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D.C. Council gives final approval to soccer stadium deal

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP)

The 20,000-seat Major League Soccer deal will cost the city $150 million plus $43 million in lost taxes.

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    Larry Hogan names four members of his Cabinet

    Larry Hogan names four members of his Cabinet

    Hogan picked James D. Fielder as his secretary of appointments and kept around an O’Malley Cabinet member.

    New chancellor named for Maryland public universities

    Robert L. Caret will take over in July as chancellor of the University System of Maryland

    D.C. primary date to remain a moving target

    D.C. primary date to remain a moving target

    To avoid a repeat of this year’s dismal turnout, council approves votes in June and Sept. over next four years.

    Carjacker steals taxi, leads police on 40-mile chase

    Suitland resident Chauncey W. Slaughter, 24, suffered injuries when he was arrested on the Bay Bridge.

    Column

    ‘Everything I do is because I want to be the best parent’

    ‘Everything I do is because I want to be the best parent’

    Homestretch provided a helping hand and a place to live for a mom on hard times. You can help, too.

    Sen. Kaine tours site of catastrophic rocket explosion

    The Virginia Democrat is committed to private space industry after recent mission’s failure.

    Alexandria and Arlington crime report

    Among incidents reported by police in Alexandria and Arlington.

    Going Out Guide, Dec. 18-24, 2014

    Going Out Guide, Dec. 18-24, 2014

    What’s happening in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland.

    Letters from a Cuban prison: Alan Gross’s hope and humor

    His health was failing, but in missives to a cousin Alan Gross maintained his wit and sense of gratitude.

    Arlington-Alexandria volunteer opportunities

    Community Tax Aid, Rebuilding Together Alexandria and other groups needs volunteers.

    Alexandria-Arlington community events, Dec. 18-31, 2014

    Christmas markets and events, concerts, menorah lighting and First Night Alexandria.

    Bowser, Chaffetz agree: Olympics would be great for D.C.

    Bowser, Chaffetz agree: Olympics would be great for D.C.

    Utah Republican says he will press Congress to help fund games if Washington is selected for U.S. bid.

    Do-not-drink advisory for water in small area of D.C.

    Do-not-drink advisory for water in small area of D.C.

    Residents of a small area, north of Logan Circle, should not drink water or bathe with it.

    Nightlife Agenda: Bar crawls, charity happy hours and ugly sweaters

    Nightlife Agenda: Bar crawls, charity happy hours and ugly sweaters

    Bar crawls on U Street and around Dupont Circle, and multiple ugly holiday sweater parties.

    Largo High students perform at the Kennedy Center

    Largo High students perform at the Kennedy Center

    Students offer their spin on a Christmas classic: “A Christmas Story as told by Largo High School.”

    Cooler, mostly clear through Thursday; Arctic warming twice as fast as anywhere else

    Cooler, mostly clear through Thursday; Arctic warming twice as fast as anywhere else

    Winds were gusty today, but temperatures in the 50s felt mild. After a frozen overnight, we’re about 10 degrees colder tomorrow.

    Restitution in Ocean Downs, a death in Baltimore, and the siren call of Maryland Live

    Restitution in Ocean Downs, a death in Baltimore, and the siren call of Maryland Live

    More tales from Maryland’s casino crime blotter

    Road closed in Arlington for water main repair

    The westbound lanes of Four Mile Run Drive are closed.

    Metro carjacking suspect out on bail in Maryland, D.C.

    Police say they are looking for 20-year-old in connection with armed carjacking at New Carrollton Metro

    A guide for school choice in D.C.

    Navigating the many options for public school in the District.

    Should Christopher Barry follow in his father’s footsteps? Not yet.

    Should Christopher Barry follow in his father’s footsteps? Not yet.

    Christopher Barry could be unfairly burdened with the task of continuing his father’s legacy and would be judged in comparison to Marion, whose shoes are impossible to fill.

    Possibility looms for windy Christmas storm over Great Lakes, eastern U.S.

    Possibility looms for windy Christmas storm over Great Lakes, eastern U.S.

    While forecast confidence is still low seven days out, the models have been suggesting that a winter storm could be brewing for parts of the Great Lakes around Christmas.

    Student says of Hopkins mistake: 2nd rejection was worse

    Student says of Hopkins mistake: 2nd rejection was worse

    Culpeper County student was one of 294 rejected or deferred applicants who got a mistaken welcome e-mail.

