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He was 10 when his mother sent him away to escape the Nazis. He never saw her again.

Nov 30, 2018 07:00 AM EDT

Eighty years ago, thousands of unaccompanied children were on the roads and rails of Europe, sent away by desperate Jewish parents trying to get them away from the Nazis. One of them was Alfred "Freddie" Traum.


A fender bender, an argument, then gunfire: Police make arrest in killing of Md. man

Nov 30, 2018 06:30 AM EDT

"I feel like somebody took my son away from me for nothing," says Vanessa Robinson.


Southeast D.C. hospital could come with a catch: A new project in Foggy Bottom

Nov 30, 2018 12:39 PM EDT

Critics say the city is giving a sweetheart deal to George Washington University Hospital.


After nine months, D.C. Public Schools likely to get a chancellor soon

Nov 30, 2018 07:17 AM EDT

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser plans to reconvene the panel advising her on the selection of a schools chancellor this weekend.


After bitter loss in governor’s race, Md. Democrats face fraught party election

Nov 30, 2018 05:31 AM EDT

Depending on which Democratic leader you ask, Maryland’s dominant political party is either fresh off some of its largest gains in years or flailing under division.


More adenovirus cases found at UMd, total rises to 22

Dec 01, 2018 12:36 AM EDT

Doctor visit urged for those with flu symptoms and weakened immune systems.


Pedestrians, 74 and 63, killed in separate incidents

Nov 30, 2018 10:03 PM EDT

One hit in Montgomery, and the other in Fairfax.


Indictments handed up in high school locker room rape case in Damascus, Md.

Nov 30, 2018 08:45 PM EDT

Damascus High junior varsity football players face additional conspiracy charges.


Bowie State’s band put on probation following evidence of hazing

Nov 30, 2018 07:55 PM EDT

Investigators concluded that members of the band had violated the school policy on hazing and the student code of conduct. The director of the Symphony of Soul band also resigned.


Judge delays ruling on Comey motion to quash House subpoena

Nov 30, 2018 07:52 PM EDT

Former FBI director James B. Comey has asked the court to stop the bid to compel his private testimony.


After nine months, D.C. Public Schools likely to get a chancellor soon

Nov 30, 2018 07:17 PM EDT

The mayor’s selection committee is set to reconvene this weekend.


‘A lot of crushed bones’: Survivors of ramming incident at Charlottesville rally describe injuries

Nov 30, 2018 06:44 PM EDT

James A. Fields Jr. is accused of intentionally driving his car into counterprotesters at 2017 ‘Unite the Right’ rally.


Three people hospitalized after vehicle crashes into Maryland apartment

Nov 30, 2018 05:48 PM EDT

No information about the circumstances of the crash was immediately available.


After bitter loss in governor’s race, Md. Democrats face fraught party election

Nov 30, 2018 05:31 PM EDT

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings is challenging party chair Kathleen Matthews.


Nominee to lead Prince George’s permitting department faces scrutiny

Nov 30, 2018 05:30 PM EDT

Melinda Bolling is the subject of a whistleblower lawsuit and criticism for her leadership of the DCRA.


D.C. man sentenced to more than 21 years in prison for carjacking Metrobus, fatally hitting pedestrian

Nov 30, 2018 05:06 PM EDT

Authorities say Keith Loving was high on PCP when he assaulted a bus driver, drove the vehicle away and fatally struck the victim.


PM Update: Clouds are numerous, and some rain is likely as temperatures rise this weekend

Nov 30, 2018 04:30 PM EDT

We're headed toward 60 degrees or higher by Sunday.


How to defame dozens of school parents and never say you’re sorry

Nov 30, 2018 03:16 PM EDT

Dozens of families accused of enrollment fraud at Ellington arts academy were cleared.


Couple were refused a D.C. marriage license when the clerk asked for a ‘New Mexico passport’

Nov 30, 2018 02:53 PM EDT

The error was quickly resolved, a court spokesman said.


Montgomery still waiting for inspectors to create list of ‘problem’ apartments

Nov 30, 2018 02:14 PM EDT

County Executive-elect Marc Elrich may try to speed the process.


D.C. neighborhood battles one halfway house as prosecutors crack down on escapes from another

Nov 30, 2018 01:23 PM EDT

A D.C. Council member said residents haven’t been involved in discussions about the new facility.


Md. state senator Madaleno tapped to join Elrich administration in Montgomery

Nov 30, 2018 01:13 PM EDT

The county executive-elect picks a budget wonk and top Hogan critic as budget director.


Southeast D.C. hospital could come with a catch: A new project in Foggy Bottom

Nov 30, 2018 12:39 PM EDT

Critics say the city is giving a sweetheart deal to George Washington University Hospital.


A 12-year-old gave out THC-laced gummies, police say. At least five classmates were hospitalized.

Nov 30, 2018 12:25 PM EDT

A student faces seven felony charges after giving THC-laced gummies to classmates at Mulberry Middle School in Florida.


Sorry, but jumping a turnstile is not like getting a parking ticket

Nov 30, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

D.C. should heed Metro on this one: Decriminalizing fare evasion could hamper police efforts to keep riders safe and cost everyone a lot of money.