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Redskins fan goes to great lengths to change name of his beloved team

(John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

Ian Washburn’s epiphany has led him to alter the name on much of the team merchandise he owns.

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    Warming up through Monday, and mainly dry before Sunday evening

    Warming up through Monday, and mainly dry before Sunday evening

    Today we begin the climb out of early-season winter chill. The next few days are quite comfortable compared to what we dealt with this past week.

    Social media aids in recovery of stolen popcorn truck

    The bright orange truck wasn’t hard to miss. But when it went missing, people on Twitter responded.

    Lake Braddock wins on the final play

    Lake Braddock wins on the final play

    FOOTBALL | Kyle Edwards scores on a quarterback sneak as the No. 15 Bruins rally in the final 1:08 to beat West Springfield.

    Glenelg dances into Maryland 3A semifinals

    Glenelg dances into Maryland 3A semifinals

    FOOTBALL | With a dominant effort from their line and running game, the Gladiators top River Hill for the first time since 2002 to win the Maryland 3A East region title.

    Brothers help boost Battlefield

    Brothers help boost Battlefield

    FOOTBALL | Collin Parker and Corey Parker provide big plays as the No. 14 Bobcats top South County in a Virginia 6A North region quarterfinal, 41-36.

    Stone’s triple-option does a number on Potomac

    Stone’s triple-option does a number on Potomac

    FOOTBALL | Despite a serious size disadvantage, No. 13 Thomas Stone runs all over the Wolverines to stay unbeaten and win the Maryland 3A South region title.

    Broad Run rallies, holds off Briar Woods

    Broad Run rallies, holds off Briar Woods

    FOOTBALL | After a sluggish start, the Spartans storm back, then use a key late defensive play to beat the Falcons and return to the Virginia 5A North region semifinals.

    Local digest: D.C.-area news briefs

    A roundup of D.C. area news briefs.

    Northwest returns the favor

    Northwest returns the favor

    FOOTBALL | The Jaguars lean on E.J. Lee and their run game and defense to avenge a regular season loss to Quince Orchard and move on to the Maryland 4A semifinals.

    Friday football: The early report

    Friday football: The early report

    Scores and quick recaps from all of Friday’s playoff action, including Glenelg-River Hill, Briar Woods-Broad Run and Potomac-Thomas Stone.

    Redskins fan goes to great lengths to change name of his beloved team

    Redskins fan goes to great lengths to change name of his beloved team

    Ian Washburn’s epiphany has led him to alter the name on much of the team merchandise he owns.

    Madison drops ‘epic’ 6A final

    Madison drops ‘epic’ 6A final

    VOLLEYBALL | The Warhawks have seven match points but can’t put First Colonial away in a five-set loss in a Virginia state title match.

    ‘I’ve always wanted a place to call home’

    ‘I’ve always wanted a place to call home’

    A D.C. teen is among 38 children and young adults whose adoptions will be formalized on Saturday.

    U-Va. campus addresses sexual-assault allegations

    U-Va. campus addresses sexual-assault allegations

    Rolling Stone article’s claims of a brutal rape and how the case may have been handled cause a stir.

    School employees data potentially exposed in PG County

    Security breach at Prince George’s school system exposes employees’ personal data

    D.C. streetcar supporters want to see some movement

    D.C. streetcar supporters want to see some movement

    Council members want more information from transportation officials about repeated delays

    Police caught between Adams Morgan bar, neighbors

    In the middle of the bitter dispute? D.C. officers, who faced seemingly contradictory orders about testifying.

    Laugh of soldier killed in Afghanistan still reverberates

    Friends and family gather at Arlington Cemetery to bury Kyle Stoeckli’s ashes and recall his uplifting attitude.

    District completing plans to lease motels to house homeless families this winter

    The search for a makeshift emergency shelter for homeless families has led the administration of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (D) to a familiar spot: the Days Inn along New York Ave NE.

    Driver dies after early November crash with SUV

    Frank Joseph Vaughn, 84, died Wednesday.

    D.C.’s ‘pot belt’ stretches north from White House

    Pro-legalization voters were most concentrated in wards 1 and 2.

    Leggett: Montgomery faces sharp limits on new spending

    Leggett: Montgomery faces sharp limits on new spending

    The county executive warned Friday that tax revenue in November was $96 million lower than expected.

