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Body found in Va. is confirmed
as U-Va. student Hannah Graham’s

(Handout / Reuters)

The news ends part of the mystery surrounding the sophomore, who went missing Sept. 13.

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Alfred Wertheimer, photographer of young Elvis, dies at 84

Alfred Wertheimer, photographer of young Elvis, dies at 84

Mr. Wertheimer photographed Elvis at 21, when he was sneaking a kiss and on the cusp of stardom.

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Unsure of future’s infrastructure, we still must fix today’s

We’re patching a system built for 20th-century travelers, but what choice do we have?

This congressional candidate turns his unusual profile into a strength

This congressional candidate turns his unusual profile into a strength

Micah Edmond, a black Republican who converted to Judaism, hopes to fill Rep. James Moran’s Va. seat.

D.C. early-voting stations open to a steady stream of voters

D.C. early-voting stations open to a steady stream of voters

Hundreds cast votes — as mayoral candidates campaign — in the first hours after stations opened citywide.

Woman charged with 2nd-degree murder in hit-and-run

Police say that a 20-year-old ran over bicyclist near U Street NW, but witness accounts have varied.

Column

Death on the Potomac

Death on the Potomac

In 1844 a distinguished crowd boarded a warship on the Potomac. Then disaster struck.

D.C. first responders say they are ready for Ebola

D.C. fire fighters and EMTs don biohazard suits to host Ebola response drill.

Stags storm back to beat Gonzaga

Stags storm back to beat Gonzaga

FOOTBALL | Facing a halftime deficit, No. 10 DeMatha picks up its play on both ends to rally past rival No. 3 Gonzaga for a crucial league win.

National Cathedral’s Lester turns it on late

National Cathedral’s Lester turns it on late

CROSS-COUNTRY | Page Lester’s final kick helps her claim the ISL individual title; O’Connell’s girls win an eighth straight WCAC team crown.

Dick Thompson, dentist and race-car driver, dies at 94

Dick Thompson, dentist and race-car driver, dies at 94

A Local Life: Dr. Thompson, known as “The Flying Dentist,” won racing championships behind the wheel.

Peter Daland, college and Olympic swim coach, dies at 93

Peter Daland, college and Olympic swim coach, dies at 93

Mr. Daland coached the 1972 U.S. Olympic men’s swim team to nine gold medals.

Jack Bruce, bassist in 1960s rock group Cream, dies at 71

Jack Bruce, bassist in 1960s rock group Cream, dies at 71

Mr. Bruce played bass in the 1960s power trio Cream, alongside Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker.

Hurston/Wright Foundation awards NoViolet Bulawayo for her debut novel, ‘We Need New Names’

Hurston/Wright Foundation awards NoViolet Bulawayo for her debut novel, ‘We Need New Names’

Hurston/Wright 2014 award for non-fiction went to Craig Steven Wilder for “Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America’s Universities”; award for poetry went to Amaud Jamaul Johnson, who wrote “Darktown Follies.”

Dozens of developers in default on D.C. affordable-housing loans

Dozens of developers in default on D.C. affordable-housing loans

The city has allowed many debts — including some owed by politically connected groups — to languish.

A restoration of the saints at National Cathedral

A restoration of the saints at National Cathedral

After 82 years, Washington National Cathedral’s majestic stained-glass is removed for a cleaning.

Louise Daniel Hutchinson, scholar of black history, dies

Louise Daniel Hutchinson, scholar of black history, dies

Mrs. Hutchinson, 86, was director of research at the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum.

Republican with extremist ties stirs up Anne Arundel race

Republican with extremist ties stirs up Anne Arundel race

Michael Anthony Peroutka faces Democrat Patrick Armstrong, a novice, in District 5.

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Friend of Hannah Graham: 'All her friends would lay down their nine lives to save her'

Friend of Hannah Graham: 'All her friends would lay down their nine lives to save her'

A friend of Hannah Graham, the University of Virginia student whose remains were discovered October 18 in Albemarle County, recalls Graham's "well-rounded" character and the impact that the news of her death had on her.

Anne Arundel police arrest suspect in gas station killing

A 49-year-old man was shot and killed on Aug. 7

Anthony Brown, Democrats report fundraising edge in Md.

Anthony Brown, Democrats report fundraising edge in Md.

During the final stretch of the governor’s race, the GOP ticket is at a disadvantage.

Blue skies, gentle breezes and plenty of sunshine in store for the weekend

Blue skies, gentle breezes and plenty of sunshine in store for the weekend

WEATHER GANG | An early morning chill is expected, but then it will grow warmer throughout the day.

