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Patricia Clarkson says it drives her ‘crazy’ that more female characters can’t be unlikeable

"'Learning to Drive' harkened back for me to great films of the ’70s, with complicated women who don’t always do the right thing, they can be rude and crass and difficult," Clarkson says.

The Kennedy Center has a temporary outdoor skate park, and anyone can use it

The “Finding a Line” festival, which kicks off the center’s 2014-15 season, celebrates skateboarding as a Kennedy Center-worthy art form.

Delays on three Metro lines

Delays due to track work that's late getting off rail lines. Trains sharing a track on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines.

Va. lawmakers seek to expand background checks to include gun shows

Democratic delegates, candidates to join Brady Campaign to push for background checks on more purchases.

Why Metro wants to kill the Dulles bus route

The Metro board couldn't agree on who should pay for the route. Now the only bus link between D.C. and Dulles could be eliminated.

11 free things to do in September in D.C., Maryland and Virginia

Comedy at the Kennedy Center, the DC State Fair, WalkingTown DC and more free events this month.

Free session in D.C.’s Columbia Heights to target first-time home buyers

TOWN SQUARE | The workshop, among other topics, will cover figuring out how much you can afford and understanding finance options.

D.C. area forecast: Heat and humidity reign today but are overthrown by the weekend

Sultry summer stands tall today but a bit of an onshore flow from the Atlantic Friday into the weekend takes the edge off.

SAT scores at lowest level in 10 years, fueling worries about high schools

A huge number of U.S. students aren’t ready for college, admissions test results and other data show.

Study: Needle-exchange program leads to big drop in D.C. HIV infections

The program in the nation’s capital began in 2008, after being blocked for years by Congress.

D.C. police seize over 250 pounds of synthetic drugs

District police say they have carried out the largest seizure of synthetic drugs in the city's history on Tuesday, totaling a street value of more than $2 million.

D.C. police seize 265 pounds of synthetic drugs at NW warehouse

Two men arrested after police say they traced drugs from West Coast to Howard County to the District.

Woman charged for trying to snatch girl from stroller on Metro train

Police say that a woman charged with attempting to abduct a toddler on a Metro train is not cooperating with authorities. The incident happened Tuesday morning on the Orange Line bound for New Carrollton.

Harold S. White, Jewish chaplain at Georgetown, dies at 83

Rabbi White was the first full-time Jewish chaplain at a Catholic university.

Va. attorney general to seek reelection, won’t run for governor in 2017

The decision by Mark Herring clears a path to the nomination for Lt. Gov. Northam; the surprise move could allow the party to avoid a potentially bruising primary fight.

Go Home Already: 'Tis The Season

End-of-day news: Officers in Freddie Gray death will face separate trials, and more. [ more › ]

Would you pay $10 for a sleep mask full of shredded U.S. cash?

This Northern Virginia native’s dreams of money inspired an entrepreneurial venture.

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