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Va. Del. Joseph Morrissey to resign but run again

(P.Kevin Morley / AP)

His resignation follows conviction on misdemeanor charge involving his relations with a 17-year-old girl.

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    Satellite data indicate 2014 will not be warmest year on record, but among top several

    Satellite data indicate 2014 will not be warmest year on record, but among top several

    When looking at temperature charts, it’s a lot more meaningful to look at tendencies and trends rather than to focus on individual years.

    Tadich Grill D.C. names executive chef for early 2015 opening

    Tadich Grill D.C. names executive chef for early 2015 opening

    A Chef Geoff’s veteran will run the kitchen when the historic San Fransicso restaurant hits D.C.

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    A flash mob at the Smithsonian

    A flash mob at the Smithsonian

    Surprised guests at the National Museum of American History are treated to some holiday carols.

    7 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Dec. 19-21

    7 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Dec. 19-21

    It’s a wonderful time to re-watch a classic, or catch another D.C. punk favorite as it reunites.

    Early admission rates for Class of 2019

    The first word from some highly selective schools.

    Va. Del. Joseph Morrissey to resign but run again

    Va. Del. Joseph Morrissey to resign but run again

    His resignation follows conviction on misdemeanor charge involving his relations with a 17-year-old girl.

    McAuliffe’s strategy: Don’t rock the boat

    No surprises in Richmond.

    What kind of weather should Nationals Park expect for the NHL Winter Classic?

    What kind of weather should Nationals Park expect for the NHL Winter Classic?

    Washington is the southernmost location to ever host the Classic and the weather has been mild and rainy in recent years. But this year’s forecast is looking colder.

    Windy, snowy, rainy Christmas storm poised to disrupt holiday travel in Great Lakes, Northeast

    Windy, snowy, rainy Christmas storm poised to disrupt holiday travel in Great Lakes, Northeast

    Wednesday and Thursday look like the big impact days, with the potential to bring strong winds, heavy rain and snow across parts of the eastern U.S.

    D.C. Water crews ‘flush’ system in Shaw and Logan areas

    Three schools closed because of the water problems in the Shaw and Logan Circle neighborhoods.

    Washington Monument won’t open today

    Washington Monument won’t open today

    Workers are repairing a broken elevator.

    Man arrested in series of taxi cab robberies in Manassas

    Man arrested in series of taxi cab robberies in Manassas

    Matthew Jamaal Brown has been charged with three counts of robbery in the recent thefts.

    South Capitol Street SE reopens after fire

    A fire in the basement of an apartment building led to the road closure.

    Vote delayed on new D.C. graduation requirements

    Vote delayed on new D.C. graduation requirements

    State ed board opts not to shorten comment period on a plan for a more flexible route to high school diploma.

    Metro delays on the Orange, Blue and Silver lines

    Riders should expect delays because of an earlier train malfunction

    Nicole Atkins brings a stripped down sound and an expanded ‘Slow Phaser’ to the Rock and Roll Hotel

    Nicole Atkins brings a stripped down sound and an expanded ‘Slow Phaser’ to the Rock and Roll Hotel

    Last summer, Nicole Atkins opened a string of shows for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. At exactly one of those shows — on July 23 at Constitution Hall — Atkins and her two-piece backing band earned a standing ovation from the crowd.

    Bump ’n Grind aims to build community through coffee and vinyl

    Co-founded by David Fogel and Joe Liehr, Bump ‘n Grind will serve craft coffees and house a record marketplace with more than 1,500 new releases (many by local record labels) available for sale.

    Celebrate Hanukkah with world music, kids’ theater and $5 beer specials

    Celebrate Hanukkah with world music, kids’ theater and $5 beer specials

    If you lit candles on Wednesday, you know you’ve only got six more nights to party before Hanukkah ends on Christmas Eve.

    The Partisan’s cocoa- and coffee-spiced quail is our dish of the week

    We’re not sure what we love more about chef Ed Witt’s newish fall dish: the crunch of the quail skin, or the bitter-meets-sweet rub made with cocoa, coffee, ancho chilies and allspice that’s slathered all over it.

    ‘Famous Puppet Death Scenes’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre finds humor in the imminence of doom

    ‘Famous Puppet Death Scenes’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre finds humor in the imminence of doom

    “A lot of the deaths are funny, but somehow the cumulative effect ends up hitting you somewhere real, somewhere inside, where you realize, ‘We are all going to die. That sucks,’ ” co-director Judd Palmer says.

    Fredericksburg’s James Monroe Museum showcases the fifth president’s cool stuff

    Fredericksburg’s James Monroe Museum showcases the fifth president’s cool stuff

    The museum seeks to personalize Monroe through scholarship, family heirlooms and examples of the great man’s excellent taste in furniture.

