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District says it acted appropriately in Relisha Rudd case

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Report examins agencies that had contact with still missing 8-year-old girl

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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

    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.

    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

    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 governor’s endorsement of the plan pleases the energy industry but disappoints green activists and fellow Democrats.

    Muriel Bowser does housekeeper’s work for a morning

    Muriel Bowser does housekeeper’s work for a morning

    At new Marriott, Democratic mayoral nominee makes bid for working-class voters’ loyalties.

    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.

    District says it acted appropriately in Relisha Rudd case

    District says it acted appropriately in Relisha Rudd case

    Report examins agencies that had contact with still missing 8-year-old girl

    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.

    Stanford U. plans to increase its undergraduate enrollment

    Stanford U. plans to increase its undergraduate enrollment

    Highly selective university expects to add about 100 students each year to entering classes starting in 2016.

    After a year with no answers in police slaying of John Geer, family sues

    After a year with no answers in police slaying of John Geer, family sues

    Longtime partner and family seek $12 million, but they also want “to get answers.”

    Arlingtonians will get to meet candidates Tuesday night

    Candidates in five races expected to turn out at forum at Virginia Hospital Center’s Hazel Auditorium.

    Alexandria school receives $3 million gift

    Anonymous donor provides money for curriculum, development, construction improvements.

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    Meet The Post’s new publisher

    Meet The Post’s new publisher

    Frederick J. Ryan Jr. is a former Reagan administration official who was part of Politico’s founding team.

    Tropical Storm Dolly could bring torrential rain, mudslides to Mexico coast

    Tropical Storm Dolly could bring torrential rain, mudslides to Mexico coast

    Located in the Bay of Campeche in the southern Gulf of Mexico, the tropical storm is not forecast to impact the U.S. coast, though could bring life-threatening flooding and mudslides to Mexico’s mountainous terrain.

    Anne Arundel County officials catch cat that closed school

    Anne Arundel County officials catch cat that closed school

    A spokesman said the cat was hiding in a supply closet at Richard Henry Lee Elementary School.

    D.C.’s longest, hottest heat wave has waited for September

    D.C.’s longest, hottest heat wave has waited for September

    Compared to recent years, the summer of 2014 has delighted Washingtonians. Until this week.

    Mother killed by SUV identified by Pr. Geo.’s police

    Thelma Fernandez Flores and her three-year-old daughter were crossing the street at a crosswalk.

    How to have a say in the White Flint area’s new name

    How to have a say in the White Flint area’s new name

    Community meeting will discuss “branding of the Pike” as area tries to morph to a more urban, walkable hub.

    McDonnell jury begins deliberations in corruption case

    McDonnell jury begins deliberations in corruption case

    Jurors have heard five weeks of testimony in the former Virginia governor’s federal corruption trial.

    Iceland volcano unveils dazzling lava display

    Lava from the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland is erupting like a fountain on the Holuhraun lava field, just north of the volcano.

    R&B singer Chris Brown pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault

    R&B singer Chris Brown pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault

    Prosecutors agreed not to ask for any jail time.

     

    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.

    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.

    Search continues for missing pilot of fighter jet that crashed

    Massachusetts Air National Guard plane crashed in rugged Shenandoah Valley national forest.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

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

    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

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    A city shouldn’t bet on building a sunny future on the backs of the elderly, poor and desperate.

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    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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