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Bowser’s D.C. Council record an issue in mayoral race

D.C. mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser greets supporters as she arrives at a town hall session for voters. (Bill O'Leary/Post)

The Democratic nominee says she is low-key but effective. Her critics say she hasn’t accomplished much.

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Surprise — you’re a genius!

Surprise — you’re a genius!

The MacArthur Foundation announces 21 “genius” fellows for 2014 and gives each $625,000.

Tender, Forest Park top Osbourn Park

Tender, Forest Park top Osbourn Park

VOLLEYBALL | Junior setter Angela Tender has a game-high 26 assists as the ninth-ranked Bruins beat a Prince William County rival.

Bowser’s D.C. Council record an issue in mayoral race

Bowser’s D.C. Council record an issue in mayoral race

The Democratic nominee says she is low-key but effective. Her critics say she hasn’t accomplished much.

Will Apple’s watch make step tracking mainstream?

Will Apple’s watch make step tracking mainstream?

There is no word of mouth like Apple word of mouth. “It sucks people in to thinking about something they weren’t thinking about before,” an analyst says.

Hawks win on timely penalty kick

Hawks win on timely penalty kick

BOYS’ SOCCER | River Hill’s Michael Heitzmann avenges his penalty kick miss from last season’s game against Howard with an overtime winner.

Arlington’s revolution with helmets

Arlington’s revolution with helmets

FOOTBALL | The three public high school football teams in Arlington County are using helmets found to reduce concussion risk.

Maryland to stagger access to health exchange Web site

The change takes effect for the second enrollment period, which starts in November.

Tony Auth, Pulitzer-winning political cartoonist, dies at 72

Tony Auth, Pulitzer-winning political cartoonist, dies at 72

Mr. Auth spent much of his career at the Philadelphia Inquirer, skewering politicians and authority.

More money being sought for Silver Spring Transit Center

The unspecified sum will fund repairs to the over-budget, still-unopened and structurally defective project.

New D.C. education ombudsman has a busy first year

New D.C. education ombudsman has a busy first year

In a report due out Wednesday, the office says it handled 150 concerns about the District’s public schools.

Pr. George’s school board settles discrimination lawsuit

An ex-secretary who accused Largo High’s principal of bullying reached a deal just as the case was to go to trial.

In political Washington, Agony of De Feet

In political Washington, Agony of De Feet

Officials, lawmakers and staffers from both parties gleefully compete over the number of steps they walk daily.

Three in 10 Virginia schools lack full accreditation

The number of schools failing to meet state standards jumped significantly as students struggle on new tests.

St. John’s legend Gallagher dies

St. John’s legend Gallagher dies

Joe Gallagher, who coached St. John’s basketball for 44 years and mentored Morgan Wootten and countless elite coaches and players, died Monday of natural causes. He was 93.

D.C. Superior Court chief urges Senate to approve 3 judges

In a letter to Harry M. Reid, Lee F. Satterfield says the vacancies have become a hardship on Family Court.

Meningitis suspected in GU student’s death

Meningitis suspected in GU student’s death

University announces death of Andrea Jaime, a sophomore in the school of nursing and health studies.

O’Malley headed to London to talk politics, governing

O’Malley headed to London to talk politics, governing

Maryland’s governor is booked to appear Wednesday and Thursday at a pair of think tanks.

Alexandria students reported man pointing gun at them

City schools were on lock-in status while police searched for man with ‘long gun’ near Maury Elementary.

Levee on the National Mall to undergo initial testing

Levee project cost $4.5 million, is three years behind schedule and remains an eyesore on the Mall.

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Spay Kitty? Not a hairball’s chance in you-know-where.

Spay Kitty? Not a hairball’s chance in you-know-where.

Our 2-year-old cat’s not truly content unless she’s spayed, we’re told. But why risk personality changes?

Five star early fall weather to continue

Five star early fall weather to continue

Our third straight day of practically flawless weather is nearly complete, but there’s plenty more in the pipeline.

