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4 officers say unarmed man had his hands up when police shot him

A group called "Justice for John Geer" pickets.

More than 11,000 Fairfax County documents were released, detailing the 2013 killing of John Geer.

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    Woman’s body found in water near National Airport

    The corpse was found near where the Four Mile Run stream meets the Potomac River, police said.

    Pr. William officials propose education center at landfill

    The facility would offer STEM learning opportunities for students and the public.

    Loudoun County community calendar, Feb. 1-Feb. 8, 2015

    Events include a documentary on the food industry, a brass concert and an open house at Morven Park.

    Loudoun touts its creative financing methods

    The decision to keep development department as a county agency has paid off, supervisors say.

    Farm-based breweries ready to be launched in Loudoun

    Farmers, officials hail the Board of Supervisors’ recent approval of an agricultural brewery ordinance.

    D.C. area forecast: Look for rain late tonight into early Monday

    D.C. area forecast: Look for rain late tonight into early Monday

    WEATHER GANG | Getting around for Super Bowl parties should be fine in most areas — with just wet roads.

    Boston Weather Service riffs hard rock in snow storm forecast

    Boston Weather Service riffs hard rock in snow storm forecast

    This isn’t the first easter egg the typically stoic National Weather Service has hidden in one of their famously all-caps missives.

    Wintry mix may slicken roads on Super Bowl Sunday; most areas change to rain Sunday night

    Wintry mix may slicken roads on Super Bowl Sunday; most areas change to rain Sunday night

    Game over for Super Bowl snowstorm? Not quite, but it would probably take a Hail Mary for snow lovers to get the win. Icy roads are still possible on Sunday, though.

    January-- traditionally coldest on the calendar but it’s gone

    January, often the month of winter at its worst is over; a cold time, but not so snowy

    FACT-CHECK: Did Hogan propose to cut school funding?

    FACT-CHECK: Did Hogan propose to cut school funding?

    The new governor says he’s increasing funding. Teachers say he’s cutting. Who is right?

    Protesters rally outside White House, demanding ‘total elimination’ of nuclear weapons

    Protesters rally outside White House, demanding ‘total elimination’ of nuclear weapons

    A four-story missile design was created for the protest.

    She fought for patients’ rights, then was hospitalized against her will

    She fought for patients’ rights, then was hospitalized against her will

    In Virginia, Alison Hymes has long been an advocate for the mentally ill. Then she was committed for months.

    O’Malley’s PAC reports just over $900,000 in the bank

    O’Malley’s PAC reports just over $900,000 in the bank

    The money can be used to maintain a political operation in coming months as he weighs a White House bid.

    T.C.’s Lyles shines in Blacksburg

    T.C.’s Lyles shines in Blacksburg

    INDOOR TRACK & FIELD | T.C. Williams junior Noah Lyles temporary holds the U.S. No. 1 in the 300-meter dash and DeMatha’s Darryl Haraway Jr. also exels at the Virginia Tech Invitational.

    Richard von Weizsaecker, former German president, dies

    Richard von Weizsaecker, former German president, dies

    As president from 1984 to 1994, Mr. von Weizsaecker, 94, took a stand against Germany’s Nazi past.

    Leggett shelves proposal for Montgomery transit authority

    Leggett shelves proposal for Montgomery transit authority

    The county executive’s move comes after a council staff report criticized the plan for a special taxing agency.

    Carl Djerassi, a chemist behind the birth control pill, dies at 91

    Carl Djerassi, a chemist behind the birth control pill, dies at 91

    Dr. Djerassi’s work revolutionized women’s health, gender equality and population control.

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    3 final insights about Washington region as columnist bids farewell to punditry

    3 final insights about Washington region as columnist bids farewell to punditry

    As Robert McCartney returns to reporting, a few final takeaways drawn from more than 500 columns.

    D.C. Funk Parade: City should support U Street celebration

    Festival organizers Justin Rood and Chris Naoum are hoping the city will give them the space they need to expand the upstart neighborhood celebration.

    Washington-area obituaries of note

    Washington-area obituaries of note

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

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    Bo Diddley a D.C. resident? Well, yes, he once was.

    Bo Diddley a D.C. resident? Well, yes, he once was.

    In the 1960s, one of the fathers of rock-and-roll lived and worked in Washington.

    Should GED lead to a high school diploma?

    Should GED lead to a high school diploma?

    Maryland and 12 other states already grant GED diplomas; the District is considering a move to help test takers.

