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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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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 seeking families of victims of death-row inmates

O’Malley seeking 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.

Column

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.

Washington-area obituaries of note

Washington-area obituaries of note

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

Meth lab discovered at Prince William County motel

Meth lab discovered at Prince William County motel

Four people were arrested after police found that methamphetamines were being made at Red Roof Inn.

McAuliffe urges investigation after sexual assault allegations at U-Va.

McAuliffe urges investigation after sexual assault allegations at U-Va.

Va.’s governor said that he was “deeply disturbed” by the account detailed in a Rolling Stone article.

Sketch of Metro abduction, robbery suspect released

Sketch of Metro abduction, robbery suspect released

Police say the incident is the second of its kind to occur in Fairfax County within days.

Virginia death row inmates challenge solitary confinement

Five ask to be treated like another condemned prisoner who successfully sued state.

Following today’s surprise “warmth“, it’s revenge of the cold Friday

Following today’s surprise “warmth“, it’s revenge of the cold Friday

Much colder air is poised to invade the region from the northwest tonight and temperatures Friday afternoon are likely to be 20 degrees colder than today.

Historic lake effect snow won’t stop in New York

Historic lake effect snow won’t stop in New York

Another two to three feet of snow is expected south of Buffalo on Thursday, which could bring their four-day total to eight feet by the time it’s over.

Spartans seek revenge against Briar Woods

Spartans seek revenge against Briar Woods

FOOTBALL | One year after their Ashburn rivals bounced them from the playoffs, the Broad Run Spartans are motivated for Friday’s Virginia 5A North region quarterfinal matchup.

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Surveillance video shows armed robbery in fast food restaurant

Surveillance video shows armed robbery in fast food restaurant

Surveillance footage released by authorities shows a man they say climbed into a fast-food restaurant’s drive-through window before robbing employees at gunpoint on Martin Luther King Junior Drive in Landover on Monday at 10 a.m.

Colleges face questions about undocumented students

Colleges face questions about undocumented students

President Obama’s actions underscore issues about applications for admissions and financial aid.

Centreville’s Boose shoulders the load

Centreville’s Boose shoulders the load

FOOTBALL | When his father left, Taylor Boose had to become the man of the house. Amid injuries across Centreville’s roster this fall, Boose has stepped up on the field, too.

Taqueria Habanero: From Puebla, with fresh tortillas

Taqueria Habanero: From Puebla, with fresh tortillas

The $20 Diner falls for the exquisite rounds of corn masa at this no-nonsense Columbia Heights taqueria.

Officials try to calm residents over Potomac High TB case

One person at the Pr. George’s school has the disease; no new cases have been identified since then.

Roller coaster temperatures precede a cold Thanksgiving, then uncertainty

Roller coaster temperatures precede a cold Thanksgiving, then uncertainty

Temperatures spike into the 60s Monday but, approaching Thanksgiving, we have another step down with temperatures falling back below normal.

Police: Man slipped in fast-food window for robbery

The video shows a man sliding into a drive-through Popeyes window before robbing the restaurant.

New police and fire chiefs picked for Anne Arundel County

New police and fire chiefs picked for Anne Arundel County

The newly elected county executive decided to replace the heads of the police and fire departments.

 

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.“

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.

Study looks at best, worst Thanksgiving getaway times

The Wednesday escape looks bad, but Tuesday can be even worse.

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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