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: August, 2013

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 08/30/2013

The Summer Olympics in Fairfax? Officials want to be part of D.C.’s 2024 bid

Fairfax believes hosting the 2015 World Police and Fire Games will showcase its ability to help D.C.'s Olympic bid.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2024 Olympics, Fairfax County, sports, World Police and Fire Games

Posted at 05:07 AM ET, 08/29/2013

In Fairfax, cameras in the Pham murder trial: Not intrusive, but did they affect the sentence?

Lawyers for the defendant say they didn't call witnesses who didn't want to be on camera, possibly affecting his sentence

By Tom Jackman  |  05:07 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cameras in court, David Bernhard, Fairfax County Circuit Court, Judge Jane Marum Roush, Julio Blanco Garcia, Media, Vanessa Pham

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 08/29/2013

At Mount Vernon High, no improper jeggings, hats or gym shorts (also, what are jeggings?)

The Fairfax County high school has set its own rules for what's cool for both school and prom wear.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Fairfax County, jeggings, Mount Vernon High School, student dress code

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 08/28/2013

A man who missed the March nearby

My father, Earl Yates, missed the March on Washington. He regrets it to this day.

By Clinton Yates  |  09:59 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 08/27/2013

A brief look at U.S. cities hoping to host the Summer Olympics

Since the Atlanta games in 1996, a number of U.S. cities have hoped to lure the Summer Games. Here's a look at some of these recent attempts.

By Mark Berman  |  05:11 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Are black millennials being pushed out of the church?

More than ever before, the digitized, global community we live in demands that the church constantly elevate how it will be relevant to emerging generations.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  12:00 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Pitching events for the D.C. Olympics

After news broke that a group was pushing D.C. for the 2024 Summer Olympics, Twitter users offered their best ideas for events.

By Mark Berman  |  11:48 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Olympics

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Arlington garage where ‘Deep Throat’ spilled secrets is marked for demolition

The Rosslyn garage, built in the 1960s, is slated to be replaced by a new office building.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:53 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, Deep Throat, Mark Felt, Rosslyn, Watergate

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013

The Ashburn Monolith, explained. (Still available for parties, '2001 sequels)

What is the giant concrete slab doing in the middle of the road? The Post gets answers!

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ashburn, Ashburn Monolith, Dulles Greenway, The Answer Man

Posted at 06:19 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Up next: Name that panda

The National Zoo's panda gave birth to a cub on Friday afternoon. So obviously now we all have to decide what to name the cub.

By Mark Berman  |  06:19 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National Zoo, Panda

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 08/23/2013

Looking back at the East Coast earthquake two years later

Two years after an earthquake rattled the East Coast, people recall where they were when the tremors first struck the D.C. region.

By Mark Berman  |  12:26 PM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. Earthquake, Earthquake

Posted at 10:33 PM ET, 08/21/2013

For Ben's Chili Bowl, expansion comes with responsibility

Opening a new Ben's Chili Bowl on H Street, NE is a responsibility the Ali brothers said they take very seriously. It isn't all about just selling chili.

By Clinton Yates  |  10:33 PM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Ten things that have happened in D.C. sports since the last FedEx Field game

Since Washington lost to Seattle in the opening round of last season's NFL playoffs, quite a bit has happened. Let's reminisce together.

By Mark Berman  |  05:47 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 08/19/2013

Authorities say man had one wife in Norfolk, one wife and kid in Fairfax City. But why?

Man told his Norfolk wife he was a CIA agent. He had a child with his Fairfax City wife. Now in jail.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bigamy, David Jin Lee, Ed Hicks, Fairfax City, NCIS

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Bogus logic abounds in fight over MLK concert

Mayor Gray did the right thing by uninviting gospel singer Donnie McClurkin from a city-sponsored concert at the Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial last week.

By Clinton Yates  |  02:55 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Watching the McLean girls' run for a Little League national championship

The 11- to 13-year-old girls made it to the final game in McLean's bid for a second national title.

By Tom Jackman  |  08:56 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Little League Softball World Series, McLean, McLean Little League softball, sports

Posted at 04:59 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Jimmy Buffett fans saved from Bristow traffic nightmare, Toby Keith fans not so much

A planned traffic shift, causing huge backups, has been postponed from this weekend to next in Gainesville. Sorry, Toby Keith fans.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:59 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bristow, Gainesville, Jiffy Lube Live, Jimmy Buffett, Live Nation Disaster Hole, Toby Keith, Traffic, VDOT

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Kendrick Lamar reaps the benefits of being a fearless rapper

Spitting out some of the most braggadocious lines in recent rap history, Lamar is now said to have the best verse of 2013.

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  02:37 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Considering the unusual home

A rowhouse in D.C. has sparked outrage and drawn interest, as have other unusual homes over the years.

By Mark Berman  |  01:12 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C.

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 08/12/2013

Share your thoughts on the March on Washington's anniversary

The Post wants to hear from you as the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington approaches.

By Mark Berman  |  05:09 PM ET, 08/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  march on washington

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 08/09/2013

How much weight to an ounce in D.C.?

It seems like things are moving at light speed for the pro-marijuana movement in D.C. But partial decriminalization is as far as this movement needs to go.

By Clinton Yates  |  12:10 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 08/09/2013

Are the Dream Defenders Keeping the Revolution Televised?

While the Dream Defenders have gained national media coverage and widespread support, how truly effective is their sit-in strategy?

By Rahiel Tesfamariam  |  12:02 PM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Al Sharpton, dream defenders, march on washington, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 05:03 AM ET, 08/08/2013

The Fairfax 'Tuba Guy' gets his own song, courtesy of one of the Hollies

British singer-songwriter Steve Lauri wrote “Tuba With Propellers” in a day without ever seeing the Tuba Guy, Jay Converse.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:03 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Converse, JV's Restaurant, Music, Steve Lauri, the Hollies, Tuba Guy

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Goats, goats and more goats at Congressional Cemetery

The “eco-goats” have arrived at Historic Congressional Cemetery in Southeast Washington.

By Mark Berman  |  08:00 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Revisiting The Washington Post circa 1974

With The Post making headlines following its recent sale, check out this "60 Minutes" segment on the paper from 1974.

By Mark Berman  |  05:16 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Washington Post

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 08/06/2013

Taiwanese animators go wild for Post sale

Taiwan's Next Media Animation has caught wind of sale, and the video is every bit as ridiculous as you might expect.

By Clinton Yates  |  03:09 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 08/06/2013

A change of captains on the good ship Washington Post

A newspaper is like a ship. Crews come and crews go.

By John Kelly  |  12:34 PM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 08/06/2013

A new era for my hometown newspaper

By Clinton Yates  |  09:11 AM ET, 08/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 08/05/2013

For some, it's still NW and everything else

The notes scribbled on the back of a piece of paper offered clues to what neighborhoods are desirable. For some it's still 'Northwest and everything else'

By Clinton Yates  |  01:11 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 08/05/2013

Austin Trenum's father speaks on school sizes, concussions and 'safety scheduling'

The father of a high school football player who died after suffering his second concussion discusses scheduling similar-sized schools to avoid concussions.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:02 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Austin Trenum, football head trauma, Gil Trenum, Loudoun Valley High School, Prince William County

 

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