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On Parenting: Meghan Leahy takes your questions


Created: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 15:00:00 +0000

Author: Meghan Leahy, Amy Joyce

Join us at 11 a.m. to talk all things parenting.

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Grant Imahara, co-host of TV’s ‘MythBusters’ science show, dies at 49


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 17:34:40 +0000

Author: Timothy Bella

The electrical engineer and roboticist became a influential popular-science personality.

Read more: Grant Imahara, co-host of TV’s ‘MythBusters’ science show, dies at 49


In this Maryland suburb, 74 percent of new covid-19 patients are Hispanic


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 17:13:05 +0000

Author: Rebecca Tan

Advocates and Montgomery County Latino residents say more testing, Spanish-language resources are desperately needed.

Read more: In this Maryland suburb, 74 percent of new covid-19 patients are Hispanic


Zindziswa Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela, dies at 59


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 16:51:30 +0000

Author: Staff Reports and News Services

She had been South Africa’s ambassador to Denmark since 2015.

Read more: Zindziswa Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela, dies at 59


Washington has reached 90 degrees or higher on 18 straight days, nearing the longest streak on record


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 14:55:20 +0000

Author: Ian Livingston, Jason Samenow

The streak is tied for the second longest on record and could tie the all-time record of 21 days on Thursday, and pass it Friday.

Read more: Washington has reached 90 degrees or higher on 18 straight days, nearing the longest streak on record


Part of Beach Drive in D.C. to remain closed to vehicles


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 14:44:17 +0000

Author: Dana Hedgpeth

The National Park Service said part of Beach Drive will remain closed through Phase 4 of D.C.'s reopening

Read more: Part of Beach Drive in D.C. to remain closed to vehicles


Bradley Fields, who performed as a magician for decades, enjoyed bringing people ‘that sense of wonder.’ He died in May of covid-19.


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0000

Author: Annys Shin

Fields, who lived in the District, delighted audiences with a blend of Vaudeville-style storytelling and magic.

Read more: Bradley Fields, who performed as a magician for decades, enjoyed bringing people ‘that sense of wonder.’ He died in May of covid-19.


Known as ‘Mr. Spaghetti,’ longtime owner of Adams Morgan restaurant spent a lifetime helping others


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 11:48:35 +0000

Author: Dana Hedgpeth

Iraj Askarinam, 76, opened several restaurants in D.C. over a 40-year career.

Read more: Known as ‘Mr. Spaghetti,’ longtime owner of Adams Morgan restaurant spent a lifetime helping others


An immigrant of Eastern Europe, Tony Surak made the most of his American Dream


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000

Author: Austin R. Ramsey

A longtime employee of the Library of Congress, Surak died after testing positive for covid-19

Read more: An immigrant of Eastern Europe, Tony Surak made the most of his American Dream


Virginia Del. Hala Ayala announces bid for lieutenant governor


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 10:37:00 +0000

Author: Antonio Olivo

The Democrat is part of a group of Prince William County lawmakers seeking larger roles in the state.

Read more: Virginia Del. Hala Ayala announces bid for lieutenant governor


D.C.-area forecast: Standard summer day before heat and humidity build later this week


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 09:00:05 +0000

Author: Matt Rogers

Mostly sunny skies, relatively low humidity and near-seasonable temperatures highlight Tuesday's weather.

Read more: D.C.-area forecast: Standard summer day before heat and humidity build later this week


Man fatally shot Monday afternoon in Northeast D.C., police say


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 03:33:39 +0000

Author: Martin Weil

The slaying on Clay Place was the fourth in city in two days.

Read more: Man fatally shot Monday afternoon in Northeast D.C., police say


Prince George’s County to test all public safety employees for the coronavirus


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 01:15:00 +0000

Author: Rachel Chason

The hard-hit county will do so in an effort to curb the asymptomatic spread of the virus, its health officer said.

