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Police focus on man seen with missing U-Va. student before she went missing

(Michael S. Williamson / The Washington Post)

Charlottesville police investigating the Hannah Graham case didn’t identify the man, who was last seen walking into a bar with the college sophomore. Graham has been missing since last Saturday.

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‘I couldn’t believe I was still alive’

‘I couldn’t believe I was still alive’

An Maryland woman who overdosed on heroin said she was saved by an officer who gave her naloxone.

Washington-area obituaries of note

Washington-area obituaries of note

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

It’s root, root, root for ... which team?

It’s root, root, root for ... which team?

There’s a rift between fans who have adopted the Nationals as their team and those who stuck with the Orioles.

O’Malley stumps for fellow Democrat in South Carolina

The Maryland governor stops by a gay pride festival and other events for gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen.

Column

In Bowser vs. Catania, he can’t get traction despite record

In Bowser vs. Catania, he can’t get traction despite record

The frustrated independent scorns Bowser’s shortage of achievements, but he still trails her.

Douglass extends its shutout streak

Douglass extends its shutout streak

FOOTBALL | The 13th-ranked Eagles rout Gwynn Park, 38-0, to improve to 3-0. Douglass has yet to allow a point this season.

When no gender fits: A quest to be seen as just a person

When no gender fits: A quest to be seen as just a person

The world keeps insisting, in a million little ways, that Kelsey Beckham has to choose: Male or female? But the place that feels most right to Kelsey is neither.

Prince George’s schools CFO put on administrative leave

Prince George’s schools CFO put on administrative leave

State says Colby White and his wife committed insurance fraud over lost wedding ring claim.

White gives Seahawks a sweet victory

White gives Seahawks a sweet victory

South River forward Kayla ‘Kakes’ White scored twice in the second half to lead No. 6 South River to an upset of top-ranked Severna Park.

John Perdikis, Greek diplomat, dies at 93

Mr. Perdikis was a resistance fighter against Nazi occupation in Greece, then entered the diplomatic service.

Heritages’s Kelati leaves her mark

Heritages’s Kelati leaves her mark

CROSS-COUNTRY | Eritrean immigrant Weini Kelati wins the Oatlands Invitational with time to spare; Loudoun Valley’s Andrew Hunter takes the boys’ title.

D.C. police arrest suspect in fatal stabbing

Lennard Sweeney of Southwest D.C. has been charged with first degree felony murder while armed.

Police name person of interest in hunt for missing U-Va. student

Police name person of interest in hunt for missing U-Va. student

Police said they believe the man was the last to see Graham before she disappeared early in the morning last Saturday.

D.C. police seek driver who killed cyclist in hit-and-run

Incident involving light-colored SUV at corner of Eighth and S streets NW occurred at 2:33 a.m.

Washington-area obituaries of note

Washington-area obituaries of note

Obituaries of residents from the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

A Local Life: Howard Paine, graphic designer, dies at 85

A Local Life: Howard Paine, graphic designer, dies at 85

Mr. Paine helped change the look of National Geographic magazine and brought Elvis to postage stamps.

Put down the cellphone and look up when crossing the street

Put down the cellphone and look up when crossing the street

Safety experts say pedestrians absorbed in smartphones are behind a troubling ‘distracted walking’ trend.

Longtime Va. legislator Vincent F. Callahan Jr. dies

Longtime Va. legislator Vincent F. Callahan Jr. dies

The Republican lawmaker was a powerful presence for Northern Virginia for decades. He was 82.

Two men injured in U Street double stabbing

Police respond to double stabbing on the corner of U and 18th streets in Northwest D.C. early Saturday.

D.C. police investigate fatal stabbing of woman in SE

Officers responded to call at 1:32 a.m. Saturday in the 4600 block of Benning Road SE.

D.C. area forecast: Briefly warmer this weekend, but still nice and getting nicer

D.C. area forecast: Briefly warmer this weekend, but still nice and getting nicer

Tomorrow is the warmest day with a few showers or storms possible late. Then Monday begins another stretch of superb September weather.

Eagles win a shootout at Lackey

Eagles win a shootout at Lackey

FOOTBALL | Christian Houston scores seven touchdowns, and North Point stays resilient in a 60-44 win over the Chargers.

Bulldogs stand tall in ‘Battle of the Burn’

Bulldogs stand tall in ‘Battle of the Burn’

Corey Wells picks off a pass late in the fourth quarter to seal Stone Bridge’s upset of crosstown rival and No. 6 Broad Run.

