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Metro’s Silver Line ‘is ready for its close-up’

The Spring Hill Station in Vienna, Va. (Jahi Chikwendiu/Post)

After several days of strenuous tests, and no major glitches, the new rail route — which connects the Dulles corridor — will welcome passengers Saturday.

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Inside the hurricane: What category 3 winds really feel like

Inside the hurricane: What category 3 winds really feel like

Capital Weather Gang meteorologist Angela Fritz accepts the challenge and goes “inside the hurricane” at the Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel.

Suspect linked to unsolved 2002 murder of Ashburn girl

The suspect in the murder of teen Erica Heather Smith committed suicide, authorities say.

Judge sends DC cop to jail for violating bond order

Judge: Samson Lawrence III violated orders to stay away from wife, who he is accused of trying to murder.

Commentary: Synagogue attacks in Paris recall Nazi era

National Synagogue Shmuel Herzfeld said visit to France recalled his father’s wartime experiences

GOP perennial Carol Schwartz runs for mayor — again

GOP perennial Carol Schwartz runs for mayor — again

At 70, the former Council member and perennial mayoral candidate makes an independent bid.

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Inside-the-box thinking yields shipping container apartment

Inside-the-box thinking yields shipping container apartment

An apartment building made of retired shipping containers is being constructed in D.C.’s Brookland neighborhood. Catholic University students will soon call it home.

So we have Silver Line. What’s next?

Travelers want extensions to Centreville, Woodbridge, Baltimore and Southern Maryland. Don’t count on that.

Montgomery gives go-ahead to schools’ tech initiative

The school system’s plan is designed to bring 40,000 laptops and tablets into classrooms in the coming year.

Police: Truck driver caused 6-car crash at gas station

Fairfax County police said two people remained in the hospital Friday because of the accident.

Fairfax approves funds for full-day Mondays at elementary schools

The vote was unanimous to approve the $7.6 million funding effort. The money came from a budget surplus.

‘A Most Wanted Man’ and other new movies, reviewed

‘A Most Wanted Man’ and other new movies, reviewed

The late Philip Seymour Hoffman delivers a powerful performance in a new espionage thriller.

Lucky strike: Lightning bolt captured in photo from airplane

Lucky strike: Lightning bolt captured in photo from airplane

An airline passenger captures a bolt on photo as her plane circled the Denver airport on Thursday.

Tanner Roark is a surprise success for the Nationals

Tanner Roark is a surprise success for the Nationals

He was traded to the Nationals’ system in 2010, and slowly worked his way up for a shot at pitching at the highest level. Called up in 2013, he’s since delivered with a calm demeanor and steady approach on the mound.

How a deadly early morning tornado struck Cape Charles, Va.

How a deadly early morning tornado struck Cape Charles, Va.

Early-morning tornadoes are rare, but we explain how the Cape Charles tornado developed from an atmosphere with ripe conditions.

Two more meetings are set on Virginia Avenue tunnel project

Two more meetings are set on Virginia Avenue tunnel project

Opponents of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project in Southeast Washington are working to convince the D.C. Council to intervene and put a stop to the project.

As Silver Line opens, only Red Line has track work

As Silver Line opens, only Red Line has track work

No scheduled disruptions along new line’s route.

Metro troubles on Blue, Yellow and Green lines resolved

The lines had been delayed because of a track problem at Pentagon station.

D.C. open houses July 26-27

D.C. open houses July 26-27

A list of properties in the District that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

Maryland open houses July 26-27

Maryland open houses July 26-27

A list of properties in Maryland that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

Virginia open houses July 26-27

Virginia open houses July 26-27

A list of properties in Virginia that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

Delays on MARC trains to Washington after signal issues

MARC trains to Washington are delayed Friday morning because of earlier signal issues.

Big yards for families that want space, not seclusion

Big yards for families that want space, not seclusion

These Loudoun County homes offer several bedrooms and two staircases for families that want a country feel.

Where We Live | Deanwood

Where We Live | Deanwood

In the Northeast Washington neighborhood, some think the new houses look out of place.

‘And So It Goes’ is Rob Reiner far from his A game

‘And So It Goes’ is Rob Reiner far from his A game

Here is what I liked about the film: It is short. Here is what I didn’t like: the script, the performances, the editing or the direction.

