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Immigration plan’s winners and losers

(Sarah L. Voisin / The Washington Post)

Hours before the speech, millions waited to see how the president’s plan would affect their personal lives.

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Four arrested in D.C. robbery after police pursuit

Police chased Jeep from near Union Station to College Park; four suspects arrested.

Stolen: Bright orange popcorn truck

Stolen: Bright orange popcorn truck

The owner said his popcorn business, which he started two years ago, is growing but the theft of the truck will set him back.

For Wayne Madigo, comedy is a way of life, but it’s not always funny

For Wayne Madigo, comedy is a way of life, but it’s not always funny

Not every comic has plans to become the next Eddie Murphy or Chris Rock. Some just want to get in where they fit and make an impact on their community. Wayne Manigo is that guy.

Virginia open houses Nov. 22-23

Virginia open houses Nov. 22-23

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

D.C. open houses Nov. 22-23

D.C. open houses Nov. 22-23

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

Maryland open houses Nov. 22-23

Maryland open houses Nov. 22-23

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

Frederick, Md., townhomes offer charm, modern luxuries

Frederick, Md., townhomes offer charm, modern luxuries

The Townes at Maxwell Square are designed to blend in with the historic row houses around them.

Where We Live | The Plains, Va.

Where We Live | The Plains, Va.

Surrounded by open country, low-key community brims with charm and Civil War character, but not development.

Director Bennett Miller’s ‘Foxcatcher’ studies the deadly hold of John du Pont

Director Bennett Miller’s ‘Foxcatcher’ studies the deadly hold of John du Pont

“No matter what he did, there was still the belief that ‘oh, that’s just John. He’s eccentric, but he’s benign,’ ” Miller says.

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1′ allows for gray area between good and evil

‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1′ allows for gray area between good and evil

The world of the first two films was a terrible world, but at least things were clear.

Part of Silver Hill Road in Suitland still closed

Part of Silver Hill Road in Suitland still closed

Water main break repaired but work continues in Suitland

Street Smart: in Hill East, Mangialardo and Sons Inc.

Street Smart: in Hill East, Mangialardo and Sons Inc.

While Hill East is undergoing transformation, with renovated homes, modern condo and apartment buildings, and trendy businesses, Mangialardo’s is committed to maintaining the way things were.

Can a dog be a cyclist’s best friend?

Can a dog be a cyclist’s best friend?

Lots of people in D.C. ride bikes. Now, dogs are getting in on the action, too. Here’s how some folks are pedaling their pets.

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Just Asking: Marjorie Meek-Bradley’s adventurous menu

Just Asking: Marjorie Meek-Bradley’s adventurous menu

The rising culinary star on what she would have for her last meal and the person she wishes she could cook for

House of the Week | Falls Church mid-century modern for $799,000

House of the Week | Falls Church mid-century modern for $799,000

The 1952 home gets an update that preserves its period details.

Today’s highs will be in the 30s, but
it might feel like it’s in the teens

Today’s highs will be in the 30s, but <br>it might feel like it’s in the teens

Relief will come Saturday with some sun and highs in the 40s or maybe 50s.

Police arrest 25-year-old man on murder charge

Authorities arrested suspect without incident in Manassas

Faith groups divided over God’s role in climate change, natural disasters

Faith groups divided over God’s role in climate change, natural disasters

A new poll released Friday shows major differences between faith groups on topics including concern over climate change, whether natural disasters are a sign of biblical end times and how deeply connected they feel to nature.

Former mayor Marion Barry is hospitalized in D.C.

His spokeswoman says the city council member, 78, “was feeling under the weather.”

O’Malley seeks families of victims of death-row inmates

O’Malley seeks families of victims of death-row inmates

The move by the Maryland governor prompts speculation that he might commute four sentences.

Jim Webb starts raising funds for possible presidential run

Jim Webb starts raising funds for possible presidential run

Ex-senator from Va. becomes the first prominent Democrat to try to topple Hillary Rodham Clinton’s supremacy.

Mike Nichols, director of ‘The Graduate,’ dies

Mike Nichols, director of ‘The Graduate,’ dies

He won a Grammy and an Oscar, plus Tonys and Emmys in a career that spanned 60 years.

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In the Capitol’s Statuary Hall, a moment of moral clarity

In the Capitol’s Statuary Hall, a moment of moral clarity

Leaders from both parties paused to honor Czech leader Vaclav Havel, then returned to their bickering.

Man facing gun charge: Obama asked me to White House

R.J. “Renae” Kapheim of Iowa is accused of having a rifle, knife and ammunition in his car.

