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D.C. man is exonerated in 1982 killing

(Bill O'Leary / The Washington Post)

The shadow of an FBI lab scandal grows: Kevin Martin is the fifth D.C. man found wrongly jailed because of DNA evidence since 2009. “I never gave up,” he said.

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Update: Delays on Metro’s Yellow Line resolved

Metro said residual delays to Mount Vernon Square station on the line because of an earlier train malfunction were resolved.

Prince George’s County Police investigative homicide

Investigators are probing a man’s death in Suitland Tuesday after a call for an early morning assault.

Should you list or buy a home in the summer?

Should you list or buy a home in the summer?

Real estate agents have differing views on whether to wait until fall or take the plunge now.

Brief burst of summer heat and humidity before late week retreat

Brief burst of summer heat and humidity before late week retreat

Summer heat and humidity returns today and Wednesday with highs edging up to the upper 80s and 90s.

Abuse of twin 22-year-old autistic sons alleged

Abuse of  twin 22-year-old autistic sons alleged

A Rockville couple is charged with keeping adult sons in a locked room at night with no light and no furniture.

Hundreds of 2nd-graders attend new Md. summer school

Hundreds of 2nd-graders attend new Md. summer school

Six-week program provides remediation for students who test below grade level in Prince George’s.

Arlington pub crawls to pay security and cleanup costs

Arlington pub crawls to pay security and cleanup costs

Some say expenses imposed by a county board vote will effectively close down the popular events.

Construction starts on D.C. shipping-container apartments

Construction starts on D.C. shipping-container apartments

The boxy three-story unit being built near Catholic U. is a test for lower-cost, faster-moving construction.

Man gets 30 years in killing of Ellicott City businessman

The defense and prosecutors allege that the victim’s daughter urged her boyfriend to kill her father.

Judge throws out lawsuit challenging D.C. school closures

Judge throws out lawsuit challenging D.C. school closures

The plaintiffs, who argued that the closures violated children’s civil rights, plan to appeal.

Obama on D.C. statehood: ‘I’m for it’

Obama on D.C. statehood: ‘I’m for it’

The president made his most unequivocal commitment yet to making the nation’s capital a state.

Betrayed trust: Patients secretly taped by doctor win $190 million settlement, but want answers

Betrayed trust: Patients secretly taped by doctor win $190 million settlement, but want answers

About 8,500 women will share a $190 million settlement. One says, “Now, I’m not trusting anyone.”

Column

Cycling through history in Washington

Cycling through history in Washington

If you ride a bike in Washington, you should thank Carl Bernstein, scourge of a president, friend to two-wheelers.

Community colleges disclosing more on student progress

Leaders of public two-year colleges say federal graduation rates give a limited picture of performance.

Man slashes Metrobus driver with knife in Tenleytown

Authorities arrest suspect on assault charge. They say he didn’t want to pay fare. Driver is treated at hospital.

Heat and humidity rise on Tuesday

Heat and humidity rise on Tuesday

Numerous clouds and a wind off the ocean helped keep us cooler than normal again today, but it should feel more like summer tomorrow.

Vic Atiyeh, last Republican governor of Oregon, dies at 91

Vic Atiyeh, last Republican governor of Oregon, dies at 91

During his two terms in the 1980s, he saw the state through a deep recession.

O’Malley hosts 50 faith leaders on child border crossings

O’Malley hosts 50 faith leaders on child border crossings

The governor convened a session on how to help respond to the stream of unaccompanied minors into the U.S.

Help O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub pick its ‘official’ NFL and EPL teams

Help O’Sullivan’s Irish Pub pick its ‘official’ NFL and EPL teams

The Clarendon pub is running a vote to see which NFL and English soccer teams it should support this fall.

Best lunar images so far in 2014

Best lunar images so far in 2014

In honor of the 45th lunar landing anniversary, we give you the best moon images we’ve seen in 2014.

Metro riders experience ‘simulated service’

Metro riders experience ‘simulated service’

This morning’s ride may offer tips for rest of the week.

Winter pattern repeating in summer: Fall-like weather may loom next week for eastern U.S.

Winter pattern repeating in summer: Fall-like weather may loom next week for eastern U.S.

Forecast model predictions a week into the future are advertising the second major shot of cooler than normal temperatures in the eastern U.S. this July.

Karl Albrecht, co-founder of Aldi discount stores, dies at 94

Karl Albrecht, co-founder of Aldi discount stores, dies at 94

The billionaire was the 35th richest person in the world.

Police seek Woodbridge man wanted for abuse of girls

Police say Jose Reynaldo Villanueva assaulted 4- and 6-year-old girls.

