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District says it acted appropriately in Relisha Rudd case

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Report examines agencies that had contact with the still-missing 8-year-old girl.

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    Gillespie joins tradition of strategists turned politicians

    Gillespie joins tradition of strategists turned politicians

    Ed Gillespie is one of many strategists to seek public office; often they learn from their mistakes.

    District says it acted appropriately in Relisha Rudd case

    District says it acted appropriately in Relisha Rudd case

    Report examines agencies that had contact with the still-missing 8-year-old girl.

    Sherwood mourns student killed in holiday weekend crash

    Sherwood mourns student killed in holiday weekend crash

    Police say teens attended a party in Olney, Md. and that driver had odor of alcohol when officers arrived.

    Muriel Bowser does housekeeper’s work for a morning

    Muriel Bowser does housekeeper’s work for a morning

    At the Marriott Marquis, Democratic mayoral nominee makes a bid for the loyalties of working-class voters.

    Storms likely this evening; drying out Wednesday, still hot

    Storms likely this evening; drying out Wednesday, still hot

    There’s a good chance the immediate metro area sees a storm or two before drying out overnight. Wednesday is not as humid, but still hot.

    City plan predicts even more homeless families this winter

    D.C. shelters will be at capacity by December unless the city finds more beds for homeless parents and kids.

    D.C.’s back ways become a focus of fun

    D.C.’s back ways become a focus of fun

    They used to considered hotbeds of bad behavior. Now, some alleys are centers of communal whimsy.

    Jury begins deliberations in McDonnell corruption case

    Jury begins deliberations in McDonnell corruption case

    No verdict is reached after more than five hours of discussion, so the panel will return Wednesday morning.

    The beheading of a second American journalist is today’s cover story

    The Islamic State militant group has released a video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.

    In Fairfax, some students head to class in an office building

    In Fairfax, some students head to class in an office building

    Bailey’s Upper Elementary, the newest school in Fairfax County, is a 5-story former office complex.

    Deaths elsewhere

    Survivor’s Jimi Jamison, Jethro Tull’s Glenn Cornick, fashion designer Manuel Pertegaz, Sergio Rodrigues

    Six new committees for Pr. George’s school board

    The creation of the committees comes more than a year after a school board overhaul.

    A.J. ‘Jack’ Langguth, journalist and historian, dies at 81

    A.J. ‘Jack’ Langguth, journalist and historian, dies at 81

    Mr. Langguth wrote an acclaimed book on Vietnam and has a new work coming out this month.

    Man wanted for exposure in grocery, children’s bookstore

    Prince William police think the same man may be responsible for two incidents in the same week.

    Chance of thunderstorms into Tuesday evening, some could be severe

    Chance of thunderstorms into Tuesday evening, some could be severe

    While the highest chance for thunderstorms will be west of the D.C. area, still there remains a chance of storms in the District itself later this evening.

    Former police officer tries to attack Pr. Geo.’s prosecutors

    The incident postponed the sentencing of Johnnie Riley, convicted of shooting a handcuffed suspect.

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    Don’t let a ‘sweepstakes’ sweep you off your feet

    Don’t let a ‘sweepstakes’ sweep you off your feet

    The odds that you won a sweepstakes you didn’t even enter are pretty slim. Beware the scam.

    DOJ’s top criminal fraud prosecutor joins law firm

    Jeff Knox, head of Justice Department’s criminal fraud section, joins Simpson Thacher

    Document: Lawsuit filed in Fairfax County police slaying of John Geer

    A copy of the lawsuit filed Tuesday by Geer’s partner, on behalf of their two children.

    Bomb threat puts Westfield High on first-day lockdown

    200 students and staff were locked in at Fairfax County school for afternoon sweep; no danger discovered.

    Brown attacks Hogan over Ehrlich’s 2003 ‘Dream Act’ veto

    Brown attacks Hogan over Ehrlich’s 2003 ‘Dream Act’ veto

    The Democrat continues to highlight differences with his Republican opponent in Maryland.

    From the archives: The Post’s new publisher unveils a statue of his former boss

    From the archives: The Post’s new publisher unveils a statue of his former boss

    The Washington Post’s new publisher, a former paperboy, served as a top aide in the Reagan Administration.

    Car unintentionally rams through fence at Joint Base Andrews

    The driver was seen slumped in her seat as her car drove through four lanes of traffic.

