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(Julysa Sosa/For the Washington Post)
(Julysa Sosa/For the Washington Post)

Alan Braid is known for defying the Texas abortion law. He’s spent years challenging antiabortion laws.

He is part of a group of male doctors in their 70s and 80s who perform a large portion of abortions in the state, refusing to retire because they remember a time before Roe.

D.C.-area forecast: Pleasant weather is the rule through early week

Temperatures are up a bit today, but down again tomorrow. Feels like fall.

Fatal shooting reported in Capitol Heights, Prince George’s police say

Victim was found indoors, according to police.

Woman slain late Friday in Prince George’s, police say

Victim found in Clinton area with gunshot wounds, according to police.

Clear skies told of autumn, while murky river spoke of recent rain

Friday, the last one in the month, told two stories.

11 indicted in connection with death of Adam Oakes after Virginia university fraternity party

Oakes died of alcohol poisoning following a fraternity party at the university in Richmond.

Va. judge rejects proposed plea deal for alleged child rapist saying 3-year sentence is too lenient

Judge Randy I. Bellows acknowledged challenges with the prosecution, but said justice was not being served.
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D.C. Mayor Bowser cuts ribbon on newly renovated Franklin Square

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser celebrates the overhaul and reopening of Franklin Square, one of the city's largest urban parks outside the Mall. The $21 million renovation — all of which was paid for by the city, Bowser said — involved the removal of dozens of mature trees, the retooling of its central plaza and fountain, and the construction of a new pavilion.

Rep. Elaine Luria, endorsed by U.S. Chamber of Commerce, now targeted by its ad campaign

The Chamber is urging the Virginia congresswoman and other moderate Democrats to oppose the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package.
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D.C. area officials begin giving booster shots as the climbing number of cases reach peak levels in unvaccinated Shenandoah Valley

Health officials say the booster shots will serve as a key safeguard for those populations at greatest risk of the coronavirus.

PM Update: Another seasonably cool one tonight, then a delightful weekend is on tap

For the most part, we're living the weather good life. Just a small bump in the road is possible tomorrow.
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National Zoo’s covid-infected lions and tigers won’t eat their meat, so zookeepers are trying goat cheese and chicken broth

Six lions and three tigers tested positive for the coronavirus last week. Some are still feeling lethargic.

Buildings on Virginia’s Capitol Square searched, cleared after report of active shooter

Virginia Capitol Police searched the Madison and Monroe buildings for a possible suspicious individual. None was found.

Seven-seven-what? After 74 years, D.C. braces for a new area code.

As 771 arrives, longtime residents ask (anxiously), “Can I keep my 202?” (The answer is yes.)

D.C. officer charged with murder after deadly pursuit

The death of Karon Hylton in a moped crash had sparked protests in the District.

She prosecuted killers for decades. Then she took on the Capital Gazette mass shooter.

For three years, prosecuting the shooter who killed five newspaper employees consumed Anne Colt Leitess’s life. Now the defendant is set to be sentenced.

Pedestrian struck and killed by bus in Manassas

Police said the crash happened underneath an I-66 overpass.

With children back in schools, safety advocates seek to protect young walkers and cyclists

Nancy Pullen-Seufert says protecting children in a pandemic also can help keep them safer on foot and bike.
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D.C.-area forecast: Pleasant weather is the rule through early week

Temperatures are up a bit today, but down again tomorrow. Feels like fall.