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D.C.’s African American electorate fragmented for first time in years

Orlando Pickens receives campaign literature from Milton Grant who is supporting Carol Schwartz. (Linda Davidson/Post)

The city’s black voters usually unite behind a single mayoral candidate. This time, their choice isn’t so clear.

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Sunken German WWII U-boat found off N.C. coast

Sunken German WWII U-boat found off N.C. coast

Battle of the Atlantic brought World War II closer to America’s shores than many realized, researchers say.

‘The heart and soul of The Post newsroom’: Tributes to legendary editor Ben Bradlee

Following the death of legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, readers and media notables expressed their sympathies and shared personal recollections of the industry giant.

Rabbi’s assistant says she helped at least six students use ritual bath

Rabbi’s assistant says she helped at least six students use ritual bath

Police searched Barry Freundel’s office at Towson University, where he has taught since 1989.

President Obama on Ben Bradlee: ‘A true newspaperman’

President Obama on Ben Bradlee: ‘A true newspaperman’

“For Benjamin Bradlee, journalism was more than a profession — it was a public good vital to our democracy,” the president said in a statement.

Late penalty lifts Good Counsel

Late penalty lifts Good Counsel

GIRLS’ SOCCER | Nicole Bautista scores from the spot to lift No. 4 Falcons past O’Connell, 1-0, and into the top seed of WCAC tournament.

D.C. bill would restrict bicycling on sidewalks

A roundup of news items from Maryland, Virginia and the District.

Pr. George’s bill would limit questions about convictions

Employers would be prohibited from asking about criminal background until after the first job interview.

Ali A. Mazrui, controversial African scholar, dies at 81

Ali A. Mazrui, controversial African scholar, dies at 81

The Kenyan-born Dr. Mazrui authored many books and hosted a documentary on African heritage.

Leibovich: Ben Bradlee epitomized ‘a much more confident time in American journalism’

“This Town” author talks style, swagger and impact.

David Remnick on Ben Bradlee: ‘He was the most alive presence’

The New Yorker editor shares his remembrances of Bradlee.

‘I was the last reporter Ben ever hired’

Kevin Sullivan reflects on his time with Ben Bradlee.

Two scenes of Ben Bradlee at work in the newsroom

Marc Fisher on Ben Bradlee and Marion Barry.

That time Ben Bradlee performed with the London Symphony

Music conductor Jeffrey Silberschlag recalls legendary editor Ben Bradlee’s love of music -- and performance.

Novelist Ward Just on Ben Bradlee: Editing was ‘his highest and best calling’

Ward Just describes his relationship with the journalism giant.

Ben Bradlee and ‘the best damn job in the world’

Editor Mary Jordan on what it felt like to win Bradlee’s praise,

Leonard Downie on his former boss, Ben Bradlee

Downie reflects on his time working with legendary editor Ben Bradlee.

Legendary Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Legendary Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Ben Bradlee’s gift for leadership and zest for journalism — and life — made him the most celebrated editor of his era. He directed The Post’s coverage of Watergate, which resulted in the only resignation of a president in U.S. history.

Legendary Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Legendary Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Ben Bradlee’s gift for leadership and zest for journalism — and life — made him the most celebrated editor of his era. He directed The Post’s coverage of Watergate, which resulted in the only resignation of a president in U.S. history.

In Arlington, a key issue divides: Cost of a proposed streetcar line

In Arlington, a key issue divides: Cost of a proposed streetcar line

A rematch for a County Board seat reprised the familiar debate, and some voters are growing weary.

D.C.’s very first taxis faced the same problems. Even before Uber.

Cab drivers griped about competition, regulation and newcomers to the business -- in 1890

Expand who gets gifted services by looking for creativity

Veteran researcher Joe Renzulli says we should ask teachers and parents which kids are gifted.

Arlington hospital unready for suspected Ebola case last week

Arlington hospital unready for suspected Ebola case last week

Virginia Hospital Center turned away patient suspected of having Ebola. Changes in CDC guidelines blamed.

At Md. diner stop, Christie buoys Larry Hogan supporters

At Md. diner stop, Christie buoys Larry Hogan supporters

The New Jersey governor played cheerleader Tuesday for Maryland GOP gubernatorial nominee.

O’Malley headed to Louisiana and Texas in coming days

O’Malley headed to Louisiana and Texas in coming days

Maryland’s governor is scheduled to appear at campaign events and an early voting rally.

