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As O’Malley’s deputy, Brown worked behind the scenes

(Sammy Dallal / For the Washington Post)

Democratic nominee for governor has struggled to introduce himself to voters despite long ascent in politics.

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    Second fatal stabbing in Columbia Heights

    The incident followed a quadruple stabbing the week before in the neighborhood.

    Fairfax County adopts bicycle plan

    New bicycle master plan maps out a bike network of 1,130 miles and calls for investments in bike facilities and infrastructure, such as bike lanes.

    Hillary Clinton to campaign for Anthony Brown at U-Md.

    Hillary Clinton to campaign for Anthony Brown at U-Md.

    Governor’s race is drawing national attention from both parties. Michelle Obama to campaign Monday.

    Teddy Folkman to open BAROAK in Annapolis

    Teddy Folkman to open BAROAK in Annapolis

    The Granville Moore’s chef will be taking his mussels east.

    Prince George’s police officers indicted on assault charges

    Authorities: One officer charged with assaulting student, another charged with assault of handcuffed suspect.

    Express lanes signs to appear soon on I-95

    Express lanes signs to appear soon on I-95

    About 300 signs gradually will be unveiled as the HOT lanes project prepares for December opening.

    Legal marijuana sales in D.C. could reach $130M a year

    Legal marijuana sales in D.C. could reach $130M a year

    City officials believe 122,000 people a year could seek out legalized cannabis should it be made available.

    $20 Diner: Streamlined Vietnamese, with no sisters in sight

    $20 Diner: Streamlined Vietnamese, with no sisters in sight

    At Four Sisters Grill, chef unveils a fast-casual concept that mashes up flagship restaurant and deli.

    Lions, Hawks prepare for hearty matchup

    Lions, Hawks prepare for hearty matchup

    FOOTBALL | Postseason seeding and Howard County bragging rights are at stake on Halloween when No. 18 Howard visits River Hill.

    8 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Oct. 31-Nov. 1

    8 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Oct. 31-Nov. 1

    The Wizards get back to business at Verizon Center, and the Rustico celebrates -- yes -- Novemberfest.

    Prince George’s takes precautions against Ebola

    County received 600 hazmat suits this month to prepare for possible encounters.

    Halloween weekend vortex means Mid-Atlantic mountain snow, wicked wind, and winter cold

    Halloween weekend vortex means Mid-Atlantic mountain snow, wicked wind, and winter cold

    The high energy weather system sets up a snowstorm for the Appalachians, and drives unseasonably cold temperatures and strong winds to the entire East Coast.

    Quince Orchard seeks containment

    Quince Orchard seeks containment

    FOOTBALL | With a balanced rushing and passing attack, Northwest has yet to be stopped on offense.

    Cuddling kittens for $30 donation proves popular

    More than $1,000 was raised for the humane society.

    Episcopal aims to upend Bullis

    Episcopal aims to upend Bullis

    FOOTBALL | The Maroon takes on a Bullis team loaded with talent and poised to defend its IAC title, but Episcopal has weapons, too.

    Thomas M. Menino, former Boston mayor, dies at 71

    Thomas M. Menino, former Boston mayor, dies at 71

    The old-style big-city boss gathered a broad base of supporters during his 20 years in office.

    Champe is building a special season

    Champe is building a special season

    FOOTBALL | A focus on special teams helps the Knights go to 5-3 with a win over Loudoun County.

    Going Out Guide, Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2014

    Going Out Guide, Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2014

    What’s happening in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland.

    Prince George’s County crime report

    Among incidents reported by police in Prince George’s County, Greenbelt, Hyattsville and Laurel.

    Charlie, the missing poodle of Georgetown, is found

    Charlie, the missing poodle of Georgetown, is found

    Pooch disappeared from outside Georgetown coffee shop.

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    Two men sought in Southeast D.C. armed robbery

    Two men sought in Southeast D.C. armed robbery

    D.C. police are asking for the public's help in searching for two men, including one who was carrying a child, in connection with armed robbery of a business in the 1500 block of Good Hope Road in Southeast. Police say the men were seen on surveillance cameras.

    New Washington flood barrier to be tested

    Metal wall would block flooding on 17th Street near the World War II Memorial.

    November concerts: Run the Jewels, Kelela, the Concert for Valor and more

    November concerts: Run the Jewels, Kelela, the Concert for Valor and more

    Even in the runup to the holiday season, the musical offerings are surprisingly rich.

