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Marine reservist admits swiping and selling metal at base

Alroy Anthony Simmonds took cartridge cases and ammunition cans from Quantico and scrapped them.

Virginia open houses April 19-20

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


Va. high court exempts U-Va. research, e-mails from FOIA

Ruling emerged from a case in which conservative advocacy group had requested climate scientist’s records.

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.


Veterans, unclaimed for 25 years, laid to rest at Quantico

(Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

The Missing in America Project helped confirm the men’s service and arrange their burial.


Going Out Guide

(Elzbieta Siborska / Elzbieta Siborska)

Going Out Guide, Northern Virginia


Prince William County community calendar

Manassas Spring Cleanup, town candy dioramas, “Cheat the Clock” discussion and other events.

News From Around The Web

Flash Cube via Potomac Local News


‘Behind the Mask’ highlights sexual assault services

Hylton Center hosts evening of art, performance to raise money for services in Prince William County.


Prince William County adopt a pet

(Prince William County Animal Shelter / Prince William County Animal Shelter)

Razzles, a high-energy 1-year-old female, is looking for a family.


Prince William County news in brief

Hydrant flush ongoing through May; prescription drug take-back is April 26; more news


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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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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.

Amateur gets a seat at the poker table

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

Driving for dollars with UberX

Single mothers, translators and students are among those turning the family ride into a profit center.

Last call at D.C. lounge for black professionals

With a waterfront transformation planned, the Channel Inn is closing.

Through their eyes

The InFocus project teaches photography to people with autism and opens windows into their worlds.

On the trail of bushy tails

Nearly 400 readers entered the inaugural Washington Post Squirrel Week Photo Contest. Here are our favorites.

Pillow fight on the Mall

Hundreds gathered on the Mall on Saturday to participate in International Pillow Fight Day.

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Post photographers are sharing their favorite area locations.

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