Anacostia’s offense springs to life

Anacostia’s offense springs to life

FOOTBALL | Joe Moore completes 10 of 14 passes for 162 yards to lead the Indians to a 32-13 DCIAA Stars victory over Coolidge.

Clouds complicate viewing of partial solar eclipse

Friday’s partial eclipse of the sun occurred on an afternoon with a fair amount of cloud cover in the D.C. area.

Muskett has the right stuff for West Springfield

Muskett has the right stuff for West Springfield

FOOTBALL | Mired in a season-long quarterback competition, Peter Muskett shows his worth in leading the Spartans to a win at Annandale and sole possession of second place in Virginia Conference 7.

Fairfax’s later start times for high schools may set a trend

Fairfax’s later start times for high schools may set a trend

The county will open 25 schools later to give students more sleep while others in the nation study the issue.

Cameras found in accused rabbi’s college office

Cameras found in accused rabbi’s college office

The police search at Towson University also turned up flash drives and a picture of nude women.

A birthday party for Relisha, but without the guest of honor

A birthday party for Relisha, but without the guest of honor

SE residents, including many children, hope to spur along the search for the missing girl.

Roshanaei’s kick lifts Yorktown

Roshanaei’s kick lifts Yorktown

FOOTBALL | Mehran Roshanaei’s confident 33-yard field goal with four seconds left gives the Patriots a big road win at Chantilly.

Md. Dems use Ferguson, Trump to urge votes for Brown

Md. Dems use Ferguson, Trump to urge votes for Brown

Pamphlets supporting gubernatorial candidate remind African Americans of past civil rights struggles.

Thomas Stone wins seventh straight

Thomas Stone wins seventh straight

FOOTBALL | The Cougars hold their opponent to seven points or fewer for the seventh straight week in winning at Patuxent, 25-0.

 

The death of Prince McLeod Rams (Part 6): Where do Prince William prosecutors turn now?

New information reveals why prosecutors think he’s a serial killer, but his son’s testimony corroborates his claim of innocence.

Racine deals sharp words to critics at attorney general debate

“There’s somebody here who’s breaking out of the pack,” Karl Racine told the audience at the D.C. Bar debate.

Unsure of future’s infrastructure, we still must fix today’s

We’re patching a system built for 20th-century travelers, but what choice do we have?

D.C. agency outlines two-year transportation initiative

The DDOT action plan calls for bridge improvements, new bike lanes and sidewalks, and studies of key needs.

Street closings for Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon

The run will have a big effect on drivers in D.C. and Northern Virginia and on Metro users.

Maryland gubernatorial hopefuls veer from transportation

Besides debating the cost of a Purple Line, the candidates offer few ideas for Washington-area traffic relief.

You can name a Silver Line station

Loudoun County officials are asking the public to weigh in on names for two Silver Line stations set to open in 2018.

Traffic, transit tips for this weekend

Travelers will head for fall foliage in the mountains, but they won’t have to go that far to encounter traffic.

D.C. officials scale back streetcar plans

The revised plan dramatically scales back the 20-mile-plus network that officials had envisoned completing within the next decade.

Audit finds fault with Park Police in missing woman case

An inspector general’s report noted egregious handling of the search for an 83-year-old Maryland woman.

Md. gubernatorial candidates say they’ll reconsider ICC tolls

Lowering tolls might get voters’ attention, but it’s unlikely to happen.

Travel tips for Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon

The course through Arlington County and the District makes driving and parking difficult. Some Metro stations will be crowded.

Bridge project to cause major traffic delays

DDOT is beginning work to replace the 16th Street bridge over Military Road in northwest. During the work lanes will be reduces to one in each direction.

Thursday morning delays on Metro

Another problem on Metro’s busy line. Trains are sharing a track between Friendship Heights and Van Ness.

Fliers from Ebola-hit countries will be on a 21-day watch upon arrival in U.S.

State and local authorities will track airline passengers’ daily temperatures and any symptoms.

Local Columns

John Kelly

John Kelly

In 1844 a distinguished crowd boarded a warship on the Potomac. Then disaster struck.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

A D.C. substitute teacher charged with abusing a male teen may have damaged more than her reputation.

Robert McCartney

Robert McCartney

COLUMN | Another D.C. family homelessness crisis is feared despite lessons from last winter’s debacle.

Petula Dvorak

Petula Dvorak

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

Photo Galleries

Patagonia takes work-life balance to new heights

The California company’s flexible work program ensures that employees find the time for recreational pursuits.

Scenes from the Congressional Cemetery

The 35-acre cemetery serves also as both a grand city park and a sort of neighborhood community center.

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.

Our Washington

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

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