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(Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)
(Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

I-270 corridor needs bus lanes, Metro extension to improve transit, Montgomery planners say

Lanes dedicated to buses would come from traffic lanes, and a Metro extension from Shady Grove would be years off, planners say.

PM Update: Cold front passing tonight will knock temperatures back Friday

There could be a sprinkle as the front goes by. The main impact is cooler air filtering in on breezes from the northwest.

Judge orders accused wife in Navy spy case to remain in jail

Diana Toebbe loses bid to be home with her children while awaiting trial.

Capitol riot defendant sentenced to 14 months for Parler threat: ‘Lets hunt these cowards down’

Troy Smocks of Dallas, the second defendant to be sentenced for a felony, was strongly criticized by the judge after claiming he was victim of racism.

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh will not seek reelection

Frosh, 75, has served in public office for 35 years, the last six as attorney general.

‘Tireless advocate’ Argelia Rodriguez, who helped transform college prospects for D.C. students, is stepping down

Rodriguez, who launched DC-CAP in 1999, oversaw a transformation of college-going culture in the nation's capital.

Biden to campaign with McAuliffe in home stretch of Virginia governor’s race

McAuliffe put out the welcome mat out for a battered Biden in a way Youngkin won’t for Trump.
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D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie running for attorney general

McDuffie has represented Ward 5 on the council since 2012.

Judge rules Afghan militant has been held in Guantánamo illegally, in what lawyers say is the first such ruling in 10 years

Asadullah Haroon Gul, the last ‘low-value’ Afghan detainee, is asking to be freed, citing the end of the U.S. war in Afghanistan.

Metro is messing with all of Washington — from janitors to judges

The procrastinating, obfuscating way Metro handled this train crisis is a shame.

Some colleges put new vaccine mandates in place — for the flu

As universities continue to weather the pandemic, they're also preparing for a flu season that some health experts predict will be more severe than normal.

Man fatally shot in Prince George’s County, police say

The killing was reported on Branch Avenue, according to authorities.

Rapist who police say shoved cocaine into victim’s face is sentenced to 45 years

David Lee Williams attacked a woman at a bus stop in Gaithersburg, Md., in 2017.

D.C.-area forecast: Warm today before turning cooler, but still nice this weekend

It may not be season-appropriate, but today is a winner, so invent some reason to get outdoors.
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Teenager arrested in killing of Dunbar High School graduate

D.C. police said 16-year-old charged with first-degree murder in August slaying.

Nellie’s Sports Bar agrees to $5,000 fine, 7-day liquor license suspension

The D.C. bar agreed to a compromise during an Alcohol Beverage Control Board hearing Wednesday.
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Escaped zebras’ owner charged with animal cruelty in Maryland

One of the escaped zebras was found dead in a snare trap last month. Another zebra on the farm was found dead Tuesday, Prince George's County officials said.

Metro board hires safety advisers to review transit agency’s practices amid federal investigation

An NTSB team has spent two days at a Metro car maintenance facility to disassemble and inspect wheel sets of a train that derailed.
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PM Update: Cold front passing tonight will knock temperatures back Friday

There could be a sprinkle as the front goes by. The main impact is cooler air filtering in on breezes from the northwest.