    The sun is here to stay for a few days
    as the odds of weekend snow dwindle

    The sun is here to stay for a few days <br>as the odds of weekend snow dwindle

    A Saturday storm will struggle to throw rain or snow with little or no accumulation.

    Arlington poised to close arts center in Rosslyn after years of losses

    Arlington poised to close arts center in Rosslyn after years of losses

    Shutting down the Artisphere venue would save $2.5 million a year, according to the county manager.

    Amid jubilation, Alan Gross is released from Cuba

    Amid jubilation, Alan Gross is released from Cuba

    The Maryland man has been in increasingly poor health since his arrest on espionage charges in 2009.

    U-Va. to release sex-assault review after completion

    U-Va. to release sex-assault review after completion

    “We stand ready to take decisive action based on what we learn,’’ university’s rector says.

    ‘It’s hard to say goodbye’: Gray bids farewell

    ‘It’s hard to say goodbye’: Gray bids farewell

    The D.C. mayor’s closing remarks come after a whirlwind of recent unveilings and ribbon cuttings.

    Md. lieutenant governor to share staff with Hogan

    ALSO: Md. carjacking suspect is caught after chase; Five deaths in Maryland linked to cold weather.

    Franz M. Oppenheimer, Margaret F. Oppenheimer

    Franz M. Oppenheimer, Margaret F. Oppenheimer

    The German-born lawyer and his wife, a teacher, died at 95 and 93.

    McAuliffe budget would boost job fund, teacher pensions

    McAuliffe budget would boost job fund, teacher pensions

    Despite a crippling budget crunch, Virginia’s governor offered big plans, including Medicaid expansion.

     

    Grassley now seeks answers from Fairfax prosecutor on John Geer police slaying

    After getting little new information from Fairfax police or the Justice Department, Grassley asks why the case moved to the feds.

    #BlackLivesMatter at the John A. Wilson Building

    City hall staffers walk out to protest grand jury decisions, congressional intervention in marijuana law.

    40 percent say they’ll bail out of D.C. area for holidays

    AAA forecast says it will be a record number of departures for the region.

    Tricky gun owner gets nabbed by TSA

    TSA says he took handgun apart and hid it in a PlayStation in hope of eluding security officers.

    South Capitol Street SE reopens after fire

    A fire in the basement of an apartment building led to the road closure.

    Metro delays on the Orange, Blue and Silver lines

    Riders should expect delays because of an earlier train malfunction

    D.C. Metro stops with the highest name recognition

    Remember Spring Hill? How about Naylor Road? Quiz tests how many Metro stops you can name

    Drive a cab? Hollywood wants to make you a star!

    Better hurry. Auditions will be held via Skype Wednesday and Thursday.

    Road closed in Arlington for water main repair

    The westbound lanes of Four Mile Run Drive are closed.

    It didn’t take politicians to kill idea of closing I-395

    The amount of study needed to shut the commuter artery rendered the proposal impractical.

    D.C. plans experiment for downtown parking

    The pilot program, set for 2015, targets the busy Gallery Place, Chinatown, Penn Quarter area.

    AAA: 98.6 million plan holiday travel

    With the economy looking up and gas prices down, more people plan December travel.

    Water main break closes part of 15th Street NW in DC

    Water main break has part of 15th Street NW near R Street closed. Drivers should avoid the area.

    Traffic backups at 3rd Street tunnel in D.C. because of overturned vehicle

    Three to four mile backups because of overturned vehicle at 3rd Street tunnel

    Crews fixed broken water pipe, 12th Street NW reopens

    A water main break caused havoc in Tuesday morning’s commute and forced Metro to cut some of its service on three lines

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    John Kelly

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    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    It’s troubling that local officials can push a city to host the Olympics without public debate.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Del. Joseph D. Morrissey needs to take pity on Virginia voters and resign.

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    The governor-elect sticks to a hard line on the need for lower taxes and less government.

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    Mayor Vincent Gray’s parting words

    The one-term mayor exhaustively detailed his achievements in a two-hour speech at Dunbar High School.

    Candles for justice

    Friday’s candlelight vigil on 16th Street NW protested grand juries not indicting white police officers who killed unarmed black men.

    Rejoicing in their roles, if only for the holidays

    Holiday shows give talented locals their chance to shine.

    Succeeding despite setbacks

    Even as her home life imploded, Sareana Kimia continued her work, going to meetings, testifying, working and networking.

    D.C. mourns its ‘mayor for life’

    A public farewell for Marion Barry was held Saturday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

    Washington takes to the streets to mourn Barry

    The community residents who knew the former mayor pay their respects during a funeral procession.

    Marion Barry lies in repose

    The four-term D.C. mayor died Nov. 23 at 78. The public can pay their respects all day Thursday and Friday morning.

    Local Ferguson protests

    People formed a chain across I-395 on Sunday, and a die-in was staged in front of the Justice Dept. on Monday.

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

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