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Special Jubiliarian Mass celebrates enduring human love
More than 700 couples, who between them represent more than 32,000 years of marriage, reaffirm their commitment.

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Manassas church opens restored slave cabin to the public
Building on grounds of Grace United Methodist contains artifacts and reproductions from antebellum era.

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Editor’s note: Update to the 2017 America’s Most Challenging High Schools list
The national rankings have changed because of a charter network’s erroneous data submission.

Statement from IDEA Public Schools on data error
Faulty figures led to incorrect rankings for some IDEA schools on Jay Mathews’s annual list.

I goofed. But as usual, a smart educator saved me.
IDEA schools drop several notches on high school list because of incorrect data.

Yes, you can board a plane without an ID
How I got from Boston to D.C. by plane, train and foot without an ID or money.

Customer wounded in D.C. restaurant during robbery
Person shot while lying on the floor in Northeast Washington incident on Friday.

Man wielding ax attacks person by Benning Road Metro stop
A roundup of news from the Washington region.

Massive blaze at Northwest D.C. apartment building displaces more than 100
Firefighters were still battling the blaze hours after it started at a four-story apartment building with as many as 200 people in 55 units.

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Obama returning to campaign trail to stump for Northam in Virginia governor’s race
It’s likely to be the former president’s first time back in campaign fray, for the nation’s next high-profile contest.

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