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Bowser holds double-digit lead over rivals in D.C. mayor’s race, but weaknesses seen

(The Washington Post)

While the Democratic candidate has a comfortable edge, a new poll revealed some of her vulnerabilities — and showed opportunities for her opponents.

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American Legion joins defense of Bladensburg cross

American Legion joins defense of Bladensburg cross

The 89-year-old memorial honors men from Prince George’s County who died in World War I.

Court reveals pre-trial questions of McDonnell jurors

Court reveals pre-trial questions of McDonnell jurors

A federal judge on Thursday released the questionnaire that prospective jurors had to submit before the trial.

Stallions keep pushing the pace

Stallions keep pushing the pace

Paced by an uptempo, no huddle offense, No. 20 South County has built one of the area’s most potent attacks. Friday night, they’ll get a stiff test against Chantilly.

7 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Sept. 19-21

7 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Sept. 19-21

Eat vegan morsels at VegFest D.C., see hot-dog dogs race or brave the sea of people bound for H Street Festival.

Fairfax police: No additional sightings of possible cougar

Deer and fox are only wildlife captured by surveillance cameras near Riverside Elementary.

Surge of heavy rainfall causes flooding in Texas, Southwest

Surge of heavy rainfall causes flooding in Texas, Southwest

Heavy rain is inundating parts of the southern U.S. on Thursday, where flood advisories have been issued from southeast Arizona to southeast Texas.

This thing you should try: The burger Menage a Trois at DBGB

This thing you should try: The burger Menage a Trois at DBGB

The $48 platter showcases three of chef Daniel Boulud’s burger creations.

MoCo drops plan to redevelop Apex for Purple Line station

Rebuilding the Bethesda space would be too costly and time-consuming, County Executive Leggett said.

Study: A future Superstorm Sandy would be “significantly more intense“

Study: A future Superstorm Sandy would be “significantly more intense“

If Superstorm Sandy, which decimated coastal New Jersey and New York, hit in the year 2100 in a warmer, juicier climate, its toll would be even more devastating.

Beers, brats and boots: Where to celebrate Oktoberfest

Beers, brats and boots: Where to celebrate Oktoberfest

Celebrate the annual festival with live accordion music, glass boots full of German beer, happy hours and plenty of sausages.

Two men arrested in 1996 killing in Northwest D.C.

Curtis Farmer and Alexander Passee are charged with murder in the slaying of Michael Davy.

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Surveillance video shows Hannah Graham before disappearance

Surveillance video shows Hannah Graham before disappearance

Charlottesville police released surveillance video of 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham walking near Tuel Jewelers in the early morning before she disappeared Sep.13.

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Surveillance video shows Hannah Graham before disappearance

Surveillance video shows Hannah Graham before disappearance

Charlottesville police released surveillance video of 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham walking near Sal's Pizza in the early morning before she disappeared Sep.13.

College matchmaking through technology

College matchmaking through technology

A national convention in Indianapolis shows how entrepreneurs are shaking up the old ways of recruiting.

Donald Sinden, multifaceted actor of stage and screen, dies

Donald Sinden, multifaceted actor of stage and screen, dies

Mr. Sinden, a movie star in the 1950s, became an acclaimed stage actor and a popular sitcom performer.

H Street Festival: Eat, drink, dance and celebrate D.C.’s quirkiest neighborhood

H Street Festival: Eat, drink, dance and celebrate D.C.’s quirkiest neighborhood

Organizers are expecting more than 100,000 attendees at this year’s festival.

Bruins hope to jump start offense

Bruins hope to jump start offense

A year after averaging 46 points per game, Lake Braddock’s offense has struggled over the last two weeks. The Bruins will need to rediscover their big-play ability to keep pace with Westfield.

Police seek man last seen talking to missing U-Va. student

Police seek man last seen talking to missing U-Va. student

Authorities said a witness saw a man put his arm around Hannah Graham about 1 a.m. Saturday.

Hogan accuses Brown of running ‘dishonest’ ad campaign

Hogan accuses Brown of running ‘dishonest’ ad campaign

The Maryland Republican gubernatorial nominee blasted his opponent in a news conference.

Summer 2014 was record warmest on Earth, says NOAA

Summer 2014 was record warmest on Earth, says NOAA

It was the warmest summer on Earth since records began in 1880, according to a report by NOAA. The month of August was the warmest such month on record, as well.

