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Body found in Va. is confirmed
as U-Va. student Hannah Graham’s

(Handout / Reuters)

The news ends part of the mystery surrounding the sophomore, who went missing Sept. 13.

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Cathedral’s saints and prophets go out to the window wash

Cathedral’s  saints and prophets go out to the window wash

After 82 years, the National Cathedral’s majestic stained glass windows are removed for restoration.

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Death on the Potomac

Death on the Potomac

In 1844 a distinguished crowd boarded a warship on the Potomac. Then disaster struck.

Louise Daniel Hutchinson, scholar of black history, dies

Louise Daniel Hutchinson, scholar of black history, dies

Mrs. Hutchinson, 86, was director of research at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum.

Candidate Micah Edmond sees unusual profile as strength

Candidate Micah Edmond sees unusual profile as strength

The black Republican who converted to Judaism seeks to fill Rep. James Moran’s vacated congressional seat.

Republican with extremist ties stirs up Anne Arundel race

Michael Anthony Peroutka faces Democrat Patrick Armstrong, a novice, in District 5.

Woman charged with 2nd degree murder in hit-and-run

Police allege 20-year-old ran over bicyclist near U Street NW and left the scene.

D.C. early-voting stations open to a steady stream of voters

D.C. early-voting stations open to a steady stream of voters

Hundreds cast votes — as mayoral candidates campaign — in the first hours after stations opened citywide.

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Friend of Hannah Graham: 'All her friends would lay down their nine lives to save her'

Friend of Hannah Graham: 'All her friends would lay down their nine lives to save her'

A friend of Hannah Graham, the University of Virginia student whose remains were discovered October 18 in Albemarle County, recalls Graham's "well-rounded" character and the impact that the news of her death had on her.

Anne Arundel police arrest suspect in gas station killing

A 49-year-old man was shot and killed on Aug. 7

Anthony Brown, Democrats report fundraising edge in Md.

Anthony Brown, Democrats report fundraising edge in Md.

During the final stretch of the governor’s race, the GOP ticket is at a disadvantage.

Blue skies, gentle breezes and plenty of sunshine in store for the weekend

Blue skies, gentle breezes and plenty of sunshine in store for the weekend

WEATHER GANG | An early morning chill is expected, but then it will grow warmer throughout the day.

Anacostia’s offense springs to life

Anacostia’s offense springs to life

FOOTBALL | Joe Moore completes 10 of 14 passes for 162 yards to lead the Indians to a 32-13 DCIAA Stars victory over Coolidge.

Clouds complicate viewing of partial solar eclipse

Friday’s partial eclipse of the sun occurred on an afternoon with a fair amount of cloud cover in the D.C. area.

Muskett has the right stuff for West Springfield

Muskett has the right stuff for West Springfield

FOOTBALL | Mired in a season-long quarterback competition, Peter Muskett shows his worth in leading the Spartans to a win at Annandale and sole possession of second place in Virginia Conference 7.

Fairfax’s later start times for high schools may set a trend

Fairfax’s later start times for high schools may set a trend

The county will open 25 schools later to give students more sleep while others in the nation study the issue.

Cameras found in accused rabbi’s college office

Cameras found in accused rabbi’s college office

The police search at Towson University also turned up flash drives and a picture of nude women.

A birthday party for Relisha, but without the guest of honor

A birthday party for Relisha, but without the guest of honor

SE residents, including many children, hope to spur along the search for the missing girl.

Roshanaei’s kick lifts Yorktown

Roshanaei’s kick lifts Yorktown

FOOTBALL | Mehran Roshanaei’s confident 33-yard field goal with four seconds left gives the Patriots a big road win at Chantilly.

Md. Dems use Ferguson, Trump to urge votes for Brown

Md. Dems use Ferguson, Trump to urge votes for Brown

Pamphlets supporting gubernatorial candidate remind African Americans of past civil rights struggles.

