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GOP infighting in Va. may harm party’s White House bid in 2016

(Steve Helber / AP)

A rift between centrist conservatives and tea party activists is alarming prominent national Republicans.

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    Ice storm curtails travel, threatens Monday morning commute

    Ice storm curtails travel, threatens Monday morning commute

    Roads in the Washington area were closed for periods, and numerous vehicles spun out or crashed.

    Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum: boats, Old Bay cheese puffs and more

    Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum: boats, Old Bay cheese puffs and more

    The huge waterside complex has a lighthouse, Frederick Douglass’ sister’s home, and working shipwrights, too.

    Monday morning Metro delays for riders

    Monday morning delays for Metro riders

    Icy sidewalks, roads cause school delays and closures

    Icy sidewalks, roads cause school delays and closures

    No major crashes reported, but downed trees cause delays on roads.

    Town Square | Social spaces a key attraction in Old Town apartments

    Town Square | Social spaces a key attraction in Old Town apartments

    Also construction begins on Tysons Corner apartments.

    Lots of ice early before area temperatures begin to warm

    Lots of ice early before area temperatures begin to warm

    WEATHER GANG | Use extreme caution on sidewalks and roads this morning due to widespread ice.

    Icy travel conditions will continue as another wintry mix wallops D.C. area

    Icy travel conditions will continue as another wintry mix wallops D.C. area

    A winter storm warning is in effect. Sleet and snow have turned to freezing rain in most areas.

    A year after girl’s disappearance, people gather to keep hope alive

    A year after girl’s disappearance, people gather to keep hope alive

    Relisha Rudd was last spotted on a surveillance camera at a hotel.

    Column

    D.C. cannot shy away from teaching boys about August Wilson, and anger

    D.C. cannot shy away from teaching boys about August Wilson, and anger

    A school for boys of color would ease a dialogue about the world around them, of which the playwright wrote.

    Chantilly High student journalists win award celebrating First Amendment

    Chantilly High student journalists win award celebrating First Amendment

    Teens working at the newspaper, yearbook and TV newscast cite their editorial independence on campus.

    Local Digest: Arrest in Friday’s shooting near Southeast D.C. school

    A man,19, was charged with assault with intent to kill. The victim, a male juvenile, remains alive.

    Anthony Mason, rugged NBA forward, dies at 48

    Anthony Mason, rugged NBA forward, dies at 48

    Mr. Mason was a defensive bulwark with the New York Knicks in the 1990s and later with other teams.

    Prince George’s police investigate pedestrian fatality

    Prince George’s County police are investigating why 50-year-old Calvin Whitting was lying in Allentown Road.

    ‘Mommy was in an accident’: A family tries to heal after a fatal tragedy

    ‘Mommy was in an accident’: A family tries to heal after a fatal tragedy

    A grisly crash one year ago outside of an Arlington school left three children without their supermom.

    Sparks reported at Red Line station in Bethesda

    Electrical sparks near entrance to Medical Center station in Bethesda; no injuries or fire reported

    In Arlington, growth threatens a building some view as historic

    The Wilson School is targeted for demolition, and officials intend to build a much larger facility there.

    It’s icy out there. Here’s what area road crews are doing to clear things up.

    Here’s how area crews are working to treat those slippery roads for Monday’s commute.

    MGM officials: Casino construction is on track for anticipated 2016 opening

    MGM officials: Casino construction is on track for anticipated 2016 opening

    While the $1.2 billion resort is being built, MGM crafts a hiring and traffic plan, and pledges a transit push.

    Column

    Lost in TV stories, from ‘House of Cards’ to ‘Game of Thrones’

    Lost in TV stories, from ‘House of Cards’ to ‘Game of Thrones’

    It’s the golden age of the long-form TV narrative. Dickens and his ilk would be happy to tune in.

    Will new curriculums save our schools? Not anytime soon.

    Some see 2015 as a year for content-rich lessons that will elevate schools. But others, not so much.

    Fairfax County Parkway reopens after ‘numerous’ accidents

    The parkway reopened after icy conditions caused multiple accidents, police said.

    NORAD flight exercise scheduled for Monday through Wednesday in region

    Hear aircraft overhead? Not to worry. It’s a NORAD exercise.

    Police release video in connection with shooting near Md. shopping center

    Police say someone open fired on a driver on Arundel Mills Boulevard.

    Arrest made in shooting near D.C. elementary school

    Jerlyu Wood, 19, was charged with assault with intent to kill.

