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District attorney says Graham’s testimony is crucial in election probe

The Atlanta-area district attorney conducting a criminal investigation of Republican efforts to reverse the 2020 presidential election results in Georgia argued in a court filing Friday that Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) should appear before a special grand jury next week despite his appeal to postpone offering testimony.

71-year-old killed was not intended target of shooting in Lanham, police say

Deborah Armstrong was the passenger in a car during a shooting between two other cars, police said.

Instacart must pay D.C. $2.54 million in settlement over fees, AG says

The settlement resolves a 2020 lawsuit that alleged the company failed to pay required sales taxes and misled District consumers about its “service fees."

Life sentence for ISIS ‘Beatle’ who tortured, ransomed U.S. hostages

A jury convicted El Shafee Elsheikh, 34, in April of conspiracy charges in the kidnapping and murder of journalists and humanitarian workers.

A special police officer is shot in the leg near St. Elizabeths Hospital

The suspect fled after the shooting and hid in a Metro station maintenance room before being arrested, police said.

The ‘wildest place in Maryland’ is under threat — from biking trails

A proposal for Maryland’s last wild river would expand biking and hiking access. It also, opponents say, would destroy what makes the primitive area special.

After surviving attacks in Yemen and Turkey, he died crossing a street

Timothy Fingarson, a former Foreign Service officer, was fatally struck by a driver on Virginia Avenue NW.

Shots fired near National Mall in D.C.; no injuries reported

A juvenile was held on a firearms charge after unoccupied vehicles were hit by gunfire early Friday near the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

City worker says he was in Capitol for Jan. 6 riot — and keeps his job

The mayor of Charlottesville, Va., says the city can’t fire IT worker Allen Groat because he hasn’t been charged with any crimes.

D.C. schools to relax some covid protocols ahead of first day

The system will continue to enforce measures including “test-to-return,” which requires students and staff to show proof of a negative coronavirus test for the first day of school.

D.C.-area artists who recorded in a van during covid finally play live

Sunday’s concert was the culmination of a year-long project to celebrate the diversity of artists in D.C. as the pandemic ravaged a vibrant local music scene.

What a pepper’s journey from farm to pantry says about American hunger

The winding road of a single item of produce, from Virginia to D.C., illustrates the chain of effort and dedication needed to feed people without enough to eat.

1912 Cleveland Park house lists for $2.6 million

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The seven-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3,850-square-foot house has many of its period features remaining.

D.C.-area forecast: A decent end to the workweek, but higher weekend rain odds

Today's probably warmer than it's been in a week. Readings may fall a bit again this weekend as clouds increase.
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Virginia officials blame lagging test scores on pandemic school closures

While students saw across-the-board gains in the 2021-2022 school year compared to the previous school year, state education officials said the progress was not enough.

Man fatally shot at the Mall at Prince George’s, police say

A man was shot in the Mall’s food court, police said.

15-year-old arrested in fatal shooting at ‘Moechella’ event

Police charged the boy with first-degree murder while armed in the killing of Chase Poole, who was also 15.

Health, economic disparities continue to affect coronavirus hot spots

Nearly two and a half years into the pandemic, hot spots like Langley Park in Prince George’s County and parts of the Eastern Shore are still suffering economic and health effects.
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PM Update: Lots of sun on Saturday, with a better chance of rain Sunday

Summertime weather conditions made a comeback today. The forecast for Saturday has improved.

August 19 morning weather update