D.C., Md. & Va.

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  • Perspective

Here’s the story behind a viral video of a baby red squirrel munching on seeds

A British wildlife photographer turned professional after the response to her 15-second clip.

As variants surge, a patchwork of surveillance efforts have ramped up to detect them

Though variant hunting has improved, experts say it's not enough to stay ahead of dangerous new forms of the virus.

Enslaved people built the University of Virginia. Now there’s a monument honoring them.

The monument evokes a broken shackle and seeks to honor the 4,000 enslaved laborers who constructed the university, many of whose descendants still live in Charlottesville.

New charges filed against Pentagon police officer, authorities say

Takoma Park police said they charged the shooting suspect in a separate case.

Youth slain in Northeast, D.C. police say

The stabbing occurred on Jay Street, according to police.

D.C.-area forecast: Surge of warmth today with a few late-day storms possible

Storms later this afternoon into evening aren't a sure bet, but any that do form could be strong to severe with damaging winds and large hail.
  • 10 hours ago

Maryland enacts landmark police overhaul, first state to repeal police bill of rights

Democratic lawmakers override Hogan vetoes to create new officer discipline process, use-of-force policy.

Saturday was the 100th day of the year, and warm, as such a day should be

The 100th day of 2021 had a high that was well above average.

PM Update: Showers develop overnight. Warm on Sunday with a threat of afternoon storms.

Overnight rain clears by tomorrow morning ahead of a warm day on Sunday.
  • 23 hours ago

How ‘Free Tony Lewis’ became both a son’s plea and a call on Biden to create a national clemency program

Tony Lewis Jr. has dedicated his career to helping former prisoners. On Saturday, he and others gathered at BLM Plaza to fight for his father’s freedom.
  • Local

A Black Army officer held at gunpoint during traffic stop was afraid to get out of his car. ‘You should be,’ police said.

“I’m serving this country, and this is how I’m treated?” said Army officer Caron Nazario, according to video of the December 2020 incident in Windsor, Va.

Stress test: Scientists go inside the brains and bloodstreams of squirrels

Researchers are interested in human impacts on squirrels — and not the kind cars make.

Bicyclist killed in multicar crash in downtown Washington

Three other people were injured, the fire department said.

In crime-battered Baltimore, a halt to some drug and prostitution prosecutions is causing fresh anxiety

Some community leaders worry about State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s approach.

Pedestrian killed on Route 50 in Fairfax County, police say

The incident occurred at Graham Road, police said.

D.C. police, Howard University to host community forums on law enforcement

Sessions over Zoom will be in all eight wards as efforts to reimagine policing intensify.

Is Congress falling for scheme to ruin civics and history classes?

Patriotic scholars differ. I think Americans just don’t like civics.

Car lanes vs. bike lanes: Proposals for busy Connecticut Avenue draw mixed reviews

D.C. is discussing removing reversible vehicle lanes, adding protected bike lanes and removing parking from one of its busiest commuter corridors.
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D.C.-area forecast: Surge of warmth today with a few late-day storms possible

Storms later this afternoon into evening aren't a sure bet, but any that do form could be strong to severe with damaging winds and large hail.
  • 10 hours ago