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Enforcement campaign underway in Beltway HOT lanes

Virginia State Police will have extra patrols out during rush hours Monday and Tuesday.


Heritage’s Kelati leaves her mark

(John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

CROSS-COUNTRY | Eritrean immigrant Weini Kelati wins the Oatlands Invitational with time to spare; Loudoun Valley’s Andrew Hunter takes the boys’ title.


Religion events from around the Washington area

Homecoming events, health fair, 9/11 unity walk, concerts, literacy volunteers, Ken Burns documentary.


Jaguars end on a high note against McLean

(John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

A goal line stand in the final minute preserves a win for undefeated Falls Church over the Highlanders.


Lake Braddock stuns No. 5 Westfield

A.J. Alexander and Ibrahim Mansaray score two touchdowns apiece to lead the Bruins past the Bulldogs in Chantilly.


Commuter program kept up by finding new directions

Increasing congestion, more travel options and better technology encouraged car-free commuting.

Will you go car-free on Monday?

Taking the one-day pledge could raise awareness about the D.C. region’s many alternatives to solo driving.

Virginia open houses Sept. 20-21

A list of properties in Virginia that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.


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

(Doublas Chevalier / Douglas Chevalier)

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


Stallions keep pushing the pace

(Doug Kapustin / For The Washington Post)

Paced by an uptempo, no huddle offense, No. 20 South County has built one of the area’s most potent attacks. Friday night, they’ll get a stiff test against Chantilly.


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Popular Woodson High coach Derrick Pearson hired, then un-hired as baseball coach

After the school principal overruled his athletic director, the school district reversed the decision and un-hired Pearson.

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Update: Reston’s Ayrton Climo, out of a coma, is headed home from Canada

Badly injured in a kart-racing crash, his insurance company finally agrees to transport him back to the U.S.

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At last, a new Fairfax police and fire headquarters is in sight (in 2017)

After many years of enduring the collapsing Massey Building, the Fairfax police and fire departments broke ground on a new headquarters.

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Future bleak for the Loudoun Hounds? Lawsuits say yes, owner Bob Farren says no

Offices are closed, lawsuits are flying, but Hounds owner says he can still pull off baseball in Ashburn.

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Celebrating at the H Street festival

The event’s dramatic growth mirrors the reinvention of the D.C. neighborhood.

D.C. mayoral candidates confront each other in first debate

Muriel E. Bowser, David A. Catania and Carol Schwartz sparred testily over ethics and education.

The C&O Canal over the years

It’s been 60 years since Justice William O. Douglas led a hike that helped make the canal a national monument.

Celebrating Constitution Day and new citizenship

Highlights of the naturalization ceremony at the National Archives.

Remembering the Navy Yard victims

Mourners gather for a memorial service on the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting.

Celebrating the national anthem

Reenactors mark the 200th anniversary of the writing of the

Turning 9/11 from day of horror to day of help

The National Day of Service trades in on lessons learned in the wake of terror, and a school gets a playground.

An ancient giant is brought back to life

National Geographic prepares to unveil an exhibit for Spinosaurus, possibly the largest predator to ever exist.

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