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Photos: A Rainbow White House After Victorious Same Sex Marriage Ruling

Yesterday's wonderful, historic Supreme Court decision that found same sex marriage legal across the United States was the perfect opportunity for the White House to turn its rainbow White House avatar into reality. [ more › ]

Swag? Machismo? Whatever you call it, U.S. police and firefighters have it

Just in case it wasn’t clear, Americans are the machoest.Even when we’re surrounded by machismo from across the globe, we win.You can see the winning all week at the 2015 World Police and Fire Games in Fairfax, Va. There are pistol combat, full-fire-gear stair running and police dog obedience contests — as well as more traditional sports.Read full article >>

D.C.’s summer-job program starts — and the heat is on Bowser

Fifteen thousand young people filtered through the doors of more than 500 government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private companies across the District on Monday to start a six-week summer-job program that has become a defining source of tension between Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and the D.C. Council.Read full article >>

Local roundup: Ex-inmate files $30 million suit against the District

THE DISTRICTEx-inmate files $30 million suitA former D.C. man who spent 26 years in prison after being wrongly convicted in a 1982 murder filed a $30 million lawsuit against the District in D.C. Superior Court, nearly a year after he was exonerated.Read full article >>

Ben J. Wattenberg, writer and television commentator, dies at 81

Ben J. Wattenberg, a writer, television commentator and self-described “old center-right Democrat” who defied easy political categorizations during nearly five decades as a public intellectual, died June 28 at a hospital in Washington. He was 81.Read full article >>

Dominion unveils new routes for huge power line through Prince William

Dominion Virginia Power has released a new set of proposed routes for a high-voltage power line through western Prince William County, but a Prince William supervisor said Monday that the reported destination of that line is no longer welcomed by its landowner.Read full article >>

Rockville woman killed in crash with possibly drunk driver

A Germantown man has been arrested on suspicion that he caused a fatal accident on Saturday by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.Gerilynne Seigneur, 61, of Rockville was killed when her Toyota Camry was struck by a minivan at the intersection of Shady Grove Road and Tupelo Drive in Gaithersburg.Read full article >>

Seven Corners residents seek to change plan to revive aging suburb

Worried about density, residents in the Seven Corners area of Northern Virginia are pushing to scale down a redevelopment plan meant to ease traffic congestion at one of the region’s worst intersections while creating new businesses and as many as 6,000 homes.Read full article >>

School employee arrested over alleged sexual abuse of young girl in 2004

A Montgomery County public school employee who worked with special-needs students was arrested last week on suspicion of sexually abusing a young girl in 2004.The victim, who is now in high school, disclosed the abuse recently, and Arsenio Malondras was arrested Wednesday, county police spokesman Rick Goodale said. Show More Summary

District man, teen sentenced in fatal shooting of victim over laptop

A District man and a teenager were sentenced to prison for the murder of a man during an attempted robbery of the man’s laptop computer, the U.S. attorney’s office said Monday.On Friday, D.C. Superior Court Judge Jennifer Anderson sentenced...Show More Summary

Kelly: Exploring the singularly confusing world of the double door

What’s that expression? Every time God closes a door, he opens a window? But, really, God, couldn’t You just persuade people to be smarter about the door?This is a roundabout way of revisiting my recent column about double doors and how so many people seem unable to figure them out. Show More Summary

Go Home Already: The Cat's Meow

End-of-day news: How an FBI agent became a heroin addict, and more. [ more › ]

Bus drivers to saddle up for ‘roadeo’ at Silver Spring Transit Center

If you happen to see buses rolling in and out of the Silver Spring Transit Center late next month, don’t get too excited. The $140-million transportation hub, which seems to be in a state of perpetual repair or construction, is not open quite yet.Read full article >>

Weather Gang: PM Update: Calm and pleasant tonight, storm risk returns on Tuesday

The work week started on a beautiful note. Humidity and warmth is back tomorrow with a side of storm chances.

Meet the Competitors Vying for Space at Union Market

Union Market has some space for new vendors and they're not giving it away easily. [ more › ]

Adams Morgan Day festival is canceled this year

The popular Adams Morgan Day festival is canceled for 2015, organizers of the annual street event in September quietly announced on Facebook .Organizers did not provide a reason for the unexpected cancellation, but said the event will return in 2016.Read full article >>

Todd Hill steps down as Loudoun County football coach due to health concerns

Todd Hill has resigned as head football coach at Loudoun County after eight seasons due to continuing health concerns, the school announced Monday. Steve Williams, who spent the last two years as a Raiders assistant and was the head coach at Heritage from 2009-12, will take over as interim head coach for the 2015 campaign.Read full article >>

Police say teen driver in Wootton High School crash expected to survive

Montgomery County police said Monday the teen driver involved in a late-night crash that killed two recent graduates of Wootton High School is expected to survive his injuries.Samuel Joseph Ellis, 18, who was Wootton’s star quarterback before he graduated last month, remains hospitalized in critical condition, police said.Read full article >>

Man shot Saturday in Northeast Washington is identified

A man who was fatally shot Saturday afternoon in Northeast Washington has been identified as a 33-year-old Darrell Michael Grays, according to D.C. police.Grays, of Northeast, was pronounced dead at an area hospital shortly after the shooting, which occurred about 5 p.m. in the 1600 block of E Street NE. Read full article >>

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