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

The Spring Hill Station in Vienna, Va. (Jahi Chikwendiu/Post)

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

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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

‘We all know you, Miss Schwartz’

‘We all know you, Miss Schwartz’

At 70, the former Council member and perennial mayoral candidate makes an independent bid.

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Inside-the-box thinking yields shipping container apartment

Inside-the-box thinking yields shipping container apartment

An apartment building made of retired shipping containers is being constructed in D.C.’s Brookland neighborhood. Catholic University students will soon call it home.

D.C. gets its first married gay rabbi in a major pulpit

Temple Sinai’s new rabbi, Adam Rosenwasser, believes in a haven for all — and singing as the soul’s voice

So we have Silver Line. What’s next?

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

Montgomery gives go-ahead to schools’ tech initiative

The school system’s plan is designed to bring 40,000 laptops and tablets into classrooms in the coming year.

Police: Truck driver caused 6-car crash at gas station

Fairfax County police said two people remained in the hospital Friday because of the accident.

Fairfax approves funds for full-day Mondays at elementary schools

The vote was unanimous to approve the $7.6 million funding effort. The money came from a budget surplus.

‘A Most Wanted Man’ and other new movies, reviewed

‘A Most Wanted Man’ and other new movies, reviewed

The late Philip Seymour Hoffman delivers a powerful performance in a new espionage thriller.

Lucky strike: Lightning bolt captured in photo from airplane

Lucky strike: Lightning bolt captured in photo from airplane

An airline passenger captures a bolt on photo as her plane circled the Denver airport on Thursday.

Tanner Roark is a surprise success for the Nationals

Tanner Roark is a surprise success for the Nationals

He was traded to the Nationals’ system in 2010, and slowly worked his way up for a shot at pitching at the highest level. Called up in 2013, he’s since delivered with a calm demeanor and steady approach on the mound.

How a deadly early morning tornado struck Cape Charles, Va.

How a deadly early morning tornado struck Cape Charles, Va.

Early-morning tornadoes are rare, but we explain how the Cape Charles tornado developed from an atmosphere with ripe conditions.

Two more meetings are set on Virginia Avenue tunnel project

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

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.

D.C. open houses July 26-27

D.C. open houses July 26-27

A list of properties in the District that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

Maryland open houses July 26-27

Maryland open houses July 26-27

A list of properties in Maryland that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

 

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.

Lien times

Tax-sale reforms meant many fewer property debts were sold this year.

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.

What N.Va. bus riders need to know about the Silver Line

Many bus routes will change. New service will start. Air travelers will have more options to get to Dulles.

Bus riders talk, plan, and grumble about the Silver Line

With the opening of Metro’s new rail line come widespread changes to bus service in Fairfax County

The battle of the Silver Line videos -- Metro vs. Express

Which do you like better -- Metro’s newest Silver Line spot or the Express’ Silver Line song?

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

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.

Stolen grave markers returned

Volunteers canvassed the grounds of Congressional Cemetery to match up stolen memorial items to their original monuments.

Our Washington

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

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