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Family of Metro victim Carol Glover sues WMATA

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The sons of the woman who died after being trapped in a smoky Yellow Line train are seeking $50 million.

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    Richard von Weizsaecker, former German president, dies

    As president from 1984 to 1994, Mr. von Weizsaecker, 94, took a stand against Germany’s Nazi past.

    Leggett shelves proposal for Montgomery transit authority

    Leggett shelves proposal for Montgomery transit authority

    The county executive’s move comes after a council staff report criticized the plan for a special taxing agency.

    Carl Djerassi, a chemist behind the birth control pill, dies at 91

    Carl Djerassi, a chemist behind the birth control pill, dies at 91

    Dr. Djerassi’s work revolutionized women’s health, gender equality and population control.

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    3 final insights about Washington region as columnist bids farewell to punditry

    As Robert McCartney returns to reporting, a few final takeaways drawn from more than 500 columns.

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    Washington-area obituaries of note

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    Bo Diddley a D.C. resident? Well, yes, he once was.

    Bo Diddley a D.C. resident? Well, yes, he once was.

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    FACT-CHECK: Did Hogan propose to cut school funding?

    FACT-CHECK: Did Hogan propose to cut school funding?

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    Should GED lead to a high school diploma?

    Should GED lead to a high school diploma?

    Maryland and 12 other states already grant GED diplomas; the District is considering a move to help test takers.

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    Going name by name, Arlington has housed hundreds

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    Prince William school system weighs more cuts in services

    Universal full-day kindergarten has come under scrutiny as the board searches for savings.

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    I-66 will provide new test for growing HOT lanes system

    I-66 will provide new test for growing HOT lanes system

    Transportation advocates have raised concerns about plans for inside-the-Beltway lanes.

    Body found in water near southern tip of National Airport

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    Man charged in two sex assaults in Northeast D.C.

    Police say a 19-year-old robbed and sexually assaulted two women in November.

    Computer problem forces Va. DMV offices to shut down

    The department said some offices may reopen, but suggested customers use the agency’s Web site.

    Wintry mix may slicken roads on Super Bowl Sunday; most areas change to rain Sunday night

    Wintry mix may slicken roads on Super Bowl Sunday; most areas change to rain Sunday night

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    Bernice Gordon, doyenne of the crossword, dies at 101

    Bernice Gordon, doyenne of the crossword, dies at 101

    Mrs. Gordon’s tautly constructed puzzles appeared in newspapers across and down the United States.

    Water main break closes Harvard Street NW

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    D.C. teen dies of injuries after being hit by vehicle

    The 19-year-old was struck by a vehicle while walking on the shoulder of Branch Avenue in Prince George’s County.

    GOP challenger to Va. House speaker accuses him of unfair advantage in primary

    GOP challenger to Va. House speaker accuses him of unfair advantage in primary

    Susan Stimpson said William Howell’s constituents received a mailer implying party endorsement.

    Va. Democratic Party sued over how a candidate was picked to face Morrissey

    Va. Democratic Party sued over how a candidate was picked to face Morrissey

    African American residents of Virginia claim their rights were violated by the process.

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    Mostly sunny and cold today, wintry mix approaches by Sunday afternoon

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    Champe earns a marquee victory

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    Report: Unarmed Springfield man had hands up when police shot him

    Report: Unarmed Springfield man had hands up when police shot him

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    D.C.’s $204 million surplus is a fiscal puzzler for Bowser

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    Blue Devils have late life, upend No. 14 Rockets

    Blue Devils have late life, upend No. 14 Rockets

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    Stone Bridge holds on to ice a win

    Stone Bridge holds on to ice a win

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    Mike Miller, in his own words

    Mike Miller, in his own words

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    Fairfax SWAT team raids high stakes Great Falls poker game, seizes cash, terrifies players

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    It pays to be close to Mayor Bowser

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    Metro scrambles to upgrade cables

    Work to install “low-smoke” lines was underway but has taken on new urgency after the L’Enfant Plaza incident.

    I-66 will provide new test for growing HOT lanes system

    Transportation advocates have raised concerns about plans for inside-the-Beltway lanes.

    Family of Metro victim Carol Glover sues WMATA

    The sons of the woman who died after being trapped in a smoky Yellow Line train are seeking $50 million.

    Transit crime dropped significantly in 2014, Metro says

    The transit agency said crime is down in several areas, including robberies, electronic devices thefts and bike thefts.

    Sons of woman who died on smoke-filled subway file lawsuit

    The sons of a woman who died after smoke filled a Washington subway train are suing the Metro transit agency for $50 million.

    Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

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    Metro said normal service has resumed.

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    Purple Line opponents, country club members hold Hogan fundraiser

    Opponents raised money for the then governor-elect as he considered whether to continue light-rail project.

    Alexandria to eliminate ‘add value’ option aboard buses

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    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    In the 1960s, one of the fathers of rock-and-roll lived and worked in Washington.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    As Robert McCartney returns to reporting, a few final takeaways drawn from more than 500 columns.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    Brace yourself: Despite convictions for corruption, the ex-governor and his wife could get off.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Making women stay in on fraternities’ bid night is not the answer to the school’s rape problem.

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    Learning the fine art of bottling whiskey

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    Annapolis mansion destroyed by fire

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    Leesburg celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

    Nearly 1,000 people parade through the town’s historic streets to honor the slain civil rights leader.

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