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Five public and private schools in D.C. area get top honor

They have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.


Before Graham, another student vanished in the night

(Courtesy of Harrington family)

Police announced a break in the Morgan Harrington case Monday, pushing it back into the spotlight.


Zanellato, Madison top Stone Bridge

(Richard A. Lipski / For the Washington Post)

VOLLEYBALL | Natale Zanellato records a game-high 22 kills after missing time earlier this season with an injury as the Warhawks top the No. 1 Bulldogs.


VRE shut down south of Burke Centre following a death

The railroad and police declined to provide information on death but said it did not involve foul play.


Murray helps Marshall end losing skid

(Tracy A Woodward / THE WASHINGTON POST)

First year RB Jelani Murray and the Statesmen tasted victory for the first time as varsity football players with a win over Jefferson; West Potomac earns some hardware.

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Four men try to break their 51-year-old Va. swim record

(Linda Davidson / The Washington Post)

COLUMN | They made the pact when they came back for a 50-year reunion and saw their record stood firm.

Seeking: I-66 commuters with a sense of humor

Got something to say about I-66? We want to hear from you. Sense of humor a must.


This hacker doesn’t know if the feds want to prosecute him or hire him

(Evelyn Hockstein / For The Washington Post)

Muneeb Akhter, 22, created code to add money to major retailers’ gift cards without spending a dime.


McAuliffe embraces gas fracking only where it’s convenient

The rush to embrace natural gas and fracking is steamrolling valid worries about long-term risks to environment.


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Popular Woodson High coach Derrick Pearson hired, then un-hired as baseball coach

After the school principal overruled his athletic director, the school district reversed the decision and un-hired Pearson.

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Update: Reston’s Ayrton Climo, out of a coma, is headed home from Canada

Badly injured in a kart-racing crash, his insurance company finally agrees to transport him back to the U.S.

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At last, a new Fairfax police and fire headquarters is in sight (in 2017)

After many years of enduring the collapsing Massey Building, the Fairfax police and fire departments broke ground on a new headquarters.

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Future bleak for the Loudoun Hounds? Lawsuits say yes, owner Bob Farren says no

Offices are closed, lawsuits are flying, but Hounds owner says he can still pull off baseball in Ashburn.

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Nationals Park, on its way up

With the planned opening of a Harris Teeter, the neighborhood — and its pack of new buildings — is on the rise.

Celebrating at the H Street festival

The event’s dramatic growth mirrors the reinvention of the D.C. neighborhood.

D.C. mayoral candidates confront each other in first debate

Muriel E. Bowser, David A. Catania and Carol Schwartz sparred testily over ethics and education.

The C&O Canal over the years

It’s been 60 years since Justice William O. Douglas led a hike that helped make the canal a national monument.

Celebrating Constitution Day and new citizenship

Highlights of the naturalization ceremony at the National Archives.

Remembering the Navy Yard victims

Mourners gather for a memorial service on the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting.

Celebrating the national anthem

Reenactors mark the 200th anniversary of the writing of the

Turning 9/11 from day of horror to day of help

The National Day of Service trades in on lessons learned in the wake of terror, and a school gets a playground.

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