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‘Wanted’ poster issued for man seen with missing student

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Jesse Matthew Jr. — who was seen with Hannah Graham — is sought on two counts of reckless driving.

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Chantilly knocks off Langley

Chantilly knocks off Langley

VOLLEYBALL | The Chargers rally after dropping the first set to defeat the defending Virginia 6A champion Saxons.

Va. House speaker makes a point on Puckett probe

In light of an FBI investigation of an ex-legislator, William J. Howell said he won’t confirm 3 job appointments.

Study ramps up cost of stalled highway in Virginia

Virginia officials say environmental study confirms decision to halt construction of new toll road.

Pr. George’s delays proposed Wal-Mart in Bowie

Neighbors applaud delay; say the store planned at a strip mall is not a good fit for the community

Md. school shares thrill with teacher who won $1 million

Md. school shares thrill with teacher who won $1 million

Math teacher Sarah Manchester returned to Montgomery school after $1 million win on Wheel of Fortune.

Sculptor’s restorative work gave hope to disfigured World War I soldiers

Sculptor’s restorative work gave hope to disfigured World War I soldiers

Anna Coleman Ladd made exquisite metal masks to conceal the injuries of those with mutilated faces.

Prince George’s schools CFO, wife resign after fraud charge

Prince George’s schools CFO, wife resign after fraud charge

State said Colby and Keisha White committed insurance fraud with claims for a lost wedding ring.

Washington-area obituaries of note

Washington-area obituaries of note

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Gerald Larue, religion scholar who debunked Bible stories

Gerald Larue, religion scholar who debunked Bible stories

The USC professor and founder of the right-to-die Hemlock Society began his career as a minister.

‘Wanted’ poster issued for man seen with missing student

‘Wanted’ poster issued for man seen with missing student

Jesse Matthew Jr. — who was seen with Hannah Graham — is sought on two counts of reckless driving.

Church volunteer charged with sending explicit messages

He is charged with sending sexual messages to a teen while he was a volunteer at a Haymarket church.

A priceless #WMATA rush hour tweet

Sometimes a tweet surfaces in the Twitterverse that just makes you smile. Here’s one of those instances.

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New White House barrier draws mixed reaction from tourists

New White House barrier draws mixed reaction from tourists

Sightseers in Washington, D.C., react to new security measures put in place after Omar J. Gonzalez jumped the White House fence Friday and sparked a security alert.

A superb transition from summer to fall

A superb transition from summer to fall

While the official switch to fall occurs tonight, it already felt like the season arrived today. Another fabulous day is ahead on Tuesday.

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Author raced death as she wrote book on cemetery art

Author raced death as she wrote book on cemetery art

Art historian Cynthia Mills explored D.C.’s renowned Adams Memorial and other memorials like it.

Third televised debate planned in Md. governor’s race

Third televised debate planned in Md. governor’s race

Democrat Anthony Brown and Republican Larry Hogan are expected to face off again Oct. 18.

D.C. police make arrest in fatal shooting from 2011

Dwayne Williams, 29, faces first-degree murder charges in killing of Ronald Deacon Smith, 27.

Video: Smoke from massive King Fire overtakes Lake Tahoe

Video: Smoke from massive King Fire overtakes Lake Tahoe

Winds shifted over the weekend, engulfing Tahoe in a plume of smoke from the King Fire in California.

Money magazine picks Reston among best places to live

If you don’t like traffic, you can now take the Silver Line to the 10th-best mid-sized town in America.

Council to vote on gun law nobody seems to like

The bill placing restrictions on concealed carry replaces a District ban that a judge struck down.

Cardin encourages Latino businesses to get political

Cardin, CASA host roundtable with Latino business owners, urging political engagement.

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Come back, Christina! Fairfax High is better now.

You know what made “Mad Men’s” Christina Hendricks really mad? Fairfax High School.

Record number of students are homeless

There were 1.3 million public school students without homes last year and 76K were living without a parent.

Atoms push tempo, pick up wins

Atoms push tempo, pick up wins

The Atoms are 2-1 thanks to improved conditioning and a new no-huddle offense inspired by Auburn’s power running game.

Prince George’s teacher wins on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Prince George’s teacher wins on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Lee Hawkins took home $23,800, the second Washington region teacher to win on the show last week.

Native Americans seek dismissal of lawsuit by Redskins

Native Americans seek dismissal of lawsuit by Redskins

The opponents of the team’s name argue that owner Dan Snyder lacks the legal right to sue them.

MAVEN satellite will help scientists determine what caused Mars climate change

MAVEN satellite will help scientists determine what caused Mars climate change

Billions of years ago, the Martian atmosphere resembled Earth’s in a lot of ways. MAVEN intends to figure out why that changed.

St. Mary’s Ryken flexes muscle

St. Mary’s Ryken flexes muscle

The Knights are 3-1 with wins over WCAC opponents; St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes edges Georgetown Prep for a confidence-boosting IAC win.

Third time is the charm for Briar Woods

Third time is the charm for Briar Woods

The Falcons stopped North Stafford on a two-point conversion to earn a gritty road win; Tuscarora continues red-hot start.

The people behind college matchmaking

The people behind college matchmaking

Networking at a national gathering of admission officers and counselors, with high stakes for all.

 

Popular Woodson High coach Derrick Pearson hired, then un-hired as baseball coach

After the school principal overruled his athletic director, the school district reversed the decision and un-hired Pearson.

Bowser plans to unveil platform at debate

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

Pr. George’s delays proposed Wal-Mart in Bowie

Neighbors applaud delay; say the store planned at a strip mall is not a good fit for the community

A priceless #WMATA rush hour tweet

Sometimes a tweet surfaces in the Twitterverse that just makes you smile. Here’s one of those instances.

Metro gets $21 million in federal aid for storm-related improvement work

Aid received by Metro is part of $3.59 billion in federal assistance to Northeast and Mid-Atlantic transportation agencies affected by Hurricane Sandy

MWAA giving away free E-Z Passes to celebrate the Dulles Toll Road’s 30th year

The free E-Z Passes will come preloaded with $15 in toll credits.

Enforcement campaign underway in Beltway HOT lanes

Virginia State Police will have extra patrols out during rush hours Monday and Tuesday.

Put down the cellphone and look up when crossing the street

Safety experts say pedestrians absorbed in smartphones are behind a troubling ‘distracted walking’ trend.

Computer-driven trains returning to Metro’s Red Line

Five years after the crash that caused nine deaths, automatic train control will resume next month.

Passengers suffer minor injuries after Metrobuses collide

Four people were taken to hospitals Friday after a Metrobus rear-ended another Metrobus in Northwest Washington.

With initiatives focusing on children, veterans -- is Uber showcasing a softer side?

The ride-sharing service is highlighting initiatives focused on charitable giving and jobs for veterans.

Commuter program kept up by finding new directions

Increasing congestion, more travel options and better technology encouraged car-free commuting.

Will you go car-free on Monday?

Taking the one-day pledge could raise awareness about the D.C. region’s many alternatives to solo driving.

Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

Many festivals and 5K runs are scheduled for this weekend, but there’s no event likely to cause a major traffic disruption.

Park(ing) Day turns metered spots into temporary parks

About 20 D.C. locations are participating in the annual worldwide event that raises awareness of the need for more parks and public spaces in cities. Expect a shortage of metered parking spots in some areas.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Art historian Cynthia Mills explored D.C.’s renowned Adams Memorial and other memorials like it.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

The frustrated independent scorns Bowser’s shortage of achievements, but he still trails her.

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.

Photo Galleries

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.

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.

Our Washington

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

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