Pindell powers Scorpions to victory

Pindell powers Scorpions to victory

Quarterback David Pindell and the Oakland Mills offense deliver down the stretch to hold off Hammond and earn a rare homecoming victory.

Jaguars end on a high note against McLean

Jaguars end on a high note against McLean

A goal line stand in the final minute preserves a win for undefeated Falls Church over the Highlanders.

Lake Braddock stuns No. 5 Westfield

Lake Braddock stuns No. 5 Westfield

A.J. Alexander and Ibrahim Mansaray score two touchdowns apiece to lead the Bruins past the Bulldogs in Chantilly.

Churchill pays Wootton back

Churchill pays Wootton back

FOOTBALL | Oumar Soumah returns an interception for one score and a blocked punt for another as the Bulldogs post a 35-14 win over the host Patriots in Rockville.

Northwest is the king of Germantown

Northwest is the king of Germantown

FOOTBALL | The third-ranked Jaguars cruise to a 46-6 win over Seneca Valley as E.J. Lee runs for 176 yards and three touchdowns.

Damascus defense shines in victory

Damascus defense shines in victory

Anthony Jordan’s late interception helps the Swarmin’ Hornets hold on to beat Quince Orchard and avenge their lone defeat from the 2013 regular season.

New effort to get more students eating breakfast

New effort to get more students eating breakfast

In Maryland, students are urged to eat breakfast, with many schools offering free morning meals.

 

Popular Woodson High coach Derrick Pearson hired, then un-hired as baseball coach

After the school principal overruled his athletic director, the school district reversed the decision and un-hired Pearson.

Bowser plans to unveil platform at debate

The Democratic mayoral nominee is ready to blunt criticism about her vision for the city.

Put down the cellphone and look up when crossing the street

Safety experts say pedestrians absorbed in smartphones are behind a troubling ‘distracted walking’ trend.

Computer-driven trains returning to Metro’s Red Line

Five years after the crash that caused nine deaths, automatic train control will resume next month.

Passengers suffer minor injuries after Metrobuses collide

Four people were taken to hospitals Friday after a Metrobus rear-ended another Metrobus in Northwest Washington.

With initiatives focusing on children, veterans -- is Uber showcasing a softer side?

The ride-sharing service is highlighting initiatives focused on charitable giving and jobs for veterans.

Commuter program kept up by finding new directions

Increasing congestion, more travel options and better technology encouraged car-free commuting.

Will you go car-free on Monday?

Taking the one-day pledge could raise awareness about the D.C. region’s many alternatives to solo driving.

Traffic, transit tips for the weekend

Many festivals and 5K runs are scheduled for this weekend, but there’s no event likely to cause a major traffic disruption.

Park(ing) Day turns metered spots into temporary parks

About 20 D.C. locations are participating in the annual worldwide event that raises awareness of the need for more parks and public spaces in cities. Expect a shortage of metered parking spots in some areas.

Traffic jammed on George Washington Parkway after motorcycle crash

The 8:15 a.m. accident with injuries happened south of Rt. 123 and was still blocking one lane just before 9 a.m.

National Harbor casino construction is at ‘full speed’

At the casino site, trucks haul dirt and workers build the foundation for a luxury casino resort to open in 2016.

Montgomery drops Apex project for Purple Line station

Rebuilding the Bethesda space would be too costly and time-consuming, County Executive Leggett said.

Launch of women-only car service, SheRide, is delayed

Company officials have postponed the New York launch of SheRides, an app-based transportation service for women.

Airport hosts Dulles Day on Saturday

The annual event will include a display of vintage planes, a classic car show and airport tours aboard the airport’s famous mobile lounges.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Who says you can’t go home again? High school reunions attempt to prove otherwise.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

The frustrated independent scorns Bowser’s shortage of achievements, but he still trails her.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

The choices for D.C. mayor are not inspiring voters. But maybe they don’t need to.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

D.C. statehood opponents cite Grave Snowplow Threat among various specious reasons to deny rights.

Photo Galleries

Celebrating at the H Street festival

Its dramatic growth of this mirrors the reinvention of the 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.

Celebrating Constitution Day and new citizenship

Highlights of the naturalization ceremony at the National Archives.

Remembering the Navy Yard victims

Mourners gather for a memorial service on the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting.

Celebrating the national anthem

Reenactors mark the 200th anniversary of the writing of the

Turning 9/11 from day of horror to day of help

The National Day of Service trades in on lessons learned in the wake of terror, and a school gets a playground.

An ancient giant is brought back to life

National Geographic prepares to unveil an exhibit for Spinosaurus, possibly the largest predator to ever exist.

Our Washington

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

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