Ground game holds the key

Ground game holds the key

Quince Orchard and Damascus have looked to their running backs in big moments this season with both teams starting first-year quarterbacks. Friday should be no different.

Airport hosts Dulles Day on Saturday

Airport hosts Dulles Day on Saturday

The annual event will include a display of vintage planes, a classic car show and airport tours aboard the airport’s famous mobile lounges.

D.C.’s meh-yoral election

D.C.’s meh-yoral election

The choices for D.C. mayor are not inspiring voters. But maybe they don’t need to.

Two more cases of whooping cough in Montgomery schools

With two new cases of whooping cough, 20 cases have been reported since outbreak in first days of school.

Pornburger blogger builds a better Ian MacKaye burger

Pornburger blogger builds a better Ian MacKaye burger

Burger blogger Mathew Ramsey came up with a tribute to the local punk legend that is “straight (v)edge.“

Arlington incumbent leads in campaign fundraising

John Vihstadt reports more money in as County Board race begins in earnest.

Watch Scottish referendum returns at the Queen Vic tonight

Watch Scottish referendum returns at the Queen Vic tonight

Sip discounted Scotch and snack on Scotch eggs while waiting for the results of the independence referendum.

It’s a beautiful morning in Washington, D.C.: Check out the sunrise views

While we missed the recent sun-washed skies of recent days, the introduction of considerable cloud cover this morning added lovely texture and color

Coalition: Exelon-Pepco deal should be tied to reliability

Environmentalists and local Md. officials said merger approval should be linked to higher standards.

Long Bridge project gets $2.8 million from federal government

The century-old bridge is the only direct rail connection between the District and Virginia.

 

Update: Reston’s Ayrton Climo, out of a coma, is headed home from Canada

Badly injured in a kart-racing crash, his insurance company finally agrees to transport him back to the U.S.

Bowser, Catania do battle with radio ads

“Democrat Muriel Bowser” hits the airwaves Wednesday, more than a week after rival David Catania.

Launch of women-only car service, SheRide, is delayed

Company officials have postponed the New York launch of SheRides, an app-based transportation service for women.

MoCo drops plan to redevelop Apex for Purple Line station

Rebuilding the Bethesda space would be too costly and time-consuming, County Executive Leggett said.

Airport hosts Dulles Day on Saturday

The annual event will include a display of vintage planes, a classic car show and airport tours aboard the airport’s famous mobile lounges.

Long Bridge project gets $2.8 million from federal government

The century-old bridge is the only direct rail connection between the District and Virginia.

Update: Accident cleared on I-70 in Frederick, traffic delays continue

The accident involved a car and a motorcycle and briefly closed all lanes on I-70.

Quick highlights from Wednesday’s MWAA board meeting

A quick recap of Wednesday’s Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors’ meeting via Twitter.

Maryland seeks artists to work on Purple Line rail project

Artists can submit proposals for specific stations or locations

VDOT is wrapping up Route 50 interchanges

The redesign in Arlington County is better for traffic. And it’s artsy, too.

Feds: Decision on Virginia Avenue Tunnel tunnel project isn’t finished

It could be a few weeks before the Federal Highway Administration releases a final decision on the proposed expansion of the tunnel in Southeast Washington.

Montgomery teens are warned about ‘distracted crossing’

High school students are told to keep their heads up and cellphones down when crossing the street.

Amtrak and MARC resume service after freight train downed wires in Maryland

MARC Penn Line trains that leave Washington on Wednesday afternoon will resume stops at Aberdeen and Perryville stations. Amtrak trains between Washington and Philadelphia are single-tracking through the area of Aberdeen.

‘Move Over’ laws still surprising highway drivers

Laws are meant to give police, emergency responders a bit more safety from fast-moving traffic.

Maryland to smooth rough ride on I-95

Paving will close interstate lanes overnights for up to four weeks.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Who says you can’t go home again? High school reunions attempt to prove otherwise.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

D.C. statehood opponents cite Grave Snowplow Threat among various specious reasons to deny rights.

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.

Photo Galleries

Celebrating Constitution Day and new citizenship

Highlights of the naturalization ceremony at the National Archives.

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.

Our Washington

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

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