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D.C. Wal-Mart stores attract labor protests

(Aaron C. Davis / The Washington Post)

The retailer drew three days of protests over wages and benefits at its new stores in the District.

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    Civil War history vs. Fred Flintstone bobbleheads

    Civil War history vs. Fred Flintstone bobbleheads

    The hunts are ending at the popular Harpers Ferry Flea Market, which sits on land bought by the Civil War Trust.

    D.C. officials ponder cap on rising heights of rowhouses

    D.C. officials ponder cap on rising heights of rowhouses

    Some residents want the District’s Zoning Commission to rein in pop-ups.

    Fathers help kids cope with grief after moms die in crash

    Fathers help kids cope with grief after moms die in crash

    Tameika Curtis and Typhani Wilkerson, who were killed in a Maryland crash, left behind 10 kids.

    Smith has an impact for Huskies

    Smith has an impact for Huskies

    FOOTBALL | Running back Noah Reimers has a typically impactful game against Broad Run on Friday, but quarterback Daniel Smith does his part to lead Tuscarora to the Va. 5A North region final.

    D.C. residents to Washington Wizards: Not in my back yard

    D.C. residents to Washington Wizards: Not in my back yard

    Shaw leaders are cool to the idea of a new Wizards practice gym in their neighborhood.

    Prince George’s probationary police officer suspended

    Off-duty officer was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct in Atlantic City.

    Richard Eder, foreign correspondent and arts critic, dies

    Richard Eder, foreign correspondent and arts critic, dies

    Mr. Eder, 82, a journalist with the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, received a Pulitzer for criticism.

    Lost dog spends Thanksgiving with Springdale firefighters

    Lost dog spends Thanksgiving with Springdale firefighters

    The firefighters knocked on doors in search of Gizmo’s owner, to no avail.

    Prince George’s man loses two vehicles in carjacking

    Masked men approached victim in his driveway and sped off with a BMW SUV and a Chevrolet Impala.

    In Canada, O’Malley says U.S. Democrats were too negative

    In Canada, O’Malley says U.S. Democrats were too negative

    Maryland’s governor offered an assessment of what happened at the polls on Nov. 4.

    December: A month for caroling, gift giving ... and bank robberies?

    Law enforcement officials worry that the uptick of heists during the holiday month is a disturbing trend.

    Annapolis mall fight sparks rumors of shooting

    During a fight, table was overturned, causing loud noise that Black Friday shoppers thought was gunshot.

    PM Update: Weekend warming trend awaits after a wintry week

    PM Update: Weekend warming trend awaits after a wintry week

    Today proved a chilly end to a wintry week. Warmer times, in addition to that holiday shopping traffic, are just around the corner though.

    What’s going on in Richmond?

    University of Virginia’s existential crisis

    D.C. Wal-Mart stores attract labor protests

    D.C. Wal-Mart stores attract labor protests

    The retailer drew three days of protests over wages and benefits at its new stores in the District.

    Leggett appoints new heads of housing, environment

    Montgomery County executive taps Lisa Feldt, Charles Snuggs for agencies.

    Basement fire damages Anacostia church

    Fire officials say the fire started in the basement and was quickly brought under control.

    The meteorology behind Wednesday’s pre-Thanksgiving winter storm

    The meteorology behind Wednesday’s pre-Thanksgiving winter storm

    What started as a rainy, coastal low quickly morphed into a snow event across portions of the D.C. metro area.

    Man dies after being struck by vehicle in Southeast

    Police say the incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. on Alabama Avenue on Thanksgiving.

    Review: Solid forecast for season’s first winter storm

    Review: Solid forecast for season’s first winter storm

    Our general ideas for the storm played out as predicted - though the forecast wasn’t quite perfect.

    Redskins Thanksgiving tweet draws widespread ire

    A Redskins tweet wishing their followers a “Happy Thanksgiving” -- below the Indian head logo -- sparked widespread criticism.

    Irish dancers are on their toes at local competition

    Irish dancers are on their toes at local competition

    Hundreds of kids compete in Maryland for chance to travel to national competition in Florida.

    Where We Live | Barracks Row

    Where We Live | Barracks Row

    A five-block stretch of Eighth Street SE on Capitol Hill has become a destination.

