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Mercia Bowser, sister of D.C. mayor, dies of coronavirus at age 64

Muriel E. Bowser said her sibling “will be missed greatly, as she joins the legion of angels who have gone home too soon.”

Marriott family donates $20 million to Howard University for hospitality leadership center

The center will honor Arne Sorenson, the Marriott International president and chief executive, who died this month.

A civil rights hero lacked a historical marker. Then a class of Virginia fourth-graders spoke up.

“They influenced history. That marker, that iron sign, is going to outlast my lifetime and these kids’, too.”

Man dies after being shot on platform of Anacostia Metro station

Police said the victim and the assailant exchanged words moments before the shooting.

The Capitol fence and Trump’s wall share the same faulty foundation

Both barriers are simplistic security measures for problems that require complex solutions.

FAA still needs to strengthen Boeing oversight after Max crashes, inspector general says

The internal watchdog recommended updates to how the agency reviews aircraft designs and oversees the Boeing employees who work on its behalf.

Liberty University surprised by Virginia GOP plans for drive-in convention on campus

Convention delegates would cast ballots from their cars to observe coronavirus restrictions.

Maryland senators return from quarantine after negative coronavirus tests

Several positive rapid tests on Tuesday were later reversed by follow-up testing, said Senate President Bill Ferguson (D-Baltimore City).

Virginia General Assembly approves ban on foam food containers

Maryland became the first state to enact such a ban last year.

PM Update: Tonight’s cold front leads to a burst of wind and a seasonable Thursday

Temperatures get knocked back toward where they should be in late February.

D.C.’s pandemic toll surpasses 1,000 as Bowser announces her sister’s death

In Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam lifted some restrictions on mass gatherings.

The beat goes on. And on. Readers sing the praises of the humble eggbeater.

Take their hand-cranked rotary beater? You’ll have to pry it from their cold, dead hands.

Virginia legislator to drop amendment that tied Metro funding to renaming of station

In a compromise, Metro committed to speeding up construction of an entrance and to posting signs to point travelers to Capital One Hall in Tysons.

What to know about the 2021 Virginia governor’s race

This year’s race for Virginia governor is more crowded than any other in modern history, perhaps ever.
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Virginia has seen more than 560,000 coronavirus cases. Here’s what you need to know.

What you need to know about what you can do safely in Virginia as coronavirus cases rise.

Central states’ Arctic plunge: The historic cold snap and snow by the numbers

It was some of the most severe cold in decades, with record-setting duration in some areas.

New coronavirus testing lab will produce faster, cheaper results for D.C.-area universities

The mobile testing lab, housed at Gallaudet University, can process 50,000 tests a week.

In a virus-ravaged city, nearly 400 million vaccine doses are being made — and shipped elsewhere

Baltimore residents are desperate for coronavirus vaccines. But little help will come from the manufacturer in their backyard.

D.C. police shot, wounded man who threatened officers with knife, authorities say

The shooting occurred during a call for a domestic assault in Northeast Washington.
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PM Update: Tonight’s cold front leads to a burst of wind and a seasonable Thursday

Temperatures get knocked back toward where they should be in late February.