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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; Blair to request recount

Incumbent Marc Elrich held an unofficial lead of 42 votes over Potomac businessman David Blair in the race for Montgomery County executive.

After the People’s Convoy disbanded, this offshoot headed to D.C.

Since July 6, they have parked their American flag-draped vehicles on the National Mall protesting what they say is America’s abandonment of the Constitution.

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.

AP declares Democratic Montgomery executive race too close to call

After weeks of counting closed, the Associated Press declared the Democratic prinary for Montgomery County executive too close to call.

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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Friday seemed full of atmospheric drama. And routine, too.

Amid a heat wave, evening storms flood streets, topple trees, cut power.

D.C. police release body-camera video from officer in fatal shooting

The footage does not show what threat, if any, prompted the deadly force in a Northwest D.C. neighborhood last week.

Three people dead after lightning strike Thursday near White House

Four people had been critically hurt in the strike in Lafayette Square. One remains in critical condition, police said.
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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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August 5 morning weather update