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Washington’s Olympic team

(T.J. Kirkpatrick / For The Washington Post)

A group of A-list sports fans is vying for the 2024 Summer Games, and the longshot hope is now a serious bid.

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    McAuliffe urges sexual assault investigation at U-Va.

    Virginia’s governor says the administration will investigate allegations in a Rolling Stone story.

    New police and fire chiefs picked for Anne Arundel County

    The newly elected county executive decided to replace the heads of the police and fire departments.

    Bell aims to neutralize Ramblers

    Bell aims to neutralize Ramblers

    FOOTBALL | Running back Charles Brooks and the Griffins will look to control the flow when they face high-flying Eastern in Saturday’s Gravy Bowl.

    Historic lake effect snow just won’t stop in western New York

    Historic lake effect snow just won’t stop in western New York

    Another two to three feet of snow is expected south of Buffalo on Thursday, which could bring their four-day total to eight feet by the time it’s over.

    D.C. also surprised seven teachers with excellence in education awards.

    D.C. also surprised seven teachers with excellence in education awards.

    Powell ES principal is DC’s principal of the year

    What’s next for Arlington?

    What the politics behind the streetcar cancellation mean for Columbia Pike.

    Falcons, Stags meet again for title

    Falcons, Stags meet again for title

    FOOTBALL | Familiar foes No. 1 Good Counsel and No. 7 DeMatha will square off yet again with the WCAC championship on the line.

    Damascus faces top-ranked Linganore

    Damascus faces top-ranked Linganore

    FOOTBALL | Playing in one of Maryland’s toughest regions, the Swarmin’ Hornets face their toughest opponent yet in the 3A West final.

    Iowa man arrested near White House to appear in court

    Authorities said they found a file and ammunition in the trunk of R.J. “Renae” Kapheim’s car Wednesday.

    Snowed under and frozen over: U.S. weather is off the rails, but why?

    Snowed under and frozen over: U.S. weather is off the rails, but why?

    No meteorologist can provide a bullet-proof explanation for why this extreme weather pattern keeps showing up. But there a lot of plausible ideas.

    More than half of WSSC valves found to be ‘unusable’

    More than half of WSSC valves found to be ‘unusable’

    The valves allow the water utility to prevent widespread outages and limit flood damage from broken pipes.

    With eye on 2016, O’Malley has continued to hire PAC staff

    With eye on 2016, O’Malley has continued to hire PAC staff

    Maryland’s governor is weighing a presidential bid that would likely pit him against Hillary Clinton.

    Reports of shots fired in Southwest prompt brief lockdown

    D.C. police said they found no gunman or evidence of shots.

    Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour is still rolling

    Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour is still rolling

    Going to Bob Dylan’s show at Constitution Hall? Don’t expect to hear a greatest-hits collection.

    Fairfax County bond sale to pay for Silver Line parking garages

    Fairfax County bond sale to pay for Silver Line parking garages

    The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has cleared the way for the sale of bonds that will help pay for construction of parking garages at two new Silver Line stations.

    Police: Man fought with his mother over money before shooting her

    Police: Maryland man faces attempted murder charges after shooting his mother.

    Jeb Bush’s nuanced support of Common Core

    Jeb Bush’s nuanced support of Common Core

    A possible 2016 GOP contender, Bush tries to thread the needle when it comes to the divisive standards.

    Maryland woman arrested at BWI for carrying a loaded gun

    Maryland woman arrested at BWI for carrying a loaded gun

    TSA officers detected a .38 pistol and 16 loose bullets in the woman’s carry-on bag.

    How D.C.’s future cat cafe can pass a health inspection

    How D.C.’s future cat cafe can pass a health inspection

    The cat cafe will be more like a cafe next to a room full of cats.

    Earth on track to warmest year on record, says NOAA

    Earth on track to warmest year on record, says NOAA

    With October global temperatures being the highest ever recorded for the month, Earth is on a track to see its warmest year in 2014.

    Five weeks of fall: Photographing peak color in the District

    Five weeks of fall: Photographing peak color in the District

    There’s arguably no better time to photograph Washington than during autumn. 2014 didn’t disappoint.

    Health lobbyists break off from DLA to form lobby shop

    Trio forms health consulting shop Sirona Strategies, will partner with Akin Gump.

    Water main break in Suitland, part of road closed

    Water main break in Suitland, part of road closed

    Crews are working to fix a water main break that involves a 71 year old pipe

    One man arrested, another wanted in Woodbridge homicide

    Prince William County Police said they have arrested one man and are looking for another.

    ‘Five Guys Named Moe’ at Arena Stage is sure to get the joint jumping

    ‘Five Guys Named Moe’ at Arena Stage is sure to get the joint jumping

    Ever wonder what a Boyz II Men cover of “Choo Choo Ch’boogie” might sound (and look) like? Here’s your chance to find out.

    Three ways to get your fill of wine, beer and cocktails this weekend

    Three ways to get your fill of wine, beer and cocktails this weekend

    The following few days usher in three booze-centric events. The best part: You can pick your poison depending on your preference for wine, beer or cocktails.