A do-it-yourself renovation over the long term

A do-it-yourself renovation over the long term

A couple has successfully blended historic architectural details with modern amenities.

House of the Week | Off-beat NW DC home for $1.25M

House of the Week | Off-beat NW DC home for $1.25M

Jeff Speck-designed flatiron house has all the right angles.

Sunny and pleasant today; heat, humidity return this weekend

Sunny and pleasant today; heat, humidity return this weekend

We’re ending the work week with a gem of a day. Heat, humidity, and haze are back starting tomorrow, along with increasing storm threats the next few.

Kastles advance to WTT final

Kastles advance to WTT final

Bobby Reynolds sparks the Kastles past visiting Philadelphia and into Sunday’s WTT finals on the night he announces he will retire at the end of the season.

Fairfax County low-income housing plan likely to be tabled

Some homeowners groups opposed the plan for higher-density housing with smaller units.

Mistrial in case of D.C. officer accused of trying to kill wife

Samson E. Lawrence III, 46, tried to kill his wife with a metal lamp, state prosecutors say.

 

P.Wm. prosecutors say they won’t use, seek explicit photos in Manassas City ‘sexting’ case

Photos taken of the teen last month will not be used, and a new search warrant will not be served, prosecutors said.

Lien times

Tax-sale reforms meant many fewer property debts were sold this year.

So we have Silver Line. What’s next?

Travelers want extensions to Centreville, Woodbridge, Baltimore and Southern Maryland. Don’t count on that.

Two more meetings are set on Virginia Avenue tunnel project

Opponents of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project in Southeast Washington are working to convince the D.C. Council to intervene and put a stop to the project.

As Silver Line opens, only Red Line has track work

No scheduled disruptions along new line’s route.

Metro troubles on Blue, Yellow and Green lines resolved

The lines had been delayed because of a track problem at Pentagon station.

Delays on MARC trains to Washington after signal issues

MARC trains to Washington are delayed Friday morning because of earlier signal issues.

Metro’s Silver Line ‘is ready for its close-up’

After several days of strenuous tests, and no major glitches, the new rail route — which connects the Dulles corridor — will welcome passengers Saturday.

What N.Va. bus riders need to know about the Silver Line

Many bus routes will change. New service will start. Air travelers will have more options to get to Dulles.

Bus riders talk, plan, and grumble about the Silver Line

With the opening of Metro’s new rail line come widespread changes to bus service in Fairfax County

The battle of the Silver Line videos -- Metro vs. Express

Which do you like better -- Metro’s newest Silver Line spot or the Express’ Silver Line song?

What’s so ‘new’ about the Silver Line?

Will there be delays and breakdowns? Sure.

Washington Flyer transition plan to Silver Line

Washington Flyer transitions to Silver Line Express and moves service to Silver Line Saturday July 26

Guest list for Silver Line opening includes a who’s who of Virginia politics

Dozens of VIPs including the U.S Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx are expected to attend opening ceremonies for the Silver Line.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Generous readers push us toward our Moss Hollow goal. Plus: a Smart Car helps out in a tight parking spot.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Governor told religious leaders Maryland should be willing to shelter up to 1,880 young migrants.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Compassion and acts of kindness are flowing in Piscataway Hills.

Clinton Yates

The nonprofit L’Enfant Trust has renovated an abandoned house that was a former crack den.

Photo Galleries

Come ride with me

A look back at D.C.’s Metro to commemorate the Silver Line opening.

Two dead after tornado strikes Va. campground

Two people are confirmed dead at the site near Cape Charles on the Delmarva Peninsula, authorities said.

Honors for the defiant POW

Before he was a rear admiral and senator, Jeremiah A. Denton Jr. was a prisoner who wouldn’t give up.

Robert E. Lee mansion renovation plan gets a boost

Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein is donating more than $12 million to restore the property.

Washington kids go to ‘Farm Camp’

At Woodlawn Plantation in Alexandria, Va., kids learn about where their food comes from, healthy eating, cooking and bugs.

No easy ride

Americans participated in the Brompton National Championships folding bike race for a chance to win a trip to England.

Saying goodbye to a Prince George’s leader

Mourners pay their respects to Wayne K. Curry, the first black Prince George’s County executive.

Stolen grave markers returned

Volunteers canvassed the grounds of Congressional Cemetery to match up stolen memorial items to their original monuments.

Our Washington

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

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