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George Keith Martin accused the magazine of “callous indifference” to the consequences of its rape article.

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    Local digest: Dec. 21, 2014

    A roundup of news from across the Washington metro area.

    Column

    For D.C. United, ready-made neighborhood partners

    The soccer team would do well to invest in the human capital that could be the people who attend the games.

    D.C. nurse continued to work amid reports of sexual abuse

    The complaints process is considered too slow or lacking. D.C. officials say they followed the “letter of the law.”

    The Amistad slave mutiny on an epic Smithsonian canvas

    The Amistad slave mutiny on an epic Smithsonian canvas

    Murals of 1839 slave ship revolt tell saga of Africans’ courage, defiance and triumph

    Birders spot snowy owl near National Airport during count

    Birders spot snowy owl near National Airport during count

    Hundreds of bird enthusiasts fanned out throughout the region as part of national event; snowy owl is back.

    Column

    Tyson’s Two: Readers remember the former crossroads

    Tyson’s Two: Readers remember the former crossroads

    Answer Man’s readers corner the market on memories of Tysons and point out an out-of-time photo.

    William Stockton, Washington psychoanalyst, dies at 85

    William Stockton, Washington psychoanalyst, dies at 85

    Dr. Stockton talked to thousands of men and women about traumas, fears and failures.

    Is ‘parklet’ a sign of good things to come in Tysons?

    The developer hopes the pop-up park will help change people’s minds about the community and its future.

    Manassas shooting victim in critical condition

    Justin Platt, 25, is charged with opening fire on several people outside an apartment building.

    ACLU challenges Va. high school’s transgender bathroom policy

    The school board called for a separate unisex bathroom, but one student describes it as “humiliating.”

    Big Christmas storm remains likely across the eastern United States and into Canada

    Big Christmas storm remains likely across the eastern United States and into Canada

    A storm is expected to rapidly develop as it approaches the Great Lakes Christmas Eve, and its impacts linger across the northeast through Christmas Day.

    Polly Donaldson picked to lead D.C. housing department

    Polly Donaldson picked to lead D.C. housing department

    Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser taps affordable housing developer to lead Department of Housing and Community Development.

    Ernie Terrell, boxer who lost to a taunting Ali, dies at 75

    Ernie Terrell, boxer who lost to a taunting Ali, dies at 75

    Mr. Terrell, who held a share of the heavyweight title, lost a memorable bout to Muhammad Ali in 1967.

    A chilly and mostly dry weekend before heavy rain takes hold

    A chilly and mostly dry weekend before heavy rain takes hold

    More sun expected tomorrow before a stormier pattern sets in for several days.

    South Lakes sweeps Herndon

    South Lakes sweeps Herndon

    BASKETBALL | Zach Pearl and Brenda Kamga help the Seahawks boys and girls win three days after Brandon Kamga’s ankle injury.

    Stone Bridge skates past O’Connell

    Stone Bridge skates past O’Connell

    ICE HOCKEY | Cade Groton‘s hat trick helps the third-ranked Bulldogs top the fifth-ranked Knights, 5-1.

    Strothers, Centennial top Atholton

    Strothers, Centennial top Atholton

    BASKETBALL | Chad Strothers scores 24 points to lead the Eagles to a road victory. The Raiders’ girls win as Chelsea Mitchell scores 14 points.

    D.C. Council reorganizes to address housing, homeless

    D.C. Council reorganizes to address housing, homeless

    The economic development panel will be dismantled, with affordable housing targeted as a priority.

    Clarksburg pulls off late rally

    Clarksburg pulls off late rally

    BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Austin Duffy and the Coyotes overcome a 12-point deficit to top Montgomery County 4A West rival Gaithersburg.

    Pr. George’s Baker loses cabinet member to Arlington

    Seven months after taking the economic development job, Victor Hoskins is leaving for N.Va.

    Wells, Falcicchio among latest Bowser appointments

    Wells, Falcicchio among latest Bowser appointments

    Tommy Wells could become the first D.C. Council member to assume a mayoral cabinet post.

    Arlington board approves plan for new middle school

    Arlington board approves plan for new middle school

    The board voted to move the H-B Woodlawn program in five years to make room for a new middle school.

    With water advisory lifted, NW communities taste relief

    With water advisory lifted, NW communities taste relief

    Oil taint in public water affected the District’s Logan Circle and Shaw areas.

    Column

    One Foot in Tehran, the other on 5th Street NW

    Street Smart: When Reza Akhavan opened Silo, it completed a journey he’d been making for a long time

    U-Va. board leader denounces ‘drive-by journalism’

    U-Va. board leader denounces ‘drive-by journalism’

    George Keith Martin accused the magazine of “callous indifference” to the consequences of its rape article.

    NAACP opposes English-learner schools for immigrants

    NAACP opposes English-learner schools for immigrants

    Prince George’s schools for people struggling with English shortchange longtime residents, critics say.

    Judge to rule on whether Fairfax must release information in John Geer killing

    Judge to rule on whether Fairfax must release information in John Geer killing

    Judge Randy Bellows will handle the civil suit, where Fairfax is resisting making any disclosures about the shooting.

    Convicted Va. delegate defies party by running again

    Convicted Va. delegate defies party by running again

    But Virginia Democrats are trying to make it hard for Del. Joseph Morrissey to win the nomination.

    Something for the weekend: Hanukkah cocktails at 2 Birds 1 Stone

    Something for the weekend: Hanukkah cocktails at 2 Birds 1 Stone

    A special holiday cocktail menu includes a daily “Gin-and-Tonica” variation.

    Protesters briefly block northbound lanes of I-295

    Lanes were closed at the 11th Street Bridge.

     

    Judge to rule on whether Fairfax must release information in John Geer killing

    Judge Randy Bellows will handle the civil suit, where Fairfax is resisting making any disclosures about the shooting.

    Polly Donaldson picked to lead D.C. housing department

    Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser taps affordable housing developer to lead Department of Housing and Community Development.

    Is ‘parklet’ a sign of good things to come in Tysons?

    The developer hopes the pop-up park will help change people’s minds about the community and its future.

    Protesters briefly block northbound lanes of I-295

    Lanes were closed at the 11th Street Bridge.

    Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

    It’s the last weekend for holiday shoppers and the start of the December getaway season.

    As faulty air bags cause millions of auto recalls, who pays?

    Car owners won’t, but automakers may want air bag manufacturer to foot the bill.

    40 percent say they’ll bail out of D.C. area for holidays

    AAA forecast says it will be a record number of departures for the region.

    Tricky gun owner gets nabbed by TSA

    TSA says he took handgun apart and hid it in a PlayStation in hope of eluding security officers.

    South Capitol Street SE reopens after fire

    A fire in the basement of an apartment building led to the road closure.

    Metro delays on the Orange, Blue and Silver lines

    Riders should expect delays because of an earlier train malfunction

    D.C. Metro stops with the highest name recognition

    Remember Spring Hill? How about Naylor Road? Quiz tests how many Metro stops you can name

    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.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Answer Man’s readers corner the market on memories of Tysons and point out an out-of-time photo.

    Clinton Yates

    The soccer team would do well to invest in the human capital that could be the people who attend the games.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    E-mails to Santa Claus are shoving aside letters scrawled on paper by hopeful children.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    It’s troubling that local officials can push a city to host the Olympics without public debate.

    Photo Galleries

    Mayor Vincent Gray’s parting words

    The one-term mayor exhaustively detailed his achievements in a two-hour speech at Dunbar High School.

    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.

    Our Washington

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

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