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Youngkin covid action plan trumpets vaccines but rejects mandates

The three-page document details plans to expand access to vaccines, alleviate the strain on hospitals and health-care workers and prioritize testing.

More than 100 snakes found inside home of dead Md. man

More than 100 snakes, venomous and nonvenomous, were discovered inside the home in Charles County.
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The anti-vaxxers are coming to D.C., and their leader is a Kennedy

As D.C. tightens vaccine mandates, thousands of anti-vaxxers are descending on the nation's capital this weekend, led by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

PM Update: Some of the coldest air of winter so far surges in tonight and Friday

Lows tonight are in the teens in most spots. That will send wind chills into the single digits.

Woman fatally shot in car with children inside near Columbia Heights

The slaying of 27-year-old Sierra Johnson was one of two killings Wednesday in the District.
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More than 1,700 congressmen once enslaved Black people. This is who they were, and how they shaped the nation.

The Washington Post has compiled the first database of slaveholding members of Congress by examining thousands of pages of census records and historical documents.

A snowfall bust rather than a burst: Explaining an errant forecast

The flawed predictions can be traced to computer model errors and the inability of human forecasters to adjust.

What’s happening with 5G and your upcoming flights

Rollouts for high-speed 5G service from AT&T and Verizon aren’t expected to cause many cancellations.

Tim Kaine wants to ‘change the trajectory’ of his ‘Byrd seat,’ long held by segregationists

Harry Byrd Sr. was the chief architect of "Massive Resistance" against school integration, which his son supported, and used the filibuster to oppose civil rights legislation.

Amtrak to reduce train service amid omicron surge

The railroad says it faces staffing challenges as conductors, engineers and other workers are sidelined by infections.

Judge dismisses lawsuit targeting Loudoun County schools’ diversity and inclusion efforts

The judge's ruling is a blow to the vocal group of Loudoun parents who have been pushing for more than a year to reverse the school system's diversity and equity initiatives.

Donna Edwards jumps into the race for her old Md. congressional seat

The former five-term Maryland congresswoman will take on several current and former Prince George's County elected officials vying for the seat.

Updated forecast: Arctic air to spill into area after rain and underperforming snow

Little or no snow fell after a forecast for a coating to a couple inches
  • Local

No snow, just rain hit D.C. region, but some schools are closed and others delayed

Forecasters scaled back their snowfall predictions Thursday morning as the rain lasted longer than they had expected.

Woman dies in Prince William apartment shooting; suspect arrested

Prince William County police said they arrested a man who turned himself in after fleeing the area of a fatal shooting Monday morning in the Ravens Crest apartments near Manassas.

Two men shot, one fatally, in Northeast Washington

Police said they are investigating whether that shooting is related to another that occurred nearby and left two men injured.

Some area schools cancel in-person classes Thursday because of expected morning snow

A winter weather advisory has been issued for the region, with a burst of snow expected Thursday morning.
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Burst of wet snow Thursday morning could slow commute in D.C. area

Winter weather advisory issued for region

Miyares plans to be ‘new sheriff in town’ as Virginia attorney general

Days into the job, he has launched a probe of a state parole board he feels failed crime victims, and fired employees in the conviction integrity unit and other staffers.

Two men charged with crimes on airplanes flying into Dulles International

A federal grand jury charged one man with assaulting a flight attendant after she denied his request for wine.
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PM Update: Some of the coldest air of winter so far surges in tonight and Friday

Lows tonight are in the teens in most spots. That will send wind chills into the single digits.