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Religion events from around the Washington area

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


Strothers, Centennial top Atholton

BASKETBALL | Chad Strothers scores 24 points to lead the Eagles to a road victory. The Raiders’ girls win as Chelsea Mitchell scores 14 points.


Clarksburg pulls off late rally

(Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

BOYS’ BASKETBALL | Austin Duffy and the Coyotes overcome a 12-point deficit to top Montgomery County 4A West rival Gaithersburg.


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.


Police: $8,500 in gift cards bought fraudulently at Target

(Montgomery County Police / Montgomery County Police)

The purchases were made using credit cards from a missing wallet, Montgomery investigators say.

Maryland open houses Dec. 20-21

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


In Gaithersburg, a house gone to the dogs

(Bonnie Jo Mount / The Post)

Sher Polvinale’s sanctuary for senior and ailing dogs gives them the chance to live out their days in peace


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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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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