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Metro: Weekend work to affect Red and Orange lines

Some passengers on the Red and Orange lines will wait longer for trains this weekend.


Woodson principal announces retirement

(Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post)

Woodson High principal Jeff Yost will retire at the end of September.


Dispute over Asian sea’s name could spill into Congress

Va. law requiring textbooks to note alternate name for Sea of Japan is seen as a model for other states


Ice cream, served George Washington style

(Mount Vernon / Mount Vernon )

George and Martha bought their “cream machine for ice” in 1784. At Mount Vernon, they’re still churning.


Prostitution arrests on the rise in Northern Virginia

Authorities said they are focusing on escorts who post ads online.


We did the Beltway. Now what do we do?

(Mark Gail / Washington Post)

The next big thing in transportation depends as much on the financing as it does on the type of project.

New bus changes start Aug. 24

Metrobus changes going into effect Aug. 24, affect about 40 bus routes in the D.C. region.

Virginia open houses Aug. 16-17

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


Attorney gets six years for embezzling from elderly woman

James G. Kincheloe Jr. was placed in charge of woman’s affairs, then drained her bank account.


Motorcyclist killed after hitting Beltway construction in Va.

Michael A. Greenman, 36, was thrown into the path of an SUV around 11:30 p.m.


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Document: Jayson Werth’s reckless driving ticket

The actual ticket for Werth’s July 6 interaction with the Virginia State Police.

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Osama El-Atari, flashy Loudoun scammer, converts jailhouse info to prison release

Cooperation in rape, murder and immigration cases gets six years shaved off a 12-year sentence.

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In Aldie, monument to Civil War journalist outrages a modern war correspondent

A memorial which only mentions one fallen Civil War journalist, and ignores the rest, troubles a CBS News reporter who saw many colleagues fall in modern wars.

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Documents: In Loudoun Valley helmet dispute, here is sensor study proposal and school response

The documents that lay out the proposal, and rejection, of helmet sensors and testing at Loudoun Valley High School.

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A rarity today: A doctor who makes house calls

Wanting to work in the community, Ernest Brown tends to those in D.C.’s embassies, hotels and homes, as well as the poor.

Robert F. McDonnell on trial

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

Looking for customers with the “oil man”

Justin Green, who sells fragrances on street corners, is a purveyor of one of D.C.’s most durable old-school hustles.

Life at summer camp

It’s where many children enjoy a host of first experiences and have a chance to just be kids.

Robert F. McDonnell trial

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

Camp Corral gives military kids a break

Children of service members enjoy time together in the Virginia countryside.

Cameras in hand, kids encouraged to capture their dreams

A photography program supplies homeless children with cameras. The kids supply the dreams.

Museum Square grows fluent in tenant rights

A predominantly Chinese housing project is under threat of being razed, inspiring unity among its diverse neighbors.

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