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Study options for Thanksgiving getaways

Wednesday’s forecast remains uncertain, but it’s time to develop escape plans B and C.

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In Prince William, a model pastime for train lovers

(Jim Barnes / For The Washington Post)

Prince William Model Railroad Club’s events draw hundreds to see displays of miniature rails and villages.

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Prince William County news in brief

School board to present legislative priorities; two parks get new playgrounds; Bluebird tours.

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Prince William County Adopt a Pet

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

Twinkie, a 1-year-old tortiseshell cat, and Rocky, a 5-year-old male beagle, are looking for homes.

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Prince William County health calendar

Health-related events and support group meetings are scheduled in the coming week.

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Pr. William County community calendar, Nov. 23-29, 2014

“The Nutcracker” ballets, flower arranging class, ice skating, exhibits and other events.

How storm potential could affect Thanksgiving getaways

If you leave early, you won’t be sneaking out of town.

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Who was the D.C. area’s biggest turkey of 2014?

(Jahi Chikwendiu / Washington Post)

My fifth annual ‘Turkeys of the Year’ recognize foolishness and ineptitude in the Washington region.

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Brothers help boost Battlefield

(John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

FOOTBALL | Collin Parker and Corey Parker provide big plays as the Bobcats top South County in a Va. 6A North quarterfinal, 41-36.

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Friday football: The early report

(Brandon Parker / The Washington Post)

Scores and quick recaps from all of Friday’s playoff action, including Glenelg-River Hill, Briar Woods-Broad Run and Potomac-Thomas Stone.

 

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Loudoun schools again reject football-helmet sensors

Parents pushed for the devices, but officials say they are not yet scientifically and medically proven.

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U.S. senator seeks answers in Fairfax Co. police shooting of unarmed man

John Geer was killed by an officer 14 months ago, but authorities have offered little information.

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Manassas City detective in teen ‘sexting’ case sues teen’s lawyer for defamation

Detective who led case against 17-year-old says attorney’s comments in The Post harmed him, forced him into counseling.

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UPDATE: Loudoun supervisors decide against raising their pay

Second thoughts about pay raises of 20 to 40 percent, which would be effective for the next Board of Supervisors.

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Warner optimistic about next six years in Senate

He has a history of working with Republicans and will be courted by both parties.

Washington grieves over Marion Barry’s death

Mourning from the White House to city hall, in church and on the street.

Marion Barry, 4-term D.C. mayor, dies at 78

The most powerful local politician of his generation, he was a national symbol of self-governance and home rule for urban blacks, even as his personal and public life was fraught with the high drama of a drug arrest and jail sentence.

After 30 years, a farmers market pioneer retires

Eddie Rankin gets a heartfelt send-off at a Washington market.

A moving and spiritual Men’s Season at Ebenezer AME Church with nationally known recording artists.

The music flowed with the spirit of “brotherly love” as top recording artists rocked the church and 3,000 attendees Sunday.

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Historical images from The Washington Post’s archive.

Va. home day cares anxious about laws

Compliance at the local level can be a confusing and frustrating experience.

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For D.C. couple, a genetic disorder is rewriting the final chapters of a journey more than three and a half decades in the making.

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