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Metro’s new $2.9 billion Silver Line open for business

(Astrid Riecken / The Washington Post)

11.4-mile transit project was the most expensive in the region’s history, with 11 more miles still to be built.

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D.C. police investigate Southeast shooting as homicide

Man, found dead on Savannah Street shortly after midnight on Saturday, had multiple gunshot wounds.

Significant severe weather possible in the Mid-Atlantic on Sunday

Significant severe weather possible in the Mid-Atlantic on Sunday

The threat for widespread severe weather is higher than usual across the region on Sunday. Damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes are all possible.

Isolated storm risk today; increased threat of severe weather Sunday

Isolated storm risk today; increased threat of severe weather Sunday

WEATHER GANG | A strong cold front and a speedy jet stream moving our way will keep things interesting.

D.C. region high on list of states taking in migrant youths

D.C. region high on list of states taking in migrant youths

Since January, about 4,600 children have been sent to live temporarily with family or guardians here.

Catania: Park Southern should get council hearing

Catania: Park Southern should get council hearing

Mayoral candidate David Catania says if rival Muriel Bowser won’t hold hearing, another member should.

Workers find remnants of original U-Va. Rotunda

Workers find remnants of original U-Va. Rotunda

While restoring the University of Virginia’s iconic Rotunda, workers found pieces of its Jeffersonian past.

Henry ‘Hank’ Hartsfield Jr., 80, shuttle astronaut, dies

Henry ‘Hank’ Hartsfield Jr., 80, shuttle astronaut, dies

Henry “Hank” Hartsfield Jr. spent many years in training and 20 days in orbit — but they were very good days.

Alan C. Greenberg, who remade Bear Stearns, dies at 86

Alan C. Greenberg, who remade Bear Stearns, dies at 86

He transformed a small bond shop into the fifth-largest U.S. securities firm before it collapsed in 2008.

Martin Tahse dies; produced ‘ABC Afterschool Specials’

Martin Tahse dies; produced ‘ABC Afterschool Specials’

The programs touched on a variety of teen problems, including pregnancy, suicide and bullying.

Dana Krueger Grossman, actress, singer, dies at 74

Dana Krueger Grossman won a Helen Hayes Award as the star of a 1994 production of “Wings.”

Catania: Pro soccer, anti land swap

David Catania says Reeves Center swap is “deal-breaker” when it comes to D.C. United stadium.

Contest: Win a replica of the Silver Line in balloons

Contest: Win a replica of the Silver Line in balloons

How many balloons did it take to create this replica of a Silver Line Metro car?

Video

The Silver Line, in balloons

The Silver Line, in balloons

Post reporter Julie Zauzmer built a replica of WMATA's newest Metro line car made entirely of balloons.

Parking at Silver Line garage? Check your SmarTrip card.

Parking at Silver Line garage? Check your SmarTrip card.

If you use SmartBenefits program, be sure it covers parking.

Column

The newbie guide: Advice to heed if a Silver Line ride will be your first Metro trip

The newbie guide: Advice to heed if a Silver Line ride will be your first Metro trip

Riders follow rules and traditions. These tips will help you get along.

Fantastic Friday evening; Severe weather threat increases through weekend

Fantastic Friday evening; Severe weather threat increases through weekend

Enjoy a beautiful July evening on Friday before the chance of storms increases on Saturday and Sunday.

Hogan disavows GOP hopeful with secessionist group ties

Hogan disavows GOP hopeful with secessionist group ties

The nominee for Maryland governor sought to distance himself from an Anne Arundel Council hopeful.

Transportation, housing among concerns with soccer deal

Southwest residents wonder what effect proposed D.C. United stadium will have on their neighborhood.

Weather, hype and social media: Gearing up for Weather Geeks

Weather, hype and social media: Gearing up for Weather Geeks

CWG’s Jason Samenow is the featured guest on WxGeeks, a new talk show on The Weather Channel, that airs Sunday at noon.

Loudoun will pay Delgaudio’s legal fees in recall case

Loudoun will pay Delgaudio’s legal fees in recall case

The county will pay about $35,500 to cover the cost of Delgaudio’s defense against a failed recall petition.

Lifeguard saves boy trapped in rip current

An RNLI lifeguard paddles out to save a young boy trapped in a rip current at a U.K. beach this week.

Warner and Gillespie to face off in first debate

Warner and Gillespie to face off in first debate

The Democratic senator and his GOP rival will square off for 90 minutes at the Greenbrier resort on Saturday.

