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Maryland school adopts gender-neutral homecoming court
Students at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School will have a gender-neutral homecoming court this year by getting rid of the titles “king” and “queen.”


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Movement grows to end 'tampon tax'
Advocates are pushing to phase out the the sales tax on diapers, tampons and pads in D.C., joining a nationwide movement to lift the so-called "tampon tax."


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Former Republican senator and military maverick John Warner endorses Clinton
“You can’t pull up a quick text like ‘National Security for Dummies,’ ” five-time Republican senator John Warner of Virginia said while attacking Republican nominee Donald Trump. He endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton on Sept. 28.


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Pickup truck fatally strikes man in Prince George’s County
It wasn’t clear whether last night’s rainstorm was a factor in the crash.



Man found slain inside his Temple Hills home
Prince George’s County police found the body just before noon.






Notable deaths in the Washington area
Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.






Maryland state education board moves on Hogan’s Labor Day executive order
Some members of state board say policies can’t be determined “by fiat” and that they are inclined to grant waivers to school districts that seek them.


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Local roundup: D.C. corrections chief to retire in November
A roundup of news from across the Washington region.






6 things to do in D.C., Maryland and Virginia from Sept. 29-Oct. 2
Argue about the best TV shows of all-time, listen to Beethoven's music reimagined and see a classic Wes Anderson film in the next four days.


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More might die on the road rather than submit to a TSA body scan?
Plaintiffs lay out arguments in a lawsuit against the Transportation Security Administration that seeks a review of rules on the use of body scanners at airports.


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