D.C., Md. & Va.

At five weeks since the solstice, calendar says summer is nearly half over

Heat remains, but hours of daylight are shrinking.

The ‘Dating Game Killer’ reportedly killed up to 130 people. He died while awaiting execution.

Rodney James Alcala, who died at 77, was convicted of the murders of six women and a teenage girl, with some of the crimes committed before his TV appearance in 1978.

At 101, Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee hopes to inspire next generation of aviators

McGee will spend next week at an aviation conference in Oshkosh, Wis.

Furry four-legged officers trained to sniff out ‘prison moonshine’

The dogs can sniff out illegal alcohol made in prisons with the aim of preventing poisoning and overdoses among inmates in Maryland.

‘Not too worried’: As delta variant spreads, some tourists in D.C. remain unfazed

Many tourists on the Mall said they weren’t concerned about the coronavirus because they had been fully vaccinated.

Two young men fatally shot in Truxton Circle neighborhood of Northwest D.C.

A third shooting victim walked to a hospital, police said.

Some people just don’t get it. Cultural references, I mean.

When an old movie becomes a metaphor, what happens when the movie is forgotten?

PM Update: Scattered storms this evening. Hot but slightly less humid on Monday.

Keep an eye to the sky as scattered downpours may get a few of us wet this evening.
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Two men slain in shootings in Prince George’s, police say

It is not clear whether the incidents are related.

Three killed in Anne Arundel crash, police say

Their SUV was traveling at an “excessive speed” when it left the road, uprooting a tree, according to police.

At George Mason University, the return of campus tours brings back another sense of normalcy

A hallmark of attending college in the United States, campus tours are returning after a year-long hiatus triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
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D.C. reforms gave inmates a vote. Now an elected official is working from jail.

Joel Castón is a newly elected city official with a few months left behind bars — the city’s first incarcerated person to win an election.

D.C.-area forecast: Full-on summer is back with heat and sticky humidity

Also we could see a few storms today and an isolated storm tomorrow.
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Critical race theory or not, let’s tap into all students’ potential

One high school engaged in a daring campaign to accelerate disadvantaged kids.

Rain falls in tolerable amounts at end of a tolerably warm July day

The official rainfall reading in Washington was only .02 inches.

Man found fatally shot in South Laurel shopping center parking lot

Prince George’s County police said the man was pronounced dead about 1 p.m. Saturday in the 13300 block of Laurel Bowie Road.

As more cases pile up for Virginia’s beleaguered unemployment system, so do frustrations

Advocates and lawmakers say the overwhelmed, underfunded state agency is long overdue in getting its act together.

Mayor Bowser extends public emergency, ends public health emergency

The mayor separately ended a public health emergency that had been in effect since March 2020.

Baltimore takes over more than 500 homes for redevelopment

Residents of the Poppleton neighborhood liken it to a ‘family’ breaking apart.
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PM Update: Heat and humidity will be on the rise Sunday

Sticky conditions make a return tomorrow.
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PM Update: Scattered storms this evening. Hot but slightly less humid on Monday.

Keep an eye to the sky as scattered downpours may get a few of us wet this evening.
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