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Bowser holds double-digit lead over rivals in D.C. mayor’s race, but weaknesses seen

(The Washington Post)

While the Democratic candidate has a comfortable edge, a new poll revealed some of her vulnerabilities — and showed opportunities for her opponents.

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Summer 2014 was record warmest on Earth, says NOAA

Summer 2014 was record warmest on Earth, says NOAA

It was the warmest summer on Earth since records began in 1880, according to a report by NOAA. The month of August was the warmest such month on record, as well.

Ground game holds the key

Ground game holds the key

Quince Orchard and Damascus have looked to their running backs in big moments this season with both teams starting first-year quarterbacks. Friday should be no different.

Airport hosts Dulles Day on Saturday

Airport hosts Dulles Day on Saturday

The annual event will include a display of vintage planes, a classic car show and airport tours aboard the airport’s famous mobile lounges.

D.C.’s meh-yoral election

D.C.’s meh-yoral election

The choices for D.C. mayor are not inspiring voters. But maybe they don’t need to.

Two more cases of whooping cough in Montgomery schools

With two new cases of whooping cough, 20 cases have been reported since outbreak in first days of school.

Pornburger blogger builds a better Ian MacKaye burger

Pornburger blogger builds a better Ian MacKaye burger

Burger blogger Mathew Ramsey came up with a tribute to the local punk legend that is “straight (v)edge.“

Arlington incumbent leads in campaign fundraising

John Vihstadt reports more money in as County Board race begins in earnest.

Watch Scottish referendum returns at the Queen Vic tonight

Watch Scottish referendum returns at the Queen Vic tonight

Sip discounted Scotch and snack on Scotch eggs while waiting for the results of the independence referendum.

It’s a beautiful morning in Washington, D.C.: Check out the sunrise views

While we missed the recent sun-washed skies of recent days, the introduction of considerable cloud cover this morning added lovely texture and color

Coalition: Exelon-Pepco deal should be tied to reliability

Environmentalists and local Md. officials said merger approval should be linked to higher standards.

Long Bridge project gets $2.8 million from federal government

The century-old bridge is the only direct rail connection between the District and Virginia.

Sally Ride: 5 things you may not know about the astronaut, based on a new biography by Lynn Sherr

Sally Ride: 5 things you may not know about the astronaut, based on a new biography by Lynn Sherr

When Sally Ride died in 2012 at the age of 61, the world was taken by surprise.

‘After the Rainbow’: Watch Judy Garland watch herself

‘After the Rainbow’: Watch Judy Garland watch herself

Judy Garland collaborates with Judy Garland in a video installation at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Big Apple Circus ringmaster John Kennedy Kane’s life comes full circus

Big Apple Circus ringmaster John Kennedy Kane’s life comes full circus

John Kennedy Kane had two strikes against him when he decided to pursue ringmastering (it’s a word!) as a career.

‘The Intergalactic Nemesis: Robot Planet Rising’ mashes up radio plays and comic books at Artisphere

‘The Intergalactic Nemesis: Robot Planet Rising’ mashes up radio plays and comic books at Artisphere

To create the multimedia theater piece “The Intergalactic Nemesis: Robot Planet Rising,” High Muckety-Muck — that’s the actual title he uses in his email signature — Jason Neulander looked to the past. And then dragged it into the future.

Daniel Boulud of DBGB answers 6 of our random questions

Daniel Boulud of DBGB answers 6 of our random questions

Last Saturday, Daniel Boulud made a triumphant return with the debut of DBGB (931 H St. NW), a French-meets-American bistro modeled after his New York City hit of the same name. We chatted with the chef over coffee and madeleines.

The Sakana tempura roll is our dish of the week

File Sakana under “best values in D.C.” The Dupont Circle sushi spot serves the traditional mainstays (California, yellow tail and scallion) as well as creative spins, including the Sakana tempura roll.

Marie Antoinette frolics in a Jacuzzi as France rebels in Woolly Mammoth Theatre’s latest play

Marie Antoinette frolics in a Jacuzzi as France rebels in Woolly Mammoth Theatre’s latest play

“Marie Antoinette didn’t even say ‘Let them eat cake,’ but that’s what everyone remembers her for,” says Kimberly Gilbert, who portrays the doomed royal in Woolly Mammoth’s season opener, “Marie Antoinette.“

‘This Is Where I Leave You’ and 5 other movies about family reunions

‘This Is Where I Leave You’ and 5 other movies about family reunions

In “This Is Where I Leave You,” out Friday, an impossibly good-looking family gets together to bury their father and admire Connie Britton’s hair.

