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Charter school teacher accused of having sex with student

Options Public Charter School in Washington.

D.C. police say the encounter occurred at Options Public Charter School, behind teacher’s desk.

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    ‘Birdman’ and 5 other movies about struggling actors

    ‘Birdman’ and 5 other movies about struggling actors

    In “Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance,” Michael Keaton plays Riggan, a washed-up actor who once played a superhero who fought for the right of films to have absurdly long titles.

    Thursday morning delays on Metro

    Another problem on Metro’s busy line. Trains are sharing a track between Friendship Heights and Van Ness.

    When “whites” don’t get it -- a rebuttal

    A columnists lays blame in the wrong place.

    Gary Shteyngart talks ‘Little Failure’ at the Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival

    Gary Shteyngart talks ‘Little Failure’ at the Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival

    The memoir “Little Failure” is as funny and heartfelt as Shteyngart’s fiction.

    Broomstickin’ it to the man: Daniel Gifford on the Smithsonian talk ‘Halloween Changes Its Disguise: Has the Witching Season Grown Up?’

    Broomstickin’ it to the man: Daniel Gifford on the Smithsonian talk ‘Halloween Changes Its Disguise: Has the Witching Season Grown Up?’

    If you’re already dreading Christmas card season, be glad that you didn’t live in the early 1900s. Back then, people sent festive postcards for every darn holiday.

    Bernardi Roig’s sculptures lurk in surprising spots in ‘NO/Escape’ at the Phillips Collection

    Bernardi Roig’s sculptures lurk in surprising spots in ‘NO/Escape’ at the Phillips Collection

    For his show at the Phillips Collection, Bernardi Roig juxtaposed six eerie white sculptures with works by French caricaturist Honore Daumier.

    Luxury brand to occupy former shelter on 14th Street, but somehow, it works

    Luxury brand to occupy former shelter on 14th Street, but somehow, it works

    It’s refreshing to see a building get redesigned without being completely destroyed-- and for the old tenants to see some tangible benefit, too.

    Man accused of Alexandria serial killings to appear in court

    Man accused of Alexandria serial killings to appear in court

    Attorneys will debate some of the first disputes in the case against Charles Severance

    D.C. community calendar, Oct. 23-30, 2014

    “The Map Thief,” cooking demonstration, weather and food, clowning, cemetery yoga, Halloween.

    ‘Disney on Ice Presents Frozen’ comes to the Patriot Center

    ‘Disney on Ice Presents Frozen’ comes to the Patriot Center

    Taylor Firth has been a cowgirl, an archer and now a princess — an impressive résumé for anyone.

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes the stage at Arena for Friday’s ‘Our War’ performance

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg takes the stage at Arena for Friday’s ‘Our War’ performance

    Arena Stage has enlisted “notable Washingtonians” to appear at certain performances and read a monologue of their choice.

    Arena Stage’s ‘Our War’ ruminates on the Civil War using 25 distinct voices

    Arena Stage’s ‘Our War’ ruminates on the Civil War using 25 distinct voices

    The “playwright” section in the program for “Our War” at Arena Stage is going to be pretty long. It has to be to get in the show’s 25 authors.

    No vacation nation? One company gives workers $7,500 to unplug and get away

    No vacation nation? One company gives workers $7,500 to unplug and get away

    It’s called the Paid Paid Vacation, and the Denver company sees it as a way to attract and retain top talent in the highly competitive tech world.

    A restored Victorian with a distinct personality

    A restored Victorian with a distinct personality

    The Lauber-Hoffman home is filled with art and furnishings from the far corners of the world — and wine.

    Wind-whipped clouds today, while another sunny, mild weekend awaits

    Wind-whipped clouds today, while another sunny,  mild weekend awaits

    WEATHER GANG | Winds from 10-20 mph, gusting to 30 mph, will be a force to be reckoned with.

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    Virginia is for 'Cars and Coffee' lovers

    Virginia is for 'Cars and Coffee' lovers

    Post columnist John Kelly takes his Datsun Roadster to Katie's Cars & Coffee in Great Falls, Virginia where every Saturday morning car lovers gather.

    GOP governors group planning to air TV ads in Maryland

    GOP governors group planning to air TV ads in Maryland

    The RGA investment follows a visit by its chairman this week to help Republican nominee Larry Hogan.

    Effort to unseat Connolly will be an uphill climb

    Effort to unseat Connolly will be an uphill climb

    Opponent Suzanne Scholte says the incumbent isn’t “engaged,” something the legislator fiercely challenges.

