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Judge tries to forge redemption from regret

Byron Lamont McDade. (Michel du Cille/The Washington Post)

Twelve years after sentencing Byron Lamont McDade to 27 years in prison, Paul L. Friedman, U.S. district judge for the District of Columbia, is advocating that he is a “prime candidate for executive clemency.”

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Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide

Prince George’s and Southern Maryland Going Out Guide

A list of events in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland for October 2-8, 2014

Lederhosen Report: Oktoberfest celebrations for Oct. 2-5

Lederhosen Report: Oktoberfest celebrations for Oct. 2-5

The weekend’s best parties include beer festivals, happy hours and family-friendly fun.

Will quietest hurricane season in two decades continue in October?

Will quietest hurricane season in two decades continue in October?

While the tropics have been quiet so far this year, October has seen some pretty notable hurricanes in the past, including Wilma of 2005, and Sandy in 2012.

Police arrest 19-year-old in fatal shooting of Bowie man

Deon Warren, 19, is accused of killing Mitchell White, 39, a dad trying to break up a fight.

Tips for getting to Nationals playoff games

Tips for getting to Nationals playoff games

Fans have many travel options for dealing with the Friday and Saturday crowds.

Loudoun names new county attorney to replace Roberts

Leo Rogers, who was James City’s county attorney, joins Loudoun as chief counsel in November.

Powerful Typhoon Phanfone could strike Japan, Tokyo this weekend

Powerful Typhoon Phanfone could strike Japan, Tokyo this weekend

In the western Pacific, spins a large and dangerous typhoon named Phanfone that may threaten Japan.

Moody’s: Rising college bids doesn’t equal rising demand

Credit rating agency says that many colleges are having a tougher time reeling in the students they admit.

A ‘Downton Abbey’ star is in a band coming to D.C.

A ‘Downton Abbey’ star is in a band coming to D.C.

Lady Grantham fronts a country-tinged folk act.

October’s top concerts: Mary Lambert, Nas and more

October’s top concerts: Mary Lambert, Nas and more

The big summer concerts are gone. Long live the club show.

Drone captures amazing lava video at Iceland volcano

Drone captures amazing lava video at Iceland volcano

As the drone approaches the volcano, we are treated to a view that not many can say they’ve experienced.

A Metro Center entrance will close for escalator replacement

Project to shut entrance at 12th and G streets NW for about 29 weeks.

For more D.C. condo owners, the schoolhouse rocks

For more D.C. condo owners, the schoolhouse rocks

The 1893 Pierce School and other onetime school buildings are fertile ground for developers and architects.

‘Saturday Night Live’ knows that nostalgia is its best asset

‘Saturday Night Live’ knows that nostalgia is its best asset

The show will always be better in my memory than it is on my TV. Yet I keep watching.

The wage gap: A primer

Plan on hearing a whole lot more about it as both parties gear up to use the issue in upcoming elections as a way to attract critical women voters.

The Partisan’s baked fermented paccheri is our dish of the week

Ed Witt’s pasta dish is made using sour wort from Bluejacket brewery. The wort (a mixture of malted grain, water and hops) makes the dough slightly sour and grainy.

Sonic Circuits at Pyramid Atlantic: 4 acts to catch at the avant-garde music festival in Silver Spring

Sonic Circuits at Pyramid Atlantic: 4 acts to catch at the avant-garde music festival in Silver Spring

If you’re a casual music fan, this weekend’s Sonic Circuits Festival may not be for you. “It’s intense music for intense listening,” says curator Jeff Surak, who helped organize the 13th annual avant-garde event.

Valerie June at Sixth and I: The Southern singer keeps connected to her small-town roots

Valerie June at Sixth and I: The Southern singer keeps connected to her small-town roots

Like her deep, distinctive twang, the music is unquestionably Southern. Shades of Nina Simone, Dolly Parton and blueswomen of decades past flicker throughout; you can easily picture it crackling out from a timeworn record player.

Time it was a-changin’: A look at ‘Time Covers the 1960s’ at the National Portrait Gallery

Time it was a-changin’: A look at ‘Time Covers the 1960s’ at the National Portrait Gallery

“For a lot of people, this will be a memory show,” says James Barber, curator of “Time Covers the 1960s” at the National Portrait Gallery.

DDOT’s streetcar safety quiz: Are we smarter than a second grader?

