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  1. For people with diabetes, air travel can present a host of challengesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 11 | The Washington Post

    Before she boarded her flight from Santiago, Chile, to Buenos Aires, the unthinkable happened to Barbara Rowan: a security screener tried to confiscate her needles. Rowan, who is a diabetic, needs to carry hypodermic needles with her for medical reasons.


  2. As silence continues, family files FOIA requests in Park Police slaying of Bijan GhaisarRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 10 | The Washington Post

    The family of Bijan Ghaisar , the motorist shot dead by two unidentified U.S. Park Police officers last November, has filed Freedom of Information Act requests with the Park Police and the Justice Department seeking the names of the officers and information about why they killed the 25-year-old accountant. Both the Park Police and the FBI, which took over the investigation three days after the Nov. 17 shooting, have refused to provide details about the case or identify the two officers involved.


  3. Public relations campaign ramps up in support of Rep. Jim Jordan as he battles Ohio State allegationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 10 | Washington Post

    A conservative crisis communications firm is pitching in to help Rep. Jim Jordan fight claims he turned a blind eye to alleged sexual abuse by a team doctor at Ohio State University three decades ago. Shirley & Banister Public Affairs, based in Alexandria, Va., is known for representing conservative figures and nonprofits seeking to push their views in the national political debate.


  4. With ridership falling, Metro will spend $2.2 million to study bus business modelRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 6 | The Washington Post

    Metro has hired a consultant to conduct a $2.2 million study on the role and business model of its bus system. In recent years, cities from Houston to Baltimore to Richmond have conducted sweeping overhauls of their bus systems to speed up service and realign downtown-focused "hub-and-spoke" maps into networks better serving neighborhoods across their cities.


  5. This Victorian in Old Town Alexandria hasn't been on the market in a half-centuryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 29 | The Washington Post

    For the first time in 50 years, this Victorian house on a prominent corner lot in Old Town Alexandria is on the market. The house was built circa 1852 by Mary Mandeville.


  6. They won the right to move their restaurant to a new location. But they ran out of money.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 19 | The Washington Post

    The owners of an French restaurant in Alexandria fought residents for nearly four years in an effort to move their business to one of the busiest streets in town. Margaret Ticer Janowsky and Laurent Janowsky, owners of La Bergerie, said they lost $400,000 and outside investors while they battled for permission to relocate to a historic building at 329 N. Washington St. and add a five-room inn upstairs.


  7. Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ordered to jail over...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2018 | Washington Post

    A federal judge ordered Paul Manafort to jail Friday over charges he tampered with witnesses while out on bail - a major blow for President Trump's former campaign chairman as he awaits trial on federal conspiracy and money-laundering charges next month. "You have abused the trust placed in you six months ago," U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson told Manafort.


  8. Jeff and Denise Austin are selling their Alexandria condoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2018 | The Washington Post

    The condo, owned by sports agent Jeff Austin and his wife, Denise, a fitness guru, is being sold fully furnished. Going to the fitness center at the Oronoco, the luxury condominium building in Old Town Alexandria, is about to get a little less intimidating.


  9. In the galleries: Roving photographers capture street scenes around the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2018 | The Washington Post

    Scott Dalton frames a boy's tower of pink cotton candy against a blue sky in one of the photographs on view in the exhibition "My Tears Will Stain," at Leica on F Street NW in the District. Returning from countries where they chronicled the effects of globalization, six Metro Collective photographers chose a stark title for their Leica store show: "My Tears Will Stain."


  10. D.C.-area forecast: Sunny and dry today but muggy with a risk of storms this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2018 | The Washington Post

    A dragonfly catching mosquitoes after the rain at Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve in Alexandria, Va., on June 4. TODAY'S DAILY DIGIT A somewhat subjective rating of the day's weather, on a scale of 0 to 10. Today: Partly sunny, dry and calm. Highs: 77-83 Tonight: Mostly clear and calm.


  11. It's not just Amazon: Apple quietly explores Northern Virginia for 20,000 workersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | The Washington Post

    Apple has quietly explored the idea of opening a campus for 20,000 employees in Northern Virginia, further advancing the possibility that the Washington area could evolve into an East Coast outpost for Silicon Valley. Apple's consideration of the region comes eight months after Amazon selected three local jurisdictions there as part of its high-profile search for a North American headquarters outside of Seattle.


  12. Moms dish on the best and worst Mother's Day giftsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | The Washington Post

    "The worst Mother's Day gift I ever got was from my husband," wrote Lois Ambash from Needham, Mass . "We fell in love at first sight and enjoyed a legendary romance, including a shared love of cooking.


  13. Four-floor townhouses provide easy access to Old Town AlexandriaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2018 | The Washington Post

    An optional fireplace can be added to the great room, and a deck can be built off the back of the house. Eisenhower Square is a new townhouse community going up on 12 acres in Alexandria, Va.


  14. Arrest made in last week's assault on bus driver at Huntington Metro stationRead the original story w/Photo

    May 2, 2018 | The Washington Post

    Metro Transit Police said they arrested Michael S. Powell, Jr., 27, of Alexandria, Va., in connection with the assault on a bus driver last week at the Huntington Metro station. A suspect was arrested Tuesday in connection with last week's attack on a Metro bus driver at the Huntington Station, Metro Transit Police announced.


  15. House Democrats propose pouring money into education, scientific...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | Washington Post

    House Democrats are detailing ambitious plans to pour money into education, workplace benefits, scientific research and infrastructure as they head toward November's midterm elections, where control of Congress is at stake. Increasingly optimistic about retaking the House, Democrats hope the plans they're laying out now can serve both as a campaign platform for November, and a governing agenda if they do retake the majority.


  16. Al Swift, Washington congressman who helped pass 'motor voter' law, dies at 82Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 22, 2018 | The Washington Post

    Al Swift was an eight-term Democratic congressman from Washington. Mr. Swift was a master at public relations who focused on issues of crucial importance but negligible appeal.


  17. Protesters target NRA lobbyist's home and wife's businessRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 | The Washington Post

    Amanda Gailey, left, and Catherine Koebel, co-founders of The Great American Gun Melt, protest outside NRA lobbyist Chris Cox's home in Alexandria on April 11, 2018. Then, someone made a fake website for his wife's interior design business, altering images of artwork to show photos of child gun violence victims.


  18. What's inside made-in-China electronics should worry federal customers, study saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2018 | The Washington Post

    Monitors are assembled in China in 2016. Much of the U.S. government's IT spending is on Chinese goods, offering Chinese officials a chance to seed federal offices with spyware and electronic back doors, an expert said.


  19. Region's short housing supply takes its toll in Northern VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2018 | The Washington Post

    The six-bedroom, five-bathroom house at 3173 Elm Ct. in Triangle, Va., is listing for $489,000. The lack of homes for sale has taken its toll on the housing market in Northern Virginia as it has in other markets.


  20. Virginia man charged with three armed robberies of cabdriversRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2018 | The Washington Post

    An Alexandria, Va., man has been arrested and charged in connection with several robberies in Northwest Washington of taxicab drivers, police said. Jude Hammad, 28, was charged with two counts of armed robbery and one count of assault with a dangerous weapon.


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