Local Headlines: FBI searches Republican political consulting firm in Annapolis

Should charter schools be allowed to set extremely tough standards?; 73 years of family history can be found in this Tudor in Northwest Washington; D.C.-area forecast: Gray and gloomy today, with rain increasing late and lasting into Saturday; Nationals vs. Phillies weather forecast: Rain gear a good plan, if the game is held; District bicyclist dies from injuries suffered in April crash; Police search for two suspects after a noose found outside middle school; ‘This is not a war on pets’: D.C. mayor backs off proposed chicken ban; Good Samaritan helping woman escape domestic dispute recounts brutal assault; Bowser: Inspector general may have made ‘error’ in school lottery probe; Maryland Gov. Hogan seeks court order to compel federal judge to rule in Purple Line lawsuit; PM Update: Remaining damp, cool and cloudy through Friday; Alexandria schools superintendent to step down; Shooter gets 10-year prison sentence; How a Metro employee made a bad situation worse: A rider’s complaint; Howard University failed to promptly act on sexual assault reports, lawsuit claims;
 
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FBI searches Republican political consulting firm in Annapolis
Authorities retrieved documents related to firm’s campaign work. The company has been linked in a lawsuit to fraudulent fundraising practices.
Perspective
Should charter schools be allowed to set extremely tough standards?
A thoughtful critic says BASIS schools discourage applicants with too many AP demands.
 
73 years of family history can be found in this Tudor in Northwest Washington
HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The current owner’s grandmother bought the home in 1944 and members of the family have lived in it ever since.
 
D.C.-area forecast: Gray and gloomy today, with rain increasing late and lasting into Saturday
The next two days are not too friendly for outdoor plans, but nicer conditions arrive for Mother’s Day.
 
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Nationals vs. Phillies weather forecast: Rain gear a good plan, if the game is held
We’ll need to fine tune this one later in the day, but odds of getting some or all of it in aren’t the best.
 
District bicyclist dies from injuries suffered in April crash
Police said 74-year-old man pedaled through a red light and collided with a pickup truck
Police search for two suspects after a noose found outside middle school
It was hanging from an outside light fixture.
 
‘This is not a war on pets’: D.C. mayor backs off proposed chicken ban
Fowl, dogs and cats see their liberties preserved — for now — in nation’s capital
 
 
Good Samaritan helping woman escape domestic dispute recounts brutal assault
The attacker, Robert Mallette, 23, was sentenced to seven years in prison for the assault in Bowie.
 
Bowser: Inspector general may have made ‘error’ in school lottery probe
D.C. mayor says City Administrator Rashad M. Young may have been mistakenly identified as having benefited from preferential treatment.
 
Maryland Gov. Hogan seeks court order to compel federal judge to rule in Purple Line lawsuit
Hogan says the court delays are costing the state millions.
 
PM Update: Remaining damp, cool and cloudy through Friday
The heavier rain of today winds down, but drizzle and clouds aren’t in a hurry to leave.
 
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Alexandria schools superintendent to step down
Alvin Crawley is heading to George Mason University to be a professor.
 
Shooter gets 10-year prison sentence
A roundup of news from the Washington region.
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How a Metro employee made a bad situation worse: A rider’s complaint
An older man with a cane tried to go up a down escalator because the other one was broken. A Metro employee intervened — to make a wisecrack.
 
Howard University failed to promptly act on sexual assault reports, lawsuit claims
Five women, identified as Jane Does 1 through 5, criticized the school’s handling of their cases.
 
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