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Concealed-carry gun bill passes D.C. Council

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District lawmakers said they passed legislation only grudgingly to comply with federal court ruling.

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    D.C. Council considers bill to ban Native American mascots

    Mascot measure among several education bills council members considered Tuesday.

    Since school started, 29 whooping cases in Montgomery

    Montgomery health officials have identified 29 cases since late August, 24 involving students or school staff.

    D.C. Council member says agencies shortchange small businesses

    D.C. Council member says agencies shortchange small businesses

    Council member Vincent B. Orange led a rally to draw attention to shortfalls in city spending with small businesses.

    Enrique Cruz — newest member of charter school board

    Former charter leader also worked with Teach for America and as a corporate consultant

    Centennials recovers to beat River Hill with fourth set

    Centennials recovers to beat River Hill with fourth set

    After blowing a possible sweep in the third set, the Eagles dominated the fourth set to improve to 5-1.

    Prince George’s bill seeks to ban hourly hotel rates

    Pr. George’s County Councilwoman Karen Toles introduces bill to ban hourly rates at local hotels.

    Montgomery County officer charged with fraud, perjury

    Gilbert L. Payne allegedly lied under oath to receive worker’s compensation that he was not owed.

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    Does it have to be on video to get us to do the right thing?

    Sadly, what grabs our attention and moves us to act is often the graphic and grotesque.

    International Academy in D.C. aims to help immigrants

    International Academy in D.C. aims to help immigrants

    Cardozo High School has seen a surge in enrollment from students who are recent immigrants.

    O’Connell finds a way vs. St. John’s

    O’Connell finds a way vs. St. John’s

    GIRLS’ SOCCER | Knights have had a tough time scoring, but manage their way to a 2-1 win vs. the No. 8 Cadets.

    Parents fuming after Springbrook players burned by disinfectant

    Parents fuming after Springbrook players burned by disinfectant

    A misused disinfectant left Blue Devils football players with first- and second-degree burns — and parents angry about how the school handled the situation.

    Suspect in missing U-Va. student case charged with abduction

    Suspect in missing U-Va. student case charged with abduction

    Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., 32, of Charlottesville, sought by police, who have not detailed evidence in the case.

    Gorgeous weather to yield to rainmaker Wednesday afternoon

    Gorgeous weather to yield to rainmaker Wednesday afternoon

    It remains dry and generally pleasant through midday Wednesday, but rain is likely to develop over the course of the afternoon

    Former sheriff’s deputy pleads no contest to shoplifting

    A Target employee had said he was fired for reporting the deputy’s thefts.

    Report cites failures in Arlington’s ‘$1 million bus stop’

    Outside review: Communications were weak and subcontracts weren’t executed well.

    Robert Poli, who led air traffic controllers’ union, dies

    Robert Poli, who led air traffic controllers’ union, dies

    Mr. Poli, 78, was the union president when President Ronald Reagan fired and replaced striking members.

    Rain to return to Washington: Wednesday afternoon into Thursday

    Rain to return to Washington: Wednesday afternoon into Thursday

    It hasn’t rained in Washington more than a trace in the last 10 days. That’s all about to change.

    Bowser fleshes out her education platform

    Her plans remains vague, but she clearly hopes Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson will stay

    “We have to adapt” -- President Obama announces new climate change actions

    “We have to adapt” -- President Obama announces new climate change actions

    On Tuesday, President Obama announced plans to deal with the weather extremes that come in hand with climate change, including floods, heat waves, and sea level rise.

    Concealed-carry gun bill passes D.C. Council

    Concealed-carry gun bill passes D.C. Council

    District lawmakers said they passed legislation only grudgingly to comply with federal court ruling.

    O’Malley plans full weekend of politics in three states

    O’Malley plans full weekend of politics in three states

    The Maryland governor has events scheduled in New Hampshire, Nevada and California.

    Stephen Lorenzetti, a top Park Service official, dies at 54

    Mr. Lorenzetti oversaw restoration of the Washington Monument and the construction of the WW II Memorial.

    GOP MoCo executive candidate vows safety, spending cuts

    In new campaign ads, Jim Shalleck touts his time as a Bronx prosecutor as he challenges Isiah Leggett.

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    Come back, Christina! Fairfax High is better now.

    Come back, Christina! Fairfax High is better now.

    You know what made “Mad Men’s” Christina Hendricks really mad? Fairfax High School.

    Judge appointed in alleged Alexandria serial killer case

    Judge appointed in alleged Alexandria serial killer case

    The judge who presided at a D.C. sniper’s trial will handle proceedings in Charles Severance’s case.

    Autumnal equinox sunset brings an early taste of fall color

    Autumnal equinox sunset brings an early taste of fall color

    Fall is known for its colorful show. The sky prepared us for what’s ahead in the hours before the season officially arrived last night.

    MIT study finds learning gains from free online course

    Research offers evidence of effective teaching through a “massive open online course,” or MOOC.

    Metro escalator replacement worries some riders

    Metro escalator replacement worries some riders

    The job at Bethesda station is set to begin in October and could continue for two and a half years.

    A busy bourbon week, from Pappy Van Winkle to fall cocktails

    A busy bourbon week, from Pappy Van Winkle to fall cocktails

    Meet Few’s distiller, sample a flight of Pappy Van Winkle or taste new fall cocktails.

    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.

     

    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.’

    More routes, and a fare hike, coming for D.C. Circulator

    The D.C. Circulator network could expand significantly starting next year, with the implementation of new service to the Mall and National Cathedral.

    Delays on Blue and Yellow lines in Virginia

    Trains were single-tracking due to a signal problem near Eisenhower Avenue

    Metro escalator replacement worries some riders

    The job at Bethesda station is set to begin in October and could continue for two and a half years.

    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 to 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.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    You know what made “Mad Men’s” Christina Hendricks really mad? Fairfax High School.

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    Sadly, what grabs our attention and moves us to act is often the graphic and grotesque.

    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.

    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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