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Middleburg Film Festival launches its sophomore year

(Dayna Smith / for the Washington Post)

Expectations are high for the Virginia festival to beat its first year success and create a unique identity.

Empowering travelers to fix their own commutes

Programs will someday predict problems for individual travelers and give them a fighting chance.


Loudoun County community calendar, Oct. 30-Nov. 6, 2014

Events include a “haunted” forest, the Leesburg Halloween Parade, a flute concert and a “paranomal” tour.


Loudoun County and Fauquier County home sales

Listings of homes sold recently in Loudoun and Fauquier counties.


Loudoun County crime report

Reports from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville police.


Loudoun County volunteer opportunities

Nonprofit organizations, groups that aid seniors, county agencies and pet rescue groups seek assistance.


Loudoun County pet adoption

(Loudoun County Animal Services / Loudoun County Animal Services)

Dogs, cats and other animals in need of homes are available from the Loudoun County Animal Shelter.


Loudoun County Animal Watch

Recent reports received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services.


Loudoun County news in brief

Workforce Resource Center plans holiday job workshops; Loudoun online auction is offering law books.


Committee recommends raises for Loudoun supervisors

Pay increases would go into effect in 2016, after the election of new board members.


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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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Ebola epidemic

The virus is killing 70 percent of those infected, and there could be 10,000 new cases a week in West Africa by Dec. 1.

Friends, family bid farewell to legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee

The funeral for former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee at Washington National Cathedral.

From Annapolis to Fallujah and back again

Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown served two terms in the House of Delegates, spending some of his tenure deployed in Iraq.

Surprise gift pumps life into Va. school

Ruth T. Bedford gave her alma mater $40 million, a single donation that will more than double Foxcroft’s endowment.

Embracing ‘Redskins’

In Red Mesa, Ariz., on Navajo Nation land, a high school football team and its supporters say they are proud of the team name.

The Marine Corps Marathon

The 2014 Marine Corps Marathon is held in Virginia and Washington, D.C., with 30,000 runners.

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.

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