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D.C. Council gives final approval to soccer stadium deal

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP)

The 20,000-seat Major League Soccer deal will cost the city $150 million plus $43 million in lost taxes.

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    Should Christopher Barry follow in his father’s footsteps? Not yet.

    Should Christopher Barry follow in his father’s footsteps? Not yet.

    Christopher Barry could be unfairly burdened with the task of continuing his father’s legacy and would be judged in comparison to Marion, whose shoes are impossible to fill.

    Possibility looms for Christmas winter storm over Great Lakes, eastern U.S.

    Possibility looms for Christmas winter storm over Great Lakes, eastern U.S.

    While forecast confidence is still low seven days out, the models have been suggesting that a winter storm could be brewing for parts of the Great Lakes around Christmas.

    Student says of Hopkins mistake: 2nd rejection was worse

    Student says of Hopkins mistake: 2nd rejection was worse

    Culpeper County student was one of 294 rejected or deferred applicants who got a mistaken welcome e-mail.

    Texas television meteorologist shot in station parking lot, recovering

    Texas television meteorologist shot in station parking lot, recovering

    Morning meteorologist Patrick Crawford was shot several times by an unidentified man but survived according to reports.

    Montgomery County to probe handling of abuse allegations

    Montgomery committee to examine school incidents in Germantown and Damascus among broader issues.

    Larry Hogan names four members of his Cabinet

    Larry Hogan names four members of his Cabinet

    Hogan picked James D. Fielder as his secretary of appointments and kept around an O’Malley Cabinet member.

    Review

    On U Street, two Italian menus under one roof

    On U Street, two Italian menus under one roof

    At Alphonse market and Nonna’s Kitchen, deft cooks show off the rustic and elegant sides of Italian cuisine.

    D.C. adopt a pet

    D.C. adopt a pet

    River, 1-year-old American Staffordshire terrier mix, is available for adoption.

    D.C. Animal Watch

    Among cases handled by the Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League.

    Prince George’s County Animal Watch

    Cases received by the Department of Environmental Resources’ Animal Management Group.

    Weekend “storm” very likely weak, and could still miss

    Weekend “storm” very likely weak, and could still miss

    Snow hopes for the weekend have slowly faded.  They haven’t completely evaporated, but they’re pretty close.

    Fairfax County Animal Watch

    Incidents reported by the animal control divisions of police in Fairfax County, Fairfax City and Vienna.

    Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

    Incidents involving pets and wildlife reported by Alexandria and Arlington animal welfare leagues.

    Chamber group lets loose with the classics in Alexandria

    Chamber group lets loose with the classics in Alexandria

    National Chambers Players offer traditional, unconventional concerts at Episcopal High School.

    School turnaround fairy tales

    Federal efforts to spend billions of dollars on changing existing schools won’t work. Try a fresh start.

    Amid jubilation, Alan Gross is released from Cuba

    Amid jubilation, Alan Gross is released from Cuba

    Maryland man has been in increasingly poor health since his arrest on espionage charges in 2009.

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    It didn’t take politicians to kill idea of closing I-395

    It didn’t take politicians to kill idea of closing I-395

    The amount of study needed to shut the commuter artery rendered the proposal impractical.

    Animal Doctor: A change in diet might prevent infections

    Fighting urinary tract infections; the possible causes of renal failure; cat is drawn to the color yellow.

    Loudoun County and Fauquier County home sales

    Listings of homes sold recently in Loudoun and Fauquier counties.

    Loudoun County crime report

    Reports from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville police.

    Loudoun County community calendar, Dec. 18-Jan. 1

    Events include tours at Morven Park, holiday concerts, and art show and New Year’s Eve celebrations.

    Loudoun County Animal Watch

    Recent reports received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services.

    Leesburg churches to offer ‘Blue Christmas’ service

    Leesburg churches to offer ‘Blue Christmas’ service

    Methodist and Presbyterian churches will minister to people who are experiencing depression or loss.

    Southern Maryland deaths

    Obituaries reported by funeral homes in St. Mary’s County.

    Southern Maryland crime report

    Reports from the Maryland State Police and the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties sheriff’s offices.

