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Hours-long manhunt for escapee ends when he’s spotted on a bus in D.C.

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Police said Wossen Assaye took a gun off a guard at a Virginia hospital before carjacking two people.

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Millennials support sex ed but don’t find it helpful in real life

Millennials support sex ed but don’t find it helpful in real life

A startling number of millennials also see sexual assault as a common problem in middle and high schools, according to a new poll.

Mobile Hope Loudoun delivers help to homeless and at-risk children

Mobile Hope Loudoun delivers help to homeless and at-risk children

Nonprofit organization’s bus brings supplies, support and services to kids and young adults.

Fifty-acre brush fire sparked by a resident burning leaves

Fifty-acre brush fire sparked by a resident burning leaves

It took more than 125 firefighters about five hours to contain the blaze.

Cava Grill is going national with plans to dip into Los Angeles and Chicago

Cava Grill is going national with plans to dip into Los Angeles and Chicago

The Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant aims to be the next Chipotle.

Morning delays on the Blue Line

Trains are single-tracking at the southern end of the Blue Line.

Georgetown Pike reopens after head-on collision

At least one person was transported to a hospital.

Opposition to federal recognition of Virginia tribe heats up

Opposition to federal recognition of Virginia tribe heats up

The Pamunkey Indians’ bid came under a fresh wave of attacks before U.S. delayed its decision until July.

National? Reagan? DCA? 17 years later, locals still can’t agree on the name of the airport in question.

National? Reagan? DCA? 17 years later, locals still can’t agree on the name of the airport in question.

Though the name changed to Ronald Reagan National Airport in 1998, many — especially D.C.-area Democrats — still won’t call it that.

Five new food trucks to know now that spring is here

Five new food trucks to know now that spring is here

Birds are chirping. Flowers are blooming. Your parents are asking if they can stay with you for the Cherry Blossom Festival. It all means one thing: Food truck season is here. Here are five newcomers whose rollouts you may have missed last year.

Sunny and cool today with a blast of wind before spring’s warmth returns

Sunny and cool today with a blast of wind before spring’s warmth returns

Temperatures will remains in the 50s today, but hit the 60s and 70s later this week.

Find 63-degree eggs at The Source and Stanton & Greene

An egg cooked for one hour in 63-degree water is known as a 63-degree egg. The Source and Stanton & Greene offer two ways to enjoy the creamy treat.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen raised more than $1 million in 1st quarter of 2015

Rep. Chris Van Hollen raised more than $1 million in 1st quarter of 2015

The Maryland Democrat is gathering cash for his campaign to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

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Going Dutch: Would a windmill change the Washington Monument?

Going Dutch: Would a windmill change the Washington Monument?

Have you heard about the Dutch entrepreneur who wants to energize the Washington Monument?

County, state officials differ over future of the Bi-County Parkway

Some legislators say the roadway project is dead, but state officials say no decision has been made.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser pledges new era of government accountability

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser pledges new era of government accountability

In her first citywide speech, the mayor sketched out a plan to combat economic inequality.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s prepared remarks for citywide address

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s prepared remarks for citywide address

The mayor’s prepared remarks for her first State of the District address.

Man charged with attempted murder after speeding car toward police

Anthony E. Skinner, 33, drove car toward an officer after fleeing traffic stop, Prince George’s police say

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D.C.'s wind swept evening

D.C.'s wind swept evening

Wind is roaring through D.C. Wednesday evening, even by the Washington Monument.

Child intentionally sets fire, displaces all residents of his apartment building

The boy, who is younger than 10, will be entered into a program for juvenile arsonists.

Asian students dominate admissions to elite Thomas Jefferson High School

Seventy percent of the incoming freshman class at the magnet school in Fairfax County will be Asian.

Maryland Senate panel approves watered-down charter school bill

Senators struck out key provisions of Hogan’s bill, but a spokeswoman for governor still calls it an improvement.

Wilson HS community resists budget cuts as enrollment keeps climbing

Most neighborhood high schools in the District will see a spending increase next year.

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Bowser touts bright future for D.C.'s middle class

Bowser touts bright future for D.C.'s middle class

In her first "State of the District" address since taking office in January, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser promised a prosperous future for the District's middle class with reforms to public education, housing costs and transportation.

Local digest: April 1, 2015

A roundup of news from across the Washington region.

Michael Higgs’s nomination to Md. state board stalls in General Assembly

Some senators wonder whether old partisan tweets by the Montgomery Republican affected the process.

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Bowser touches on Indiana law during citywide address

Bowser touches on Indiana law during citywide address

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser addressed the religious freedom law in Indiana and her executive order banning city-funded travel to the state until they repeal the law during her "State of the District" speech.

Fired FBI agent pleads guilty to theft of heroin collected as evidence

Fired FBI agent pleads guilty to theft of heroin collected as evidence

Matthew Lowry pleaded guilty to 64 criminal counts, including obstruction of justice and drug possession.

Janet L. Norwood, former Bureau of Labor Statistics commissioner, dies

Janet L. Norwood, former Bureau of Labor Statistics commissioner, dies

Dr. Norwood, 91, the bureau’s first female commissioner, sought to separate statistics from politics.

A failed brake light illuminates room for improvement by a patrol officer

A few tips from the U.S. guidelines on traffic stops may have helped on that night in Prince George’s County, Md.

 

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.

Morning delays on the Blue Line

Trains are single-tracking at the southern end of the Blue Line.

Georgetown Pike reopens after head-on collision

At least one person was transported to a hospital.

County, state officials differ over future of the Bi-County Parkway

Some legislators say the roadway project is dead, but state officials say no decision has been made.

Final Wilson Bridge reconstruction comes in $86 million under budget

Project now used as national model for “lessons learned” in successful project management

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.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Have you heard about the Dutch entrepreneur who wants to energize the Washington Monument?

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.

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Prisoner arrested after fleeing Fairfax hospital

Wossen Assaye allegedly overpowered a guard and carjacked two vehicles to make his escape. He was captured in the District.

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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