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Afghan refugees in D.C. area face their next hurdle: An affordable housing crunch

Aid groups expect thousands of evacuees to settle in one of the most expensive housing markets in the country.

Capitol, D.C. police say city prepared in case of violence connected to Justice for J6 rally

D.C. officials, who noted that there are a number of public events planned in the city Saturday, said officers will have increased visibility across the District.

How torrential rain flooded parts of the District and Arlington and Fairfax counties Thursday

It was the “perfect storm” of blinding rain falling on asphalt and concrete surfaces, with inadequate runoff, during rush hour.

Sentencing hearing delayed for man accused of sex abuse in Fairfax County

Oscar Zaldivar’s hearing has been moved to Monday.

Man charged with murder in August slaying in Fairfax County

Terence Butler was arrested in D.C. on Friday.

Woman, 90, dies nearly two weeks after traffic crash in Southeast Washington

Police said Evelyn Brown was injured on Sept. 3 when two vehicles collided on Southern Avenue.

Twin sisters conspired to have their younger brother killed, police in Maryland say

Lemae and Leaundra Matthews are linked to the 2017 strangulation death of Christian Matthews in Montgomery County.

Driver goes off road, hits tree and dies in Maryland

He crashed at the intersection of Floral Park Road and Arya Drive in Prince George’s County.

Woman fatally shot, man in custody after he barricaded himself in home, police say

The incident occurred early Thursday morning in the Upper Marlboro area.
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Lions, tigers at National Zoo in D.C. test positive for the coronavirus

Officials said animals tested positive for the coronavirus Tuesday. They're awaiting one more test result to confirm the diagnosis.

Downed trees, wires and high water reported in parts of D.C. region

Flooded roads caused some vehicles to be stranded in D.C. region.

A Maryland teen spent 38 days in jail for taking a loaded gun onto a commuter bus. Now he’s charged with murder.

Erick Aguilar, 19, is accused of gunning down a 25-year-old on a residential street in Wheaton in broad daylight.

D.C. has collected $36 million through ticket amnesty program that ends this month

The four-month amnesty deal began June 1 as the city ended a year-long pandemic-induced reprieve from some ticketing.

D.C.-area forecast: Muggy today with a couple showers and storms possible

It'll be warmer and sunnier this weekend, ahead of cooler temperatures next week.
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McAuliffe, Youngkin spar in first debate of Virginia’s governor’s race

The candidates skirmished on abortion and the coronavirus during an hour-long debate at the Appalachian School of Law in the state’s deep-red southwest.

Three arrested in fatal shooting of 8-year-old PJ Evans in Prince George’s

The child was struck by a stray bullet inside an apartment in the Landover area after a white sedan opened fire in the parking lot of the complex, police said.

This man wants to open an elegant shooting range in downtown D.C.

In a nation of rising homicides, it’s too late to couple gun culture with nostalgia.

Youngkin and McAuliffe report massive summer fundraising hauls in Virginia’s race for governor

The GOP candidate reports more contributions for July and August, but the Democrat has twice as much cash on hand.

Rehabilitated log cabin sheds new light on a historical Western Maryland Black community

The once-ramshackle home turned out to be one of the oldest buildings in Hagerstown.
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D.C.-area forecast: Muggy today with a couple showers and storms possible

It'll be warmer and sunnier this weekend, ahead of cooler temperatures next week.
  • 11 hours ago