Amid rapid embrace of boxes, some medical professionals urge caution

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The Fairfax County board called for new name of school honoring a Confederate general

Wealthy, centrist Democrat ousted a longtime Republican from western Maryland in 2012 to win his congressional seat.

A roundup of news from the Washington region.

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Arlington Presbyterian decided to create a small pocket of green space for the community on the lot where their church once stood.

The proposed change would require new vehicles to be tested after three years.

The aim is to improve the ‘immune system’ of the District, said the new ‘chief resilience officer.’

J.E.B. Stuart High in Fairfax County will enhance its “newcomer academy.”

Our weather really goes downhill tomorrow.

He’s playing up issue championed by his Trump-like primary rival, but in a more technocratic tone.

So-called "baby boxes" for newborns to sleep in were first introduced in Finland in the 1930s. The Finnish tradition has recently caught on in the U.S.

The author had dreamed about bicycling the Danube River for years. So, for her 60th birthday, she treated herself to a one-week trip.

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An altercation may have preceded the Riverdale Park killing, police said.

Danica Roem is vying to oust incumbent Robert Marshall, who called for a ban on LGBT members of the National Guard.

The city is having its hottest month and year on record.

At the National Weather Service, the storm was accompanied by a 73 mile-per-hour wind gust, as well as 1.12 inches of rain.

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Two to four inches of rain, or even more, are possible — which may cause areas of flooding.

The suspect and the victim were on the same bus and didn’t know each other, Prince George’s police said.

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Reality hasn’t been this administration’s strong suit. It doesn’t get applause at Trump rallies. Rigged reality, however, does.

Police said a man attacked the woman from behind. She has non-life-threatening injuries.

She'll perform "The Harrow & The Harvest" in full at the Kennedy Center in honor of the record's reissue.

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