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Slain Mary Washington student recalled as a ‘force of nature’ at vigil

(Reza A. Marvashti / For the Washington Post)

Grace Mann’s father says he doesn’t know of a motive in her death but that it cut short a life full of promise.

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    As mayor of Baltimore, O’Malley’s policing strategy sowed mistrust

    As mayor of Baltimore, O’Malley’s policing strategy sowed mistrust

    Former Baltimore mayor, who is weighing a White House bid, reduced crime with “zero-tolerance’ approach.

    Rowing: T.C. Williams, Washington-Lee win at the Charlie Butt Regatta

    Rowing: T.C. Williams, Washington-Lee win at the Charlie Butt Regatta

    ROWING | The Titans avenge their second-place finish from last week, and the Generals upset St. Albans.

    A few Va. Senate races expected to have wide-ranging impact

    A few Va. Senate races expected to have wide-ranging impact

    Both parties working especially hard on a half-dozen contests that could sway overall control.

    John Guevara takes Republican nomination in Fairfax supervisor race

    A political novice, Guevara edged out two experienced candidates in race to replace retiring supervisor Frey.

    Softball: Nine-run rally lifts No. 2 O’Connell past No. 3 Lake Braddock

    Softball: Nine-run rally lifts No. 2 O’Connell past No. 3 Lake Braddock

    SOFTBALL | The Knights score all their runs in the seventh inning to come back and beat the Bruins in a 9-3 road win in Burke.

    John D. Steinbruner, scholar of foreign and defense policy, dies at 73

    John D. Steinbruner, scholar of foreign and defense policy, dies at 73

    Dr. Steinbruner directed the Brookings Institution’s foreign policy studies program from 1978 to 1996.

    Can a tolling and transit deal fix I-66 after decades of failure?

    Arlington’s opposition to widening is now complicated by the state’s embrace of the county’s ideas.

    ‘Free range’ advocates urge parents to let children walk home alone on May 9

    ‘Free range’ advocates urge parents to let children walk home alone on May 9

    Children are to play at a Silver Spring park, then walk home unsupervised, to support the parenting philosophy.

    Washington-area obituaries of note

    Washington-area obituaries of note

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

    Baltimore’s largest protest of Freddie Gray’s death draws hundreds

    Baltimore’s largest protest of Freddie Gray’s death draws hundreds

    The 25-year-old suffered a severe spinal injury as he was taken into police custody after a chase.

    Looking for warm weather?
    This may not be your weekend.

    Looking for warm weather? <br>This may not be your weekend.

    We’ll struggle to reach 60 today. The possibility of rain increases during the afternoon.

    Broad Run, Tuscarora communities join together to remember

    Broad Run, Tuscarora communities join together to remember

    The Spartans and Huskies honored Madison Small and Adam Fortune during Friday’s girls’ soccer game in Leesburg.

    Metro transit police look for assailant of 69-year-old man

    Metro transit police look for assailant of 69-year-old man

    Police released a video of a man on an escalator exiting the station at about 1:05 p.m.

    D.C. police identify man who died in shooting on Thursday in Northeast

    Victim was Charles David Hatcherson, 49, of Southeast Washington.

    Lions remain atop Howard County

    Lions remain atop Howard County

    BOYS’ LACROSSE | Howard improves to 12-0 as Scott Bruner scores six goals in a 17-6 home win over county rival Glenelg.

    Alexandria mayoral candidates agree: Don’t sell off City Hall, Market Square

    Alexandria mayoral candidates agree: Don’t sell off City Hall, Market Square

    Three Democratic candidates have their first face-off in the hotly contested race.

    Richard Corliss, Time magazine film critic, dies at 71

    Richard Corliss, Time magazine film critic, dies at 71

    Mr. Corliss was a wide-ranging and prolific critic during his 35 years at the weekly magazine.

    Is slab of blacktop a D.C. landmark?

    Is slab of blacktop a D.C. landmark?

    Some NW residents say a Spring Valley parking lot is crucial to a shopping center’s historic status.

    New generation of Civil Rights activist and pastors go beyond protest for social change

    New generation of Civil Rights activist and pastors go beyond protest for social change

    150 black men and youth took part in “Black Men & Boys Day on Capitol Hill“.

    In Ward 4, candidate repeats proven strategy of knocking on doors

    In Ward 4, candidate repeats proven strategy of knocking on doors

    D.C. Council hopeful Brandon Todd is making his face known — following the lead of Fenty and Bowser.

    Teacher’s aide in Montgomery County charged with sexual abuse of minor

    Teacher’s aide in Montgomery County charged with sexual abuse of minor

    Robert Otis Wilson worked as a paraeducator at Loiederman Middle School in Silver Spring.

    Baltimore police cite missteps in arrest of Freddie Gray; Hogan asks for calm

    Baltimore police cite missteps in arrest of Freddie Gray; Hogan asks for calm

    Officials said the 25-year-old was not seat-belted in the police van and was not offered medical attention.

    The e-mails fly over One Newark, the controversial N.J. city school plan

    The e-mails fly over  One Newark, the controversial N.J. city school plan

    Congressman said he’s waited a year for reply from superintendant Cami Anderson. She responds.

    Doug Boggs, son of the late Tommy Boggs, Jr., to leave namesake firm

    Departure comes less than a year after Patton Boggs and Squire Sanders merger

    Unseasonably cool evening begins a chilly, showery weekend

    Unseasonably cool evening begins a chilly, showery weekend

    Technically the temperature got into the low 60s in D.C. today, but a fierce northwest wind added a stiff chill.

    Man charged with shooting his wife, before he shot himself

    His wife is in life-threatening condition. He is expected to live, and is charged with malicious wounding.

    Attorneys ask judge to consider Petraeus in sentencing ex-CIA officer

    Attorneys ask judge to consider Petraeus in sentencing ex-CIA officer

    Defense attorneys for Sterling argued in a filing Friday that his sentence should be in line with other “leakers.”

    Montgomery clears hiring of IG staffer who falsified time cards at Commerce

    She pleaded guilty in 2013 to submitting false travel vouchers and time cards while at the agency.

    Freeze and frost likely for parts of D.C. region tonight

    Freeze and frost likely for parts of D.C. region tonight

    If you’ve recently planted any frost or freeze-sensitive vegetation, you’ll want to cover them this evening to help insulate them from the cold air.

    Taco Bell’s biscuit tacos are a borderline upgrade on the chain’s breakfast options

    Taco Bell’s biscuit tacos are a borderline upgrade on the chain’s breakfast options

    The chain continues to battle for breakfast supremacy with this crumbly fusion bite.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Readers say old cars can get you where you want to go, even if it’s only in your imagination.

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    After videos of men who died after police encounters surfaced, trust has eroded — and that hurts everyone.

    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.

    Photo Galleries

    Flower power

    Leesburg’s 25th annual Flower and Garden Festival draws 30,000.

    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.

    Our Washington

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

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