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Charter school teacher accused of having sex with student

Options Public Charter School in Washington.

D.C. police say the encounter occurred at Options Public Charter School, behind teacher’s desk.

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    Person jumps White House fence, is caught before reaching residence

    Person jumps White House fence, is caught before reaching residence

    The White House was reportedly locked down after the incident, which also prompted the closing of a park.

    Connolly has the money if not voters’ enthusiasm

    Connolly has the money if not voters’ enthusiasm

    Efforts to unseat the 11th District legislator will be an uphill climb, but Suzanne Scholte is taking a chance.

    With Smith absent, his wife handles questions in ANC race

    Some forum attendees said they could not look beyond William Kennedy Smith’s checkered past.

    Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Wendell Felder

    Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Wendell Felder

    Felder, a 24-year-old independent, is one of 15 candidates seeking two at-large council seats.

    Principal warns of possible violence at Fright Fest

    Principal warns of possible violence at Fright Fest

    Suitland High principal hears “chatter” about fights, is concerned about repeat of last month’s violence.

    Towson University opens discrimination probe over rabbi

    Towson University opens discrimination probe over rabbi

    Officials are concerned that the rabbi invited students to a ritual bath that he is now charged with secretly recording.

    Nelson Bunker Hunt, billionaire who went bust, dies at 88

    Nelson Bunker Hunt, billionaire who went bust, dies at 88

    Mr. Hunt, an eccentric Texas oil tycoon, lost his fortune in an effort to control much of the silver market.

    One thing D.C. mayoral hopefuls agree on: Meet-and-greets

    One thing D.C. mayoral hopefuls agree on: Meet-and-greets

    Leading candidates have spent far more time making pitches before small groups than public audiences.

    At Episcopal, he’s ‘our little brother’

    At Episcopal, he’s ‘our little brother’

    FIELD HOCKEY | Keeling Pilaro, 16, and his family once fought a legal battle so he could play. Now, Pilaro is at peace as a practice player, coach and men’s national team hopeful.

    Students get dose of the blues at Strathmore arts program

    Students get dose of the blues at Strathmore arts program

    JazzReach’s performances dazzle 11,000 Montgomery County schools this week at the Strathmore.

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    Cold weather revives D.C. worries about homeless families

    Cold weather revives D.C. worries about homeless families

    COLUMN | Another D.C. family homelessness crisis is feared despite lessons from last winter’s debacle.

    Woman convicted of boyfriend’s murder in Silver Spring

    Eric Somuah, 35, was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head in his apartment in 2012.

    Falcons football players under investigation

    Falcons football players under investigation

    Several Briar Woods football players are under investigation for allegedly assaulting two junior varsity players earlier this month.

    The nation’s ‘best’ ZIP Code is in D.C.

    The nation’s ‘best’ ZIP Code is in D.C.

    Others on the top 10 list were in California, Texas and Kansas.

    Alexandria and Arlington crime report

    Among incidents reported by police in Alexandria and Arlington.

    Arlington-Alexandria volunteer opportunities

    Guide Dog Foundation, Carpenter’s Shelter, Meals on Wheels need help.

    David Brat has a free-market response to illegal immigration

    The GOP congressional candidate was invited to the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

    Alexandria-Arlington community events, Oct. 23-30, 2014

    Halloween events, bike ride, walking tour, family dig, concerts, author talk, roller skate night.

    Robert Tiernan, congressman and FEC member, dies at 85

    Robert Tiernan, congressman and FEC member, dies at 85

    A Rhode Island Democrat, Mr. Tiernan was an original member of the Federal Election Commission.

    Adrian Fenty early-voted in D.C. today

    The former mayor was spotted wearing a Muriel Bowser sticker after voting downtown.

    Toddler dies after fire at unregulated Va. day care

    Joseph Allen, 1, is the third child to be killed in a blaze at an unlicensed Va. home in the past month.

    Messages between teacher, detective acting as victim

    The following is the text of a court document that outlines text messages.

    Storm pulls away tonight, turning sunnier but still windy Thursday

    Storm pulls away tonight, turning sunnier but still windy Thursday

    The slow-moving nor’easter kept us wet today. It’s going to finally depart tonight, but windy impacts linger into tomorrow.

