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Free-range parents found responsible for ‘unsubstantiated’ child neglect

The Meitiv children outside the National Gallery in January. (family photo)

The Md. family is not sure what would happen if the children are seen out walking unsupervised.

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    Two men seek access to White House area

    A roundup of news from across the Washington region.

    Yasar Kemal, Turkish novelist and voice against political injustice, dies

    Yasar Kemal, Turkish novelist and voice against political injustice, dies

    Mr. Kemal, 91, wrote books that uncovered universal traits, what he called the “mystery of the human.”

    Prince William Co. police officer’s gun stolen from locked department vehicle

    Authorities are investigating how the officer’s department-issued firearm, a Glock pistol, went missing.

    Virginia cabbie on FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list detained in Somalia

    Virginia cabbie on FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list detained in Somalia

    Liban Mohamed was taken into custody shortly after the FBI announced a reward for information.

    Minnie Minoso, ‘Cuban Comet’ of Chicago White Sox, dies

    Minnie Minoso, ‘Cuban Comet’ of Chicago White Sox, dies

    Mr. Minoso, a former member of the Negro Leagues, was regarded as a trailblazer for Latino ballplayers.

    The Hotlist: 10 things to see, eat, drink and do in March

    The Hotlist: 10 things to see, eat, drink and do in March

    The Hotlist | Drink beer outside, celebrate the cherry blossoms and visit the Iberian peninsula.

    Refreeze tonight after some daytime melting; Wintry mix arrives midday Tuesday

    Refreeze tonight after some daytime melting; Wintry mix arrives midday Tuesday

    We’re headed back into the teens and 20s again tonight, which helps set the stage for a cold one tomorrow. Add in some precipitation and iciness is a concern.

    Too many African Americans plan too little for death, experts say

    Too many African Americans plan too little for death, experts say

    At a forum entitled “The Journey Home: An African American Conversation,” senior citizen advocates, morticians, pastors, financial planners and even an emergency room physician came together to talk about death, dying and end-of life choices.

    Washington-area obituaries of note

    Washington-area obituaries of note

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

    Washingtonians lose it upon hearing March snow forecast

    Washingtonians lose it upon hearing March snow forecast

    Many of you are sick and tired of winter. We hear you -- we just can’t do anything about it.

    Brief, light wintry mix likely Tuesday afternoon and evening

    Brief, light wintry mix likely Tuesday afternoon and evening

    Slick sidewalks, driveways, and side roads are possible for Tuesday’s afternoon rush hour, especially in our colder suburbs.

    Thomas Stone boys primed for postseason performance

    Thomas Stone boys primed for postseason performance

    BOYS’ BASKETBALL | With a 60-58 win over Lackey on Friday, Cougars Coach Dale Lamberth has his team in playoff mode.

    Wise is not ready to cede the throne

    Wise is not ready to cede the throne

    BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Wise is a much different, younger team than the squad that won the Maryland 4A state title last year, but these Pumas are just as hungry.

    Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s most colorful moments

    Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s most colorful moments

    Sen. Mikulski is known for her sharp tongue. Here’s a round up of some of her best lines over the past few decades.

    Accumulating snow possible Wednesday night into Thursday

    Accumulating snow possible Wednesday night into Thursday

    How much snow we get will depend on how fast the cold air arrives Wednesday night relative to how quickly the moisture exits the area Thursday.

    Parent group urges tax hike in Fairfax to pay for schools

    The parents are asking for the county to raise the average property tax bill by $100.

    Jason Jolly’s 50 points power Stone Bridge to region semifinals

    Jason Jolly’s 50 points power Stone Bridge to region semifinals

    BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Jason Jolly’s school-record 50 points propel the Bulldogs into a 5A North region semifinal matchup with Potomac; Tuscarora girls advance.

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    Advice on how to avoid being taken in by online romance scammers

    When a scammer contacted her, one Missouri woman created an online resource to help victims.

    U.S. runs hot and cold in record-shattering February

    U.S. runs hot and cold in record-shattering February

    The crazy, bisected weather pattern continued in February, when dozens of monthly cold -- and warm -- records were broken across the Lower 48.

    Think school is tough now? Here’s what it was like at the turn of the 20th century.

    Think school is tough now? Here’s what it was like at the turn of the 20th century.

    As a school district examines the use of a historic building, it also examines life for students in the early 1900s.

    Chantilly making a name for itself in the playoffs

    Chantilly making a name for itself in the playoffs

    GIRLS’ BASKETBALL | By preaching team basketball, the Chargers have advanced to the Virginia 6A North semifinals; Fairfax pulls a big first-round upset, then falls.

    Mikulski, a role model for generations of women in politics, to retire in 2016

    Mikulski, a role model for generations of women in politics, to retire in 2016

    The sometimes-prickly bulldog was an advocate for the working class, immigrants and women in politics.

    Police arrest man they say may be linked to rash of Va. vehicle break-ins

    Police arrest man they say may be linked to rash of Va. vehicle break-ins

    More than 50 vehicle break-ins have occurred in Rosslyn and Clarendon in the past month, police said.

