Howard U. asks alumni to help clear student debts before graduation
The university president says 180 seniors won’t be eligible for commencement until their balances are cleared.
As Baltimore mayor lifts curfew, National Guard begins pullout
Many pray for reconciliation as the city tries to regain its footing.
With little choice, O’Malley defends Baltimore tenure
As Martin O’Malley prepares to announce a bid for the Democratic ticket, the former Baltimore mayor appears to be embracing his record and faces critics of his “zero-tolerance” policing policies.
D.C. police investigate fatal shooting of Prince George’s County teenager
The slaying of the Oxon Hill youth occurred Friday night in Northwest.
Students become ‘citizen scientists,’ track D.C.’s wildlife with cameras
Their surprising discoveries — including a flock of wild turkeys — will be used by Smithsonian researchers.
Frank Olivo, Santa Claus pelted by snowballs at Eagles game, dies at 66
Wearing a Santa suit, Mr. Olivo ran down the field at a 1968 Eagles, only to face a barrage of snowballs.
From Hurricane Katrina to Howard University, a young woman’s odyssey
Talitha Halley’s graduation marks a major triumph over adversity as she rose from childhood devastation.
Education Digest: Top-ranking official to leave U.S. Education Department
Deborah Delisle was responsible for vetting state applications for No Child Left Behind waivers.
Tulip Grove science teacher named Prince George’s teacher of the year
Renee Roth has spent years in Prince George’s schools and will represent the county in the statewide contest.
WCAC tennis: O’Connell’s team, Gonzaga’s Dominick Perez win titles
BOYS’ TENNIS | The Knights sweep the doubles portion of the WCAC championships, winning their first conference crown since 1982.
Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen go head-t0-head at Rockville forum
The forum pitted effectiveness versus identity in the race to represent Maryland in the U.S. Senate.
How video games could make our kids smarter and learning more engaging
A new book by Greg Toppo goes deep into a world alien to many adults but one that may be the way forward.
Supervisor who sued for primary wins nomination in firehouse canvass
Republican Corey Stewart, who holds an at-large seat, was one of a handful of incumbents who fought process.
Two arrested in Woodbridge stabbing
Police say the pair confronted a man while he slept in a drug-related attack.
D.C. area forecast: Spring starts to feel more like early summer
We get a sneak peek at summer this week as the next several days bring increasing warmth, and some increasing humidity as well.
Maya Plisetskaya, one of the 20th century’s great ballerinas, dies at 89
Ms. Plisetskaya starred at Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet and captivated audiences around the world.
Baltimore police arrest some demonstrators at close of peaceful day
The announcement of charges against six officers in Freddie Gray’s death had helped to defuse tension.
For April, the average temperature was higher than average
Warmer than normal temperatures could continue into May.
Some Baltimore youth have fears of police reinforced in their schools
City campuses account for 90 percent of Maryland’s school-based arrests. Some don’t view police as protectors.
Sanders draws warm welcome in New Hampshire
The longtime independent alters his stance, saying he will register as a Democrat if needed on N.H. ballot.
Protests likely to accelerate retreat from tough police tactics of the 1990s
In Baltimore, New York and Washington, police have already backed away from “zero tolerance.”
Ruth Rendell, prolific British crime novelist, dies at 85
In more than 60 books, Ms. Rendell examined crime and dark psychological depths.
In Ward 8, a new face claims Marion Barry’s legacy
Trayon White believes he can carry on the mayor-for-life’s legacy.