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Democratic nominee for governor has struggled to introduce himself to voters despite long ascent in politics.

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    Mark Warner may be the big winner next week

    A Republican takeover of the Senate may help the Virginia Democrat.

    Delays on Metro’s Red Line over

    A signal problem on Metro’s Red Line. Delays on the line.

    Crane and Turtle’s butter-poached shrimp is our dish of the week

    Chef Makoto Hamamura recently added this appetizer to the menu. Shrimp is poached in butter (keep talking ...) and served with chewy wood ear mushrooms, endive, fried capers and bonito flakes (made from dried, fermented fish).

    Lorie Masters ad takes aim at rival’s tax lien

    Karl Racine was hit with a $3,337 income tax lien in 2008, according to property records.

    Quill, Shake Shack and Republic offer last-minute Halloween plans

    Quill, Shake Shack and Republic offer last-minute Halloween plans

    We’ve rounded up three festive ways to partake in Halloween festivities, whether you’re thirsty for something spooky, hungry for something new or looking to party with a bunch of pirates.

    Group fumes over Democratic no-shows at Moco debate

    All four Democrats said that they had their reasons for not attending a debate

    ‘Broad City’ stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer hit the road and head to Washington

    ‘Broad City’ stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer hit the road and head to Washington

    Before they hit the road, we spoke with Jacobson and Glazer about preparing for the tour, spending time in D.C. and what’s in store for Season 2.

    Second fatal stabbing in Columbia Heights

    The incident followed a quadruple stabbing earlier in the week in the neighborhood.

    In ‘Live/Life’ at Artisphere, silkworms are the art AND make the art

    In ‘Live/Life’ at Artisphere, silkworms are the art AND make the art

    At Artisphere in downtown Rosslyn, about 4,000 moths are beginning to hatch from their cocoons. Don’t worry; your sweaters are safe, says artist Elsabe Dixon.

    ‘The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art’ at the Smithsonian American Art Museum celebrates avian inspirations

    ‘The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art’ at the Smithsonian American Art Museum celebrates avian inspirations

    From ancient cave drawings to Leonardo da Vinci’s flying machines, birds have always played a central role in art and imagination.

    ‘Friends of the People’ star Jermaine Fowler films his debut comedy special at the DC Improv

    ‘Friends of the People’ star Jermaine Fowler films his debut comedy special at the DC Improv

    Not only is the comedian, 26, filming his debut hourlong special, “Give ‘Em Hell, Kid,” at the comedy institution, he’s also the first comic to shoot a special in the club’s main showroom.

    Foo Fighters brought spontaneity, screams and ‘Sonic Highways’ to the Black Cat on Friday

    Foo Fighters brought spontaneity, screams and ‘Sonic Highways’ to the Black Cat on Friday

    At last Friday’s Foo Fighters show, the set list was abandoned early, there was no encore and Dave Grohl screamed with reckless abandon.

    A 1960s housewife stirs things up in Quotidian Theatre Company take on ‘Hedda Gabler’

    A 1960s housewife stirs things up in Quotidian Theatre Company take on ‘Hedda Gabler’

    Quotidian’s production moves the action from Oslo in 1890 to D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood in 1963 — the same year Betty Friedan published “The Feminine Mystique,” uncovering the widespread epidemic of housewife’s malaise.

    Today is a treat, tomorrow tricky, Saturday just plain icky

    The next two days work us peacefully into more typical temperatures. The problem is a nasty cold punch barrels in on Saturday.

    Amicus brief urges court to dismiss charters’ funding suit

    Lawsuit would “eviscerate” local control of schools, D.C. public education advocates say.

    School districts uncertain about new tests

    Districts unsure Common Core exams are improvement and expect logistical problems, new poll finds

    Saffer sisters lead Cougars to a region title

    Saffer sisters lead Cougars to a region title

    FIELD HOCKEY | Brooke and Skyler Saffer both scored for Quince Orchard to help the Cougars beat Springbrook for the 4A West region title.

    Legendary Post editor celebrated at funeral as inspiring, irreverent, brave

    Legendary Post editor celebrated at funeral as inspiring, irreverent, brave

    Ben Bradlee was remembered as an extraordinary newspaper man and a man who knew how to have fun.

    Somebody upstairs is looking out for 81-year-old man

    Somebody upstairs is looking out for 81-year-old man

    A neighbor and others help the D.C. resident return to his co-op after four years in a hospital and nursing home.

    Possible Ebola case tests Maryland’s readiness

    Possible Ebola case tests Maryland’s readiness

    Maryland officials say the state’s quick response to a possible case of Ebola demonstrates that the system works.

    Middleburg Film Festival launches its sophomore year

    Middleburg Film Festival launches its sophomore year

    For the Virginia festival, expectations are high to beat success of first year and create a unique identity.

