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Denver Riggleman (R-Va.) doesn’t believe in Bigfoot. But he learned a lot by immersing himself in the world of those who do.
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A small Thanksgiving felt impossible for some people. So they’re sharing their dinners with the homeless.

Across the country, people are quietly bringing home-cooked meals to the streets.

Don Brooks helped the Carnegie Institution run for a half-century. He died of covid-19 just months shy of retirement.

Brooks, 75, served seven nonprofit presidents and raised a large extended family.
A 63-year-old man was struck Wednesday evening in Springfield.
Hilco Redevelopment Partners will transform the Potomac River Generating Station into offices, housing, retail and open space.
Dry weather holds through the weekend.
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Peter Newsham becomes one of several chiefs to retire or resign amid a national reckoning on race and social justice.
The Education Department says states should still administer standardized exams this spring.

Dalphine Redd’s Silver Spring, Md., house was full of music — and food.
Local officials are pleading with residents to stay home for Thanksgiving and avoid gatherings.
Days before the holiday, a 9-year-old girl and her mother stepped into a line in hopes of getting a box of food. So did about 270 other people.
The incident occurred in the Langley Park area, police say.
“We’re staring at the big battle,” a public health professor said of the rapid increase in case numbers.
Restaurant chain Medium Rare makes more than 3,000 dinners for seniors spending Thanksgiving alone.
We won't see much rain fall around here, and it's out of here early enough for most of tomorrow to be dry.
Families of students ages 9 and 11 say children were exposed to the inappropriate images.
The Thanksgiving gatherings among friends have been largely canceled because of the surge in coronavirus cases, raising fears that feelings of isolation will intensify around the holiday.
The Maryland governor said he has lost a total of 50 pounds. He dropped 30 on a formalized weight-loss plan in recent months.
He has set out an ambitious agenda to get Americans into battery-powered cars as climate change shapes his administration’s transportation policy.
Comcast will charge customers in the Northeast more if they exceed 1.2 terabytes of data in a month.
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D.C.-area forecast: Showers fade ahead of a mild Thanksgiving afternoon

Dry weather holds through the weekend.
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