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A fine blend: Link your loyalty cards to help this school

A fine blend: Link your loyalty cards to help this school

Want to help a D.C. elementary school that’s on the rise? Link your grocery loyalty cards to Ketcham.

Man accused of attacking two female GWU students

Other sexual assaults occurred in Georgetown and Dupont Circle, but appear unrelated, police say

Hogan knocks rival Brown for mistaken release of inmate

Hogan knocks rival Brown for mistaken release of inmate

The Republican nominee for Maryland governor questions the Democrat’s management ability.

Mental-health evaluation for alleged White House jumper

Mental-health evaluation for alleged White House jumper

A federal judge ordered Tuesday that 42-year-old Omar J. Gonzalez be evaluated within 30 days.

Rainy and raw tonight and Wednesday

Rainy and raw tonight and Wednesday

As low pressure dives through the region tonight and redevelops offshore Wednesday, periods of rain develop and keep coming.

 

Annandale’s Caleb Hymans runs 5K world record time (for 9-year-olds)

The young cross-country champion smashes the 5K mark by 14 seconds, is ready for more.

Ex-offender activists in D.C. hit with campaign finance complaint

A supporter of David Catania accused the advocates of illicit campaigning in a complaint filed Tuesday.

Technology’s role in future of transportation is discussed

There are plenty of visions of the future, but few firm answers, at a conference in the District.

Homeland Security says 4 Dulles passengers hospitalized

Hospitals near the airport say they have not received anyone with Ebola symptoms.

D.C.’s very first taxis faced the same problems. Even before Uber.

Cab drivers griped about competition, regulation and newcomers to the business -- in 1890

Transit police seek four suspects in indecent exposure incidents

Security camera images show men suspected of lewd behavior in the subway system

Metro finalizes plan for Veterans Day concert on the Mall

Nine stations will stay open late to handle massive crowd expected for a free concert featuring a roster of music superstars.

Jim Graham bill would ban bikes from more D.C. sidewalks

Council member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) wants to ban bikes and Segways from sidewalks in places where there are bike lanes.

NerdWallet crunches the numbers: owning a car vs. Uber, Lyft

The folks at the financial advice site have analyzed costs to see whether it’s a better deal to own a car or just use Uber and Lyft.

D.C. releases ambitious, long-term transportation plan

The moveDC plan looks ahead to 2040 and envisions a wide transit network that includes a streetcar system, dedicated bus lanes in major commuter corridors, expanded Metrorail service in the downtown core, an active water taxi system and 200 miles of on-street bicycle facilities.

Wake up behind the wheel, campaign says

New public education campaign targets dangers of drowsy driving.

Demand crashes air bag recall Web site safercar.gov

The site that lists vehicles affected by the recall of Takata air bags is temporarily down, NHTSA says.

Troubles on Metro for commuters

Problems on Red and Silver lines for commuters.

Part of 15th St NW closed because of police investigation

Four men stabbed in early morning incident. Part of 15th St NW blocked as police investigate

More Metro trains for Veterans Day concert, but no Blue

Planning for teeming crowds on the Mall, the transit agency will ramp up some service but close Blue trains.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

Want to help a D.C. elementary school that’s on the rise? Link your grocery loyalty cards to Ketcham.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Despite herself, a mother of two boys is uncomfortable with their desire for Hot Wheels orange toenails.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

D.C. voters’ hard choice: Bowser’s cautious, mediocre record, or Catania’s combative approach?

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

Women secretly photographed in a ritual Jewish bath or a gynecologist’s office are being violated.

Photo Galleries

A mammoth’s deconstruction

The ancient skeleton at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is being shipped to Canada for restoration.

Can the Boardwalk Empire strike back?

The mayor of Atlantic City is betting against all odds that a rebirth awaits.

Special blessings for special pets

A Franciscan monastery was among several sites conducting a “blessing of the animals” ceremony.

Nationals Park, on its way up

With the planned opening of a Harris Teeter, the neighborhood — and its pack of new buildings — is on the rise.

Celebrating at the H Street festival

The event’s dramatic growth mirrors the reinvention of the D.C. neighborhood.

D.C. mayoral candidates confront each other in first debate

Muriel E. Bowser, David A. Catania and Carol Schwartz sparred testily over ethics and education.

The C&O Canal over the years

It’s been 60 years since Justice William O. Douglas led a hike that helped make the canal a national monument.

Celebrating Constitution Day and new citizenship

Highlights of the naturalization ceremony at the National Archives.

Our Washington

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

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