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Jesse Matthew Jr. is indicted in Fairfax sex assault case

(Uncredited / AP)

Matthew is also suspected in the September disappearance of U-Va. student Hannah Graham.

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    Justice Department plans to review Baltimore police

    The Baltimore Sun reported the city paid millions in102 civil suits alleging police misconduct since 2011.

    Despite missteps, Foust pushes on down campaign trail

    Despite missteps, Foust pushes on down campaign trail

    Democratic Fairax supervisor is in an uphill battle to gain House seat from Northern Virginia.

    Paul Craft, country songwriter, dies at 76

    Paul Craft, country songwriter, dies at 76

    Mr. Craft was inducted weeks ago into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

    Tornadoes confirmed in Alexandria, Va. and Savage, Md. from Wednesday’s storms

    Tornadoes confirmed in Alexandria, Va. and Savage, Md. from Wednesday’s storms

    Both of the tornadoes, spawned by Wednesday’s storms, were rated EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita damage scale.

    Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Eric J. Jones

    Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Eric J. Jones

    Jones, a 34-year-old independent, is one of 15 candidates seeking two at-large council seats.

    D.C.’s African American electorate fragmented for first time in years

    D.C.’s African American electorate fragmented for first time in years

    The city’s black voters usually unite behind a single mayoral candidate. This time, their choice isn’t so clear.

    Akin Gump bests Squire Patton Boggs in lobbying revenue

    For the first time in more than a decade, Squire Patton Boggs was not nation’s top-earning lobby firm.

    Purcellville trail brings science education outdoors

    Purcellville trail brings science education outdoors

    The Chapman DeMary Trail has helped thousands of kids learn about local plants and animals.

    Gough Whitlam, transformative Australian leader, dies

    Gough Whitlam, transformative Australian leader, dies

    Mr. Whitlam, 98, ushered in some of the most sweeping policy and social reforms in the country’s history.

    What schools spend on low-income pupils

    More money doesn’t equal better outcomes, but the data on school spending do tell us something

    A few raindrops tonight and Tuesday; Orionid meteor shower peak

    A few raindrops tonight and Tuesday; Orionid meteor shower peak

    Sunshine helped send temperatures well into the 60s today. We’ve got more mild weather tomorrow, but less in the way of sun.

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    Art attack: Dog mosaic catches D.C. church off guard

    Art attack: Dog mosaic catches D.C. church off guard

    The artist wanted to get attention. And when he put up his big mosaic at a D.C. church, he certainly did.

    Frank Ruta returns to the kitchen at Bread Furst

    Frank Ruta returns to the kitchen at Bread Furst

    The James Beard Award winner teams with his former Palena pastry chef to prepare weekly family-style meals.

    Free online AP courses debut on edX Web site

    The “massive open online courses” site opens a new link between Advanced Placement and colleges.

    Miserable mid-week for New England as Nor’easter swirls offshore

    Miserable mid-week for New England as Nor’easter swirls offshore

    The second coastal storm of the fall is about two days away from spinning up off the Mid-Atlantic coast.

    NRA endorses Hogan in Maryland governor’s race

    NRA endorses Hogan in Maryland governor’s race

    The Republican hopeful says he did not seek the backing of the gun-rights group.

    ‘Fix My Commute’ forum envisions new age of travel

    ‘Fix My Commute’ forum envisions new age of travel

    Live stream event will focus on big solutions to common commuting problems.

    Poll: Bowser over Catania by 12 points

    Poll: Bowser over Catania by 12 points

    Second poll from Economic Growth D.C. shows Bowser lead widening to double-digits.

    D.C. opens center to help drop-outs get back to school

    Reengagement center in Northeast connects youths to services to aid them in earning a diploma or GED.

    Three men charged after shooting at College Park McDonald’s

    Pr. George’s police: Security guard fires gun, striking woman after group refused to leave.

    Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Michael D. Brown

    Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Michael D. Brown

    Brown, a 61-year-old independent, is one of 15 candidates seeking two at-large council seats.

    Column

    Watching her sons battle for equal pedicure rights

    Watching her sons battle for equal pedicure rights

    Despite herself, a mother of two boys is uncomfortable with their desire for Hot Wheels orange toenails.

    Will Artley leaves Pizzeria Orso

    Will Artley leaves Pizzeria Orso

    His replacement is Bertrand Chemel of 2941.

