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Virginia Senate tinkers with pandemic relief, dashing hopes for fast-tracked bill

Republicans and a few Democrats forced changes to the plan hashed out by Gov. Ralph Northam and Democratic leaders.

Warner, Kaine say more covid-19 relief essential for restaurants in plea to Senate leadership

Warner says a more targeted covid-19 package may be necessary.

Behind D.C.’s scramble to get teens vaccinated before school starts

Young Black residents are three times more likely to be infected by the coronavirus, and they are less likely to be vaccinated.

Woman stabbed during altercation in Tyson’s hotel room

Fairfax County police detained man as a person of interest in attack.

Not patriots, not political prisoners — U.S. judges slam Capitol riot defendants at sentencing

Judges appointed by both parties send messages delivering reality.

Public health officials urge masking as Northern Virginia sees more coronavirus transmission

Federal guidelines suggest people in these areas wear masks indoors. Gov. Ralph Northam has said he recommends masks, but won’t require them.

She created a haven for disabled adults. Her unexpected death places it at risk of being lost.

Nyome Kamara was 35 and leaves behind a husband, two children, and a nonprofit her best friend is trying desperately to save.

PM Update: Somewhat warmer tomorrow, but still quite nice

It's a beautiful evening, and conditions remain pleasant into tomorrow.

Pentagon Metro station to reopen Thursday after shooting investigation

The Pentagon station and transit center are two of Northern Virginia’s busiest commuting hubs.

Slain Pentagon officer was attacked Tuesday without provocation, FBI says

Officer George Gonzalez, who joined the Pentagon Force Protection Agency in 2018, was an Iraq War veteran.
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Some D.C. government workers will be required to get coronavirus vaccinations

D.C.'s attorney general will require his staff to get vaccinated. The mayor has not imposed a vaccine requirement for other city agencies.

Democracy dies in darkness. It turns out, foxes steal newspapers in darkness, too.

All around Washington, foxes are sneaking off with that day’s paper.

Trump asks judge to block release of tax returns, blasts Biden Justice Dept. for authorizing release

Trump defense: Former presidents as well as presidents’ records should be protected from congressional subpoenas.

Why are African American residents of this small town determined to block a Wegmans warehouse?

In Brown Grove, Va., a battle is unfolding over development, community and history.
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Metro trains bypassing Pentagon stop all day Wednesday

Metro officials said trains on its Blue and Yellow lines will not stop at the Pentagon station today.

D.C.-area forecast: Continued cool for August before heating up Friday into the weekend

Anytime were talking highs safely below 90 in August in the DMV, that’s a pretty big win!

Metro agrees to share video surveillance after standoff with safety commission

The commission has said investigators want to observe rail workers and operators to ensure that protocols are being followed.

Hogan tests negative for covid-19 after possible outbreak at event he attended last week

The state health department is investigating a possible outbreak at the Cecil County Fair

Virginia House Republicans pitch alternate plan for federal relief money with an eye toward elections

Their effort was doomed by parliamentary tactics in the Democratic-controlled General Assembly, as the $4.3 billion package advanced toward a vote Wednesday.
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Democratic lawmakers rally in D.C. to demand the passage of voting rights legislation

Legislators and voting rights advocates have converged in Washington to press senators to pass voting rights reform before their summer recess.
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PM Update: Somewhat warmer tomorrow, but still quite nice

It's a beautiful evening, and conditions remain pleasant into tomorrow.