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Calls flood Washington’s hotline for emergency food

The numbers of calls seeking emergency food assistance has jumped 57 percent.


Five tips for continuing academic momentum during break

Five ways to keep children smart over winter break.


HOT lanes concept evolved from early hopes and fears

Today’s network doesn’t quite match what either advocates or critics envisioned for the D.C. region.


Snowy owl spotted near airport during annual bird count

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The spotting, near the runways of National Airport, established the return of the white arctic bird.


Is ‘parklet’ a sign of good things to come in Tysons?

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The developer hopes the pop-up park will help change people’s minds about the community and its future.


Manassas shooting victim in critical condition

Justin Platt, 25, is charged with opening fire on several people outside an apartment building.


ACLU challenges Va. high school’s transgender bathroom policy

The school board called for a separate unisex bathroom, but one student described it as “humiliating.”


Animal Watch: Noisy parrot outside troubles woman

The bird, who was loudly vocalizing outside and appeared agitated, eventually settled down.


South Lakes sweeps Herndon


BASKETBALL | Zach Pearl and Brenda Kamga help the Seahawks boys and girls win three days after Brandon Kamga’s ankle injury.


Stone Bridge skates past O’Connell

ICE HOCKEY | Cade Groton‘s hat trick helps the third-ranked Bulldogs top the fifth-ranked Knights, 5-1.


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Judge to rule on whether Fairfax must release information in John Geer killing

Judge Randy Bellows will handle the civil suit, where Fairfax is resisting making any disclosures about the shooting.

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Grassley now seeks answers from Fairfax prosecutor on John Geer police slaying

After getting little new information from Fairfax police or the Justice Department, Grassley asks why the case moved to the feds.

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Roommate arrested in Centreville man’s stabbing death

Mario Cedillo-Santiago was found wounded on Saturday.

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Pilot dies in single-engine plane crash in Fauquier County

Witnesses reported a possible crash south of Catlett about 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Mayor Vincent Gray’s parting words

The one-term mayor exhaustively detailed his achievements in a two-hour speech at Dunbar High School.

Candles for justice

Friday’s candlelight vigil on 16th Street NW protested grand juries not indicting white police officers who killed unarmed black men.

Rejoicing in their roles, if only for the holidays

Holiday shows give talented locals their chance to shine.

Succeeding despite setbacks

Even as her home life imploded, Sareana Kimia continued her work, going to meetings, testifying, working and networking.

D.C. mourns its ‘mayor for life’

A public farewell for Marion Barry was held Saturday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Washington takes to the streets to mourn Barry

The community residents who knew the former mayor pay their respects during a funeral procession.

Marion Barry lies in repose

The four-term D.C. mayor died Nov. 23 at 78. The public can pay their respects all day Thursday and Friday morning.

Local Ferguson protests

People formed a chain across I-395 on Sunday, and a die-in was staged in front of the Justice Dept. on Monday.

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