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Virginia officials blame lagging test scores on pandemic school closures

While students saw across-the-board gains in the 2021-2022 school year compared to the previous school year, state education officials said the progress was not enough.

Man fatally shot at the Mall at Prince George’s, police say

The shooting occurred around 4 p.m., according to police.

15-year-old arrested in fatal shooting at ‘Moechella’ event

Police charged the boy with first-degree murder while armed in the killing of Chase Poole, who was also 15.

Health, economic disparities continue to affect coronavirus hot spots

Nearly two and a half years into the pandemic, hot spots like Langley Park in Prince George’s County and parts of the Eastern Shore are still suffering economic and health effects.

Baltimore woman leads fight against city’s blight

An encounter with kids at a demolition site inspired her years-long effort.
  • 3 hours ago

Beltway ramp to open as I-66 HOT lanes on track for December debut

The opening of the I-66 lanes will bring a transformational shift for the busy 22.5 miles of highway outside Washington.

Man fatally shot in Prince George’s County

The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. on Rochell Avenue in the District Heights area.

The Georgia criminal investigation into Trump and his allies, explained

Here's what you need to know about Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis's criminal investigation into Trump and his allies.

African American Museum hosts block party celebrating hip-hop anthology

The National Museum of African American History and Culture held a block party to celebrate the first anniversary of the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap

After decades helping victims’ families, the system left her disillusioned

Longtime victims' advocate Marcey Rinker grew increasingly frustrated with how the justice system was changing, as homicides continued to mount.

How long-gone transit lines shaped cities — and why the pandemic might, too

Urban patterns created by the streetcar system that have held for more than a century could be shifting amid the pandemic.

D.C.-area forecast: Warm sunshine through Friday with shower chances over the weekend

Saturday’s forecast is a bit iffy for outdoor plans.
  • 15 hours ago

WSSC Water terminates IT contractor critical of billing system

The termination came after the utility’s outgoing leader called for the removal of two board members who also have scrutinized a billing system with an additional $80 million in costs.

Man arrested after vandalism, burglary at D.C. Catholic school

The incidents took place on two separate occasions at St. Anthony Catholic School, police said.

Virginia Board of Education delays review of history standards

Prior to Youngkin’s appointments, the board was comprised entirely of appointees named by either former Democratic governors Ralph Northam or Terry McAuliffe.
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PM Update: Feeling more like summer on Friday

We've had more than a week of below-normal temperatures. That streak may be coming to a close.

August 18 morning weather update