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What you need to know about how wildfires spread

Hundreds of fires have burned more one million acres so far this summer. Extremely high temperatures and dry conditions will continue to exacerbate fire conditions through the season.

Three baby ferrets named at National Zoo’s facility

Over 6,700 people voted on naming three baby ferrets born at a National Zoo facility in Virginia.

Justice Dept: Republican Rep. Mo Brooks may be sued over Jan. 6 speech to Trump supporters

Fiery comments before Capitol breach are not “within the scope of employment” or protected from lawsuits, Justice Dept. says.

How breakdowns in oversight allowed Prince George’s to rack up a $26 million bill on a police lawsuit

The county council said it was given insufficient information. But some members acknowledged they should have asked more questions.

D.C.-area forecast: Heating up again today with a storm chance, then not as hot for a while

Another storm threat tomorrow before a really nice Friday and Saturday.

Driver killed in Beltway crash, Virginia state police say

Crash occurred west of Telegraph Road in Fairfax County, according to police.

Tuesday was almost as hot as Monday, not nearly as wet or windy

Tuesday’s temperature was the year’s second hottest.

Man found dead with gunshot wound in Fairfax County, police say

Relative finds man in an apartment on Southgate Drive, according to police.

Youngkin to participate in ‘election integrity’ rally at Liberty University

One Republican derided the event as “conspiracy-palooza.”

School year will begin with a mask mandates in suburban Maryland

Montgomery County, with the state’s largest school system, will require masks for all. A day earlier, Prince George’s took the same approach.

Man shot fatally in Prince George’s, police say.

Victim was found in Fort Washington area Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

Fairfax County moves toward requiring coronavirus vaccines for its workers

Virginia’s largest county joined other government agencies in the country seeking to respond more aggressively to a surge of infections caused by the delta variant.

Baltimore’s first city administrator sees echoes of Detroit

Chris Shorter, who spent about a decade working in the District, will oversee municipal services.
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Maryland plans to release covid-19 data on vaccinated and unvaccinated populations

The leaders of the House Health and Government Operations Committee have been pushing for the statistics.

Maryland man charged with threatening Anthony S. Fauci

Prosecutors allege that Thomas Patrick Connally Jr., 56, also threatened Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.

Frederick, Md., man sentenced for threatening to execute Biden and Harris

James Dale Reed, 42, was given a seven-month sentence in federal prison.

Bob Moses saw math as the path to equality. School systems should build upon his work.

The civil rights activist knew that to achieve education equity would take more than a lifetime. Still, it was his life’s work.

Northam proposes spending federal relief money on clean water; Virginia Republicans complain of being left out of the process

$411 million for water system improvements is latest proposal for using coronavirus funds.
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D.C.-area forecast: Heating up again today with a storm chance, then not as hot for a while

Another storm threat tomorrow before a really nice Friday and Saturday.