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Shooting at NSA headquarters leaves one dead

Authorities investigate the scene of an accident near a gate to Fort Meade, Md. (AP Photo/WJLA-TV)

NSA police opened fire on a vehicle after the driver refused commands to stop at a security gate, according to the agency. Preliminary reports say the men were dressed as women.

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    Victim of Capitol Heights car crash identified as Suitland man

    Andre Lamont White, 57, died in the Saturday night crash. A child passenger is expected to survive.

    Charters boost learning for poor and minority students

    Charters are closing the achievement gap.

    Police: Couple left 4-month-old baby at home to commit armed robbery

    The pair has been charged with robbery and child neglect.

    Large brush fire burning in Gaithersburg area

    Large brush fire burning in Gaithersburg area

    Twelve to fifteen acres were on fire. No one was injured.

    Every Maketto opening-date prediction since 2012

    Every Maketto opening-date prediction since 2012

    The clothing store/restaurant/market will finally open its doors on April 10. Probably. Right?

    Police: Manassas girl abused by three men who rented room in her home

    The abuse started when the girl was 5 years old, police said.

    La. court tosses out Jindal-backed lawsuit to kill Common Core

    La. court tosses out Jindal-backed lawsuit to kill Common Core

    Judge says Common Core is legal; Gov. Bobby Jindal, eyeing 2016, vows to keep fighting.

    Shooting at NSA headquarters leaves one dead

    Shooting at NSA headquarters leaves one dead

    NSA police opened fire on a vehicle after the driver refused commands to stop at a security gate, according to the agency. Preliminary reports say the men were dressed as women.

    D.C. teens heading to Croatia for youth exchange program

    D.C. teens heading to Croatia for youth exchange program

    Students will learn step dancing with European students in effort to expand international travel opportunities

    Roger Mayer, movie executive and noted film preservationist, dies at 88

    Roger Mayer, movie executive and noted film preservationist, dies at 88

    Mr. Mayer was credited with helping save hundreds of “orphan” films that otherwise might have been lost.

    Weather Channel launches ad campaign mocking AccuWeather

    Weather Channel launches ad campaign mocking AccuWeather

    The Weather Channel’s aggressive ad campaign attempts to cast a spotlight on its live, real-time coverage compared to its competition.

    About those orange barrels near NIH and Walter Reed in Bethesda

    As the temperature warms, Maryland commuters are encountering traffic shifts for a project that should ease congestion -- in 2016.

    Man fatally shot in Brightwood neighborhood of Northwest D.C.

    Antonio Ayala was killed about 2:45 a.m. on Van Buren Street NW.

    New principal to take the helm at Woodson High

    Scott F. Poole will take over as principal in April, filling a months-long vacancy.

    One man dead, woman critically injured after ATV crash in Bowie

    Police said an initial investigation shows that the driver lost control on a trail, throwing the pair from the vehicle.

    Dog alerted family to house fire in South Riding

    Fire officials say dog alerted family to fire in South Riding home.

    Gene Saks, actor-director who worked with Neil Simon, dies at 93

    Gene Saks, actor-director who worked with Neil Simon, dies at 93

    Mr. Saks won three Tony Awards for his direction and worked with Simon on “The Odd Couple” and more.

    We pronounce winter over, effective today — March 30, in Washington, D.C. area

    We pronounce winter over, effective today — March 30, in Washington, D.C. area

    Moving forward, we no longer see the potential for sustained cold and/or accumulating snow.

    Teenage driver identified after fatal crash over the weekend in Burke area

    Police said Dilbar Noory appears to have lost control of her car, swerving into oncoming lanes of traffic.

    Loudoun County community calendar, March 29-April 5, 2015

    Events include Easter egg hunts, gardening programs, horse trials and bluegrass music.

    A wave of good feelings from priest who greets drivers outside church

    A wave of good feelings from priest who greets drivers outside church

    The Rev. John Sheehan waves to passersby on Route 50 in Aldie before services four times a week.