    Winter storm warning in effect
    until 3 a.m. Monday for D.C. area

    Winter storm warning in effect <br>until 3 a.m. Monday for D.C. area

    Expected ice accumulations prompted an upgrade from a winter weather advisory.

    A closer look at four New Mexico teachers’ evaluations

    A closer look at four New Mexico teachers’ evaluations

    See the evaluations from four teachers in New Mexico who argue that scoring on the evaluations is unfair.

    Plans underway to expand Prince William’s compost facility

    Plans underway to expand Prince William’s compost facility

    A new agreement with Freestate Farms will expand the county’s compost facility in two years.

    Officials say recent utility work is not a threat to Manassas bald eagles

    Officials say recent utility work is not a threat to Manassas bald eagles

    A nest in a city park that has been home to two birds for about two years remains safe, authorities say.

    Prince William County adopt a pet

    Prince William County adopt a pet

    George, an adult male cat, and Rascal, a male dog, are available for adoption.

    Weather-related delays and closings for March 2

    Which schools or agencies have closed or delayed because of the weather?

     

    Fairfax County considers new information policy in police shootings

    After long delay in John Geer case, Fairfax ponders proposal for release of names, monthly updates.

    Split over ‘tactics’ is to blame for DHS funding impasse, House GOP leaders say

    The defeat of a House DHS bill is not a sign of a more profound rift between conservative and moderate Republican factions, they insist.

    Monday morning Metro delays for riders

    Monday morning delays for Metro riders

    It’s icy out there. Here’s what area road crews are doing to clear things up.

    Here’s how area crews are working to treat those slippery roads for Monday’s commute.

    MGM officials: Casino construction is on track for anticipated 2016 opening

    While the $1.2 billion resort is being built, MGM crafts a hiring and traffic plan, and pledges a transit push.

    Fairfax County Parkway reopens after ‘numerous’ accidents

    The parkway reopened after icy conditions caused multiple accidents, police said.

    Metro riders hanker for information, while they’re still riding

    They don’t need to know how the train works. They just need to know what to do when it doesn’t.

    Metro’s fancy new railcars were supposed to be rolling by now

    But there’s no set date for the release of new cars that will replace a fleet that dates to the 1970s.

    Concerns about air traffic safety are heightened in developing College Park

    Plans for high-rise apartments, a science building and a hotel may affect a historic airport’s viability.

    Metro’s search for general manager set back by finalists’ withdrawals

    They feared their names would be known after a TV reporter learned where they work, officials said.

    Delays on Metro’s Green and Yellow lines

    Brief delays on Metro’s Yellow and Green lines. Metro’s had an especially tough time making trains run without problems lately.

    Part of Rock Creek Parkway in D.C. reopened

    Part of Rock Creek Parkway in NW DC has reopened after earlier crash

    Metro board says no fare increases or major service cuts next fiscal year

    The transit agency will try to balance its budget without raising prices or reducing the frequency of trains.

    Pedestrians killed at about the same rate last year as they were in 2013

    D.C., Virginia and Maryland see slight declines in such fatalities.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    It’s the golden age of the long-form TV narrative. Dickens and his ilk would be happy to tune in.

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    A school for boys of color would ease a dialogue about the world around them, of which the playwright wrote.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Is the nation’s capital too uptight to toke up after legalization?

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Yes, kids are getting chunkier. But school bake sales aren’t the problem. In fact, they can teach key lessons.

    Photo Galleries

    It’s all business at D.C.’s ‘Cannabis Academy’

    City hosts a two-day expo to teach attendees how to make greenbacks from pot’s legalization.

    A snowy Saturday for the Washington area

    The cold ground was allowing snow to stick faster, making it difficult for road clearing crews to keep up.

    Sentencing of Maureen McDonnell

    Former first lady has been convicted of conspiring to sell the prestige of the governor’s office in exchange for loans.

    The polar vortex makes a comeback

    Washington-area residents prepare for more cold weather, as Friday’s temperatures promise to be extreme.

    Obama chooses Joseph Clancy as new Secret Service chief

    Obama has named his acting director and trusted former detail leader as the new permanent leader of the Secret Service.

    Snowstorm Octavia hits Washington area

    The nation’s capital clears out from another round of snow.

    14 couples say ‘I do’ on Feb. 14 in D.C. court

    Superior Court opens its doors on a weekend to perform weddings for the first time in decades.

    Great Dane, or greatest?

    A Prince William County couple’s dog will compete at the famed Westminster show.

    Our Washington

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

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