Thomas Stone wins seventh straight

Thomas Stone wins seventh straight

FOOTBALL | The Cougars hold their opponent to seven points or fewer for the seventh straight week in winning at Patuxent, 25-0.

Bruins defy physics, rout Arundel

Bruins defy physics, rout Arundel

FOOTBALL | Broadneck piles on the points and shuts down one of the area’s most prolific offenses in a win over the No. 15 Wildcats.

Man shot by Pr. George’s deputies was unarmed

A Prince George’s County sheriff’s deputy shot a man during a call for a domestic dispute in Suitland.

After buckling down, Damascus rolls to a win

After buckling down, Damascus rolls to a win

FOOTBALL | The No. 6 Swarmin’ Hornets cruised past Seneca Valley, 46-13, after allowing a 67-yard touchdown run to Adrian Feliz-Platt.

Friday football: The early report

Friday football: The early report

Quick recaps and scores from Friday night’s football action, including Seneca Valley-Damascus, Broadneck-Arundel and Thomas Stone-Patuxent.

Bullis captures elusive ISL AA title

Bullis captures elusive ISL AA title

GIRLS’ TENNIS | Rebecca Wuren’s win lifts the Bulldogs to their first league title; St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes wins the ISL A crown; Wootton repeats as Montgomery champs.

Body found in Va. is confirmed
as U-Va. student Hannah Graham’s

Body found in Va. is confirmed <br>as U-Va. student Hannah Graham’s

The news ends part of the mystery surrounding the sophomore, who went missing Sept. 13.

Federal investigators at scene of plane, helicopter crash

Federal investigators at scene of plane, helicopter crash

The midair collision killed three people Thursday afternoon at Frederick Municipal Airport.

Maryland gubernatorial hopefuls veer from transportation

Maryland gubernatorial hopefuls veer from transportation

Besides debating the cost of a Purple Line, the candidates offer few ideas for Washington-area traffic relief.

DOJ inquiry on Pr. William school leads to new boundaries

County officials redraw the map to increase the number of minority students at a high school.

Fairfax Elections Office reportedly embroiled in infighting

Fairfax Elections Office reportedly embroiled in infighting

A consultant’s report ordered by the county found discord and morale problems in the agency.

 

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.

Racine deals sharp words to critics at attorney general debate

“There’s somebody here who’s breaking out of the pack,” Karl Racine told the audience at the D.C. Bar debate.

Street closings for Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon

The run will have a big effect on drivers in D.C. and Northern Virginia and on Metro users.

Maryland gubernatorial hopefuls veer from transportation

Besides debating the cost of a Purple Line, the candidates offer few ideas for Washington-area traffic relief.

You can name a Silver Line station

Loudoun County officials are asking the public to weigh in on names for two Silver Line stations set to open in 2018.

Traffic, transit tips for this weekend

Travelers will head for fall foliage in the mountains, but they won’t have to go that far to encounter traffic.

D.C. officials scale back streetcar plans

The revised plan dramatically scales back the 20-mile-plus network that officials had envisoned completing within the next decade.

Audit finds fault with Park Police in missing woman case

An inspector general’s report noted egregious handling of the search for an 83-year-old Maryland woman.

Md. gubernatorial candidates say they’ll reconsider ICC tolls

Lowering tolls might get voters’ attention, but it’s unlikely to happen.

Travel tips for Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon

The course through Arlington County and the District makes driving and parking difficult. Some Metro stations will be crowded.

Bridge project to cause major traffic delays

DDOT is beginning work to replace the 16th Street bridge over Military Road in northwest. During the work lanes will be reduces to one in each direction.

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.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

In 1844 a distinguished crowd boarded a warship on the Potomac. Then disaster struck.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

A D.C. substitute teacher charged with abusing a male teen may have damaged more than her reputation.

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.

Photo Galleries

Patagonia takes work-life balance to new heights

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

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.

Our Washington

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

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