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TRIANGLE, Va. (AP) A former Prince William County park ranger has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his wife and her two teenage children in a domestic dispute. Forty-five-year-old Carrillo Dean pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of capital murder. Under the plea agreement prosecutors will seek life in prison.

WASHINGTON (AP) The public is being invited to attend the inauguration of Vincent Gray as the sixth elected mayor of Washington. Several inaugural events will be held Sunday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in northwest Washington, and all are free. The day begins with an 8 a.m. prayer service.

WASHINGTON (AP) Metro is extending its hours over the New Year's holiday. Metrorail stations will be open on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. The trains will be operating on a Sunday schedule each day. Metrobuses also will be operating on a Sunday schedule.

NEW YORK (AP) Home prices are dropping in the nation's largest cities and are expected to fall through next year, with the worst declines coming in areas with high numbers of foreclosures. Washington, which had posted increases for six straight months, dropped 0.2 percent in October.

WASHINGTON (AP) Amtrak says it's making progress, but there is no word on when full train service will resume across New England. Service between Boston and New York was canceled, following the Christmas weekend snowstorm, though service between Washington and New York has not been affected.

WASHINGTON (AP) A D.C. fire official says a woman in an apartment fire in the Dupont Circle area of northwest Washington. It happened Sunday night. Firefighters had a hard time entering her home because of large amounts of clutter.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 3, 2015

You can hear female vocalists perform blues and bluegrass at two concerts this week.

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Farms, Coasts And Air Conditioning: What Climate Change Means For Virginia

Climate change presents obstacles for just about everywhere in the United States — but rising temperatures are expected to be felt keenly in a number of Virginia's important economic areas.

NPR

Obama To Detail Tougher Plan To Fight Climate Change

President Obama will unveil climate change regulations Monday, expected to set tougher limits on coal than previously proposed. NPR's Scott Horsley previews the announcement with host Rachel Martin.
NPR

An App Tells Painful Stories Of Slaves At Monticello's Mulberry Row

A new app uses geolocation to bring to life a lesser-known section of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate — Mulberry Row, which was the bustling enclave of skilled slaves who worked at Monticello.

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