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Legendary Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

(Bill O'Leary / The Washington Post)

Ben Bradlee’s gift for leadership and zest for journalism — and life — made him the most celebrated editor of his era. He directed The Post’s coverage of Watergate, which resulted in the only resignation of a president in U.S. history.

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The nation’s ‘best’ ZIP Code is in D.C.

The nation’s ‘best’ ZIP Code is in D.C.

Others on the top 10 list were in California, Texas and Kansas.

Alexandria and Arlington crime report

Among incidents reported by police in Alexandria and Arlington.

Arlington-Alexandria volunteer opportunities

Guide Dog Foundation, Carpenter’s Shelter, Meals on Wheels need help.

David Brat has a free-market response to illegal immigration

The GOP congressional candidate was invited to the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Alexandria-Arlington community events, Oct. 23-30, 2014

Halloween events, bike ride, walking tour, family dig, concerts, author talk, roller skate night.

Robert Tiernan, congressman and FEC member, dies at 85

Robert Tiernan, congressman and FEC member, dies at 85

A Rhode Island Democrat, Mr. Tiernan was an original member of the Federal Election Commission.

Adrian Fenty early-voted in D.C. today

The former mayor was spotted wearing a Muriel Bowser sticker after voting downtown.

Toddler dies after fire at unregulated Va. day care

Joseph Allen, 1, is the third child to be killed in a blaze at an unlicensed Va. home in the past two months.

Messages between teacher, detective acting as victim

The following is the text of a court document that outlines text messages.

Storm pulls away tonight, turning sunnier but still windy Thursday

Storm pulls away tonight, turning sunnier but still windy Thursday

The slow-moving nor’easter kept us wet today. It’s going to finally depart tonight, but windy impacts linger into tomorrow.

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Getting in gear: Exotics flock to Great Falls every Saturday

Getting in gear: Exotics flock to Great Falls every Saturday

Like exotic animals at a watering hole, mouthwatering cars are drawn to Katie’s Cars & Coffee every week.

Southern Maryland crime report

Reports from the Maryland State Police and the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties sheriff’s offices.

Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

Organizations seeks short- and long-term help in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties

Southern Maryland community calendar, Oct. 23-30, 2014

Events include a mystery dinner theater, “trunk or treat” and Halloween activities for kids.

Anne Arundel County and Howard County crime report

A listing of incidents reported recently by police in Anne Arundel and Howard counties and Annapolis.

Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Courtney R. Snowden

Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Courtney R. Snowden

Snowden, a 35-year-old independent, is one of 15 candidates seeking two at-large council seats.

‘The heart and soul of The Post newsroom’: Tributes to legendary editor Ben Bradlee

Following the death of legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, readers and media notables expressed their sympathies and shared personal recollections of the industry giant.

Going Out Guide, Oct. 23-29, 2014

Going Out Guide, Oct. 23-29, 2014

What’s happening in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland.

Prince George’s County crime report

Among incidents reported by police in Prince George’s County, Greenbelt, Hyattsville and Laurel.

Local legislators stand behind Arlington streetcar project

Northern Virginia lawmakers urge state transportation chief to disregard anti-streetcar faction.

Dana Priest on Ben Bradlee: ‘He loved a great story’

Dana Priest on Ben Bradlee: ‘He loved a great story’

“His magic was the most powerful kick-in-the-butt I’ve ever felt,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter says of the legendary Washington Post editor.

ArcLight Cinemas comes to Westfield Montgomery mall

ArcLight Cinemas comes to Westfield Montgomery mall

Boutique movie theater chain opens its first branch outside California.

Weather Service stops getting satellite data, warns about forecast quality

Weather Service stops getting satellite data, warns about forecast quality

The apparent network outage is the latest in a string of information technology problems for the service.

William Kennedy Smith is in an ANC dogfight

William Kennedy Smith is in an ANC dogfight

The Kennedy scion’s past is an issue for some Foggy Bottom advisory neighborhood commission voters.

Charter school teacher accused of having sex with student

Charter school teacher accused of having sex with student

D.C. police say the encounter occurred at Options Public Charter School, behind teacher’s desk.

