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Assistant D.C. police chief who sued over discrimination is retiring

Chanel Dickerson, one of the D.C. police’s highest ranking Black female officers, is among 10 women involved in the lawsuit, which accuses the department of widespread discrimination and sexual harassment.

National Zoo defends euthanizing fox, citing ‘ongoing’ flamingo danger

Zoo officials said a fox’s flamingo massacre this month showed “surplus killing” behavior, leaving them worried about a repeat attack.

Fowl play: A wild turkey keeps attacking people on a D.C. trail

A wild turkey allegedly attacked a woman this week on the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail.

High winds, heat boost fire threat as California faces long season

Hot, dry and windy weather in northern California may jumpstart another difficult fire season for the drought-stricken state.
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The angry White populist who paved the way for Trump

Fifty years ago, George Wallace was winning Democratic presidential primaries. Gunfire ended his campaign but not the political forces he unleashed.

D.C.-area forecast: A warm afternoon, and then a weekend sizzler

Highs in the mid-90s Saturday will challenge records.
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Man being held on federal charges found dead at Alexandria jail

Alexandria police are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man found dead at the city detention center Wednesday.

Dulles Toll Road users could see rate increase to pay for Silver Line

Road users could see tolls rise to $6 starting in January under a proposal being considered.

They earned a degree in prison. Now was their time for caps and gowns.

The Goucher College commencement is first in decades to confer bachelor’s degrees in a Maryland prison.

Johns Hopkins researchers work to give elderly a better quality of life

The university has launched the Human Aging Project, a major effort to make growing old a lot less achy.
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PM Update: Showers roll by through tonight, with some thunder possible

We should be drying out early Thursday. Then heat is turning up.

Virginia health officials warn of potential measles exposure

The child, who is in stable condition and improving, was unvaccinated and contracted measles during international travel, according to the health department.

Fairfax officials launch campaign to grow tourism beyond Mount Vernon

Rebranded as "Potomac Banks," the southeastern portion of Fairfax is set for a transformation. Officials hope to add as many as 10,000 new homes by 2030, with new bus rapid transit lanes on an expanded Richmond Highway.
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PM Update: Early-season heat wave gets underway Friday

Our first 90-degree day is on the way. It will feel even hotter than that.

May 19 morning weather update