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U-Va. president suspends all fraternities

(Ryan M. Kelly / AP)

The suspension — coming days after a Rolling Stone account of a gang rape in 2012 — will continue until the spring semester begins Jan. 9.

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    Late-Sunday showers and a warm Monday before potential pre-Thanksgiving storm

    Late-Sunday showers and a warm Monday before potential pre-Thanksgiving storm

    WEATHER GANG | Monday might see highs in the 70s, but most eyes are on an approaching storm.

    Barry died hours after leaving hospital

    Barry died hours after leaving hospital

    He had suffered from many health problems but was released from Howard University Hospital on Saturday, collapsing later at his home.

    Mayor, mayor-elect express sadness on Barry’s passing

    Mayor, Mayor-elect express sadness on Barry’s death; mayor promises to help plan worthy ceremonies

    Marion Barry, 4-time mayor of D.C., dies at 78

    Marion Barry, 4-time mayor of D.C.,  dies at 78

    The most powerful local politician of his generation, he was a national symbol of self-governance and home rule for urban blacks, even as his personal and public life was fraught with the high drama of a drug arrest and jail sentence.

    Puckett’s exit from Va. Senate undid McAuliffe’s secret plan for Medicaid

    Puckett’s exit from Va. Senate undid McAuliffe’s secret plan for Medicaid

    The governor needed him to stay in order to take the daring step of expanding Medicaid on his own.

    News from across the Washington region

    Marion Barry dies after hospital release; he had been at Howard, but died at United Medical Center.

    Briar Woods rallies for 5A state title

    Briar Woods rallies for 5A state title

    VOLLEYBALL | The Falcons fall in the first two sets but turn the match around and beat Princess Anne for a state championship.

    Raiders show staying power

    Raiders show staying power

    VOLLEYBALL | In its first year with a new coach, Loudoun County tops James Wood in the Va. 4A final for its seventh state title in eight years.

    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.

    Washington-area obituaries of note

    Washington-area obituaries of note

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

    Eastern captures Gravy Bowl

    Eastern captures Gravy Bowl

    The Ramblers beat Bell, 33-13, their eighth straight win since the passing of an assistant coach’s son.

    Nancy H. Teeters, first woman on Federal Reserve board, dies

    Nancy H. Teeters, first woman on Federal Reserve board, dies

    Mrs. Teeters, 84, former chief economist for House Budget Committee joined Fed’s board of governors in 1978.

    First D.C.-wide public schools fair draws thousands

    D.C. Public Schools seize an opportunity to sell their programs to parents on the hunt.

    Column

    Who was the D.C. area’s biggest turkey of 2014?

    Who was the D.C. area’s biggest turkey of 2014?

    My fifth annual ‘Turkeys of the Year’ recognize foolishness and ineptitude in the Washington region.

    Testimony of ‘good samaritan’ sways jury

    The jury convicted a man in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a Trinity Washington student.

    DeMatha’s youth delivers WCAC title

    DeMatha’s youth delivers WCAC title

    FOOTBALL | A Stags team loaded with sophomores surges past top-ranked Good Counsel to repeat as WCAC champions.

    Loudoun Valley dominates York

    Loudoun Valley dominates York

    FOOTBALL | The Vikings get it done on offense and defense in a convincing win over visiting York in a Virginia 3A East region quartefinal.

    Offensive Douglass rolls over Patuxent

    Offensive Douglass rolls over Patuxent

    FOOTBALL | While its normally-stout defense struggles early, the Douglass offense keeps the Eagles on track in a Maryland 2A South region final win over Patuxent.

    Fourth-down stop lifts DuVal

    Fourth-down stop lifts DuVal

    FOOTBALL | Tommar Phillips and the Tigers defense stuff Eleanor Roosevelt late to deal the Raiders their first loss and win the Maryland 4A South region championship.

    Statement from U-Va. President Teresa Sullivan

    “We are better than we have been described,” Sullivan said in a letter, released after student protests.

    Column

    Asking the Answer Man: How did Fairfax’s Gallows Road get its name?

    Asking the Answer Man: How did Fairfax’s Gallows Road get its name?

    Librarians get this question frequently, but if you think it’s an easy one, you’d be wrong.

    Great moments in wild turkey attacks

    Great moments in wild turkey attacks

    The wild turkey population has rebounded from near extinction, but sometimes turkeys wander into civilization and cause havoc.

    Montgomery hikes school budget by $223 million

    The county’s board added $223.3 million in funding amid continuing enrollment growth.

    Wild turkeys return with a vengeance

    Wild turkeys return with a vengeance

    They were nearly extinct a century ago, but now 7 million turkeys roam across the American landscape, sometimes unnerving unsuspecting suburbanites with their aggressive behavior.

    U-Va. president suspends all fraternities

    U-Va. president suspends all fraternities

    The suspension — coming days after a Rolling Stone account of a gang rape in 2012 — will continue until the spring semester begins Jan. 9.

    East Coast storm *possible* Wednesday before Thanksgiving; snow chance for D.C.

    A major storm is possible on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, which could bring substantial rain and/or snow.

    Warm-up begins, but don’t put away heavy sweaters and coats just yet

    Warm-up begins, but don’t put away heavy sweaters and coats just yet

    Temperatures could reach 50 degrees today, but it will feel much cooler.

    Twitter users help recover stolen popcorn truck

    The bright orange truck wasn’t hard to miss. But when it went missing, people on Twitter responded.

    Lake Braddock wins on the final play

    Lake Braddock wins on the final play

    FOOTBALL | Kyle Edwards scores on a quarterback sneak as the No. 15 Bruins rally in the final 1:08 to beat West Springfield.

     

    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.

    D.C.’s ‘pot belt’ stretches north from White House

    Pro-legalization voters were most concentrated in wards 1 and 2.

    D.C. streetcar supporters want to see some movement

    Council members want more information from transportation officials about repeated delays

    Several Orange Line stations shut this weekend

    Track work also will affect service on the Red and Blue lines.

    Before the getaways, prepare yourself as well as your car

    An AARP study on holiday travelers offers tips on planning routes and considering risk factors.

    Workers still active in 95 Express Lanes zone

    Weekend lane closings continue as HOT lanes’ December opening approaches.

    Part of Silver Hill Road in Suitland still closed

    Water main break repaired but work continues in Suitland

    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

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Librarians get this question frequently, but if you think it’s an easy one, you’d be wrong.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    My fifth annual ‘Turkeys of the Year’ recognize foolishness and ineptitude in the Washington region.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    My dad waited on Bill Cosby and adored him. He’s heartbroken now.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Leaders from both parties paused to honor Czech leader Vaclav Havel, then returned to their bickering.

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    Marion Barry, 4-term D.C. mayor, dies at 78

    The most powerful local politician of his generation, he was a national symbol of self-governance and home rule for urban blacks, even as his personal and public life was fraught with the high drama of a drug arrest and jail sentence.

    After 30 years, a farmers market pioneer retires

    Eddie Rankin gets a heartfelt send-off at a Washington market.

    A moving and spiritual Men’s Season at Ebenezer AME Church with nationally known recording artists.

    The music flowed with the spirit of “brotherly love” as top recording artists rocked the church and 3,000 attendees Sunday.

    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.

    Our Washington

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

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