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As Baltimore mayor lifts curfew, National Guard begins pullout

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Many pray for reconciliation as the city tries to regain its footing.

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    Two try to take guns through airport security, get caught

    Two try to take guns through airport security, get caught

    Virginians caught with handguns at National and Dulles airports

    Today likely the toastiest since September in Washington, D.C. area

    Today likely the toastiest since September in Washington, D.C. area

    If Washington, D.C. reaches today’s forecast high of 85, it will mark the warmest day in 7-8 months.

    Loudoun County community calendar, May 3-10, 2015

    Events include Mother’s Day programs, nature outings and the Loudoun Bluegrass Festival.

    Loudoun nonprofit group teaches farming to students with autism

    Loudoun nonprofit group teaches farming to students with autism

    Legacy Farms is raising money to expand the program to a seven-acre parcel north of Purcellville.

    Tropical storm possible late this week near the Carolinas

    Tropical storm possible late this week near the Carolinas

    The year’s first tropical storm could form about three weeks ahead of the official start of hurricane season near the Carolinas later this week.

    Drivers beware: D.C. has added five more speed cameras to its fleet

    Drivers beware: D.C. has added five more speed cameras to its fleet

    Drivers caught speeding will receive a warning during a 30-day trial period. After that, it’s ticket time.

    $10 or less: ‘This Ain’t No Mouse Music,’ Korean Film Festival and a yoga workshop

    $10 or less: ‘This Ain’t No Mouse Music,’ Korean Film Festival and a yoga workshop

    The Going Out Guide recommends free or low-cost things to do this week.

    Accepted to all eight Ivies, Virginia student makes her decision: Harvard

    Accepted to all eight Ivies, Virginia student makes her decision: Harvard

    Thomas Jefferson High senior Pooja Chandrashekar got into 14 colleges and plans to study bioengineering.

    Photos: Flower moon adorns Washington, D.C. night sky

    Photos: Flower moon adorns Washington, D.C. night sky

    The May flower moon posed over Washington, D.C. Sunday night and made for beautiful pictures.

    Homeowner’s ‘tiki cottage’ by the Potomac approaches final stretch

    Homeowner’s ‘tiki cottage’ by the Potomac approaches final stretch

    After months of fits and starts, regulatory red tape and issues with contractors, the project takes shape just in time for summer.

    Part of Baltimore Avenue closed in Prince George’s County

    Tractor-trailer crash in Beltsville closes part of Baltimore Avenue.

    Columbia Pike closed early Monday morning

    Downed power lines cause road closure of part of Columbia Pike in Arlington.

    Buyers can get first glimpse of Bethesda’s luxurious Quarry Springs development

    Buyers can get first glimpse of Bethesda’s luxurious Quarry Springs development

    TOWN SQUARE | Fifty condos, to be built on the site of the old Stoneyhurst Quarry, will be priced from $1.5 million to $4.6 million.

    Spring surrenders to summer this week

    Spring surrenders to summer this week

    After only 4 80+ days so far this year - we have a chance to be that warm each day this week.

    Nationals vs. Marlins weather forecast: Like a summer night

    Nationals vs. Marlins weather forecast: Like a summer night

    It’s like a beautiful, comfortably warm June or August evening.

    As Baltimore mayor lifts curfew, National Guard begins pullout

    As Baltimore mayor lifts curfew, National Guard begins pullout

    Many pray for reconciliation as the city tries to regain its footing.

    With little choice, O’Malley defends Baltimore tenure

    With little choice, O’Malley defends Baltimore tenure

    As Martin O’Malley prepares to announce a bid for the Democratic ticket, the former Baltimore mayor appears to be embracing his record and faces critics of his “zero-tolerance” policing policies.

    D.C. police investigate fatal shooting of Prince George’s County teenager

    The slaying of the Oxon Hill youth occurred Friday night in Northwest.

    Students become ‘citizen scientists,’ track D.C.’s wildlife with cameras

    Students become ‘citizen scientists,’ track D.C.’s wildlife with cameras

    Their surprising discoveries — including a flock of wild turkeys — will be used by Smithsonian researchers.

    Frank Olivo, Santa Claus pelted by snowballs at Eagles game, dies at 66

    Wearing a Santa suit, Mr. Olivo ran down the field at a 1968 Eagles, only to face a barrage of snowballs.

    From Hurricane Katrina to Howard University, a young woman’s odyssey

    From Hurricane Katrina to Howard University, a young woman’s odyssey

    Talitha Halley’s graduation marks a major triumph over adversity as she rose from childhood devastation.

    Education Digest: Top-ranking official to leave U.S. Education Department

    Deborah Delisle was responsible for vetting state applications for No Child Left Behind waivers.

    Tulip Grove science teacher named Prince George’s teacher of the year

    Renee Roth has spent years in Prince George’s schools and will represent the county in the statewide contest.

    WCAC tennis: O’Connell’s team, Gonzaga’s Dominick Perez win titles

    WCAC tennis: O’Connell’s team, Gonzaga’s Dominick Perez win titles

    BOYS’ TENNIS | The Knights sweep the doubles portion of the WCAC championships, winning their first conference crown since 1982.

    Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen go head-to-head at Rockville forum

    Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen go head-to-head at Rockville forum

    The forum pitted effectiveness versus identity in the race to represent Maryland in the U.S. Senate.

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    Congregants thank National Guard in Baltimore

    Congregants thank National Guard in Baltimore

    At Mt. Pisgah CME Church, in Freddie Gray's neighborhood of Sandtown-Winchester, preachers called Baltimore's demonstrations a "wake up call" and pledged to take their worship out into the community. That started with including National Guard members stationed just across the street in their service.

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    How video games could make our kids smarter and learning more engaging

    How video games could make our kids smarter and learning more engaging

    A new book by Greg Toppo goes deep into a world alien to many adults but one that may be the way forward.

    Supervisor who sued for primary wins nomination in firehouse canvass

    Republican Corey Stewart, who holds an at-large seat, was one of a handful of incumbents who fought process.

    Two arrested in Woodbridge stabbing

    Police say the pair confronted a man while he slept in a drug-related attack.

    D.C. area forecast: Spring starts to feel more like early summer

    D.C. area forecast: Spring starts to feel more like early summer

    We get a sneak peek at summer this week as the next several days bring increasing warmth, and some increasing humidity as well.

    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.

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    Prayers for justice at Sunday’s Baltimore rally

    Much of the tension that wracked the city seems to have drained away after six officers were charged in Freddie Gray’s death.

    Historic U Street brings in the Funk Parade

    This year, the event’s second, organizers got permission to close a part of the street for revelry, and the party was on.

    Hope a scarce commodity in Sandtown-Winchester

    Misery and poverty have gripped the crumbling Baltimore neighborhood where Freddie Gray lived.

    Seeking justice in the death of Freddie Gray

    State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby said Friday that a medical examiner had ruled the death a homicide.

    Watergate parking garage collapses

    Firefighters rescued at least one person trapped in the garage, which was under construction.

    Nepal rescuers pull teen survivor out of the rubble five days after quake

    The stunned Nepali had survived almost 120 hours since the earthquake by breathing into an air pocket.

    In the aftermath of Baltimore riots

    Residents clean up from the looting and fires that plagued parts of the city Monday after the funeral for Freddie Gray.

    Justices hear arguments on same-sex marriage

    The Supreme Court takes on cases that could give same-sex couples nationwide a constitutional right to marry.

    Our Washington

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

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