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Silver Line weathers first weekday commuters

More than 24,000 trips were recorded Monday.

Five new stations and 11.7 miles of track handled the morning and evening rush-hour onslaught, and nearly everything went smoothly.

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Saddle up like a celeb at D.C.’s soon-to-open SoulCycle

Saddle up like a celeb at D.C.’s soon-to-open SoulCycle

D.C. devotees have begged SoulCycle to bring its classes combining coaching and cardio here for years. The wait ends Aug. 5 when the boutique bike studio opens in the West End.

My blogger boyfriend takes himself too seriously.

My blogger boyfriend takes himself too seriously.

Dr. Andrea advises a reader who thinks her boyfriend’s blog success has gone to his head. And how long can you be in therapy before you’ve been going for too long?

Curvy Yoga founder Anna Guest-Jelley will teach a class in D.C.

Curvy Yoga founder Anna Guest-Jelley will teach a class in D.C.

Anna Guest-Jelley thought something was wrong with her body, so she went on 65 different diets. Then she tried something that actually made her feel better: yoga.

Forecast: Three days of top-notch weather

Forecast: Three days of top-notch weather

A pool of cool air at high altitudes swings through the area over the next few days, treating us to another round of super-pleasant summer weather.

Falling trees damage car, hurt pedestrian on breezy day

The incidents, in the District and Takoma Park, Md., might have been wind-related.

Jewelry store employee charged with staging fake robbery

She told police she was assaulted by a man with a knife. They say it was a friend of hers, and she planned it.

Charles R. Larson dies at 77; led Naval Academy in 1990s

Charles R. Larson dies at 77; led Naval Academy in 1990s

Admiral guided U.S. Naval Academy in aftermath of worst cheating scandal in military college’s history.

Montgomery soccer group files suit against school system

Winston Churchill High turf project moving forward as group alleges bidding process was flawed, unfair.

Jury is chosen in McDonnell corruption case

Jury is chosen in McDonnell corruption case

There are four women and eight men on the jury that will decide the fate of the former governor of Virginia.

Silver Line brings good karma for parkers — for now

Silver Line brings good karma for parkers — for now

In the end, there were plenty of spots to be had. And Silver Line-related traffic snarls? Meh.

Bus service changes in Fairfax leave many riders confused

Bus service changes in Fairfax leave many riders confused

Message about Fairfax Connector’s overhaul timed with Silver Line’s opening didn’t get to many riders.

Fresh and functional, but don’t get carried away

Fresh and functional, but don’t get carried away

Riders respond with awe and apathy to the weekday debut of Metro’s Silver Line.

July weather at its finest; Delta Aquarid meteor shower tonight

July weather at its finest; Delta Aquarid meteor shower tonight

It’s a windows open kind of night, followed up by a glorious Tuesday. With the haze-free skies and lack of humidity, you may forget we’re still in July.

What Blue Line riders should see on platform signs

What Blue Line riders should see on platform signs

Signs at only a handful of stations will always display next Blue Line arrival times.

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A Marine mom seeks terrible details of son’s death in Iraq

A Marine mom seeks terrible details of son’s death in Iraq

To expand a ballet memorializing her son, Amy Wolfe of Manassas is interviewing Colin’s comrades.

Five things to know about the D.C. handgun ruling

What just changed about the city’s main gun law? Can residents carry guns today? What might stop them?

Taste of fall as July draws to a close: 6 delicious maps

Taste of fall as July draws to a close: 6 delicious maps

You could feel the fresh fall-like air whizzing into the region this afternoon...

District seeks delay of judge’s handgun ruling

District seeks delay of judge’s handgun ruling

D.C. police ordered not to make arrests on charge of “carrying a pistol without a license.”

Mismatched elegance at Zero Degrees Zero Minutes pop-up at Darnell’s

Mismatched elegance at Zero Degrees Zero Minutes pop-up at Darnell’s

A pop-up from two chefs who hail from New York’s famed wd~50 sets up for the summer.

Some charges dropped in Fairfax school embezzlement case

The son of Poe Middle School’s former principal had been accused of receiving stolen goods.

DCSAA launches Pigskin Kickoff Classic

DCSAA launches Pigskin Kickoff Classic

FOOTBALL | Public, private and charter schools from the District, including Gravy Bowl champion McKinley Tech, Friendship Collegiate and Wilson, will take part in the inaugural event.

