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Escaped prisoner apprehended in D.C. after hours-long manhunt

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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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    PM Update: Showery, windy this evening; Sunny and cooler Wednesday

    PM Update: Showery, windy this evening; Sunny and cooler Wednesday

    A cold front sweeping through the region this evening brings showers and some strong wind gusts. We dry out overnight and Wednesday.

    Loudoun’s Sen. Black listed as ‘enemy’ by ISIS, along with Rick Santorum

    Loudoun’s Sen. Black listed as ‘enemy’ by ISIS, along with Rick Santorum

    Magazine published by Islamic State labels Richard Black, a state senator from Virginia,a “crusader.”

    Final Wilson Bridge reconstruction comes in $86 million under budget

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

    Poverty linked to brain structure in children, new research shows

    Scientists studied more than 1,000 kids and found that poor kids have smaller brains than affluent peers

    Maryland regulations might soon need the sign-off of a small business council

    Several Democrats questioned the need for yet another step in the process of creating new regulations.

    D.C. mayor issues order banning city-funded travel to Indiana

    D.C. mayor issues order banning city-funded travel to Indiana

    The ban comes in the wake of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law last week.

    Police identify victim in Langley Park fatal stabbing

    Juan Lopez, 34, was found dead after a robbery and stabbing, Prince George’s police say.

    Studies conclude climate change will cause less severe winters

    Studies conclude climate change will cause less severe winters

    The trendy explanation for the recent cold winters is that climate change made them worse.  But two new studies say not so fast.

    Formerly jailed Va. legislator says Democrats trying to sink his Senate bid

    Formerly jailed Va. legislator says Democrats trying to sink his Senate bid

    Joseph Morrissey says he collected more than enough signatures to qualify for state Senate primary.

    Brush fire contained after burning at least 70 acres in Montgomery County

    Firefighters from four counties are on the scene. No injuries have been reported.

    Police at Anne Arundel hospital after visitor makes violent threat

    The person entered the hospital, threatened violence, then left.

    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.

    Montgomery council disagrees with Leggett, opposes Exelon-Pepco merger

    The County Council wants more concessions on clean electrical power from Exelon before a merger.

    Virginia, four other states to remain exempt from No Child Left Behind

    The Obama administration approved fast-track waivers from the main federal education law for five states.

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    Flames engulf West Virginia church

    Flames engulf West Virginia church

    Firefighters responded to a fire at Saint John’s Catholic Church in Benwood, W.Va., No injuries were reported.

    California snowpack fades to shocking record low

    California snowpack fades to shocking record low

    As of the end of March, California snowpack is a startling 6 percent of normal, by far the lowest on record.

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    Fairfax police: Community member found escaped prisoner

    Fairfax police: Community member found escaped prisoner

    Fairfax Police Chief Col. Edwin C. Roessler Jr. told members of the media Tuesday that escaped prisoner Wossen Assaye, 42, had been apprehended. U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Virginia Robert Mathieson described how Assaye managed to overpower a female contract security officer and escape.

    D.C. man alleges he was hazed, sues fraternity and police officer

    The suit claims the man was beaten, humiliated as he joined the Md. alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi.

    Graffiti, football and politics collide in Brookland before order is restored

    Graffiti, football and politics collide in Brookland before order is restored

    When a graffiti piece memorializing Sean Taylor was buffed, reaction from all over the area was swift and decisive.

    Gifted students — especially those who are low-income — aren’t getting the focus they need

    Gifted students — especially those who are low-income — aren’t getting the focus they need

    In the age of No Child Left Behind, states have been focused on basic proficiency at the expense of advanced studies, report argues.

    Actor Steve Buscemi raising money for a documentary on D.C. ‘gay gang’

    The Indiegogo campaign for the film, Check It, concludes this week.

    Where to find Passover menus at D.C. restaurants

    Where to find Passover menus at D.C. restaurants

    If you’re eating out for Passover, area restaurants are ready to serve you.

    Pacific Super Typhoon Maysak among strongest on record so early in the season

    Pacific Super Typhoon Maysak among strongest on record so early in the season

    Maysak has peak winds of 160 mph, and has set several historical milestones for becoming so strong so early in the typhoon season.

    Learn about the proposed Potomac Yard Metro station

    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.

    Police arrest driver after high-speed car chase in Fairfax County

    Police stop pickup truck along Fairfax County Parkway; chase wasn’t related to hospital prisoner escape.

    Ken Cuccinelli’s new direction

    Is the former fire-brand conservative undergoing a makeover?

    Fantastic spring sunrise in Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

    Fantastic spring sunrise in Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

    Spring put on a glowing sunrise performance this morning.

    What to watch in the Washington-area housing market this year

    What to watch in the Washington-area housing market this year

    A hike in the interest rates and/or a government shutdown could have a significant impact on whether house hunters maintain the financial ability and confidence to become buyers.

    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser preparing first citywide address

    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser preparing first citywide address

    Her State of the District speech is to focus on the middle class, but aides are mum about any new policy goals.

     

    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.

    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.

    Crash causes delays on I-66 in Arlington

    Crash causes backups on Interstate 66 in Arlington

    Metro delays on Monday morning

    Delays on Metro’s Orange and Silver lines.

    Suburbs such as Montgomery County rethink transit to court millennials

    Concerns about the area’s appeal to millennials gained new urgency after Marriott International said it plans to leave its Bethesda office park, partly to accommodate younger workers who want to be closer to Metro.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    How to get rid of an unwanted piano: a coda.

    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, who overpowered a guard and carjacked two people during his escape, was detained in Southeast D.C.

    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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