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Plans for D.C. HOT lanes still warming up

(Linda Davidson / The Washington Post)

Political, financial and engineering hurdles are formidable. Just ask Virginia.


Religion events from around the Washington area

Easter worship services, pipe organ concerts, bingo night, Henry VIII book discussion, choral concerts.


30-year sentence for heroin dealer linked to three deaths

(Courtesy of Holly Garity / Courtesy of Holly Garity)

The stiff term prompts Eugene Williams’s relatives to storm out of court and berate the federal judge.


Running for ‘something bigger’

(John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

As the youngest female in the field for the 2014 Boston Marathon, W.T. Woodson senior Emily Cox is running for ‘something bigger’ than herself.


Parents seek action at Woodson High after suicides

(Linda Davidson / The Washington Post)

The Fairfax County school’s parents want to prevent more suicides after six student deaths in three years.

Fatal crash closes Old Dominion Drive in Fairfax County

One person is dead and at least one injured after a car hit a tree in Dranesville.

Virginia open houses April 19-20

A list of properties in Virginia that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.


Linked in death, by a drug, a dealer and an addiction

(Eva Russo / For The Washington Post)

Three people died using heroin sold by the same D.C. drug dealer, who was sentenced Friday.

Help wanted: Executive needed to run the Silver Line project

MWAA is looking for someone to manage the $5.6 billion Silver Line rail project. Think you have what it takes?

Virginia doing away with E-ZPass fee

Transportation department has till Sept. 1 to eliminate monthly charge.


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Va. Supreme Court rules for U-Va. in global warming FOIA case

The high court decision rejects an argument by global warming skeptics who wanted to see the work of a climate researcher.

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Fairfax City police chief Rick Rappoport to retire, join Amtrak police

After 13 years in the city, and 24 years in the county, will become a regional deputy chief for Amtrak.

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The death of John Geer: Now seven months of silence on Fairfax police shooting

Still, no one is talking in the police killing of an unarmed man in August.

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Bart Giamatti’s son, others weigh in on Pete Rose suspension after 25 years

Marcus Giamatti feels his father would support Rose’s continued ban. A respected writer on the case thinks Rose should be reinstated.

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Holy Week in the Washington area

Starting Palm Sunday and continuing through Good Friday and beyond, locals observed the rituals leading up to Easter.

T. rex at Smithsonian

The bones come from Montana and will be displayed for 50 years.

Cherry blossoms reach peak bloom in D.C.

It’s prime viewing time for Washington’s famous trees from Japan.

Amateur gets a seat at the poker table

A new TV show gives Reisterstown, Md., man chance to play with pros.

Driving for dollars with UberX

Single mothers, translators and students are among those turning the family ride into a profit center.

Last call at D.C. lounge for black professionals

With a waterfront transformation planned, the Channel Inn is closing.

Through their eyes

The InFocus project teaches photography to people with autism and opens windows into their worlds.

On the trail of bushy tails

Nearly 400 readers entered the inaugural Washington Post Squirrel Week Photo Contest. Here are our favorites.

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Post photographers are sharing their favorite area locations.

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