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    Getting in gear: Exotics flock to Great Falls every Saturday

    Getting in gear: Exotics flock to Great Falls every Saturday

    Like exotic animals at a watering hole, mouthwatering cars are drawn to Katie’s Cars & Coffee every week.

    Southern Maryland crime report

    Reports from the Maryland State Police and the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties sheriff’s offices.

    Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

    Organizations seeks short- and long-term help in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties

    Southern Maryland community calendar, Oct. 23-30, 2014

    Events include a mystery dinner theater, “trunk or treat” and Halloween activities for kids.

    Anne Arundel County and Howard County crime report

    A listing of incidents reported recently by police in Anne Arundel and Howard counties and Annapolis.

    Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Courtney R. Snowden

    Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Courtney R. Snowden

    Snowden, a 35-year-old independent, is one of 15 candidates seeking two at-large council seats.

    ‘The heart and soul of The Post newsroom’: Tributes to legendary editor Ben Bradlee

    Following the death of legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, readers and media notables expressed their sympathies and shared personal recollections of the industry giant.

     

    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.

    Meet a D.C. Council candidate: Wendell Felder

    Felder, a 24-year-old independent, is one of 15 candidates seeking two at-large council seats.

    Fliers from Ebola-hit countries will be on a 21-day watch upon arrival in U.S.

    State and local authorities will track airline passengers’ daily temperatures and any symptoms.

    Key questions surround D.C. streetcar line’s opening

    The city says the inaugural line will operate by year’s end, but issues remain to be settled in the meantime.

    Local legislators stand behind Arlington streetcar project

    Northern Virginia lawmakers urge state transportation chief to disregard anti-streetcar faction.

    An additional 3 million vehicles may have defective air bags, NHTSA says

    At least four have died when inflator mechanisms ruptured, spraying passengers with metal fragments.

    How can we plan for commuting’s Futurama?

    Driverless cars are just one innovation confronting today’s traffic planners

    Wish-list grows for D.C. region’s road and rail projects

    Five transit and highway programs highlight revised regional plan.

    3 interesting things behind the woman who is Metro’s ‘doors closing’ voice

    Woman whose voice says “doors closing” on Metro hasn’t been on trains in seven years.

    Morning traffic problems on area roadways

    Earlier crash causes four mile delays on Beltway

    Part of Canal Road closed for repairs

    Crews will close part of Canal Road in NW D.C. to fix the heavily-traveled road. The road will be closed in non-peak hours.

    Troubles on Metro

    Delays are due to an earlier train malfunction. Impact is on three rail lines.

    D.C. police handing out fewer traffic tickets

    .C. Police officers are issuing tickets to drivers who fail to stop at stop signs, use a cell phone while driving, or drive without insurance.

    Technology’s role in future of transportation is discussed

    There are plenty of visions of the future, but few firm answers, at a conference in the District.

    Homeland Security says 4 Dulles passengers hospitalized

    Hospitals near the airport say they have not received anyone with Ebola symptoms.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Like exotic animals at a watering hole, mouthwatering cars are drawn to Katie’s Cars & Coffee every week.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    COLUMN | Another D.C. family homelessness crisis is feared despite lessons from last winter’s debacle.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Despite herself, a mother of two boys is uncomfortable with their desire for Hot Wheels orange toenails.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    D.C. voters’ hard choice: Bowser’s cautious, mediocre record, or Catania’s combative approach?

    Photo Galleries

    Scenes from the Congressional Cemetery

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

    A mammoth’s deconstruction

    The ancient skeleton at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is being shipped to Canada for restoration.

    Can the Boardwalk Empire strike back?

    The mayor of Atlantic City is betting against all odds that a rebirth awaits.

    Special blessings for special pets

    A Franciscan monastery was among several sites conducting a “blessing of the animals” ceremony.

    Nationals Park, on its way up

    With the planned opening of a Harris Teeter, the neighborhood — and its pack of new buildings — is on the rise.

    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.

    Our Washington

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

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