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Heavy rains leave damage behind

Nearly an inch of rain fell. The region is waking up to lots of downed trees and power lines. Tens of thousands of homes and businesses are without electricity. Follow the latest developments in WTOP's liveblog.

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    Did you know? Fairfax County’s Channel 16 has a nightly recap of the games? You can also check it out online. Locally: Fairfax County Police detective Jay LaWalt finished third in men’s 40+ 74KG wrestling.…

  • Service resumes after storms wash out VRE track support

    WASHINGTON — What happened on Virginia Railway Express Wednesday morning? The huge storms overnight washed out a huge pile of rocks that support a key track along a VRE line, leading to some delays. VRE…

  • Williamsburg Gift Shop to Hold Christmas Sale, in July

    Proactive shoppers can get a head start on next season’s holiday shopping at specialty gift store Two the Moon’s (6501 29th St. N) upcoming Christmas in July sale. Two the Moon, which opened last year,…

  • Morning Notes

    Whole Foods Eying Ballston Development? — Whole Foods is reportedly considering leasing a 43,000 square foot retail space in a new 12-story, 431-unit apartment building that’s set to replace the Rosenthal Mazda dealership at the corner of…

  • New Laws Take Effect in Virginia Wednesday

    Starting today, employers in Virginia cannot ask employees for social media passwords, women in the commonwealth can breastfeed anywhere they want and Virginia has two new state songs. These are two of many new laws…

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Official: Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape

Officials would not say what connection, if any, the 12 had to the June 6 escape from the maximum-security prison or the failure to prevent it.

Long lines in Greece as banks reopen; new proposal weighed

As Greece’s leaders pushed new terms for a possible third bailout, they also struggled to cope with the consequences of shutting banks and the stock market this week.

Sleep tight: The small-living trend extends to travel

Would you stay in a 100 square foot hotel room? Micro-hotels are becoming more popular, and soon, two will open in D.C. A look at the trend and what to expect from the accommodations.

July 4 Holiday Box Office Guide

The Fourth of July is a big weekend at the box office. Here’s our guide to what’s playing this holiday weekend.

Remembering the longest match ever

Five years after Wimbledon played host to the longest tennis match in history, a look back at Isner-Mahut and when sport becomes madness.

New laws go into effect in Md., Va. and D.C.

From minimum wage to drones, new laws are going into effect July 1 in Maryland, Virginia and the District

GSA exec caught up in Vegas scandal headed to jail

A U.S. District Court judge decided not to follow the Justice Department’s recommendation and gave Jeff Neely a lesser prison term.

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