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Small Virginia university gets $75 million gift, a modern record for women’s colleges

An anonymous alumna is donating the money to Hollins University to support scholarships and financial aid.

Proposed Virginia redistricting maps leave Spanberger miles away from her congressional seat

One of Virginia’s two battleground congressional districts would become a safe Democratic seat under a redistricting proposal released Wednesday.

Capitol Hill staff member arrested with gun at Longworth House Office Building, police say

Capitol Police say the man told them he had forgotten that the gun was in his bag.

Teenager fatally stabbed in knife fight in Silver Spring

A 19-year-old was fatally stabbed in a knife fight in Silver Spring, police said.

Alexandria woman killed in homicide, police say

Police said the homicide occurred in an apartment on South Van Dorn Street in Alexandria.

D.C.-area forecast: Cool today, but record warmth is likely Saturday

Highs in the low 40s today leap to the low 70s on Saturday.
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Slain D.C. student wanted to join the Marines after graduation

Larelle Washington’s family said the teenager was walking home from school when he was shot Friday.

Maryland General Assembly passes new congressional map solidifying Democrats’ power

The new map would retain seven safe Democratic seats while putting the state's only Republican district in play for Democrats, as well.

Baltimore museum to unveil Elijah Cummings portrait

The painting by local artist Jerrell Gibbs will move to its permanent home at the U.S. Capitol next year.
  • 15 hours ago

Maryland man dies in Prince George’s crash

Marcell Johnson, 27, of Brandywine, was killed in the crash. A passenger was seriously injured.

From prison, these women found ways to cook cupcakes and more. Now, they’re revealing their secrets.

They are putting on a cooking demonstration they hope will show human ingenuity and leave people thinking about the food injustice that exists in prisons and jails across the country.

PM Update: Cold tonight ahead of a chilly and rather cloudy Thursday

Skies clear for a while tonight. Clouds probably return for much of tomorrow.

Metro to reopen Shady Grove and Rockville stations next month

The stations were closed for four months for canopy replacement and track renovation projects.

We still love some cars, even when they’re rusted-out, broken-down and tire-less

Readers remember the cars that got away. (On a trailer, not under their own power.)

Loudoun County renames John Mosby and Harry Byrd highways

Highways named after a Confederate army commander and a segregationist ex-governor will become Little River Turnpike and Leesburg Pike once again.

Amtrak worker shortage slows railroad’s pandemic recovery, expansion plans

Amid a financial boost from infrastructure bill, Amtrak is struggling to hire and retain workers during a national labor shortage.
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D.C.-area forecast: Cool today, but record warmth is likely Saturday

Highs in the low 40s today leap to the low 70s on Saturday.
  • 5 hours ago