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Tuberculosis case reported at Rockville High School

Rockville High School alerted students and staff this week that someone at the school has come down with tuberculosis.People who have been in close contact with the sick person will be offered a tuberculosis blood test at the school, a Montgomery County health department spokeswoman said.Read full article >>

Ballou High School to be reconstituted for the second time in five years

Teachers and staff at Ballou High School in Ward 8 must reapply for their jobs after D.C. school officials announced that the school will be “reconstituted” next year, meaning that up to half of that staff could be replaced.Read full article >>

Woman shot in Southeast has died of injuries

A woman who was one of four people shot in separate incidents in Southeast Washington Wednesday night has died, according to D.C. police.The fatal shooting occurred about 9:40 p.m. near Alabama Avenue and Good Hope Road SE, in the area of the Good Hope Marketplace, a shopping center that includes a grocery store, banks and restaurants.Read full article >>

Vacation properties are hot: Where to shop for that home away from home

If you’re thinking about buying a vacation home, you aren’t alone. Vacation home sales across the country are soaring, mainly for two reasons: Declining prices mean deals can be had, and empty nesters are flooding into the market. Read full article >>

Awesome Con delights fans of gaming, comics, science fiction, fantasy and other pastimes

“Geek” is our word now. So is “nerd.” We’ve reclaimed them, made them our own, and we take pride in them. And Awesome Con is the place where D.C.’s geek flag flies highest and nerd pride reaches its pinnacle. Forget the White House Correspondents’ Dinner — THIS is Nerd Prom. Show More Summary

This vote could determine whether Prince Georgians pay more in taxes

Prince George’s County residents could learn Thursday if and how much more they will have to pay in property taxes, as the County Council votes on a revised budget proposal that scales back the county executive’s original school spending plan.Read full article >>

Dr. Gridlock: Overturned truck causes delays on inner loop of Capital Beltway

An overturned truck is causing traffic delays on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County.The incident occurred around 5 a.m. on the Beltway between the exits for Connecticut and Georgia avenues. Traffic was backed up for nearly three miles, highway officials said.Read full article >>

Hearing scheduled for Thursday for accused killer of D.C. attorney

The woman charged in the fatal stabbing of a D.C. lawyer in the Donovan Hotel during a robbery is scheduled to appear in D.C. Superior Court Thursday for a hearing.Jamyra Gallmon, 21, was charged in the Feb. 9 killing of David Messerschmitt. Show More Summary

Louis Weeks’ new album, ‘haha,’ makes it even harder to classify the Baltimore-born singer-producer

It’s tough to classify Louis Weeks. The Baltimore-born, D.C.-based singer-producer listened to classical music as a kid, and you can hear those spacious elements on his second album, “haha,” out Tuesday. The new LP, which he’ll celebrate...Show More Summary

Get a taste of Sweetgreen’s Sweetlife Festival with these made-up, artist-minded salads

Kendrick Lamar isn’t just headlining this weekend’s Sweetlife Festival. The rapper inspired Sweetgreen, the local chain behind the two-day Merriweather Post Pavilion event, to create a seasonal salad in his honor: the cheekily named Beets Don’t Kale My Vibe. Show More Summary

Solar-powered home listed for sale in McLean

One of McLean’s first fully solar-powered homes is available.Langley Summit, a custom-designed Craftsman-style home at 6653 Sorrel St. in the Langley Forest neighborhood, has been listed at $4.995 million.Read full article >>

Savor week events: Beer dinners, tap takeovers and the hop vaporizer

Savor is the kind of event Washington craft beer fans dream about. The beer and food festival features breweries that are rarely, if ever, represented in the D.C. market, with many of the beers poured by the brewers themselves. Unfortunately,...Show More Summary

‘San Andreas,’ and 5 other California-set disaster movies

According to the movies, God really does not want you to live in California. The Golden State has been the site of many a cinematic disaster — including in this week’s “San Andreas” — which really makes you wonder how many filmmakers actually enjoy living there.Read full article >>

Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: Muggy summer warmth and storm chances through Sunday

The next several days brings above normal temperatures, moderately high humidity, and daily storm chances.

D.C. community calendar, May 28-June 4, 2015

Thursday, May 28Therapeutic yoga classes Beth Lawrence, Alaina Sadick and Kiersten Gallagher lead classes to reduce stress and balance the mind, body and spirit using gentle postures, progressive relaxation, breathing practices and meditation. Show More Summary

‘Genius’ fellows aren’t limited to elite alumni

You can find genius almost anywhere.That might seem obvious. But the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, known for bestowing six-figure grants on exceptionally creative people, provided evidence Thursday that standout talent is nurtured at a stunning variety of colleges and universities.Read full article >>

Lacrosse: Loudoun Valley boys, Woodgrove girls claim Dulles titles

Employing the sort of deft cuts he used to amass 1,825 rushing yards on Loudoun Valley’s football team last fall, Andrew Cordani kept a pair of Woodgrove defenders lunging at his heels. Then, as the Vikings senior turned the corner to...Show More Summary

Three are shot and wounded in Southeast D.C. in less than an hour

In less than an hour, three people were wounded Wednesday night in separate shootings in Southeast Washington, D.C. police said.About 8:50 p.m., a man was shot in the 1500 block of V Street SE, said Officer Paul Metcalf, a spokesman. The victim was found conscious and breathing and was taken to a hospital.Read full article >>

More people with Alzheimer’s are becoming activists — which brings its own challenges

When Michael Ellenbogen calls for a more aggressive fight against Alzheimer’s disease, he speaks with passion that comes from experience. As someone who was diagnosed with early-onset dementia, Ellenbogen can convey firsthand the pain and frustration at what he sees as the insufficient government support for research to find a cure or better treatments.Read full article >>

Most kids breeze through first round of National Spelling Bee

The onstage portion of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee began Wednesday morning, with 283 regional champions competing for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes.During the first preliminary round at National Harbor, 283 kids spelled words — and 279 spelled correctly. Show More Summary

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