FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades

Forensic hair matches were overstated in many cases heard before 2000, including those of 32 defendants sentenced to death, the FBI and the Justice Department acknowledged after a review.

‘Free-range’ flap adds heat to national debate on parenting

Long before a Maryland couple clashed with authorities over their kids’ walk home alone from a park, other parents were asking: When are kids really at risk?

Police chief William Drake, with Mount Rainier on horizon. (Chikwendiu/Post)

Mount Rainier simmers near Orting, Wash., but it was Gerry Pickens’s arrival — and disputed termination — that disrupted Orting’s balance.

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VRE kicks off major expansion plan with new Spotsylvania station

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The station is part of a long-range plan to increase train frequency and boost capacity in Northern Virginia.

In race to represent ‘forgotten ward,’
a crowded field and much uncertainty

In race to represent ‘forgotten ward,’ <br>a crowded field and much uncertainty

Candidates to fill Marion Barry’s D.C. Council seat hit the streets ahead of the April 28 special election.

How Barry Louis Polisar became king of kids’ music by extolling underwear

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Wizards show Raptors new formula
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Wizards show Raptors new formula <br>on way to an overtime Game 1 win

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Want a side of vocal fry with that?

Want a side of vocal fry with that?

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With the end of Squirrel Week,
the results of a special photo contest

With the end of Squirrel Week, <br>the results of a special photo contest

COLUMN | A squirrel chilling out
at the National Zoo gets its
moment in the sun.

PRINCESS ANNE, MD - APRIL 18: Family and friends view the eight bodies at the funeral for the Todd family, the father and 7 children found dead in their home last week from carbon monoxide poisoning, at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on April 18, 2015, in Princess Anne, MD. Rodney Eric Todd and his children Ty'Juzaina, Cameron, Ty'Keria, Ty'Nijuiza, Ty'Niah, Zhi'Heem, and Ty'Breyia are survived by the mother of the children, their paternal grandparents, Bonnie Edwards and Rodney Eric Stanley, and a host of other family, relatives, and friends. On April 6, police discovered Rodney Eric Todd, 36, and his seven children dead in their Princess Anne home. Police had been sent to the home to check on Todd, who had not shown up for work. They found a gas generator in the kitchen that had run out of fuel. The house did not have electricity. (photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)

Family and friends gather at the funeral. (Jahi Chikwendiu/Post)

‘You have lost 7. It is okay to cry.’

Hundreds gather to remember the seven children and their father who died in their sleep of carbon monoxide poisoning in Princess Anne, Md.

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Real Estate

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