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East Coast storm promises major mess on busiest travel day of the year

WEATHER GANG | Here’s a forecast of what major cities can expect from Tuesday night into Thanksgiving.

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U.S. Department of Education restores No Child waiver to Oklahoma

Three months after it pulled Oklahoma’s No Child Left Behind Waiver, the U.S. Department of Education reverses course and gives it back.

O’Malley urged not to commute Md. death-row sentences

O’Malley urged not to commute Md. death-row sentences

A woman whose father and stepmother were killed in 1995 talked to the governor by phone Monday.

Washington D.C. hits record high, soaring to 74 degrees

Washington D.C. hits record high, soaring to 74 degrees

D.C. matched the record set in 1958. Dulles and BWI, so far, are a few degrees short.

Rain to a little wet snow forecast inside Beltway, increasing snow amounts north and west

Rain to a little wet snow forecast inside Beltway, increasing snow amounts north and west

An inch of wet snow is forecast inside the Beltway, with up to 3-6 inches in our colder areas like Frederick and Leesburg, Forecast uncertainty is high, however.

Flood and high wind warnings in effect around Buffalo, N.Y., as snow removal continues

Flood and high wind warnings in effect around Buffalo, N.Y., as snow removal continues

While the rivers in the Buffalo area are expected to continue to rise another few feet, none of the rivers are forecast to crest beyond minor flood stage.

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In Barry, a potent symbol of a D.C. that no longer exists

In Barry, a potent symbol of a D.C. that no longer exists

Chocolate City has given way to Two Washingtons and worsening disparities.

Police found boy reported missing in Montgomery County

Police scoured Montgomery Village area in search of Kevin Jesus Jamie.

Public charters respond to column about school diversity

Public charters respond to column about school diversity

Charter school board and a charter head argue that there is no conspiracy in enrollment, testing.

Police identify three people killed in Silver Spring crash

Three people died in a Silver Spring crash, and police said speed and alcohol may have been factors.

A posthumous reader’s guide to Marion Barry

A posthumous reader’s guide to Marion Barry

Barry, remembered by journalists who covered him and more.

Man arrested after Saturday night attack in Arlington

Man arrested after Saturday night attack in Arlington

Man arrested after Saturday night attack on girl in Arlington

Bicyclist dead after being struck by truck in Gaithersburg

The bicyclist was hit in front of a shopping center on Route 28 and Quince Orchard Road.

Huskies grind out a win to advance

Huskies grind out a win to advance

FOOTBALL | Unbeaten Tuscarora blows open a close game to beat Wakefield and advance to a Virginia 5A North region semifinal matchup with Broad Run.

2 charged with having gun near White House ordered held

An Iowa man peaded guilty Monday in D.C. Superior Court. A second case involves a Michigan woman.

Arlington students recognized for video about district

Six students in an Arlington Career Center video class won first prize for a 30-second video about the district.

‘Iron Curtain’ powers Howard

‘Iron Curtain’ powers Howard

FOOTBALL | Defensive history aficionados led the Lions to 12 sacks in a 39-7 win over Paint Branch for the Maryland 4A North region title.

Guilty plea in January hit-and-run death of U-Md. student

Guilty plea in January hit-and-run death of U-Md. student

Liam Adepo pleaded guilty in the College Park crash that killed Cory Hubbard, 22.

East Coast storm promises major mess on busiest travel day of the year

East Coast storm promises major mess on busiest travel day of the year

WEATHER GANG | Here’s a forecast of what major cities can expect from Tuesday night into Thanksgiving.

Damascus holds off Linganore to move on

Damascus holds off Linganore to move on

FOOTBALL | The Swarmin’ Hornets survived two power outages and a Linganore comeback to win the Maryland 3A West region.

Westfield earns a rematch with Bruins

Westfield earns a rematch with Bruins

FOOTBALL | The No. 2 Bulldogs held down Chantilly to advance to a Virginia 6A North region semifinal against Lake Braddock — the team responsible for their lone loss this fall.

