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Metrorail to stay open late for Thursday night football

Metro said riders traveling by train from the Washington Redskins game against the New York Giants at FedEx Field will be able to enter the transit system at Morgan Boulevard and Largo Town Center stations.


Md. trooper hit during traffic stop on Capital Beltway

Hyattsville man charged with DUI after incident in Greenbelt. Trooper was released from hospital.


Pr. George’s delays proposed Wal-Mart in Bowie

Neighbors applaud delay; say the store planned at a strip mall is not a good fit for the community


Prince George’s schools CFO, wife resign after fraud charge

(Prince George's County Public School System / Prince George's County Public School System)

State said Colby and Keisha White committed insurance fraud with claims for a lost wedding ring.


Prince George’s teacher wins on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

(Prince George's County schools)

Lee Hawkins took home $23,800, the second Washington region teacher to win on the show last week.


Central is turning things around

(Toni L. Sandys / The Washington Post)

Two years after going winless, the Falcons are 3-0 and seeing the fruits of their offseason labor under Coach Kenneth Amaker.


Prince George’s police officer suspended after assault charge

Authorities said the officer has been suspended with pay after Baltimore police charged him on Saturday.


A killer convicted again, decades after a fatal shooting

(Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office / Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office)

A victim’s family must relive a crime 42 years later after a shooter’s first trial is found unconstitutional.


NAACP branch president: Largo principal should be ousted

Bob Ross is second county official to weigh in on the alleged discriminatory actions taken by the principal.


Douglass extends its shutout streak

FOOTBALL | The 13th-ranked Eagles rout Gwynn Park, 38-0, to improve to 3-0. Douglass has yet to allow a point this season.


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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Prince George’s County crime report

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

Prince George’s County calendar, Sept. 18-24, 2014

Sports tournaments, documentary screenings, networking breakfast, city hearing, boat rides.

Prince George’s County volunteer opportunities

The Alzheimer’s Association seeks volunteers to help with the Sept. 27 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Bowie.

Prince George’s County adopt a pet

Prince George’s County adopt a pet

Zena, a 7-year-old tan female Pekingese, is available for adoption.

Prince George’s County crime report

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

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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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