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Snuggle up - bitter cold descends on Northeast just in time for Valentines Day

A lobe of the polar vortex will rear its ugly head this weekend, drawing the coldest air of the season into the Northeast.

Jake Page, versatile writer on science and American Indians, dies at 80

Mr. Page, who published almost 50 books, was an editor at Smithsonian magazine and Smithsonian Books.

Number of students police say were abused by school volunteer rises to 16

In addition to a school and private homes, incidents also took place at a church, authorities said.

Virginia for the Win: A lesson for Bernie Sanders from Doug Wilder’s campaign

Virginia for the Win is a series examining Virginia’s crucial role in the 2016 presidential race and national politics. Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) political opponents are suddenly questioning his personal commitment to civil rights. These new charges are not surprising, since even those voicing the charges concede they are aimed at harming Sanders’s image among […]

Scaling Glover Park’s Mount Alto: From VA hospital to Russian Embassy

Veterans of World War I once convalesced where the Russian Embassy now stands.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79

The conservative icon, known for his intellect, wit and biting opinions, had a huge impact on the high court.

Snow changing to ice, and then to rain, is most likely scenario for Monday into Tuesday

A few inches of snow is possible on Presidents' Day, but the big question is how quickly does the snow change to ice and then rain heading into Tuesday morning.

Man, 2-year-old son released from hospitals after being shot in District

Police still searching for three masked men who escaped in white SUV without license plates

Time runs out — again — for McAuliffe’s Supreme Court pick

Justice Jane Marum Roush remains in a strange professional limbo as her second appointment expires.

Man charged in shooting death of friend in Seat Pleasant

19-year-old from Oxon Hill charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment.

D.C. teen sentenced to 17 years for ‘gruesome’ carjackings of delivery men

Authorities said the teen beat a Washington Post delivery man and stabbed a food delivery man in 2014.

Drew Lewis, transportation secretary during air traffic controllers strike, dies at 84

Mr. Lewis sought to avert the showdown but ultimately backed President Ronald Reagan’s decision to fire the striking workers.

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