    Loudoun County community calendar, Oct. 19-26, 2014

    Events include farm tours, an aviation expo, Unison Heritage Day and Halloween basket bingo.

    Tropical disturbance brewing in the Gulf of Mexico

    Tropical disturbance brewing in the Gulf of Mexico

    NHC is giving an area of low pressure in the Bay of Campeche a 40 percent chance of developing into at least a tropical depression over the next five days.

    One dead, two injured in Brightwood Park shooting

    Police are investigating an early morning shooting in Northwest and seeking a car with Maryland plates.

    September 2014 was warmest on record, NOAA says

    September 2014 was warmest on record, NOAA says

    September was the warmest such month on record, according to the monthly climate report by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center.

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    Scenes from the dismantling of a massive mammoth

    Scenes from the dismantling of a massive mammoth

    The Natural History Museum’s 20,000-year-old mammoth is being dismantled slowly and carefully. The fossil is being shipped to Ontario for restoration as part of a five-year makeover of the museum’s fossil hall.

    D.C. forecast: Sharknadoes in 2015

    D.C. forecast: Sharknadoes in 2015

    It’s official. Sharknado is coming to D.C. in 2015. Yikes.

    Rabbi accused of voyeurism is focus of other allegations

    Rabbi accused of voyeurism is focus of other allegations

    Association of Modern Orthodox rabbis says converts had accused Barry Freundel of misconduct.

     

    Annandale’s Caleb Hymans runs 5K world record time (for 9-year-olds)

    The young cross-country champion smashes the 5K mark by 14 seconds, is ready for more.

    Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Eric J. Jones

    Jones, a 34-year-old independent, is one of 15 candidates seeking two at-large council seats.

    More Metro trains for Veterans Day concert, but no Blue

    Planning for teeming crowds on the Mall, the transit agency will ramp up some service but close Blue trains.

    ‘Fix My Commute’ forum envisions new age of travel

    Live stream event will focus on big solutions to common commuting problems.

    4.7 million vehicles recalled over
    air bag that can spray metal fragments

    At least four people have died after inflator mechanisms ruptured on the defective air bags.

    Metro wants $1.4 billion for eight-car rush-hour trains

    Transit agency hopes to ease crowding by doing away with six-car service during the busiest times.

    Congress plans meetings, seeks data on Ebola screening

    Los Angeles congresswoman seeks meeting on screening at her airport.

    Cyclist asks for help from drivers

    Three requests on sharing streets would make travel safer for everyone.

    Riders on Metro’s Yellow Line should expect delays

    Delays on Metro’s Yellow Line. Track problem at Pentagon stop.

    Six ways to have a more mindful commute

    Mindfulness experts say releasing thoughts and focusing on senses and breathing can lead to calmer travel.

    Zen and the art of commuting

    ”Mindful commuting” practitioners swear it brings tranquility to crowded trains and traffic jams.

    Virginia budget cuts won’t stop Arlington streetcar funding

    State says $65 million is firm promise to Arlington, Fairfax on Columbia Pike and Crystal City streetcars.

    D.C. Taxicab driver has taxi license suspended following ‘road rage’ incident involving a gun

    A D.C. Taxicab driver has had his license to drive a taxi temporarily suspended following a road rage incident in which he allegedly shouted obsenities at another driver.

    Weekend traffic: Howard U. homecoming today

    Several charity events will close many D.C. streets on Saturday. Metro’s Red Line will be split and some stations closed.

    Metro’s Red Line no longer single-tracking

    A track problem outside Metro’s Silver Spring station causes delays.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    The artist wanted to get attention. And when he put up his big mosaic at a D.C. church, he certainly did.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Despite herself, a mother of two boys is uncomfortable with their desire for Hot Wheels orange toenails.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    D.C. voters’ hard choice: Bowser’s cautious, mediocre record, or Catania’s combative approach?

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Women secretly photographed in a ritual Jewish bath or a gynecologist’s office are being violated.

    Photo Galleries

    A mammoth’s deconstruction

    The ancient skeleton at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is being shipped to Canada for restoration.

    Can the Boardwalk Empire strike back?

    The mayor of Atlantic City is betting against all odds that a rebirth awaits.

    Special blessings for special pets

    A Franciscan monastery was among several sites conducting a “blessing of the animals” ceremony.

    Nationals Park, on its way up

    With the planned opening of a Harris Teeter, the neighborhood — and its pack of new buildings — is on the rise.

    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.

    Our Washington

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

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