    Texas television meteorologist shot in station parking lot, recovering

    Texas television meteorologist shot in station parking lot, recovering

    Morning meteorologist Patrick Crawford was shot several times by an unidentified man but survived according to reports.

    Montgomery County to probe handling of abuse allegations

    Montgomery committee to examine school incidents in Germantown and Damascus among broader issues.

    Review

    On U Street, two Italian menus under one roof

    On U Street, two Italian menus under one roof

    At Alphonse market and Nonna’s Kitchen, deft cooks show off the rustic and elegant sides of Italian cuisine.

    D.C. adopt a pet

    D.C. adopt a pet

    River, 1-year-old American Staffordshire terrier mix, is available for adoption.

    D.C. Animal Watch

    Among cases handled by the Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League.

    Prince George’s County Animal Watch

    Cases received by the Department of Environmental Resources’ Animal Management Group.

    Weekend “storm” very likely weak, and could still miss

    Weekend “storm” very likely weak, and could still miss

    Snow hopes for the weekend have slowly faded.  They haven’t completely evaporated, but they’re pretty close.

     

    Grassley now seeks answers from Fairfax prosecutor on John Geer police slaying

    After getting little new information from Fairfax police or the Justice Department, Grassley asks why the case moved to the feds.

    #BlackLivesMatter at the John A. Wilson Building

    City hall staffers walk out to protest grand jury decisions, congressional intervention in marijuana law.

    Drive a cab? Hollywood wants to make you a star!

    Better hurry. Auditions will be held via Skype Wednesday and Thursday.

    Road closed in Arlington for water main repair

    The westbound lanes of Four Mile Run Drive are closed.

    It didn’t take politicians to kill idea of closing I-395

    The amount of study needed to shut the commuter artery rendered the proposal impractical.

    D.C. plans experiment for downtown parking

    The pilot program, set for 2015, targets the busy Gallery Place, Chinatown, Penn Quarter area.

    AAA: 98.6 million plan holiday travel

    With the economy looking up and gas prices down, more people plan December travel.

    Water main break closes part of 15th Street NW in DC

    Water main break has part of 15th Street NW near R Street closed. Drivers should avoid the area.

    Traffic backups at 3rd Street tunnel in D.C. because of overturned vehicle

    Three to four mile backups because of overturned vehicle at 3rd Street tunnel

    Crews fixed broken water pipe, 12th Street NW reopens

    A water main break caused havoc in Tuesday morning’s commute and forced Metro to cut some of its service on three lines

    61-year-old pipe blamed for snarled commute

    Flooding from the underground water main, young by D.C. standards, caused havoc for thousands on Metro.

    From the war on terrorism to a tranquil college campus

    TSA chief John S. Pistole leaves a job he loves for a setting he adores.

    Hogan transition team member not covered by ethics law

    Maryland Ethics Commission says team ‘may wish to’ limit Purple Line bidder’s role.

    Arts group signs lease for Dupont Circle trolley station

    Abandoned trolley station will be revamped to host cultural events, nonprofit group says.

    So that’s what a Metro station looks like when it floods

    A water main break near Metro Center caused floods in stations.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Homestretch provided a helping hand and a place to live for a mom on hard times. You can help, too.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Del. Joseph D. Morrissey needs to take pity on Virginia voters and resign.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    The governor-elect sticks to a hard line on the need for lower taxes and less government.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    At a girls-only coding hour, middle schoolers discover “geeky” is cool.

    Photo Galleries

    Candles for justice

    Friday’s candlelight vigil on 16th Street NW protested grand juries not indicting white police officers who killed unarmed black men.

    Rejoicing in their roles, if only for the holidays

    Holiday shows give talented locals their chance to shine.

    Succeeding despite setbacks

    Even as her home life imploded, Sareana Kimia continued her work, going to meetings, testifying, working and networking.

    D.C. mourns its ‘mayor for life’

    A public farewell for Marion Barry was held Saturday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

    Washington takes to the streets to mourn Barry

    The community residents who knew the former mayor pay their respects during a funeral procession.

    Marion Barry lies in repose

    The four-term D.C. mayor died Nov. 23 at 78. The public can pay their respects all day Thursday and Friday morning.

    Local Ferguson protests

    People formed a chain across I-395 on Sunday, and a die-in was staged in front of the Justice Dept. on Monday.

    Marion Barry’s legacy

    Washington reflects the late mayor’s flourishes and failures.

    Our Washington

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

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