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

(Ricky Carioti / The Washington Post)

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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Pr. George’s school board settles discrimination lawsuit

An ex-secretary who accused Largo High’s principal of bullying reached a deal just as the case was to go to trial.

In political Washington, Agony of De Feet

In political Washington, Agony of De Feet

Officials, lawmakers and staffers from both parties gleefully compete over the number of steps they walk daily.

Three in 10 Virginia schools lack full accreditation

The number of schools failing to meet state standards jumped significantly as students struggle on new tests.

St. John’s legend Gallagher dies

St. John’s legend Gallagher dies

Joe Gallagher, who coached St. John’s basketball for 44 years and mentored Morgan Wootten and countless elite coaches and players, died Monday of natural causes. He was 93.

D.C. Superior Court chief urges Senate to approve 3 judges

In a letter to Harry M. Reid, Lee F. Satterfield says the vacancies have become a hardship on Family Court.

Georgetown U. student dies of apparent meningitis

Georgetown U. student dies of apparent meningitis

University announces death of Andrea Jaime, a sophomore in the school of nursing and health studies.

O’Malley headed to London to talk politics, governing

O’Malley headed to London to talk politics, governing

Maryland’s governor is booked to appear Wednesday and Thursday at a pair of think tanks.

Alexandria students reported man pointing gun at them

City schools were on lock-in status while police searched for man with ‘long gun’ near Maury Elementary.

Levee on the National Mall to undergo initial testing

Levee project cost $4.5 million, is three years behind schedule and remains an eyesore on the Mall.

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Spay Kitty? Not a hairball’s chance in you-know-where.

Our 2-year-old cat’s not truly content unless she’s spayed, we’re told. But why possible personality changes?

Five star early fall weather to continue

Five star early fall weather to continue

Our third straight day of practically flawless weather is nearly complete, but there’s plenty more in the pipeline.

Man pleads guilty in 22-year-old Hains Point killing

Man pleads guilty in 22-year-old Hains Point killing

Lamont Deshawn Terry, 39, agrees to plead guilty to second-degree murder in cold-case slaying from 1992.

Search continues for missing U-Va. student from Fairfax

Search continues for missing U-Va. student from Fairfax

The family of Hannah Elizabeth Graham expresses hope for her safe return as police expand search.

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Leaving them in stitches in Fairfax

For a group in Virginia, everything from D.C. attractions to Beatles’ songs can be rendered in quilts.

Tibor Rudas, iconoclastic music impresario, dies at 94

Mr. Rudas presented Pavarotti, the Three and orchestras in stadiums and casinos.

&pizza’s K Street restaurant opens Wednesday

&pizza’s K Street restaurant opens Wednesday

The fast-casual pizza chain will open its sixth location.

Fewer public charter school applications come in this year

Few experienced operators have taken advantage of expedited application process in D.C.

Smith, Silverman pull down AFL-CIO endorsements

Smith, Silverman pull down AFL-CIO endorsements

Labor honchos refuse to endorse Democrat in at-large, Ward 3 D.C. Council races.

Edouard becomes first major Atlantic hurricane of 2014, strongest since Sandy

Edouard becomes first major Atlantic hurricane of 2014, strongest since Sandy

For the first time in almost two years, a major hurricane -- category 3 or greater -- has formed in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Surveillance video shows violent arrest by Baltimore officer

Surveillance video shows violent arrest by Baltimore officer

A Baltimore man is suing a city police officer, accusing the officer of punching him repeatedly during a June arrest.

D.C. mother charged in death of her 3-year-old son

Police say child died in June from multiple blunt-force injuries; mother held on first-degree murder charge.

Nightlife Agenda: Oktoberfest, pirates and Rocky Mountain oysters

Nightlife Agenda: Oktoberfest, pirates and Rocky Mountain oysters

A packed week includes beer-swilling pirates and the beginning of Oktoberfest celebrations.

Brown’s first ads in D.C. target Hogan’s ‘dangerous’ agenda

Brown’s first ads in D.C. target Hogan’s ‘dangerous’ agenda

Maryland’s Democratic nominee for governor tries to get voters to focus on abortion and guns.

Southwest U.S. braces for flooding as Odile’s tropical moisture surges north

Southwest U.S. braces for flooding as Odile’s tropical moisture surges north

Forecasters are cautioning that four to six inches of rain could fall in southeast Arizona and southwest New Mexico over the next three days due to Odile’s tropical moisture.

Washington: An education capital

Washington: An education capital

A ranking from the Wallet Hub social network finds D.C. region among the top in level of education attainment.

Rutgers recruit Carter leaves Long Reach

Rutgers recruit Carter leaves Long Reach

FOOTBALL | Lightning senior captain Ron’Dell Carter transfers to Marriotts Ridge for family reasons but won’t play football.

Senator to introduce bill to end NFL’s tax-exempt status

Senator to introduce bill to end NFL’s tax-exempt status

Sen. Maria Cantwell says “The NFL needs to join the rest of Americans in the 21st century.”

Martin O’Malley adds to his selfie collection

Martin O’Malley has been preparing for a possible run for the White House -- and perfecting his selfie skills.

What in the world were those white objects hovering over Washington, D.C.?

What in the world were those white objects hovering over Washington, D.C.?

On Monday morning, small white objects flew high in the sky over Washington, D.C. No one seems to know what they were.

 

At last, a new Fairfax police and fire headquarters is in sight (in 2017)

After many years of enduring the collapsing Massey Building, the Fairfax police and fire departments broke ground on a new headquarters.

Smith, Silverman pull down AFL-CIO endorsements

Labor honchos refuse to endorse Democrat in at-large, Ward 3 D.C. Council races.

Advisory for MARC Penn Line riders

Due to the ongoing repairs to the track area between MARC’s Aberdeen and Perryville stations, Penn Line trains will continue to originate or terminate from the Edgewood station throughout the evening and Wednesday morning.

Blue and Silver Lines single-tracking

The final two stops are affected.

Speeders get biggest share of tickets issued by D.C. cops

Getting pulled over by a D.C. police officer is most likely the result of speeding, running a red light, or failing to stop at a stop sign.

Water main break repairs close portion of King Street in Alexandria

A VA American Water spokeswoman said crews are working to repair a 100-year-old main that broke in the 4600 block of King Street at 3 a.m.

Update: Normal service resumes on Metro’s Orange and Silver lines

A spokesman said a smoldering crosstie caused delays.

Amtrak service between Washington and Philadelphia resumes

There were no delays expected on MARC Penn Line trains to Washington this afternoon.

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.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

For a group in Virginia, everything from D.C. attractions to Beatles’ songs can be rendered in quilts.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Our 2-year-old cat’s not truly content unless she’s spayed, we’re told. But why possible personality changes?

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.

Photo Galleries

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.

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.

Our Washington

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

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