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McDonnell says his wife was a tense first lady

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The former Virginia governor takes the witness stand, defending himself against public corruption charges.

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    For Nationals, it’s been a taxing time for the bullpen

    For Nationals, it’s been a taxing time for the bullpen

    With all the recent extra-inning games, Nationals relievers are getting a lot of work.

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    Young Central American migrants fled killings, rape

    COLUMN Salvadoran teens’ horrific story of violence at home shows why they deserve U.S. protection.

    Police arrest 2, name 4 more wanted for Manassas murder

    Police arrest 2, name 4 more wanted for Manassas murder

    Manassas police say that the homicide, the city’s first in 2014, appears to be gang-related.

    Alexandria and Arlington crime report

    Among incidents reported by police in Alexandria and Arlington.

    Alexandria-Arlington community events, Aug. 21-28, 2014

    Library sit-in redux, walking tours, Senior Olympics sign-up, open rehearsals, 1938 and 1958 films.

    McDonnell says his wife was a tense first lady

    McDonnell says his wife was a tense first lady

    The former Virginia governor takes the witness stand, defending himself against public corruption charges.

    Man dies after stabbing himself, being shot by police

    Police said Darren Friedman, 45, confronted them with a knife after stabbing himself. Two officers fired.

    Sophie Masloff, first female mayor of Pittsburgh, dies at 96

    Sophie Masloff, first female mayor of Pittsburgh, dies at 96

    Colorful Pittsburgh politician was known for her folksy, self-deprecating style and malapropisms.

    Nightlife Agenda: Retro dance parties, a Vegas DJ and dog days of summer

    Nightlife Agenda: Retro dance parties, a Vegas DJ and dog days of summer

    Dance to your favorite hits of the ‘00s, celebrate Mason Inn’s anniversary and play bocce to raise money for rescue dogs.

    Catania seeks to pad public safety bona fides with cops’ nod

    Catania seeks to pad public safety bona fides with cops’ nod

    Police union’s endorsement could reassure crime-focused voters eyeing independent David Catania.

    Meats & Foods opens with sausages and beers

    Meats & Foods opens with sausages and beers

    Add this neighborhood sausage spot to your list of D.C.’s best new cheap eats.

    D.C. adopt a pet

    D.C. adopt a pet

    Rocky, a 2-year-old domestic shorthair, is available for adoption.

    D.C. Animal Watch

    Among cases handled by the Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League.

    Prince George’s County Animal Watch

    Cases received by the Department of Environmental Resources’ Animal Management Group.

    Fairfax County Animal Watch

    Incidents reported by the animal control divisions of police in Fairfax County, Fairfax City and Vienna.

    Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

    Incidents involving pets and wildlife reported by Alexandria and Arlington animal welfare leagues.

    Arlington-Alexandria news in brief

    Metro warns about fare-card scams; school board member to resign; more news

    Updates: Line of thunderstorms approaching D.C.

    Updates: Line of thunderstorms approaching D.C.

    Storms are moving east into D.C. this afternoon. While this line is mostly sub-severe, some severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued this afternoon.

    Pr. George’s police: Bank robber who wore pink arrested

    Pr. George’s police: Bank robber who wore pink arrested

    Police say a Landover woman donned all pink while robbing two banks in December.

    Supreme Court puts Va. same-sex marriages on hold

    Supreme Court puts Va. same-sex marriages on hold

    The action stops Virginia officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, at least for now.

    Hurricane hype is here to stay; forecasters must adapt

    Hurricane hype is here to stay; forecasters must adapt

    Education is the only weapon weather communicators have in this fight against social media misinformation.

    ‘Exact change’ lanes to dwindle on Dulles Toll Road

    ‘Exact change’ lanes to dwindle on Dulles Toll Road

    The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is converting 19 lanes that now take “exact cash” into E-ZPass only lanes over the next year.

    Parents keeping photos of their kids off Facebook is on today’s cover

    While most parents flood their Facebooks with photos of their children, some are resisting the trend and instead keeping their kids off social media entirely.

    Police seek public’s help in a case of slain 3-year-old girl

    Police seek public’s help in a case of slain 3-year-old girl

    On the day of Knijah Bibb’s funeral, police are still looking for the man they say fatally shot her.

