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D.C.’s African American electorate fragmented for first time in years

Orlando Pickens receives campaign literature from Milton Grant who is supporting Carol Schwartz. (Linda Davidson/Post)

The city’s black voters usually unite behind a single mayoral candidate. This time, their choice isn’t so clear.

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Sunken German WWII U-boat found off N.C. coast

Sunken German WWII U-boat found off N.C. coast

Battle of the Atlantic brought World War II closer to America’s shores than many realized, researchers say.

Legendary editor transformed The Post

Legendary editor transformed The Post

Ben Bradlee’s gift for leadership and zest for journalism — and life — made him the most celebrated editor of his era. He directed The Post’s coverage of Watergate, which resulted in the only resignation of a president in U.S. history.

Streetcar redux: Arlington County Board reprises issue

Will a bigger turnout at the polls bring a different result despite the same candidates running?

D.C.’s very first taxis faced the same problems. Even before Uber.

Cab drivers griped about competition, regulation and newcomers to the business -- in 1890

Expand who gets gifted services by looking for creativity

Veteran researcher Joe Renzulli says we should ask teachers and parents which kids are gifted.

Arlington hospital unready for suspected Ebola case last week

Arlington hospital unready for suspected Ebola case last week

Virginia Hospital Center turned away patient suspected of having Ebola. Changes in CDC guidelines blamed.

At Md. diner stop, Christie buoys Larry Hogan supporters

At Md. diner stop, Christie buoys Larry Hogan supporters

The New Jersey governor played cheerleader Tuesday for Maryland GOP gubernatorial nominee.

O’Malley headed to Louisiana and Texas in coming days

O’Malley headed to Louisiana and Texas in coming days

Maryland’s governor is scheduled to appear at campaign events and an early voting rally.

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A fine blend: Link your loyalty cards to help this school

A fine blend: Link your loyalty cards to help this school

Want to help a D.C. elementary school that’s on the rise? Link your grocery loyalty cards to Ketcham.

Man accused of attacking two female GWU students

Other sexual assaults occurred in Georgetown and Dupont Circle, but appear unrelated, police say

Hogan knocks rival Brown for mistaken release of inmate

Hogan knocks rival Brown for mistaken release of inmate

The Republican nominee for Maryland governor questions the Democrat’s management ability.

Mental-health evaluation for alleged White House jumper

Mental-health evaluation for alleged White House jumper

A federal judge ordered Tuesday that 42-year-old Omar J. Gonzalez be evaluated within 30 days.

Rainy and raw tonight and Wednesday

Rainy and raw tonight and Wednesday

As low pressure dives through the region tonight and redevelops offshore Wednesday, periods of rain develop and keep coming.

Ex-offender activists in D.C. hit with campaign finance complaint

Ex-offender activists in D.C. hit with campaign finance complaint

A supporter of David Catania accused the advocates of illicit campaigning in a complaint filed Tuesday.

Jean Packard, longtime Fairfax activist, dies at 91

She was the first woman to chair the county board of supervisors and served for many years on the regional park authority.

Arson suspected in fire at Kensington playground

Arson suspected in fire at Kensington playground

The fire caused $50,000 to $75,000 of damage.

The District is right to celebrate its efforts on affordable housing

D.C. gets results for the money it spends.

Big band, small club, no chance

Unless you’re reading this from the front of the line, you’re not seeing the Foo Fighters at the Black Cat.

Prince George’s police investigating sexual assault

Police: Woman was assaulted in Cheverly community Monday. Investigators seek tips from public.

Rick S. Piltz, whistleblower on climate policy, dies at 71

Rick S. Piltz, whistleblower on climate policy, dies at 71

Mr. Piltz said Bush officials edited reports to minimize the link between human activity and climate change.

Are you ‘top tier’ or a ‘city striver’? How marketers see D.C. residents.

Are you ‘top tier’ or a ‘city striver’? How marketers see D.C. residents.