    Southern Maryland home sales

    Listings of homes sold recently in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

    Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

    Nonprofit groups and county agencies seek help in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

    Southern Maryland community calendar, Dec. 18-Jan. 1

    Events include a holiday concert singalong, a “Wacky Winter Art” class and a New Year’s Eve dance.

    D.C. plans experiment for downtown parking

    D.C. plans experiment for downtown parking

    The pilot program, set for 2015, targets the busy Gallery Place, Chinatown, Penn Quarter area.

    Anne Arundel County and Howard County crime report

    Listings of incidents reported recently by police in Anne Arundel and Howard counties and Annapolis.

     

    Grassley now seeks answers from Fairfax prosecutor on John Geer police slaying

    After getting little new information from Fairfax police or the Justice Department, Grassley asks why the case moved to the feds.

    #BlackLivesMatter at the John A. Wilson Building

    City hall staffers walk out to protest grand jury decisions, congressional intervention in marijuana law.

    It didn’t take politicians to kill idea of closing I-395

    The amount of study needed to shut the commuter artery rendered the proposal impractical.

    D.C. plans experiment for downtown parking

    The pilot program, set for 2015, targets the busy Gallery Place, Chinatown, Penn Quarter area.

    AAA: 98.6 million plan holiday travel

    With the economy looking up and gas prices down, more people plan December travel.

    Water main break closes part of 15th Street NW in DC

    Water main break has part of 15th Street NW near R Street closed. Drivers should avoid the area.

    Traffic backups at 3rd Street tunnel in D.C. because of overturned vehicle

    Three to four mile backups because of overturned vehicle at 3rd Street tunnel

    Crews fixed broken water pipe, 12th Street NW reopens

    A water main break caused havoc in Tuesday morning’s commute and forced Metro to cut some of its service on three lines

    61-year-old pipe blamed for snarled commute

    Flooding from the underground water main, young by D.C. standards, caused havoc for thousands on Metro.

    From the war on terrorism to a tranquil college campus

    TSA chief John S. Pistole leaves a job he loves for a setting he adores.

    Officials check possible conflict on Hogan transition team

    Gov.-elect Larry Hogan chose a member who heads a firm that is seeking a lucrative light-rail project.

    Arts group signs lease for Dupont Circle trolley station

    Abandoned trolley station will be revamped to host cultural events, nonprofit group says.

    So that’s what a Metro station looks like when it floods

    A water main break near Metro Center caused floods in stations.

    Metro service restored on Orange, Blue and Silver lines

    A water-main break forced the closure of parts of all three lines in downtown D.C. during rush hour.

    Bad morning commute on Metro? Tell us about it.

    A water main break in downtown D.C. caused flooding at Metro Center and service was suspended on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Wall Street’s loss was Washington’s gain. Meet Kelly McShane, the dynamo behind Community of Hope.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Del. Joseph D. Morrissey needs to take pity on Virginia voters and resign.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    The governor-elect sticks to a hard line on the need for lower taxes and less government.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    At a girls-only coding hour, middle schoolers discover “geeky” is cool.

    Photo Galleries

    Candles for justice

    Friday’s candlelight vigil on 16th Street NW protested grand juries not indicting white police officers who killed unarmed black men.

    Rejoicing in their roles, if only for the holidays

    Holiday shows give talented locals their chance to shine.

    Succeeding despite setbacks

    Even as her home life imploded, Sareana Kimia continued her work, going to meetings, testifying, working and networking.

    D.C. mourns its ‘mayor for life’

    A public farewell for Marion Barry was held Saturday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

    Washington takes to the streets to mourn Barry

    The community residents who knew the former mayor pay their respects during a funeral procession.

    Marion Barry lies in repose

    The four-term D.C. mayor died Nov. 23 at 78. The public can pay their respects all day Thursday and Friday morning.

    Local Ferguson protests

    People formed a chain across I-395 on Sunday, and a die-in was staged in front of the Justice Dept. on Monday.

    Marion Barry’s legacy

    Washington reflects the late mayor’s flourishes and failures.

    Our Washington

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

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