    $100 million in transportation projects on Fairfax County ballot

    $100 million in transportation projects on Fairfax County ballot

    Tuesday’s voters will be asked to approve money for road, sidewalk and trail projects.

    Do your homework before picking a home renovation firm

    Do your homework before picking a home renovation firm

    The right research, planning and preparation on the front end are essential to a positive experience.

    Fall in D.C.: The road to high color in October (Photos)

    Fall in D.C.: The road to high color in October (Photos)

    Fall color has ramped up markedly over the past two weeks as peak foliage season nears in the city.

    Mark Warner may be the big winner next week

    A Republican takeover of the Senate may help the Virginia Democrat.

    Delays on Metro’s Red Line over

    A signal problem on Metro’s Red Line caused delays Thursday morning.

    Crane and Turtle’s butter-poached shrimp is our dish of the week

    Chef Makoto Hamamura recently added this appetizer to the menu. Shrimp is poached in butter (keep talking ...) and served with chewy wood ear mushrooms, endive, fried capers and bonito flakes (made from dried, fermented fish).

    Lorie Masters ad takes aim at rival’s tax lien

    Karl Racine was hit with a $3,337 income tax lien in 2008, according to property records.

     

    The death of Prince McLeod Rams (Part 6): Where do Prince William prosecutors turn now?

    New information reveals why prosecutors think he’s a serial killer, but his son’s testimony corroborates his claim of innocence.

    Lorie Masters ad takes aim at rival’s tax lien

    Karl Racine was hit with a $3,337 income tax lien in 2008, according to property records.

    Fairfax County adopts bicycle plan

    New bicycle master plan maps out a bike network of 1,130 miles and calls for investments in bike facilities and infrastructure, such as bike lanes.

    Express lanes signs to appear soon on I-95

    About 300 signs gradually will be unveiled as the HOT lanes project prepares for December opening.

    Thomas M. Menino, former Boston mayor, dies at 71

    The old-style big-city boss gathered a broad base of supporters during his 20 years in office.

    $100 million in transportation projects on Fairfax County ballot

    Tuesday’s voters will be asked to approve money for road, sidewalk and trail projects.

    Delays on Metro’s Red Line over

    A signal problem on Metro’s Red Line caused delays Thursday morning.

    Virginia and Maryland searching for dangerous guardrails

    Flaws could cause guardrails to spear vehicles that crash into them.

    Fairfax, hub of traffic, adopts master plan for bikes

    County’s plan would allow for more than 1,000 miles of new cycling routes over the next 30 years.

    Empowering travelers to fix their own commutes

    Programs will someday predict problems for individual travelers and give them a fighting chance.

    Don’t let Halloween become Fright Night for travel

    It’s good to be scared when drivers and trick-or-treaters are distracted.

    Six-mile backup on Beltway’s outer loop cleared

    Delays were caused by a backup at the Georgia Avenue exit of the Beltway.

    Fatal crash in Frederick

    One person was killed and another was injured in the crash on Route 40 in Frederick.

    Troubled Glenarden apartment complex to be redeveloped

    Prince George’s plans senior and mixed-income housing at 27-acre site near Landover Mall.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    More movie theaters have assigned seating. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    Bradlee’s passing raises a question: Can quality journalism survive collapse of media business model?

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    The District’s plan to redevelop the complex has led to little more than the dispersal of poor black residents.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Two buses of women — and some men — marched on the FDA to demand health equity.

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    Ebola epidemic

    The virus is killing 70 percent of those infected, and there could be 10,000 new cases a week in West Africa by Dec. 1.

    Larry Hogan, riding an anti-tax wave

    Maryland’s GOP nominee for governor on the campaign trail, bringing a familiar face along.

    Friends, family bid farewell to legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee

    The funeral for former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee at Washington National Cathedral.

    From Annapolis to Fallujah and back again

    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown served two terms in the House of Delegates, spending some of his tenure deployed in Iraq.

    Surprise gift pumps life into Va. school

    Ruth T. Bedford gave her alma mater $40 million, a single donation that will more than double Foxcroft’s endowment.

    Embracing ‘Redskins’

    In Red Mesa, Ariz., on Navajo Nation land, a high school football team and its supporters say they are proud of the team name.

    The Marine Corps Marathon

    The 2014 Marine Corps Marathon is held in Virginia and Washington, D.C., with 30,000 runners.

    Patagonia takes work-life balance to new heights

    The California company’s flexible work program ensures that employees find the time for recreational pursuits.

    Our Washington

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

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