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D.C.-area forecast: Chilly and breezy, with possible sprinkles or flurries through tonight
It’s chillier again tomorrow but Sunday looks sunnier and calmer!
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Nexhmije Hoxha, widow and unrepentant defender of Albanian dictator, dies at 99
She was considered a behind-the-scenes force during her husband’s repressive 40-year regime.
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Virginia State trooper shot driver following chase, police say
State police pursued driver from I-66 to the Sterling area of Loudoun County, where driver was wounded
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A Baltimore scandal ends as ex-mayor gets 3 years in prison
The former mayor of Baltimore has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty to federal conspiracy and tax evasion
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Lee Phillip Bell, who channeled her journalism into soap operas, dies at 91
She partnered with her husband to create “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful.”
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Legislature passes bill to extend kindergarten hours
A Senate bill that almost doubles the instructional hours of kindergarten classes required for school accreditation from 540 hours to 990 hours passed its final hurdle in the Virginia House Thursday with a vote of 94-6
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Lime, Bird, Bolt and Razor lose appeals to operate scooters in D.C.
The decision by the District Department of Transportation means that starting April 1, only Jump, Lyft, Skip and Spin will be allowed to operate in the city.
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Local digest: Renovated Mormon Temple in Maryland to open briefly to public
A roundup of news from across the Washington region.
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Lawmakers OK excused absences for student mental health
The General Assembly passed an amended bill that will allow K-12 students excused absences for mental health issues and will create uniformity for how Virginia school districts address emotional and mental health needs within its schools
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Suspected ‘Potomac River Rapist’ wrote ‘goodbye’ letter to fiancee as police were about to arrest him
D.C. judge ordered Giles Warrick jailed as he awaits trial on murder, sex assault charges.
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Virginia moves toward joining cap-and-trade program
Virginia lawmakers have given final approval to a measure that would make the state a full participant in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a multi-state carbon cap-and-trade program
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Metro activates pandemic task force as coronavirus threat looms
The transit agency says it has ordered 25 percent more disinfectant and cleaning supplies.
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Hogan would oppose ending ICE’s warrantless access to drivers license database
Democrats call “unfettered access” a “terrifying” prospect; Republican governor doesn’t want to hinder cooperation with federal authorities.
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Judge rejects request to drop murder charges against mother of missing Maryland children
Catherine Hoggle has been ruled mentally unfit for trial in the 2014 disappearance of Jacob, 2, and Sarah, 3
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Congress accepts statue of Pierre Charles L’Enfant, ending 12-year standoff with the District
Lawmakers celebrated the statue’s arrival as a step toward statehood for the District.
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Maryland governor outlines preparations for new virus
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he is submitting a $10 million supplemental budget to help make preparations for the new coronavirus disease
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Virginia city renames road for Apollo 11 astronaut Armstrong
The Hampton City Council has voted to place the name of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong on a road which had been named for a Confederate general
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White people need to fix hockey’s ugly racial climate. This woman has stepped up.
By encouraging diversity in an overwhelmingly white sport, Tammi Lynch and others are doing the hard work
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District seeks to ban ‘ghost gun’ kits as seizures of homemade weapons soar
Police in some other cities also seeing more of the homemade guns, which lack serial numbers
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Maryland exoneree suffers heart attack before testifying on compensation bill
Walter Lomax, 72, served 39 years in prison on a wrongful conviction
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Woman dies in Fauquier County fire
Authorities found her body Wednesday night and are still looking for her husband, who is believed to also have been inside.
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Beehive, 8-feet long, discovered in apartment ceiling
An animal control company in Virginia said it’s removed an 8-foot-long beehive from an apartment
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Towson student group: Rename buildings honoring slave owners
A group of Towson University students wants school officials to rename two dormitories that honor Maryland politicians who owned slaves
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Former Baltimore mayor sentenced to 3 years in book scheme
The former mayor of Baltimore has been sentenced to three years in prison
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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run in Southeast Washington
The incident took place on Alabama Avenue near Suitland Parkway
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Judge declares mistrial in Virginia student’s murder case
A Virginia judge has declared a mistrial in the murder case against a man accused of killing his adopted daughter and disposing of her body
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Normal service is back on Metro’s Silver and Blue lines
Service had been delayed earlier because of a broken down train.
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Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh to be sentenced in ‘Healthy Holly’ case
Facing up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion and conspiracy, Pugh apologized in a video issued by her lawyers.
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D.C.-area forecast: Feeling like winter into the weekend, before the next warm-up
A few snow flurries are possible late today and late Friday.
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MS-13 gang members plead guilty to attack in Virginia park
Two members of the MS-13 street gang have pleaded guilty to to their roles in a 2018 attack on a man in a northern Virginia park
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