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Head of Md. swim club arrested on child sex abuse charges

(Montgomery County Police / Montgomery County Police)

Christopher Thomas Huott, 53, ‘engaged in sex acts’ with a girl he was coaching, police say


Teen accused of having sex at school in Montgomery

Teens — 18 and 14 — allegedly had consensual sex in hallway at Richard Montgomery High in Rockville.


Man killed in Germantown house fire

A woman in the house on Jamieson Place survived. The fire’s cause is under investigation.


Bruins topple Good Counsel

GIRLS’ LACROSSE | Plagued by slow starts earlier this spring, No. 10 Broadneck rides a blistering start to a big win over the third-ranked Falcons.


Md. governor’s race adds to clout of Washington suburbs

Md. gubernatorial election could signal power shift from Baltimore to Washington suburbs.


Students all about computers, not computer science

(Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

The subject is not a staple of the nation’s high schools and is especially rare for girls and minorities.


Riverdale’s Terrill nears mark

(Ricky Carioti / FTWP)

BASEBALL | In his 38th year as skipper, Riverdale Baptist’s Terry Terrill is one win away from 1,000 for his career; Georgetown Prep has a mental edge


Montgomery report on longer school day due in June

Task force asks: What could be done with 30 more minutes in the elementary school day?


Price of time subject to inflation for express lanes drivers

(Dayna Smith / FOR THE WASHINGTON POST Both the top and average tolls have been rising along with the traffic volume since the 495 Express Lanes opened in November 2012 . A spokesman said toll peaks usually tie in with extraordinary circumstances.)

Bad weather or accidents that slow traffic can drive Beltway tolls above $11 for 14-mile trip.


Montgomery County Adopt-A-Pet

(Montgomery County Animal Services / Montgomery County Animal Services)

The pet of the week is Luna, an affectionate 11-year-old white-and-brown female tabby.

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A better bond [Commentary] via Baltimore Sun


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Cherry blossoms bring crowds, tons of trash to the Mall

National Park Service says it should have had more employees to handle cleanup from the mammoth turnout.

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Mounds of trash take the bloom off cherry blossoms

They came for the cherry blossoms, but crowds also wound up photographing trash heaps

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Did readers actually read a story about reading?

A technical analysis of a viral story about reading in the digital age reveals an interesting truth.

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Craig Ferguson weighs in on reading: ‘It will be Oprah’s Tweet Club’

The late night host devoted his entire monologue last night to a Washington Post story about how the internet is messing with our ability to read long texts.

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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.

Takoma Park comes to the rescue of its VFW

Non-vets are flocking to the town’s VFW post for concerts and parties, giving it an injection of new life.

Local ballerinas take the stage for auditions

Dozens of local ballerinas auditioned for a chance to gain acceptance into one of the most selective summer ballet programs.

Maryland State of the State address

Gov. Martin O’Malley laid out a case that he has made Maryland stronger during “difficult and important days.”

Snowfall hits D.C. region

A winter storm sweeps into the area, bringing cold temperatures and gusty winds.

Snow falls on D.C. area

Although the sleet and snow didn’t quite stick in the urban core, snow accumulated in the suburbs.

Teens find hope at International Burn Camp

Forty-four young burn survivors were selected to attend the event, now in its 18th year, in Anne Arundel County.

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