Read more: Prince George’s County to test all public safety employees for the coronavirus


Northern Virginia sees ebb in virus cases while numbers reach record highs elsewhere in state


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 23:31:00 +0000

Author: Dana Hedgpeth, Julie Zauzmer

As the commonwealth’s trend lines diverge, health officials are dealing with a continued spike in cases in the Hampton Roads region.

Read more: Northern Virginia sees ebb in virus cases while numbers reach record highs elsewhere in state


Local Digest: Man fatally shot is 3rd slain in city Sunday


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 22:04:05 +0000

Author:

A roundup of news from the Washington region.

Read more: Local Digest: Man fatally shot is 3rd slain in city Sunday


Flossie Wong-Staal, pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher, dies at 73


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 21:55:34 +0000

Author: Emily Langer

One of NIH’s leading female scientists, she led research that helped produce seminal findings about the human immunodeficiency virus HIV virus in the 1980s.

Read more: Flossie Wong-Staal, pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher, dies at 73


Army photographer’s orders: Capture the medical story of World War II on film


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 21:08:22 +0000

Author: John Kelly

“You can’t take pictures of something if you’re not where it is,” said the author of a new memoir.

Read more: Army photographer’s orders: Capture the medical story of World War II on film


Two slain early Sunday in D.C., adding to a violent month


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 20:53:00 +0000

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Police also identify Northwest man killed Friday in possible robbery attempt.

Read more: Two slain early Sunday in D.C., adding to a violent month


Three people slain Sunday in the District


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 20:48:00 +0000

Author: Justin Wm. Moyer, Paul M. Duggan

Police said two victims were shot and one suffered blunt force trauma.

Read more: Three people slain Sunday in the District


PM Update: D.C. snags 18th straight 90-degree day, a streak tied for the second longest on record


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 20:18:20 +0000

Author: Ian Livingston

A couple of showers are possible through the evening, but it's questionable whether the 90-degree run will continue..

Read more: PM Update: D.C. snags 18th straight 90-degree day, a streak tied for the second longest on record


Coin supply low as Maryland businesses reopen


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:39:14 +0000

Author: Lorraine Mirabella

In the Baltimore area, some businesses have been affected more than others and are taking a variety of approaches to manage the shortage.

Read more: Coin supply low as Maryland businesses reopen


Police looking for two drivers who fled fatal pedestrian crash last month


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 19:29:53 +0000

Author: Katie Mettler

Authorities have identified a third vehicle involved in the fatal crash June 27.

Read more: Police looking for two drivers who fled fatal pedestrian crash last month


Greenbelt police investigating fatal shooting


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 18:42:46 +0000

Author: Katie Mettler

A man was fatally shot Sunday morning in a residence on Breezewood Terrace in Greenbelt, Md., police said.

Read more: Greenbelt police investigating fatal shooting


Fairfax County officer failed to turn in body-worn camera footage of alleged Taser assault on black man, prosecutor says


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 18:13:45 +0000

Author: Justin Jouvenal

The revelation came as prosecutors told a judge they planned to seek an indictment against Tyler Timberlake from a grand jury.

Read more: Fairfax County officer failed to turn in body-worn camera footage of alleged Taser assault on black man, prosecutor says


Yes, even in small, single-stoplight towns they’re saying his name


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 17:38:00 +0000

Author: Petula Dvorak

There are thousands of Black Lives Matter protests in small towns across the nation.

Read more: Yes, even in small, single-stoplight towns they’re saying his name


Two D.C.-area restaurant employees were assaulted after enforcing mask rules. Others worry they will be next.


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 16:47:00 +0000

Author: Emily Davies

As businesses reopen, retail and restaurant workers find themselves on the front lines of the coronavirus culture wa.

Read more: Two D.C.-area restaurant employees were assaulted after enforcing mask rules. Others worry they will be next.


For refugees, pandemic adds to the hardship of a new life


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:07:55 +0000

Author: Dan Rosenzweig-Ziff

Language barriers, lack of in-person help from case workers and job woes mean some refugees continue to struggle.

