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Jesse Matthew Jr. is charged in Fairfax sex assault case

(Uncredited / AP)

Matthew is also suspected in the September disappearance of U-Va. student Hannah Graham.

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    A few raindrops tonight and Tuesday; Orionid meteor shower peak

    A few raindrops tonight and Tuesday; Orionid meteor shower peak

    Sunshine helped send temperatures well into the 60s today. We’ve got more mild weather tomorrow, but less in the way of sun.

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    Art attack: Dog mosaic catches D.C. church off guard

    The artist wanted to get attention. And when he put up his big mosaic at a D.C. church, he certainly did.

    Frank Ruta returns to the kitchen at Bread Furst

    Frank Ruta returns to the kitchen at Bread Furst

    The James Beard Award winner teams with his former Palena pastry chef to prepare weekly family-style meals.

    Free online AP courses debut on edX Web site

    The site, for massive open online courses, opens a new link between Advanced Placement and colleges.

    Miserable mid-week for New England as Nor’easter swirls offshore

    Miserable mid-week for New England as Nor’easter swirls offshore

    The second coastal storm of the fall is about two days away from spinning up off the Mid-Atlantic coast.

    NRA endorses Hogan in Maryland governor’s race

    NRA endorses Hogan in Maryland governor’s race

    The Republican hopeful says he did not seek the backing of the gun-rights group.

    ‘Fix My Commute’ forum envisions new age of travel

    ‘Fix My Commute’ forum envisions new age of travel

    Live stream event will focus on big solutions to common commuting problems.

    Poll: Bowser over Catania by 12 points

    Poll: Bowser over Catania by 12 points

    Second poll from Economic Growth D.C. shows Bowser lead widening to double-digits.

    D.C. opens center to help drop-outs get back to school

    Reengagement Center in NE connects youths to services that will help them get a diploma or GED.

    Three men charged after shooting at College Park McDonald’s

    Pr. George’s police: Security guard fires gun, striking woman after group refused to leave.

    Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Michael D. Brown

    Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Michael D. Brown

    Brown, a 61-year-old independent, is one of 15 candidates seeking two at-large council seats.

    Column

    Watching her sons battle for equal pedicure rights

    Watching her sons battle for equal pedicure rights

    Despite herself, a mother of two boys is uncomfortable with their desire for Hot Wheels orange toenails.

    Will Artley leaves Pizzeria Orso

    Will Artley leaves Pizzeria Orso

    His replacement is Bertrand Chemel of 2941.

    Loudoun County community calendar, Oct. 19-26, 2014

    Events include farm tours, an aviation expo, Unison Heritage Day and Halloween basket bingo.

    Tropical disturbance brewing in the Gulf of Mexico

    Tropical disturbance brewing in the Gulf of Mexico

    NHC is giving an area of low pressure in the Bay of Campeche a 40 percent chance of developing into at least a tropical depression over the next five days.

    One dead, two injured in Brightwood Park shooting

    Police are investigating an early morning shooting in Northwest and seeking a car with Maryland plates.

    September 2014 was warmest on record, NOAA says

    September 2014 was warmest on record, NOAA says

    September was the warmest such month on record, according to the monthly climate report by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center.

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    Scenes from the dismantling of a massive mammoth

    Scenes from the dismantling of a massive mammoth

    The Natural History Museum’s 20,000-year-old mammoth is being dismantled slowly and carefully. The fossil is being shipped to Ontario for restoration as part of a five-year makeover of the museum’s fossil hall.

    D.C. forecast: Sharknadoes in 2015

    D.C. forecast: Sharknadoes in 2015

    It’s official. Sharknado is coming to D.C. in 2015. Yikes.

    Rabbi accused of voyeurism accused of other violations

    Rabbi accused of voyeurism accused of other violations

    National association of Modern Orthodox rabbis says converts had alleged misconduct.

    A 20,000-year-old mammoth gets dismantled — carefully

    A 20,000-year-old mammoth gets dismantled — carefully

    The mammoth is being restored as part of a massive, five-year makeover of the Smithsonian’s fossil hall.

