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Bunny Wailer, one of the founders of reggae music, dies at 73
With Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, he launched the group the Wailers, which carried Jamaica’s reggae music to the world.
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Former head of anesthesiology at Alexandria Hospital dies of covid-19
Jack Woodside, of Falls Church, was 95 when he died at Goodwin House on Jan. 3.
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Lawrence Otis Graham, author who examined prejudice and privilege in Black America, dies at 59
An Ivy-educated lawyer, he wrote several books that made him one of the foremost commentators of the 1990s on race and class in the United States.
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Community deaths
Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.
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D.C. police arrest suspects in two separate killings in District
The cases involve a shooting in January in Northwest and a stabbing in February in Northeast.
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D.C. expands paid leave: Two weeks to mourn a child, but no parental leave after stillbirths
Council members say they would like to expand bereavement leave for other losses later.
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Anne Decker, a lifelong writer, passed on her love of words to her children
She was 78 when she died of covid-19 at a Bethesda nursing home this winter.
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Irv Cross, NFL player who became first Black network TV sports analyst, dies at 81
The two-time Pro Bowler played for the Philadelphia Eagles and L.A. Rams before joining CBS.
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Roger Englander, Emmy-winning TV director and producer of classical works, dies at 94
He was best remembered for shepherding Leonard Bernstein’s “Young People’s Concerts” to a worldwide audience.
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Bicyclist killed after being struck by hospital shuttle bus in Northeast Washington
The incident occurred near the campus of Children’s National Hospital.
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Community colleges at a crossroads: Enrollment is plummeting, but political clout is growing
Unsung public colleges, crucial for economy, are high on the Biden administration agenda.
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U.S. alleges Proud Boys planned to break into Capitol on Jan. 6 from many different points
Prosecutors allege Washington state leader Ethan Nordean split up and spread out group members to evade police and increase the odds of success.
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D.C. area forecast: Sunny, windy and colder Tuesday as dry stretch begins
A cold and blustery day starts off a much-needed dry spell that will last into the weekend.
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More deaths from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in 2020, report says
The coronavirus pandemic has interrupted routines, divided families and curtailed social interactions that might have helped keep patients functioning longer.
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Woman found dead in Southeast was strangled, D.C. police say
Body was found in January, according to police.
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Plaintiff in discrimination lawsuit against police department found guilty of policy violations
The officer, Lt. Sonya Zollicoffer, says the discipline is ‘retaliation.’
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St. Elizabeths’ delayed response to coronavirus contributed to 18 deaths, report says
D.C.’s public psychiatric facility again came under criticism from advocates who allege it didn’t do enough to protect its patients.
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The vaccination system is awful, you say? Try getting a housing voucher or U.S. citizenship.
Americans of means are learning what it feels like to rely on a dysfunctional, government program for a vital need.
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In Leonardtown, Md., final recognition for a ‘witch’ who died 300 years ago
The legend of Moll Dyer — and her curse — has been passed down for generations.
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D.C.-area forecast: Rain ends today but a mostly chilly first week of March
Most days see highs in the 40s and lower 50s, with mostly dry weather after this morning.
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A Texas-type blackout or water crisis is unlikely in the region. But we’re not in the clear.
D.C. area’s power grid is much more resilient than that of Lone Star State; flooding is a worry.
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