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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.

    5 things to do in D.C. this week for $5 or less

    5 things to do in D.C. this week for $5 or less

    Learn about the history of presidential drinking, celebrate the Persian New Year and edit Wikipedia stories.

    Loudoun County community calendar, March 1-8, 2015

    Events include historical programs, dancing, club meetings, theater and concerts.

    Two Loudoun wines among winners of Governor’s Cup wine competition

    Two Loudoun wines among winners of Governor’s Cup wine competition

    Two Bordeaux-style blends from North Gate Vineyards and Catoctin Creek Winery take top spots.

    Mikulski’s retirement will set off wild Democratic scramble to succeed her

    Mikulski’s retirement will set off wild Democratic scramble to succeed her

    The longest-serving female senator’s departure could open doors for former Gov. O’Malley and others.

    A clear message to Loudoun leaders: ‘Fully fund our schools’

    Dozens of speakers demand more money for education — even if that means higher taxes.

    March roars in like a lion with icy winter storm (Photos)

    March roars in like a lion with icy winter storm (Photos)

    The great thaw is upon us, and the melting remnants of Sunday’s storm are raining down on our heads.

    Monday morning Metro delays for riders

    Monday morning delays for Metro riders

    Some roads closed, authorities warn of icy side streets, sidewalks

    Icy road conditions and sidewalks make dangerous morning commute

    Frigid February closes coldest since 1979 in Washington, D.C.

    Frigid February closes coldest since 1979 in Washington, D.C.

    It was the coldest winter month in 20 years in Washington. Dulles had its second coldest February on record.

    First look: dishes from the upcoming Rose’s Luxury project

    First look: dishes from the upcoming Rose’s Luxury project

    On Friday, Aaron Silverman of Rose’s Luxury hosted 10 guests for a dinner party at his house, where he served dishes planned for his new restaurant coming next door.

    Rebuild complete, Northeast eyes a deep playoff run

    Rebuild complete, Northeast eyes a deep playoff run

    BOYS’ BASKETBALL | After years of struggles, the Eagles are a top seed in the Maryland 3A East region looking to make a deep playoff run.

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    D.C. braves an icy commute

    D.C. braves an icy commute

    Some of the region's ice and snow was beginning to melt on Monday morning, but much of D.C. was still covered in ice as residents made their way to work in the nation's capital.

    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.

    Murray caps Annapolis Area Christian career with MCST title

    Murray caps Annapolis Area Christian career with MCST title

    BASKETBALL | Taylor Murray goes out on top with the Eagles; Heritage Christian Academy boys win the Maryland Christian Schools tournament title.

    Two arrested in separate attempts to access White House grounds

    Authorities believe the attempts Sunday night and Monday morning were unrelated.

    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.

    With ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,’ TV has found its new underdog comedy

    With ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,’ TV has found its new underdog comedy

    I hope “Unbreakable” goes on to huge success and proves to the networks that it’s worth taking a chance on unconventional sitcoms.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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    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.

     

    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

    Some roads closed, authorities warn of icy side streets, sidewalks

    Icy road conditions and sidewalks make dangerous morning commute

    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.

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    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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