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American Indian activists set up teepee camp on National Mall

Tourists and other passers-by might be startled to see teepees scattered across the lawn of the Washington Monument, but for the American Indians who set them up, that’s partly the point.

Maryland proposes 2 legal marijuana bills

Maryland marijuana activists are making another push for legalization this legislative session, even as the state struggles to launch its medical marijuana program four years after it became law.

MS-13 linked to bodies in Virginia park

Police officials said Friday that gang activity in Northern Virginia is “getting out of control,” as they announced the deaths of two people whose remains were found in a public park in Fairfax County.

Loudoun County crime watch

Reports from the sheriff’s office and the Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville police.

Loudoun community calendar, March 9-16, 2017

The Master Singers of Virginia concert “Flight” and programs on Vietnam and the Civil War.

Perspective | D.C. focuses on ‘super speeder’ fines, but what about the others?

The array of lesser fines is confusing, and threatens to pit travelers against each other.

Hate crimes reported in D.C. are up

Police say crimes over religious bias, gender identity and sexual orientation rose in 2016.

‘Day Without Immigrants’ will shutter D.C. businesses, schools

Ernest Yombo would rather students at Latin American Montessori Bilingual school come to class on Thursday, but instead, they will get an unexpected day off.

D.C. assisted suicide debate revives statehood push

District activists and local officials insist they can feel new energy surging through the D.C. statehood movement — even in the face of a vote by a House committee Monday night to strike down a high-profile city law passed less than two months ago.

D.C. assisted-suicide law gets Republican roadblock

Republican lawmakers took the first step in a race against the clock to repeal legislation passed in Washington, D.C., that would authorize physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients who wish to die.

Betsy DeVos being guarded by U.S. Marshals Service

The education secretary opted for a new security team after an encounter with protesters.

Perspective | You don’t have to ride Metro to care about its future

The D.C. region’s investment in the rail system should match its importance.

Metro cracking down on worker absenteeism with new extended-leave policy

More than 100 workers are being investigated for racking up pension time while on possibly “excessive” unpaid leave.

Bowing to business unrest, D.C. Council will revisit paid-leave law, chairman says

Alternatives involve lower tax rate and private insurance plans

D.C. mayor does not sign — or veto — family-leave law, leaving critics on both sides

Business leaders move on to council to reconsider changes to landmark law.

Saturday morning fire destroys McLean mansion

No one was reported injured in the blaze at the home that belongs to the United Arab Emirates Embassy.

The chocolatiers and the white nationalist, coexisting in Old Town Alexandria

Weekly protests outside the new home and headquarters of white nationalist Richard Spencer have brought attention to a gourmet candy store.

Kevin Maxwell, Prince George’s schools chief executive officer, gets four more years

County Executive Rushern Baker III wants Maxwell to “continue his work” reforming school system.

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