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More than 1,700 congressmen once enslaved Black people. This is who they were, and how they shaped the nation.

The Washington Post has compiled the first database of slaveholding members of Congress by examining thousands of pages of census records and historical documents.

The two sides of Youngkin: Virginia’s new governor calls for unity but keeps stoking volatile issues

While some praise Virginia's new governor for diving into state government, his constant campaign mode stokes rumors that he's aiming beyond Richmond.
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You can quote me: ‘Doesn’t anybody know how to use punctuation any more?’

I've given up hope of seeing proper apostrophes. Now even the quotation mark is at risk.
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University of Maryland Baltimore County joins ranks of the country’s research powerhouses

The University of Maryland Baltimore County has been recognized for its research intensity.
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From Kabul to Pancake Court: Afghan evacuee children bond online over Ivy and Bean books

Aleena Turekian, 12, has created an online community for Afghan evacuees with book club she moderates from her D.C. bedroom.

On eve of predicted snow, another springlike February day

Saturday was our third consecutive day in the 60s.

Maryland casinos now in on Super Bowl betting action

With betting legal in state, gamblers don’t have to head elsewhere to wager.
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PM Update: Rain-snow mix changes to light snow overnight into Sunday

Temperatures drop sharply, with a coating to a couple inches of snow by midmorning Sunday.
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George Washington University apologizes for data project monitoring student and staff locations on campus

In a message to the school community, Interim university President Mark S. Wrighton said the data analytics pilot program monitored locations - though not individualized data - of students, faculty and staff last fall.

In 1902, a remarkable and charitable house opened in a part of Southwest D.C. known as Bloodfield

The Colored Social Settlement was part of the nationwide settlement house movement.

Man charged in shooting that injured Frederick police officers

Dominique Lamarr Lewis faces two counts of attempted murder and other charges.

U.S. appeals court revives lawsuit by family of man who died in Metro station and wasn’t found for 4 days

Relatives of Okiemute C. Whiteru can sue Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority over his death at a Metro station, a court ruled.

Luria brings in nearly $200,000 from corporate PACs since dropping pledge to reject their money

Luria pledged not to accept corporate PAC money during her first campaign for Congress, but reversed that pledge in 2020.
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Maryland Department of Environment is failing to protect the Chesapeake Bay, critics say

The battle over a huge housing development in Eastern Shore could hinge on whether Maryland’s Department of the Environment issues the necessary wastewater discharge permits for the project to go forward. And that’s exactly what worries those who have opposed the project for two decades.

D.C.-area forecast: One more day of warmth before winter returns with some Sunday snow

It's feeling like spring for now. In 24 hours, it's all a memory as cold and snow return.
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Updates: Snow showers still possible into this afternoon, accumulation mainly on grass

Many spots have received a coating to around 2 inches of snow, but most roads are just wet. The winter weather advisory is now cancelled.