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Police lock down Inova Fairfax Hospital

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Fairfax County police said they put Inova Fairfax Hospital on a lockdown after a prisoner escaped.

Roads around Inova Fairfax Hospital closed after prisoner escapes

Roads around Inova Fairfax Hospital closed because of escaped prisoner who is armed


Callahan, defense save Stone Bridge

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Junior John Callahan induces a groundout to help the Bulldogs defeat Chantilly, 5-3, at the Bulldog Titan Classic.


Plan advances for Metro station at Potomac Yard

New station would spur economic development and draw 5,000 new Metro riders, federal study says.


Md. and Va. students place 1st and 3rd in AP scores

At least 30 percent of students in both states earn college credit on the Advanced Placement tests.


Jewish group presses Virginia bar to reverse decision to drop Israel trip

Jewish legislators blast Virginia State Bar for “disparaging” language toward Israel.


McAuliffe invites Indiana firms to ‘open and welcoming’ Virginia

(Patrick Kane / AP)

The Virginia governor wants to lure Indiana companies that see ‘religious freedom’ law as anti-gay to relocate.


Police: Couple left 4-month-old baby at home to commit armed robbery

The pair has been charged with robbery and child neglect.


Police: Manassas girl abused by three men who rented room in her home

The abuse started when the girl was 5 years old, police said.


New principal to take the helm at Woodson High

Scott F. Poole will take over as principal in April, filling a months-long vacancy.


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McAuliffe vows to amend ethics bills to close loopholes

Governor’s proposals include limiting the value of all gifts given by a single individual to $100 a year.

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Va. governor amends license plate reader bill, angers legislators

A bill limiting the time police could keep data from license plate readers passed overwhelmingly, McAuliffe moves to extend the time.

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When it comes to putting out fire, GMU students show it’s all about that bass

The two seniors used low-frequency sound waves to disrupt oxygen fueling fires.

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PNC Bank loses Vienna man’s $100,000 check for 10 months, then ‘finds’ it

The bank appeared uninterested in restoring a longtime customer’s money. Then The Washington Post called.

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1 person fatally shot after car rams gate at NSA

Officers at the agency’s headquarters in Maryland fired on the two people in the vehicle. At least one other person was injured.

Library of Congress gets trove of Civil War photos

Texas grandmother and collector Robin Stanford has gathered rare stereo photos of war and slavery for 40 years.

Liftoff for Blossom Kite Festival on the Mall

The event is part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Silver Spring hosts flip for Danish gymnasts

The performance team is welcomed with open arms during a stop that’s part of a 10-month world tour.

Andean bear cubs romp at National Zoo

The brother bears get ready to meet the public.

A Virginia tribe seeks federal recognition amid casino fears

The bid by the Pamunkey — the tribe of Pocahontas — is opposed by MGM and 11 black lawmakers.

From snow to rain

In the D.C. area, a morning wintry mix turns to snow, which turns back to rain.

Changing perceptions, one bullet at a time

The firearms industry has poured millions of dollars into college shooting clubs, and many students’ views about guns have evolved.

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