D.C., Md. & Va.

Headstone of wealthy 19th century free Black man found in Annapolis cemetery

John Maynard, who was born in 1810, was able to free his wife, her daughter, and his mother-in-law.
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D.C.-to-Baltimore maglev would only benefit rich, Amtrak chief says

Chief executive William J. Flynn said the maglev is more expensive, more environmentally disruptive and would serve only “a small number of affluent travelers.”

‘My students are brilliant:’ Meet the D.C. teacher of the year and one of the four finalists for the top national honor

Alejandro Diasgranados hopes to prepare his students to be leaders by ensuring they understand history.

North Carolina’s 20-week abortion ban challenged in federal court

More than a dozen states have similar laws restricting abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

With Pfizer vaccine authorization for 12-to-15-year-olds expected soon, region gets ready

Officials in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. say about 1 million young people will become eligible for a coronavirus vaccine.

Metro will begin expanding late-night bus service in June

The shift in hours will bring Metrobus service to 85 percent of what it was prior to the pandemic.

PM Update: Showers and rumbles Friday, with some heavy rain possible

Cool and relatively calm conditions persist through tonight. An inch or more of rain could fall late Friday in heavier showers or storms.

Ditch the flowers for Mother’s Day — here’s what America’s moms really need

There are gifts that mean a lot more than a card and flowers — such as equal pay for equal work. And it’s up to the nation to make sure that happens.

Abnormally chilly weather to hover over D.C., may delay cicada outburst

Highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s may hold off a mass cicada emergence for one to two more weeks

Firefighter sues Montgomery County over no-knock warrant he says ‘terrorized’ his family

Hernan Palma says tactical officers botched the raid and pointed a gun at his teenage daughter.

71-year-old woman dies after fire in Southeast Washington

The response was complicated by “a difficult clutter condition,” authorities said.

Virginia attorney general candidates spar over civil rights, blackface incident during first Democratic debate

Incumbent Mark Herring emphasized in the one-hour encounter that he is more experienced than his younger rival, Del. Jerrauld C. “Jay” Jones.

In Biden’s infrastructure moonshot, a big question: Can the nation still achieve its highest ambitions?

Transportation experts are calling for undoing the polluting and community-bulldozing practices of earlier national pushes. Lawmakers are divided on the path forward.

A loon came to rest in a suburban Virginia pond. The ‘loonarazzi’ is following its every move.

The loon has made a days-long stop en route to northern breeding grounds for the summer, much to the delight of birders.
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After the death of George Floyd, lawmakers in Md., Va. and D.C. set out to hold police more accountable. Here are some key measures.

There has been a wave of police reform measures across the country, including in the District, Maryland and Virginia.

D.C.-area forecast: Cooler through the weekend with chances of showers on Friday and Sunday

Today and Saturday are the best days for outdoor plans.
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Man shot in late April in Bowie dies of injuries

Tony Robert Glenn was shot April 28 and died May 4, Prince George’s police said.

D.C. ban on wedding dancing gets chilly reception from couples

Frustrated couples are canceling weddings or moving them to Virginia and Maryland.
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PM Update: Showers and rumbles Friday, with some heavy rain possible

Cool and relatively calm conditions persist through tonight. An inch or more of rain could fall late Friday in heavier showers or storms.