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Metro’s general manager to retire after six years as top executive

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld to retire after six years as top executive.

Double trouble? Chance for snow Thursday morning and Saturday in D.C. area.

Neither snow threat looks particularly serious at the moment, but both are worth monitoring
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Montgomery County’s musical past to be explored at upcoming history conference

From 1962 to 1977, the Shady Grove Music Fair offered Broadway shows, along with pop and rock acts.

Where to get a coronavirus test in the D.C. area

Here’s everything you need to know to get a coronavirus test in the Washington region.
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The public library is the latest place to pick up a coronavirus test. Librarians are overwhelmed.

Patrons line up for blocks to pick up test kits, and exhausted librarians are getting sick with covid-19 themselves.

Police search for suspect after woman dies in Prince William apartment shooting

Prince William County police sought a man who fled the area of a fatal shooting Monday morning in the Ravens Crest apartments near Manassas.
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Some area schools are closed or delayed because of weather Tuesday

Public schools in Loudoun and Fauquier counties are closed because of weather, and others are delayed.

Fatal house fire in Prince George’s County

Firefighters found smoke coming from the second floor of a house in the Capitol Heights area and discovered one person dead inside.

3 pedestrians killed in separate incidents in Montgomery County

Two of the incidents were hit-and-runs, police said.

D.C.-area forecast: Breezy and cold today with snow chances returning early Thursday and this weekend

Snow chance Thursday morning is minor, while the weekend storm is still uncertain.
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Washington withstands high winds on the day after the month’s third snow

By 4 p.m. the west wind had gusted up to 47 mph.

Youngkin addresses General Assembly, sets priorities for session as partisan clouds gather

Youngkin has said he will work for all Virginians, but also made clear he believes he has a conservative mandate.

Blue vest and Trump cutout greet Youngkin in Virginia gubernatorial pranks

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin isn't talking about all of the pranks that his predecessor, former governor Ralph Northam, played on him in the mansion.
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Martin Luther King Jr.’s family marches in D.C. for Senate action on voting rights bill

They joined other activists in a frigid walk across the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. The bridge, they said, symbolized Congress’s ability to get things done, as with the recently approved $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.

New book challenges Civil War’s old myths

Authors revisit Maryland’s role in the Confederacy and the Dred Scott case.
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Youngkin’s first act as Virginia governor — while quoting the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. — is ominous

Republican Glenn Youngkin invoked Martin Luther King Jr. upon taking office as he furthered a disinformation campaign.
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Loudoun County schools will weigh in on school mask requirement this week, superintendent says

Other Northern Virginia school systems — in Arlington County, Fairfax County and Alexandria — have said they will continue to require masks, although most also said they were reviewing Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s order.

Police identify man found fatally shot in Suitland Metro station parking lot

Prince George's County police identified Eric Branch-Simpson, 29, of no fixed address, as the fatal-gunshot victim found Friday in a parking lot of the Suitland Metrorail station.

We ended our Helping Hand charity campaign on the highest of notes

We started this year's Helping Hand campaign not knowing how it would end. The result? Success.

D.C. has already seen double its typical January snowfall, and more could come

Sunday's storm produced 2 to 3 inches across the region, pushing the January total to 12.1 inches, the most since 2016.
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D.C.-area forecast: Breezy and cold today with snow chances returning early Thursday and this weekend

Snow chance Thursday morning is minor, while the weekend storm is still uncertain.
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