D.C. lawmaker still waiting for answers on primary vote-counting delay

D.C. lawmaker still waiting for answers on primary vote-counting delay

Seven weeks before the D.C. election, Kenyan McDuffie says he is still waiting for report on what went wrong in primary.

‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them’ delivers varying points of view

‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them’ delivers varying points of view

“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them” combines the perspectives of the two main characters, Eleanor and Conor (Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy), a couple whose marriage is crumbling.

Update: Reston’s Ayrton Climo, out of a coma, is headed home from Canada

Update: Reston’s Ayrton Climo, out of a coma, is headed home from Canada

Badly injured in a kart-racing crash, his insurance company finally agrees to transport him back to the U.S.

Not as sunny today, with a small shower risk; weekend looks great

Not as sunny today, with a small shower risk; weekend looks great

Setting aside today’s slight chance of midday showers, the next few days are what I would characterize as boringly beautiful.

D.C. mother to remain in jail in death of 3-year-old son

D.C. mother to remain in jail in death of 3-year-old son

A D.C. Superior Court judge ruled that she be held in the beating death of Xavier Lyles, who died in June.

Officer is injured in Prince George’s County crash

Officer is taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Fox stays strong, lifts Falcons

Fox stays strong, lifts Falcons

Two days after her grandmother’s death, Mallory Fox notched an assist and Good Counsel beat St. Mary’s Ryken, 4-2.

ANC commissioner offered plea deal in D.C. assault

Prosecutors added an enhanced hate-crime penalty as part of the simple assault plea.

Yitzhak Hofi, Israeli spymaster of 1970s and ’80s, dies at 87

Yitzhak Hofi, Israeli spymaster of 1970s and ’80s, dies at 87

Mr. Hofi played planning roles in the raid on Entebbe and the normalization of relations with Egypt.

D.C. police chief earns 75 percent approval rating

D.C. police chief earns 75 percent approval rating

A Washington Post poll shows high marks for Lanier and an improved rating for D.C.’s schools chancellor.

Fairfax school board to vote on ‘portrait of a graduate’

Concept of setting graduation goals draws criticism from advocacy group, which says it was a waste of time.

 

Update: Reston’s Ayrton Climo, out of a coma, is headed home from Canada

Badly injured in a kart-racing crash, his insurance company finally agrees to transport him back to the U.S.

Bowser, Catania do battle with radio ads

“Democrat Muriel Bowser” hits the airwaves Wednesday, more than a week after rival David Catania.

Airport hosts Dulles Day on Saturday

The annual event will include a display of vintage planes, a classic car show and airport tours aboard the airport’s famous mobile lounges.

Long Bridge project gets $2.8 million from federal government

The century-old bridge is the only direct rail connection between the District and Virginia.

Update: Accident cleared on I-70 in Frederick, traffic delays continue

The accident involved a car and a motorcycle and briefly closed all lanes on I-70.

Quick highlights from Wednesday’s MWAA board meeting

A quick recap of Wednesday’s Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors’ meeting via Twitter.

Maryland seeks artists to work on Purple Line rail project

Artists can submit proposals for specific stations or locations

VDOT is wrapping up Route 50 interchanges

The redesign in Arlington County is better for traffic. And it’s artsy, too.

Feds: Decision on Virginia Avenue Tunnel tunnel project isn’t finished

It could be a few weeks before the Federal Highway Administration releases a final decision on the proposed expansion of the tunnel in Southeast Washington.

Montgomery teens are warned about ‘distracted crossing’

High school students are told to keep their heads up and cellphones down when crossing the street.

Amtrak and MARC resume service after freight train downed wires in Maryland

MARC Penn Line trains that leave Washington on Wednesday afternoon will resume stops at Aberdeen and Perryville stations. Amtrak trains between Washington and Philadelphia are single-tracking through the area of Aberdeen.

‘Move Over’ laws still surprising highway drivers

Laws are meant to give police, emergency responders a bit more safety from fast-moving traffic.

Maryland to smooth rough ride on I-95

Paving will close interstate lanes overnights for up to four weeks.

Traffic snarled near White House after temporary street closure for suspicious package

D.C. police said a keg closed streets in the 700 block of 15th Street Northwest.

95 Express Lanes testing toll equipment

Marked vehicles will check the tolling system, but the express lanes are not yet operational.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Who says you can’t go home again? High school reunions attempt to prove otherwise.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

D.C. statehood opponents cite Grave Snowplow Threat among various specious reasons to deny rights.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

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

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

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

Photo Galleries

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.

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.

Our Washington

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

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