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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 >>

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

McAuliffe will give dozens of diplomats a taste of America’s diversity

RICHMOND — About 70 foreign ambassadors will lunch with Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe at the executive mansion and visit Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello on Thursday during a State Department trip meant to show them a slice of life outside the Capital Beltway.Read full article >>

White House measures fence before installing sharp points to foil jumpers

THE DISTRICTWhite House fencewill be measuredThe White House will be measuring its fence Thursday, in preparation for installing sharp points to prevent any more people from climbing over it.After high-profile fence-jumping incidents...Show More Summary

D.C. Council passes $13 billion budget focusing on schools, homelessness

The D.C. Council passed a $13 billion spending plan Wednesday that pours record tax revenue across the city into school improvements and new police body cameras — and directs the largest infusion of money ever to combat the city’s crisis of homelessness.Read full article >>

O’Malley backers launch super PAC ahead of Democrat’s presidential bid

Associates of former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley are launching a super PAC intended to bolster the Democrat’s prospects as he formally announces his long shot presidential bid in Baltimore on Saturday.Read full article >>

Donald H. Crosby, expert in German language and culture, dies at 88

Donald H. Crosby, a professor emeritus of German studies and comparative literature who lectured regularly at embassies, museums and opera societies throughout the Washington area, died May 16 while flying home to Springfield, Va., from a vacation in Europe. He was 88.Read full article >>

Daniel Meltzer, law professor and legal adviser to Obama White House, dies

Daniel Meltzer, a Harvard Law School professor who served as a top legal adviser to President Obama, died May 24 at a hospital in Boston. He was 63.The cause was cancer, Harvard officials announced.Mr. Meltzer had been on the Harvard Law faculty since 1982 and was an authority on federal courts and criminal procedure. Show More Summary

Third person arrested in connection with robbery that turned fatal

A Herndon man was arrested Wednesday in the death of a man during an attempted apartment robbery, Fairfax County police said.Jalan Merrill, 21, is the third person charged in connection with the robbery, during which Rashad Kejuan Daye, 24, was fatally shot on May 17.Read full article >>

The White House fence is getting measured for new sharp spikes

The White House will be measuring its fence on Thursday, in preparation for installing sharp points to prevent any more people from climbing over it.After high-profile fence-jumping incidents at the White House, including one in which...Show More Summary

Alicia Nash, wife of Nobel laureate, dies at 82

Alicia Nash, who studied physics in the 1950s and worked in computer science at a time when few women entered the profession, once aspired to be the next Madame Curie. That she did not accomplish that goal didn’t seem to matter to her. Show More Summary

Dr. Gridlock: ‘Smoldering’ causes single-tracking on Orange and Silver Lines

Orange and Silver Line trains are using only one track due to a “smoldering crosstie” near the East Falls Church station, Metro said on Twitter at 5:44 p.m.Trains will be delayed in both directions.Read full article >>

All Opinions Are Local: Can DCPS stem the middle-school exodus?

Students have been leaving D.C. Public Schools in droves after the elementary grades because of a dearth of appealing middle school options. A series of graphs from D.C.’s Office of Revenue Analysis shows what’s been happening and suggests that things could change in the future.Read full article >>

Va. ponders a new sort of prisoner swap

RICHMOND — State cabinet officials, legislators and corrections experts met in Richmond on Wednesday to discuss whether a simple logistical swap with incoming and outgoing state prisoners could make it easier to rehabilitate them.Read full article >>

Kelly: Meet a man with a message for dog owners: Pick up the poop

In the 10 years since he quit his job in automotive finance and traded his cubicle for the great outdoors, Chad Logan has devoted his life to two things: walking dogs and dealing with the inevitable byproduct of walking dogs. Read full article >>

Loudoun County makes plans to add varsity field hockey teams in 2016

For years, field hockey players in Loudoun County have been patient, waiting for their sport to achieve the same varsity status enjoyed by lacrosse- or soccer-playing classmates. That wait will end in the fall of 2016.Read full article >>

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