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Security measures increase as schools open for new year

(Marvin Joseph / The Washington Post)

Schools are equipped with buzzer systems, cameras and uniformed officers after Newtown shootings.


High-rise elementary school opens in northern Va.

It was controversial when overcrowding at a Fairfax County elementary school prompted the county to look at a nearby high-rise as a possible solution.


Falls Church boy arrested for assaulting girl, 8

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Falls Church.


Oakton kicks aside Woodson

(Jeffrey Phelps / AP)

FOOTBALL | Nick Delgado, a transfer from Gonzaga, kicks six field goals to boost the Cougars to a 25-22 OT win.


Religion events from around the Washington area

Middle Eastern Food Festival, backpack blessing, cathedral choir audition, concerts, Labor Day supper.

Virginia open houses Aug. 30-31

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

House of the Week | McLean chateau for $12.9M

Belle Demeure, or Beautiful House, was inspired by Chateau de Chambord in France’s Loire Valley.


Voters may have crossed Va.-Md. line to cast ballots twice

An advocacy group’s claims about the presidential election spark probe in Fairfax into dual registrations.

Labor Day weekend Metro service

Major Metro track work will affect several rail lines over the Labor Day weekend. Trains will operate on a weekend or adjusted schedule on Labor Day.


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Dominion high-voltage line gives Pr. William jitters

The company says it’s to serve a customer who will add to local growth but declines to say who that is.

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Loudoun Valley fires football coach

Danny McGrath — who led the Vikings to the state semifinals last year — had raised player safety issues with the administration.

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Ex-Haymarket police chief James Roop arrested for drunk driving

A month after stepping down as chief, Winchester police say they stopped him driving the wrong way down a one-way street.

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Reston kart driver Ayrton Climo, 18, in coma in Quebec after crash

The experienced teen driver is slowly recovering, but his parents are struggling to return him to this area.

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The dog days of greyhound racing

Once a mainstay of American gambling, dog tracks are in steep decline.

Fun times at the fair

Events in Maryland and Virginia counties feature hog shows, demolition derbies, Ferris wheels and plenty of food.

Robert F. McDonnell on trial

Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are battling corruption charges.

Horseshoe Baltimore casino’s opening night

Throngs of people showed up to try their luck at the city’s first casino.

Back to school: First day is a fun day

As students return to class, they’re greeted with crowns, balloons and dance parties.

Aboard the Memphis Belle

Members of the media get a ride on the World War II B-17 bomber ahead of a weekend exhibition in Baltimore.

Bao Bao turns 1

The National Zoo’s giant panda cub has changed a lot in just one year.

Evicted from his indoor office, mayor pitches tent

Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene W. Grant’s temper is affecting employees, the City Council has said.

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