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D.C. man is exonerated in 1982 killing

(Bill O'Leary / The Washington Post)

The shadow of an FBI lab scandal grows: Kevin Martin is the fifth D.C. man found wrongly jailed because of DNA evidence since 2009. “I never gave up,” he said.

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In a crowded field, Screen on the Green is still the frontrunner

In a crowded field, Screen on the Green is still the frontrunner

With so many outdoor film festivals at one’s disposal, it’s amazing that the big one downtown is still such a draw.

Gov. O’Malley and ‘The Wire’ creator meet in a train car

Gov. O’Malley and ‘The Wire’ creator meet in a train car

The governor still hates the show, but he drank a beer and snapped a selfie with creator David Simon last week.

&pizza to roll out a gluten-free crust

&pizza to roll out a gluten-free crust

Try the local chain’s new cracker-like crust -- and a new veggie protein -- at its Bethesda location.

Texas firm will study soccer deal for D.C. Council

Texas firm will study soccer deal for D.C. Council

Conventions, Sports & Leisure International has previously looked at the soccer deal for the Greater Washington Sports Alliance.

Jeremiah Denton, heroic POW, buried in Arlington

Jeremiah Denton, heroic POW, buried in Arlington

The retired admiral, former senator and heroic POW was buried in Arlington on Tuesday.

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Surveillance video shows suspect in merchant killing

Surveillance video shows suspect in merchant killing

One of two men whom D.C. police are seeking in the robbery and beating death of a 76-year-old store owner was captured on video surveillance inside the shop two hours before the July 4 attack.

New video shows possible suspect before deadly robbery

James Oh, 76, was killed in his store on Colorado Avenue during a July 4 robbery. He died July 8.

Typhoon Matmo makes landfall in Taiwan

Typhoon Matmo makes landfall in Taiwan

Matmo is making landfall in Taiwan with battering, 100+ mph winds and strong thunderstorms.

Frederick named 17th president of Howard University

Frederick named 17th president of Howard University

Howard University interim president Wayne A.I. Frederick has been named president of the university.

86 Metro stations in a single day

What did Mark Kawar do on his day off? He rode Metro -- all day and all night long.

Nightlife Agenda: ‘Purple Rain’ anniversary and Hemingway’s birthday

Nightlife Agenda: ‘Purple Rain’ anniversary and Hemingway’s birthday

The DJs, bands, dance nights and parties you need to plan for in the next seven days.

Arlington parole officer accused of sex assault on child

The alleged assault occurred in Woodbridge. Officer is on administrative leave.

Patton Boggs is no longer nation’s top-earning lobby firm

For first time since 2002, Patton Boggs — now Squire Patton Boggs — is not largest lobby firm by revenue

In the Atlantic, Tropical Depression Two fighting a losing battle

In the Atlantic, Tropical Depression Two fighting a losing battle

Tropical Depression Two would have to overcome the odds in order to survive in the hostile Atlantic conditions.

Capitol visitors center reopened probe of substance

Investigators determined that the substance found in the hall was not hazardous.

The Anacostia Safari Series invites you to paddle for a purpose

The Anacostia Safari Series invites you to paddle for a purpose

Find out how you can take a guided canoe tour to Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens and other destinations along the Anacostia River.

Former Murky Coffee owner still owes $130,00 in back taxes.

Former Murky Coffee owner still owes $130,00 in back taxes.

He also still owes Arlington County more than $70,000 in back meals taxes.

Boatbound borrows the Airbnb model to encourage people to get their feet wet

Boatbound borrows the Airbnb model to encourage people to get their feet wet

The next wave of the sharing economy has arrived in D.C. And it handles waves remarkably well. The company’s goal: to get a lot of landlubbers shipshape.

O’Malley returning to Iowa to help Democrats raise money

O’Malley returning to Iowa to help Democrats raise money

The trip comes just a month after the governor last visited the key presidential nominating state.

Prince George’s County Police investigate homicide

Investigators are probing a man’s death in Suitland Tuesday after a call for an early morning assault.

A new study about what makes sports fun for kids finds that winning isn’t everything

A new study about what makes sports fun for kids finds that winning isn’t everything

Dozens of other factors are more important for keeping kids involved with athletics, says researcher Amanda Visek, who set out to explore what “fun” really means.

Update: Delays on Metro’s Yellow Line resolved

Metro said residual delays to Mount Vernon Square station on the line because of an earlier train malfunction were resolved.

Should you list or buy a home in the summer?

Should you list or buy a home in the summer?

Real estate agents have differing views on whether to wait until fall or take the plunge now.

