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A year after Navy Yard shooting, loss of veteran shipbuilder echoes at sea

(Ricky Carioti / The Washington Post)

The lasting toll of the shooter’s rampage is reflected in the Navy’s struggle to finish its newest warship without Michael Arnold.

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Smith, Silverman pull down AFL-CIO endorsements

Smith, Silverman pull down AFL-CIO endorsements

Labor honchos refuse to endorse Democrat in at-large, Ward 3 D.C. Council races.

Alexandria schools locked in after report of armed person

The person was reportedly holding a gun near Maury Elementary; police are searching the area.

Edouard becomes first major Atlantic hurricane of 2014, strongest since Sandy

Edouard becomes first major Atlantic hurricane of 2014, strongest since Sandy

For the first time in almost two years, a major hurricane -- category 3 or greater -- has formed in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Surveillance video shows violent arrest by Baltimore officer

Surveillance video shows violent arrest by Baltimore officer

A Baltimore man is suing a city police officer, accusing the officer of punching him repeatedly during a June arrest.

D.C. mother charged in death of her 3-year-old son

Police say child died in June from multiple blunt-force injuries; mother held on first-degree murder charge.

Nightlife Agenda: Oktoberfest, pirates and Rocky Mountain oysters

Nightlife Agenda: Oktoberfest, pirates and Rocky Mountain oysters

A packed week includes beer-swilling pirates and the beginning of Oktoberfest celebrations.

Brown’s first ads in D.C. target Hogan’s ‘dangerous’ agenda

Brown’s first ads in D.C. target Hogan’s ‘dangerous’ agenda

Maryland’s Democratic nominee for governor tries to get voters to focus on abortion and guns.

Three in 10 Virginia schools lack full accreditation

The number of schools failing to meet state standards jumped significantly as students struggle on new tests.

Southwest U.S. braces for flooding as Odile’s tropical moisture surges north

Southwest U.S. braces for flooding as Odile’s tropical moisture surges north

Forecasters are cautioning that four to six inches of rain could fall in southeast Arizona and southwest New Mexico over the next three days due to Odile’s tropical moisture.

Washington: An education capital

Washington: An education capital

A ranking from the Wallet Hub social network finds D.C. region among the top in level of education attainment.

Rutgers recruit Carter leaves Long Reach

Rutgers recruit Carter leaves Long Reach

FOOTBALL | Lightning senior captain Ron’Dell Carter transfers to Marriotts Ridge for family reasons but won’t play football.

Senator to introduce bill to end NFL’s tax-exempt status

Senator to introduce bill to end NFL’s tax-exempt status

Sen. Maria Cantwell says “The NFL needs to join the rest of Americans in the 21st century.”

Martin O’Malley adds to his selfie collection

Martin O’Malley has been preparing for a possible run for the White House -- and perfecting his selfie skills.

What in the world were those white objects hovering over Washington, D.C.?

What in the world were those white objects hovering over Washington, D.C.?

On Monday morning, small white objects flew high in the sky over Washington, D.C. No one seems to know what they were.

What D.C. residents will pay for health insurance in 2015

What D.C. residents will pay for health insurance in 2015

Regulators have approved rates for plans offered through D.C. Health Link.

A look back one year after the Navy Yard shooting is today’s cover story

On the anniversary of the shooting rampage that killed 12, workers reflect on that terrifying day with an eye toward the future.

Glory awaits your dachshund at the Wiener 500

Glory awaits your dachshund at the Wiener 500

Watch dozens of dachshunds competing for athletic glory on Saturday.

Three stabbed in Arlington’s Nauck neighborhood

Incident emanated from an ongoing feud, police said.

Can D.C.’s next mayor advance statehood?

Can D.C.’s next mayor advance statehood?

Candidates have very different approaches to breaking congressional logjam.

“Washington, D.C. faces significant risk of record high floods“

“Washington, D.C. faces significant risk of record high floods“

A rise in local tidal waters - fueled by global warming - virtually guarantees record flooding in D.C. over the next century, concludes a new analysis.

The Chipotlification of fast-casual eateries

The Chipotlification of fast-casual eateries

For those given to food aversions, dietary restrictions or control issues, there is perhaps no better place than Washington.

At last, a new Fairfax police and fire headquarters is in sight (in 2017)

At last, a new Fairfax police and fire headquarters is in sight (in 2017)

After many years of enduring the collapsing Massey Building, the Fairfax police and fire departments broke ground on a new headquarters.

