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After a night of rioting in Baltimore, fear of violence leads to closures

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As hundreds of extra police poured into the city, a stadium, museum, mall and federal offices went dark.

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    Major hurricane drought nears decade milestone — will it continue?

    It’s been over nine years since we’ve seen a major hurricane make landfall in the U.S., which feels both fortuitous and worrisome at the same time.

    List of closures in Baltimore grows amid threat of violence

    List of closures in Baltimore grows amid threat of violence

    Several malls, museums, courts and schools are closing, as are a number of federal offices.

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    Who was Baltimore’s Freddie Gray?

    Who was Baltimore’s Freddie Gray?

    The death of 25-year-old Baltimore resident Freddie Gray is sparking demonstrations and riots in the city. Take a look at Gray’s past and the video that shows his arrest just days before his death.

    Storm brewing over National Weather Service television studio

    Storm brewing over National Weather Service television studio

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    Employees distraught after CVS burned in riots

    Employees distraught after CVS burned in riots

    Employees of a CVS in Baltimore say they were able to close and get out before violent riots erupted in the streets and destroyed their store.

    D.C. leaders send messages of support to Baltimore

    D.C. leaders send messages of support to Baltimore

    From D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to school chancellor Kaya Henderson, D.C. leaders respond to the unrest in Baltimore.

    Lockdown ends at Gaithersburg Elementary

    Police said a first-degree assault appeared to have occurred near the school.

    Fairfax board formally adopts 2016 budget that leaves schools short

    The county’s new budget keeps property tax rates the same and falls $14 million short of what schools want.

    Jayne Meadows, red-headed actress in many film and TV roles, dies at 95

    Jayne Meadows, red-headed actress in many film and TV roles, dies at 95

    Ms. Meadows also made many appearances opposite her husband, TV host Steve Allen.

    Here’s who to follow on Twitter for the latest in Baltimore

    Here’s who to follow on Twitter for the latest in Baltimore

    Reporters and citizens who are documenting what’s happening on Twitter.

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    Woman called ‘mom of the year’ after beating young man in Baltimore protest

    Woman called ‘mom of the year’ after beating young man in Baltimore protest

    Baltimore TV station WMAR reports that a mother saw her son on television taking part in protests and went to confront him, slapping him.

    D.C. voters in Wards 4 and 8 head to the polls

    D.C. voters in Wards 4 and 8 head to the polls

    Special elections in Ward 4 and Ward 8 have drawn thousands to early voting sites.

    Photos: Monday’s beautiful sunset blends and rainbow pastels in Washington, D.C.

    Photos: Monday’s beautiful sunset blends and rainbow pastels in Washington, D.C.

    As the sun set through the clouds and the occasional rain shaft, the sky tuned yellow, orange, and pink. And a few rainbows were witnessed.

    Baltimore, by the numbers: 200 arrests, 15 fires, 19 officers injured

    Baltimore, by the numbers: 200 arrests, 15 fires, 19 officers injured

    On Tuesday morning, officials gave stats of what had happened overnight as looting and riots hit the streets.

    D.C. weather radar detects cloud… of birds!

    D.C. weather radar detects cloud… of birds!

    They were spotted on radar over northwest Charles County, heading northwest toward Fairfax County.

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    Night of unrest in Baltimore

    Night of unrest in Baltimore

    Social media users in Baltimore captured video as the city experienced a night of protests, fires and chaos.

    A political test for a mayor — and a new governor

    A political test for a mayor — and a new governor

    Critics are already questioning Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, but the stakes are also high for Gov. Larry Hogan.

    Moorfield Green is an ‘urban scene’ in a suburban setting

    Moorfield Green is an ‘urban scene’ in a suburban setting

    BUYING NEW |The Ashburn development offers high-end finishes and a soon-to-come Metro stop.

    Can one fewer student be a difference? County weighs investing in class size

    Can one fewer student be a difference? County weighs investing in class size

    Prince William County, Va. officials, who want to put $2 million to reduce class size, say any change is a start.

    Woman called ‘mom of the year’ after beating a young man out of Baltimore riots

    The woman was captured on camera berating and hitting a young male and chasing him away from the violence.

    Delays on Metro’s Blue Line for Tuesday morning commute

    Delays on Metro’s Blue Line.

    ‘Spring’ likely to become summer before Transit Center fixes completed

    Late June is latest target for completion of Silver Spring Transit Center repairs.

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    A night in the streets with Baltimore protesters

    A night in the streets with Baltimore protesters

    After Freddie Gray’s funeral on Monday, violence erupted in Baltimore as protestors clashed with the police. (Editor's note: Video contains graphic language.)

    Water main break closes road in Northeast D.C.

    Road closed in NE D.C. because of a water main break.

    Fatal crash closes road in Alexandria

    Van Dorn Street in Alexandria is closed early Tuesday morning because of a fatal crash. Drivers should avoid the area.

    Shhh, D.C. is getting a silent disco

    Shhh, D.C. is getting a silent disco

    It’s a public dance party with lots of headphones.

    Write an essay — win a tiny house

    Write an essay — win a tiny house

    TOWN SQUARE | The hyper energy-efficient, 210-square-foot structure was built by middle and high school students through a project sponsored by a Maryland nonprofit called SustainaFest.

    It’s gradually getting warmer. Mostly sunny today with highs in the 60s.

    It’s gradually getting warmer. Mostly sunny today with highs in the 60s.

    We might see some rain on Thursday and Friday, but the weekend still looks great.

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    Gray's mother: Don't tear up the city for my son

    Gray's mother: Don't tear up the city for my son

    Gloria Darden, the mother of Freddie Gray, said that she wants justice for her son, but "not like this," as protests against her son's death while in police custody turned violent Monday night.

    A Freddie Gray primer: Who was he, how did he die, why is there so much anger?

    A Freddie Gray primer: Who was he, how did he die, why is there so much anger?

    Freddie Gray died at 25, one week after being arrested by Baltimore police and suffering a severe spinal injury.

    Local Columns

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    Courtland Milloy

    After videos of men who died after police encounters surfaced, trust has eroded — and that hurts everyone.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    At a local barbershop, little surprise at flawed testimony from the FBI’s elite forensic workers.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Florida mailman is part of a wave of homegrown, daffy, sometimes troubled activists descending on D.C.

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    Justices hear arguments on gay marriage

    The Supreme Court takes on cases that could give same-sex couples nationwide a constitutional right to marry.

    Aftermath of Baltimore riots

    Residents began to clean up from the looting and fires that plagued the city Monday after the funeral for Freddie Gray.

    Riots in Baltimore after Freddie Gray’s funeral

    Small groups of young people threw rocks and other objects during confrontations with police officers.

    Protests in Baltimore flare up after Freddie Gray’s funeral

    Rocks and other objects were thrown at officers who confronted small groups of protesters outside a shopping mall in northwest Baltimore, officials said.

    Paying tribute at Freddie Gray’s funeral in Baltimore

    Mourners remembered Gray, the black man whose death in police custody has sparked days of protests.

    Baltimore protests take confrontational turn

    The city became the new center of demonstrations over police actions after a man’s death.

    Flower power

    Leesburg’s 25th annual Flower and Garden Festival draws 30,000.

    One poignant funeral for eight who died together

    Hundreds on Maryland’s Eastern Shore mourn a father and his seven children, all killed in a carbon monoxide accident.

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