Patient charged with stealing emergency room equipment

Sheriff’s office said he came to Calvert hospital complaining of pain and left with wireless printer.

Court strikes down Va.’s same-sex marriage ban

Report: Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals strikes down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Md. solicits foster parents for unaccompanied migrants

Md. solicits foster parents for unaccompanied migrants

The move comes as Gov. O’Malley meets with faith leaders for the second time in as many weeks.

Also leaving Md. for Tennessee: The military’s M9 sidearm

Also leaving Md. for Tennessee: The military’s M9 sidearm

Beretta has made the gun in Maryland for more than two decades. The company is moving manufacturing to Tennessee to protest the state’s new gun laws.

Sometimes big thunderstorm forecasts fizzle: what went wrong Sunday...

Sometimes big thunderstorm forecasts fizzle: what went wrong Sunday...

Advertised severe storms Sunday failed to materialize, leaving some local residents - who altered their plans based on the forecast - exasperated.

Carry on, D.C. gun owners

Carry on, D.C. gun owners

In unusual weekend ruling, federal judge declares city ban on carrying of weapons is unconstitutional.

Marine Corps museum exhibit explores war and identity

Marine Corps museum exhibit explores war and identity

“War and Peace” captures 21st-century troops with tintypes, a 19th-century photographic technique.

Authorities look into killing of man found in Northeast

Officers found the man early Sunday, and detectives are investigating his death as a homicide.

Town Square | Waterfront condos coming to Southwest

Town Square | Waterfront condos coming to Southwest

Also ‘Hot Homes’ feature helps buyers act quickly.

 

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.

Carry on, D.C. gun owners

In unusual weekend ruling, federal judge declares city ban on carrying of weapons is unconstitutional.

Silver Line brings good karma for parkers — for now

In the end, there were plenty of spots to be had. And Silver Line-related traffic snarls? Meh.

Bus service changes in Fairfax leave many riders confused

Message about Fairfax Connector’s overhaul timed with Silver Line’s opening didn’t get to many riders.

Some Silver Line app users are in the dark, developers said riders’ could expect updates within week

Metro app developers said an approval process is causing the delay.

What Blue Line riders should see on platform signs

Signs at only a handful of stations will always display next Blue Line arrival times.

How the Silver Line stations got their names

If you’ve never heard of the Northern Virginia communities of Greensboro or Spring Hill, just ride the Silver Line.

Former Chicago transit official is Metro’s new chief financial officer

Dennis Anosike replaces Carol Kissal, who resigned as Metro’s chief financial officer after a critical audit report.

Silver Line weathers first weekday commuters

Five new stations and 11.7 miles of track handled the morning and evening rush-hour onslaught, and nearly everything went smoothly.

Silver Line: What to watch for on Monday

After the weekend’s joy-riding, commuting on the new Metro line gets serious.

Silver Line commutes: Will you save time or money?

We did some sample time and money calculations of commutes before and after the opening of the Silver Line.

Five things you wanted to know about the Silver Line

Why isn’t Metro offering free rides on the Silver Line? Answers to that and other questions.

Riding the Silver Line: An artist’s perspective

A sculptor from the Tysons area interprets the Silver Line’s aesthetics on the day of the rail line’s debut.

These Metro users aren’t dazzled by Silver

While the transit agency celebrates, some riders will skip the dancing.

‘Welcome aboard the Silver Line!’

Fifty years in the planning, the most expensive transportation project in Washington history rolled down 11.7 miles of track Saturday with its first load of passengers.

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.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

To expand a ballet memorializing her son, Amy Wolfe of Manassas is interviewing Colin’s comrades.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

D.C. region needs to ante up for rail cars for Metro, and add at least one Potomac crossing, to relieve traffic.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Governor told religious leaders Maryland should be willing to shelter up to 1,880 young migrants.

Photo Galleries

Fairfax tries to address overcrowded housing

Dionicia Gomez and her two sons share a two-bedroom apartment with an unrelated married couple.

Robert F. McDonnell trial

Jury selection underway in ex-Virginia governor’s corruption case.

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam: Out of the shadows

Virginia’s low-profile second-in-command juggles pediatrics with politics

A family copes with their aging son’s autism

The transition to adulthood is filled with gut-wrenching choices for many parents like the Bucknams.

Remnants of original U-Va. dome found

Artifacts from a fire at the University of Virginia Rotunda have been discovered in a cavity of the historic building.

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.

Our Washington

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

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