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Shell shock: An out-of-town impostor could lurk in your Maryland crab cake

(André Chung / for The Washington Post)

Nearly 40 percent of the time, crabs were imported, not Chesapeake blues as advertised, a report says.

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    Hogan rejects Democratic request for ban on state-funded travel to Indiana

    Hogan rejects Democratic request for ban on state-funded travel to Indiana

    State Sen. Richard Madaleno sought the ban, but his request was immediately turned down by the GOP governor.

    Cynthia Lennon, first wife of Beatle John Lennon, dies at 75

    Cynthia Lennon, first wife of Beatle John Lennon, dies at 75

    Ms. Lennon was married to the Beatle in the 1960s and was the mother of singer Julian Lennon.

    Revamped Centreville girls’ soccer roster aims to maintain momentum

    Revamped Centreville girls’ soccer roster aims to maintain momentum

    GIRLS’ SOCCER | A year after making a surprise run to the Virginia 6A final, the Wildcats are still rolling, despite the loss of several key players.

    Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, April 2-8, 2015

    Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, April 2-8, 2015

    Art, theater, Cherry Blossom activities, concerts, comedy and more

    What Bowser’s SOTD said (and didn’t) about Metro, streetcars and transit

    What Bowser’s SOTD said (and didn’t) about Metro, streetcars and transit

    In her first State of the District address, Mayor Muriel Bowser promised to get the long delayed streetcar system running, talked about extending transit benefits to D.C. students, and investing in the Metropolitan Branch trail system.

    Going Out Guide for Montgomery County, April 2-8, 2015

    Going Out Guide for Montgomery County, April 2-8, 2015

    Anime convention, art, theater and concerts

    Southern Maryland crime report

    Reports from the Maryland State Police and the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties sheriff’s offices.

    Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

    Nonprofit groups nad county agencies seek help in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties

    Southern Maryland home sales

    Listings of homes sold recently in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

    Southern Maryland community calendar, April 2-9, 2015

    Events include Easter sunrise services and egg hunts, a fiber art workshop and an animé club.

    Anne Arundel County and Howard County crime report

    Listings of incidents reported recently by police in Anne Arundel and Howard counties and in Annapolis.

    Is D.C. a terrible place to date? How one man set to find out.

    Is D.C. a terrible place to date? How one man set to find out.

    A perennially single 30-year-old is filming a Web series to find out whether the problem with his dating life is D.C. or, well, him.

    Robinson baseball hopes to keep rolling after fast start out of the box

    Robinson baseball hopes to keep rolling after fast start out of the box

    BASEBALL | Tyler Jumper, Nicco German and the Rams are 7-1 after a strong showing at the Mingo Bay Classic and looking to maintain their early success for a change.

    Prince William County crime report

    A listing of incidents reported by police in Prince William County.

    Chick-fil-A is coming to Columbia Heights later this year

    You’ll be able to get your chicken sandwiches with pickles at the DC USA complex.

    Going Out Guide

    Going Out Guide

    Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia

    Boys’ soccer: Maycol Nunez works on distributing for Washington-Lee

    Boys’ soccer: Maycol Nunez works on distributing for Washington-Lee

    BOYS’ SOCCER | Maycol Nunez, last year’s All-Met Player of the Year for a state runner-up, knows he has to get his teammates involved.

    D.C. adopt a pet

    D.C. adopt a pet

    Cadbury, a 2-year-old, 52-pound American Staffordshire terrier mix, is available for adoption.

    D.C. Animal Watch

    Among cases handled by the Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League.

    Recent deaths in Southern Maryland

    Obituaries reported by funeral homes in Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

    April outlook: Winter be gone! First half of month looks warmer than average

    April outlook: Winter be gone! First half of month looks warmer than average

    April should deliver considerable spring-time variability, which will give us reprieve from our late-winter cold story.

    Prince George’s County Animal Watch

    Cases received by the Department of Environmental Resources’ Animal Management Group.

    Fairfax County Animal Watch

    Incidents reported by the animal control divisions of police in Fairfax County, Fairfax City and Vienna.

    Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

    Incidents involving pets and wildlife reported by Alexandria and Arlington animal welfare leagues.

    Column

    Highway crews spring forward into road work season

    Highway crews spring forward into road work season

    Drivers, just recovering from winter commuting, will encounter some new, man-made delays.

    Silver Spring International Middle School evacuated due to small fire

    The smoke was reported in a locker room.

