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Kelly: Yes, someone caught a baseball thrown from the Washington Monument

Like Everest, the Washington Monument has attracted its share of thrill-seekers. For the past two weeks Answer Man has related exploits of the obelisk, back from when anyone could take the stairs (which, since the 1970s, have been closed to casual visitors).Read full article >>

Advocates: Md. utilities commissioner should’ve skipped Pepco-Exelon vote

Environmental advocates are questioning the hiring of a former Maryland utilities commissioner by an industry-backed nonprofit group days after she cast the deciding vote in the controversial Pepco-Exelon merger.Read full article >>

Baltimore officers charged with homicide by omission in Gray case

When six Baltimore police officers go to trial over the death of Freddie Gray, prosecutors will focus not on what the officers did, but on what they failed to do.Unlike most criminal cases involving homicides— where someone is charged...Show More Summary

Backlash over Confederate insignia is, for some, ‘an attack on ... our heritage’

Hours before a Confederate-obsessed white gunman massacred nine black churchgoers in South Carolina, one of the many Virginia groups devoted to the Southern cause’s history posted a message on Facebook.Read full article >>

Weather Gang: Severe storms possible today — heavy rain, strong wind, isolated tornadoes (Updates)

Severe storms are possible in the D.C. region starting this afternoon and lasting through the evening. Heavy rain, strong winds possible.

Cyclist struck by car in Capitol Heights dies

A woman riding a bike was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run accident in Capitol Heights late Friday night and pronounced dead Saturday morning.Prince George’s County police said the woman was riding southbound on Ritchie Road when she was struck. Read full article >>

Photos, Video: Activist Removes Confederate Flag From South Carolina Statehouse

This morning, activist Bree Newsome climbed up the flagpole on South Carolina's capitol grounds and removed the Confederate flag. She said in a statement, "We removed the flag today because we can’t wait any longer. We can’t continue like this another day. Show More Summary

Photos: A Rainbow White House After Victorious Same Sex Marriage Ruling

Yesterday's wonderful, historic Supreme Court decision that found same sex marriage legal across the United States was the perfect opportunity for the White House to turn its rainbow White House avatar into reality. [ more › ]

Two from Maryland reported killed in Alaska sightseeing plane crash

Two Montgomery County residents were among the victims reported in a sightseeing plane crash this week in southeastern Alaska that killed all nine passengers aboard.Glenda Cambiaso, 31, and Hugo Cambiaso, 65, of North Potomac, died in the crash Thursday of a turboprop plane in the Misty Fjords National Monument near Ketchikan, the Associated Press reported.Read full article >>

Washington-area obituaries of note

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.Betty R. Wright, philanthropist Betty R. Wright, 90, an Alexandria philanthropist and co-founder of the Frank & Betty Wright Foundation, died June 20 at her home Alexandria, Va. She had cancer, said a friend and executor, Lionel C. Epstein. Read full article >>

Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: Periods of heavy rain and storms today, pretty pleasant Sunday

For the second Saturday in a row, we’re looking at a storm threat and flooding risk. It should be out of here for a sparkling Sunday.

Hillary Clinton attacks Republicans as ‘party of the past’

Hillary Clinton roused a crowd of several thousand Virginia Democrats Friday night with sharp attacks on her Republican rivals, calling them the “party of the past” on every issue from domestic terrorism to gay marriage. Read full article >>

Hillary Clinton attacks Republicans as ‘party of the past’

Hillary Clinton roused a crowd of several thousand Virginia Democrats Friday night with sharp attacks on her Republican rivals, calling them the “party of the past” on every issue from domestic terrorism to gay marriage. Read full article >>

Judson Randolph, pediatric surgeon, dies at 87

Judson G. Randolph, the former chief of surgery at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, professor of surgery and pediatrics at George Washington University, and a national leader in pediatric surgery, died May 17 at his home in Nashville. He was 87.Read full article >>

A few blocks from the U.S. Capitol, a whole lot of people are getting high

It was mid-afternoon on a recent Thursday. The sun was shining. And two blocks from the U.S. Capitol and D.C. police headquarters, a few dozen people were getting high. For nearly three years, Donald Page has watched this scene, where...Show More Summary

Man found fatally shot on a street in Southeast Washington

THE DISTRICTMan fatally shot in SoutheastD.C. police officers say a 21-year-old Maryland man was found fatally shot on a Southeast Washington street early Thursday morning.While patrolling in the 7th District about 3:45 a.m., officers found a man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds near the intersection of 16th and Galen streets, police said. Show More Summary

Montgomery County considers cuts to 2016 budget it just passed

Montgomery County, faced with lower-than-expected revenues and millions in tax refunds triggered by a Supreme Court decision, is preparing to cut the 2016 operating budget council members approved just five weeks ago.Read full article >>

Celebration of same-sex marriage ruling starts early in D.C.

Anson Harrison, a 35-year-old nurse at Washington Hospital Center, has never missed a day of work in six years.But Friday morning he called in and said he’d be taking a personal day. The Supreme Court was delivering its decision on the...Show More Summary

Two men charged with 2013 homicide in Columbia, Md.

Two men were charged with murder this week for a fatal shooting more than two years ago.The shooting of Omar Oliver, who was 39 years old when he was killed outside his Columbia apartment building in May 2013, remained unsolved until this week.Read full article >>

Go Home Already: Rights

End-of-day news: Fort Reno happening after all, and more. [ more › ]

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