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Bi-County Parkway foes optimistic that state letter means project is dead

Transportation officials say speculation concerning the Loudoun-Pr. William road is premature.


Debate over ‘religious freedom’ bills becomes an issue in Va. House race

Del. Robert Marshall defends the Indiana law; a Democratic challenger with a gay son condemns it.


Va. governor meets with black leaders in Charlottesville, urges ABC reforms

(Patrick Kane / AP)

Gov. Terry McAuliffe discussed race relations after the violent arrest of a black U-Va. student last month.


Officials say advanced hack was hoax in charging twin brothers

(Evelyn Hockstein / For The Washington Post)

Muneeb Akhter claimed he had uncovered a major hole in retailers’ cybersecurity.


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Judge dismisses felony indictment against Virginia’s Joe Morrissey

(Jahi Chikwendiu / The Washington Post)

The decision is the latest twist in the politician’s long history of legal skirmishes.


Yorktown boys’ lacrosse scores historic upset; Paul VI is loaded


BOYS’ LACROSSE | The Patriots became the first Arlington County team to knock off perennial power Robinson; Paul VI has the talent, and the experience, to break through.


Authorities arrest man wanted in connection with Dumfries drive-by shooting

(Prince William County Police Department / Prince William County Police Department)

U.S. Marshals’ Fugitive Task Force captured Andre Vaunquez Perry in Norfolk.


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Alexandria-Arlington community calendar, April 2-8, 2015

Help with filing taxes, community college registration, gardening Q&A, performance by 10,000 Maniacs.


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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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Re-creating the Capitol dome’s ornaments

At a foundry in Utah, 2,500-degree liquid metal is cast into replacements for the dome’s damaged and missing decorations.

Prisoner arrested after fleeing Fairfax hospital

Wossen Assaye allegedly overpowered a guard and carjacked two vehicles to make his escape. He was captured in the District.

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.

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