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A fatal wrong turn suspected at NSA

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

What first looked like an attempt to breach security now appears to have been a wrong turn by two men who police believe stole a vehicle and perhaps didn’t stop because they had drugs inside.

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    Here are your 2015 RAMMY nominees

    Here are your 2015 RAMMY nominees

    The nominations for the 2015 Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington awards were announced Monday night.

    Police lock down Inova Fairfax Hospital

    Police lock down Inova Fairfax Hospital

    Fairfax County police said they put Inova Fairfax Hospital on a lockdown after a prisoner escaped.

    Slender Seven’s chickpea-based dough makes unsinful cookies

    Slender Seven’s chickpea-based dough makes unsinful cookies

    Founder Nikki Azzara is working out of D.C.’s Union Kitchen to try to make dough off of dough: the chickpea version and a black bean brownie flavor.

    At the new Flywheel studio, cyclists compete against each other

    At the new Flywheel studio, cyclists compete against each other

    Riders on the 63 stationary bikes in a Flywheel class aren’t just trying to break a sweat. They’re trying to best themselves and their classmates.

    Roads around Inova Fairfax Hospital closed after prisoner escapes

    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.

    D.C.’s volunteer-led Know Your Fitness builds neighborhood bonds along with bodies

    D.C.’s volunteer-led Know Your Fitness builds neighborhood bonds along with bodies

    The startup provides free workouts in a grassroots effort to build healthy communities.

    Uber of food? App’s ‘dashers’ deliver for a $7 fee

    The app, DoorDash, has its own fleet of delivery drivers and just launched in D.C.

    Mostly sunny and warm today, but cooler tonight with rain likely

    Mostly sunny and warm today, but cooler tonight with rain likely

    WEATHER GANG | Today we manage seasonally warm conditions with highs in the 60s.

    D.C. Zoning Commission votes to reduce maximum height of pop-ups

    The action gives residents a look at rules that could govern one of DC’s most controversial building practices.

    Callahan, defense save Stone Bridge

    Callahan, defense save Stone Bridge

    Junior John Callahan induces a groundout to help the Bulldogs defeat Chantilly, 5-3, at the Bulldog Titan Classic.

    Power out for six Bethesda apartment buildings after tree topples on wires

    The downed wires also caused a brush fire, which has been extinguished.

    Maryland Senate panel blocks Hogan’s nominee

    Chairman Raskin decides not to bring Hogan’s nominee for secretary of Higher Education Committee to vote

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    Proof that working mothers need to stop beating themselves up

    Proof that working mothers need to stop beating themselves up

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

    Plan advances for Metro station at Potomac Yard

    New station would spur economic development and draw 5,000 new Metro riders, federal study says.

    Montgomery to end school year one day late, after state waives lost time

    Montgomery’s school year will end Monday, June 15, and will be an early-release day.

    Students continue to fail math final exams in Montgomery high schools

    The Board of Education president says efforts to stem failure have been made but haven’t worked.

    D.C. police say man shot, wounded by officer on Friday had a gun

    Police identified the wounded man as Troye Roberson, 23.

    Md. Gov. Larry Hogan signs his first law, honoring Vietnam War veterans

    Md. Gov. Larry Hogan signs his first law, honoring Vietnam War veterans

    The ceremony was a chance for Hogan to schmooze with Democrats who wield power over his agenda.

    A fatal wrong turn suspected at NSA

    A fatal wrong turn suspected at NSA

    What first looked like an attempt to breach security now appears to have been a wrong turn by two men who police believe stole a vehicle and perhaps didn’t stop because they had drugs inside.

    Md. and Va. students place 1st and 3rd in AP scores

    At least 30 percent of students in both states earn college credit on the Advanced Placement tests.

    D.C. Council member calls for ban on city-funded trips to Indiana

    D.C. Council member calls for ban on city-funded trips to Indiana

    The move comes in response to Indiana’s recently signed Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

    Jewish group presses Virginia bar to reverse decision to drop Israel trip

    Jewish legislators blast Virginia State Bar for “disparaging” language toward Israel.

    Two men arrested shortly after Langley Park slaying

    Police said they were involved in a robbery.

    McAuliffe invites Indiana firms to ‘open and welcoming’ Virginia

    McAuliffe invites Indiana firms to ‘open and welcoming’ Virginia

    The Virginia governor wants to lure Indiana companies that see ‘religious freedom’ law as anti-gay to relocate.

    Montgomery official apologizes for $58,000 records fee

    Montgomery official apologizes for $58,000 records fee

    Dise offers to meet with Wheaton community leader to discuss the request.

    Seasonably cool tonight, mild with showers possible on Tuesday

    Seasonably cool tonight, mild with showers possible on Tuesday

    One day in the 60s or higher in the bag, and several more to come this week. Tomorrow may be another if we hold showers off long enough.

    Large brush fire extinguished in Gaithersburg area

    Large brush fire extinguished in Gaithersburg area

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

    D.C.’s attorney general seeks bigger budget

    D.C.’s attorney general seeks bigger budget

    Karl A. Racine wants his office to retain part of what it collects through legal settlements and awards.

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    Songs in the key of free: More tips on what to do with an unwanted piano

    Songs in the key of free: More tips on what to do with an unwanted piano

    How to get rid of an unwanted piano: a coda.

     

    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.

    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.

    Plan advances for Metro station at Potomac Yard

    New station would spur economic development and draw 5,000 new Metro riders, federal study says.

    White House sends Congress $478 billion, 6-year transportation bill

    The Obama administration wants big increases for highways, safety and transit systems.

    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.

    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.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    How to get rid of an unwanted piano: a coda.

    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.

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    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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