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Capitals say newly acquired Brenden Dillon will give them a veteran, physical presence on defense

Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis Dillon is in the final year of his contract and can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He was expected to arrive in Washington Wednesday afternoon and it had not been determined if he will play Thursday at Capital One Arena against the […]

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Metro Blue Line extension into Prince William? Virginia lawmakers want a study.

Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis Many Northern Virginia leaders have long sought such a study. However, advocates say new Democratic control of the General Assembly and the Prince William Board of County Supervisors shifted support toward transit investments in an area that has long focused on expanding roads. Sen. Scott […]

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Maryland House Democrats want residents to pay sales tax on services

Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis Luedtke said House Democratic leaders will formally introduce legislation on Thursday that would broaden the sales tax but also cut the rate from 6 percent to 5 percent, lower than neighboring Virginia and Pennsylvania. The tax would not apply to education services, health care or […]

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D.C. school librarians want the district to keep them employed when budgets get tight

Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis Many school librarians are just learning about this change during the ongoing process to determine next year’s budget and fear that, when budgets get tight, librarians will be the first to go. They are calling on the school system to require every campus to have […]

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Trump’s pardons are impulsive expressions of his spite

Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis But as Trump’s behavior this week demonstrates, the moniker fits for another reason as well. It reflects Trump’s desire to escape constraints — in particular, legal constraints. That Kong-like urge was illustrated by two developments: the president’s latest executive clemency spree and his continued attacks against the […]

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A police couple was on a date — and ended up foiling an armed robber

Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis “It was a right place, right time type of deal,” Chase McKeown told The Washington Post. In surveillance video, the robber, wearing a white mask and black hoodie, walks into the otherwise empty restaurant, points at the cash register and shows the cashier a gun […]

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‘The Suicide of Rachel Foster’: A disappointing ode to ‘The Shining’

Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis The game begins on a dramatic note with a letter, a funeral and an inheritance. Upon the death of her father, Leonard, Nicole receives a letter from her deceased mother. Nicole’s mother, Claire, had entrusted her final instructions with a lawyer to be delivered to […]

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Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick revive a Broadway tradition: An out-of-town play tryout

Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis “The first time I walked into the wings in the side of the house, I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I don’t want to see that the people are here,’ said Hickey, 56, an actor with voluminous stage credits himself. “I left Sarah Jessica backstage, […]

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Britain wants to close its borders to low-skill migrants and lure English-speaking engineers instead

Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis The government said that beginning next year, it will reduce the overall number of migrants allowed into the country, honoring what it sees as one of the main mandates of the Brexit vote in June 2016. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who led the campaign for […]