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D.C. osprey hazards long journey home

"Ron” and his mate return to nest beneath South Capitol Bridge. (Post)

Ecologists track D.C. ospreys’ long journey home: a weeks-long trip to the Anacostia from South America.

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Watch online: ‘I Am Divine’ and ‘Putzel’

Watch online: ‘I Am Divine’ and ‘Putzel’

A documentary about the drag queen and John Waters’s muse, and an offbeat comedy set in a New York deli.

Arlington proposes freezing merit pay, then backs down

Unions had cried foul over the sudden decision to replace the merit pay with a cost-of-living increase and bonus.

Warmer temperatures and more sunshine this weekend

Warmer temperatures and more sunshine this weekend

Clouds and ocean air kept us fairly cool most spots today, but we head back toward normal this weekend. And normal is quite delightful this time of year!

D.C. osprey hazards long journey home

D.C. osprey hazards long journey home

Ecologists track D.C. ospreys’ long journey home: a weeks-long trip to the Anacostia from South America.

Illegal immigrants can soon apply for D.C. ID

Illegal immigrants can soon apply for D.C. ID

‘Limited purpose’ credentials carry indication they may not be used for ‘official federal purposes.’

E-mail from Woodson High School to parents

Following a series of suicides, the Woodson community is working to prevent more loss.

Running for ‘something bigger’

Running for ‘something bigger’

As the youngest female in the field for the 2014 Boston Marathon, W.T. Woodson senior Emily Cox is running for ‘something bigger’ than herself.

Parents seek action at Woodson High after suicides

Parents seek action at Woodson High after suicides

The Fairfax County school’s parents want to prevent more suicides after six student deaths in three years.

National Hurricane Center plans new storm surge warnings starting in 2015

National Hurricane Center plans new storm surge warnings starting in 2015

Many residents of hurricane-prone areas use a storm’s category to decide whether to evacuate. Unfortunately, this has led many to make decisions that left them struggling for their lives.

After tumble from tree, baby squirrel becomes a starlet

After tumble from tree, baby squirrel becomes a starlet

Young squirrels fall out of trees frequently. This cute one became a bit of a Facebook celebrity.

Boy who got hand stuck in escalator released from hospital

Boy who got hand stuck in escalator released from hospital

The 6-year-old’s hand and fingers got caught in a down escalator at Iverson Mall in Prince George’s.

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Injured squirrel gets rehab at City Wildlife

Injured squirrel gets rehab at City Wildlife

A baby squirrel was brought into Washington's City Wildlife after she fell 75 feet from her nest on to the concrete sidewalk below.

It’s official: D.C. primary turnout was historically bad

It’s official: D.C. primary turnout was historically bad

Pre-certification tally shows that 2014 had lowest mayoral primary turnout percentage since dawn of home rule.

30-year sentence for heroin dealer linked to three deaths

30-year sentence for heroin dealer linked to three deaths

Stiff term prompts Eugene Williams’s family members to storm out of court, berating federal judge.

‘Transcendence’ and other new movies, reviewed

‘Transcendence’ and other new movies, reviewed

What happens when artificial intelligence goes wrong?

Snow days on the rise? A detailed look at every major D.C. area school district

Snow days on the rise? A detailed look at every major D.C. area school district

The frequency of school closures this winter has sparked a local debate: do schools close more often now than they used to?

Basil A. Paterson, power broker in New York politics, dies

Basil A. Paterson, power broker in New York politics, dies

Mr. Paterson, who died April 16 at 87, was the father of former New York governor David A. Paterson.

The D.C. taxicab double-cross

The D.C. taxicab double-cross

Nothing can prevent taxicab drivers from scanning both the street and their iPhones at the same time for Uber fares. It’s a gray area worth fixing.

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.

Maryland open houses April 19-20

Maryland open houses April 19-20

A list of properties in Maryland that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

Virginia open houses April 19-20

Virginia open houses April 19-20

A list of properties in Virginia that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

D.C. open houses April 19-20

D.C. open houses April 19-20

A list of properties in the District that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

Fragmented thinking jeopardizes nation’s infrastructure

Fragmented thinking jeopardizes nation’s infrastructure

There’s little political will to fix our infrastructure, which is failing and potentially dangerous.

Old Dupont Circle townhouse is reborn with modern units

Old Dupont Circle townhouse is reborn with modern units

The Rubin Group reworked a traditional home into six condominium residences.

Where We Live | Whiskey Bottom

Where We Live | Whiskey Bottom

The houses are well-priced and the tales well-told in this North Laurel neighborhood.

Next-generation living

Next-generation living

Builders change approach to attract millennials who seek sleek, technologically savvy rentals

What does the 2014 Peeps Contest winner say?

What does the 2014 Peeps Contest winner say?

The winners of our annual competition found inspiration in an online video that went viral.

Leggett, Duncan employ some creative accounting on jobs

Leggett, Duncan employ some creative accounting on jobs

Democratic rivals both tout job creation under their tenures as Montgomery County executive.

 

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.’

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.

Head of Silver Line project stepping down

Pat Nowakowski had led the effort to build the rail line since construction began in 2009, and the Metro board acknowledges that attempts to fix a key component of the new line have failed.

D.C. HOT lanes plan will bump into reality

Virginia’s experience showed complexity of creating managed lanes.

D.C. rider won over by ease, convenience of Bikeshare

Average guy finds price is right, and you can skip the Spandex shorts.

Cargo ship grounded in windy Chesapeake Bay

An evening thunderstorm with wind gusts of more than 70 mph caused a cargo ship to run aground.

Silver Line project director and Metro chief financial officer resign

Resignations come as both agencies are under fire for delays and financial practices.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

A new book explores the history of Woodward & Lothrop, once one of Washington’s favorite stores.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Madison and Davis Gestiehr, who perform together, are brother-and- sister soul mates rather than rivals.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Don’t let tobacco industry’s alluring ads for e-cigarettes hook new generation of Americans on nicotine.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy: It’s oxymoronic to be dependent on government to celebrate this day of liberation

Photo Galleries

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.

On the trail of bushy tails

Nearly 400 readers entered the inaugural Washington Post Squirrel Week Photo Contest. Here are our favorites.

Pillow fight on the Mall

Hundreds gathered on the Mall on Saturday to participate in International Pillow Fight Day.

Our Washington

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

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