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Jewish National fans may face hard choice on Yom Kippur

(Dave Tulis / AP)

With the Nats in the playoffs, Jewish fans may have to reconcile religious piety with passion for baseball

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    Montgomery drops Apex project for Purple Line station

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

    Bowser plans to unveil platform at debate

    Bowser plans to unveil platform at debate

    The Democratic mayoral nominee is ready to blunt criticism about her vision for the city.

    Ad accuses Democrat Foust of ‘sexist, bizarre’ attacks

    Republican Barbara Comstock pushes back in hotly-contested Virginia House race.

    D.C. elections officials refuse to ‘guarantee’ smooth Nov. 4

    D.C. elections officials refuse to ‘guarantee’ smooth Nov. 4

    Seven weeks before the D.C. election, council hearing answers few questions about primary problems.

    Court reveals McDonnell jury pool’s pre-trial questions

    Court reveals McDonnell jury pool’s pre-trial questions

    A judge released the questionnaire and will likely release the answers once personal details are scrubbed.

    Fantastic Friday to start the weekend; A taste of winter for the Northeast

    Fantastic Friday to start the weekend; A taste of winter for the Northeast

    Skies clear out a bit on Friday and highs are in the low 70s. A great start to the weekend, especially if you’re heading outdoors!

    Victor Delano, Pearl Harbor survivor, dies at 94

    Victor Delano, Pearl Harbor survivor, dies at 94

    Capt. Delano helped rally his fellow sailors during 1941 Japanese attack that led the U.S. to declare war.

    Column

    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.

    Does tarantula boom signal end of California drought?

    Does tarantula boom signal end of California drought?

    “When tarantulas crawl by day, rain will surely come.” Residents of central California hope this saying has legs.

    Colts, Rough Riders renew rivalry

    Colts, Rough Riders renew rivalry

    They now play in different divisions, but Coolidge and Theodore Roosevelt will go head to head for neighborhood bragging rights on Friday.

    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.

    First D.C. mayoral debate will take place tonight

    First D.C. mayoral debate will take place tonight

    Face-off holds promise and peril for candidates at critical moment in campaign to win city’s top job.

    Police believe gun scare at Alexandria school was baseless

    “It didn’t happen,” a spokeswoman said of a report that a man had brandished a weapon in front of kids.

    Lederhosen Report: Oktoberfest celebrations for Sept. 18-21

    Lederhosen Report: Oktoberfest celebrations for Sept. 18-21

    This week’s guide to Oktoberfest events includes a beer festival at the Heurich House and a bar crawl in Chinatown.

    Poll: Attorney general race draws little interest from voters

    Paul Zukerberg leads five Democratic candidates in a new poll, but a vast swath of the electorate is undecided.

    Poll: D.C. poised to legalize pot behind Colo., Wash.

    Poll: D.C. poised to legalize pot behind Colo., Wash.

    Two-thirds of D.C. voters back a Nov. ballot measure that is certain to cause consternation in the nation’s capital.

    Council member: Largo High principal should be fired

    Mary Lehman is “appalled by the school system’s defense of the pattern of blatantly racist behavior.”

    Prince George’s County crime report

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

    Prince George’s County development projects

    Here is information on planned development throughout the county.

    Commuters stuck in Rosslyn Metro elevator for 20 minutes

    The three elevators, paid for by Arlington County, are less than a year old.

    Pr. George’s school board talks about the system’s future

    Communication and core values were part of the agenda at a recent retreat.

    Virginia’s pipeline controversy

    Gov. McAuliffes support of natural gas pipelines has clean-energy supporters worried.

    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.

    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.

    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.

     

    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 plans to unveil platform at debate

    The Democratic mayoral nominee is ready to blunt criticism about her vision for the city.

    Montgomery drops Apex project for Purple Line station

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

    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.

    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.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

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

    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?

    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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