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Defense attorney: McDonnell marriage had ‘broken down’

(Norm Shafer / For the Washington Post)

The corruption of trial of the former governor got underway in Richmond on Tuesday morning.

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Tuesday was Washington, D.C.’s nicest July day in over a decade

Tuesday was Washington, D.C.’s nicest July day in over a decade

A cool day in July is not unheard of, but a cool day with lots of sun and no humidity is quite unusual. Yesterday’s weather was unmatched in recent years.

Top Md. health official Joshua Sharfstein to step down

Top Md. health official Joshua Sharfstein to step down

Sharfstein will become an associate dean at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

Nonprofit groups, county agencies and advocates for children seek short- and long-term help.

Southern Maryland community calendar, July 31-Aug. 7

Events include a children’s playwriting festival, a church supper, a beach party and lighthouse tours.

Capital Beltway reopens after single-vehicle crash, traffic still snarled

Authorities said a Nissan Rouge lost control on a ramp to Annapolis Road in New Carrollton.

Going Out Guide

Going Out Guide

Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, July 31-Aug. 6

Going Out Guide

Going Out Guide

Going Out Guide for Montgomery County, July 31-Aug. 6

Richmond-area school to keep ‘Rebels’ team name

A student-led petition at Douglas Southall Freeman High in Henrico County garnered 1,200 signatures.

D.C. news in brief

Documents on proposed soccer stadium released; community action day planned at learning center.

D.C., Maryland and Virginia health code violations

These food establishments were closed recently because of health department actions.

Dulles and BWI airports plunge to new record lows

The mercury at Dulles dropped to an astonishingly low 48 degrees. BWI dropped to 55.

Montgomery County Animal Watch

Two dogs are left out in the rain; organization needs volunteers; more adoptable cats and kittens.

Southern Maryland crime report

Reports from the Maryland State Police and the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties sheriff’s offices.

Washington

Washington

A reunited Pavement. An early goodbye from LCD Soundsystem. It all happened here.

Police search for teen in Wheaton shooting of 18-year-old

Authorities said the shooter — who could be as young as 14 — knew the victim.

Goodbye, FBI

Goodbye, FBI

Is the impending departure of an ultra-high-profile federal agency something to be cheered?

Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani crafted ‘The Meltdown’ from their live show

Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani crafted ‘The Meltdown’ from their live show

For the most part, TV’s “Meltdown” is a shortened version of the live show: Ray and Nanjiani tell jokes and talk to the audience, followed by short stand-up sets.

Fairfax board rejects extension of landfill’s use

Fairfax board rejects extension of landfill’s use

Community leaders in Lorton had objected to an extension of the facility’s life.

Where to rent near the Silver Line in Tysons

Where to rent near the Silver Line in Tysons

With the opening of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Silver Line, a new swath of apartment buildings have suddenly become Metro-accessible. Here’s a roundup of some new and upcoming apartments near the Silver Line.

D.C. police officer shoots man in Southeast Washington

Authorities said the man, who was shot early Wednesday, was later arrested by police.

7 transportation projects that would have changed Washington

7 transportation projects that would have changed Washington

Believe it or not, these projects were on the drawing boards at one point.

Linebacker Keenan Robinson could be the Redskins’ new man in the middle

Linebacker Keenan Robinson could be the Redskins’ new man in the middle

Robinson may be slotted as the team’s starting middle linebacker, stepping into the very large shoes of London Fletcher, who ended his stellar career after the 2013 season.

D.C. area forecast: Fabulous again, with no major heat wave in sight

D.C. area forecast: Fabulous again, with no major heat wave in sight

The deeper we go into what should be the Dog Days of summer, the better the weather seems to get.

United vs. Toronto FC weather forecast: Sweet soccer weather!

United vs. Toronto FC weather forecast: Sweet soccer weather!

Can’t rule out a passing sprinkle. Regardless it’s a superb evening for soccer, whether watching or playing.

Ex-players launch new bid to defend team name

Ex-players launch new bid to defend team name

Chris Cooley, Gary Clark and Mark Moseley are among the Redskins alumni who embrace the name.

