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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (center), flanked by Police Chief Cathy Lanier (left) and ATF Special Agent in Charge Charlie Smith, pledged that investigators would find the person responsible for this "act of evil." Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was named as the prime suspect in the May 14 quadruple homicide. (Associated Press)

Suspect in family slaying sought in N.Y.

- The Washington Times

The man suspected of killing wealthy D.C. businessman Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, their young son and the family’s housekeeper previously worked for the man’s company and is thought to have fled to Brooklyn, police officials announced Thursday.

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In this June 27, 2014, file photo, people march during the 10th annual Trans Day of Action in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Fairfax County moves ahead to add 'gender identity' to curricula

- The Washington Times

Less than a week after the Fairfax County Public School board voted to include gender identity in its nondiscrimination policy, the school district's Family Life Education (FLE) Committee is moving to add gender identity to its curriculum for grades 7-12, despite reassurances from the school board that the vote would not affect day-to-day school operations.

File - In this April 2, 2014 photo, a Pre-K student works papier mache at the South Education Center, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

D.C. tops best states for preschool access

- Deseret News

The National Institute for Early Education Research released a report this week called "The State of Preschool," which broke down how much financial support and access each state has for preschool education.

The discredited Rolling Stone story about a rape at the University of Virginia's Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house has done little to slow the push for tougher disciplinary measures to combat what activists call the "rape culture on campus." (Associated Press)

1st lawsuit filed over retracted Rolling Stone rape piece

- Associated Press

A retracted Rolling Stone magazine article that portrayed the University of Virginia as more concerned about its reputation than a student's tale of a gang rape has prompted the first of two expected lawsuits.

Last winter, the Virginia Department of Transportation filled 146,000 potholes on the 58,000 miles of roads. This year, crews have filled more than 100,000 street craters in Northern Virginia alone. (The Washington Times)

D.C. area transportation agencies scramble to fill potholes

- The Washington Times

The D.C. area is teeming with tire-flattening, chassis-scraping, alignment-ruining potholes, and highway agencies are busting their budgets to repair the lingering scars of winter. But with less than adequate road maintenance, a transportation expert predicts the seasonal annoyance may soon become a year-round nuisance.

A Washington Metro employee directs Metro passengers arriving by bus from Rosslyn, Va. towards the Foggy Bottom Metro Station in Washington, Monday, May 11, 2015, after D.C. Fire and EMS officers say a Metro third rail insulator was damaged, shutting down metro service between Foggy Bottom and Rosslyn. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Smoke in Metro train tunnel snarls morning commute

- The Washington Times

Metro officials encouraged commuters to take alternative forms of transportation Monday morning after three lines were shut down in Northern Virginia when smoke was discovered inside a train tunnel outside the Rosslyn Station.

Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said that even before decriminalization took effect, police did not actively pursue many marijuana possession charges. "Officers for the last 20 years have avoided possession of marijuana arrests because they've not been prosecuted for many, many years," Chief Lanier said. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

D.C. officials, privacy advocates spar over police body cameras

- The Washington Times

A plan put forward by the District's mayor and police chief to outfit officers with body cameras but not allow public release of the video would undermine the program's goal of creating more transparency and accountability, say researchers studying the emerging technology.