Brief burst of summer heat and humidity before late week retreat

Brief burst of summer heat and humidity before late week retreat

Summer heat and humidity returns today and Wednesday with highs edging up to the upper 80s and 90s.

Abuse of twin 22-year-old autistic sons alleged

Abuse of  twin 22-year-old autistic sons alleged

A Rockville couple is charged with keeping adult sons in a locked room at night with no light and no furniture.

Hundreds of 2nd-graders attend new Md. summer school

Hundreds of 2nd-graders attend new Md. summer school

Six-week program provides remediation for students who test below grade level in Prince George’s.

Arlington pub crawls to pay security and cleanup costs

Arlington pub crawls to pay security and cleanup costs

Some say expenses imposed by a county board vote will effectively close down the popular events.

Construction starts on D.C. shipping-container apartments

Construction starts on D.C. shipping-container apartments

The boxy three-story unit being built near Catholic U. is a test for lower-cost, faster-moving construction.

Man gets 30 years in killing of Ellicott City businessman

The defense and prosecutors allege that the victim’s daughter urged her boyfriend to kill her father.

 

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.

Texas firm will study soccer deal for D.C. Council

Conventions, Sports & Leisure International has previously looked at the soccer deal for the Greater Washington Sports Alliance.

U.S. airlines prohibited from flying to or from Tel Aviv

The ban comes after Delta diverted a flight to Paris, citing a report of a rocket near the Israeli airport.

86 Metro stations in a single day

What did Mark Kawar do on his day off? He rode Metro -- all day and all night long.

Overturned tractor-trailer spawns delays on I-95 in Howard County

Police said crews are working to clean up the crash, but as of 7 a.m. traffic was still backed up on the highway.

Update: Delays on Metro’s Yellow Line resolved

Metro said residual delays to Mount Vernon Square station on the line because of an earlier train malfunction were resolved.

Construction starts on D.C. shipping-container apartments

The boxy three-story unit being built near Catholic U. is a test for lower-cost, faster-moving construction.

Metro riders experience ‘simulated service’

This morning’s ride may offer tips for rest of the week.

Metro says ‘all systems go’ for scheduled opening of Silver Line Saturday

After simulating Silver Line service all day Sunday and Monday morning, transit authority says the new rail route is glitch-free so far.

Places you CAN park near a Silver Line station

Fairfax County officials want to encourage folks to find other ways of getting to the new Silver Line stations in Tysons and Reston, but for those determined to drive, here are some options for parking.

Pr. George’s council backs MGM National Harbor casino

The Pr. George’s Council gives MGM Resorts International a green light to build a $925 million casino complex.

Blue Line cutbacks? It’s a long story.

This week’s Metrorail changes were pondered more than a decade ago.

Update: Normal rush-hour traffic resumes on I-270 after 8-mile backup

Police said there were normal rush-hour traffic delays on the highway after a backup that stretched from Frederick to Montgomery County after an accident.

Can sea containers be cheap and comfy?

An apartment set to go up near Catholic U. this week is a test for boxy aesthetics and affordable housing.

Questions remain about casino transportation plan

As MGM prepares to build a casino, questions remain about the project’s transportation plan.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

If you ride a bike in Washington, you should thank Carl Bernstein, scourge of a president, friend to two-wheelers.

Clinton Yates

The nonprofit L’Enfant Trust has renovated an abandoned house that was a former crack den.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

COLUMN | Lawmakers could have helped some of the thousands who flock annually to the Wise County Fairgrounds for health care. But instead they blocked, bickered and weaseled until the state forfeited billions in Medicaid expansion funds.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

At Washington and Lee University, the removal of Confederate flags was overdue.

Photo Galleries

Robert E. Lee mansion renovation plan gets a boost

Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein is donating more than $12 million to restore the property.

Washington kids go to ‘Farm Camp’

At Woodlawn Plantation in Alexandria, Va., kids learn about where their food comes from, healthy eating, cooking and bugs.

No easy ride

Americans participated in the Brompton National Championships folding bike race for a chance to win a trip to England.

Saying goodbye to a Prince George’s leader

Mourners pay their respects to Wayne K. Curry, the first black Prince George’s County executive.

Stolen grave markers returned

Volunteers canvassed the grounds of Congressional Cemetery to match up stolen memorial items to their original monuments.

He grew up never knowing his mother

The day Tyshon Williams was born was the same day that his mother died. Now 19, he is graduating from high school.

Celebrating the Fourth of July

Washington is full of red, white and blue as Americans celebrate Independence Day.

Protesters halt buses carrying undocumented migrants

Demonstrators picket against the arrival of undocumented migrants in Southern California

Our Washington

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

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