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D.C.’s African American electorate fragmented for first time in years

Orlando Pickens receives campaign literature from Milton Grant who is supporting Carol Schwartz. (Linda Davidson/Post)

The city’s black voters usually unite behind a single mayoral candidate. This time, their choice isn’t so clear.

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D.C. college freshmen: A data portrait

Here is more detail on class of 2018 from a Washington Post survey of the city’s universities

Prince George’s woman wins $1 million D.C. lottery

The woman thought the prize was $250,000. Told it was $1 million, she said, “Oh, my.”

Waldorf Halloween store suffers fire damage for second time

Investigators believe arson to be the cause of fires at the store and at a sporting goods store.

K Street continues to rebound after three-year slump

The upcoming November elections may draw more business to K Street as companies prepare for uncertainty

Warner ad ties Gillespie’s former firm to ‘dictator’

Warner ad ties Gillespie’s former firm to ‘dictator’

There’s no evidence that Gillespie lobbied for the Ivory Coast leader, but his firm did represent his government.

How common are October tornadoes in the D.C. region?

How common are October tornadoes in the D.C. region?

Two weak tornadoes touched down near the city on October 15. It was an atypical event for this time of year locally, but not unheard of.

Rabbi took Towson classes to ritual bath, student says

The D.C rabbi accused of hiding a camera in the mikvah reportedly invited students to try the bath.

Temporary setback stalls Potomac coast project

Temporary setback stalls Potomac coast project

Landowner goes back to the drawing board after regulators reject his plan.

Part of 15th St NW closed because of police investigation

Four men stabbed in early morning incident. Part of 15th St NW blocked as police investigate

The Marine Corps Marathon is Sunday. Want to get faster by then?

The Marine Corps Marathon is Sunday. Want to get faster by then?

If participants want to shave seconds off their time at this point, they’ll have to focus on what they’re wearing, how they’re sleeping and what they’re eating. Or, maybe they can try one of these additional options that are out there (and a little out-there).

Greek out over veggies with Aglaia Kremezi

Greek out over veggies with Aglaia Kremezi

Maybe you’ve heard a certain myth: Greek cuisine is all gyros and meaty moussaka. Not true, says Greek cookbook author Aglaia Kremezi. Her new book celebrates the vegetarian heritage of the Mediterranean.

Our co-worker is a narcissist.

Our co-worker is a narcissist.

Dr. Andrea advises a group of readers who are fed up with a colleague who can’t talk about anything but himself. Also: Why won’t my wife let me see her naked?

Survey: Majority of men want flexible work

A majority of men surveyed value and feel comfortable and supported working flexible schedules

For a better run, tread(mill) carefully

For a better run, tread(mill) carefully

Treadmills are awesome — if you know how to use them, says David Siik, the creator of Equinox’s new Precision Running Program. He offers some technique pointers to make the most of the technology.

How to save money on rent -- so you can buy a house

How to save money on rent -- so you can buy a house

October to February is an excellent time to negotiate good deals with a landlord.

Some sunshine, but cloudy skies and scattered showers will rule the day

Some sunshine, but cloudy skies and scattered showers will rule the day

Temperatures could reach the mid to upper 60s with light winds and some rain.

Stolen dog Arwyn has been found

A citizen spotted the 10-year-old boxer in Calvert County.

Rabbi accused of voyeurism is focus of other allegations

Rabbi accused of voyeurism is focus of other allegations

Association of Modern Orthodox rabbis says converts had accused Barry Freundel of misconduct.

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How to take apart a mammoth, in 35 seconds

How to take apart a mammoth, in 35 seconds

As part of an effort to modernize the dinosaur wing of Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, a crew disassembles an intact mammoth skeleton.

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Watching her sons battle for equal pedicure rights

Watching her sons battle for equal pedicure rights

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

Justice Department plans to review Baltimore police

The Baltimore Sun reported the city paid millions in102 civil suits alleging police misconduct since 2011.

