Near-collisions between drones, airliners surge

Since June 1, commercial airlines, private pilots and air-traffic controllers have alerted the FAA about at least 25 episodes in which small drones came within a few seconds of crashing into much larger aircraft.

    Unorthodox police practices emerge in Ferguson files

    Police followed seemingly unusual forensic practices in the handling of evidence immediately after the shooting of Michael Brown, according to testimony.

    Storm begins to fade in D.C. area

    WEATHER GANG, LIVE UPDATES | Some light precipitation remains in the metro area, but it should soon taper off.

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    The stunning rise, rapid fall of RGIII

    The stunning rise, rapid fall of RGIII

    Is it time for the Redskins to move on? And what is the quarterback worth to other teams?

    Female D.C. teacher’s aide found naked in car with student, police say

    The 27-year-old employee at Eastern High School was arrested and charged with sexual abuse.

    D.C. to bid farewell to Marion Barry with 3 days of events, Dec. 6 service

    D.C. to bid farewell to Marion Barry with 3 days of events, Dec. 6 service

    The centerpiece of the send-off will be a public memorial service and celebration at the convention center.

    Obama thinks turkeys have funny heads, pardons two of them anyway

    Obama thinks turkeys have funny heads, pardons two of them anyway

    “I know some will call this amnesty,” the president joked as he pardoned the bird named Cheese.

    Need to escape your family? Where to party before and after Thanksgiving.

    Need to escape your family? Where to party before and after Thanksgiving.

    GOING OUT GUIDE | This is how you can spend tonight, Thursday and Friday out of the house.

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    Officer fatally shot Cleveland boy within seconds of arriving at park

    Officer fatally shot Cleveland boy within seconds of arriving at park

    Police released names and video in the death of Tamir Rice, 12, who had what turned out to be a BB gun.

    How an out-of-a-hat seniority vote still haunts Jeff Sessions 18 years later

    How an out-of-a-hat seniority vote still haunts Jeff Sessions 18 years later

    The senator is squaring off against his old friend in a race that has caused anxiety in their party.

    The bizarre, viral fetish of ‘unboxing’

    The bizarre, viral fetish of ‘unboxing’

    The videos have become a mainstay on YouTube, garnering more than 8.3 million views.

    Real Estate

    Mortgage rates mostly flat heading into holiday

    Mortgage rates mostly flat heading into holiday

    The 30-year fixed-rate average dips to 3.97 percent, remaining below 4 percent for the second week in a row.

    Federal Government

    In the Loop: About those non-pardoned turkeys

    In the Loop: About those non-pardoned turkeys

    IN THE LOOP | Every year, the president makes a show of sparing a bird or two. But then what does the first family eat?

    National

    Ferguson ‘witness’ account was colorful. But was it true?

    Ferguson ‘witness’ account was colorful. But was it true?

    One grand jury witness turns out to have made some, if not all, of it up.

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