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Loudoun County parents alarmed over restraining tactics for special-needs students

A photo taken by a classmate and published in the local newspaper of a 13-year-old girl confined behind a barricade built from a bookcase and cabinet generated outrage and demands for change from families and advocates.

D.C. police investigating fatal shooting of Anacostia entrepreneur

Alexander Mosby, 39, was among seven people shot across the city late Friday and into Saturday. He had been a co-owner of a clothing boutique called District Culture in Southeast Washington.

As CSX tunnel project wraps up, concerns rise over train speeds and vibration

A D.C. Department of Transportation review confirmed residents’ concerns that train operations may be causing more powerful vibrations than projected by pre-construction estimates.

Metro wants bus trips to be faster. Getting rid of cash may be the answer.

A six-month no-cash trial on the Metro Extra 79 from Silver Spring begins June 24, but other express bus routes may soon get the card-only treatment.

Warm, muggy and more thunderstorms on Sunday

Be careful outside, the amount of lightning activity in this weekend’s storms will make it extra dangerous to be outdoors.

D.C. police investigating fatal shooting of Anacostia entrepreneur

Police say Alexander Mosby was shot in the 200 block of Savannah Terrace SE.

Democrats vying to challenge Comstock debate liberal values in NAACP debate

Shak Hill, Republican running against Comstock, was also there.

A photo emerges and a Va. school system’s use of seclusion comes under scrutiny

Families and advocates are alarmed by what they view as harsh treatment of students.

Metro wants bus trips to be faster, and getting rid of cash may be the answer

A six-month no-cash trial on the Metro Extra 79 from Silver Spring begins June 24, but other express bus routes may soon get the card-only treatment.

An odd number. An odd place. Readers reminisce about Prince George’s Number 9 Pond

If you grew up nearby, you were told not to play there. You did anyway.

D.C.-area forecast: Warm and humid this weekend, with showers or storms likely today and tomorrow

We might turn drier by Memorial Day itself. Even before then, it shouldn't be a total washout.

Suspect arrested in death of man found after Bethesda house fire, police say

Man was found in Danbury Road house, police say.

Sinkhole on White House lawn will be plugged, officials say

The National Park Service says it’s probably a result of recent heavy rains.

Donna Edwards is three days late so far in filing campaign finance report

The former congresswoman, a Democrat, is running for Prince George’s County executive.

Good-government or quid pro quo? Anti-Dominion pledge raises eyebrows in Richmond.

A group devoted to clean government and the environment offered to reward lawmakers who don’t take contributions from Dominion and other utilities.

Gang leader is last of 36 to plead guilty in major drug-trafficking sweep

Tarvell Vandiver, 29, has also agreed to plead guilty in a D.C. murder.

Riverdale man found dead in the woods near Silver Spring

The 19-year-old’s death has been ruled a homicide.

Trump's speech to Naval Academy graduates: A presidential tradition with deep roots

From Teddy Roosevelt to John F. Kennedy, commanders in chief have been delivering speeches at Naval Academy graduations for more than a century.

Last month’s death of Md. man, who was assaulted in January, is ruled a homicide

A verbal altercation preceded the assault, police said, adding that no arrests have been made.

'Betsy DeVos, how do you sleep at night?' LGBTQ advocates project data on Education Department building.

The effort took aim at Trump administration policies that are targeting LGBTQ teens.

‘Full speed ahead’: Trump salutes Naval Academy graduates

The president proclaimed a “great reawakening of the American spirit and American might.”

Paul Manafort’s Virginia trial delayed two weeks

The former Trump campaign manager faces charges in two districts.

Mel Franklin, Karen Toles backed by public safety unions in Prince George’s at-large race

They are among 10 candidates vying for two new at-large council seats in the county.

Man slain near Gallery Place was robbery target, D.C. police say

The suspect in the stabbing stole a backpack during the altercation, authorities said.

Families of missing women submit DNA to help identify skeletal remains found in Southeast Washington

The D.C. police chief says the remains are of women ages 30 to 60. Two had been shot, and one was beaten.