Study highlights rapid growth of craft breweries in Virginia

Burgeoning industry could soon make Loudoun as popular for ales and lagers as it has become for wine.

Loudoun County community calendar, Nov. 23-30, 2014

Events include a 1940s Christmas at Oatlands, “Once Upon a Mattress” and “A Christmas Carol.”

Wildlife Conservancy hires its first executive director

Nicole Hamilton, former president of the Loudoun nonprofit group, has assumed a paid role.

U-Va. student leaders hoping to foster culture change

U-Va. student leaders hoping to foster culture change

After allegations of a gang rape at a fraternity, students advocate for major changes regarding sexual assault.

A look at the front pages on former mayor Marion Barry’s death

A look at the front pages on former mayor Marion Barry’s death

Newspapers across the Mid-Atlantic carried stories of the longtime D.C. politician’s death.

Pr. George’s school board approves its legislative agenda

Positions taken on more than a dozen topics, including charters, construction and safety.

Any snow accumulation in November is unusual in the D.C. area

Any snow accumulation in November is unusual in the D.C. area

If the city officially measures snow this week, it will be the first time in November in almost two decades.

Old Mill takes 10-game win streak into state semis

Old Mill takes 10-game win streak into state semis

FOOTBALL | After starting 0-2, the Patriots needed help to get into the playoffs as the No. 4 seed. Now, Old Mill is the 4A East region champion.

Surrattsville stays grounded

Surrattsville stays grounded

FOOTBALL | The Swarmin’ Hornets did not need to attempt a pass in Saturday’s rout of FAET, but they’ll need their full arsenal on Friday in a Maryland 1A semifinal at Fort Hill.

Study options for Thanksgiving getaways

Study options for Thanksgiving getaways

Wednesday’s forecast remains uncertain, but it’s time to develop escape plans B and C.

 

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.

A posthumous reader’s guide to Marion Barry

Barry, remembered by journalists who covered him and more.

FAA says airlines will save fuel, time at D.C. area airports

Parts of new NextGen system allow planes to glide to the runway.

Power outage temporarily delays security screenings at BWI

The outage came during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.

Study options for Thanksgiving getaways

Wednesday’s forecast remains uncertain, but it’s time to develop escape plans B and C.

Water main break closes road in Alexandria

Water main break closes road in Alexandria. Unclear how long closure could last.

‘He was the ultimate provisional politician’

Despite a mixed legacy, Marion Barry was the everyman’s champion, his staunch supporters proudly proclaim.

How storm potential could affect Thanksgiving getaways

If you leave early, you won’t be sneaking out of town.

Water main break closes all lanes of Georgia Avenue in Wheaton area

Police said all lanes remain closed as crews work to repair the water main break.

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.

Before the getaways, prepare yourself as well as your car

An AARP study on holiday travelers offers tips on planning routes and considering risk factors.

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

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

A pretty holiday card is nice, but it would be even nicer if you included some actual information with it.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Chocolate City has given way to Two Washingtons and worsening disparities.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

The former mayor was known for being honest about his shortcomings, even his own dishonesty.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

My fifth annual ‘Turkeys of the Year’ recognize foolishness and ineptitude in the Washington region.

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Warner optimistic about next six years in Senate

He has a history of working with Republicans and will be courted by both parties.

Washington grieves over Marion Barry’s death

Mourning from the White House to city hall, in church and on the street.

Marion Barry, 4-term D.C. mayor, dies at 78

The most powerful local politician of his generation, he was a national symbol of self-governance and home rule for urban blacks, even as his personal and public life was fraught with the high drama of a drug arrest and jail sentence.

After 30 years, a farmers market pioneer retires

Eddie Rankin gets a heartfelt send-off at a Washington market.

A moving and spiritual Men’s Season at Ebenezer AME Church with nationally known recording artists.

The music flowed with the spirit of “brotherly love” as top recording artists rocked the church and 3,000 attendees Sunday.

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.

Our Washington

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

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