    Foreclosures offer another path to homeownership

    Foreclosures offer another path to homeownership

    Though challenging, they can be worth the extra effort.

    There’s no need to run from ‘Crack Mayor’

    Let’s be clear about something: nationally, Marion Barry is known as the mayor from D.C. who was caught on camera smoking crack with a prostitute

    Woman robbed and sexually assaulted in Northeast D.C.

    Police arrest one man and are looking for a second man in robbery and sexual assault case in Northeast D.C.

    North Capitol Street reopened after car fire on Friday morning

    Car fire closed part of North Capitol Street

    Street Smart: What to do in Penn Quarter

    Street Smart: What to do in Penn Quarter

    Walk Score ranks PennQuarter the fifth most walkable community in the District. That’s good, since there are plenty of excuses for slowing your pace.

    A brisk shopping day today; weekend will take a turn for the warmer

    A brisk shopping day today; weekend will take a turn for the warmer

    WEATHER GANG | One more chilly day before temperatures climb back into a more comfortable zone.

    Va. gas tax set to increase after Congress fails to act on bill

    Va. gas tax set to increase after Congress fails to act on bill

    Some retailers have opted out of Black Friday events because it’s “simply not worth it” to compete.

     

    Fairfax County hires former Mark McGwire lawyer in John Geer police shooting case

    Attorney Mark Bierbower specializes in handling clients who face Congressional investigations.

    Public is invited to share Barry condolences

    Remembrance books have been placed in the lobby of the John A. Wilson Building.

    Readers weigh in on Dulles’ troubles

    Post readers had plenty of opinions about a recent piece we did on the Dulles Airport as it grapples with dwindling passenger traffic.

    North Capitol Street reopened after car fire on Friday morning

    Car fire closed part of North Capitol Street

    Little traffic on ICC leads to calls for lower tolls

    Some say Maryland toll highway could provide more traffic relief on local roads until usage grows.

    Metro riders lining up to try new fare-collection technology

    “Near-field capability” allows fare payment with a wave of a smartphone or credit, debit or Metro card.

    Dulles in trouble as traffic shifts to Reagan National

    Sometime next year, more fliers will travel through Reagan than Dulles — an airport 14 times its neighbor’s size.

    East Coast hit by snowfall on busy travel day

    As snow fell on the Washington region, roads got slick and airports reported delays and cancellations.

    Federal regulator demands recall of deadly air bags

    NHTSA threatens $7,000 per vehicle fine in taking first formal step to force the recall of millions of vehicles.

    Scenes -- and comments -- on holiday travel

    As many travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, they share their photos and comments on social media of travel conditions.

    Can you guess what the busiest travel day of the year is?

    It’s the busiest travel week of the year, but do you know what is the busiest travel day?

    Rain and wet roads for Wednesday morning travels, no major crashes or road closures

    Busiest travel day of the year for Thanksgiving holiday off to rough start with weather, but so far traffic is ok.

    Riders on Metro should expect delays

    A disabled train at the Columbia Heights stop caused a problem earlier this morning.

    Travel tips for Thanksgiving eve getaways

    Know before you go: Some last-minute tips on the roads ahead.

    Wintry mix messes with Thanksgiving getaway timing.

    The good times to escape have passed. Now it’s time to choose the lesser evil.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Last year, she spent Thanksgiving in a D.C. homeless shelter. Now, her family has a place to call its own.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Chocolate City has given way to Two Washingtons and worsening disparities.

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    The former mayor was known for being honest about his shortcomings, even his own dishonesty.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

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

    Photo Galleries

    Coming back together in the wake of tragedy

    When Tameika Curtis died last month, her eight children were scattered. They reunited for Thanksgiving.

    The White House Christmas tree arrives

    The white fir will be the focal point of the indoor decorations.

    D.C.’s first snowfall of the winter

    Travelers probably aren’t too thankful for the storm that hit the day before Thanksgiving.

    Free turkeys thanks to Marion Barry, Redskins

    Former D.C. mayor’s annual tradition of providing food for the needy goes on just two days after his death.

    Warner optimistic about next six years in Senate

    He has a history of working with Republicans and will be courted by both parties.

    Washington grieves over Marion Barry’s death

    Mourning from the White House to city hall, in church and on the street.

    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.

    Our Washington

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

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