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Barry died hours after leaving hospital

(Cyrena Chang / The Washington Post)

He had suffered from many health problems but was released from Howard University Hospital on Saturday, collapsing later at his home.

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Plans being finalized for citywide Marion Barry tribute

Plans being finalized for citywide Marion Barry tribute

Flags being flown at half-staff. Body likely to lie in state at city building

Mayor, mayor-elect express sadness on Barry’s passing

Mayor, Mayor-elect express sadness on Barry’s death; mayor promises to help plan worthy ceremonies

Remembering Marion Barry

The “mayor for life” had many dimension, not all of them good.

Chance of widespread rain and snow increasingly likely on Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving

Chance of widespread rain and snow increasingly likely on Wednesday prior to Thanksgiving

Odds of a big coastal storm bringing the risk of heavy rain and snow to the Northeast just before Thanksgiving has grown, but there are still many questions to be answered.

Marion Barry’s legacy was built on summer jobs

Marion Barry’s legacy was built on summer jobs

Many tributes to Barry mention his famous Summer Youth Employment Program

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Barry credited God with sparing his life despite failings

The former mayor was known for being honest about his shortcomings, even his own dishonesty.

How storm potential could affect Thanksgiving getaways

How storm potential could affect Thanksgiving getaways

If you leave early, you won’t be sneaking out of town.

Water main break closes all lanes of Georgia Avenue in Wheaton area

Police said all lanes remain closed as crews work to repair the water main break.

Charges against D.C. club owner Marc Barnes dropped

Barnes said an underage patron tried to misuse an identification to gain entry into his nightclub.

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FBI video of undercover sting on Marion Barry

FBI video of undercover sting on Marion Barry

FBI footage shows former D.C. mayor Marion Barry smoking crack cocaine in a hotel room on Jan. 18, 1990, followed by his arrest on drug possession charges.

Jet fighters to fly over D.C. area in national-level test

The North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct an overnight flight exercise.

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5 takeaways from Marion Barry’s autobiography, ‘Mayor for Life’

5 takeaways from Marion Barry’s autobiography, ‘Mayor for Life’

There are insights to be gleaned from Marion Barry’s memoir “Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.” The four-term former D.C. mayor died early Sunday. He was 78.

#RIPMayorForLife: Condolences roll in for Marion Barry

#RIPMayorForLife: Condolences roll in for Marion Barry

Praise and condolences poured in on social media after the death of Marion Barry early Sunday.

3 dead, 5 hurt in Silver Spring crash

Eight people were in a vehicle that struck a tree about 3:20 a.m. in Silver Spring, police said.

Family’s statement on the death of Marion Barry

Family’s statement on the death of Marion Barry

The text of a statement from the family of former D.C. mayor Marion Barry, who died early Sunday.

Late-Sunday showers and a warm Monday before potential pre-Thanksgiving storm

Late-Sunday showers and a warm Monday before potential pre-Thanksgiving storm

Monday might see highs in the 70s, but most eyes are on an approaching storm.

Barry died hours after leaving hospital

Barry died hours after leaving hospital

He had suffered from many health problems but was released from Howard University Hospital on Saturday, collapsing later at his home.

Mayor, mayor-elect express sadness on Marion Barry’s passing

Mayor, mayor-elect express sadness on Marion Barry’s passing

The mayor and the mayor-elect express sadness on Barry’s death. Vincent Gray promises to help plan worthy ceremonies.

Marion Barry, 4-time mayor of D.C., dies at 78

Marion Barry, 4-time mayor of D.C.,  dies at 78

The most powerful local politician of his generation, he was a national symbol of self-governance and home rule for urban blacks, even as his personal and public life was fraught with the high drama of a drug arrest and jail sentence.

Puckett’s exit from Va. Senate undid McAuliffe’s secret plan for Medicaid

Puckett’s exit from Va. Senate undid McAuliffe’s secret plan for Medicaid

The governor needed him to stay in order to take the daring step of expanding Medicaid on his own.

News from across the Washington region

Marion Barry dies after hospital release; he had been at Howard, but died at United Medical Center.

Briar Woods rallies for 5A state title

Briar Woods rallies for 5A state title

VOLLEYBALL | The Falcons fall in the first two sets but turn the match around and beat Princess Anne for a state championship.

Raiders show staying power

Raiders show staying power

VOLLEYBALL | In its first year with a new coach, Loudoun County tops James Wood in the Va. 4A final for its seventh state title in eight years.

Spain’s Duchess of Alba, noblewoman with flair, dies at 88

Spain’s Duchess of Alba, noblewoman with flair, dies at 88

The duchess fascinated Spaniards with her profusion of noble titles, wealth and eccentricity.

Washington-area obituaries of note

Washington-area obituaries of note

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

Eastern captures Gravy Bowl

Eastern captures Gravy Bowl

The Ramblers beat Bell, 33-13, their eighth straight win since the passing of an assistant coach’s son.

Nancy H. Teeters, first woman on Federal Reserve board, dies

Nancy H. Teeters, first woman on Federal Reserve board, dies

Mrs. Teeters, 84, former chief economist for House Budget Committee joined Fed’s board of governors in 1978.

First D.C.-wide public schools fair draws thousands

D.C. Public Schools seize an opportunity to sell their programs to parents on the hunt.

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Who was the D.C. area’s biggest turkey of 2014?

Who was the D.C. area’s biggest turkey of 2014?

My fifth annual ‘Turkeys of the Year’ recognize foolishness and ineptitude in the Washington region.

 

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.

Marion Barry’s legacy was built on summer jobs

Many tributes to Barry mention his famous Summer Youth Employment Program

How storm potential could affect Thanksgiving getaways

If you leave early, you won’t be sneaking out of town.

Water main break closes all lanes of Georgia Avenue in Wheaton area

Police said all lanes remain closed as crews work to repair the water main break.

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.

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.

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.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Librarians get this question frequently, but if you think it’s an easy one, you’d be wrong.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

The former mayor was known for being honest about his shortcomings, even his own dishonesty.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

My fifth annual ‘Turkeys of the Year’ recognize foolishness and ineptitude in the Washington region.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

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

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Marion Barry, 4-term D.C. mayor, dies at 78

The most powerful local politician of his generation, he was a national symbol of self-governance and home rule for urban blacks, even as his personal and public life was fraught with the high drama of a drug arrest and jail sentence.

After 30 years, a farmers market pioneer retires

Eddie Rankin gets a heartfelt send-off at a Washington market.

A moving and spiritual Men’s Season at Ebenezer AME Church with nationally known recording artists.

The music flowed with the spirit of “brotherly love” as top recording artists rocked the church and 3,000 attendees Sunday.

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.

Our Washington

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

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