    Christie coming to Maryland to help Hogan raise money

    Christie coming to Maryland to help Hogan raise money

    The visit by the New Jersey governor is the first sign of national GOP interest in the race.

    Could Comcast, Time Warner merger suffocate competition in the weather space?

    Could Comcast, Time Warner merger suffocate competition in the weather space?

    WeatherNation is petitioning the proposed Comcast-Time Warner merger on grounds it would position The Weather Channel to dominate the industry.

    Prince George’s BOE creates six committees

    Focuses are on academics, engagement, evaluations, budget, policy and board governance.

    Va.’s McAuliffe supports 550-mile natural gas pipeline

    Va.’s McAuliffe supports 550-mile natural gas pipeline

    The Democratic governor’s backing of the plan pleases energy interests but disappoints green activists.

    Accused attacker turns down plea deal in fatal shooting

    Prosecutors say Howard student Omar Sykes and friend was targeted for robbery on July 4, 2013.

    Police identify man killed in Falls Church

    Filaberto Felipe Paz Ramirez was found dead in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Monday.

    The Hotlist: September 2014

    The Hotlist: September 2014

    Welcome to the Hotlist, a monthly preview of things to taste, see and do in the weeks ahead.

     

    Document: Lawsuit filed in Fairfax County police slaying of John Geer

    A copy of the lawsuit filed Tuesday by Geer’s partner, on behalf of their two children.

    Ward 5: ‘Dumping ground’ no longer?

    Task force finds ways to reconcile residents’ wishes with city’s need for industrial land.

    D.C.’s back ways become a focus of fun

    They used to considered hotbeds of bad behavior. Now, some alleys are centers of communal whimsy.

    From the archives: The Post’s new publisher unveils a statue of his former boss

    The Washington Post’s new publisher, a former paperboy, served as a top aide in the Reagan Administration.

    Alaska Airlines launches nonstop service to Seattle via BWI

    The Seattle-based carrier will offer a daily flight to the Emerald City.

    Tips on post-Labor Day commuting

    “September Shock” doesn’t strike all at once, but it’s no less dismaying for travelers.

    MARC train to Washington delayed after conductor falls

    A spokeswoman said a conductor slipped as the train was approaching the Dickerson station.

    As ‘new’ Bethesda grows, Tastee Diner remains a constant

    Comfort food is served with a taste of the ‘old’ neighborhood at the landmark business, opened in 1935.

    More wheelchair-accessible taxis will cruise D.C. streets

    A package of initiatives also includes a text messaging system to summon D.C. cabs to where need is greatest.

    Person struck by train at Mount Vernon Square Metro

    Green and Yellow line riders should expect delays in both directions while police investigate.

    Route 1 closed in Alexandria

    Route 1 is closed in both directions from Slater’s Lane to First Street in Alexandria due to two fallen electrical poles in the road.

    Update: Delays on Metro’s Orange, Silver and Blue lines resolved

    Earlier delays because of a train malfunction are clear.

    Fence fight could affect residents along Purple Line route

    A Montgomery judge will consider who owns land along trail between Bethesda and Silver Spring.

    Labor Day weekend Metro service

    Major Metro track work will affect several rail lines over the Labor Day weekend. Trains will operate on a weekend or adjusted schedule on Labor Day.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    The odds that you won a sweepstakes you didn’t even enter are pretty slim. Beware the scam.

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    Inflammatory rhetoric returns in wake of fatal shooting accident at Arizona firing range.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Economics often leads parents to shadowy businesses that may not be what’s advertised.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    COLUMN | Purple Line transit project opponents can’t find tiny species in forest but sue to protect them anyway

    Photo Galleries

    Chris Brown pleads guilty in D.C. court

    The singer was charged with punching a fan in October.

    The dog days of greyhound racing

    Once a mainstay of American gambling, dog tracks are in steep decline.

    Fun times at the fair

    Events in Maryland and Virginia counties feature hog shows, demolition derbies, Ferris wheels and plenty of food.

    Robert F. McDonnell on trial

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

    Horseshoe Baltimore casino’s opening night

    Throngs of people showed up to try their luck at the city’s first casino.

    Back to school: First day is a fun day

    As students return to class, they’re greeted with crowns, balloons and dance parties.

    Aboard the Memphis Belle

    Members of the media get a ride on the World War II B-17 bomber ahead of a weekend exhibition in Baltimore.

    Bao Bao turns 1

    The National Zoo’s giant panda cub has changed a lot in just one year.

    Our Washington

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

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