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MoCo drops plan to redevelop Apex for Purple Line station

Rebuilding the Bethesda space would be too costly and time-consuming, County Executive Leggett said.

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Ground game holds the key

(Toni L. Sandys / The Washington Post)

Quince Orchard and Damascus have looked to their running backs in big moments this season with both teams starting first-year quarterbacks. Friday should be no different.

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Two more cases of whooping cough in Montgomery schools

With two new cases of whooping cough, 20 cases have been reported since outbreak in first days of school.

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Coalition: Exelon-Pepco deal should be tied to reliability

Environmentalists and local Md. officials said merger approval should be linked to higher standards.

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Fox stays strong, lifts Falcons

Two days after her grandmother’s death, Mallory Fox notched an assist and Good Counsel beat St. Mary’s Ryken, 4-2.

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Gaithersburg road reopens after water main repaired

Crews repaired the water main and reopened the intersection Thursday.

Maryland seeks artists to work on Purple Line rail project

Artists can submit proposals for specific stations or locations

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Going Out Guide

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Schenk gives Seahawks a weapon

(Jonathan Newton / THE WASHINGTON POST)

GIRLS’ SOCCER | South River discovered a new offensive option by moving junior Bella Schenk from midfield to forward; Good Counsel, O’Connell lose in California.

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Montgomery teens are warned about ‘distracted crossing’

High school students are told to keep their heads up and cellphones down when crossing the street.

 

Will Apple’s watch make step tracking mainstream?

There is no word of mouth like Apple word of mouth. “It sucks people in to thinking about something they weren’t thinking about before,” an analyst says.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Michael S. Rosenwald

In political Washington, Agony of De Feet

Officials, lawmakers and staffers from both parties gleefully compete over the number of steps they walk daily.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Michael S. Rosenwald

Buying frenzy of Russian-made AK-47s follows import ban

The surge of sales after sanctions were imposed against Russia brought a boom in demand.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Michael S. Rosenwald

Ethan Saylor’s mom backs Frederick Co. sheriff’s opponent

Patti Saylor, whose son died in an encounter with off-duty deputies, endorses the Democratic challenger.

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Post photographers are sharing their favorite area locations.

Horseshoe Baltimore casino’s opening night

Throngs of people showed up to try their luck at the city’s first casino.

Aboard the Memphis Belle

Members of the media get a ride on the World War II B-17 bomber ahead of a weekend exhibition in Baltimore.

Marylanders go to the polls

In the Maryland primary, voters chose candidates for governor, attorney general and local offices.

Heavy rains, strong winds wallop D.C.

Anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain fell, beginning last night, causing flooding in the D.C. area.

Democratic candidates for Md. governor debate

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Del. Heather Mizeur and Attorney General Doug Gansler face off.

A knitting class that isn’t just about knitting

For instructors and students, it’s more than just another activity to help prisoners pass the weeks, months and years.

Amateur gets a seat at the poker table

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

Inside a casino’s surveillance operation

A security force and state-of-the-art surveillance operation protects Maryland Live Casino from thieves.

Worst storm of season hits D.C. area

The biggest storm of the season has closed airport runways, stretches of parkways, schools and offices across the region.

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