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Going Out Guide

A list of events in Montgomery County Maryland for Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2014

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Closings for Labor Day, Sept. 1

City and county services and closures on the holiday.

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Trail advocates file lawsuit to change Purple Line route

Plaintiffs say light-rail line would harm habitat of two rare crustaceans, including endangered species.

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Montgomery 3A/Indep. preview

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After losing only three starters from last year’s 9-2 team, Damascus is the favorite, but could be pushed by Seneca Valley.

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The Post preseason Top 20

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FOOTBALL PREVIEW | Centreville starts the 2014 campaign where it ended 2013: atop The Post’s rankings.

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Top area story lines for 2014

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FOOTBALL PREVIEW | Coaches in new places, high-profile linemen, tougher schedules and added parity are among the story lines to watch this fall.

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Games to watch

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A look at the biggest matchups on the 2014 high school football schedule.

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Montgomery 4A East

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Despite losing its top two offensive weapons, Paint Branch returns as the favorite ahead of Sherwood and Springbrook.

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Montgomery 4A South

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With Wootton in rebuilding mode, Whitman enters the fall as the favorite in the 4A South despite an inexperienced defense.

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Montgomery 4A West preview

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Defending Maryland 4A state champs Northwest return as the favorite, but Quince Orchard and Clarksburg should also be in the mix.

 

5 guns that changed history

From the Philadelphia Derringer to the AK-47, these guns altered history. Is the smart gun next?

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Michael S. Rosenwald

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Gun designer becomes the target of gun-rights activists

Ernst Mauch believes smart guns must replace “dumb guns,” no matter what his critics say.

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Also leaving Md. for Tennessee: The military’s M9 sidearm

Beretta has made the gun in Maryland for more than two decades. The company is moving manufacturing to Tennessee to protest the state’s new gun laws.

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Michael S. Rosenwald

Beretta USA fires back against Maryland gun control laws

The gunmaker is moving its manufacturing to Tennessee, costing Prince George’s County 160 jobs.

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Maryland & regional photo galleries

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Post photographers are sharing their favorite area locations.

Horseshoe Baltimore casino’s opening night

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

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.

Marylanders go to the polls

In the Maryland primary, voters chose candidates for governor, attorney general and local offices.

Heavy rains, strong winds wallop D.C.

Anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain fell, beginning last night, causing flooding in the D.C. area.

Democratic candidates for Md. governor debate

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Del. Heather Mizeur and Attorney General Doug Gansler face off.

A knitting class that isn’t just about knitting

For instructors and students, it’s more than just another activity to help prisoners pass the weeks, months and years.

Amateur gets a seat at the poker table

A new TV show gives Reisterstown, Md., man chance to play with pros.

Inside a casino’s surveillance operation

A security force and state-of-the-art surveillance operation protects Maryland Live Casino from thieves.

Worst storm of season hits D.C. area

The biggest storm of the season has closed airport runways, stretches of parkways, schools and offices across the region.

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