Man pleads guilty in 22-year-old Hains Point killing

Man pleads guilty in 22-year-old Hains Point killing

Lamont Deshawn Terry, 39, agrees to plead guilty to second-degree murder in cold-case slaying from 1992.

Search continues for missing U-Va. student from Fairfax

Search continues for missing U-Va. student from Fairfax

The family of Hannah Elizabeth Graham expresses hope for her safe return as police expand search.

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Leaving them in stitches in Fairfax

For a group in Virginia, everything from D.C. attractions to Beatles’ songs can be rendered in quilts.

Tibor Rudas, iconoclastic music impresario, dies at 94

Mr. Rudas presented Pavarotti, the Three and orchestras in stadiums and casinos.

&pizza’s K Street restaurant opens Wednesday

&pizza’s K Street restaurant opens Wednesday

The fast-casual pizza chain will open its sixth location.

Virginia sues 13 banks, claiming mortgage securities fraud

The attorney general says the banks packaged faulty loans into securities sold to the state retirement system.

Fewer public charter school applications come in this year

Few experienced operators have taken advantage of expedited application process in D.C.

Smith, Silverman pull down AFL-CIO endorsements

Smith, Silverman pull down AFL-CIO endorsements

Labor honchos refuse to endorse Democrat in at-large, Ward 3 D.C. Council races.

 

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.

Smith, Silverman pull down AFL-CIO endorsements

Labor honchos refuse to endorse Democrat in at-large, Ward 3 D.C. Council races.

Advisory for MARC Penn Line riders

Due to the ongoing repairs to the track area between MARC’s Aberdeen and Perryville stations, Penn Line trains will continue to originate or terminate from the Edgewood station throughout the evening and Wednesday morning.

Blue and Silver Lines single-tracking

The final two stops are affected.

Speeders get biggest share of tickets issued by D.C. cops

Getting pulled over by a D.C. police officer is most likely the result of speeding, running a red light, or failing to stop at a stop sign.

Water main break repairs close portion of King Street in Alexandria

A VA American Water spokeswoman said crews are working to repair a 100-year-old main that broke in the 4600 block of King Street at 3 a.m.

Update: Normal service resumes on Metro’s Orange and Silver lines

A spokesman said a smoldering crosstie caused delays.

Amtrak service between Washington and Philadelphia resumes

There were no delays expected on MARC Penn Line trains to Washington this afternoon.

Texting while walking? Get in the ‘smartphone lane’.

Forget bike lanes and bus lanes. In one city in China, they’ve moved on to “smartphone lanes” for walkers.

Design changes could add to the cost of the second phase of $5.6 billion Silver Line

Officials at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said they will have to redesign portions of the Silver Line’s second phase.

Red Line delayed after single-tracking

Trains were stopped at Rosslyn earlier tonight due to a switch problem.

Obama event at Jefferson Hotel tonight may slow traffic

The president will attend a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee event.

Public hearings on proposed Metrobus changes

Metro is recommending changes to dozens of bus routes across the Washington region, and it wants riders’ input.

After the Silver Line: Fairfax looking at future bus service

Transit plans for next decade evolving. Public meetings underway.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

For a group in Virginia, everything from D.C. attractions to Beatles’ songs can be rendered in quilts.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Our 2-year-old cat’s not truly content unless she’s spayed, we’re told. But why risk personality changes?

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

The number of women in jail is soaring, and many inmates have suffered abuse.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Hey, Dan Snyder! If you’re so sure Indians support your team’s name, then come talk to some local ones.

Photo Galleries

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.

Before closing, a D.C. pool goes to the dogs

The dog days of summer weren’t quite over at the public Randall Pool in SW, where the season’s final guests splashed around.

Finding strength amid the pain

A year after the Navy Yard shooting that left 12 dead, a survivor, Jennifer Bennett, is still recovering from her injuries.

Robert F. McDonnell found guilty

Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted of numerous corruption charges.

Bowser makes a bid for hotel workers’ loyalty

After she won a union’s backing, members wanted to show her their lives by adding her to the crew.

Our Washington

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

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