Defense attorney: McDonnell marriage had ‘broken down’

Defense attorney:  McDonnell marriage had ‘broken down’

The corruption of trial of the former governor got underway in Richmond on Tuesday morning.

‘Crush defense’ could help McDonnells legally, analysts say

‘Crush defense’ could help McDonnells legally, analysts say

But convincing a jury that Maureen McDonnell had romantic motives could prove difficult, some predict.

Public comment on Va. abortion clinic rules ends this week

The deadline is this week for public comment on McAuliffe’s call for a review of abortion clinic regulations

Acrimony and alimony cited as motives in Md. murder

Acrimony and alimony cited as motives in Md. murder

Prosecutors accuse a man and his wife of killing his ex-wife, who lived in Germantown.

 

P.Wm. prosecutors say they won’t use, seek explicit photos in Manassas City ‘sexting’ case

Photos taken of the teen last month will not be used, and a new search warrant will not be served, prosecutors said.

Goodbye, FBI

Is the impending departure of an ultra-high-profile federal agency something to be cheered?

Capital Beltway reopens after single-vehicle crash, traffic still snarled

Authorities said a Nissan Rouge lost control on a ramp to Annapolis Road in New Carrollton.

Van Ness Metro station reopens after investigation of suspicious package

Police said no hazardous materials were found inside the package, which was an envelope.

Senate moves to patch transportation funding

Issue over how long the stop-gap funding should last is fraught with partisan politics.

Maryland releases bid details for light-rail Purple Line

Companies will have until Jan. 9 to submit proposals for 35-year contract to build and operate transit line

Idea for a faster airport checkpoint could win you cash

You could win at least $5,000 if you can find a way to move travelers more quickly through airport security.

Many D.C. streets closing for U.S.-Africa summit next week

Traffic will be more congested on the west side of the District. All Metrorail stations will be open, but some Metrobus routes will have detours.

BWI launches rewards program for travelers

Travelers will earn one airline point or two hotel points for every dollar they spend at the airport.

Silver Line brings good karma for parkers — for now

In the end, there were plenty of spots to be had. And Silver Line-related traffic snarls? Meh.

Bus service changes in Fairfax leave many riders confused

Message about Fairfax Connector’s overhaul timed with Silver Line’s opening didn’t get to many riders.

Some Silver Line app users are in the dark; developers say riders can expect updates within week

Metro app developers said an approval process is causing the delay.

What Blue Line riders should see on platform signs

Signs at only a handful of stations will always display next Blue Line arrival times.

How the Silver Line stations got their names

If you’ve never heard of the Northern Virginia communities of Greensboro or Spring Hill, just ride the Silver Line.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Generous readers push us toward our Moss Hollow goal. Plus: a Smart Car helps out in a tight parking spot.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

To expand a ballet memorializing her son, Amy Wolfe of Manassas is interviewing Colin’s comrades.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

D.C. region needs to ante up for rail cars for Metro, and add at least one Potomac crossing, to relieve traffic.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Governor told religious leaders Maryland should be willing to shelter up to 1,880 young migrants.

Photo Galleries

Where will the FBI’s new headquarters end up?

A look at the sites that made the shortlist for what could be the biggest local real estate project in a generation.

Fairfax tries to address overcrowded housing

Dionicia Gomez and her two sons share a two-bedroom apartment with an unrelated married couple.

Robert F. McDonnell trial

Jury selection underway in ex-Virginia governor’s corruption case.

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam: Out of the shadows

Virginia’s low-profile second-in-command juggles pediatrics with politics

A family copes with their aging son’s autism

The transition to adulthood is filled with gut-wrenching choices for many parents like the Bucknams.

Remnants of original U-Va. dome found

Artifacts from a fire at the University of Virginia Rotunda have been discovered in a cavity of the historic building.

Come ride with me

A look back at D.C.’s Metro to commemorate the Silver Line opening.

Two dead after tornado strikes Va. campground

Two people are confirmed dead at the site near Cape Charles on the Delmarva Peninsula, authorities said.

Our Washington

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

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