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Metro riders experience ‘simulated service’

This morning’s ride may offer tips for rest of the week.

Metro says ‘all systems go’ for scheduled opening of Silver Line Saturday

After simulating Silver Line service all day Sunday and Monday morning, transit authority says the new rail route is glitch-free so far.

Places you CAN park near a Silver Line station

Fairfax County officials want to encourage folks to find other ways of getting to the new Silver Line stations in Tysons and Reston, but for those determined to drive, here are some options for parking.

Blue Line cutbacks? It’s a long story.

This week’s Metrorail changes were pondered more than a decade ago.

Best of 2014 is here! Nominate your favorites in the D.C. area

Nominate your favorite D.C. bars, restaurants and people, and we’ll spotlight the winners in our October 16 issue.


Silver Line parking demand likely to outstrip supply

(Astrid Riecken / For The Washington Post )

Tysons Corner prepares for commuters on the hunt for a space near the new rail service.

What Metro riders need to know for Monday

Silver Line testing this week means a different view from platforms on four of the other five lines.


Fairfax transportation chief discusses Silver Line service

(Bill O'Leary / The Washington Post)

Reworking the bus routes was challenging, but he says he has no doubt that the rail line will be popular.


State funds to pay for contentious Columbia Pike streetcar

(Joseph Victor Stefanchik / For The Washington Post)

The once-united Arlington County Board splits as the streetcar fight rages on.


Woman attacked jogging along path in Fairfax County

(Fairfax County Police Department)

Police have released a composite sketch of a potential suspect.


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Leesburg chief defends police role in shoplifting case

He says that in an investigation taking six weeks there was no attempt to protect a Fairfax sheriff’s deputy.

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Woodbridge doctor arrested in narcotics investigation

Samad Oraee allegedly put pain pills onto the streets of Prince William County.

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P.Wm. prosecutors say they won’t use, seek explicit photos in Manassas City ‘sexting’ case

Photos taken of the teen last month will not be used, and a new search warrant will not be served, prosecutors said.

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Leesburg man charged in shoplifting case from Target

Leesburg police Tuesday announced that they have formally charged a former Fairfax County deputy in an alleged shoplifting case in which a Target security officer said he lost his job when he reported the incident

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Robert E. Lee mansion renovation plan gets a boost

Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein is donating more than $12 million to restore the property.

Washington kids go to ‘Farm Camp’

At Woodlawn Plantation in Alexandria, Va., kids learn about where their food comes from, healthy eating, cooking and bugs.

No easy ride

Americans participated in the Brompton National Championships folding bike race for a chance to win a trip to England.

Saying goodbye to a Prince George’s leader

Mourners pay their respects to Wayne K. Curry, the first black Prince George’s County executive.

Stolen grave markers returned

Volunteers canvassed the grounds of Congressional Cemetery to match up stolen memorial items to their original monuments.

He grew up never knowing his mother

The day Tyshon Williams was born was the same day that his mother died. Now 19, he is graduating from high school.

Celebrating the Fourth of July

Washington is full of red, white and blue as Americans celebrate Independence Day.

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Demonstrators picket against the arrival of undocumented migrants in Southern California

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