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Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: Warmer, more humid today; Afternoon storms through the week
WashingtonPost.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 09:00:13 GMT
True summer weather -- highs in the upper 80s and the humidity returns. Scattered storm chances punctuate the afternoons this week.





Gun shop proposal from Marine Corps veteran riles Arlington, Virginia
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 21:01:05 -0400

Residents of Arlington, Virginia — which in 2012 overwhelmingly voted for President Obama and sits directly across the Potomac River from the nation's capital — are trying to bully Marine Corps veteran James Gates, 28, from opening a gun shop in their neighborhood.

Last week, a petition was formed by ...


Indian Americans dominate the National Spelling Bee. Why should they take abuse on social media for
WashingtonPost.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 02:12:00 GMT
The streak is as impressive as it is difficult to explain. In much the same way that Kenyan runners have owned the Boston Marathon, Indian American kids have placed a stranglehold on the Scripps National Spelling Bee, winning it now for seven years in a row and all but four of the last 15 years.Read full article >>




72,000 ladybugs turned loose in Southern Maryland high school
WashingtonPost.com / Tue, 26 May 2015 02:10:12 GMT
It was described as a senior prank, but not everybody was amused last week when intruders entered a Southern Maryland high school and released 72,000 ladybugs. It happened Wednesday at Chopticon High School in the Morganza area of St. Mary’s County. Five people in masks forced open a door about 3:40 a.m. and released the insects,the county sheriff’s office said. Read full article >>




6 people shot in D.C. over an 8-hour period
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 11:25:50 -0400

Six people were shot in the District over an eight-hour period stretching from Sunday night to early Monday, including one man killed in Northeast and three people injured in two separate robbery attempts in the Brightwood neighborhood in Northwest.

The fatal shooting occurred in the 500 block of 58th Street ...


Kelly: When the great fox uprising occurs, don’t say I didn’t warn you
WashingtonPost.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 20:27:48 GMT
What does it all mean? I suppose we can ask that question all day long and never get a satisfactory answer. In fact, it’s probably better that we don’t ask it at all, for in the space between the asking and the answering is that dark, existential void.Read full article >>





Maryland offers incentives to active military and veteran homebuyers
WashingtonPost.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 17:02:49 GMT
If you’re a veteran or member of the military hoping to buy a home in Maryland, there’s a new program that could save you some money.Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced a $20-million initiative on Memorial Day that would make it easier for veterans and military families to buy homes in 86 communities across the state. Read full article >>




One dead, six injured in four separate shootings in the District
WashingtonPost.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 19:27:00 GMT
One man was killed and six were injured in several shootings that occurred in the District Sunday night and Monday, D.C. police said. Police said Monday that they had made an arrest in the Sunday night shooting death of Devonte Reed, 20, of Lanham, Md. Another man, who was wounded during the same incident, was arrested in Reed’s death, Officer Paul Metcalf, a department spokesman said. Read full article >>




Loudoun supervisor with DUI and domestic record reconsiders campaign
WashingtonPost.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 23:16:11 GMT
The Loudoun County supervisor who has admitted a history of drunk driving and domestic incidents said Monday that he is reconsidering his decision to withdraw from the race for board chairman.Shawn Williams, who was accused nearly a decade ago of a brutal attack on his then-girlfriend, said he is open to running for chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors as an independent. The supervisor from the Broad Run district confirmed that petitions are being circulated to make that possible, a development first reported by the blog Firewall NOVA.Read full article >>



Dr. Gridlock: U.S. fighter jets escort Air France flight to JFK after threats
WashingtonPost.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 18:09:02 GMT
Two U.S. military fighter jets escorted an Air France flight into New York on Monday morning after officials in Maryland received an anonymous call threatening commercial flights.Air France Flight 22, which was traveling from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, landed safely and passengers exited the plane normally, the airline said in a tweet.Read full article >>




He almost missed his daughter’s college graduation. He got out of jail just in time.
WashingtonPost.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 22:42:09 GMT
ELON, N.C. — Under the oaks, in the sea of caps and gowns and navy blazers and sundresses, Tony Ray Arrington felt totally out of place. And he was the happiest he’d ever been.“I can’t keep this Kool-Aid smile off my face,” the 45-year-old ex-convict said, as he raised his 6-foot-4 frame on tiptoes to look for his daughter.Read full article >>




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