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Virginia House speaker: Democrats resisting proposal for panel to investigate Fairfax
Speaker Cox wants a bipartisan panel with some subpoena power to look into sexual assault accusations.

Former Metro police officer who tried to back Islamic State has some convictions overturned
Nicholas Young will get a new sentencing hearing, an appeals court ruled.

The wave of teacher protests lands in Oakland, Calif.
The Bay Area strike marks at least the fifth major teacher protest this year.

Hogan blasts RNC for ‘unprecedented’ steps to shield Trump from a primary
“It’s not the way we should be going about our politics,” the two-term Republican governor told Politico.

Coast Guard lieutenant used work computers in alleged planning of widespread domestic terrorist atta
Christopher P. Hasson is detained while the government weighs additional charges on accusations he amassed weapons preparing for attacks on politicians and journalists.

‘Slavery is not a game’: Virginia school apologizes over Black History Month exercise
Students were required to simulate moving through the Underground Railroad.

Gassaway-Feldmeyer House is a study in 19th-century Italianate architecture
HOUSE OF THE WEEK | Built about 1878, the home in Annapolis’s historic district was restored in 1995 to preserve its classic features.

After fleeing violence in Guatemala, transgender migrant finds haven at D.C. shelter
Transgender migrants like Fabiola — who walked 1,800 miles to reach a place she could call home — are escaping one of the bloodiest places in the world for them.

Va. House speaker says Democrats resisting proposal to investigate Fairfax
Republican House Speaker M. Kirkland Cox wants a bipartisan panel with some subpoena power to look into sexual assault accusations against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.

District ditches extended school year
Three years after the calendar was adopted at 13 schools to spur academic performance, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and acting D.C. Public Schools chancellor Lewis. D. Ferebee said attendance rates at the schools are poor, teacher burnout is high and academic improvements have been insignificant.

Mermaiding: It’s a thing, and it’s coming to a pool near you.
Professional mermaids are traveling from as far as Hawaii and Australia to attend the inaugural convention this weekend in Northern Virginia, but the merely mer-curious are also welcome.

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