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Arrivals, exits part of trial’s political theater

Maureen McDonnell arrives daily with an entourage, but her husband isn't part of it. (Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, come and go separately — reinforcing through visuals the testimony about their crumbling marriage.

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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.

Netflix’s ‘BoJack Horseman’ stalls right out of the gate

Netflix’s ‘BoJack Horseman’ stalls right out of the gate

Shouldn’t a cartoon be the one place we don’t have to worry about typecasting?

‘As Above, So Below’ and five other movies featuring caves

‘As Above, So Below’ and five other movies featuring caves

Venturing into a cave in movies is rarely a good idea.

George Paganos answers six of our odd questions

George Paganos answers six of our odd questions

George Pagonis has worked at D.C. institutions like Zaytinya, Graffiato and Central Michel Richard. Last week, it was announced that the executive chef and partner of Kapnos will participate on this season of Bravo’s “Top Chef.”

Meats & Foods’s half smoke with chili is our dish of the week

Scott McIntosh and Ana Marin (the husband-and-wife team behind this new sausage shop) based their chili on a Cincinnati-style recipe. We love it doused on a half-smoke served in a Martin’s potato roll.

Jimmy Hopper opens Three Fifty Bakery after a career in I.T.

Jimmy Hopper’s path from telecommunications specialist to bakery owner is lined with wedding cakes. He recently opened Three Fifty Bakery, where he sells a mix of sweet and savory pastries (with wedding cakes coming soon.)

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.

‘Super Troopers’ star Jay Chandrasekhar slings jokes at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse

‘Super Troopers’ star Jay Chandrasekhar slings jokes at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse

Broken Lizard member Jay Chandrasekhar may be most famous for sporting a formidable mustache in the comedy troupe’s 2001 cult hit “Super Troopers.“

‘Love Is Strange:’ A gay couple choose to live apart rather than make waves in director Ira Sachs’ film

‘Love Is Strange:’ A gay couple choose to live apart rather than make waves in director Ira Sachs’ film

On one hand, “Love Is Strange” is a quiet love story about a longtime couple heading into their golden years. On the other, “It’s like ‘Titanic,’  ” director Ira Sachs says.

Bleachers at 9:30 Club: Fun.’s Jack Antonoff on his new band, Lena Dunham, New Jersey and his dog Lamby

Bleachers at 9:30 Club: Fun.’s Jack Antonoff on his new band, Lena Dunham, New Jersey and his dog Lamby

“Strange Desire,” Bleachers’ debut album, is full of exhilarating pop infused with ‘80s nostalgia.

Humidity slips and sun holds today; Storms may mar end of summery weekend

Humidity slips lower over the next two days but makes a comeback for an appropriate last summer weekend.

D.C. community calendar, Aug. 28-Sept. 4, 2014

National Book Festival, Page-to-Stage Festival readings, NSO Labor Day Capitol concert.

Pedestrian struck by hit-and-run driver in Silver Spring

Police search for driver who fled Silver Spring accident scene

A Kennedy runs for ANC

A Kennedy runs for ANC

William Kennedy Smith, who came to prominence in a high-profile 1991 trial, is seeking public office in D.C.

For NASA’s Miguel Román, scanning the world is a mission

For NASA’s Miguel Román, scanning the world is a mission

Scientist measures state of planet, global warming.

McDonnells’ daughter describes troubled marriage

McDonnells’ daughter describes troubled marriage

The defense rests in the corruption trial of Virginia’s former first couple with an intimate view from inside.

Arrivals, exits part of trial’s political theater

Arrivals, exits part of trial’s political theater

Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, come and go separately — reinforcing through visuals the testimony about their crumbling marriage.

Howard University’s Kathmandu connection

Howard University’s Kathmandu connection

Nepal emerges as a top source of foreign students at Howard, reflecting globalization of higher education.

New York teacher tenure cases likely to consolidate

New York teacher tenure cases likely to consolidate

Ex-CNN anchor Campbell Brown and a New York parents advocacy group have filed similar lawsuits.

Va. reading scores remain stagnant on harder state tests

Va. reading scores remain stagnant on harder state tests

Virginia students overall saw modest math gains; more than half of state’s districts saw drop in writing exams.

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‘Bureaucratic nightmare’ with D.C. health exchange

‘Bureaucratic nightmare’ with D.C. health exchange

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

Motorcyclist is killed in crash in Potomac

Montgomery County police shut down River Road intersection to investigate

Arlington ninth graders to get MacBook Air computers

Pilot program is part of a school district goal to give every student a computer by 2017.

Alexandria and Arlington crime report

Among incidents reported by police in Alexandria and Arlington.

Alexandria-Arlington community events, Aug. 28-Sept. 4

War of 1812 events, closing exhibits, Contrabands and Freemen Cemetery memorial.

George Barrett, civil rights lawyer in Tennessee, dies at 86

George Barrett, civil rights lawyer in Tennessee, dies at 86

Mr. Barrett filed at suit that helped desegregate the state’s public colleges and universities.

Prosecutors drop assault charges against Fred Davis

Prosecutors say there is “insufficient evidence” to take case forward against former Redskin player.

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

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.

Checkers manager sentenced for stealing worker’s ID

The D.C. restaurant manager admitted opening credit cards in a worker’s name.

Losing more than at the ballot boxes

Candidates lighten their wallets in Montgomery County Democratic primaries.

 

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.

Ferguson protests handled poorly, D.C. chief says

Cathy Lanier says she “wouldn’t bring an armored personnel carrier out” for a protest.

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.

Search on for missing pilot of fighter jet that crashed

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

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.

Update: Delays resolved on Metro’s Orange, Silver and Blue lines

Delays on the Orange, Silver and Blue lines because of an earlier train malfunction at Smithsonian station have been cleared.

More Americans expected to hit the road this Labor Day weekend

Lower gas prices, better economy expected to spur highest travel levels since 2008.

Update: Southeast Freeway lanes reopen after accident near Third Street tunnel

Eastbound traffic on the Southeast Freeway had been redirected because of an accident just before Third Street tunnel. Police said the accident is clear and all lanes are open.

Trail advocates file lawsuit to change Purple Line route

Plaintiffs say light-rail line would harm habitat of two rare crustaceans, including endangered species.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

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

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.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Bob McDonnell’s plea for sympathy at corruption trial is riddled by rationalizations, contradictions.

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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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