    Going name by name, Arlington houses hundreds of the homeless

    Going name by name, Arlington houses hundreds of the homeless

    The county’s innovative approach doesn’t let officials ignore individuals who might fall outside their purview.

    Prince William school system weighs more cuts in services

    Universal full-day kindergarten has come under scrutiny as the board searches for savings.

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    I-66 will provide new test for growing HOT lanes system

    I-66 will provide new test for growing HOT lanes system

    Transportation advocates have raised concerns about plans for inside-the-Beltway lanes.

    Man charged in two sex assaults in Northeast D.C.

    Police say a 19-year-old robbed and sexually assaulted two women in November.

    Computer problem forces Va. DMV offices to shut down

    The department said some offices may reopen, but suggested customers use the agency’s Web site.

    Bernice Gordon, doyenne of the crossword, dies at 101

    Bernice Gordon, doyenne of the crossword, dies at 101

    Mrs. Gordon’s tautly constructed puzzles appeared in newspapers across and down the United States.

    Water main break closes Harvard Street NW

    The weather was blamed for a break in an 8-inch pipe that left four D.C. apartment buildings without water.

    D.C. teen severely injured by vehicle in Prince George’s

    19-year-old was struck by vehicle while walking on shoulder of Branch Avenue in Prince George’s County.

     

    Fairfax SWAT team raids high stakes Great Falls poker game, seizes cash, terrifies players

    Police continue to aggressively enforce anti-gambling laws, though charges against the players are set to be dismissed.

    It pays to be close to Mayor Bowser

    Top mayoral aides continue to pull down big salaries in D.C.

    Leggett shelves proposal for Montgomery transit authority

    The county executive’s move comes after a council staff report criticized the plan for a special taxing agency.

    Metro incident involved cables targeted for removal

    Work to install “low-smoke” lines was underway but took on new urgency after the Jan. 12 incident.

    I-66 will provide new test for growing HOT lanes system

    Transportation advocates have raised concerns about plans for inside-the-Beltway lanes.

    Family of Metro victim Carol Glover sues WMATA

    The sons of the woman who died after being trapped in a smoky Yellow Line train are seeking $50 million.

    Transit crime dropped significantly in 2014, Metro says

    The transit agency said crime is down in several areas, including robberies, electronic devices thefts and bike thefts.

    Sons of woman who died on smoke-filled subway file lawsuit

    The sons of a woman who died after smoke filled a Washington subway train are suing the Metro transit agency for $50 million.

    Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

    Sunday’s combination of Super Bowl parties and a wintry mix may provide the biggest challenge for travelers.

    Update: Delays resolved on Metro’s Blue Line

    Metro said normal service has resumed.

    Fire alarm, but no evacuation, at McPherson Square

    Metro officials looked at cameras and saw no sign of smoke.

    Inert grenade? Two loaded guns? Just another day at the TSA checkpoint

    TSA officers seize lots of interesting items at airport checkpoints. Here are a few more entries from Atlanta.

    Purple Line opponents, country club members hold Hogan fundraiser

    Opponents raised money for the then governor-elect as he considered whether to continue light-rail project.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    In the 1960s, one of the fathers of rock-and-roll lived and worked in Washington.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    As Robert McCartney returns to reporting, a few final takeaways drawn from more than 500 columns.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    Brace yourself: Despite convictions for corruption, the ex-governor and his wife could get off.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Making women stay in on fraternities’ bid night is not the answer to the school’s rape problem.

    Photo Galleries

    For advocate of mentally ill, a time to heal

    Alison Hymes once fought for patients’ rights. Then she was committed against her will.

    Counting the District’s homeless population

    Volunteers and public employees combed streets, alleys and parks to tally those living rough in Washington this winter.

    Homegrown tastes available year-round

    Paella, crepes, fruits and vegetables, popcorn and cheeses beckon at the Palisades Farmers Market in Northwest Washington.

    Learning the fine art of bottling whiskey

    At Purcellville distillery, spirit lovers process Roundstone Rye from cask to bottle.

    Sinkhole swallows car in Bladensburg area

    A 12-inch water-main break caused a residential street to give way and swallow a car in the Bladensburg area.

    A prize patrol’s delivery: College acceptance

    Forget fat envelopes in the mail. For some University of Maryland applicants, getting in meant getting a knock on the front door.

    Annapolis mansion destroyed by fire

    Owners Don and Sandra Pyle and four of their grandchildren died in the blaze.

    Leesburg celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

    Nearly 1,000 people parade through the town’s historic streets to honor the slain civil rights leader.

    Our Washington

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

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