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Religion events from around the Washington area

Church bazaars and festivals, coat drive, Vienna Boys Choir concerts, choral Evensong, tulips, yoga, Zumba.


Roshanaei’s kick lifts Yorktown

(Jeffrey Phelps / AP)

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


Friday football: The early report

(Rhiannon Walker / For The Washington Post)

Quick recaps and scores from Friday night’s football action, including Seneca Valley-Damascus, Broadneck-Arundel and Thomas Stone-Patuxent.

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.

Virginia open houses Oct. 25-26

A list of properties in Virginia that you can visit Saturday and Sunday.

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.


At Episcopal, he’s ‘our little brother’

(Katherine Frey / The Washington Post)

FIELD HOCKEY | Keeling Pilaro, 16, and his family once fought a legal battle so he could play. Now, Pilaro is at peace as a practice player, coach and men’s national team hopeful.


Alexandria and Arlington crime report

Among incidents reported by police in Alexandria and Arlington.


Arlington-Alexandria volunteer opportunities

Guide Dog Foundation, Carpenter’s Shelter, Meals on Wheels need help.


Alexandria-Arlington community events, Oct. 23-30, 2014

Halloween events, bike ride, walking tour, family dig, concerts, author talk, roller skate night.


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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.

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Medical examiner reverses ruling that child died of drowning

Pr. William prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Joaquin Rams, the 15-month-old’s father.

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National Liberty Memorial advances

Congress has authorized a site for the memorial and the president has signed it into law. Now, the money.

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A 12-year-old Ashburn girl ‘stole the show’ at a global chess tournament

Jennifer Yu was the first American girl in 27 years to win a title at the World Youth Chess Championship.

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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.

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