After almost 30 years, D.C. judge announces retirement

D.C. Superior Court Judge Herbert B. Dixon Jr. was appointed to the bench in 1985 by President Reagan.

Spain’s Duchess of Alba, noblewoman with flair, dies at 88

Spain’s Duchess of Alba, noblewoman with flair, dies at 88

The duchess fascinated Spaniards with her profusion of noble titles, wealth and eccentricity.

Prince William board approves enrollment boundaries

Vote was delayed after the U.S. Department of Justice ordered changes to school map.

Paul Public Charter under investigation for testing issues

The “tier 1” D.C. middle school was not classified this year as investigation is pending.

Vigil planned for Md. mailman who was slain last year

Vigil planned for Md. mailman who was slain last year

In Landover, postal carriers and relatives will honor Tyson Jerome Barnette. His case is still unsolved.

Almost 6 years later, man is charged in slaying of teenager

Police believe that the suspect was connected to a triple shooting.

 

Manassas City detective in teen ‘sexting’ case sues teen’s lawyer for defamation

Detective who led case against 17-year-old says attorney’s comments in The Post harmed him, forced him into counseling.

Gray vetoes two bills amid final weeks as mayor

One bill, which would allow animal control officers to use sirens, is dismissed as “far too broad.“

Part of Silver Hill Road in Suitland still closed

Water main break repaired but work continues in Suitland

Safety concerns could delay debut of Metro’s new rail cars

An oversight group says the transit agency hasn’t been careful enough in evaluating the first 7000-series batch.

Senate panel grills manufacturer of defective air bags

Air bags that kill or maim may lead to a recall of 20 million vehicles. Senate wants a complete investigation.

WSSC: 60% of large water valves were found ‘unusable’

The large valves let the water utility prevent widespread outages and limit flood damage from broken pipes.

Fairfax County bond sale to pay for Silver Line parking garages

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has cleared the way for the sale of bonds that will help pay for construction of parking garages at two new Silver Line stations.

Maryland woman arrested at BWI for carrying a loaded gun

TSA officers detected a .38 pistol and 16 loose bullets in the woman’s carry-on bag.

More than 1 million from D.C. area plan Thanksgiving trip

Gas is cheaper and there’s a turkey dinner down the road, so travel will be heavier this year than last.

Water main break in Suitland, part of road closed

Crews are working to fix a water main break that involves a 71 year old pipe

WSSC maps show buildings vulnerable to pipe flooding

Utility says maps will guide new development while monitoring will protect existing buildings.

Many drivers unprepared for opening of 95 Express Lanes

Survey finds only a third of carpoolers have the necessary E-ZPass Flex transponder.

FAA rolls out taste of NextGen in Dallas

A day after Congress questioned progress on the $40 billion project, FAA unveils cost saving system.

Safety message: It won’t hurt to break your momentum

Getting around by walking, biking and driving, one traveler sees a lot of ugly behavior on D.C. streets.

Delays foul Wednesday’s Metro commute in N. Virginia

A cracked rail on the Orange Line, near a Silver Line juncture, disrupted mid-morning service.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Dog pounds, opium dens and hospitals — just a few of the subjects at a D.C. history conference.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Leaders from both parties paused to honor Czech leader Vaclav Havel, then returned to their bickering.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

COLUMN | Defeat of streetcars sends a message to poorer Arlington residents: Just ride the bus.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

A trip to Poland, where she traced her cousin’s escape from Nazis, offered new perspective on her patients.

Photo Galleries

Streetcars in Washington

Historical images from The Washington Post’s archive.

Va. home day cares anxious about laws

Compliance at the local level can be a confusing and frustrating experience.

In sickness and in health

For D.C. couple, a genetic disorder is rewriting the final chapters of a journey more than three and a half decades in the making.

Illegal immigrants rally outside the White House

They demanded executive action to extend “deferred deportations” to adults.

Election night 2014: Local races

Candidates and constituents wait for election results to come in across Washington, D.C.; Maryland and Virginia.

Mayoral hopefuls make a push on eve of election

Muriel Bowser, David Catania and Carol Schwartz worked D.C.’s city blocks on Nov. 3.

Return to those thrilling days of yesteryear

The Metropolitan Washington Old Time Radio Club celebrates the 50th anniversary of ‘The Big Broadcast.’

Frederick, Md., is part of a small-city boom

Walkable, urban mini-D.C.s are popping up nationwide, with Frederick, Md., a notable example.

Our Washington

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

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