    Maryland candidates plan to remind voters of early voting

    Maryland candidates plan to remind voters of early voting

    Both the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial nominees have events scheduled Thursday.

    Charter school teacher accused of having sex with student

    Charter school teacher accused of having sex with student

    D.C. police say the encounter occurred at Options Public Charter School, behind teacher’s desk.

    Person jumps White House fence, is caught before reaching residence

    Person jumps White House fence, is caught before reaching residence

    The White House was briefly locked down after the incident, which also prompted the closing of a park.

    With Smith absent, his wife handles questions in ANC race

    Some forum attendees said they could not look beyond William Kennedy Smith’s checkered past.

    Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Wendell Felder

    Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Wendell Felder

    Felder, a 24-year-old independent, is one of 15 candidates seeking two at-large council seats.

    Principal warns of possible violence at Fright Fest

    Principal warns of possible violence at Fright Fest

    Suitland High principal hears “chatter” about fights, is concerned about repeat of last month’s violence.

    Towson University opens discrimination probe over rabbi

    Towson University opens discrimination probe over rabbi

    Officials are concerned that the rabbi invited students to a ritual bath that he is now charged with secretly recording.

    Nelson Bunker Hunt, billionaire who went bust, dies at 88

    Nelson Bunker Hunt, billionaire who went bust, dies at 88

    Mr. Hunt, an eccentric Texas oil tycoon, lost his fortune in an effort to control much of the silver market.

    One thing D.C. mayoral hopefuls agree on: Meet-and-greets

    One thing D.C. mayoral hopefuls agree on: Meet-and-greets

    Leading candidates have spent far more time making pitches before small groups than public audiences.

    At Episcopal, he’s ‘our little brother’

    At Episcopal, he’s ‘our little brother’

    FIELD HOCKEY | Keeling Pilaro, 16, and his family once fought a legal battle so he could play. Now, Pilaro is at peace as a practice player, coach and men’s national team hopeful.

    Students get dose of the blues at Strathmore arts program

    Students get dose of the blues at Strathmore arts program

    JazzReach’s performances dazzle 11,000 Montgomery County schools this week at the Strathmore.

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    Cold weather revives D.C. worries about homeless families

    Cold weather revives D.C. worries about homeless families

    COLUMN | Another D.C. family homelessness crisis is feared despite lessons from last winter’s debacle.

     

    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.

    Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Wendell Felder

    Felder, a 24-year-old independent, is one of 15 candidates seeking two at-large council seats.

    Thursday morning delays on Metro

    Another problem on Metro’s busy line. Trains are sharing a track between Friendship Heights and Van Ness.

    Fliers from Ebola-hit countries will be on a 21-day watch upon arrival in U.S.

    State and local authorities will track airline passengers’ daily temperatures and any symptoms.

    Key questions surround D.C. streetcar line’s opening

    The city says the inaugural line will operate by year’s end, but issues remain to be settled in the meantime.

    Local legislators stand behind Arlington streetcar project

    Northern Virginia lawmakers urge state transportation chief to disregard anti-streetcar faction.

    An additional 3 million vehicles may have defective air bags, NHTSA says

    At least four have died when inflator mechanisms ruptured, spraying passengers with metal fragments.

    How can we plan for commuting’s Futurama?

    Driverless cars are just one innovation confronting today’s traffic planners

    Wish-list grows for D.C. region’s road and rail projects

    Five transit and highway programs highlight revised regional plan.

    3 interesting things behind the woman who is Metro’s ‘doors closing’ voice

    Woman whose voice says “doors closing” on Metro hasn’t been on trains in seven years.

    Morning traffic problems on area roadways

    Earlier crash causes four mile delays on Beltway

    Part of Canal Road closed for repairs

    Crews will close part of Canal Road in NW D.C. to fix the heavily-traveled road. The road will be closed in non-peak hours.

    Troubles on Metro

    Delays are due to an earlier train malfunction. Impact is on three rail lines.

    D.C. police handing out fewer traffic tickets

    .C. Police officers are issuing tickets to drivers who fail to stop at stop signs, use a cell phone while driving, or drive without insurance.

    Technology’s role in future of transportation is discussed

    There are plenty of visions of the future, but few firm answers, at a conference in the District.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Like exotic animals at a watering hole, mouthwatering cars are drawn to Katie’s Cars & Coffee every week.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    COLUMN | Another D.C. family homelessness crisis is feared despite lessons from last winter’s debacle.

    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?

    Photo Galleries

    Scenes from the Congressional Cemetery

    The 35-acre cemetery serves also as both a grand city park and a sort of neighborhood community center.

    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.

    Our Washington

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

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