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Can ‘Surviving Marriage’ use the wilderness to fix unsaveable marriages?

If you love schadenfreude, “Surviving Marriage” is the show for you. It’s all about deriving pleasure from the misfortunes of others.The A&E series (airing 10?p.m. Tuesdays) drops a bickering couple onto a deserted island for five days of “extreme marriage therapy”: trying to find shelter and food and deal with various wilderness challenges. Show More Summary

Fire in Glen Echo area displaces one adult, two dogs

Firefighters in Montgomery County said one adult and two dogs were displaced after a house fire destroyed a home in the Glen Echo area. The incident began around 10 p.m. Sunday night in the 6100 block of Bryn Mawr Avenue. Fire officials...Show More Summary

Dr. Gridlock: Metro delays on Monday morning

Riders on Metro’s Silver and Orange lines should expect delays in both directions.There is a signal problem outside of the McLean stop. It was not immediately known how long the delays would last.Read full article >>

Town Square | Presales to begin soon on condos on D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront

Presales are set to begin later this spring at VIO, the first residential building to open for sale at the Wharf, a 24-acre mixed-use community under development along the District’s Southwest Waterfront.Read full article >>

Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: A bit more like spring this week; Few morning showers today

I’m stopping short of advertising a beautiful, warm week but, compared to previous weeks, it’s a step in the right direction.

Courting car-averse millennials, suburbs rethink their transit plans

After moving to Washington from Akron, Ohio, six years ago, Katie Reed and her husband, Brian, happily ditched their two cars to live in Chinatown, where they enjoy walking to restaurants and shops.So when she searched for a new job two years ago, Katie Reed, 32, considered it “critical” to find one on a Metro line. Show More Summary

Va. State Bar cancels Jerusalem trip, citing ‘discriminatory’ border policies

The Virginia State Bar has canceled its midyear legal seminar in Jerusalem, citing “unacceptable discriminatory policies and practices pertaining to border security that affect travelers,” in a decision that provoked a swift reaction Sunday among some political leadersRead full article >>

Haymarket police officer wins award for saving baby’s life

It seemed like a routine traffic stop.It started last March, when a speeding van drove through Haymarket going 55 in a 25 mph zone. Haymarket police officer Coire O’Neal turned on his lights.As O’Neal walked to the van, he could hear commotion inside. Show More Summary

Rain or shine: Prince William County opens new recycling facility at landfill

For a long time in Prince William County, one of the impediments to recycling was something the ancients learned how to deal with eons ago: rain.County officials thought that potential recyclers were somewhat discouraged by the drop-off...Show More Summary

Baltimore police use Inner Harbor Project to forge bond with teenagers

Baltimore — Black teenagers, from high schools scattered around the city, are among many drawn to the Inner Harbor on warm days to enjoy the waterfront tourist spot.But for them, the visits had become less about shops, restaurants and meeting friends, and more a symbol of their uneasy relationship with police. Show More Summary

Prince William County development projects

Projects approvedGainesville District1. Old Compton Road Recycling Facility, 7326 Old Compton Rd. Special-use permit to allow for manufacturing use for a construction materials recycling facility with concrete crushing and wood mulching.Read full article >>

Fairfax student’s patented cleat designs are catching company eyes

San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson was expected to be among the NFL’s top performers in the fall of 2008. A former league MVP, Tomlinson, known for his churning legs and quick feet, was one of the most reliable running backs, and he was set for another banner year.Read full article >>

As Fairfax grows more diverse, candidates for office mostly don’t

The roster of candidates running for office in Fairfax County this year is at odds with the demographic changes sweeping through the area, despite a push for more diversity from ethnic groups and some party leaders.Read full article...

Spotsylvania teen killed in plane crash in Orange County, Va.

Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal plane crash near the Orange County Airport that killed a 16-year-old pilot Sunday morning.Authorities said Ryan Lee McCall, of Spotsylvania, was killed Sunday morning after his plane when down in a field east of the airport in Orange, in the central Piedmont region of the state. Show More Summary

My bad typing years ago and what it means about student engagement now

My first class in high school was typing. I took it the summer before my freshman year. I was a total grade-grubbing dork, so the experience thrilled me — and it had nothing to do with the fact that the class was mostly girls. I didn’t notice that at the time, one more sign of my slow social development. I just wanted to get an A.Read full article >>

Man found dead in Langley Park apartment building

Prince George’s County police are investigating the death of a man who was found in the hallway of a Langley Park apartment building early Sunday.Cpl. Maria McKinney said officers found the man at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, inside a building in the 1400 block of Kanawha Street. Show More Summary

Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: Still chilly today, with a warmer week ahead

After another cold day today, warmer times await this week with temperatures near to slightly above seasonal averages.

A grandmother’s trove of Civil War photos goes to Library of Congress

Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, Ill., draped in black-and-white mourning cloth, following his assassination. ¶ African American mothers holding their babies, likely the first generation born into freedom. ¶ A battlefield in the Virginia wilderness a year after the war, with trees stripped of bark by musket fire. Show More Summary

It snowed Saturday, with flakes falling by the dozens, hundreds and thousands

Snowflakes by the millions of millions may provoke exasperation and even annoyance. But snowflakes in the seeming hundreds, such as fell in Washington on Saturday, produce curiosity and perhaps a sense of wonder and enchantment. Read full article >>

Nan Tucker McEvoy, media executive and philanthropist, dies at 95

Nan Tucker McEvoy, a newspaper heiress who headed the parent company of the San Francisco Chronicle in the 1980s and 1990s and who, as a longtime Washington resident, became the first woman to chair the governing board of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, died March 26 at her home in San Francisco. She was 95.Read full article >>

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