    Hacking Cava Grill: How to order nachos

    Hacking Cava Grill: How to order nachos

    The menus at Cava Grill’s new Bethesda and Gaithersburg, Md. locales are nothing new, but chef Dimitri Moshovitis recently showed us how he prefers one secret dish: the nachos.

    ‘The Mindy Project’ finally clicks thanks to Danny and Mindy’s relationship

    ‘The Mindy Project’ finally clicks thanks to Danny and Mindy’s relationship

    “The Mindy Project” has embraced its cartoonish nature and become the spiritual successor to “30 Rock,” with a manic energy and a barrage of seemingly tossed-off jokes.

    Bob Dylan and ‘The Basement Tapes,’ by the numbers

    Bob Dylan and ‘The Basement Tapes,’ by the numbers

    On Tuesday, Dylan brings his Never Ending Tour back to D.C. for a stop at Constitution Hall.

    Storyteller Peter Aguero shares his ‘Daddy Issues’ at Artisphere

    Storyteller Peter Aguero shares his ‘Daddy Issues’ at Artisphere

    Three-hundred and fifty pounds of raw emotion and wry humor, Aguero, 38, has spent the past seven years captivating audiences at New York storytelling collective The Moth with tales from his tumultuous life.

     

    Manassas City detective in teen ‘sexting’ case sues teen’s lawyer for defamation

    Detective who led case against 17-year-old says attorney’s comments in The Post harmed him, forced him into counseling.

    Gray vetoes two bills amid final weeks as mayor

    One bill, which would allow animal control officers to use sirens, is dismissed as “far too broad.“

    Senate grills manufacturer of defective airbags

    Airbags that kill or maim may lead to a recall of 20 million vehicles. The Senate wants a complete investigation.

    More than half of WSSC valves found to be ‘unusable’

    The valves allow the water utility to prevent widespread outages and limit flood damage from broken pipes.

    Fairfax County bond sale to pay for Silver Line parking garages

    The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has cleared the way for the sale of bonds that will help pay for construction of parking garages at two new Silver Line stations.

    Maryland woman arrested at BWI for carrying a loaded gun

    TSA officers detected a .38 pistol and 16 loose bullets in the woman’s carry-on bag.

    More than 1 million D.C. area residents plan Thanksgiving travel

    Gas is cheaper and there’s a turkey dinner down the road, so travel will be heavier this year than last.

    Water main break in Suitland, part of road closed

    Crews are working to fix a water main break that involves a 71 year old pipe

    WSSC maps show buildings vulnerable to pipe flooding

    Utility says maps will guide new development while monitoring will protect existing buildings.

    Many drivers unprepared for opening of 95 Express Lanes

    Survey finds only a third of carpoolers have the necessary E-ZPass Flex transponder.

    FAA rolls out taste of NextGen in Dallas

    A day after Congress questioned progress on the $40 billion project, FAA unveils cost saving system.

    Safety message: It won’t hurt to break your momentum

    Getting around by walking, biking and driving, one traveler sees a lot of ugly behavior on D.C. streets.

    Delays foul Wednesday’s Metro commute in N. Virginia

    A cracked rail on the Orange Line, near a Silver Line juncture, disrupted mid-morning service.

    Study looks at best, worst Thanksgiving getaway times

    The Wednesday escape looks bad, but Tuesday can be even worse.

    A cracked rail is causing delays on Metro’s Orange and Silver lines

    A disabled Metro train outside the Capitol South station is causing delays.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Dog pounds, opium dens and hospitals — just a few of the subjects at a D.C. history conference.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    COLUMN | Defeat of streetcars sends a message to poorer Arlington residents: Just ride the bus.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    A trip to Poland, where she traced her cousin’s escape from Nazis, offered new perspective on her patients.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    COLUMN | After elections, the Purple Line and Columbia Pike Streetcar might be in danger.

    Photo Galleries

    Streetcars in Washington

    Historical images from The Washington Post’s archive.

    Va. home day cares anxious about laws

    Compliance at the local level can be a confusing and frustrating experience.

    In sickness and in health

    For D.C. couple, a genetic disorder is rewriting the final chapters of a journey more than three and a half decades in the making.

    Illegal immigrants rally outside the White House

    They demanded executive action to extend “deferred deportations” to adults.

    Election night 2014: Local races

    Candidates and constituents wait for election results to come in across Washington, D.C.; Maryland and Virginia.

    Mayoral hopefuls make a push on eve of election

    Muriel Bowser, David Catania and Carol Schwartz worked D.C.’s city blocks on Nov. 3.

    Return to those thrilling days of yesteryear

    The Metropolitan Washington Old Time Radio Club celebrates the 50th anniversary of ‘The Big Broadcast.’

    Frederick, Md., is part of a small-city boom

    Walkable, urban mini-D.C.s are popping up nationwide, with Frederick, Md., a notable example.

    Our Washington

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

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