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New opioids, more powerful than fentanyl, are discovered in D.C. amid deadly wave of overdoses

Drugs could worsen the District’s record-breaking death toll during the pandemic.

Stafford County’s local government went from red to purple. Is it the next phase of N. Va.’s ‘blue wave’?

No one disagrees that Stafford County is changing rapidly, but political observers are split on whether this year’s leftward turn in local elections is fluke or a hint of more political change to come.
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Snow has character: Understanding it will help you better navigate winter

From fine powder to paste, snow falls in different forms
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Virginia martial arts instructor charged with multiple sexual assaults against a juvenile

Fairfax County police said Kai Rendon was a martial arts instructor in Kingstowne from January 2019 to November 2021

Shooting reported outside Gallaudet University, according to D.C. police

No one from the school apparently was involved, a spokesman said.

Two die in Prince George’s crash, police say

The car struck a tree on Ritchie Road, according to police.

Snowflakes reported in Baltimore area

Only a trace of snow appeared on a day of above-average warmth.

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D.C.-area business owners greet news of omicron variant with anxiety and resignation

After 20 months of balancing turning a profit with keeping their staff and customers safe, small-business owners said they were not surprised to learn the pandemic may take yet another turn for the worse.

PM Update: Blustery and cooler on Monday

Gusty northwest winds and temperatures in the 40s will keep a chill in the air.
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Man shot in Greenbelt on Sunday afternoon

The victim was taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition.

Shooting in Woodley Park leaves man wounded

D.C. police heard five gunshots and found the victim with a gunshot wound.

These hero dogs put their best paws forward to save their owners’ lives

Super noses and super ears are great for smelling fires and hearing cries for help.

Paradise remade? A private school’s plan to build athletic fields roils Chevy Chase

Residents push back on Maret’s proposed project, as the school looks toward acquiring greener pastures for its athletics.

D.C.-area forecast: Sunny and warmer today with light winds

Blustery again tomorrow but then a milder trend into midweek.
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Two American Indian tribes in Delaware get help in buying back their ancestral homelands

Two American Indian tribes in Delaware are getting help from the environmental nonprofit Conservation Fund to buy back part of their homelands.

A chilled late November day suggested older, colder times

We were well below average on Saturday and the breeze offered no aid.

$3 million Maryland grant will tackle colleges’ leadership ‘caste system’

Faculty from the University of Maryland at College Park, the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Morgan State University will use a $3 million grant to research ways to diversify campus leadership.

Dave Chappelle’s return to alma mater raised concerns among some students and parents

The Duke Ellington School of the Arts announced this month that it was postponing a ceremony to rename its theater after Chapelle until the spring amid student concerns about comments the comedian, an alum, made in a recent Netflix special.
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