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Wheel assembly on Metro rail cars had failed repeatedly, NTSB says; reduced service expected all week

Investigators said the train that derailed last Tuesday had previously derailed at least twice on the same day.

Prince George’s County Council divided on new redistricting map

The Prince George’s County Council is split over a plan that would move some towns into new districts, raising criticism from some community members who say the proposal didn’t include community input. The map will be presented at a meeting scheduled for Tuesday morning.

Coronavirus rates decline in the DMV, but flu season poses new threat

Already busy hospitals brace for a possible severe flu season and urge vaccination against both illnesses.

Pedestrian, 73, killed by car in Northeast, D.C. police say

Man was crossing Benning Road, according to police.

Dominion Energy asks for donations back from group targeting Youngkin

The utility company said it did not properly vet a group behind social media ads made to look as if the GOP nominee for Virginia governor was being attacked from the right.

GOP group’s apparent influence on Virginia redistricting map stirs mistrust on commission

The National Republican Redistricting Trust helped draw a congressional map for former Congressman Tom Davis, who submitted it to the Virginia Redistricting Commission. The map under debate closely resembles his proposal.

Police charge man in fatal stabbing of woman in Southeast Washington

Police also said that a man shot Oct. 3 in the District had died of his injuries.

Maryland state treasurer Nancy Kopp to retire at the end of the year

Kopp has served as treasurer nearly two decades, one of the longest serving treasurers in the state’s history.

PM Update: More 40s tonight ahead of a beautiful Tuesday

Most or all of the areas should dip below 50 for a second night in a row. If anything, tomorrow is nicer than today.

In the 1950s, a top Post editor would travel to area high schools, quizzing students

The current events TV show was called “The Inquiring Editor.”

Zookeeping isn’t common in the Black community. This Black zookeeper wants to change that.

Craig Saffoe, the National Zoo’s curator of large carnivores, rarely worked with anyone who looked like him.

Metro suspends more than half of its rail cars after investigation uncovers safety problems

An NTSB investigation revealed that multiple 7000-series train car axles are out of compliance with manufacturer specifications.

Two men die in separate weekend crashes in Northern Virginia

Speed was considered a factor in both crashes.

Man, 68, dies in house fire in Maryland

The blaze broke out at a home in the Lanham area.

Retired FBI official stepped up when he saw a shortage of school bus drivers

“I feel the same sense of duty,” he said about his current and former jobs.
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New political ad strategy in Virginia: Promoting news articles in Google search results

Terry McAuliffe's campaign purchased a series of ads that feature links to news and opinion articles from Axios and The Washington Post, with their own headlines and descriptions, a novel advertising method that’s concerning to some publishers and media experts.

D.C.-area forecast: Sunshine galore this week as temperature rise through Thursday and then ease back

After mid-70s midweek, the coolest weather of the fall so far arrives over the weekend.

Victim in Capitol Hill slaying identified by D.C. police

A shot apparently goes through ANC commissioner’s window.

Are Virginia’s Black voters energized or tired? McAuliffe brings in the big guns to motivate a crucial Democratic constituency.

Stacey Abrams of Georgia helped make the case Sunday at a rally in Norfolk as the race for governor intensifies.
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PM Update: More 40s tonight ahead of a beautiful Tuesday

Most or all of the areas should dip below 50 for a second night in a row. If anything, tomorrow is nicer than today.