    U-Md. adopts new sexual misconduct policy after debate

    U-Md. adopts new sexual misconduct policy after debate

    University president Wallace D. Loh was personally involved in definition of sexual assault and other issues.

    Va. voting rights groups plan to monitor polling sites

    Va. voting rights groups plan to monitor polling sites

    Concern builds over what the impact of a new photo ID requirement will have on those casting ballots.

    First U.S. vaccine for deadly form of meningitis approved

    First U.S. vaccine for deadly form of meningitis approved

    The FDA now has approved vaccines for all five forms of bacterial meningitis.

    O’Malley headed to South Carolina on third trip this year

    O’Malley headed to South Carolina on third trip this year

    Maryland’s governor, weighing a 2016 White House bid, plans to campaign with a state candidate.

    Maryland man sentenced in 2012 kidnappings

    A roundup of news from across the Washington region.

    Fairfax seeks to throw out teachers’ discrimination lawsuit

    A former assistant principal, two former teachers and a student have accused a principal of discrimination.

    Fairfax, hub of traffic, adopts master plan for bikes

    Fairfax, hub of traffic, adopts master plan for bikes

    County’s plan would allow for more than 1,000 miles of new cycling routes over the next 30 years.

    New trial ordered for pair accused in 1993 D.C. killing

    The D.C. appeals court finds that a detective and prosecutor presented “false evidence” at trial.

     

    The death of Prince McLeod Rams (Part 6): Where do Prince William prosecutors turn now?

    New information reveals why prosecutors think he’s a serial killer, but his son’s testimony corroborates his claim of innocence.

    Lorie Masters ad takes aim at rival’s tax lien

    Karl Racine was hit with a $3,337 income tax lien in 2008, according to property records.

    Delays on Metro’s Red Line over

    A signal problem on Metro’s Red Line. Delays on the line.

    Virginia and Maryland searching for dangerous guardrails

    Flaws could cause guardrails to spear vehicles that crash into them.

    Fairfax, hub of traffic, adopts master plan for bikes

    County’s plan would allow for more than 1,000 miles of new cycling routes over the next 30 years.

    Empowering travelers to fix their own commutes

    Programs will someday predict problems for individual travelers and give them a fighting chance.

    Don’t let Halloween become Fright Night for travel

    It’s good to be scared when drivers and trick-or-treaters are distracted.

    Six-mile backup on Beltway’s outer loop cleared

    Delays were caused by a backup at the Georgia Avenue exit of the Beltway.

    Fatal crash in Frederick

    One person was killed and another was injured in the crash on Route 40 in Frederick.

    Troubled Glenarden apartment complex to be redeveloped

    Prince George’s plans senior and mixed-income housing at 27-acre site near Landover Mall.

    It’s not riders’ imagination. Red Line has had more delays.

    Brake and door problems cause train problems on all lines -- just more so on the Red Line.

    Ride-share services inch closer to legalization in the District

    The D.C. Council approves new rules — including background checks — for Lyft, Uber and similar services.

    Capital Bikeshare operator Alta Bicycle Share is sold

    Capital Bikeshare officials say the deal will not create immediate changes on Washington’s bike system.

    Do you ride the Silver Line from Maryland or D.C. to Tysons

    Do you live in Southeast Washington or Prince George’s County and work in the Tysons Corner or Reston areas? If so, we want to talk to you.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    More movie theaters have assigned seating. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    Bradlee’s passing raises a question: Can quality journalism survive collapse of media business model?

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    The District’s plan to redevelop the complex has led to little more than the dispersal of poor black residents.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Two buses of women — and some men — marched on the FDA to demand health equity.

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    Friends, family bid farewell to legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee

    The funeral for former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee at Washington National Cathedral.

    From Annapolis to Fallujah and back again

    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown served two terms in the House of Delegates, spending some of his tenure deployed in Iraq.

    Ebola epidemic

    The virus is killing 70 percent of those infected, and there could be 10,000 new cases a week in West Africa by Dec. 1.

    Surprise gift pumps life into Va. school

    Ruth T. Bedford gave her alma mater $40 million, a single donation that will more than double Foxcroft’s endowment.

    Embracing ‘Redskins’

    In Red Mesa, Ariz., on Navajo Nation land, a high school football team and its supporters say they are proud of the team name.

    The Marine Corps Marathon

    The 2014 Marine Corps Marathon is held in Virginia and Washington, D.C., with 30,000 runners.

    Patagonia takes work-life balance to new heights

    The California company’s flexible work program ensures that employees find the time for recreational pursuits.

    Scenes from the Congressional Cemetery

    The 35-acre cemetery serves also as both a grand city park and a sort of neighborhood community center.

    Our Washington

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

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