DDOT’s streetcar safety quiz: Are we smarter than a second grader?

DDOT has rolled out a streetcar safety activity packet that includes a test asking young kids to interpret safety symbols. We took a stab at it.

DDOT’s streetcar safety campaign: Are we smarter than a second grader?

DDOT’s streetcar safety campaign: Are we smarter than a second grader?

DDOT has rolled out a streetcar safety activity packet that includes a test asking young kids to interpret safety symbols. We took a stab at it.

‘Out of Many, One,’ commisioned by the National Portrait Gallery, is a fresh face on the Mall

‘Out of Many, One,’ commisioned by the National Portrait Gallery, is a fresh face on the Mall

Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada’s giant portrait, made of dirt, sand and gravel, will only last a month.

Where condo sales are hottest in D.C.

Where condo sales are hottest in D.C.

Capitol Hill, Southwest Waterfront and Dupont Circle are among the most popular neighborhoods.

Stubborn morning clouds, mild afternoons precede big weekend cool down

Stubborn morning clouds, mild afternoons precede big weekend cool down

We enjoy a couple of nice afternoons before a serious cold front comes through Friday night with showers and storms.

NatCast: Nice temps, rain should hold off until after game

NatCast: Nice temps, rain should hold off until after game

Temperatures are ideal, humidity moderate, skies variably cloudy. Any rain should hold off until after the game.

Vigil planned for boy critically injured outside ‘Fright Fest’

Friends, family of 15-year-old to hold prayer vigil outside of Six Flags, where the teen was attacked

Catania, an independent, endorsed for D.C. mayor by high-ranking Democrat

Catania, an independent, endorsed for D.C. mayor by high-ranking Democrat

The chairman of the Democratic Governors Association backed David Catania over Muriel Bowser.

Bowie man may have been killed while breaking up teen fight

Bowie man may have been killed while breaking up teen fight

Mitchell White, 39, was fatally shot not far from Bowie High School and a swim club.

No. 2 at the U.S. Dept of Education heads for the exit

Jim Shelton, native Washingtonian who molded much of agency’s policies is stepping down

Va. health official wants to amend abortion clinic rules

Health commissioner says state should amend hospital-style regulations on abortion clinics.

 

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.

New poll: Bowser leads Catania by 8 points

Survey commissioned by pro-business group finds closer D.C. mayor race than previous published polls.

Tips for getting to Nationals playoff games

Fans have many travel options for dealing with the Friday and Saturday crowds.

A Metro Center entrance will close for escalator replacement

Project to shut entrance at 12th and G streets NW for about 29 weeks.

Update: Trains no longer single-tracking on Metro’s Red Line, delays continue

Trains were single-tracking between Friendship Heights and Van Ness-UDC stations because of a disabled train.

Secret Service closes streets near White House for suspicious vehicle

17th Street NW is closed from Constitution to Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

New D.C. rules laid out for UberX, Lyft, Sidecar

D.C. Council member Mary Cheh unveiled an updated proposal for regulating UberX, Lyft, Sidecar and other similar services

Texas Ebola patient traveled through Dulles International Airport

Authorities emphasize there is no danger of anyone getting sick from the flight because the man was not symptomatic at the time.

Cyclist can’t understand driver’s indifference to safety

Hit-and-run motorist had a blind eye for crash victim on rural road.

‘Need to know’ session on Va. transportation goals

Easing congestion on I-66 is a top priority in Northern Virginia. Leaders foresee adding HOT lanes.

Those other idiots are the distracted drivers you fear

A survey finds people are quick to point the finger when it comes to driving distraction.

Report: More traffic tickets, fewer crashes

Research shows that when more tickets are issued, crash rates go down.

Bike commuting is up in the District

According to new Census Bureau data, 4.5 percent of D.C. working residents commuted by bicycle in 2013. That is up from 4.1 percent in 2012 and from 2.2 percent in 2009.

The latest obstacle in D.C.’s bike wars? A porta-potty.

The porta-potty was moved out of the street, and DDOT issued a fine of about $300.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

That man busking outside Nationals Park? His father is a famous R&B musician.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

For former fans of the hapless Senators, a winning team is a contradiction in terms.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

COLUMN | They made the pact when they came back for a 50-year reunion and saw their record stood firm.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

The rush to embrace natural gas and fracking is steamrolling valid worries about long-term risks to environment.

Photo Galleries

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.

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.

Our Washington

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

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