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Police: Workplace dispute likely preceded murder-suicide

Montgomery County authorities investigate a death after responding to this house Tuesday on Great Elm Drive in Potomac.

Montgomery police believe that assailant killed woman, sped off in Mercedes and killed himself.

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    Even as some minimum wages increase, Maryland activists call for more sooner

    Even as some minimum wages increase, Maryland activists call for more sooner

    Wednesday marked the first increase in the minimum wage in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.

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    An R&B scion takes it to the streets

    An R&B scion takes it to the streets

    That man busking outside Nationals Park? His father is a famous R&B musician.

    Whooping cough cases climb in Montgomery

    Health officials confirm two more school cases, bringing the total to 38 since the school year started.

    Former Bush administration official guilty of assault

    Former Bush administration official guilty of assault

    Sloan Wilson Rappoport picked up a woman at Va. clothing store and assaulted her, police said.

    Some late night fog, and a terrific Thursday

    Some late night fog, and a terrific Thursday

    Clouds were slow to give up today, but it was still rather pleasant. Tomorrow should be even better.

    D.C. police on lookout for black car after youth is shot

    Shooting happened in the 200 block of Adams Street NE; stabbing occurred nearby not long after.

    Alexandria and Arlington crime report

    Among incidents reported by police in Alexandria and Arlington.

    Alexandria-Arlington community events, Oct. 2-9, 2014

    Bike rides, flea market, pumpkin sale, animal blessings, book talks, concerts and lectures.

    Big cold front brings first chance of “snowflakes” in Mid-Atlantic mountains

    Big cold front brings first chance of “snowflakes” in Mid-Atlantic mountains

    A very powerful cold front will blast through the eastern U.S. Friday into Saturday, sending temperatures 10 to 25 degrees cooler than normal over the weekend.

    Southern Maryland crime report

    Reports from the Maryland State Police and the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties sheriff’s offices

    Southern Maryland volunteer opportunities

    Nonprofit organizations seek short- and long-term help in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.

    Southern Maryland community calendar, Oct. 2-9, 2014

    Events include a fossil hike, a canoe trip, a community baby shower, bluegrass music and “Lego Mania.”

    Where to watch the Nationals in the NLDS

    Where to watch the Nationals in the NLDS

    No tickets to the game? Find somewhere to watch with big screens and drink specials.

    Audit begins of Prince George’s County school system

    Audit begins of Prince George’s County school system

    Investigation ordered after state said former CFO committed insurance fraud regarding wedding ring.

    Va. health official wants to amend abortion clinic rules

    Health commissioner says state should amend hospital-style regulations on abortion clinics.

    Poll: Brown has narrow lead over Hogan in governor’s race

    Poll: Brown has narrow lead over Hogan in governor’s race

    The survey by Gonzales Research gives the Democrat a lead of 4 percentage points in Maryland.

    Southern France trying to dry out after 10 inches of rain in three hours

    Southern France trying to dry out after 10 inches of rain in three hours

    The rain that fell in Montpellier on Monday is approximately half of the total annual rainfall accumulation the city normally sees.

    New poll: Bowser leads Catania by 8 points

    Survey commissioned by pro-business group finds closer D.C. mayor race than previous published polls.

    Going Out Guide

    Going Out Guide

    Events in the District of Columbia.

    D.C. adopt a pet

    D.C. adopt a pet

    Bran, a 3-year-old cat, is available for adoption.

    D.C. Animal Watch

    Among cases handled by the Washington Humane Society and the Washington Animal Rescue League.

    Prince George’s County Animal Watch

    Cases received by the Department of Environmental Resources’ Animal Management Group.

    U.S. Education Dept. issues guidance on racial disparity

    U.S. Education Dept. issues guidance on racial disparity

    Guidance issued Wednesday reminds U.S. schools of requirement for equity among nation’s students.

    Fairfax County Animal Watch

    Incidents reported by the animal control divisions of police in Fairfax County, Fairfax City and Vienna.

    Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

    Incidents involving pets and wildlife reported by Alexandria and Arlington animal welfare leagues.

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    Cyclist can’t understand driver’s indifference to safety

    Cyclist can’t understand driver’s indifference to safety

    Hit-and-run motorist had a blind eye for crash victim on rural road.

    Standing in 2016 polls ‘doesn’t terribly worry’ O’Malley

    Standing in 2016 polls ‘doesn’t terribly worry’ O’Malley

    The Maryland governor said in an interview that low rankings can still lead to victory in a presidential bid.

    Infant mortality ticks up in D.C. amid federal funding cut

    Infant mortality ticks up in D.C. amid federal funding cut

    Rate remains above most recent national average but still represents marked decrease for city historically.

    Second man arrested in 2011 homicide

    In the past two weeks, police have apprehended two suspected killers of Ronald Deacon Smith.

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    Popular Woodson High coach Derrick Pearson hired, then un-hired as baseball coach

    After the school principal overruled his athletic director, the school district reversed the decision and un-hired Pearson.

    New poll: Bowser leads Catania by 8 points

    Survey commissioned by pro-business group finds closer D.C. mayor race than previous published polls.

    Texas Ebola patient traveled through Dulles International Airport

    Authorities emphasize there is no danger of anyone getting sick from the flight because the man was not symptomatic at the time.

    Cyclist can’t understand driver’s indifference to safety

    Hit-and-run motorist had a blind eye for crash victim on rural road.

    ‘Need to know’ session on Va. transportation goals

    Easing congestion on I-66 is a top priority in Northern Virginia. Leaders foresee adding HOT lanes.

    UberX, Lyft, Sidecar may face new rules in D.C.

    D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is expected to unveil an updated proposal for regulating UberX, Lyft, Sidecar and other similar services

    Those other idiots are the distracted drivers you fear

    A survey finds people are quick to point the finger when it comes to driving distraction.

    Report: More traffic tickets, fewer crashes

    Research shows that when more tickets are issued, crash rates go down.

    Bike commuting is up in the District

    According to new Census Bureau data, 4.5 percent of D.C. working residents commuted by bicycle in 2013. That is up from 4.1 percent in 2012 and from 2.2 percent in 2009.

    The latest obstacle in D.C.’s bike wars? A porta-potty.

    The porta-potty was moved out of the street, and DDOT issued a fine of about $300.

    Suspect in U-Va. case was known as ‘an all-around good person’

    Jesse L. Matthew Jr.’s past includes a playful persona in high school and an abrupt departure from college.

    Purple Line planners say construction costs now at $2.45 billion

    Cost increase is less than 1 percent but latest for Maryland light-rail project

    Another Purple Line battle focuses on fears of ISIS

    In Bevery Hills, school officials have opposed tunneling subway beneath high school.

    Pearls for Lunch? Joshua Bell performs in Union Station

    Bell, a Grammy-winning violinist, will host a 30-minute impromptu concert at 12:30 p.m.

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    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    Ninety-year-old pinups — boys and girls — pose for a new fundraising calendar.

    That man busking outside Nationals Park? His father is a famous R&B musician.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    COLUMN | They made the pact when they came back for a 50-year reunion and saw their record stood firm.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    The rush to embrace natural gas and fracking is steamrolling valid worries about long-term risks to environment.

    Photo Galleries

    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.

    Remembering the Navy Yard victims

    Mourners gather for a memorial service on the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting.

    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.

    Our Washington

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

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