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Escaped prisoner apprehended in D.C. after hours-long manhunt

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The arrest in Southeast D.C. ends a nine-hour search after the prisoner escaped from Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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    D.C. man alleges he was hazed, sues fraternity and police officer

    The suit claims the man was beaten, humiliated as he joined the Md. alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi.

    Graffiti, football and politics collide in Brookland before order is restored

    Graffiti, football and politics collide in Brookland before order is restored

    When a graffiti piece memorializing Sean Taylor was buffed, reaction from all over the area was swift and decisive.

    Gifted students — especially those who are low-income — aren’t getting the focus they need

    Gifted students — especially those who are low-income — aren’t getting the focus they need

    In the age of No Child Left Behind, states have been focused on basic proficiency at the expense of advanced studies, report argues.

    Actor Steve Buscemi raising money for a documentary on D.C. ‘gay gang’

    The Indiegogo campaign for the film, Check It, concludes this week.

    Where to find Passover menus at D.C. restaurants

    Where to find Passover menus at D.C. restaurants

    If you’re eating out for Passover, area restaurants are ready to serve you.

    Pacific Super Typhoon Maysak among strongest on record so early in the season

    Pacific Super Typhoon Maysak among strongest on record so early in the season

    Maysak has peak winds of 160 mph, and has set several historical milestones for becoming so strong so early in the typhoon season.

    Learn about the proposed Potomac Yard Metro station

    Learn about the proposed Potomac Yard Metro station

    Alexandria is offering several opportunities in the next month where residents can learn more about the proposed infill Metro station. A public hearing is scheduled for late April.

    High-speed car chase in Fairfax County

    Police chase pickup truck along Fairfax County Parkway, not related to prisoner escapee from hospital.

    Ken Cuccinelli’s new direction

    Is the former fire-brand conservative undergoing a makeover?

    Fantastic spring sunrise in Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

    Fantastic spring sunrise in Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

    Spring put on a glowing sunrise performance this morning.

    What to watch in the Washington-area housing market this year

    What to watch in the Washington-area housing market this year

    A hike in the interest rates and/or a government shutdown could have a significant impact on whether house hunters maintain the financial ability and confidence to become buyers.

    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser preparing first citywide address

    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser preparing first citywide address

    Her State of the District speech is to focus on the middle class, but aides are mum about any new policy goals.

    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

    Fired FBI agent charged with stealing heroin set to appear in court

    Matthew Lowry is charged with 64 criminal counts, including obstruction of justice, possession of heroin

    Prince George’s County police officer fires on car whose driver fled stop

    Neither the vehicle nor driver was hit. Police arrested a suspect after the car struck a tree in Temple Hills.

    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.

    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.

    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

    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.

    Baseball: John Callahan, defense save Stone Bridge in win over Chantilly

    Baseball: John Callahan, defense save Stone Bridge in win over Chantilly

    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

    Column

    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.

     

    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.

    Learn about the proposed Potomac Yard Metro station

    Alexandria is offering several opportunities in the next month where residents can learn more about the proposed infill Metro station. A public hearing is scheduled for late April.

    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.

    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.

    Photo Galleries

    Prisoner arrested after fleeing Fairfax hospital

    Wossen Assaye, who overpowered a guard and carjacked two people during his escape, was detained in Southeast D.C.

    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.

    Our Washington

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

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