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As O’Malley’s deputy, Brown worked behind the scenes

(Sammy Dallal / For the Washington Post)

Democratic nominee for governor has struggled to introduce himself to voters despite long ascent in politics.

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    8 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Oct. 31-Nov. 1

    8 things to do in the D.C. area on the weekend of Oct. 31-Nov. 1

    The Wizards get back to business at Verizon Center, and the Rustico celebrates -- yes -- Novemberfest.

    Prince George’s takes precautions against Ebola

    County received 600 hazmat suits this month to prepare for possible encounters.

    Halloween weekend vortex means Mid-Atlantic mountain snow, wicked wind, and winter cold

    Halloween weekend vortex means Mid-Atlantic mountain snow, wicked wind, and winter cold

    The high energy weather system sets up a snowstorm for the Appalachians, and drives unseasonably cold temperatures and strong winds to the entire East Coast.

    Quince Orchard seeks containment

    Quince Orchard seeks containment

    FOOTBALL | With a balanced rushing and passing attack, Northwest has yet to be stopped on offense.

    Cuddling kittens for $30 donation proves popular

    More than $1,000 was raised for the humane society.

    Episcopal aims to upend Bullis

    Episcopal aims to upend Bullis

    FOOTBALL | The Maroon takes on a Bullis team loaded with talent and poised to defend its IAC title, but Episcopal has weapons, too.

    Thomas M. Menino, former Boston mayor, dies at 71

    Thomas M. Menino, former Boston mayor, dies at 71

    The old-style big-city boss gathered a broad base of supporters during his 20 years in office.

    Hillary Clinton to campaign for Anthony Brown at U-Md.

    Hillary Clinton to campaign for Anthony Brown at U-Md.

    Governor’s race is drawing national attention from both parties. Michelle Obama to campaign Monday.

    Champe is building a special season

    Champe is building a special season

    FOOTBALL | A focus on special teams helps the Knights go to 5-3 with a win over Loudoun County.

    Going Out Guide, Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2014

    Going Out Guide, Oct. 30-Nov. 5, 2014

    What’s happening in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland.

    Prince George’s County crime report

    Among incidents reported by police in Prince George’s County, Greenbelt, Hyattsville and Laurel.

    Charlie, the missing poodle of Georgetown, is found

    Charlie, the missing poodle of Georgetown, is found

    Pooch disappeared from outside Georgetown coffee shop.

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    Two men sought in Southeast D.C. armed robbery

    Two men sought in Southeast D.C. armed robbery

    D.C. police are asking for the public's help in searching for two men, including one who was carrying a child, in connection with armed robbery of a business in the 1500 block of Good Hope Road in Southeast. Police say the men were seen on surveillance cameras.

    New Washington flood barrier to be tested

    Metal wall would block flooding on 17th Street near the World War II Memorial.

    Second fatal stabbing in Columbia Heights

    The incident followed a quadruple stabbing earlier in the week in the neighborhood.

    November concerts: Run the Jewels, Kelela, the Concert for Valor and more

    November concerts: Run the Jewels, Kelela, the Concert for Valor and more

    Even in the runup to the holiday season, the musical offerings are surprisingly rich.

    $100 million in transportation projects on Fairfax County ballot

    $100 million in transportation projects on Fairfax County ballot

    Tuesday’s voters will be asked to approve money for road, sidewalk and trail projects.

    Do your homework before picking a home renovation firm

    Do your homework before picking a home renovation firm

    The right research, planning and preparation on the front end are essential to a positive experience.

    Fall in D.C.: The road to high color in October (Photos)

    Fall in D.C.: The road to high color in October (Photos)

    Fall color has ramped up markedly over the past two weeks as peak foliage season nears in the city.

    Mark Warner may be the big winner next week

    A Republican takeover of the Senate may help the Virginia Democrat.

    Delays on Metro’s Red Line over

    A signal problem on Metro’s Red Line caused delays Thursday morning.

    Crane and Turtle’s butter-poached shrimp is our dish of the week

    Chef Makoto Hamamura recently added this appetizer to the menu. Shrimp is poached in butter (keep talking ...) and served with chewy wood ear mushrooms, endive, fried capers and bonito flakes (made from dried, fermented fish).

    Lorie Masters ad takes aim at rival’s tax lien

    Karl Racine was hit with a $3,337 income tax lien in 2008, according to property records.

    Quill, Shake Shack and Republic offer last-minute Halloween plans

    Quill, Shake Shack and Republic offer last-minute Halloween plans

    We’ve rounded up three festive ways to partake in Halloween festivities, whether you’re thirsty for something spooky, hungry for something new or looking to party with a bunch of pirates.

