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A year after Navy Yard shooting, loss of veteran shipbuilder echoes at sea

Michael Arnold, 59, of Lorton, Virginia worked designing ships at the Navy Yard. (Family photo)

The lasting toll of the shooter’s rampage is reflected in the Navy’s struggle to finish its newest warship without Michael Arnold.

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Super weather for the rest of week

Super weather for the rest of week

WEATHER GANG | Partly to mostly sunny skies offer plenty of Nice Day qualifiers in the days ahead .

Future bleak for the Loudoun Hounds? Lawsuits say yes, owner Bob Farren says no

Future bleak for the Loudoun Hounds? Lawsuits say yes, owner Bob Farren says no

Offices are closed, lawsuits are flying, but Hounds owner says he can still pull off baseball in Ashburn.

Meteor spotted Sunday night over Washington area

The American Meteor Society receives 230 reports from N.H. to W.Va.

Lobbyist, lawyer Thomas H. Boggs Jr. dead at 73

Lobbyist, lawyer Thomas H. Boggs Jr. dead at 73

The cause was an apparent heart attack, said his , the broadcast journalist Cokie Roberts.

Victim of Sunday D.C. hit-and-run crash is identified

A digest of news from the District, Maryland and Virginia.

Georgetown student pleads guilty to ricin possession

Georgetown student pleads guilty to ricin possession

Daniel Milzman, 19, faced federal charges for making the deadly toxin and keeping it in his dorm room.

Nearly 500 Montgomery students still need immunizations

Montgomery asking for 45-day exptension of state requirement on newly mandated immunizations.

Maryland offers extension for student immunizations

Concerns were raised about students missing school because they couldn’t meet the state’s deadline.

A year after Navy Yard shooting, loss of veteran shipbuilder echoes at sea

A year after Navy Yard shooting, loss of veteran shipbuilder echoes at sea

The lasting toll of the shooter’s rampage is reflected in the Navy’s struggle to finish its newest warship without Michael Arnold.

Column

Domestic violence puts many women on a path to prison

The number of women in jail is soaring, and many inmates have suffered abuse.

Superlawyer eyes education through a civil rights lens

Superlawyer eyes education through a civil rights lens

David Boies says his group plans to fight teacher tenure across the country, state by state.

U-Va. student from Fairfax missing in Charlottesville

U-Va. student from Fairfax missing in Charlottesville

Hannah Graham was last seen early Saturday; U-Va. president expresses “deep concern” about student.

Tweet by Arlington Young Dems fuels attacks on Warner

Group wanted Warner to come and speak; campaign thought Warner was being offered a fundraiser.

Victim of Georgia Ave. hit-and-run identified

Bareket Haile was crossing Georgia Avenue at about 3:17 a.m. on Sunday when he was hit by a car.

A long-shot bid in 2016 may suit Martin O’Malley

A long-shot bid in 2016 may suit Martin O’Malley

It wouldn’t be the first time the Maryland governor had been the underdog candidate.

Knights’ Gray rushes for 299 yards

Knights’ Gray rushes for 299 yards

Perry Street Prep’s Aaron Gray set a career high in rushing yards in a victory at Cardozo; McKinley Tech is in the win column.

Prince George’s ed board seeks input on school buildings

Plans include building new Fairmont Heights HS, renovations at other schools.

Design changes could add to the cost of the second phase of $5.6 billion Silver Line

Design changes could add to the cost of the second phase of $5.6 billion Silver Line

Officials at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said they will have to redesign portions of the Silver Line’s second phase.

Soulless? Best place to live? Arlington’s status up for debate.

Soulless? Best place to live? Arlington’s status up for debate.

Senator disses Arlington; website ranks it highly

Obama event at Jefferson Hotel tonight may slow traffic

The president will attend a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee event.

Column

Crafting Washington, from flip-flops to bathroom tiles

Crafting Washington, from flip-flops to bathroom tiles

When it comes to these unique arts and crafts, D.C. stands for District of Creativity.

