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“Apocalypse meow.” A zoo researcher accused of poisoning cats in her D.C. neighborhood takes the stand in her own defense.

Rain today, snow this weekend? If the storm expected to fire up off the coast on Saturday gains enough strength, there is a chance a few flakes might make groundfall.

What do you get when you combine a national recession, a relatively resilient local economy and emerging hipness? An influx of young adults in the Washington area, according to new census figures.

Wizards jerseys made another national appearance when hosts of “The View” donned the prototypes introduced this past spring.