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McDonnell jury begins deliberations in corruption case

(Steve Helber / AP)

Jurors have heard five weeks of testimony in the former Virginia governor’s federal corruption trial.

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    The Hotlist: September 2014

    The Hotlist: September 2014

    Welcome to the Hotlist, a monthly preview of things to taste, see and do in the weeks ahead.

    Brown attacks Hogan over Ehrlich’s ‘Dream Act’ veto

    Brown attacks Hogan over Ehrlich’s ‘Dream Act’ veto

    The Democratic gubernatorial candidate continues to highlight differences with his Republican opponent in Maryland.

    Stanford U. plans to increase its undergraduate enrollment

    Stanford U. plans to increase its undergraduate enrollment

    Highly selective university expects to add about 100 students each year to entering classes starting in 2016.

    After a year with no answers in police slaying of John Geer, family sues

    After a year with no answers in police slaying of John Geer, family sues

    Longtime partner and family seeks $12 million, but they also want “to get answers.”

    Arlingtonians will get to meet candidates Tuesday night

    Candidates in five races expected to turn out at forum at Virginia Hospital Center’s Hazel Auditorium.

    Alexandria school receives $3 million gift

    Anonymous donor provides money for curriculum, development, construction improvements.

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    Meet The Post’s new publisher

    Meet The Post’s new publisher

    Frederick J. Ryan Jr. is a former Reagan administration official who was part of Politico’s founding team.

    Tropical Storm Dolly could bring torrential rain, mudslides to Mexico coast

    Tropical Storm Dolly could bring torrential rain, mudslides to Mexico coast

    Located in the Bay of Campeche in the southern Gulf of Mexico, the tropical storm is not forecast to impact the U.S. coast, though could bring life-threatening flooding and mudslides to Mexico’s mountainous terrain.

    Anne Arundel County officials catch cat that closed school

    Anne Arundel County officials catch cat that closed school

    A spokesman said the cat was hiding in a supply closet at Richard Henry Lee Elementary School.

    D.C.’s longest, hottest heat wave has waited for September

    D.C.’s longest, hottest heat wave has waited for September

    Compared to recent years, the summer of 2014 has delighted Washingtonians. Until this week.

    Mother killed by SUV identified by Pr. Geo.’s police

    Thelma Fernandez Flores and her three-year-old daughter were crossing the street at a crosswalk.

    Falls Church area killing might have been random, police say

    The man was found dead in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Monday.

    How to have a say in the White Flint area’s new name

    How to have a say in the White Flint area’s new name

    Community meeting will discuss “branding of the Pike” as area tries to morph to a more urban, walkable hub.

    McDonnell jury begins deliberations in corruption case

    McDonnell jury begins deliberations in corruption case

    Jurors have heard five weeks of testimony in the former Virginia governor’s federal corruption trial.

    Christie coming to Maryland to help Hogan raise money

    Christie coming to Maryland to help Hogan raise money

    The visit by the New Jersey governor is the first sign of national GOP interest in the race.

    Iceland volcano unveils dazzling lava display

    Lava from the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland is erupting like a fountain on the Holuhraun lava field, just north of the volcano.

    R&B singer Chris Brown pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault

    R&B singer Chris Brown pleads guilty to misdemeanor assault

    Prosecutors agreed not to ask for any jail time.

    Loudoun community calendar, Aug. 31-Sept. 7, 2014

    Events include a dog swim, concerts, farmers markets, family fishing and “Old MacDonald’s Farm.”

    A ‘huge milestone’ for Gabriella Miller’s family

    The foundation started by the pediatric cancer awareness advocate awards a $100,000 research grant.

    Black Civil War soldiers to be recognized after 150 years

    Black Civil War soldiers to be recognized after 150 years

    Dedication of a new marker at a cemetery in Leesburg will include a message from President Obama.

    There will be no major ethics reform in Virginia

    Even after the McDonnell trial, legislators won’t toughen the state’s laws.

    O’Malley headed to Florida for a full day of political events

    O’Malley headed to Florida for a full day of political events

    The trip later this month includes an appearance at a Democratic reception in West Palm Beach.

    Near normal August closes near normal summer for temperatures in Washington

    Near normal August closes near normal summer for temperatures in Washington

    The overall summer result was 0.4F warmer than normal, but it was slightly cooler than last summer and the coolest in five years.

