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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray’s campaign is the subject of a federal investigation. (Jacquelyn Martin /AP)

The woman stabbed in the back and head outside a Target store in Bowie says she feels “blessed” that her injuries weren’t worse.

The District’s Georgia Avenue moves beyond the days of heroin markets and dangerous clubs as residents aim to redefine the neighborhood.

“Who are we? Occupy D.C.” The growing Occupy movement has inspired a new generation of protest music.

The walking dead invade downtown Lynchburg for the town’s first Zombie Walk.

Stay with PostLocal today as the search for 11-year-old William McQuain continues in upper Montgomery County, and the man accused of killing the boy’s mother in their Germantown home appears in court.