Read more: For refugees, pandemic adds to the hardship of a new life


Kelly Preston, actress and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:38:19 +0000

Author: Staff Reports and News Services

She played Tom Cruise’s power-hungry ex-fiancee in “Jerry Maguire.”

Read more: Kelly Preston, actress and wife of John Travolta, dies at 57


Norfolk Del. Jay Jones announces bid for Democratic nomination for Virginia attorney general


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0000

Author: Gregory S. Schneider

Jones, 31, is a lawyer who holds his father’s old seat in the House of Delegates.

Read more: Norfolk Del. Jay Jones announces bid for Democratic nomination for Virginia attorney general


Alfred Veerhoff, from storied art family who walked his own path, dies of covid-19


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0000

Author: Valerie Strauss

A journalist, family man, volunteer died at 82.

Read more: Alfred Veerhoff, from storied art family who walked his own path, dies of covid-19


D.C.-area forecast: Heat to gradually ratchet up this week. Near 90 today, upper 90s by the weekend.


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 09:00:11 +0000

Author: Jason Samenow

Mugginess and afternoon storm chances also increase as the week wears on.

Read more: D.C.-area forecast: Heat to gradually ratchet up this week. Near 90 today, upper 90s by the weekend.


Corporate money, Black Lives Matter protests and elites’ opinion drove Redskins name change


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 03:56:00 +0000

Author: Robert McCartney

The timing of the planned switch has little to do with Native Americans.

Read more: Corporate money, Black Lives Matter protests and elites’ opinion drove Redskins name change


Richard Gelles, scholar of family violence and child-welfare system, dies at 73


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 01:00:17 +0000

Author: Harrison Smith

He made headlines while arguing that it was more important to protect children from abuse than to preserve families.

Read more: Richard Gelles, scholar of family violence and child-welfare system, dies at 73


Local digest: Two fatally shot in D.C., adding to an already violent month


Created: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 21:46:24 +0000

Author:

A roundup of news from the Washington region.

Read more: Local digest: Two fatally shot in D.C., adding to an already violent month


The itch is back: Summer means mosquitoes and mosquitoes mean scratching


Created: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 21:10:30 +0000

Author: John Kelly

There will be blood: I’ve never experienced a Washington summer without being bitten.

Read more: The itch is back: Summer means mosquitoes and mosquitoes mean scratching


Community deaths


Created: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 21:03:19 +0000

Author:

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

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Metro Transit Police seek two in connection with shooting on Green Line


Created: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 21:01:26 +0000

Author: Michelle Boorstein

Officials say the shooting happened as the train approached Mount Vernon station.

Read more: Metro Transit Police seek two in connection with shooting on Green Line


PM Update: Scattered showers this evening. Unsettled weather continues into Monday.


Created: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 20:21:18 +0000

Author: Greg Porter

Shower and storm chances will gradually increase through Monday morning.

Read more: PM Update: Scattered showers this evening. Unsettled weather continues into Monday.


Police called to Southeast D.C. address after shooting, report of someone barricaded inside


Created: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 19:18:25 +0000

Author: Michelle Boorstein

A man was transported to a hospital from 15th Street SE with gunshot wounds, police said.

Read more: Police called to Southeast D.C. address after shooting, report of someone barricaded inside


Fairfax teachers, parents face a wrenching choice about fall. Betsy DeVos made it political.


Created: Sun, 12 Jul 2020 16:51:00 +0000

Author: Hannah Natanson

As Trump tweets, teachers and families weigh the risks of returning to class.

Read more: Fairfax teachers, parents face a wrenching choice about fall. Betsy DeVos made it political.


Fiona Adams, photographer who captured the Beatles on the rise, dies at 84


Created: Sat, 11 Jul 2020 22:43:19 +0000

Author: Matt Schudel

She portrayed the emerging rock scene in London during the 1960s.

