D.C., Md. & Va.


Antiabortion activists brave cold, pandemic fears to rally for what they hope is the toppling of Roe v Wade

This year, they feel their call to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision may finally be answered.

Va. parent threatens to ‘bring every single gun loaded and ready’ if school board doesn’t make masks optional

“My children will not come to school on Monday with a mask on,” one parent in Page County warned her school board. “That’s not happening, and I will bring every single gun loaded and ready."

Two bills to lure the Washington Football Team to Virginia expected in Richmond

The bipartisan bills — taking shape just days after Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) endorsed the idea Monday in his first speech to the General Assembly — would create a football stadium authority for the plan.

Magruder High School student injured and school on lockdown, police say

Police are investigating after a student at Magruder High School was reported injured.
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Inside this Maryland ICU, a depleted staff struggles to keep going

"Take care of me," unvaccinated patients ask. Two years into the pandemic, it’s getting harder.

Wife of D.C. police officer who took own life after Capitol riot presses city to recognize his death

Jeffrey Smith's family wants his death to be recognized as having occurred in the line of duty, a designation rarely given in suicides.
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Dog duo helps provide first responders in D.C. with extra support

Levi, a 6-year-old German shepherd, and Avery, a 4-year-old chocolate Lab, play an important role in providing first responders with comfort and companionship during and after traumatic events.

D.C.-area forecast: Winter’s coldest air yet, before we slowly thaw a bit by late weekend

Single digit wind chills this morning only rise to the teens or near 20 this afternoon.
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Youngkin covid action plan trumpets vaccines but rejects mandates

The three-page document details plans to expand access to vaccines, alleviate the strain on hospitals and health-care workers and prioritize testing.
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More than 100 snakes found inside home of dead Md. man

More than 100 snakes, venomous and nonvenomous, were discovered inside the home in Charles County.
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The anti-vaxxers are coming to D.C., and their leader is a Kennedy

As D.C. tightens vaccine mandates, thousands of anti-vaxxers are descending on the nation's capital this weekend, led by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

PM Update: Some of the coldest air of winter so far surges in tonight and Friday

Lows tonight are in the teens in most spots. That will send wind chills into the single digits.

Woman fatally shot in car with children inside near Columbia Heights

The slaying of 27-year-old Sierra Johnson was one of two killings Wednesday in the District.
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More than 1,700 congressmen once enslaved Black people. This is who they were, and how they shaped the nation.

The Washington Post has compiled the first database of slaveholding members of Congress by examining thousands of pages of census records and historical documents.

A snowfall bust rather than a burst: Explaining an errant forecast

The flawed predictions can be traced to computer model errors and the inability of human forecasters to adjust.

What’s happening with 5G and your upcoming flights

Rollouts for high-speed 5G service from AT&T and Verizon aren’t expected to cause many cancellations.

Tim Kaine wants to ‘change the trajectory’ of his ‘Byrd seat,’ long held by segregationists

Harry Byrd Sr. was the chief architect of "Massive Resistance" against school integration, which his son supported, and used the filibuster to oppose civil rights legislation.

Amtrak to reduce train service amid omicron surge

The railroad says it faces staffing challenges as conductors, engineers and other workers are sidelined by infections.

Judge dismisses lawsuit targeting Loudoun County schools’ diversity and inclusion efforts

The judge's ruling is a blow to the vocal group of Loudoun parents who have been pushing for more than a year to reverse the school system's diversity and equity initiatives.

Donna Edwards jumps into the race for her old Md. congressional seat

The former five-term Maryland congresswoman will take on several current and former Prince George's County elected officials vying for the seat.
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D.C.-area forecast: Winter’s coldest air yet, before we slowly thaw a bit by late weekend

Single digit wind chills this morning only rise to the teens or near 20 this afternoon.
  • 10 hours ago