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Loudoun’s small community schools saved, for now

The school board rejected their closure, and also decided to save bus service to Thomas Jefferson High.


Kaplan, Huskies are still perfect

GIRLS’ SOCCER | With Courtenay Kaplan guarding the goal, Tuscarora is 8-0 and has yet to concede a goal this season.


Loudoun County community events, April 24-May 1, 2014

Events include a flower and garden festival, a horse show, an evening of hymns and a chestnut tree program.


Loudoun County crime report

Reports from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville police.


Loudoun County volunteer opportunities

Nonprofit groups, town cleanup projects, agencies that aid seniors and pet rescue groups seek help.


Loudoun County news in brief

Authorities warn of LSD-like drug linked to teens’ medical emergencies; rain barrel workshops are offered.


Loudoun County pet adoption

(Loudoun County Animal Shelter / Loudoun County Animal Services)

Dogs, cats and other animals in need of homes are available from the Loudoun County Animal Shelter.


Loudoun County animal watch

Recent reports received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services.


Supporters of small Loudoun schools rally to keep them open

Hundreds appeal to School Board to save four western Loudoun County schools from being closed.

Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe gets Silver Line update

Officials at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said they will announce Thursday whether the project is “substantially complete.“


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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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Singer Chris Brown charged with assault

Brown and his bodyguard were arrested and charged in the assault of a man outside the W Hotel in the District.

In Fairfax, Va., heroin rips families apart

Parents’ stories — one of a son who died, another of a son trying to live — highlight a growing problem in D.C.’s suburbs.

Two wounded in shooting near National Zoo

Thousands of people were visiting the zoo for an annual holiday event when the gunfire erupted.

The 136th annual White House Easter Egg Roll

Thousands of children gather at the White House for the Easter Egg Roll.

Autistic boy defends girls accused of assaulting him

A Md. teen says he wants to resume a friendship with his schoolmates, but his parents say the case must be pursued.

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.

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