    Group fumes over Democratic no-shows at Moco debate

    All four Democrats said that they had their reasons for not attending a debate

    ‘Broad City’ stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer hit the road and head to Washington

    ‘Broad City’ stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer hit the road and head to Washington

    Before they hit the road, we spoke with Jacobson and Glazer about preparing for the tour, spending time in D.C. and what’s in store for Season 2.

    Need Halloween costume inspiration? Look to these five films

    Need Halloween costume inspiration? Look to these five films

    With Halloween coming up, you’d probably expect this to be a list of scary movies, right? That’s too easy.

    In ‘Live/Life’ at Artisphere, silkworms are the art AND make the art

    In ‘Live/Life’ at Artisphere, silkworms are the art AND make the art

    At Artisphere in downtown Rosslyn, about 4,000 moths are beginning to hatch from their cocoons. Don’t worry; your sweaters are safe, says artist Elsabe Dixon.

    ‘The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art’ at the Smithsonian American Art Museum celebrates avian inspirations

    ‘The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art’ at the Smithsonian American Art Museum celebrates avian inspirations

    From ancient cave drawings to Leonardo da Vinci’s flying machines, birds have always played a central role in art and imagination.

    ‘Friends of the People’ star Jermaine Fowler films his debut comedy special at the DC Improv

    ‘Friends of the People’ star Jermaine Fowler films his debut comedy special at the DC Improv

    Not only is the comedian, 26, filming his debut hourlong special, “Give ‘Em Hell, Kid,” at the comedy institution, he’s also the first comic to shoot a special in the club’s main showroom.

     

    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.

    Lorie Masters ad takes aim at rival’s tax lien

    Karl Racine was hit with a $3,337 income tax lien in 2008, according to property records.

    Thomas M. Menino, former Boston mayor, dies at 71

    The old-style big-city boss gathered a broad base of supporters during his 20 years in office.

    $100 million in transportation projects on Fairfax County ballot

    Tuesday’s voters will be asked to approve money for road, sidewalk and trail projects.

    Delays on Metro’s Red Line over

    A signal problem on Metro’s Red Line caused delays Thursday morning.

    Virginia and Maryland searching for dangerous guardrails

    Flaws could cause guardrails to spear vehicles that crash into them.

    Fairfax, hub of traffic, adopts master plan for bikes

    County’s plan would allow for more than 1,000 miles of new cycling routes over the next 30 years.

    Empowering travelers to fix their own commutes

    Programs will someday predict problems for individual travelers and give them a fighting chance.

    Don’t let Halloween become Fright Night for travel

    It’s good to be scared when drivers and trick-or-treaters are distracted.

    Six-mile backup on Beltway’s outer loop cleared

    Delays were caused by a backup at the Georgia Avenue exit of the Beltway.

    Fatal crash in Frederick

    One person was killed and another was injured in the crash on Route 40 in Frederick.

    Troubled Glenarden apartment complex to be redeveloped

    Prince George’s plans senior and mixed-income housing at 27-acre site near Landover Mall.

    It’s not riders’ imagination. Red Line has had more delays.

    Brake and door problems cause train problems on all lines -- just more so on the Red Line.

    Ride-share services inch closer to legalization in the District

    The D.C. Council approves new rules — including background checks — for Lyft, Uber and similar services.

    Local Columns

    John Kelly

    John Kelly

    More movie theaters have assigned seating. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

    Robert McCartney

    Robert McCartney

    Bradlee’s passing raises a question: Can quality journalism survive collapse of media business model?

    Courtland Milloy

    Courtland Milloy

    The District’s plan to redevelop the complex has led to little more than the dispersal of poor black residents.

    Petula Dvorak

    Petula Dvorak

    Two buses of women — and some men — marched on the FDA to demand health equity.

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    Ebola epidemic

    The virus is killing 70 percent of those infected, and there could be 10,000 new cases a week in West Africa by Dec. 1.

    Friends, family bid farewell to legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee

    The funeral for former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee at Washington National Cathedral.

    From Annapolis to Fallujah and back again

    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown served two terms in the House of Delegates, spending some of his tenure deployed in Iraq.

    Surprise gift pumps life into Va. school

    Ruth T. Bedford gave her alma mater $40 million, a single donation that will more than double Foxcroft’s endowment.

    Embracing ‘Redskins’

    In Red Mesa, Ariz., on Navajo Nation land, a high school football team and its supporters say they are proud of the team name.

    The Marine Corps Marathon

    The 2014 Marine Corps Marathon is held in Virginia and Washington, D.C., with 30,000 runners.

    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.

    Our Washington

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

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