Local Headlines: Do Corey Stewart’s Confederate antics help Ed Gillespie or hurt the GOP brand?

D.C.-area forecast: Drier today and brighter tomorrow, a bit warmer toward midweek; American University is dealing with a racist incident on its campus. It is not alone.; Prosecutors charge ex-Marine in Islamic State case; Bowser doesn’t let a little rain dampen her mood; A drug dealer got a life sentence and was devastated. So was the judge who sentenced him.; In Maryland, one rape-law defeat threatens to overshadow other victories; Excitement and caution as Liberty University awaits Trump’s commencement speech; Man with cerebral palsy sent to nursing home, while group home takes steps to let him return; Kathleen Matthews elected Maryland Democratic Party chair; PM Update: Scattered showers through the early evening, then drying out overnight. Mostly cloudy and cool for Sunday.; D.C.-area forecast: Some more showers around today, clouds and breezy conditions dominate the weekend;
 
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Do Corey Stewart’s Confederate antics help Ed Gillespie or hurt the GOP brand?
“Look at these hicks in Virginia!”
D.C.-area forecast: Drier today and brighter tomorrow, a bit warmer toward midweek
After some brighter breaks today, the sun should return in earnest tomorrow.
 
American University is dealing with a racist incident on its campus. It is not alone.
After bananas were found hanging from nooses on campus, students came together to respond.
 
Prosecutors charge ex-Marine in Islamic State case
A roundup of news from across the region.
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Bowser doesn’t let a little rain dampen her mood
The D.C. mayor takes part in the city’s annual Funk Parade.
A drug dealer got a life sentence and was devastated. So was the judge who sentenced him.
Obama granted him clemency. Now he’s out of prison and speaking up, along with the judge who ensured he would die behind bars.
 
In Maryland, one rape-law defeat threatens to overshadow other victories
For the ninth time in as many years, a bill to allow women impregnated during a rape to terminate the man’s parental rights failed in the Maryland General Assembly.
 
 
Excitement and caution as Liberty University awaits Trump’s commencement speech
The President will deliver his first graduation address at nation’s largest Christian university.
 
Man with cerebral palsy sent to nursing home, while group home takes steps to let him return
A Virginia judge ruled in the case of Alex Scott, 45, who was stuck at a Northern Virginia hospital as caregivers argued over whether he needs a feeding tube
 
Kathleen Matthews elected Maryland Democratic Party chair
The former news anchor promises an ‘inclusion revolution’ to broaden the party’s reach in a heavily Democratic state where the governor is a Republican.
 
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PM Update: Scattered showers through the early evening, then drying out overnight. Mostly cloudy and cool for Sunday.
Keep an umbrella handy as showers are likely through about 8 p.m. Sunday will be cool but dry, with even some hints of sunshine by the afternoon.
 
D.C.-area forecast: Some more showers around today, clouds and breezy conditions dominate the weekend
A cooler stretch of weather continues into next week.
 
 
     
 
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