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(Craig Hudson/For the Washington Post)
(Craig Hudson/For the Washington Post)

At a historic cemetery for the enslaved, a mother’s personal grief mixes with collective mourning

Before the death of her middle child, before there was a gravestone here with a name she knew dearly, the Rev. Michelle Thomas had built up the African American Burial Ground for the Enslaved as a place for collective mourning.
  • Perspective

A blast from the past: A 14-year-old’s In and Out list from 1973 is strangely familiar

Sheila McDonald’s list was rejected by Washingtonian, but makes for fun reading now.

Baltimore school-issued laptops monitored for safety and mental health reasons, officials say

The tracking software alerts officials when a student might be considering suicide. But some have raised questions about privacy, equity.
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D.C. man charged in two slayings — one from Saturday, another from 12 months ago

For a year, detectives have sought a suspect in the death of Alexander Nwogu.

PM Update: Mild on Monday with afternoon showers and storms

Temperatures will spike into the upper 70s ahead of a cold front arriving late on Monday.
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Two dead in Prince William after police chase on I-95 ends in fiery crash, police say

The incident began early Sunday when Virginia State Police troopers attempted to stop a speeding vehicle on the Beltway.

School district shrugged off college for most kids until an outsider and business backers got involved

Argelia Rodriguez’s team showed uncertain students how to grasp opportunities.

Car taken briefly with small children inside, Prince George’s police say

Thief entered vehicle at gas station, according to police.

D.C.-area forecast: One more fairly quiet October day before more active weather returns

Warm tomorrow with storms possible by evening, then windy and sometimes showery into midweek.
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Man dies after attempted robbery at ATM, Fairfax County police say

Victim was a Falls Church-area man, 73, police said.

Saturday seemed to suggest autumn, but a warmer one than average

It was only the third day this month cooler than 70.

Four dead as weekend gets off to violent start

Investigations into the four homicides are still ongoing, according to police.

Obama casts the Virginia election as historic, but will his energy spark Democrats to vote?

Terry McAuliffe and others joined the former president in Richmond as Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin kicked off his bus tour.
  • Local

With the movement’s future uncertain, ‘Free Britney’ campaign returns to the White House

Advocates say not enough "meaningful change" has happened for the pop star or others in her position.

PM Update: Mild with more sunshine tomorrow

Temperatures should top out close to 70 degrees to end the weekend.
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Man shot by police faces felony charges

Officers stopped the man and felt a gun in his clothing but the man broke away and fled to a nearby vehicle.

Federal investigation into suspended rail cars puts focus on inspections, maintenance

A rare rail car defect has morphed into Metro’s biggest crisis since a deadly smoke incident six years ago.

Meet the candidates running for Arlington County Board

Takis Karantonis (D), who won a special election last year, is facing three independent challengers in his reelection bid.
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PM Update: Mild on Monday with afternoon showers and storms

Temperatures will spike into the upper 70s ahead of a cold front arriving late on Monday.
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