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For Jewish Nats fans, playoff elation collides with reality

(Dave Tulis / AP)

The first playoff games will likely occur during Yom Kippur, the holiest 24 hours on the Jewish calendar.

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    The importance of a well-designed street

    The importance of a well-designed street

    Like good architecture, a good streetscape should aspire to achieve aesthetic as well as practical goals.

    Location is key at the Townes at Shady Grove Metro

    Location is key at the Townes at Shady Grove Metro

    Comstock Homes is building 36 townhouses in Rockville that feature 4 bedrooms and nearby transit.

    Letting strangers into their homes, happily

    Letting strangers into their homes, happily

    D.C. residents gain extra income and meet new people by offering their homes on Airbnb and other services.

    ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ gets its depth from family history

    ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ gets its depth from family history

    The protagonists react in very similar ways once they move back home — you can see them both regress a little into who they were when they were being actively parented.

    Gamblers snooze and lose, and other misadventures at Maryland casinos

    Gamblers snooze and lose, and other misadventures at Maryland casinos

    Maryland puts out a wonky-sounding document called a compliance report that lists incidents at the state’s casinos. Each item is its own story.

    National Harbor casino construction is at ‘full speed’

    National Harbor casino construction is at ‘full speed’

    At the casino site, trucks haul dirt and workers build the foundation for a luxury casino resort to open in 2016.

    House of the Week | Historic Alexandria home for $5.2M

    House of the Week | Historic Alexandria home for $5.2M

    Often referred to as Holland House, this modest two-story home gradually grew into a 6,125-square-foot L-shaped dwelling on nearly a half-acre.

    A mostly unblemished Friday; turning more summery this weekend

    A mostly unblemished Friday; turning more summery this weekend

    WEATHER GANG | We’re going to get a bit warmer and more sticky before a cold front arrives Sunday.

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

    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.

    Bill is introduced in effort to end Redskins’ name

    Bill would revoke NFL’s tax-exempt status if the league continues to back the Washington Redskins’ name

    Antibiotics provide for friends of meningitis victim

    Georgetown is offering antibiotics to those who came in close contact with Andrea Jaime before her death.

    D.C. police arrest suspect in year-old homicide

    Devar Battle was shot multiple times on Sept. 28, 2013. On Thursday, police charged man with killing him.

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    Highlights from D.C.'s first 2014 mayoral debate

    Highlights from D.C.'s first 2014 mayoral debate

    Mayoral candidates David A. Catania, Carol Schwartz and Muriel E. Bowser took to the stage at American University on Thursday night for their first televised debate. Front-runner and Democratic nominee Bowser and independent candidate Catania set the tone for the debate, engaging in a number of sharp exchanges over education, ethics and political experience.

    First debate in D.C. mayoral race is a testy, three-way affair

    First debate in D.C. mayoral race is a testy, three-way affair

    Muriel E. Bowser and David A. Catania sparred nastily during the 90-minute face-off.

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    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.

    Police seek man last seen talking to missing U-Va. student

    Police seek man last seen talking to missing U-Va. student

    Authorities said a witness saw a man put his arm around Hannah Graham about 1 a.m. Saturday.

    McDonnell asks for acquittal of public corruption charges

    McDonnell asks for acquittal of public corruption charges

    Ex-Va. governor argued to a federal judge that guilty verdicts should be overturned or he should get new trial.

    Montgomery drops Apex project for Purple Line station

    Rebuilding the Bethesda space would be too costly and time-consuming, County Executive Leggett said.

    Legislators approve budget deal, spurn Medicaid expansion

    Legislators approve budget deal, spurn Medicaid expansion

    After bipartisan action to narrow budget deficit, special session in Va. reverts to old divides.

    Former D.C. man reconvicted of murder 42 years later

    James Bonnett, 65, was given a new trial after Md.’s high court ruled that he and others received unfair trials.

    Bankrupt Truland Group continues auctioning assets

    The Reston-based electrical contractor filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in July.

    Majority of D.C. residents support school boundary plan

    Majority of D.C. residents support school boundary plan

    A new poll shows that 56 percent of voters support the plan to redraw school lines across the city.

    Washington-area obituaries of note

    Washington-area obituaries of note

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

    Bonnick, Raiders blaze past Bowie

    Bonnick, Raiders blaze past Bowie

    GIRLS’ SOCCER | Sophomore Sheyenne Bonnick uses her speed to score four goals and lead Eleanor Roosevelt to a key early-season win over the rival Bulldogs.

    Celebration to mark 60th anniversary of C&O Canal hike

    Celebration to mark 60th anniversary of C&O Canal hike

    The national historic park, which draws 5 million visitors a year, has become a symbol for preservation.

    Bowser plans to unveil platform at debate

    Bowser plans to unveil platform at debate

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

    Ad accuses Democrat Foust of ‘sexist, bizarre’ attacks

    Ad accuses Democrat Foust of ‘sexist, bizarre’ attacks

    Republican Barbara Comstock pushes back in hotly-contested Virginia House race.

    D.C. elections officials refuse to ‘guarantee’ smooth Nov. 4

    D.C. elections officials refuse to ‘guarantee’ smooth Nov. 4

    Seven weeks before the D.C. election, council hearing answers few questions about primary problems.

    Court reveals McDonnell jury pool’s pre-trial questions

    Court reveals McDonnell jury pool’s pre-trial questions

    A judge released the questionnaire and will likely release the answers once personal details are scrubbed.

     

    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.

    National Harbor casino construction is at ‘full speed’

    At the casino site, trucks haul dirt and workers build the foundation for a luxury casino resort to open in 2016.

    Montgomery drops Apex project for Purple Line station

    Rebuilding the Bethesda space would be too costly and time-consuming, County Executive Leggett said.

    Launch of women-only car service, SheRide, is delayed

    Company officials have postponed the New York launch of SheRides, an app-based transportation service for women.

    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.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

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

    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.

    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?

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    Man seen talking to missing student is sought

    Police continued their search in Charlottesville for Hannah Graham, 18, a U-Va. student who disappeared last weekend.

    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.

    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.

    Our Washington

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

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