Restaurants, home cooks to raise funds for Martha’s Table

Restaurants, home cooks to raise funds for Martha’s Table

The inaugural One Pot Supper parties will feed friends while helping to feed the homeless.

How can we plan for commuting’s Futurama?

Driverless cars are just one innovation confronting today’s traffic planners

Fairfax County officers cleared after shooting suicidal man

The man raised a firearm, police said. He was wounded and has been released from the hospital.

Nor’easter update: Flood watch, wind advisories in effect for parts of Northeast

Nor’easter update: Flood watch, wind advisories in effect for parts of Northeast

Rain in the Mid-Atlantic is expected to let up on Wednesday afternoon and evening as the storm pushes further north.

 

The death of Prince McLeod Rams (Part 6): Where do Prince William prosecutors turn now?

New information reveals why prosecutors think he’s a serial killer, but his son’s testimony corroborates his claim of innocence.

Adrian Fenty early-voted in D.C. today

The former mayor was spotted wearing a Muriel Bowser sticker after voting downtown.

Local legislators stand behind Arlington streetcar project

Northern Virginia lawmakers urge state transportation chief to disregard anti-streetcar faction.

An additional 3 million vehicles may have defective airbags, NHTSA says

At least four have died when inflator mechanisms ruptured, spraying passengers with metal fragments.

How can we plan for commuting’s Futurama?

Driverless cars are just one innovation confronting today’s traffic planners

Wish-list grows for D.C. region’s road and rail projects

Five transit and highway programs highlight revised regional plan.

3 interesting things behind the woman who is Metro’s ‘doors closing’ voice

Woman who’s voice says “doors closing” on Metro hasn’t been on trains in seven years.

Morning traffic problems on area roadways

Earlier crash causes four mile delays on Beltway

Part of Canal Road closed for repairs

Crews will close part of Canal Road in NW D.C. to fix the heavily-traveled road. The road will be closed in non-peak hours.

Troubles on Metro

Delays are due to an earlier train malfunction. Impact is on three rail lines.

D.C. police handing out fewer traffic tickets

.C. Police officers are issuing tickets to drivers who fail to stop at stop signs, use a cell phone while driving, or drive without insurance.

Technology’s role in future of transportation is discussed

There are plenty of visions of the future, but few firm answers, at a conference in the District.

Homeland Security says 4 Dulles passengers hospitalized

Hospitals near the airport say they have not received anyone with Ebola symptoms.

D.C.’s very first taxis faced the same problems. Even before Uber.

Cab drivers griped about competition, regulation and newcomers to the business -- in 1890

Transit police seek four suspects in indecent exposure incidents

Security camera images show men suspected of lewd behavior in the subway system

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Like exotic animals at a watering hole, mouthwatering cars are drawn to Katie’s Cars & Coffee every week.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Despite herself, a mother of two boys is uncomfortable with their desire for Hot Wheels orange toenails.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

D.C. voters’ hard choice: Bowser’s cautious, mediocre record, or Catania’s combative approach?

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Women secretly photographed in a ritual Jewish bath or a gynecologist’s office are being violated.

Photo Galleries

Scenes from the Congressional Cemetery

The 35-acre cemetery serves also as both a grand city park and a sort of neighborhood community center.

A mammoth’s deconstruction

The ancient skeleton at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is being shipped to Canada for restoration.

Can the Boardwalk Empire strike back?

The mayor of Atlantic City is betting against all odds that a rebirth awaits.

Special blessings for special pets

A Franciscan monastery was among several sites conducting a “blessing of the animals” ceremony.

Nationals Park, on its way up

With the planned opening of a Harris Teeter, the neighborhood — and its pack of new buildings — is on the rise.

Celebrating at the H Street festival

The event’s dramatic growth mirrors the reinvention of the D.C. neighborhood.

D.C. mayoral candidates confront each other in first debate

Muriel E. Bowser, David A. Catania and Carol Schwartz sparred testily over ethics and education.

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.

Our Washington

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

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