Catania is only lawmaker not to sign pro-union letter

Catania is only lawmaker not to sign pro-union letter

Is the mayoral candidate reticent to upset his supporters in the construction business?

Johns Hopkins agrees to $190 million settlement over patients being secretly videotaped

Gynecologist at East Baltimore Medical Center secretly videotaping patients and, in some instances, performing unnecessary and unattended pelvic examinations.

Metro says ‘all systems go’ for scheduled opening of Silver Line Saturday

After simulating Silver Line service all day Sunday and Monday morning, transit authority says the new rail route is glitch-free so far.

Loudoun County community calendar, July 20-27, 2014

Events include farmers markets, concerts, the Loudoun County Fair and outdoor family movies.

Delgaudio regains control of Sterling district budget

Delgaudio regains control of Sterling district budget

Some fellow Loudoun supervisors protest, urging board to wait until a new county ordinance takes effect.

Program aims to bolster Loudoun’s farming community

Program aims to bolster Loudoun’s farming community

Through online courses and mentorship, new farmers receive guidance, plus a reality check.

 

P.Wm. prosecutors say they won’t use, seek explicit photos in Manassas City ‘sexting’ case

Photos taken of the teen last month will not be used, and a new search warrant will not be served, prosecutors said.

Catania is only lawmaker not to sign pro-union letter

Is the mayoral candidate reticent to upset his supporters in the construction business?

Update: Delays on Metro’s Yellow Line resolved

Metro said residual delays to Mount Vernon Square station on the line because of an earlier train malfunction were resolved.

Construction starts on D.C. shipping-container apartments

The boxy three-story unit being built near Catholic U. is a test for lower-cost, faster-moving construction.

Metro riders experience ‘simulated service’

This morning’s ride may offer tips for rest of the week.

Metro says ‘all systems go’ for scheduled opening of Silver Line Saturday

After simulating Silver Line service all day Sunday and Monday morning, transit authority says the new rail route is glitch-free so far.

Places you CAN park near a Silver Line station

Fairfax County officials want to encourage folks to find other ways of getting to the new Silver Line stations in Tysons and Reston, but for those determined to drive, here are some options for parking.

Pr. George’s council backs MGM National Harbor casino

The Pr. George’s Council gives MGM Resorts International a green light to build a $925 million casino complex.

Blue Line cutbacks? It’s a long story.

This week’s Metrorail changes were pondered more than a decade ago.

Update: Normal rush-hour traffic resumes on I-270 after 8-mile backup

Police said there were normal rush-hour traffic delays on the highway after a backup that stretched from Frederick to Montgomery County after an accident.

Can sea containers be cheap and comfy?

An apartment set to go up near Catholic U. this week is a test for boxy aesthetics and affordable housing.

Questions remain about casino transportation plan

As MGM prepares to build a casino, questions remain about the project’s transportation plan.

Parking battles expected for Silver Line area

Businesses and residents are preparing for the possible onslaught of thousands of Silver Line commuters in search of free and easy parking. The new rail line officially opens Saturday.

What Metro riders need to know for Monday

Silver Line testing this week means a different view from platforms on four of the other five lines.

Fairfax transportation chief discusses Silver Line service

Reworking the bus routes was challenging, but he says he has no doubt that the rail line will be popular.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

If you ride a bike in Washington, you should thank Carl Bernstein, scourge of a president, friend to two-wheelers.

Clinton Yates

The nonprofit L’Enfant Trust has renovated an abandoned house that was a former crack den.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

COLUMN | Lawmakers could have helped some of the thousands who flock annually to the Wise County Fairgrounds for health care. But instead they blocked, bickered and weaseled until the state forfeited billions in Medicaid expansion funds.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

At Washington and Lee University, the removal of Confederate flags was overdue.

Photo Galleries

Robert E. Lee mansion renovation plan gets a boost

Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein is donating more than $12 million to restore the property.

Washington kids go to ‘Farm Camp’

At Woodlawn Plantation in Alexandria, Va., kids learn about where their food comes from, healthy eating, cooking and bugs.

No easy ride

Americans participated in the Brompton National Championships folding bike race for a chance to win a trip to England.

Saying goodbye to a Prince George’s leader

Mourners pay their respects to Wayne K. Curry, the first black Prince George’s County executive.

Stolen grave markers returned

Volunteers canvassed the grounds of Congressional Cemetery to match up stolen memorial items to their original monuments.

He grew up never knowing his mother

The day Tyshon Williams was born was the same day that his mother died. Now 19, he is graduating from high school.

Celebrating the Fourth of July

Washington is full of red, white and blue as Americans celebrate Independence Day.

Protesters halt buses carrying undocumented migrants

Demonstrators picket against the arrival of undocumented migrants in Southern California

Our Washington

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

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