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The White House fence hasn’t changed since Lyndon B. Johnson was in office

(Jeff Taylor / AP)

As security features proliferate around the mansion, its 7-foot, 6-inch barrier from ’65 is the same.

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    Man gets 10 months for dumping Mall wastewater in Potomac

    Patrick Brightwell pleaded guilty to dumping storm drain waste into the river instead of a treatment plant.

    How about some love for the new moon and a few cool crescents?

    How about some love for the new moon and a few cool crescents?

    With three recent so-called “supermoons” — those larger-than-normal full moons — snaring the summer’s news headlines, here’s some autumnal love for new moons.

    OP-ED: From Ferguson to the ballot box 

    OP-ED: From Ferguson to the ballot box 

    The recent events in Ferguson, are another defining moment in this country’s history. Now is the time that millennials take a stand.

    Indique Heights will not reopen in Chevy Chase

    Indique Heights will not reopen in Chevy Chase

    The owners could not come to terms over the renovated space but say they will reopen elsewhere.

    Montgomery releases school-specific grade data for algebra final exams

    Montgomery County released a school-by-school breakdown of performance on Algebra 1B final exams from last school year as officials examine why the system has had such high failure rates on the exams.

    D.C. Council could force schools to drop ‘Indians’ mascots

    D.C. Council could force schools to drop ‘Indians’ mascots

    D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie, critic of Redskins name, says city must ‘address the offensive team names in our own backyard.’

    Do you look like Olivia Pope? Have we got a ‘Scandal’ party for you!

    Do you look like Olivia Pope? Have we got a ‘Scandal’ party for you!

    A fundraiser for the YWCA features a “Scandal” trivia contest and an Olivia Pope look-alike party.

    Carol Schwartz says she’ll address ‘affordable housing crisis’

    Carol Schwartz says she’ll address ‘affordable housing crisis’

    Independent candidate issues 10-page paper laying out various housing initiatives.

    O’Malley ‘inclined’ to support use of ballot tool for blind

    O’Malley ‘inclined’ to support use of ballot tool for blind

    The governor’s comments came a day after state lawyers appealed a ruling related to the technology.

    Watch Arctic lose 3.82 million square miles of sea ice in 30 seconds

    Watch Arctic lose 3.82 million square miles of sea ice in 30 seconds

    A new timelapse from NASA shows the Arctic losing sea ice through this year’s summer melt season. The Arctic reached its minimum sea ice extent on September 17.

    How to explore Art All Night in the District

    How to explore Art All Night in the District

    The annual late-night arts festival spreads across the city.

    Metrorail will stay open late for Thursday night football

    Metro said riders traveling by train from the Washington Redskins game against the New York Giants at FedEx Field will be able to enter the transit system at Morgan Boulevard and Largo Town Center stations.

    Around D.C., 2014 will be remembered for its lack of 90 degree days

    Around D.C., 2014 will be remembered for its lack of 90 degree days

    With only 24 days of high temperatures at or above 90 degrees in D.C., this summer was pretty tame. In the western suburbs, it was even more blissful.

    Md. trooper hit during traffic stop on Capital Beltway

    Hyattsville man charged with DUI after incident in Greenbelt. Trooper was released from hospital.

    Photos: Summer’s last sunset at Manassas National Battlefield Park

    Photos: Summer’s last sunset at Manassas National Battlefield Park

    Tall rain clouds and rainbows made for a stunning sunset on Summer’s last full day.

    Cards Against Urbanity: fun for urban planners and their fans

    Get ready for a new party obsession: Cards Against Urbanity, a version of the game Cards Against Humanity written by six urban planning nerds.

    Power outage closes D.C.’s Eastern Senior High School

    A D.C. public schools alert said the outage will close the Capitol Hill school Tuesday.

    She treats me like her boyfriend but doesn’t want a relationship.

    She treats me like her boyfriend but doesn’t want a relationship.

    Dr. Andrea advises a reader on whether it’s time to get out of the friend zone. Also: My mom is an emotional wreck, and is taking it out on me.

    One more week to sweat tax-free in D.C.

    One more week to sweat tax-free in D.C.

    D.C.’s “yoga tax” — which extends the 5.75 percent sales tax to all gyms and fitness studios — goes into effect Oct. 1. So you might want to buy class packs now to save money later.

    The first National Kids Yoga Conference will tackle every child’s pose

    The first National Kids Yoga Conference will tackle every child’s pose

    More than 40 presenters, including instructors, scientific researchers and musicians, will address attendees Saturday at George Washington University.

