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(Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post)
(Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post)

Senate committee to take up Biden judicial nominees in preview of potential Supreme Court fight

Senate hearing is test run for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, a contender for potential Supreme Court opening if Justice Stephen G. Breyer retires.

A nasty pandemic problem: More flushed wipes are clogging pipes, sending sewage into homes

Stepped-up cleaning and people seeking alternatives during toilet paper shortages have led to increased wipes usage.

More than $1.8 billion flows into schools in the Washington region to help amid pandemic

The federal government’s “largest single investment in public education” prompts questions about what to fund.
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After a Black man’s death, a D.C. street agonizes over the future of policing

The police-initiated chase that led to Karon Hylton's death ignited a new round of volatile protests in the nation’s capital following months of demonstrations over social justice and policing across the country.

Alexandria man arrested, charged with making threats to bomb Metro stop

Metro Transit Police charged Henock S. Pastoor, 27.

Pedestrian struck and killed in Woodbridge

The incident happened along Jefferson Davis Highway.

Virginia House speaker says in-person lawmaking might return soon, defends Democratic control

Filler-Corn reflects on historic period of change as Republicans sound the alarm ahead of crucial elections

D.C.-area forecast: More springlike in the days ahead. Rain chances arrive late Saturday.

Temperatures are mostly warming this weekend and into next week. Rain mainly targets Saturday night, leaving much of the weekend dry.
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Group releases first report after reviewing complaints against Metro Transit Police

Critics say the panel lacks power to bring about serious change since it cannot interrogate or discipline officers.

Federal judge orders freeze on police promotions system in Prince George’s after lawsuit alleges bias

A discrimination lawsuit filed by police officers has alleged that the department’s promotions process is unfair to Black and Hispanic officers.

Georgetown University to hold pandemic commencement at Nationals Park

The Jesuit university said it secured permission for the unusual plan from D.C. authorities.

Children’s National doctors warn they’re seeing more children with self-harm-related injuries

Students, parents and teachers were pushing the District to invest in more school mental health workers long before the pandemic.

Virginia man pleads guilty in cross burning that targeted Black teenager

The victim had organized a civil rights protest the day before the incident.

House Democrats pass D.C. statehood, launching bill into uncharted territory

Statehood supporters will target the Senate, where opposition is strong but leaders have promised a hearing.

Sparrows Point land in Baltimore County may become public park

The brownfield could be turned into a 15-acre green space with a community center, playground and turf athletic field.
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PM Update: Cold tonight with a freeze in parts of the area, then 60s return Friday

Temperatures of 32 or lower are expected north and west of the city. Frost is also a risk elsewhere.

Covid-19 has made an already dangerous profession lethal

Nurses are the front-line workers burning out and dying in this pandemic

University poll shows McAuliffe with significant lead in race for Democratic nomination for governor

None of the other four contenders registers double-digit support; more than a quarter of likely primary voters are undecided.

D.C. and Md. say they are clearing vaccine waitlists as outreach efforts expand

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan emphasize the need to find residents who are not yet vaccinated.
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Will D.C. become a state? Explaining the hurdles to statehood.

House Democrats pledge to vote on a statehood bill before the summer, providing advocates a possible way forward.
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D.C.-area forecast: More springlike in the days ahead. Rain chances arrive late Saturday.

Temperatures are mostly warming this weekend and into next week. Rain mainly targets Saturday night, leaving much of the weekend dry.
  • 6 hours ago