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The best entries in the 2019 Squirrel Week Squirrel Photography Contest

Apr 17, 2019 09:15 AM EDT

Hundreds of photographers entered. These are my 20 favorite pictures.

Beto O’Rourke urges scandal-weary Virginia Democrats to focus on elections

Apr 17, 2019 09:40 AM EDT

The presidential candidate says 2019 elections in the state are the precursor to national contests in 2020.

Ex-Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe will not run for president in 2020

Apr 17, 2019 09:39 AM EDT

The Democrat wants to raise money and campaign for General Assembly candidates while his successor, Gov. Ralph Northam, tries to recover from a blackface scandal.

Virginia police sergeant loses job after social media posts that referenced white supremacy

Apr 17, 2019 04:09 AM EDT

A February blog post included photos of Sgt. Robert A. Stamm of the Virginia Capitol Police with tattoos, flags and other symbols that are allegedly connected with white supremacists and Nazis.

Strong to severe storms, floods possible Friday in D.C. area

Apr 17, 2019 01:25 AM EDT

This storm is likely to produce multiple hazards, but heavy rain may be most significant locally.

‘Infatuated’ with the Columbine shooting, she flew to Colorado and bought a gun

Apr 17, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

But instead of hurting others, authorities say, 18-year-old Sol Pais killed herself.

Beto O’Rourke, in Virginia, urges scandal-weary Democrats to focus on elections

Apr 17, 2019 09:40 PM EDT

The presidential candidate says 2019 elections in Virginia are the precursor to national contests in 2020.

Ex-Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe will not run for White House in 2020

Apr 17, 2019 09:39 PM EDT

Former Virginia governor says he will focus on helping Democrats recover from scandals in his home state.

Maryland’s chief of toll operations resigns abruptly

Apr 17, 2019 08:50 PM EDT

Kevin C. Reigrut had overseen the state’s tolling facilities at the MdTA since January 2017.

Purple Line project gets new CEO amid schedule, cost disputes

Apr 17, 2019 07:48 PM EDT

Peter van der Waart was chosen to resolve conflicts with Maryland’s transit agency.

Parents drop legal fight over an Illinois school system’s transgender policy

Apr 17, 2019 07:33 PM EDT

The suburban district became a battleground over accommodating students in locker rooms and restrooms.

One person dead after fire at gas pump in Northeast Washington

Apr 17, 2019 04:49 PM EDT

“Circumstances are unusual,” D.C. fire spokesman says, after victim found at burning pump with no car or gas can nearby.

Leading contender for Md. House speaker says Democrats should stick together

Apr 17, 2019 04:21 PM EDT

Del. Maggie McIntosh aims to shore up support among Democrats; Del. Dereck Davis reaches out to both sides of aisle.

Maryland man is arrested, charged with fatal shooting in December

Apr 17, 2019 03:24 PM EDT

The slaying stemmed from an ongoing dispute, police said.

‘Yes, yes, yes’: Before he became a Boston Marathon champion, he was a boy learning about sports and his own abilities in Maryland

Apr 17, 2019 03:23 PM EDT

This week, the 20-year-old became the youngest person ever to win the men’s wheelchair race.

Arrest made in fatal shooting of man found in car in Suitland, Md.

Apr 17, 2019 01:59 PM EDT

Motive remains under investigation, police said.

Prominent Virginia music teacher accused of molesting students

Apr 17, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

Jeffrey Cummins, of Annandale, founded a nonprofit organization that takes kids on trips abroad to perform music.

A large meteor exploded over the Mid-Atlantic on Tuesday night, lighting up the sky

Apr 17, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

It emitted a massive green flash. "I was just gobsmacked when I saw it," said an eyewitness.

Prince George’s police officer accidentally shoots himself in the arm, officials say

Apr 17, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

Officials are investigating the shooting, which occurred at the officer’s home in Clinton, police said.

Officials investigating reports that two Metro cars came apart Monday night

Apr 17, 2019 07:51 AM EDT

Metro's new safety oversight board said it is looking into the incident.

The most expensive homes for sale in the D.C. region in April

Apr 17, 2019 07:30 AM EDT

The pricey listings range from a historic mansion to a contemporary condo.

‘What a coach’: Readers share their stories of Michael Busch, the late Maryland House speaker

Apr 17, 2019 07:00 AM EDT

Washington Post readers shared their memories of the Democrat, who died earlier this month.

Amtrak expands weekend Acela service

Apr 17, 2019 06:00 AM EDT

The additional Acela service is scheduled to begin May 4.

Meteor streaks across Washington skies late Tuesday night

Apr 17, 2019 02:50 AM EDT

Sightings come from other areas also.

Stranded student visitors are hoisted up Kennedy Center elevator shaft

Apr 17, 2019 01:24 AM EDT

The D.C. fire department made the rescue.