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Two Loudoun deputies injured pursuing theft suspect

One deputy has hand slammed in suspect’s vehicle door; another is dragged 60 feet.


Plans for D.C. HOT lanes still warming up

(Linda Davidson / The Washington Post)

Political, financial and engineering hurdles are formidable. Just ask Virginia.


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A roundup of Washington area news.


Animal Watch: It’s ex-military hero’s turn to be saved

Former bomb-detecting German shepherd is found in Arlington and returned to its owner.


Man killed in Loudoun crash

A pickup truck ran off Route 7 and overturned on Saturday, killing the driver, police said.


Va. speeds voting-rights process for some drug-case felons

(Stephanie Klein-Davis / AP)

The governor reclassified a series of crimes, leading to far-reaching change starting Monday.


Prosecutor argues for extradition of Charles Severance

The 53-year-old is a “person of interest” in three killings in Alexandria.


Washington area’s largest churches

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Loudoun considers ending Thomas Jefferson bus service

The county School Board may cut funding to transport students to the magnet high school in Fairfax County.


Religion events from around the Washington area

Easter worship services, pipe organ concerts, bingo night, Henry VIII book discussion, choral concerts.


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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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Autistic boy defends girls accused of assaulting him

A Md. teen says he wants to resume a friendship with his schoolmates, but his parents say the case must be pursued.

Holy Week in the Washington area

Starting Palm Sunday and continuing through Good Friday and beyond, locals observed the rituals leading up to Easter.

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.

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

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