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Closing arguments to begin in McDonnell trial

Bob McDonnell and son Bobby outside court. (Getty)

They’re expected to run long, and the judge’s instructions to jurors could shape deliberations in the corruption trial of Virginia’s former first couple.

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Washington, D.C., boundary tour: our 40-mile walk along the District border

We put D.C.’s walkability to the test by walking around it (literally), hewing as closely as possible to the borders without ending up as road kill.

D.C.’s historic boundary stones are being preserved

D.C.’s historic boundary stones are being preserved

Efforts to convince their mishmash of owners to agree to a single rehabilitation plan were a bust, so D.C. is tackling just its stones.

Explore Washington, D.C.’s border by bike or car

Explore Washington, D.C.’s border by bike or car

Not interested in getting out of D.C. this weekend? Get around it instead, using one of these three methods of circumnavigating the city.

‘The Trip to Italy’ is a rare look at guy friends

‘The Trip to Italy’ is a rare look at guy friends

If it’s tough to find a film that passes the Bechdel test, it’s almost as difficult to find a movie with two men whose friendship is not based on getting laid, plotting a heist or fighting crime (or aliens. Or zombies.).

Update: Single-tracking and delays on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Trains are no longer single-tracking between Rhode Island Avenue and Takoma stations because of track work.

House of the Week | McLean chateau for $12.9M

House of the Week | McLean chateau for $12.9M

Belle Demeure, or Beautiful House, was inspired by Chateau de Chambord in France’s Loire Valley.

A refreshing Friday as summer recharges for the holiday weekend

A refreshing Friday as summer recharges for the holiday weekend

Today could be our nicest day of the next five! But, many who flock to the waterways and beaches this weekend may be happy at that summer feel returning.

No. 10 Patriot holds off Forest Park

No. 10 Patriot holds off Forest Park

FOOTBALL | Sophomore J.B. Thompson scores his first varsity touchdown, a three-yard run in overtime that lifts the Pioneers to a 55-49 win against the Bruins.

Charter school to eliminate recess to shorten day

Parents oppose the move at a Prince George’s middle school, saying kids should have downtime to socialize.

Military pilot was fatally injured in crash in Va. mountains

The pilot, who was with the Mass. National Guard, was on his way to a military base in the New Orleans area

Ex-D.C. Council candidate sentenced for campaign fraud

“My campaign was not a fraud. Jeff Thompson was a fraud,” Jeff Smith says in court.

Voters may have crossed Va.-Md. line to cast ballots twice

An advocacy group’s claims about the presidential election spark probe in Fairfax into dual registrations.

Edward W. Norton, lawyer and government official, dies

Edward W. Norton, lawyer and government official, dies

Mr. Norton was chairman of old D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics under Mayor Marion Barry.

Closing arguments to begin in McDonnell trial

Closing arguments to begin in McDonnell trial

They’re expected to run long, and the judge’s instructions to jurors could shape deliberations in the corruption trial of Virginia’s former first couple.

Young boy boy falls from apartment-building window

The child was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Montgomery County teacher a finalist for statewide award

Montgomery County teacher a finalist for statewide award

Jane Lindsay, of John Poole Middle, selected as one of seven finalists for Maryland Teacher of the Year.

Improvements found in St. Elizabeths patient care

District-run hospital has been under federal monitoring in wake of 2006 finding of civil rights violations.

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A casino isn’t likely to make a better Baltimore

A casino isn’t likely to make a better Baltimore

A city shouldn’t bet on building a sunny future on the backs of the elderly, poor and desperate.

Mighty Pint ditches the Steelers for a ‘farm-to-table’ restaurant concept

Mighty Pint ditches the Steelers for a ‘farm-to-table’ restaurant concept

The popular Pittsburgh bar will become a restaurant called Second State.

Smoking restrictions planned for Ocean City

Officials vote to draft law to regulate tobacco use on the beach and boardwalk beginning in May.

Promoter of cabaret-style entertainment in D.C.

Promoter of cabaret-style entertainment in D.C.

Terri Allen, 63, was the founder and later executive director of the D.C. Cabaret Network.

Horse farm is hole in development’s doughnut

Horse farm is hole in development’s doughnut

Land around a Maryland horse farm is open now, but potential development surrounds the stables.

Roommate held in death of man who was stuffed into bags

Roommate held in death of man who was stuffed into bags

Santos Leonel Mejia-Yanes, 32, charged in slaying of Laurel man; warrant issued for second suspect.

Fence fight could affect residents along Purple Line route

A Montgomery judge will consider who owns land along trail between Bethesda and Silver Spring.