Shipping container time-lapse: Watch an apartment go up in 3 days

Shipping container time-lapse: Watch an apartment go up in 3 days

A container apartment went up in three days this week in Washington.

Judge weighs probation, detention for youth involved in April zoo shooting

Probation officer, public defender disagree on option for 14 year old. .

Metro reboots faulty ‘next-train’ signs for Blue Line

Metro reboots faulty ‘next-train’ signs for Blue Line

Riders complained they didn’t have information to make travel decisions.

Inside the hurricane: What category 3 winds really feel like

Inside the hurricane: What category 3 winds really feel like

Capital Weather Gang meteorologist Angela Fritz accepts the challenge and goes “inside the hurricane” at the Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel.

Suspect linked to unsolved 2002 murder of Ashburn girl

The suspect in the murder of teen Erica Heather Smith committed suicide, authorities say.

Judge sends DC cop to jail for violating bond order

Judge: Samson Lawrence III violated orders to stay away from wife, who he is accused of trying to murder.

Commentary: Synagogue attacks in Paris recall Nazi era

National Synagogue Shmuel Herzfeld said visit to France recalled his father’s wartime experiences

 

P.Wm. prosecutors say they won’t use, seek explicit photos in Manassas City ‘sexting’ case

Photos taken of the teen last month will not be used, and a new search warrant will not be served, prosecutors said.

Catania: Pro soccer, anti land swap

David Catania says Reeves Center swap is “deal-breaker” when it comes to D.C. United stadium.

Metro’s new $2.9 billion Silver Line open for business

11.4-mile transit project was the most expensive in the region’s history, with 11 more miles still to be built.

As the Silver Line opens: Using Metro

The basics — hours and fares. And why using a SmarTrip card will save you money.

Parking at Silver Line garage? Check your SmarTrip card.

If you use SmartBenefits program, be sure it covers parking.

The newbie guide: Advice to heed if a Silver Line ride will be your first Metro trip

Riders follow rules and traditions. These tips will help you get along.

Shipping container time-lapse: Watch an apartment go up in 3 days

A container apartment went up in three days this week in Washington.

Metro reboots faulty ‘next-train’ signs for Blue Line

Riders complained they didn’t have information to make travel decisions.

So we have Silver Line. What’s next?

Travelers want extensions to Centreville, Woodbridge, Baltimore and Southern Maryland. Don’t count on that.

Two more meetings are set on Virginia Avenue tunnel project

Opponents of the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project in Southeast Washington are working to convince the D.C. Council to intervene and put a stop to the project.

As Silver Line opens, only Red Line has track work

No scheduled disruptions along new line’s route.

Metro troubles on Blue, Yellow and Green lines resolved

The lines had been delayed because of a track problem at Pentagon station.

Delays on MARC trains to Washington after signal issues

MARC trains to Washington are delayed Friday morning because of earlier signal issues.

Metro’s Silver Line ‘is ready for its close-up’

After several days of strenuous tests, and no major glitches, the new rail route — which connects the Dulles corridor — will welcome passengers Saturday.

The one thing money can’t always buy: parking in D.C.

In historic neighborhoods, homeowners struggle with too many cars and too few spaces.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Generous readers push us toward our Moss Hollow goal. Plus: a Smart Car helps out in a tight parking spot.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Governor told religious leaders Maryland should be willing to shelter up to 1,880 young migrants.

Courtland Milloy

Courtland Milloy

Compassion and acts of kindness are flowing in Piscataway Hills.

Clinton Yates

The nonprofit L’Enfant Trust has renovated an abandoned house that was a former crack den.

Photo Galleries

Remnants of original U-Va. dome found

Artifacts from a fire at the University of Virginia Rotunda have been discovered in a cavity of the historic building.

Come ride with me

A look back at D.C.’s Metro to commemorate the Silver Line opening.

Two dead after tornado strikes Va. campground

Two people are confirmed dead at the site near Cape Charles on the Delmarva Peninsula, authorities said.

Honors for the defiant POW

Before he was a rear admiral and senator, Jeremiah A. Denton Jr. was a prisoner who wouldn’t give up.

Robert E. Lee mansion renovation plan gets a boost

Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein is donating more than $12 million to restore the property.

Washington kids go to ‘Farm Camp’

At Woodlawn Plantation in Alexandria, Va., kids learn about where their food comes from, healthy eating, cooking and bugs.

No easy ride

Americans participated in the Brompton National Championships folding bike race for a chance to win a trip to England.

Saying goodbye to a Prince George’s leader

Mourners pay their respects to Wayne K. Curry, the first black Prince George’s County executive.

Our Washington

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

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