A company dissected Zip codes into handy — and questionable — labels based on a demographic’s tastes.

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Surveillance video shows 'vehicle of interest' in postal worker shooting

Surveillance video shows 'vehicle of interest' in postal worker shooting

Investigators are asking for tips about the Nov. 23, 2013, shooting death of carrier Tyson Jerome Barnette. This video was shot about the same time of the shooting and shows an SUV speeding down a nearby street.

SUV sought in fatal shooting of postal worker shot in Md.

Authorities release video of a vehicle in the killing of Tyson Barnette, who died delivering mail in the dark.

Inside the D.C. mayoral campaign money

Inside the D.C. mayoral campaign money

A Washington Post analysis shows what neighborhoods Muriel Bowser and David Catania have tapped for support.

Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Brian Hart

Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Brian Hart

Brian Hart, a 34-year-old independent, is one of 15 candidates seeking two at-large council seats.

In D.C. mayor’s contest, importance of race is receding

In D.C. mayor’s contest, importance of race is receding

Democrat Muriel E. Bowser’s command of the African-American vote is not universal.

Jim Graham bill would ban bikes from more D.C. sidewalks

Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) wants to ban bikes and Segways from sidewalks in places where there are bike lanes.

FiveThirtyEight scores AccuWeather’s winter forecasts

FiveThirtyEight scores AccuWeather’s winter forecasts

“Snowfall forecasting is hard,” writes FiveThirtyEight. We agree.

D.C. releases ambitious, long-term transportation plan

The moveDC plan looks ahead to 2040 and envisions a wide transit network that includes a streetcar system, dedicated bus lanes in major commuter corridors, expanded Metrorail service in the downtown core, an active water taxi system and 200 miles of on-street bicycle facilities.

 

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.

Ex-offender activists in D.C. hit with campaign finance complaint

A supporter of David Catania accused the advocates of illicit campaigning in a complaint filed Tuesday.

D.C.’s very first taxis faced the same problems. Even before Uber.

Cab drivers griped about competition, regulation and newcomers to the business -- in 1890

Transit police seek four suspects in indecent exposure incidents

Security camera images show men suspected of lewd behavior in the subway system

Metro finalizes plan for Veterans Day concert on the Mall

Nine stations will stay open late to handle massive crowd expected for a free concert featuring a roster of music superstars.

Jim Graham bill would ban bikes from more D.C. sidewalks

Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) wants to ban bikes and Segways from sidewalks in places where there are bike lanes.

NerdWallet crunches the numbers: owning a car vs. Uber, Lyft

The folks at the financial advice site have analyzed costs to see whether it’s a better deal to own a car or just use Uber and Lyft.

D.C. releases ambitious, long-term transportation plan

The moveDC plan looks ahead to 2040 and envisions a wide transit network that includes a streetcar system, dedicated bus lanes in major commuter corridors, expanded Metrorail service in the downtown core, an active water taxi system and 200 miles of on-street bicycle facilities.

Wake up behind the wheel, campaign says

New public education campaign targets dangers of drowsy driving.

Demand crashes air bag recall Web site safercar.gov

The site that lists vehicles affected by the recall of Takata air bags is temporarily down, NHTSA says.

Troubles on Metro for commuters

Problems on Red and Silver lines for commuters.

Part of 15th St NW closed because of police investigation

Four men stabbed in early morning incident. Part of 15th St NW blocked as police investigate

Data shows slowdown in travelers to U.S. from Ebola-stricken nations

Fewer than half as many people as once thought are flying to the U.S. from Ebola-stricken African nations.

More Metro trains for Veterans Day concert, but no Blue

Planning for teeming crowds on the Mall, the transit agency will ramp up some service but close Blue trains.

‘Fix My Commute’ forum envisions new age of travel

Livestream event will focus on big solutions to common commuting problems.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Want to help a D.C. elementary school that’s on the rise? Link your grocery loyalty cards to Ketcham.

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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