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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.


25 Fairfax County schools to push back start times

(Larry Morris / The Washington Post)

Citing a study that teens need more sleep, the school board voted to delay class start times.


Fatal crash Wednesday night in Fairfax Station

Gladys Moline, 77, died in the crash. She was a passenger. The 80-year-old driver was also injured.


Getting in gear: Exotics flock to Great Falls every Saturday

(Jeff Loudy / TWP)

Like exotic animals at a watering hole, mouthwatering cars are drawn to Katie’s Cars & Coffee every week.


Fairfax County community calendar, Oct. 23-29, 2014

Blessing of the animals, candidates debate, concerts, auctions and fall festivals.


Local legislators stand behind Arlington streetcar project

Northern Virginia lawmakers urge state transportation chief to disregard anti-streetcar faction.

How can we plan for commuting’s Futurama?

Driverless cars are just one innovation confronting today’s traffic planners


Fairfax County officers cleared after shooting suicidal man

The man raised a firearm, police said. He was wounded and has been released from the hospital.


Fairfax County volunteer opportunities

Alzheimer’s walk, Haunted Trail fundraiser, Meals on Wheels, animal welfare, and help for seniors.


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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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