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(Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)
(Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie running for attorney general

McDuffie has represented Ward 5 on the council since 2012.

Judge rules Afghan militant has been held in Guantánamo illegally, in what lawyers say is the first such ruling in 10 years

Asadullah Haroon Gul, the last ‘low-value’ Afghan detainee, is asking to be freed, citing the end of the U.S. war in Afghanistan.

Some colleges put new vaccine mandates in place — for the flu

As universities continue to weather the pandemic, they're also preparing for a flu season that some health experts predict will be more severe than normal.

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

The killing was reported on Branch Avenue, according to authorities.

Rapist who police say shoved cocaine into victim’s face is sentenced to 45 years

David Lee Williams attacked a woman at a bus stop in Gaithersburg, Md., in 2017.

D.C.-area forecast: Warm today before turning cooler, but still nice this weekend

It may not be season-appropriate, but today is a winner, so invent some reason to get outdoors.
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Teenager arrested in killing of Dunbar High School graduate

D.C. police said 16-year-old charged with first-degree murder in August slaying.

Nellie’s Sports Bar agrees to $5,000 fine, 7-day liquor license suspension

The D.C. bar agreed to a compromise during an Alcohol Beverage Control Board hearing Wednesday.

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Escaped zebras’ owner charged with animal cruelty in Maryland

One of the escaped zebras was found dead in a snare trap last month. Another zebra on the farm was found dead Tuesday, Prince George's County officials said.

Metro board hires safety advisers to review transit agency’s practices amid federal investigation

An NTSB team has spent two days at a Metro car maintenance facility to disassemble and inspect wheel sets of a train that derailed.
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D.C. Housing Authority board chair steps down amid questions over conflicts of interest

Media reports have alleged Neil Albert voted to approve a board resolution naming his partner’s business among a group of architectural firms qualified to participate in the agency’s process meant to award millions of dollars in contracts.
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The accused spy knew stealth was crucial from his work on submarines. He surfaced anyway.

Jonathan Toebbe and his wife Diana could face life in prison on charges that they tried to sell secrets about the Navy's most advanced nuclear submarines. Who were the Annapolis couple before their arrest?

After Metro fixes its trains, it will need to repair the public’s trust

The findings of a federal safety investigation have disrupted service and revealed how little confidence people have in the transit system.

FBI still can’t find accused Maryland spy couple’s payments or secret documents

Testimony at a bail hearing for Diana Toebbe suggests the accused amateur spies covered some of their tracks.

Man charged with assaulting woman in George Washington University parking garage

The victim had to be hospitalized with injuries that included a broken jaw.

Fairfax County approves collective bargaining ordinance

A Virginia law repealing a ban on collective bargaining for government employees has allowed local government workers to negotiate pay, hours and working conditions.

PM Update: Clear skies and warm conditions through Thursday

We've got one more well above-normal day on the way Thursday.

More cases of mistaken identity in the airport security line

Some entirely innocent objects look sinister under the gaze of the X-ray machine.

73-year-old Va. man shot in chest during attempted robbery at ATM, police say

The victim was in critical condition after the shooting around 5:20 a.m. Wednesday in Falls Church.
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D.C.-area forecast: Warm today before turning cooler, but still nice this weekend

It may not be season-appropriate, but today is a winner, so invent some reason to get outdoors.
  • 7 hours ago