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Excused McDonnell juror could have changed history

(Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post)

Man excused from panel on trial’s 12th day said he would have likely argued against conviction.

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    The Redskins win and the loss of RGIII is today’s cover story

    Washington topped the Jaguars 41-10 for its first win of the season, but lost its starting quarterback in the process.

    D.C. statehood bill still has no chance in Congress

    A Senate panel is to hold a hearing on the measure Monday. But to call it a hearing might be generous.

    ‘We finally knew where he was’

    ‘We finally knew where he was’

    Carl Hiott of the U.S. Park Police and D.C. Officer Dorian DeSantis killed the Navy Yard gunman.

    Catania says he’s the mayoral candidate of substance

    Catania says he’s the mayoral candidate of substance

    Release of long ‘Vision to Secure Our City’s Future’ is meant to sow doubts about rivals’ vision for D.C.

    Schools moving toward ‘BYOD’ with student technology

    Schools moving toward ‘BYOD’ with student technology

    School systems receptive to “Bring Your Own Device” and increasing technology use in the classroom.

    Town hall meeting addresses Route 28 congestion

    Town hall meeting addresses Route 28 congestion

    Manassas residents say commuting on the road is “a nightmare.”

    Fairfax City’s $30 million land deal under scrutiny

    Fairfax City’s $30 million land deal under scrutiny

    Critics of the sale say the 815-acre property was worth far more and that more public discussion was needed.

    Andrew Kay, developer of Kaypro computer, dies at 95

    Andrew Kay, developer of Kaypro computer, dies at 95

    Mr. Kay was an inventor whose Kaypro II was a pioneering compact computer in the 1980s.

    DC Brau and &pizza founders talk shop

    DC Brau and &pizza founders talk shop

    Founders of two local, fast-growing success stories discuss brand loyalty, logos and unexpected expenses.

    ‘Internet of Things’ revolution hits K Street

    ‘Internet of Things’ revolution hits K Street

    Belkin hires lobbyists to advance new products that allow people to control Crock-Pots, lights from their phones.

    Column

    Readers share the things that annoy and delight them

    Happiness is a solid, trustworthy door lock on a public restroom — and other things we love (and love to hate).

    Column

    Why admiring Chinese scores might hurt U.S. schools

    While respect for teachers’ authority is often lauded, author argues that authoritarian culture stifles creativity.

    Ohio State accord on sexual assault ends federal probe

    The university resolves a civil rights investigation that began in 2010.

    D.C. police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run on Georgia Ave.

    A man was struck and killed at about 3:17 a.m. Sunday.

    O’Malley returning to S.C. to help gubernatorial candidate

    O’Malley returning to S.C. to help gubernatorial candidate

    The trip next weekend is the latest in a busy stretch of travel for the Maryland governor.

    Photos: Sunrise light “shoots the gap” while rain falls in Washington, D.C.

    Photos: Sunrise light “shoots the gap” while rain falls in Washington, D.C.

    It’s not often that a colorful sunrise occurs while rain is falling, but that’s what happened Saturday morning.

    D.C. area forecast: A sunny Sunday with several nice days ahead

    D.C. area forecast: A sunny Sunday with several nice days ahead

    High pressure takes control today, continuing our fall-ish temperatures but without the fall-ish showers. Maybe some showers late Monday night.

    SkinsCast: Fine-looking fall weather

    SkinsCast: Fine-looking fall weather

    Plenty of sun, light breezes and low humidity make this a winner of a day.

    Summer seems to surrender to autumn

    The high Saturday in Washington was 73, seeming to signal a change in the seasons.

    It may not take many voters to pick D.C.’s next mayor

    It may not take many voters to pick D.C.’s next mayor

    With Vincent C. Gray already ousted, it’s hard to tell where voters stand ahead of November’s election

    Magda Olivero, opera star with cult following, dies at 104

    Magda Olivero, opera star with cult following, dies at 104

    The soprano, who sang into her 90s, was renowned for her intensely dramatic performances.

    Column

    The grave tale of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final resting place

    The grave tale of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final resting place

    How did one of America’s most famous writers end up buried next to Rockville Pike?

    Photos: Fantastic sunset ends a cool, rainy Saturday

    Photos: Fantastic sunset ends a cool, rainy Saturday

    Social media photographers captured a beautiful sunset on Saturday night, as high, wispy clouds provided a canvas for the sun’s rays.

    Algebra exam failures led to reteaching for some students

    Algebra exam failures led to reteaching for some students

    More than 3,000 students who failed semester-end exams did not take advantage of summer programs.

    Episcopal rolls to victory

    Episcopal rolls to victory

    The Maroon flashed its offensive weapons against Flint Hill; its six touchdowns came from five players.

    Frank Torre, Milwaukee Braves baseball player, dies at 82

    Frank Torre, Milwaukee Braves baseball player, dies at 82

    Mr. Torre, the brother of Hall of Famer Joe Torre, helped lead the Braves to the 1957 World Series title.

    Pumas stick to their proven formula

    Pumas stick to their proven formula

    With a focus on running the ball and a stout defense, No. 11 Wise holds off DuVal to notch its first win of the season on a wet Saturday afternoon.

    Pr. George’s statehouse candidate faces child sex charges

    A roundup of news from across the Washington region.

    Column

    Local Native American: ‘It’s so obvious’ the name is racist

    Local Native American: ‘It’s so obvious’ the name is racist

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

    Column

    D.C. government undermines its traffic-ticket programs

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

     

    ‘Lockup’ off to solid start in portraying life in Fairfax County jail

    The MSNBC series premiered Sunday, will spend six episodes behind bars with Fairfax inmates.

    Silverman, Hagler get at-large nods from D.C. Working Families

    The coalition of unions and liberal activist groups is backing two candidates who, they say, “walk the walk.“

    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.

    Traffic, transit tips: Many D.C. area events, but Baltimore is bigger

    D.C. area has street fairs and races, but Baltimore has Blue Angels and fireworks. Metro has delays.

    Metro seeks 2,000 volunteers to test new high-tech fare collections

    The transit authority wants a diverse group of tech-savvy riders for a six-month test of the prototype. “contactless” fare gates that use new technology.

    Capital Bikeshare gets used bikes to expand

    After months with many orders on hold, Capital Bikeshare bought 25 used bike stations from Ottawa.

    Va. Express Lanes deal: Travel toll-free if you head for Tysons restaurants

    The company that operates the 495 Express Lanes on the Capital Beltway in Virginia is launching a promotion with a dozen restaurants in the Tysons Corner area.

    Update: Delays on Metro’s Red Line resolved

    Delays to Glenmont station because of a train malfunction at Rockville station have been cleared.

    Purple Line cost estimate rises by $56 million

    Maryland transit official says rising land prices, more refined engineering are adding to price tag.

    Is fight over the CSX tunnel project headed to court?

    The Committee of 100 wants a do-over of the federal review process for the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project and is threatening to sue to halt the project.

    Airports pause to remember the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks

    Staff and travelers at U.S. airports took a moment to remember the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

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

    Normal service has resumed after an earlier train malfunction at Stadium-Armory station.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Happiness is a solid, trustworthy door lock on a public restroom — and other things we love (and love to hate).

    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.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    Scandals over Ray Rice, hacked photos show need to fix America’s aggressive, leering view of manhood.

    Photo Galleries

    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.

    Chris Brown pleads guilty in D.C. court

    The singer was charged with punching a fan in October.

    Our Washington

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

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