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Virginia Dept. of Education releases report on student achievement
The 34-page report on students’ academic performance, requested as part of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s first executive order. A Washington Post analysis of the report, though, suggests its use of data is misleading.
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Moms rallied when protesters brought mangled fetus photos to Md. school
The Supreme Court justices have cops in body armor to protect them from demonstrators. These kids had moms carrying towels, blankets and umbrellas.
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Maryland medical examiner backlog is resolved, audit says
The office had amassed a backlog because of staffing shortages, which forced state officials to ask the federal government for help.
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Fairfax County teacher arrested on child porn charges
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PM Update: Early season heat wave gets underway Friday
Our first 90-degree day is on the way. It'll feel even hotter than that.
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Fowl play: A wild turkey keeps attacking people on a D.C. trail
A wild turkey allegedly attacked a woman Wednesday along the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail — at least the fifth attack in the past three months, officials said.
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High winds, heat boost fire threat as California faces long season
Hot, dry and windy weather in northern California may jumpstart another difficult fire season for the drought-stricken state
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National Zoo defends euthanizing fox, citing ‘ongoing’ flamingo danger
Zoo officials said a fox’s flamingo massacre this month showed “surplus killing” behavior, leaving them worried about a repeat attack.
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D.C.-area forecast: A warm afternoon, and then a weekend sizzler
Highs in the mid-90s Saturday will challenge records.
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Man being held on federal charges found dead at Alexandria jail
Alexandria police are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man found dead at the city detention center Wednesday.
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Dulles Toll Road users could see rate increase to pay for Silver Line
Road users could see tolls rise to $6 starting in January under a proposal being considered.
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They earned a degree in prison. Now was their time for caps and gowns.
The Goucher College commencement is first in decades to confer bachelor’s degrees in a Maryland prison.
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Johns Hopkins researchers work to give elderly a better quality of life
The university has launched the Human Aging Project, a major effort to make growing old a lot less achy.
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PM Update: Showers roll by through tonight, with some thunder possible
We should be drying out early Thursday. Then heat is turning up.
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Virginia health officials warns of potential measles exposure
The child, who is in stable condition and improving, was unvaccinated and contracted measles during international travel, according to the health department.
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Fairfax officials launch campaign to grow tourism beyond Mount Vernon
Rebranded as "Potomac Banks," the southeastern portion of Fairfax that is home to several historic sites is where county officials hope to add 10,000 new homes by 2030 with new bus rapid transit lanes on an expanded Richmond Highway.
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Police: Guard who shot at intruders was trying to stop vehicle break-ins
No one was struck in the incident, which occurred at a District-run facility in Maryland, and four people were taken into custody.
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D.C. police arrest 21-year-old man in October 2021 slaying
Jordan Jones, 21, is accused of fatally shooting Noel Prince Nicol, 18, in Southeast Washington.
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Kenyan McDuffie endorses Faith Gibson Hubbard in Ward 5 Council race
McDuffie is the third sitting council member to make an endorsement in the crowded Ward 5 race.
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Climate change has made India’s relentless heat 100 times more likely
In northwest India and Pakistan, a UK analysis finds heat that used to occur every 300 years may now happen about every three years.
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A survey was meant to help the homeless. Some say it hurts Black people.
“Some nights I stay awake and think its catastrophic,” said the co-inventor of the VI-SPDAT survey. “As much as I tried to put the genie back in the bottle, I couldn’t right the ship.”
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Raspberry Falls is about more than golf
WHERE WE LIVE | The Leesburg, Va., community of 201 single-family homes nestled around the award-winning Raspberry Falls Golf & Hunt Club is beloved by residents for its green spaces, amenities and location.
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Virginia’s 10th is bluer than ever. But 11 Republicans hope to flip it.
National Republicans — and nearly a dozen locally — are still targeting Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D) despite steady blue trends in the Northern Virginia district.
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Southbound lanes of Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Laurel closed
Officials said the lanes are closed near MD 197 in Prince George’s County and that drivers should expect an “extended closure.”
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D.C.-area forecast: Splendid sunshine and 70s today, then heating up into the weekend
Highs head for near 90 to the low 90s on Friday and could reach the mid-90s on Sunday with the heat index approaching 100.
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Security guard exchanges shots at D.C. facility in Maryland
A security guard exchanged shots at a D.C. impoundment lot in Maryland, police say.
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One killed in Beltway crash
The incident happened near the Chain Bridge Road exit, police say
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