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Va. teacher accused of pulling off student’s hijab to return to work

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The teacher at Lake Braddock Secondary School who was suspended last week after an accusation that he pulled off a student's hijab will return to work Monday.

What to expect if you’re traveling this Thanksgiving

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Whether you're flying across the country or just driving home from work this holiday weekend, here's what's going on at the airports and on the roads, as well as some tips to make the trip as stress free as possible.

Video: Police seek 3 young robbers in string of DC attacks

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D.C. police are seeking three young men suspected in a series of brazen street robberies in D.C., including a string of six attacks on a single night earlier this month.

Wegmans has another Loudoun store in the works

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If zoning and development details get worked out, Wegmans plans to open a third store in Loudoun County along U.S. 50.

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Suspect charged with stabbing death in Wheaton park

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The victim in a stabbing death in Wheaton Regional Park in September still hasn't been identified, but the suspect is in court Wednesday.


Va. GOP seeks to halt federal lawsuit over Fredericksburg ballots

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Virginia Republicans on Wednesday responded to a legal challenge filed by Democrats arguing that questions about ballots in a contested Fredericksburg-area House race is a state matter that shouldn't be addressed in federal court.


Winterfest celebrates 25 years in Ocean City

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"It is hard to believe. We have over 400 displays. The displays alone are about 800,000 lights. Then you add into that the Winterfest Pavilion and this new tree, and you are definitely approaching 1 million lights."


Fairfax County appoints new county executive

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The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed Bryan Hill to serve as county executive, effective in January.

Thanksgiving hours: Which DC-area grocery stores are open?

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If you run out of salt or butter on Thanksgiving, where can you grab more supplies? Here's a list of several grocery stores around the D.C. area that can still help you out.

Metro Thanksgiving weekend: No late trains for fans, Red Line shutdown begins


Metro will run on reduced Sunday hours on Thanksgiving Day and will begin a 16-day Red Line shutdown Saturday that will hit commuters when they return from the long weekend.


Fairfax Co. supervisors back changes for traffic-clogged Braddock Road

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Significant changes along bustling Braddock Road in Northern Virginia are moving closer to reality after an endorsement this week from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.


Hogwarts comes to Kennedy Center as NSO Pops perform ‘Harry Potter’ live


The NSO Pops will perform a live orchestral accompaniment to an HD screening of “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”


Exclusive: Facing lawsuit, Va. elections board postpones vote certification

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Virginia's State Board of Elections will not certify results in two remaining House of Delegates races until at least Monday, WTOP has learned.


Police: Parents need to monitor kids’ cellphone use


A Montgomery County police officer who specializes in investigating child exploitation said parents need to check their kids' phones regularly — even innocent-looking pictures could shore too much information with predators. Find out what…

Tuesday, Nov 21

Major delays after hole appears in Beltway bridge in Prince George’s Co.

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D.C.-area travelers should expect major delays Tuesday as road crews make emergency repairs to patch up a hole that opened up in a bridge on the Capital Beltway in Prince George's County.

Tire rotations, road hazard insurance: Are they worth it?

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Where can you get a good price on tires? And are rotations and road-hazard insurance worth it? The executive editor of Checkbook.org explains.

DC funeral home faces lawsuit after complaints with service, lack of proper licenses

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D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine filed a consumer lawsuit Monday against Austin Royster Funeral Home after findings that it had operated without proper licenses and charged families thousands for services it did not provide.

Monday, Nov 20

Maryland 404 widening unveiled, bittersweet for safety advocate

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As state officials cut the ribbon on an 11-mile widening project along Route 404, one woman who lost her daughter in a crash along the busy Eastern Shore highway reflected on the bittersweet moment.

Va. elections board won’t certify results in 2 Stafford, Fredericksburg area House races

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Virginia's State Board of Elections temporarily delayed certifying results in two House of Delegates races in the Fredericksburg and Stafford County area because dozens of voters were wrongly assigned ballots in a race that could determine…

Redskins season dire after blowing 15-point lead to Saints

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This one will haunt the Redskins for quite some time. They had a 15-point lead in New Orleans with just over six minutes left, and end up losing the game in overtime, 34-31.

Newly elected Va. delegate Roem attends AMAs with Demi Lovato

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Newly elected Virginia delegate Danica Roem attended the American Music Awards Sunday with singer Demi Lovato.

Sunday, Nov 19

Secret Service apprehends attempted White House fence jumper

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The U.S. Secret Service says an individual has been taken into custody after attempting to jump a security barrier on the Pennsylvania Avenue side of the White House.

Teen in Annapolis shooting dies from injuries

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The teenager who was shot in Annapolis and taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries has died.

Wind advisory issued for Sunday; downed trees, power outages hit region

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NBC Washington Storm Team 4's Somara Theodore says strong winds and some rain will start up Saturday night. The rain should be gone by early Sunday morning, but wind gust may continue to near 35 mph or more.

Saturday, Nov 18

FBI aids in search for 3 Prince William County teens

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The FBI and Prince William County police are asking for the public's help in locating three missing and endangered teens who may no longer be in Virginia.

Maryland food network makes Thanksgiving affordable for all

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Thanksgiving is the busiest time of year for a Maryland food distribution organization as more people look to help the less fortunate enjoy a quality holiday meal. See photos of their effort.

Democrats plan to request recounts for Va. House of Delegates races

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Democrats plan to request recounts as early as next week in at least three Virginia House of Delegates races, including one that has already been the subject of legal wrangling.

Police chase, shoot suspect involved in GW Parkway crash

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A man who led U.S. Park and Fairfax County police on a chase on the George Washington Parkway is in critical condition.

Friday, Nov 17

‘I don’t believe you:’ Lawsuit claims teachers failed to report abuse as 23 kids sexually violated

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Teachers did not follow state requirements on reporting suspected child abuse, according to a lawsuit filed by families of victims of convicted sex child offender Deonte Carraway.

38 MS-13 members arrested in Md., Va., as part of national gang crackdown

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Thirty-eight individuals were arrested over the last month in Maryland and Northern Virginia as part of a national effort targeting members of the violent street gang MS-13.

Man sentenced for Christmas killing of DC yoga teacher

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A man has been sentenced for the grisly slaying of a D.C. yoga teacher and stage actress on Christmas Day last year.

Stolen garage door openers lead to Fair Oaks, Reston burglaries

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Fairfax County police say someone stole garage door openers and used them to break into two homes in Fair Oaks. The following day, the same thing happened at a pair of homes in Reston.