Suggested categories for the 2014 D.C. State Fair

Suggested categories for the 2014 D.C. State Fair

The yearly festival is becoming more Portlandia than Petworth.

Speeders get biggest share of tickets issued by D.C. cops

Getting pulled over by a D.C. police officer is most likely the result of speeding, running a red light, or failing to stop at a stop sign.

D.C.’s statehood movement gets an inch, takes a proverbial mile on Capitol Hill

D.C.’s statehood movement gets an inch, takes a proverbial mile on Capitol Hill

At a Senate hearing on DC Statehood, the case against the District never looked so ridiculous.

Video: Molten hot tornado whips across Iceland lava field

Video: Molten hot tornado whips across Iceland lava field

What’s more frightening than an explosion of molten hot lava? An explosion of molten hot lava whipped into the air by a tornado.

Ceremony marks anniversary of Navy Yard shooting

Ceremony marks anniversary of  Navy Yard shooting

Navy officials read the names of the 12 people killed in the rampage and tolled a bell in their memory.

Man arrested in connection with 3-year-old’s fatal shooting

Man arrested in connection with 3-year-old’s fatal shooting

Police captured Davon A. Wallace, wanted since the child’s fatal shooting in August, in D.C.

Alleged serial killer appears in Alexandria court

Alleged serial killer appears in Alexandria court

Charles Severance made his first court appearance in the city where prosecutors say he killed three people.

Options Public Charter School reopens with new leaders

School, marred by scandal, is undergoing a transformation to better serve at-risk students

 

At last, a new Fairfax police and fire headquarters is in sight (in 2017)

After many years of enduring the collapsing Massey Building, the Fairfax police and fire departments broke ground on a new headquarters.

Smith, Silverman pull down AFL-CIO endorsements

Labor honchos refuse to endorse Democrat in at-large, Ward 3 D.C. Council races.

Speeders get biggest share of tickets issued by D.C. cops

Getting pulled over by a D.C. police officer is most likely the result of speeding, running a red light, or failing to stop at a stop sign.

Water main break repairs close portion of King Street in Alexandria

A VA American Water spokeswoman said crews are working to repair a 100-year-old main that broke in the 4600 block of King Street at 3 a.m.

Update: Normal service resumes on Metro’s Orange and Silver lines

A spokesman said a smoldering crosstie caused delays.

Amtrak service between Washington and Philadelphia resumes

There were no delays expected on MARC Penn Line trains to Washington this afternoon.

Texting while walking? Get in the ‘smartphone lane’.

Forget bike lanes and bus lanes. In one city in China, they’ve moved on to “smartphone lanes” for walkers.

Design changes could add to the cost of the second phase of $5.6 billion Silver Line

Officials at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said they will have to redesign portions of the Silver Line’s second phase.

Red Line delayed after single-tracking

Trains were stopped at Rosslyn earlier tonight due to a switch problem.

Obama event at Jefferson Hotel tonight may slow traffic

The president will attend a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee event.

Public hearings on proposed Metrobus changes

Metro is recommending changes to dozens of bus routes across the Washington region, and it wants riders’ input.

After the Silver Line: Fairfax looking at future bus service

Transit plans for next decade evolving. Public meetings underway.

Update: Delays on Metro’s Blue and Orange lines resolved

Trains are no longer delayed because of an earlier disabled train and train malfunction.

Solving the puzzle when a plane falls from the sky

A lab in the District is where some of the world’s most vexing aviation mysteries have been explored.

D.C. government undermines its traffic-ticket programs

Weaknesses cited in report support critics’ conclusion that officials care only about raising revenue.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

When it comes to these unique arts and crafts, D.C. stands for District of Creativity.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

The number of women in jail is soaring, and many inmates have suffered abuse.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

Hey, Dan Snyder! If you’re so sure Indians support your team’s name, then come talk to some local ones.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Shelters are being inundated with calls from women who see themselves in violent elevator video.

Photo Galleries

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.

Before closing, a D.C. pool goes to the dogs

The dog days of summer weren’t quite over at the public Randall Pool in SW, where the season’s final guests splashed around.

Finding strength amid the pain

A year after the Navy Yard shooting that left 12 dead, a survivor, Jennifer Bennett, is still recovering from her injuries.

Robert F. McDonnell found guilty

Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were convicted of numerous corruption charges.

Bowser makes a bid for hotel workers’ loyalty

After she won a union’s backing, members wanted to show her their lives by adding her to the crew.

Our Washington

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

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