    School lunches get an upgrade

    School lunches get an upgrade

    The meals that launched a million jokes have gotten serious about nutriion.

    D.C.’s Ward 8 got its first bike lanes this summer

    D.C.’s Ward 8 got its first bike lanes this summer

    DDOT has installed 7.5 miles of bike lanes this year, including the first bike lanes in Ward 8.

    Loudoun County crime report

    Reports from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville police.

    Loudoun County and Fauquier County home sales

    Listings of homes sold recently in Loudoun and Fauquier counties.

    Loudoun County Animal Watch

    These were among recent reports received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services.

    Loudoun County community calendar, Aug. 21-28, 2014

    Events include a hike and campfire, an Army brass quintet concert and students onstage in “Legally Blonde.”

     

    Fairfax theater seeks new seats with ‘Save Our Butts’ campaign on Kickstarter

    The University Mall Theatres, the last ‘dollar theater’ in the DC area, is trying to raise $100,000 to improve the moviegoing experience.

    Park Southern is a federal case

    Internal Revenue Service agents seize documents from troubled Southeast housing complex.

    ‘Exact change’ lanes to dwindle on Dulles Toll Road

    The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is converting 19 lanes that now take “exact cash” into E-ZPass only lanes over the next year.

    D.C.’s Ward 8 got its first bike lanes this summer

    DDOT has installed 7.5 miles of bike lanes this year, including the first bike lanes in Ward 8.

    Metro pays $4.2 million for role in no-bid contract

    “People have a right to know that their government is following rules and regulations in spending the taxpayers’ money,” U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen Jr. said.

    Southeast D.C. tunnel project decision postponed

    The Federal Highway Administration is postponing a decision on the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project until at least Sept. 15.

    Update: Suitland Parkway reopens after five-car accident

    Police said three people were transported to the hospital after a 7:39 a.m. crash on the westbound side of the highway.

    Metro: Weekend work to affect Red and Orange lines

    Some passengers on the Red and Orange lines will wait longer for trains this weekend.

    Update: Floral Park Road in Accokeek reopens after fatal single-vehicle accident

    A police spokeswoman said a privately owned ambulance crashed in the 4900 block of Floral Park Road around 2:10 a.m.

    More or less distraction with windshield texting?

    Device that projects your iPhone or Android info on the windshield is “the future of driving“?

    Metrorail to stay open later than normal for Monday night’s Redskins game

    Metrorail will operate into the early hours of Tuesday to accommodate FedEx crowds at Redskins’ preseason game.

    Live in the D.C. area? Odds are your car won’t be stolen.

    Car theft takes a holiday as electronics make stealing harder, catching thieves easier.

    Plan to upgrade southeast D.C. rail tunnel stalls

    Recent flooding is an indication of the need for the Virginia Avenue Tunnel to be rebuilt, CSX officials say.

    More repairs, but still no opening date
    in sight for Silver Spring transit center

    The project, which is nearly four years behind schedule and tens of millions of dollars over budget, has become a $120 million concrete albatross around the necks of Montgomery County officials.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Copies of famous paintings are popping up as part of Art Everywhere U.S. Have you seen them?

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    COLUMN Salvadoran teens’ horrific story of violence at home shows why they deserve U.S. protection.

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    At the Martin Luther King Memorial, quotes about ending racial injustice resonate as protests rage in Missouri.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Officials and pastors in Prince George’s County want the deadly violence to end.

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    Robert F. McDonnell on trial

    Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are battling corruption charges.

    A rarity today: A doctor who makes house calls

    Wanting to work in the community, Ernest Brown tends to those in D.C.’s embassies, hotels and homes, as well as the poor.

    Looking for customers with the “oil man”

    Justin Green, who sells fragrances on street corners, is a purveyor of one of D.C.’s most durable old-school hustles.

    Life at summer camp

    It’s where many children enjoy a host of first experiences and have a chance to just be kids.

    Robert F. McDonnell trial

    Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are battling corruption charges.

    Camp Corral gives military kids a break

    Children of service members enjoy time together in the Virginia countryside.

    Cameras in hand, kids encouraged to capture their dreams

    A photography program supplies homeless children with cameras. The kids supply the dreams.

    Museum Square grows fluent in tenant rights

    A predominantly Chinese housing project is under threat of being razed, inspiring unity among its diverse neighbors.

    Our Washington

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

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