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For homeless women, violence is a pervasive part of their past and present, report shows
A new report reveals that three out of four women in the District who are homeless and living without children are survivors of violence, and nearly a third said that violence is the cause of their homelessness or housing instability.


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After 325 years, the College of William & Mary names its first female president
Katherine A. Rowe, an English scholar and provost at Smith College, will take the helm at the Williamsburg, Va., school in July.



Head of D.C. schools resists calls to resign over special treatment for daughter
Five members of the D.C. Council and the city’s auditor are calling for the resignation of Chancellor Antwan Wilson after revelations that he broke his own policy by seeking preferential treatment to enroll his daughter in a top high school.


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Washington could near 80 degrees Wednesday
If tomorrow’s temperature hits that mark, it will be the earliest occurrence in a calendar year of 80 degrees in recorded history.















Inside Cal Ripken Jr.'s Baltimore County estate
The 13,000-square-foot house on a 24-acre compound originally was listed in 2016 for $12.5 million before being lowered to $9.7 million and taken off the market.


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A lack of parking led to the building of Capitol Hill luxury townhouses
BUYING NEW | Heritage Row’s six residences rose above a needed garage.



Crash along I-66 east causes seven mile backups in Prince William County
Drivers along Interstate 66  east in Prince William County should expect delays Tuesday morning. I-66 EB past Manassas Rest Area: STAY LEFT, crash=watch for response #VaTraffic #Manassas #DCTraffic More: https://t.co/nb3VFR1abs pic.twitter.com/OxsI36Pwve — WTOP Traffic (@WTOPtraffic) February 20, 2018 There was a crash that involved several vehicles near VA 234 in Manassas. The delays […]



How inflation turns petty criminals into felons
Virginia is raising the financial threshold for defining a theft as a felony for the first time in almost 40 years. It's about time.


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Metro service back after report of smoke, but riders still face delays
Updated at 6:47 a.m. Metro trains are no longer sharing a track on the Blue and Silver lines. There had been an earlier problem on the tracks between the Stadium-Armory and Benning Road stops. But there could be some delays for riders. Blue/Silver Line: No longer single tracking. Expect residual delays in both directions due […]


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A holiday weekend with Honest Abe, parades and snow
Washington celebrates the Lunar New Year and President’s Day after Saturday’s flurries.