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Here's what's new as area schools reopen

Loudoun, Montgomery, Prince William and Charles counties, as well as Manassas, are among the school systems that begin classes today. From new schools to new schedules, WTOP's guide has you covered on what's changing for the new year.

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Alaska-bound, Obama makes waves by renaming Mount McKinley

Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins his historic trip to Alaska.

Thai police award themselves $84K for arrest of bomb suspect

Thai police gave themselves the reward, even thought the man has not been charged and may not be the prime suspect.

Why this is the worst time of year for ragweed allergy sufferers

Ragweed season started a few weeks ago and will hit its peak sometime around Labor Day, before ending with the first frost.

Gov. Marvin Mandel, who fell from political grace, has died

Marvin Mandel, once considered one of Maryland's most effective governors who then ended up in prison for corruption, died at the age of 95.

Mourners to pay tribute to TV cameraman

A Virginia cameraman killed on live TV will be remembered in his home community of Salem.

Arrieta pitches no-hitter for Cubs in 2-0 win over Dodgers

Jake Arrieta pitched the sixth no-hitter in the majors this season and second against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 days, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-0 victory Sunday night.

Obama OKs pay raise for federal civilian, uniformed employees

President Barack Obama authorized a pay raise for civilian and uniformed federal employees effective Jan. 1, 2016.

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