Read more: Fiona Adams, photographer who captured the Beatles on the rise, dies at 84


Police say D.C. boy killed at cookout was hit by stray bullet from street gang


Created: Sat, 11 Jul 2020 13:26:50 +0000

Author: Paul M. Duggan, Peter Hermann

11-year-old Davon McNeal, son of an anti-violence activist, was an unintended victim.

Read more: Police say D.C. boy killed at cookout was hit by stray bullet from street gang


At George Mason and U-Md., new presidents arrive amid national crises


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:21:30 +0000

Author: Lauren Lumpkin

The University of Maryland and George Mason University welcome new leaders to campus.

Read more: At George Mason and U-Md., new presidents arrive amid national crises


In D.C. wards hit hardest by covid-19, sending kids to school is a risk some parents won’t take


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:10:05 +0000

Author: Perry Stein

“I don’t know what I’m feeling,” one mother said about the potential reopening of schools.

Read more: In D.C. wards hit hardest by covid-19, sending kids to school is a risk some parents won’t take


‘She was definitely my best friend,’ says daughter of covid-19 victim


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:00:00 +0000

Author: Jenna Portnoy

Valerie Ruth Ball of Arlington worked for the IMF for three decades and was an avid Washington football fan.

Read more: ‘She was definitely my best friend,’ says daughter of covid-19 victim


Reeling from the loss of gas tax revenue during pandemic, states are deferring billions of dollars of transportation projects


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0000

Author: Ian Duncan

State transportation departments say $50 billion is needed to prop up already shaky infrastructure.

Read more: Reeling from the loss of gas tax revenue during pandemic, states are deferring billions of dollars of transportation projects


A white restaurateur told a black customer not to wear an ‘I can’t breathe’ shirt. Protests and a boycott followed.


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:00:00 +0000

Author: Rachel Chason

Protesters say their efforts are linked to bigger issues in majority-black Prince George’s County.

Read more: A white restaurateur told a black customer not to wear an ‘I can’t breathe’ shirt. Protests and a boycott followed.


For Eleanor Holmes Norton, new urgency for long-fought battles


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:00:00 +0000

Author: Paul Schwartzman

D.C.’s nonvoting representative in Congress is pushing to remove the Emancipation statue from Lincoln Park.

Read more: For Eleanor Holmes Norton, new urgency for long-fought battles


Former D.C. inmates use virtual meetings for support, encouragement as they adjust to life outside prison


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 13:00:00 +0000

Author: Keith L. Alexander

Twice a month, men who were released from prison after 15 years or more gather through Zoom.

Read more: Former D.C. inmates use virtual meetings for support, encouragement as they adjust to life outside prison


‘Who’s ready for their brain to get bigger?’: To fight virus learning loss, Alexandria schools launch summer class


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000

Author: Hannah Natanson

The initiative involves 500 teachers and three dozen new hires, and is costing $1.7 million.

Read more: ‘Who’s ready for their brain to get bigger?’: To fight virus learning loss, Alexandria schools launch summer class


Why nation’s biggest charter network dumped its slogan, ‘Work hard. Be nice.’


Created: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 15:41:04 +0000

Author: Jay Mathews

I wish Harriett Ball, who inspired KIPP, were here to write a new slogan with God’s help.

Read more: Why nation’s biggest charter network dumped its slogan, ‘Work hard. Be nice.’


Ennio Morricone, Italian composer who wrote wildly inventive theme of ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,’ dies at 91


Created: Mon, 06 Jul 2020 08:11:00 +0000

Author: Adam Bernstein

One of the most prodigious and successful composers of his generation, Mr. Morricone won an honorary Academy Award in 2007 that cited his “magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music.”

Read more: Ennio Morricone, Italian composer who wrote wildly inventive theme of ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,’ dies at 91


How you can help during the coronavirus outbreak


Created: Fri, 12 Jun 2020 22:45:47 +0000

Author: Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn, Laura Daily

As the coronavirus outbreak upends many aspects of daily life, we’ve compiled a list of ways you can help others.

Read more: How you can help during the coronavirus outbreak

 
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