    Virginia’s new GOP chairman hopes to unite a divided state party

    Virginia’s new GOP chairman hopes to unite a divided state party

    John Whitbeck says Republicans must unite to win.

    Robert Saloschin, lawyer who helped with ‘Freedom Riders,’ dies at 95

    Robert Saloschin, lawyer who helped with ‘Freedom Riders,’ dies at 95

    Mr. Saloschin, a Justice Department lawyer, got the ICC to enforce desegregation on interstate travel.

    Grueling regular season preps Freedom-Woodbridge for postseason

    Grueling regular season preps Freedom-Woodbridge for postseason

    BOYS’ BASKETBALL | The Eagles tested themselves against top private school teams. That experience helped them knock off top-seeded Wakefield.

    Free-range parents found responsible for ‘unsubstantiated’ child neglect

    Free-range parents found responsible for ‘unsubstantiated’ child neglect

    The Md. family is not sure what would happen if the children are seen out walking unsupervised.

    Silberberg joins Alexandria Democratic mayoral primary race

    Top council vote-getter in 2012 aims for top job in 2015, challenging incumbent and former mayors.

    March outlook: Colder and snowier than normal weather favored

    March outlook: Colder and snowier than normal weather favored

    With lots of wintry weather in the coming days, we can say that March 2015 is coming in like a lion indeed.

    D.C. buses weigh in on Netanyahu controversy

    D.C. buses weigh in on Netanyahu controversy

    A pro-Palestinian group is running a series of anti-Israel ads on D.C. buses to coincide with Netanyahu’s speech.

     

    Fairfax County considers new information policy in police shootings

    After long delay in John Geer case, Fairfax ponders proposal for release of names, monthly updates.

    Split over ‘tactics’ is to blame for DHS funding impasse, House GOP leaders say

    The defeat of a House DHS bill is not a sign of a more profound rift between conservative and moderate Republican factions, they insist.

    Some Metro board members want to refocus search for new system chief

    Officials say a recent setback in the hunt for a general manager could be a blessing in disguise.

    FAA computers vulnerable to hackers, GAO report says

    A system that controls thousands of planes in flight could be disrupted by terrorists, criminals or foreign nations.

    Monday morning Metro delays for riders

    Monday morning delays for Metro riders

    Some roads closed, authorities warn of icy side streets, sidewalks

    Icy road conditions and sidewalks make dangerous morning commute

    It’s icy out there. Here’s what area road crews are doing to clear things up.

    Here’s how area crews are working to treat those slippery roads for Monday’s commute.

    MGM officials: Casino construction is on track for anticipated 2016 opening

    While the $1.2 billion resort is being built, MGM crafts a hiring and traffic plan, and pledges a transit push.

    Fairfax County Parkway reopens after ‘numerous’ accidents

    The parkway reopened after icy conditions caused multiple accidents, police said.

    Metro riders hanker for information, while they’re still riding

    They don’t need to know how the train works. They just need to know what to do when it doesn’t.

    Metro’s fancy new railcars were supposed to be rolling by now

    But there’s no set date for the release of new cars that will replace a fleet that dates to the 1970s.

    Concerns about air traffic safety are heightened in developing College Park

    Plans for high-rise apartments, a science building and a hotel may affect a historic airport’s viability.

    Metro’s search for general manager set back by finalists’ withdrawals

    They feared their names would be known after a TV reporter learned where they work, officials said.

    Delays on Metro’s Green and Yellow lines

    Brief delays on Metro’s Yellow and Green lines. Metro’s had an especially tough time making trains run without problems lately.

    Part of Rock Creek Parkway in D.C. reopened

    Part of Rock Creek Parkway in NW DC has reopened after earlier crash

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    When a scammer contacted her, one Missouri woman created an online resource to help victims.

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    A school for boys of color would ease a dialogue about the world around them, of which the playwright wrote.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Is the nation’s capital too uptight to toke up after legalization?

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Yes, kids are getting chunkier. But school bake sales aren’t the problem. In fact, they can teach key lessons.

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    It’s all business at D.C.’s ‘Cannabis Academy’

    City hosts a two-day expo to teach attendees how to make greenbacks from pot’s legalization.

    A snowy Saturday for the Washington area

    The cold ground was allowing snow to stick faster, making it difficult for road clearing crews to keep up.

    Sentencing of Maureen McDonnell

    Former first lady has been convicted of conspiring to sell the prestige of the governor’s office in exchange for loans.

    The polar vortex makes a comeback

    Washington-area residents prepare for more cold weather, as Friday’s temperatures promise to be extreme.

    Obama chooses Joseph Clancy as new Secret Service chief

    Obama has named his acting director and trusted former detail leader as the new permanent leader of the Secret Service.

    Snowstorm Octavia hits Washington area

    The nation’s capital clears out from another round of snow.

    14 couples say ‘I do’ on Feb. 14 in D.C. court

    Superior Court opens its doors on a weekend to perform weddings for the first time in decades.

    Great Dane, or greatest?

    A Prince William County couple’s dog will compete at the famed Westminster show.

    Our Washington

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

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