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Concerns about Fairfax County police can be shared on these websites

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The county has a new civilian review panel made up of nine residents, as well as an independent police auditor. Both can review completed police investigations.

Confederate flag that towers over I-95 ‘will stay,’ says Va. landowner

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Hubert Wayne Cash said the flag near Falmouth is legally protected. And other Confederate flag supporters said more will soon go up around the state.

Historic black neighborhood may be spared from Dominion Energy power line

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After a community outcry and a petition to state regulators, the plan for a controversial power-transmission line through a Prince William County neighborhood appears close to being scrapped in favor of a new route.

Nats starting pitcher Scherzer placed on disabled list

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The Nationals have placed starting pitcher Max Scherzer on the 10-day disabled list with neck inflammation.

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For U.Md. Hyperloop team, California ‘pod’ race is about making history


The university team's prototype will compete next week against 23 others from around the world.


‘Nightmare’: Bodies of 3 young girls found in Md. home

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The bodies of three dead children were discovered inside a Clinton, Maryland, home early Friday morning, and Prince George's County police are investigating the deaths as homicides.


Native American groups seek removal of memorials to Redskins founder

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A memorial marker honoring the founder of the Washington Redskins George Preston Marshall is likely to be removed as part of redevelopment plans at RFK Stadium. But two Native American groups and a D.C. Council member would like the team…

Trump ousts Bannon, his influential, divisive strategist

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White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post.

New charges for driver accused in Charlottesville crash

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The man accused of ramming protesters with his car in Charlottesville over the weekend, leading to the death of one woman, is facing additional charges Friday.


Charlottesville mayor seeks removal of Confederate monuments, calls Lee statue ‘magnet for terrorism’

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In a statement, Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer said the killing of Heather Heyer forced him to change his opinion on whether the statue honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee should be removed from a city park. Signer said he wants…


Man arrested after Fairfax County carjacking, crashes

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A man was arrested after a crime spree in Annadale, Virginia, Friday morning that Fairfax County police said began with a car crash.

Manassas cancels its planned ‘Civil War Weekend’

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A Virginia city is canceling a planned “Civil War Weekend” in the wake of last week’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Residents could be forced out of problem-plagued Md. condo complex again

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Less than a year after residents were forced to move out of the Lynnhill condominium complex on a moment’s notice, the Prince George’s County Fire Department has warned residents that several serious fire code violations need to be fixed…


Citing Trump remarks, entire president’s arts council quits

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Actor Kal Penn, artist Chuck Close and virtually the entire membership of the President's Committee On the Arts and Humanities have announced their resignation.

Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue

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Susan Bro said she initially missed the first few calls to her from the White House. But she said "now I will not" talk to the president after a news conference in which Trump equated violence by white supremacists at the rally with…


Arlington seeks permission to rename Jefferson Davis, Lee highways

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Arlington County Board Chairman Jay Fisette said in a statement Thursday that the county has heard from many residents seeking that Confederate names be no longer memorialized in the county.

Disputed DC statue raises questions about public symbols

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The memorial to Albert Pike off Judiciary Square in D.C. might be among those landmarks whose symbolism is up for debate.

Sealed search warrants shield details in Charlottesville case

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Details about any evidence found in the Dodge Challenger driven by Charlottesville murder suspect James Fields have been secreted for the time being by a judge, WTOP has learned.


Panda-monium! National Zoo’s panda might be pregnant

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While zoo keepers haven't been able to confirm whether or not she is pregnant, she has been exhibiting behaviors that are in line with an actual and pseudopregnancy.


As 1 Beach Drive closure is set to end, new major detours will begin

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The part of Beach Drive that has been closed for nearly a year is due to reopen in just over a week, but that doesn’t mean commuters itching to cut through Rock Creek Park to Montgomery County will be able to jump right back in. Find out…

Friday, Aug 18

Where’s the best place for Confederate statues to be relocated?

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Where should Confederate monuments go? Cities confronted with what to do with removed Confederate statues are handling the issue differently.