    Clerk shot in robbery at Alexandria gas station

    The man is expected to survive; police asking those with surveillance footage to come forward.

    Early voting begins Monday in D.C.

    Early voting begins Monday  in D.C.

    Competitive mayor, attorney general and D.C. Council races are on the ballot along with a marijuana legalization question.

    Cyclist asks for help from drivers

    Cyclist asks for help from drivers

    Three requests on sharing streets would make travel safer for everyone.

    Your beautiful weekend weather in photos

    Your beautiful weekend weather in photos

    The weekend’s photos aren’t all about the changing leaves -- a fantastic sunset was captured on Friday and Saturday night, and we even have a bald eagle!

    Montgomery at-large council hopefuls pitch their messages

    Montgomery at-large council hopefuls pitch their messages

    The campaign forum drew nine candidates for four County Council seats to talk schools and transit.

    Furious rally has Hornets thinking about playoffs

    Furious rally has Hornets thinking about playoffs

    FOOTBALL | Herndon overcame a 20-2 halftime deficit to stun Chantilly and improve its chances of reaching the postseason.

    Riders on Metro’s Yellow Line should expect delays

    Riders on Metro’s Yellow Line should expect delays

    Delays on Metro’s Yellow Line. Track problem at Pentagon stop.

    Town Square | Contemporary mansion on James River to be auctioned

    Town Square | Contemporary mansion on James River to be auctioned

    Also new Capitol Hill condos selling quickly.

    A dose of sunshine today before clouds and possible showers move in

    A dose of sunshine today before clouds and possible showers move in

    After a very cold start, today will move into quite pleasant territory.

     

    Annandale’s Caleb Hymans runs 5K world record time (for 9-year-olds)

    The young cross-country champion smashes the 5K mark by 14 seconds, is ready for more.

    Poll: Bowser over Catania by 12 points

    Second poll from Economic Growth D.C. shows Bowser lead widening to double-digits.

    ‘Fix My Commute’ forum envisions new age of travel

    Live stream event will focus on big solutions to common commuting problems.

    Airbag defect spurs recall of 4.7 million vehicles

    Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and GM vehicles hit by recall.

    Metro wants $1.4 billion for eight-car rush-hour trains

    Transit agency hopes to ease crowding by doing away with six-car service during the busiest times.

    Congress plans meetings, seeks data on Ebola screening

    Los Angeles congresswoman seeks meeting on screening at her airport.

    Cyclist asks for help from drivers

    Three requests on sharing streets would make travel safer for everyone.

    Riders on Metro’s Yellow Line should expect delays

    Delays on Metro’s Yellow Line. Track problem at Pentagon stop.

    Six ways to have a more mindful commute

    Mindfulness experts say releasing thoughts and focusing on senses and breathing can lead to calmer travel.

    Zen and the art of commuting

    ”Mindful commuting” practitioners swear it brings tranquility to crowded trains and traffic jams.

    Virginia budget cuts won’t stop Arlington streetcar funding

    State says $65 million is firm promise to Arlington, Fairfax on Columbia Pike and Crystal City streetcars.

    D.C. Taxicab driver has taxi license suspended following ‘road rage’ incident involving a gun

    A D.C. Taxicab driver has had his license to drive a taxi temporarily suspended following a road rage incident in which he allegedly shouted obsenities at another driver.

    Weekend traffic: Howard U. homecoming today

    Several charity events will close many D.C. streets on Saturday. Metro’s Red Line will be split and some stations closed.

    Metro’s Red Line no longer single-tracking

    A track problem outside Metro’s Silver Spring station causes delays.

    Cabbies could create traffic problem at Union Station Friday

    Taxi cab drivers are expected to create traffic jams Friday in protests outside Union Station.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    The artist wanted to get attention. And when he put up his big mosaic at a D.C. church, he certainly did.

    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?

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Women secretly photographed in a ritual Jewish bath or a gynecologist’s office are being violated.

    Photo Galleries

    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.

    Celebrating Constitution Day and new citizenship

    Highlights of the naturalization ceremony at the National Archives.

    Our Washington

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

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