    Streetcar contracts likely to reignite Arlington debate

    Streetcar contracts likely to reignite Arlington debate

    Board to vote Tuesday on contract for engineering work on Columbia Pike, Crystal City streetcars.

    High-performance weather with sunshine and comfortably cool nights

    High-performance weather with sunshine and comfortably cool nights

    WEATHER GANG | Autumn’s kick-off is nothing but spectacular if you love comfortable weather and fresh air.

    NatCast: Winning weather

    NatCast: Winning weather

    Excellent weather to watch the NL East Champs’ final week of the regular season.

    Chantilly knocks off Langley

    Chantilly knocks off Langley

    VOLLEYBALL | The Chargers rally after dropping the first set to defeat the defending Virginia 6A champion Saxons.

    Va. House speaker makes a point on Puckett probe

    In light of an FBI investigation of an ex-legislator, William J. Howell said he won’t confirm 3 job appointments.

    Study ramps up cost of stalled highway in Virginia

    Virginia officials say environmental study confirms decision to halt construction of new toll road.

    Pr. George’s delays proposed Wal-Mart in Bowie

    Neighbors applaud delay; say the store planned at a strip mall is not a good fit for the community

    Md. school shares thrill with teacher who won $1 million

    Md. school shares thrill with teacher who won $1 million

    Math teacher Sarah Manchester returned to Montgomery school after $1 million win on Wheel of Fortune.

    When soldiers’ faces were mutilated in WWI, a sculptor made them new ones

    When soldiers’ faces were mutilated in WWI, a sculptor made them new ones

    Artist Anna Coleman Ladd made exquisite metal masks to conceal their war injuries.

    Prince George’s schools CFO, wife resign after fraud charge

    Prince George’s schools CFO, wife resign after fraud charge

    State said Colby and Keisha White committed insurance fraud with claims for a lost wedding ring.

     

    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.

    D.C. Council could force schools to drop ‘Indians’ mascots

    D.C. Council member Kenyan McDuffie, critic of Redskins name, says city must ‘address the offensive team names in our own backyard.’

    Ferrari issues recall of some vehicles -- individuals could get trapped in trunks

    Ferrari North America is recalling more than 3,000 F458 Italia and F458 Spider vehicles manufactured March 5, 2010, to May 20, 2013.

    Metrorail will stay open late for Thursday night football

    Metro said riders traveling by train from the Washington Redskins game against the New York Giants at FedEx Field will be able to enter the transit system at Morgan Boulevard and Largo Town Center stations.

    Streetcar contracts likely to reignite Arlington debate

    Board to vote Tuesday on contract for engineering work on Columbia Pike, Crystal City streetcars.

    Pr. George’s delays proposed Wal-Mart in Bowie

    Neighbors applaud delay; say the store planned at a strip mall is not a good fit for the community

    A priceless #WMATA rush hour tweet

    Sometimes a tweet surfaces in the Twitterverse that just makes you smile. Here’s one of those instances.

    Metro gets $21 million in federal aid for storm-related improvement work

    Aid received by Metro is part of $3.59 billion in federal assistance to Northeast and Mid-Atlantic transportation agencies affected by Hurricane Sandy

    MWAA giving away free E-Z Passes to celebrate the Dulles Toll Road’s 30th year

    The free E-Z Passes will come preloaded with $15 in toll credits.

    Enforcement campaign underway in Beltway HOT lanes

    Virginia State Police will have extra patrols out during rush hours Monday and Tuesday.

    Put down the cellphone and look up when crossing the street

    Safety experts say pedestrians absorbed in smartphones are behind a troubling ‘distracted walking’ trend.

    Computer-driven trains returning to Metro’s Red Line

    Five years after the crash that caused nine deaths, automatic train control will resume next month.

    Passengers suffer minor injuries after Metrobuses collide

    Four people were taken to hospitals Friday after a Metrobus rear-ended another Metrobus in Northwest Washington.

    With initiatives focusing on children, veterans -- is Uber showcasing a softer side?

    The ride-sharing service is highlighting initiatives focused on charitable giving and jobs for veterans.

    Commuter program kept up by finding new directions

    Increasing congestion, more travel options and better technology encouraged car-free commuting.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Art historian Cynthia Mills explored D.C.’s renowned Adams Memorial and other memorials like it.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    The frustrated independent scorns Bowser’s shortage of achievements, but he still trails her.

    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.

    Photo Galleries

    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.

    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.

    Our Washington

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

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