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Civil War hospital at Ben Lomond adds realistic audio to multisensory experience

Pr. William historic site now includes scripted dialogue and sound effects to mimic life during the war.

Filmmaker Ken Burns on the torment of the Vietnam War

Burns visits Vietnam Veterans Memorial to discuss upcoming documentary on the war that tore the country apart.

Behind the D.C. school lottery scandal: A ‘crisis in confidence ’

Ex-schools chief Kaya Henderson wanted to lure well-connected officials into the system.

A blind veteran’s view of Memorial Day

On a visit to a Civil War battlefield, Brad Snyder reflects on the holiday’s true meaning.

One D.C. school lost more than a quarter of its teaching staff this year.

D.C. public schools have high turnover among teachers and often struggle to fill sudden vacancies, creating chaos in the classroom.

Pragmatism vs. populism at cordial final debate in Va. Democratic gubernatorial race

Voters choose between Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam and former Congressman Tom Perriello on June 13.

D.C.-area forecast: Weather should cooperate through much of today and Memorial Day

The best chance of showers and storms is nicely timed for this evening and overnight.

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Robberies in the District decline sharply from this point last year

The number of robberies with a firearm is down 50 percent; without a firearm, down 23 percent.

‘Please don’t forget,’ say family, war survivor at Rolling Thunder event

Pearl Harbor survivor, parents of deceased and others share stories and find support at annual Memorial Day gathering.

With state budget in crisis, many Oklahoma schools hold classes four days a week

Ninety-six districts have shortened the school week, nearly triple as many as in 2015.

Answer Man dives into the story of the Tidal Basin’s bathing beach

Swimming races, diving contests and beauty pageants were among the attractions.

Noose found hanging from tree outside Hirshhorn Museum

A security guard discovered the noose Friday evening, about an hour after the building had closed.

Everyone in Md. says they want redistricting reform. Here’s why it won’t happen.

The state’s Democratic and GOP leaders have made no effort to negotiate a mutual plan to end gerrymandering, despite high public support for an independent process.

Maryland college student killed in possible hate crime laid to rest

The funeral for Bowie State University senior Richard Collins III took place on May 26. Collins was fatally stabbed while visiting friends at the University of Maryland College Park campus.

Beltway sniper Lee Boyd Malvo granted new sentencing hearings

The life sentences that Lee Boyd Malvo received for his role in the 2002 sniper shootings which occurred in Virginia were thrown out Friday by a federal judge, because Malvo was 17 at the time of the attacks.

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