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Why are random animal sculptures hanging from light posts in Southeast?

Animal attraction: A public art project in Southeast D.C. features a wild alphabet.

Alan Cheuse, author, teacher and NPR literary commentator, dies at 75

Mr. Cheuse wrote more than a dozen books, taught at George Mason and was NPR’s ‘voice of books.’

Swelter for hours in line to eat at the acclaimed Rose’s Luxury? People do it every day.

The D.C. restaurant won’t take reservations. So determined food fiends line up and wait for it open.

John N. Wiernicki, survivor of Auschwitz camp in WWII, dies at 89

Mr. Wiernicki, who later became a Postal Service architect, was a Polish guerrilla fighter before his capture.

This 35-acre Virginia farm could be yours for $200 and a thousand words

The contest winner gets property with a four-bedroom home, a cottage, a barn and a woodworking shop.

Clinton man drowns swimming off Cove Point

The 57-year-old Clinton man went in the water ahead of a friend, police said.

Contest rules for Virginia farm

The owner explains what needs to be in the essay, the rules of the contest and how it will be judged.

Virginia Republicans revive talk of abortion in wake of video stings

The Planned Parenthood furor has brought back an issue that GOP had been avoiding in recent years.

Howard Jones, doctor who pioneered in vitro fertilization, dies at 104

With his wife, Georgeanna, Dr. Jones developed the country’s first in vitro fertilization techniques.

For a fleeting moment, everything aligns at Rosslyn’s Dark Star Park

The shadows of its art display line up precisely with metal impressions on the ground every Aug. 1 at 9:32 a.m.

Lynn Anderson, singer who topped charts in 1971, dies at 67

Ms. Anderson won a Grammy Award with her biggest hit, “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden.”

‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper, wrestler known for rivalry with Hulk Hogan, dies at 61

Mr. Piper appeared in WrestleMania at Madison Square Garden and was named to WWE’s hall of fame.

Paul Poff, former Washington Post circulation manager, dies at 80

Mr. Poff worked at The Post for 40 years and received the newspaper’s highest award for employees.

Two men shot, killed in Southeast Washington

Authorities are investigating two separate homicides that occurred early Saturday morning.

Gov. Hogan’s changes for Maryland come with an in-your-face attitude

His unilateral style has alienated Democratic lawmakers whose support he might need later.

D.C. area forecast: August arrives with a gift of more heat

At least it's a dry heat. That's the story of the weekend, before humidity ticks back up heading into next week.

July in D.C. ends on a day that was hot but dry

Once again the temperature topped 90 degrees, but the low humidity made it seem all right.

Va.’s top lawyer: Robert McDonnell should lose his state pension

Mark Herring points to a law relating to felony convictions, which the former governor himself signed.

Md. mom charged with murder, arson in son's death

On Friday, authorities charged Narges Shafeirad, 33, with first-degree murder and first-degree arson following an investigation into the death of her 5-year-old son Daniel Dana. The investigation found that Dana was poisoned before police found him in a burned car last month.

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