Humidity stays low for one more day; Pollen counts are high

Humidity stays low for one more day; Pollen counts are high

Friday should be similar to Thursday, though not as breezy. One more day before the heat and humidity creep in for the holiday weekend.

Maryland reports first West Nile virus case of 2014

Maryland reports first West Nile virus case of 2014

In 2013, 16 people were infected in the state. Summer is mosquito season.

With public financing, Hogan has more cash than Brown

With public financing, Hogan has more cash than Brown

The Maryland Republican reports more money in the bank than his Democratic opponent — for now.

Labor Day weekend Metro service

Labor Day weekend Metro service

Major Metro track work will affect several rail lines over the Labor Day weekend. Trains will operate on a weekend or adjusted schedule on Labor Day.

Oklahoma loses, Indiana wins federal education waiver

Oklahoma loses, Indiana wins federal education waiver

Okla. governor blasts Education Department as coercive; feds say state isn’t preparing students.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray plans return trip to China

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray plans return trip to China

The reprise of his successful 2012 trade mission will last 10 days and include Beijing and Shanghai.

 

Reston kart driver Ayrton Climo, 18, in coma in Quebec after crash

The experienced teen driver is slowly recovering, but his parents are struggling to return him to this area.

Ward 5: ‘Dumping ground’ no longer?

Task force finds ways to reconcile residents’ wishes with city’s need for industrial land.

Update: Single-tracking and delays on Metro’s Red Line resolved

Trains are no longer single-tracking between Rhode Island Avenue and Takoma stations because of track work.

Fence fight could affect residents along Purple Line route

A Montgomery judge will consider who owns land along trail between Bethesda and Silver Spring.

Labor Day weekend Metro service

Major Metro track work will affect several rail lines over the Labor Day weekend. Trains will operate on a weekend or adjusted schedule on Labor Day.

Search continues for missing pilot of fighter jet that crashed

Massachusetts Air National Guard plane crashed in rugged Shenandoah Valley national forest.

Red Line delayed in both directions after switch problem

Trains were stopped at Fort Totten.

Paving along Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase continues through morning rush hour

Crews are waiting for asphalt to cool and should be finished working on southbound lanes by midday Thursday.

Update: Outer loop of Capital Beltway reopens in Silver Spring after five-vehicle collision

Authorities reopened the highway following the 6:10 a.m. accident, just before Route 97, also known as Georgia Avenue.

Pilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash

An experienced pilot was missing Wednesday after the flier’s F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement officials said.

Town of Chevy Chase won’t sue over Purple Line

The vice mayor says the town could file brief supporting lawsuit filed by trail advocacy group.

Commuter alert: Avoid Connecticut Ave. near Md.-D.C. line this week

Emergency pavement repairs will close lanes, even during peak commuting times, through the week, Maryland officials say.

Video captures dramatic rescue at the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station

Metro Transit Police pull a man back onto the station platform just seconds before a Red Line train would have struck him.

Inner loop of Beltway shut down in Prince George’s County

Multiple vehicles were involved in the crash.

Report: Military jet crashes in Virginia

There were reports that the plane was an F-15 fighter jet but police said they couldn’t confirm until they reached the crash site.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Hey, pilgrim: Bowie’s tiny John Wayne Museum is looking for corporate sponsorship.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

A city shouldn’t bet on building a sunny future on the backs of the elderly, poor and desperate.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Even a Harvard-educated lawyer can’t overcome delays at District’s health insurance Web site.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

We’ve sanctioned criminalization of childhood independence by arresting parents who let kids play unguarded.

Photo Galleries

Robert F. McDonnell on trial

Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are battling corruption charges.

Horseshoe Baltimore casino’s opening night

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

Back to school: First day is a fun day

As students return to class, they’re greeted with crowns, balloons and dance parties.

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.

Bao Bao turns 1

The National Zoo’s giant panda cub has changed a lot in just one year.

Evicted from his indoor office, mayor pitches tent

Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene W. Grant’s temper is affecting employees, the City Council has said.

McDonnell’s time in office comes to a close

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell was supposed to be in the thick of the race to succeed him. Instead, the Republican found himself relegated to the role of passive observer, keeping busy with other engagements amid a gifts scandal.

A rarity today: A doctor who makes house calls

Wanting to work in the community, Ernest Brown tends to those in D.C.’s embassies, hotels and homes, as well as the poor.

Our Washington

From waterfronts to monuments, Post photographers share their favorite D.C. spots.

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