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MGM National Harbor opens, bringing a slice of Las Vegas to the doorstep of the nation’s capital

(Bill O'Leary / Washington Post)

Rushern Baker, once a slots opponent, is betting on the casino to expand Pr. George’s tax base and economic growth.


Six robberies in 90-minute span reported in Northeast Washington

At least three were at gunpoint; in two of them, police say three men with a car took part.


Animal Watch: A crowded, but apparently content, house

Animal control inspected a residence housing about 20 cats and found they were well cared for.


When Metro board chairman Jack Evans says ‘we,’ he doesn’t mean you

(Bill O’Leary / The Washington Post)

The regional transit system’s leader has a limited constituency.


Woman captured, charged in fatal shooting at Va. grocery store

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

She was found in a home in Maryland, police said.


Religion events from around the Washington area

Toys for Tots Collection, Labyrinth walk, “Messiah” concerts, Christmas reenactments.


Megan Callahan stays cool late to guide Stonewall Jackson girls’ basketball past Mount Vernon

The seniors late free throws seal the Raiders’ season-opening win in Alexandria.


Driver recalls crash with embattled Md. council member

(Mark Gail / For The Washington Post)

Pr. George’s cut a check for nearly $7,000 to pay for the damage council member Mel Franklin caused.


For D.C., a record warm meteorological fall

A record was set for the average temperature in September, October and November.


Md. Lt. Gov. Rutherford’s tweet about hate and racism draws concerns

(Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post)

“You act as though hate is new. It was always there,” Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford said in a reply to a state senator.


Michael S. Rosenwald

‘He is a thief’: Little League teammates go to war over fortune made in youth baseball

Two sons of privilege, Brendan Sullivan III and Robert Elwood, accuse each other of using Headfirst Baseball as an ATM. Evidence includes photos of bags of cash.

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My 9-year-old reviews the new ‘Wimpy Kid’ book. He loves the gross bathroom scene.

Dropped ice cream, funny drawings, fake TV shows. A superfan weighs in on the new bestseller.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Michael S. Rosenwald

Jeff Kinney Inc.: The ‘Wimpy Kid’ is now a rich guy who has sold 180 million books

Kinney has built a global publishing empire by mining the hijinks and awkwardness of his childhood in his best-selling ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Manassas man shot to death Saturday night

Edward Ivan Chicas, 22, is Prince William’s 19th homicide victim of 2016, police said.

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What it looks like inside the MGM National Harbor resort in Maryland

The casino and entertainment complex boasts all the flash and amenities that many have come to expect.

The scene after a school bus and commuter bus collide in Baltimore

Six people are dead and at least five others were injured after a commuter bus and a school bus collided in southwest Baltimore.

A flood swept away her home and her business, and a new future awaits

Before Ellicott City, Md., was devastated by flooding in July, Sally Tennant ran a beloved shop, Discoveries, and thought her life was settled. She and others in town face decisions on rebuilding.

The scene after a massive explosion and fire leveled an apartment complex in Md.

At least 6 were killed after a blast destroyed an apartment complex in Silver Spring.

See what the scene looks like after flooding in historic Ellicott City

Cleanup begins after a night of flooding damages Ellicott City, Md., and surrounding areas.

What it looked like at Joint Base Andrews during the lockdown

Following an earlier report of an active shooter, the lockdown has mostly been lifted at Joint Base Andrews.

The scene outside of the courthouse after Baltimore officer was acquitted in Freddie Gray case

A judge acquitted Baltimore police officer Edward M. Nero of all four charges filed against him in the arrest of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody last year.

In the aftermath of Baltimore riots after Freddie Gray’s funeral

Residents clean up from the looting and fires that plagued parts of the city after the funeral for Freddie Gray.

The scenes of two shootings in Montgomery County, Maryland

One man was slain at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda and a woman was killed outside a Giant grocery store in Aspen Hill. The suspect, Eulalio Tordil, is in custody.

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