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(From left: Sarah L. Voisin; Katherine Frey//The Washington Post)
(From left: Sarah L. Voisin; Katherine Frey//The Washington Post)

Montgomery executive race: Elrich claims victory as Blair seeks recount

Incumbent Marc Elrich held an unofficial lead over Potomac businessman David Blair.

Five hurt after police chase ends in crash involving D.C. Circulator bus

Police were chasing a vehicle they said had been carjacked.

Teenager in critical condition after fire in Southeast D.C.

The fire occurred at a three-story duplex in Congress Heights.

Summer programs help area students, educators with learning loss

Billions of dollars in federal pandemic relief funds have been allocated for education, some of which has gone to summer learning and enrichment programs hosted by schools and other organizations.

D.C.-area forecast: Staying hot and humid, with fluctuating storm chances through midweek

After the chance of a few storms today, Monday looks to have the lowest chance of storms and Wednesday the highest.
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Saturday snapped a heat wave, and also ended our time of longest days

The time of at least 14 hours from sunrise to sunset is over for the year.

Police name L.A. man, 29, as third person killed in D.C. lightning strike

Brooks Lambertson’s employer and family said he was in D.C. from Los Angeles, for his job as a vice president of City National Bank.

D.C. Funk Parade brings the ‘magic’ of music back to U Street

The U Street music festival was back and fully in-person in D.C. for the first time since before the pandemic.

PM Update: Steamy and stormy weather continues through the weekend

Scattered storms with heavy downpours are likely this evening.
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In the 1880s, D.C.’s doctors argued about malaria and its cause

Malaria — literally, if not scientifically, "bad air" — once claimed Washingtonians by the score. So why did some doctors believe it wasn't real?

Pardoned but still in prison: Advocates work to free man caught in system

Vince Gilmer was a beloved doctor convicted of murdering his father. Pardoned because of a rare disease, he's in prison as advocates try to get him treatment.

Arlington community mourns mother killed in hit-and-run

Viviana Oxlaj Pèrez, a devoted mother known in Arlington for her blue tricycle and home-cooked tamales, died in a hit-and-run collision Monday evening.

Two landscapers are killed. Some say suspect should’ve been locked up.

Months before the shooting, prosecutors dropped a gun case against the suspect when a police search was ruled unconstitutional and evidence was suppressed.

D.C.-area forecast: Nonstop steaminess with storms possible nearly daily

Some storms late today could contain flooding downpours.
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PM Update: Oppressive heat and humidity with us again on Monday

Storm chances will be less today and tomorrow, but the heat and humidity just won't quit.
  • 3 hours ago

August 5 morning weather update