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Brothers defend their Bethesda tunnel house, call county orders ‘unconstitutional’

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A fire-damaged home's owner and his brother are rejecting Montgomery County officials' contentions about hoarding, hazardous materials, and tunnels extending beyond the property. A 21-year-old died there last year.

New way to experience Md., Del., beaches? Travel the brewery trail

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This craft beer trail starts along Kings Highway in Lewes, Delaware, then meanders through Rehoboth, Dewey and Ocean City.

Bundy fans 14, tosses 2-hitter to lead O’s past Chisox 9-3

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Dylan Bundy struck out a career-high 14 and pitched a two-hitter for his second complete game in the majors, leading the Baltimore Orioles over the Chicago White Sox 9-3 on Thursday.

Judge appoints brain experts in case of slain Muslim teen

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Circuit Court Judge Randy Bellows agreed to the appointments of a neuropsychologist and neurotoxicologist to evaluate Darwin Martinez-Torres, 23, of Sterling, who faces charges including capital murder and rape in the June killing of Nabra…

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Where to pick your own summer fruits, veggies in the DC area


Nothing kicks off summer quite like a basket full of freshly picked berries, and in the D.C. area, there are plenty of pick-your-own farms and orchards to satisfy that seasonal experience. Here are some favorites.

Maryland governor vetoes measure on education board makeup


The bill vetoed Thursday would have increased the size of the Maryland State Board of Education from 12 to 15 to members by adding two certified teachers and one parent of a public school student.


The Latest: Baltimore officers visit funeral home


Follow the latest on the death of a Baltimore police officer.

Officials trade blame after teen arrested in officer’s death


Dawnta Anthony Harris, a slightly-built ninth-grader, had been assessed to be a high risk by Maryland's juvenile services department. He had a string of arrests for auto theft, and had skipped out of juvenile custody repeatedly.


Ravens’ Joe Flacco welcomes Lamar Jackson with ‘open arms’


Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco laughed at the notion that he holds a grudge against first-round draft pick Lamar Jackson.


Baltimore County votes to replace late official with aide


News outlets report that Don Mohler, a former school teacher and aide of Kevin Kamenetz, will become Baltimore County's 13th county executive. Kamenetz died of cardiac arrest on May 10.

Judge mulls motion to dismiss Charlottesville rally lawsuit


A federal judge is set to hear arguments from white nationalists and others that a lawsuit against them over last summer's violence in Charlottesville should be dismissed.

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Flowers, volunteers return to Arlington for Memorial Day weekend tradition


Volunteers will honor fallen heroes at Arlington National Cemetery this weekend by placing roses at headstones. For those who want to help the effort, the nonprofit organizing it says donations can go a long way.

Stanley Cup fever reaches Capitol Hill with friendly bet between 2 politicians

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D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton and U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., agreed to the bet Thursday ahead of the matchup between the Washington Capitals and the Vegas Golden Knights.


Tunnel has already kept billion gallons of sewer overflow out of the Anacostia

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Environmentalists are praising the performance of the 7-mile-long, 23-foot-wide tunnel, which opened in March. It runs between RFK Stadium and the Blue Plains Wastewater Treatment Plant.


4 Md. students charged with hate crimes over graffiti at their school

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Four high school students in Howard County, Maryland, have been accused of spray-painting hate-based graffiti at their high school Thursday morning.

Confirmed case of measles in person who spent time in Md., Va.

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Maryland health officials have confirmed a case of measles in a person who spent time around the D.C. area in the past week.


Great Graffiti Wipeout: Fresh push to clean up DC


“Graffiti vandalism is a drain on taxpayer dollars, can lead to decreased property values and often diminishes residents’ sense of safety,” D.C. Department of Public Works Director Chris Shorter told WTOP.


Governor names new Virginia public schools superintendent


Gov. Ralph Northam has picked a new public schools superintendent.

Yankees delayed by plane trouble after Texas loss


ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Travel problems have delayed the New York Yankees from getting home from Texas. Newsday reports the team’s charted Delta flight took off after Wednesday night’s 12-10 loss to the Rangers. But…

Metro finishes seals on ‘orange boots’ tied to deadly L’Enfant smoke


Metro has now finished adding protective seals to cable connector assemblies across the rail system that were blamed for the deadly 2015 smoke incident near L’Enfant Plaza.


Reality TV star pleads guilty in Coast Guardsman’s death in Va.


A former reality TV star has pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. Coast Guard technician in a drunken wrong-way collision on a Virginia highway.

Chances for first tropical system of year up to 80 percent


Forecasters say chances are increasing for the first tropical weather system of the year in the Gulf of Mexico.

Lawyers: Death of Baltimore Co. officer a ‘tragic accident’

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Two lawyers for a 16-year-old charged with murder in the death of a Baltimore County police officer said on Thursday that the incident was “an extremely tragic accident” and are calling for the public release of the officer’s body camera…

Copperhead snake sighting near National Mall


The National Mall and Memorial Parks Facebook page reported a sighting of a northern copperhead snake in East Potomac Park on May 21.


Baltimore police say reform on track amid leadership turmoil


Despite command shake-ups that have roiled the already troubled Baltimore Police Department, top officials say the force is adhering to the reform schedule set under its consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Bluestone Lane, and its ‘Avocado Smash,’ come to Capitol Riverfront


Australian-influenced coffee and cafe chain Bluestone Lane is opening in the 99M building this fall. It joins about 50 other cafes and restaurants in the Riverfront area.

More Baltimore homicide cases closed by suspects’ deaths


The criterion cited to close a growing number of Baltimore homicide cases "by exception" is the suspect's death.


Terwilliger appointed US Attorney in Va. on interim basis


Attorney General Jeff Sessions has appointed Zach Terwilliger to serve on an interim basis as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

NHL releases Caps’ schedule for Stanley Cup Final

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The Caps are returning to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years. Here's the schedule for when they take the ice against the upstart Las Vegas Golden Knights.

50+ cats found in Montgomery County hoarding situation


Montgomery County Fire & Rescue found more than 50 cats in an otherwise unoccupied home while responding to a fire around 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Fireworks mortar explodes in Maryland man’s face


Authorities say a Maryland man suffered burns to his face and body in a fireworks accident.


Md. police officer charged with pouring beer down man’s back


A Maryland police officer is accused of pouring beer down the shirt of a man to whom he issued a parking citation.


Mountain Valley pipeline protester comes down after 57 days


The Roanoke Times reports Nutty left the platform suspended from a 50-foot pole blocking a construction access road in Giles County on Wednesday.


County exec gave rival $6K before primary challenge dropped


The Capital reports that Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh gave County Councilman John Grasso's campaign the sum a day before Grasso filed for state senate instead of running against him.