    Walter Grauman, prolific television director, dies at 93

    Walter Grauman, prolific television director, dies at 93

    Mr. Grauman directed episodes of shows including “Murder, She Wrote” and “The Untouchables.”

    D.C. Council agenda

    Meeting schedule for the D.C. Council and its committees for the coming week.

    Review

    China Chilcano review: Strap in for a fun, but bumpy, ride from José Andrés

    China Chilcano review: Strap in for a fun, but bumpy, ride from José Andrés

    2 stars | Sensory overload awaits at the restaurateur’s new mashup of Asian and Peruvian flavors.

    D.C. crime report

    These were among incidents reported by D.C. police.

     

    Va. governor amends license plate reader bill, angers legislators

    A bill limiting the time police could keep data from license plate readers passed overwhelmingly, McAuliffe moves to extend the time.

    Senate’s top Dems all agree: Chuck Schumer should be next party leader

    Potential opponents, including Sens. Patty Murray and Richard Durbin, have endorsed Schumer for the role.

    What Bowser’s SOTD said (and didn’t) about Metro, streetcars and transit

    In her first State of the District address, Mayor Muriel Bowser promised to get the long delayed streetcar system running, talked about extending transit benefits to D.C. students, and investing in the Metropolitan Branch trail system.

    Highway crews spring forward into road work season

    Drivers, just recovering from winter commuting, will encounter some new, man-made delays.

    Rider stabbed by group of people on Baltimore Light Rail

    The victim has been released from the hospital.

    With 61,000 bridges needing repair, states await action on Capitol Hill

    Data show a slight decline in decrepit bridges. Some states raise taxes in the face of uncertain federal funding.

    Morning delays on the Blue Line

    Trains are single-tracking at the southern end of the Blue Line.

    Georgetown Pike reopens after head-on collision

    At least one person was transported to a hospital.

    National? Reagan? DCA? 17 years later, locals still can’t agree on the name of the airport in question.

    Though the name changed to Ronald Reagan National Airport in 1998, many — especially D.C.-area Democrats — still won’t call it that.

    County, state officials differ over future of the Bi-County Parkway

    Some legislators say the roadway project is dead, but state officials say no decision has been made.

    Final Wilson Bridge reconstruction comes in $86 million under budget

    Project is now used as national model for “lessons learned” in successful project management.

    Learn about the proposed Potomac Yard Metro station

    Alexandria is offering several opportunities in the next month where residents can learn more about the proposed infill Metro station. A public hearing is scheduled for late April.

    Roads around Inova Fairfax Hospital closed after prisoner escapes

    Roads around Inova Fairfax Hospital closed because of escaped prisoner who is armed

    Delays on Metro for Tuesday morning

    Delays for several Metro lines. Problem is a switch issue outside the Rosslyn stop.

    Flossing, selfies, romantic encounters: Driving distractions, by the numbers

    Distracted-driving awareness month brings a slew of surveys and polls with some surprising results.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Have you heard about the Dutch entrepreneur who wants to energize the Washington Monument?

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    COLUMN | We have, at long last, scientific proof that more of mom isn’t necessarily better.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Zakiya James is studying civil engineering at Drexel University.

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    He asked “How could this happen?” as he was violently arrested. But he needed to have known before then.

    Photo Galleries

    Prisoner arrested after fleeing Fairfax hospital

    Wossen Assaye allegedly overpowered a guard and carjacked two vehicles to make his escape. He was captured in the District.

    1 person fatally shot after car rams gate at NSA

    Officers at the agency’s headquarters in Maryland fired on the two people in the vehicle. At least one other person was injured.

    Library of Congress gets trove of Civil War photos

    Texas grandmother and collector Robin Stanford has gathered rare stereo photos of war and slavery for 40 years.

    Liftoff for Blossom Kite Festival on the Mall

    The event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

    Silver Spring hosts flip for Danish gymnasts

    The performance team is welcomed with open arms during a stop that’s part of a 10-month world tour.

    Andean bear cubs romp at National Zoo

    The brother bears get ready to meet the public.

    A Virginia tribe seeks federal recognition amid casino fears

    The bid by the Pamunkey — the tribe of Pocahontas — is opposed by MGM and 11 black lawmakers.

    From snow to rain

    In the D.C. area, a morning wintry mix turns to snow, which turns back to rain.

    Our Washington

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

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