D.C., Md. & Va.


Jamie Raskin’s year of grief and purpose

A son’s suicide, an attack on the Capitol and a congressman’s renewed sense of mission.

Gerrymandering, veto overrides on deck as Maryland lawmakers convene

How much should Maryland lawmakers redraw some of the country's most gerrymandered congressional districts? The General Assembly convenes Monday to consider that, starting with hours of public comment on a proposal that could make reelection tougher for Maryland's lone Republican congressman.

Girl with sickle cell disease had a wish to be on a billboard. She and her twin now smile at passing cars in Md.

"I want to be a model," said Abi, 4, who was granted her dream as part of Make-A-Wish.
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Virginia State campus locked down after student is shot, school says

Shooting occurred at off campus apartment, according to VSU

As drone popularity increases, feds look to rein in bad behavior

A Virginia case is among drone-related incidents to catch the attention of prosecutors.
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Cyberattack freezes Maryland health department

A cyberattack took Maryland’s health department offline this weekend, as officials worked to assess the extent of the intrusion.
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Arlington is reconsidering when to work with ICE. Activists want the county to cut ties entirely.

As Arlington County embarks on an effort to strengthen trust with immigrant residents, the details of what that will look like — particularly over when and how police communicate with federal immigration officials — remains an open question.

Some people love cars so much they’re sad to see them go — and miss them still

From Ford to Lamborghini, cars (and trucks) can bury themselves in our souls.

PM Update: A warm but blustery day on Monday

Temperatures will reach the 60s on Monday, but a gusty southwest winds will likely be the story tomorrow.
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Virginia to dismantle pedestal where Robert E. Lee statue stood in Richmond

Once the iconic, graffiti-covered plinth is gone — which is expected by the end of the month — the state will transfer ownership of the surrounding traffic circle to the city of Richmond, officials said.
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D.C. police investigate shooting in Deanwood

The victim, a woman, was reported to be unconscious and not breathing, police said.

Wednesday brings season’s first chance of light snow to D.C. region

The chance of meaningful accumulation is low.
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One killed in fatal car crash in Chantilly, Fairfax police say

The passenger was pronounced dead at the hospital.

D.C.-area forecast: Near-average chill today. Very warm tomorrow ahead of a cold front.

Wintry midweek temperatures could produce a rain-snow mix late Tuesday night and Wednesday.
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A calm day in December, with signs of autumn, winter and spring

High temperature here was a pleasant un-December-like 60.

A real Roman mystery is carved into the stone at Arlington National Cemetery

Which do you prefer for the year 1915: MDCCCCXV or MCMXV?
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Man died in custody of Leesburg, Va., police, department says

The death of the 26-year-old man is being investigated by a cross-regional team of detectives, police announced.
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D.C.-area forecast: Surging into the 60s today, but a chance of snow by Wednesday

It’s a roller coaster week for Washington weather.