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The accused spy knew stealth was crucial from his work on submarines. He surfaced anyway.

Jonathan Toebbe and his wife Diana could face life in prison on charges that they tried to sell secrets about the Navy's most advanced nuclear submarines. Who were the Annapolis couple before their arrest?
  • Oct 20, 2021

On eve of huge Supreme Court term, a prayer from on high

Annual Red Mass at Catholic church in D.C. includes plea for justice, fraternity and mercy.
  • Oct 3, 2021

Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond to be removed Wednesday

As for the enormous, 40-foot granite pedestal, the state will keep it in place for now.
  • Sep 6, 2021

Man arrested in Friday homicide in Montgomery County

Gary Wayne Savage, 58, was charged with first-degree murder in Germantown man’s fatal shooting.
  • Sep 6, 2021
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Three brothers went to war in Afghanistan. Only one returned.

The Taliban takeover has been a ‘gut punch’ for Beau Wise, the only brother to serve in Afghanistan and survive.
  • Aug 20, 2021

Amid calls to defund VMI, superintendent calls alleged attacks on female cadets ‘unacceptable’

Cedric Wins responded to a Washington Post story about sex assaults and misogyny at Virginia Military Institute that prompted demands for the state to defund the school.
  • Jul 13, 2021
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Derision, misogyny, sexual assault: VMI women face attacks on campus and online

Women at Virginia Military Institute describe an atmosphere of hostility and an expectation of backlash from male cadets if they report being groped or raped.
  • Jul 12, 2021
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In the war for VMI’s future, some powerful alumni resist change while others demand it

After an investigation into racism at VMI, alumni at the nation's oldest state-supported military college have split into warring factions. Can the school find a way forward?
  • Jun 5, 2021

VMI has tolerated ‘racist and sexist culture’ and must change, investigation finds

An independent investigation released Tuesday said sweeping reforms are needed at Virginia Military Institute
  • Jun 1, 2021

VMI investigation leads to resignation by Va. higher education council member

Tom Slater, who graduated from VMI in 1966, said he left the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia because it is refusing to let his alma mater review the investigation before its release.
  • May 18, 2021