Taney statue in Annapolis removed overnight

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Former Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Taney was a Maryland native and penned the 1857 Dred Scott decision. It upheld slavery in the United States and denied citizenship to black people.

Under fire _ from GOP _ Trump digs in on Confederate icons

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President Donald Trump bitingly decried the rising movement to pull down monuments to Confederate icons Thursday, declaring the nation is seeing "the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart."

Thursday, Aug 17

Professor: History of Confederate statues informs whether to remove them

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A day after Baltimore removed four Confederate memorial statues overnight following the attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia, many cities, including D.C., are considering doing the same. A historian is weighing in on where cities can draw…

Va. gov.: Trump Charlottesville remarks ‘dividing people’

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In the wake of President Donald Trump's remarks that "both sides" share blame for Saturday's deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe is blasting the president, saying he doesn't even want Trump to visit…

SOLs expose gaps in Northern Va. student success

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Northern Virginia school systems face significant achievement gaps that can be tied to students' economic background, according to detailed results of this year's Standards of Learning test. Here's a look at the schools with the widest…

After setting a top 10 rainfall record in July, DC’s soggy summer continues

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Last month was the seventh-wettest July on record in D.C., and the trend is continuing so far this month. What's going on?

Wednesday, Aug 16

Md. judge denies DC sniper Malvo’s bid for new sentence

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Lee Boyd Malvo, convicted for his role in the deadly sniper attacks that terrorized the region, has lost his bid for a new sentence in Montgomery County.

Baltimore tears down Confederate statues

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By the time the sun came up Wednesday, all four of Baltimore's Confederate statues were gone, and some of the sites were covered in spray paint and other graffiti.

2017 SOLs: Best and worst Northern Va. school systems

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The small Falls Church City school system mostly led the pack in Northern Virginia and the state as a whole when it came to its students passing the Standards of Learning tests. See where other Northern Virginia schools rank.

Defiant Trump insists anew: Blame both sides for violence

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A combative President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday "there is blame on both sides" for the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, appearing to once again equate the actions of white supremacist groups and those…

Tuesday, Aug 15

Gov. Hogan wants controversial statue removed from Maryland State House grounds

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Tuesday he is joining the movement to remove a statue of a Supreme Court justice who wrote a decision upholding slavery.

DC area roads flood after 2 inches of rain

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Heavy rain Tuesday morning flooded roads in Arlington County and parts of upper Northwest D.C. and could cause flash flooding into the afternoon.

FBI seeks hate, domestic terror evidence in deadly Charlottesville crash

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While James Alex Fields, Jr. is held without bond, charged with murder in the fatal car attack at Saturday's white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, local and federal prosecutors say additional charges could be coming.

Bowing to pressure, Trump denounces hate groups by name

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Under pressure all weekend, President Donald Trump on Monday named and condemned hate groups as "repugnant" and declared "racism is evil" in an updated, more forceful statement on the deadly, race-fueled clashes in Charlottesville,…

Monday, Aug 14

Charlottesville police chief: ‘Absolutely I have regrets … we lost 3 lives’

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Charlottesville's police chief stood by the actions of state and local police in response to violent clashes between protesters on Saturday but said he did have regrets. "We lost three lives this weekend."

Man threatened to remove woman’s eye in botched robbery, 5 charged

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Four men and a teenager who held a Silver Spring family hostage earlier this month in an attempt to rob a check cashing business have been arrested on charges ranging from assault to home invasion.

Man accused of ramming Charlottesville protesters held without bond

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James Alex Fields Jr., the man charged with second-degree murder for driving into a crowd in Charlottesville, is being held without bond on a second-degree murder charge.

Educating Amy: The incredible history of a DC public school that taught a president’s daughter

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Forty years ago, President Jimmy Carter came to Washington. While the children of high-ranking Washington officials customarily attended posh private schools, Carter's 9-year-old daughter Amy attended a modest public elementary school a…