Despite missteps, Foust pushes on down campaign trail

Despite missteps, Foust pushes on down campaign trail

Democratic Fairax supervisor is in an uphill battle to gain House seat from Northern Virginia.

Tornadoes confirmed from Wednesday’s storms

Tornadoes confirmed from Wednesday’s storms

Both of the tornadoes, spawned by Wednesday’s storms, were rated EF-0 on the Enhanced Fujita damage scale.

Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Eric J. Jones

Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Eric J. Jones

Jones, a 34-year-old independent, is one of 15 candidates seeking two at-large council seats.

D.C.’s African American electorate fragmented for first time in years

D.C.’s African American electorate fragmented for first time in years

The city’s black voters usually unite behind a single mayoral candidate. This time, their choice isn’t so clear.

Akin Gump bests Squire Patton Boggs in lobbying revenue

For the first time in more than a decade, Squire Patton Boggs was not nation’s top-earning lobby firm.

Purcellville trail brings science education outdoors

Purcellville trail brings science education outdoors

The Chapman DeMary Trail has helped thousands of kids learn about local plants and animals.

What schools spend on low-income pupils

More money doesn’t equal better outcomes, but the data on school spending do tell us something

A few raindrops tonight and Tuesday; Orionid meteor shower peak

A few raindrops tonight and Tuesday; Orionid meteor shower peak

Sunshine helped send temperatures well into the 60s today. We’ve got more mild weather tomorrow, but less in the way of sun.

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Art attack: Dog mosaic catches D.C. church off guard

Art attack: Dog mosaic catches D.C. church off guard

The artist wanted to get attention. And when he put up his big mosaic at a D.C. church, he certainly did.

 

Annandale’s Caleb Hymans runs 5K world record time (for 9-year-olds)

The young cross-country champion smashes the 5K mark by 14 seconds, is ready for more.

Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Eric J. Jones

Jones, a 34-year-old independent, is one of 15 candidates seeking two at-large council seats.

Troubles on Metro for commuters

Problems on Red and Silver lines for commuters.

Part of 15th St NW closed because of police investigation

Four men stabbed in early morning incident. Part of 15th St NW blocked as police investigate

U.S. influx of travelers from Ebola-stricken nations slows

Fewer than half as many people as once thought are flying to the U.S. from Ebola-stricken African nations.

More Metro trains for Veterans Day concert, but no Blue

Planning for teeming crowds on the Mall, the transit agency will ramp up some service but close Blue trains.

‘Fix My Commute’ forum envisions new age of travel

Livestream event will focus on big solutions to common commuting problems.

4.7 million vehicles recalled over
air bag that can spray metal fragments

At least four people have died after inflator mechanisms ruptured on the defective air bags.

Metro wants $1.4 billion for eight-car rush-hour trains

Transit agency hopes to ease crowding by doing away with six-car service during the busiest times.

Congress plans meetings, seeks data on Ebola screening

Los Angeles congresswoman seeks meeting on screening at her airport.

Cyclist asks for help from drivers

Three requests on sharing streets would make travel safer for everyone.

Riders on Metro’s Yellow Line should expect delays

Delays on Metro’s Yellow Line. Track problem at Pentagon stop.

Six ways to have a more mindful commute

Mindfulness experts say releasing thoughts and focusing on senses and breathing can lead to calmer travel.

Zen and the art of commuting

”Mindful commuting” practitioners swear it brings tranquility to crowded trains and traffic jams.

Virginia budget cuts won’t stop Arlington streetcar funding

State says $65 million is firm promise to Arlington, Fairfax on Columbia Pike and Crystal City streetcars.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

The artist wanted to get attention. And when he put up his big mosaic at a D.C. church, he certainly did.

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

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.

Celebrating Constitution Day and new citizenship

Highlights of the naturalization ceremony at the National Archives.

Our Washington

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

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