Remember the Navy Yard tragedy Tuesday

Remember the Navy Yard tragedy Tuesday

A community group, Near Southeast Community Partners, is inviting the public to evening event at Canal Park.

Why we love sidewalks

The humble path is a huge part of urban planning.

Six months after primary loss, probe inches toward Gray

Six months after primary loss, probe inches toward Gray

Prosecutors explore actions Vincent Gray may have taken as mayor to benefit Jeffrey Thompson.

A shower or two tonight ahead of a terrific Tuesday

A shower or two tonight ahead of a terrific Tuesday

Today was about as perfect as Monday gets. Let’s do it again tomorrow!

Champe is on its first winning streak

Champe is on its first winning streak

FOOTBALL | In its third season, Champe starts 2-0 including a win over Potomac Falls in which it held off a late comeback.

D.C. statehood hearing begins in U.S. Senate

D.C. statehood hearing begins in U.S. Senate

Sen. Tom Carper says he wants to renew a dialogue about the lack of voting rights for District residents.

7 reasons why making D.C. a state would be good for America

7 reasons why making D.C. a state would be good for America

A few reasons that might help — or hurt — the cause of U.S. capital residents.

Woman killed in Southeast D.C. on Sunday night

Deandria Monique Conyers died of an apparent gunshot wound.

North Point starts hot under first-year coach

North Point starts hot under first-year coach

FOOTBALL | In two weeks, the Eagles have avenged two 2013 losses and alerted the rest of the SMAC that they are back in the mix for league supremacy.

 

Future bleak for the Loudoun Hounds? Lawsuits say yes, owner Bob Farren says no

Offices are closed, lawsuits are flying, but Hounds owner says he can still pull off baseball in Ashburn.

Remember the Navy Yard tragedy Tuesday

A community group, Near Southeast Community Partners, is inviting the public to evening event at Canal Park.

Amtrak: Service suspended between D.C. and Philadelphia

Amtrak is reporting that Acela Express and Northeast Regional service is suspended temporarily between Washington and Philadelphia this morning. There is no word on when service will be restored.

Texting while walking? Get in the ‘smartphone lane’.

Forget bike lanes and bus lanes. In one city in China, they’ve moved on to “smartphone lanes” for walkers.

Design changes could add to the cost of the second phase of $5.6 billion Silver Line

Officials at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said they will have to redesign portions of the Silver Line’s second phase.

Red Line delayed after single-tracking

Trains were stopped at Rosslyn earlier tonight due to a switch problem.

Obama event at Jefferson Hotel tonight may slow traffic

The president will attend a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee event.

Public hearings on proposed Metrobus changes

Metro is recommending changes to dozens of bus routes across the Washington region, and it wants riders’ input.

After the Silver Line: Fairfax looking at future bus service

Transit plans for next decade evolving. Public meetings underway.

Update: Delays on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines resolved

Trains are no longer delayed because of an earlier disabled train and train malfunction.

Solving the puzzle when a plane falls from the sky

A lab in the District is where some of the world’s most vexing aviation mysteries have been explored.

D.C. government undermines its traffic-ticket programs

Weaknesses cited in report support critics’ conclusion that officials care only about raising revenue.

Traffic, transit tips: Many D.C. area events, but Baltimore is bigger

D.C. area has street fairs and races, but Baltimore has Blue Angels and fireworks. Metro has delays.

Metro seeks 2,000 volunteers to test new high-tech fare collections

The transit authority wants a diverse group of tech-savvy riders for a six-month test of the prototype. “contactless” fare gates that use new technology.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

When it comes to these unique arts and crafts, D.C. stands for District of Creativity.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

The number of women in jail is soaring, and many inmates have suffered abuse.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Hey, Dan Snyder! If you’re so sure Indians support your team’s name, then come talk to some local ones.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Shelters are being inundated with calls from women who see themselves in violent elevator video.

Photo Galleries

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.

Bowser makes a bid for hotel workers’ loyalty

After she won a union’s backing, members wanted to show her their lives by adding her to the crew.

Chris Brown pleads guilty in D.C. court

The singer was charged with punching a fan in October.

Our Washington

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

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