    Streets near U.S. Capitol now open after suspicious package investigation

    Police said unattended bicycle, stroller had prompted closures.

    Brick thrown through windshield of X2 bus, two treated for injuries

    Transit officials say it appears to be a random incident.

    Five things to do for $5 or less during the week of March 30-April 3

    Five things to do for $5 or less during the week of March 30-April 3

    The Going Out Guide lists five things to do for $5 or less this week.

    Tracking the cherry blossoms to full bloom — swelling buds, but nowhere near peak (Week Five)

    Tracking the cherry blossoms to full bloom — swelling buds, but nowhere near peak (Week Five)

    Last week’s brief 70+ degree weather helped the trees to produce florets, or swollen buds. However, peak bloom - slowed by the weekend chill - still seems many days away.

    Man dies in fire in Northeast Washington

    Firefighters encountered hoarding conditions in a duplex on Eastern Avenue.

    $1 million condos proposed for D.C.’s Truxton Circle

    $1 million condos proposed for D.C.’s Truxton Circle

    The pricey development is unusual for the neighborhood, which has a median sales price of $645,000.

    D.C.’s first elected attorney general says he needs more money, staff

    D.C.’s first elected attorney general says he needs more money, staff

    Karl A. Racine’s request sets up a possible budget battle with Mayor Muriel E. Bowser.

    Crash closes part of George Washington Parkway in McLean

    A crash has closed part of the GW Parkway’s southbound lanes.

    Police: Woman arrested after walking onto airport runway in Frederick

    Police: Woman arrested after walking onto airport runway in Frederick

    Laurie Katz, 37, of Jefferson, Md. was charged with trespassing.

     

    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

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

    About those orange barrels near NIH and Walter Reed in Bethesda

    As the temperature warms, Maryland commuters are encountering traffic shifts for a project that should ease congestion -- in 2016.

    As the U.S. population grew, gas consumption dropped 11 percent

    More fuel-efficient vehicles and less driving don’t bode well for funding transportation needs with the gas tax.

    Romantic encounters behind the wheel are a driving distraction

    People admit to loving moments, changing clothes, flossing, taking selfies and more as they drive.

    Crash closes part of George Washington Parkway in McLean

    A crash has closed part of the GW Parkway’s southbound lanes.

    Crash causes delays on I-66 in Arlington

    Crash causes backups on Interstate 66 in Arlington

    Metro delays on Monday morning

    Delays on Metro’s Orange and Silver lines.

    Suburbs such as Montgomery County rethink transit to court millennials

    Concerns about the area’s appeal to millennials gained new urgency after Marriott International said it plans to leave its Bethesda office park, partly to accommodate younger workers who want to be closer to Metro.

    Spotsylvania teen killed in plane crash in Orange County, Va.

    Virginia State Police said a plane flown by 16-year-old Ryan Lee McCall crashed in a field.

    Addition to Metro safety manual suggests problems at control center

    The operations hub would have been vital to proper handling of the fatal Yellow Line smoke event on Jan. 12.

    A veteran commuter puzzles over Virginia’s I-66 plan

    A traveler as comfortable with transit as driving wonders why there’s no widening plan for inside the Beltway.

    Moody’s downgrades Metro’s bond rating

    Moody’s Investors Service noted that a series of short-term loans taken out by Metro affected the rating on its transit bonds.

    Roads closed in NE Washington because of person barricaded in attic

    Roads around 4900 block of Meade Street NE closed because of a barricade situation in DC

    Traffic, transit tips for second weekend of blossom festival

    The kite competition is a weekend highlight. See tips for getting around throughout the festival, including the Metrorail schedule.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Through no fault of his own, Teddy Boumboulis’s college dream was cut short.

    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.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    No university is generating more sensation and scandal than Thomas Jefferson’s “academical village.”

    Photo Galleries

    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.

    Changing perceptions, one bullet at a time

    The firearms industry has poured millions of dollars into college shooting clubs, and many students’ views about guns have evolved.

    Our Washington

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

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