Maryland open houses Sept. 20-21

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The importance of a well-designed street

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Like good architecture, a good streetscape should aspire to achieve aesthetic as well as practical goals.


Celebration to mark 60th anniversary of C&O Canal hike

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The national historic park, which draws 5 million visitors a year, has become a symbol for preservation.


Prince George’s County calendar, Sept. 18-24, 2014

Sports tournaments, documentary screenings, networking breakfast, city hearing, boat rides.


Schenk gives Seahawks a weapon

(Jonathan Newton / THE WASHINGTON POST)

GIRLS’ SOCCER | South River discovered a new offensive option by moving junior Bella Schenk from midfield to forward; Good Counsel, O’Connell lose in California.


‘Move Over’ laws still surprising highway drivers

(Frank Johnston / The Washington Post)

Laws are meant to give police, emergency responders a bit more safety from fast-moving traffic.


Arundel’s case for the defense

FOOTBALL | The 17th-ranked Wildcats still like to throw the ball, but they also showed against Old Mill that they can win a defensive struggle.


Friday’s top rushers, passers

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Perry Street Prep running back Aaron Gray, South County quarterback DeAndre Clayton, Northwood wide receiver Christian Greaves are among the top performers on a busy Friday night of football.


Haskins, Bullis gut out a win

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Playing their second game in five days, quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. and No. 16 Bullis pull out a double-overtime win at Spalding.


Friday football: The early report

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Scores and highlights from a full Friday night of football in D.C., Maryland and Virginia.


Will Apple’s watch make step tracking mainstream?

There is no word of mouth like Apple word of mouth. “It sucks people in to thinking about something they weren’t thinking about before,” an analyst says.

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In political Washington, Agony of De Feet

Officials, lawmakers and staffers from both parties gleefully compete over the number of steps they walk daily.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Buying frenzy of Russian-made AK-47s follows import ban

The surge of sales after sanctions were imposed against Russia brought a boom in demand.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Michael S. Rosenwald

Ethan Saylor’s mom backs Frederick Co. sheriff’s opponent

Patti Saylor, whose son died in an encounter with off-duty deputies, endorses the Democratic challenger.

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Horseshoe Baltimore casino’s opening night

Throngs of people showed up to try their luck at the city’s first casino.

Aboard the Memphis Belle

Members of the media get a ride on the World War II B-17 bomber ahead of a weekend exhibition in Baltimore.

Marylanders go to the polls

In the Maryland primary, voters chose candidates for governor, attorney general and local offices.

Heavy rains, strong winds wallop D.C.

Anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain fell, beginning last night, causing flooding in the D.C. area.

Democratic candidates for Md. governor debate

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Del. Heather Mizeur and Attorney General Doug Gansler face off.

A knitting class that isn’t just about knitting

For instructors and students, it’s more than just another activity to help prisoners pass the weeks, months and years.

Amateur gets a seat at the poker table

A new TV show gives Reisterstown, Md., man chance to play with pros.

Inside a casino’s surveillance operation

A security force and state-of-the-art surveillance operation protects Maryland Live Casino from thieves.

Worst storm of season hits D.C. area

The biggest storm of the season has closed airport runways, stretches of parkways, schools and offices across the region.

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