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Autonomous cars are taking a capital test drive. How do they hold up to D.C.’s confusing streets?
Multiple vehicles were involved in the crash.
Virginia students overall saw modest math gains; more than half of state’s districts saw drop in writing exams.
Neptune is having a busy week, with opposition, the silver anniversary of its encounter with Voyager 2, and the fly-by of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.
As a teen, Raaheela Ahmed, 21, nearly defeated the then-chairman of the Prince George’s school board.
One responsibility of the new position is figuring out how the system can best serve the homeless population.
Cinderella, an American Staffordshire terrier mix, is available for adoption.
Among cases handled by the Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League.
Obituaries reported by funeral homes in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.
Incidents reported by the animal control divisions of police in Fairfax County, Fairfax City and Vienna.
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Arlington’s natural resources chief is committed to blogging and teaching the public about flora and fauna.
Incidents involving pets and wildlife reported by Alexandria and Arlington animal welfare leagues.
A new book says these schools can be more diverse and more receptive to teachers’ input.
Jindal argues that states were illegally coerced to adopt national academic standards.
City and county services and closures on the holiday.
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The aurora dipped as far south as Michigan and Wisconsin on Tuesday night, and intense displays of northern lights were seen at higher latitudes.
Listings of homes sold recently in Loudoun and Fauquier counties.
Events include a 1940s party, a hike and campfire, pinochle and a bluegrass and Celtic music jam.
Among incidents reported by police in Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Herndon and Vienna.
Meeting will allow public, school officials to discuss facility planned for northwest of Manassas battlefield.
These were among recent reports received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services.
Reports from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville police.
These food establishments were closed recently because of health department actions.
Event organizers are hoping to double attendance at this year’s celebration of Virginia food and wine.
A listing of incidents reported by police in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park.
Residential real estate transactions listed for Prince William and Stafford counties.
Charlene Dukes begins her third year as the state prepares for Common Core-based assessments.
The experienced teen driver is slowly recovering, but his parents are struggling to return him to this area.
Robert White suggests city adopt “Clean Elections” system used in Arizona, Connecticut and Maine.
Multiple vehicles were involved in the crash.
An Air Force fighter jet based in Massachusetts crashed in the mountains of western Virginia on Wednesday, shaking the ground and frightening residents, and officials said the pilot’s fate was unknown.
There were reports that the plane was an F-15 fighter jet but police said they couldn’t confirm until they reached the crash site.
The 4000 to 4200 block of Albermarle Street NW has reopened.
Delays on the Orange, Silver and Blue lines because of an earlier train malfunction at Smithsonian station have been cleared.
Lower gas prices, better economy expected to spur highest travel levels since 2008.
Eastbound traffic on the Southeast Freeway had been redirected because of an accident just before Third Street tunnel. Police said the accident is clear and all lanes are open.
Plaintiffs say light-rail line would harm habitat of two rare crustaceans, including endangered species.
Some council members support doing a comprehensive rail study before CSX is allowed to move forward with a plan to rebuild a rail tunnel in Southeast Washington.
Maryland transportation officials say you’ll fare better if you have some flexibility in your schedule Labor Day weekend.
A Virginia Department of Transportation spokeswoman said crews finished repairing a stretch of faulty lane striping by 4 a.m. Tuesday.
D.C. police said backups in the area stretch for nine miles because of an earlier accident.
When are they coming? How much will they cost? Will they be safe? And will traffic jams be a thing of the past?
The chance discovery of a World War II Army trunk allows a man to learn about his estranged father.
We’ve sanctioned criminalization of childhood independence by arresting parents who let kids play unguarded.
Bob McDonnell’s plea for sympathy at corruption trial is riddled by rationalizations, contradictions.
Salvadoran youths’ horrific story of violence at home shows why they deserve U.S. protection.
Throngs of people showed up to try their luck at the city’s first casino.
As students return to class, they’re greeted with crowns, balloons and dance parties.
Members of the media get a ride on the World War II B-17 bomber ahead of a weekend exhibition in Baltimore.
The National Zoo’s giant panda cub has changed a lot in just one year.
Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene W. Grant’s temper is affecting employees, the City Council has said.
Gov. Robert F. McDonnell was supposed to be in the thick of the race to succeed him. Instead, the Republican found himself relegated to the role of passive observer, keeping busy with other engagements amid a gifts scandal.
Wanting to work in the community, Ernest Brown tends to those in D.C.’s embassies, hotels and homes, as well as the poor.
Justin Green, who sells fragrances on street corners, is a purveyor of one of D.C.’s most durable old-school hustles.
From waterfronts to monuments, Post photographers share their favorite D.C. spots.
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