About 30,000 people are expected to attend the 136th Easter Egg Roll at the White House.

Vehicle slams into Forestville CVS

Police say the driver intended to steal the ATM, but did not take it.

I-95 partially closed in Triangle after two accidents

Two accidents partially closed I-95 in Triangle.

Town Square | Historic Hardy House in Montgomery sells

Town Square | Historic Hardy House in Montgomery sells

Also leasing begins at another luxury high rise at North Bethesda Center.

D.C. area forecast: Toggling between 60s and 70s through the week; tracking a Tuesday threat of showers and storms

D.C. area forecast: Toggling between 60s and 70s through the week; tracking a Tuesday threat of showers and storms

If Sunday’s cool-in-the-shade, warm-in-the-sun demeanor wasn’t quite springy enough for you, today’s slightly warmer and brighter disposition may be more to your satisfaction.

Stuck on a college wait list? Here’s what you should do.

Wait lists are getting longer, but you can still win the heart of the college you love. Just write a letter.

Prince George’s school board hires an executive director

Erica Berry, a lawyer, previously served in D.C. public schools and Health and Human Services Dept.

Autistic Md. boy defends girls who bullied him

Autistic Md. boy defends girls who bullied him

Cellphone videos furnish a chronicle of apparent assaults used to prosecute the two teens on charges of abuse, but the boy still wants their friendship.

Local Digest: Silver Spring woman injured in car accident

She was hurt Saturday night as she stood near her disabled car on Route 29 in Howard, authorities said.

High school career academies prepare students for jobs

High school career academies prepare students for jobs

Schools across the region offer classes in various disciplines: health care, finance, media, public safety.

MGM starts initial site work for National Harbor casino

MGM starts initial site work for National Harbor casino

Casino project moves expeditiously; Prince George’s Planning Board to hear MGM’s application on May 8.

Van Vlahakis, creator of eco-friendly detergent, dead at 79

Van Vlahakis, creator of eco-friendly detergent, dead at 79

The entrepreneur started his company in his garage in 1967; it had sales of over $100 million last year.

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Why did it take so long for people to notice gouged trees?

Why did it take so long for people to notice gouged trees?

Someone damaged more than 750 in D.C. Why? And what about those who saw the gouger and did nothing?

Two Loudoun deputies injured pursuing theft suspect

One deputy has hand slammed in suspect’s vehicle door; another is dragged 60 feet.

Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76

Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76

Mr. Carter’s wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice.

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.

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The return of the ring(s)

The return of the ring(s)

David Copperfield has nothing on this amazing magic trick, 30 years in the making.

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.

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.

Nationals vs. Cardinals weather forecast: Slightly cooler than Saturday

Nationals vs. Cardinals weather forecast: Slightly cooler than Saturday

A cool-ish breeze could require a jacket. At least rain chances are almost nil and sunshine should make a decent showing.

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.

 

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.’

I-95 partially closed in Triangle after two accidents

Two accidents partially closed I-95 in Triangle.

MGM starts initial site work for National Harbor casino

Casino project moves expeditiously; Prince George’s Planning Board to hear MGM’s application on May 8.

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.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

David Copperfield has nothing on this amazing magic trick, 30 years in the making.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Someone damaged more than 750 in D.C. Why? And what about those who saw the gouger and did nothing?

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.

Photo Galleries

Autistic boy defends girls accused of assaulting him

A Md. teen says he wants to resume a friendship with his schoolmates, but his parents say the case must be pursued.

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.

Our Washington

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

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