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Storms move quickly through D.C. area

(Linda Davidson / The Washington Post)

Severe line of storms brings lightning, reports of dime- to quarter-size hail to region.

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    What’s it take to be wealthy in D.C.? Apparently a net worth of $1.25 million.

    What’s it take to be wealthy in D.C.? Apparently a net worth of $1.25 million.

    Most area residents also think the local economy is better than the national economy.

    Photos: Lightning crawlers crisscross Washington, D.C. skyline

    Photos: Lightning crawlers crisscross Washington, D.C. skyline

    An amazing display of lightning occurred over Washington as thunderstorms moved through the area Monday evening.

    About 460 customers still without power after thunderstorm

    About 460 customers still without power after thunderstorm

    The heavy overnight thunderstorm left power outages and downed trees in region.

    National Weather Service launching improved forecast graphics this summer

    National Weather Service launching improved forecast graphics this summer

    After reviewing user research and over 6,000 survey responses, the Weather Service will implement changes to local forecasts starting this summer.

    What a haul: Commuter starts D.C. to Rockville trek

    The traveler wants advice on reaching a new job. See how your route matches up with Dr. Gridlock’s suggestions.

    Man to be arraigned in slaying of college student from Falls Church area

    Man to be arraigned in slaying of college student from Falls Church area

    Steven Vander Briel is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Grace Rebecca Mann.

    Downed tree causes delays on GW Parkway south

    Downed tree causes delays on George Washington Parkway south in McLean.

    Delays on Metro’s Orange, Blue and Silver lines

    Delays on Metro’s Orange, Blue and Silver lines

    Delays on Metro’s Blue, Orange and Silver lines. Track problem outside the Rosslyn stop.

    More apartments coming to Capitol Riverfront

    More apartments coming to Capitol Riverfront

    TOWN SQUARE | The mixed-use project across from Nationals Park will also include a Residence Inn by Marriott and 25,000-square-feet of retail space.

    Mostly sunny and breezy today; rain and cooler weather ahead

    Mostly sunny and breezy today; rain and cooler weather ahead

    Humidity will drop today, but winds will pick up by the afternoon.

    Meet ‘Lucy,’ a 1,582-ton tunnel boring machine that tweets

    Meet ‘Lucy,’ a 1,582-ton tunnel boring machine that tweets

    Lucy, named after Howard’s first Dean of Women, will help solve flooding problems in the neighborhoods of Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park.

    Ex-Virginia first lady McDonnell tries to get corruption convictions tossed

    Ex-Virginia first lady McDonnell tries to get corruption convictions tossed

    Maureen McDonnell’s appeal was very similar to that of her husband, ex-governor Robert McDonnell.

    Storms move quickly through D.C. area

    Storms move quickly through D.C. area

    Severe line of storms brings lightning, reports of dime- to quarter-size hail to region.

    Spectacular storm system moves through D.C. area

    Thunderstorms that crashed and flashed across the area caused relatively little damage.

    Man, 54, in custody after jumping White House fence

    A roundup of news from the District, Maryland and Virginia.

    6 Baltimore officers suspended after man suffers fatal spinal cord injury

    6 Baltimore officers suspended after man suffers fatal spinal cord injury

    City officials launched an investigation into what happened to 25-year-old Freddie Gray after his arrest and pleaded for calm amid rising protests.

    House Republicans take issue with another D.C. law

    House Republicans take issue with another D.C. law

    A vote is set on a law that bans employers from discriminating based on reproductive health decisions.

    Tennessee youth charged with making violent threat to Burke school

    The juvenile allegedly threatened schools across the country.

    3 Md. state vehicles hit by suspected drunk drivers

    One driver hit a police cruiser parked in a driveway. One hit trooper while he was making an arrest.

    Baker, Hogan converge on economic development in Pr. George’s

    Republican governor invited to groundbreaking Pr. George’s Democrat helped make possible.

    Prosecutors dismiss murder case against pair convicted in 1993 slaying

    D.C. Court of Appeals ruled the men, who spent over 20 years in prison, were convicted on “false evidence.”

    Jury deliberates in case against Va. man who killed D.C. security official

    The prosecutor says Dawit Seyoum chose his victim in a September 2014 killing at random.

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    For the wrongfully convicted and their supporters, faith in justice is thin

    For the wrongfully convicted and their supporters, faith in justice is thin

    At a local barbershop, little surprise at flawed testimony from the FBI’s elite forensic workers.

    Elio Toaff, rabbi who welcomed John Paul II to his synagogue, dies at 99

    Elio Toaff, rabbi who welcomed John Paul II to his synagogue, dies at 99

    Rome’s longtime chief rabbi was one of the most important Jewish leaders in postwar Europe.

    Ride On bus catches fire in Takoma Park

    No one was injured.

    Fairfax posts record low crime rate in 2014

    Arlington and Alexandria are also at historic lows, and Prince George’s recorded a 9 percent decrease.

    D.C. residents and activists light up on the National Mall for 4/20

    D.C. residents and activists light up on the National Mall for 4/20

    Despite this being very illegal, no arrests were made.

    Washington-area obituaries of note

    Washington-area obituaries of note

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

    Silver Spring man indicted in drug-related death

    The drug was actually acetyl fentanyl, a more powerful substance that has led to many overdoses.

    EEOC files discrimination suit against Maryland Insurance Administration

    Some female employees at the agency were paid less than their male counterparts, the lawsuit alleged.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Peel away some modern touches and there are still traces of the old days at Washington’s oldest operating theater.

    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.

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    A computer-simulated police training exercise shows that it all comes down to what is reasonable.

    Photo Galleries

    One poignant funeral for eight who died together

    Hundreds on Maryland’s Eastern Shore mourn a father and his seven children, all killed in a carbon monoxide accident.

    Big pitch for McLean boy hurt in sledding accident

    Bensten Schone, 6, was critically injured in a sledding accident in January.

    The secret lives of bees

    The Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy’s “Native Bees” program gives nature lovers a closer look at the pollinators.

    A parade for D.C.’s Emancipation Day

    It marks the 153rd anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Washington.

    Gyrocopter lands on West Lawn of Capitol

    A pilot said to be a mailman from Florida was arrested after landing the one-person copter.

    A vigil at Ford’s Theatre, 150 years after Lincoln’s death

    Living historians recreated the scene from April 14, 1865, when the 16th president was fatally shot by John Wilkes Booth.

    ‘The government ought to give me my money back’

    A Maryland farm known for its home-delivered milk is better known on Capitol Hill as an example of IRS overreach.

    Cherry blossoms spring to life in Washington

    A sea of pink and white decorates the Tidal Basin with peak displays.

    Our Washington

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

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