    Tips on post-Labor Day commuting

    Tips on post-Labor Day commuting

    “September Shock” doesn’t strike all at once, but it’s no less dismaying for travelers.

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    Virginia’s inadequate child-care regulation costs lives

    Virginia’s inadequate child-care regulation costs lives

    Economics often leads parents to shadowy businesses that may not be what’s advertised.

    Chris Brown expected in D.C. Superior Court Tuesday

    Chris Brown expected in D.C. Superior Court Tuesday

    The Grammy Award-winning singer is scheduled to appear for a hearing on a possible plea deal.

    MARC train to Washington delayed after conductor falls

    A spokeswoman said a conductor slipped as the train was approaching the Dickerson station.

    Canstruction at the National Building Museum lets architects show off their can-building skills

    Canstruction at the National Building Museum lets architects show off their can-building skills

    Pantry staples are not the best building material. Find out how three architecture firms built structurally sound sculptures out of food cans for the Canstruction contest at the National Building Museum.

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    First Bite: Lunchbox looks good, but does it taste good?

    First Bite: Lunchbox looks good, but does it taste good?

    At star chef Bryan Voltaggio’s newest casual place, the answer so far is an unfortunate no.

     

    Ex-Haymarket police chief James Roop arrested for drunk driving

    A month after stepping down as chief, Winchester police say they stopped him driving the wrong way down a one-way street.

    Ward 5: ‘Dumping ground’ no longer?

    Task force finds ways to reconcile residents’ wishes with city’s need for industrial land.

    Alaska Airlines launches nonstop service to Seattle via BWI

    The Seattle-based carrier will offer a daily flight to the Emerald City.

    Tips on post-Labor Day commuting

    “September Shock” doesn’t strike all at once, but it’s no less dismaying for travelers.

    MARC train to Washington delayed after conductor falls

    A spokeswoman said a conductor slipped as the train was approaching the Dickerson station.

    As ‘new’ Bethesda grows, Tastee Diner remains a constant

    Comfort food is served with a taste of the ‘old’ neighborhood at the landmark business, opened in 1935.

    More wheelchair-accessible taxis will cruise D.C. streets

    A package of initiatives also includes a text messaging system to summon D.C. cabs to where need is greatest.

    Person struck by train at Mount Vernon Square Metro

    Green and Yellow line riders should expect delays in both directions while police investigate.

    Route 1 closed in Alexandria

    Route 1 is closed in both directions from Slater’s Lane to First Street in Alexandria due to two fallen electrical poles in the road.

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

    Earlier delays because of a train malfunction are clear.

    Fence fight could affect residents along Purple Line route

    A Montgomery judge will consider who owns land along trail between Bethesda and Silver Spring.

    Labor Day weekend Metro service

    Major Metro track work will affect several rail lines over the Labor Day weekend. Trains will operate on a weekend or adjusted schedule on Labor Day.

    Search continues for missing pilot of fighter jet that crashed

    Massachusetts Air National Guard plane crashed in rugged Shenandoah Valley national forest.

    Red Line delayed in both directions after switch problem

    Trains were stopped at Fort Totten.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Ringo a mediocre drummer? Just try walking a mile in his Beatle boots. Also: Ringing the cathedral’s bells.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Economics often leads parents to shadowy businesses that may not be what’s advertised.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    COLUMN | Purple Line transit project opponents can’t find tiny species in forest but sue to protect them anyway

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    A city shouldn’t bet on building a sunny future on the backs of the elderly, poor and desperate.

    Photo Galleries

    Chris Brown pleads guilty in D.C. court

    The singer was charged with punching a fan in October.

    The dog days of greyhound racing

    Once a mainstay of American gambling, dog tracks are in steep decline.

    Fun times at the fair

    Events in Maryland and Virginia counties feature hog shows, demolition derbies, Ferris wheels and plenty of food.

    Robert F. McDonnell on trial

    Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are battling corruption charges.

    Horseshoe Baltimore casino’s opening night

    Throngs of people showed up to try their luck at the city’s first casino.

    Back to school: First day is a fun day

    As students return to class, they’re greeted with crowns, balloons and dance parties.

    Aboard the Memphis Belle

    Members of the media get a ride on the World War II B-17 bomber ahead of a weekend exhibition in Baltimore.

    Bao Bao turns 1

    The National Zoo’s giant panda cub has changed a lot in just one year.

    Our Washington

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

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