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Religion events from around the Washington area

Christmas and Hanukkah worship and programs, Festival of Lights, Crèchè exhibits, choral concerts.


NAACP opposes English-learner schools for immigrants

(Astrid Riecken / For The Washington Post )

Prince George’s schools for people struggling with English shortchange longtime residents, critics say.


Driver dies after hitting stopped tow truck

Police said they would release her name after her family is notified.


Man found dead in Prince George’s warehouse

Police say man was apparently shot fatally in a homicide.

Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

It’s the last weekend for holiday shoppers and the start of the December getaway season.

Maryland open houses Dec. 20-21

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


E. Roosevelt hangs on to beat Bowie

(Matt Slocum / AP)

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Despite some missed free throws, Eleanor Roosevelt’s defense secured the win against Bowie.


Carjacker steals taxi, leads police on 40-mile chase

Suitland resident Chauncey W. Slaughter, 24, suffered injuries when he was arrested on the Bay Bridge.


Going Out Guide, Dec. 18-24, 2014

(Roy Cox / Roy Cox)

What’s happening in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland.


Prince George’s County calendar, Dec. 18-31, 2014

Christmas concerts and plays, exhibit closings, basketball, roller skating, fitness and bird hikes.


Dan Morse

Md. plane crash shattered picture of a happy family

Tragedy struck the home of Marie and Ken Gemmell, killing her and two of their three children.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Dwindling group of Pearl Harbor survivors gathers at memorial

“In a way I feel honored,” one veteran said, “but in another way it gives you nightmares.”

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Michael S. Rosenwald

Beloved Harpers Ferry Flea Market makes way for Civil War restoration

The hunts are ending at the popular Harpers Ferry Flea Market, which sits on land bought by the Civil War Trust.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Michael S. Rosenwald

Wild turkeys return with a vengeance

They were nearly extinct a century ago, but now 7 million turkeys roam across the American landscape, sometimes unnerving unsuspecting suburbanites with their aggressive behavior.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Prince George’s County calendar, Dec. 18-31, 2014

Christmas concerts and plays, exhibit closings, basketball, roller skating, fitness and bird hikes.

Prince George’s County volunteer opportunities

The House of Help needs donations for its women and children’s shelter. CASA seeks child advocates.

Prince George’s County adopt a pet

Prince George’s County adopt a pet

Barbie, a tan female Yorkshire terrier, is available for adoption.

Prince George’s County Animal Watch

Cases received by the Department of Environmental Resources’ Animal Management Group.

Prince George’s County crime report

Among incidents reported by police in Prince George’s County, Greenbelt, Hyattsville and Laurel.

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D.C.’s first snowfall of the winter

Travelers probably aren’t too thankful for the storm that hit the day before Thanksgiving.

Frederick, Md., is part of a small-city boom

Walkable, urban mini-D.C.s are popping up nationwide, with Frederick, Md., a notable example.

Larry Hogan, riding an anti-tax wave

Maryland’s GOP nominee for governor on the campaign trail, bringing a familiar face along.

From Annapolis to Fallujah and back again

Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown served two terms in the House of Delegates, spending some of his tenure deployed in Iraq.

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.

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