    O’Malley seeks families of victims of death-row inmates

    O’Malley seeks families of victims of death-row inmates

    The move by the Maryland governor prompts speculation that he might commute four sentences.

    D.C. police: Dunbar High School staffer abused student

    Police say there may be additional victims at Northwest Washington campus.

    Fracking our forests

    Hydraulic fracking could be coming to the George Washington National Forest.

    Several Orange Line stations shut this weekend

    Several Orange Line stations shut this weekend

    Track work also will affect service on the Red and Blue lines.

    Tree arrives at Capitol

    Tree arrives at Capitol

    Two tractor-trailers got the 88-foot white spruce to Washington.

    Law firm Wiley Rein to acquire lobby shop McBee Strategic

    Law firm Wiley Rein to acquire lobby shop McBee Strategic

    The lobby shop will be a subsidiary of the law firm and operate independently.

     

    Manassas City detective in teen ‘sexting’ case sues teen’s lawyer for defamation

    Detective who led case against 17-year-old says attorney’s comments in The Post harmed him, forced him into counseling.

    D.C.’s ‘pot belt’ stretches north from White House

    Pro-legalization voters were most concentrated in wards 1 and 2.

    D.C. streetcar supporters want to see some movement

    Council members want more information from transportation officials about repeated delays

    Several Orange Line stations shut this weekend

    Track work also will affect service on the Red and Blue lines.

    Workers still active in 95 Express Lanes zone

    Weekend lane closings continue as HOT lanes’ December opening approaches.

    Part of Silver Hill Road in Suitland still closed

    Water main break repaired but work continues in Suitland

    Safety concerns could delay debut of Metro’s new rail cars

    An oversight group says the transit agency hasn’t been careful enough in evaluating the first 7000-series batch.

    Senate panel grills manufacturer of defective air bags

    Air bags that kill or maim may lead to a recall of 20 million vehicles. Senate wants a complete investigation.

    WSSC: 60% of large water valves were found ‘unusable’

    The large valves let the water utility prevent widespread outages and limit flood damage from broken pipes.

    Fairfax County bond sale to pay for Silver Line parking garages

    The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has cleared the way for the sale of bonds that will help pay for construction of parking garages at two new Silver Line stations.

    Maryland woman arrested at BWI for carrying a loaded gun

    TSA officers detected a .38 pistol and 16 loose bullets in the woman’s carry-on bag.

    More than 1 million from D.C. area plan Thanksgiving trip

    Gas is cheaper and there’s a turkey dinner down the road, so travel will be heavier this year than last.

    Water main break in Suitland, part of road closed

    Crews are working to fix a water main break that involves a 71 year old pipe

    WSSC maps show buildings vulnerable to pipe flooding

    Utility says maps will guide new development while monitoring will protect existing buildings.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Dog pounds, opium dens and hospitals — just a few of the subjects at a D.C. history conference.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    My dad waited on Bill Cosby and adored him. He’s heartbroken now.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Leaders from both parties paused to honor Czech leader Vaclav Havel, then returned to their bickering.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    COLUMN | Defeat of streetcars sends a message to poorer Arlington residents: Just ride the bus.

    Photo Galleries

    Streetcars in Washington

    Historical images from The Washington Post’s archive.

    Va. home day cares anxious about laws

    Compliance at the local level can be a confusing and frustrating experience.

    In sickness and in health

    For D.C. couple, a genetic disorder is rewriting the final chapters of a journey more than three and a half decades in the making.

    Illegal immigrants rally outside the White House

    They demanded executive action to extend “deferred deportations” to adults.

    Election night 2014: Local races

    Candidates and constituents wait for election results to come in across Washington, D.C.; Maryland and Virginia.

    Mayoral hopefuls make a push on eve of election

    Muriel Bowser, David Catania and Carol Schwartz worked D.C.’s city blocks on Nov. 3.

    Return to those thrilling days of yesteryear

    The Metropolitan Washington Old Time Radio Club celebrates the 50th anniversary of ‘The Big Broadcast.’

    Frederick, Md., is part of a small-city boom

    Walkable, urban mini-D.C.s are popping up nationwide, with Frederick, Md., a notable example.

    Our Washington

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

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