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McDonnells’ ‘twisted love story’ has important lesson

(Alexa Welch Edlund / AP)

Column: While relishing a “Peyton Place” story line in the trial, keep in mind the larger ethics issue.


Alexandria and Arlington crime report

Among incidents reported by police in Alexandria and Arlington.


Arlington and Alexandria volunteer opportunities

Volunteers for Master Naturalist program, Master Gardener training, Best Kids Mentoring program


Alexandria and Arlington home sales

Residential real estate transactions in Arlington County and Alexandria.


Alexandria-Arlington community events, July 31-Aug. 7

Firehouse festival, Dog Days of Summer exhibit, “Sunday in the Park With George” musical.


In critiquing Obama, Va. GOP official derides Muslims

GOP treasurer Bob FitzSimmonds asks what contributions Muslims have made in the United States.


McAuliffe: ‘I was devastated the night Eric Cantor lost’

(Steve Helber / AP)

Eric Cantor’s loss and retirements of other Va. lawmakers erode state’s clout and influence, McAuliffe says.


Three Woodbridge teens arrested in sexual assault case

The teenagers allegedly assaulted two girls, ages 11 and 12, in a Woodbridge home.


Fairfax County adopt a pet

(Mary O'Malley / Mary O'Malley)

Three dogs, Little Tom, Hailey and Bear, and a cat, are available.


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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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Where will the FBI’s new headquarters end up?

A look at the sites that made the shortlist for what could be the biggest local real estate project in a generation.

Fairfax tries to address overcrowded housing

Dionicia Gomez and her two sons share a two-bedroom apartment with an unrelated married couple.

Robert F. McDonnell trial

Jury selection underway in ex-Virginia governor’s corruption case.

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam: Out of the shadows

Virginia’s low-profile second-in-command juggles pediatrics with politics

A family copes with their aging son’s autism

The transition to adulthood is filled with gut-wrenching choices for many parents like the Bucknams.

Remnants of original U-Va. dome found

Artifacts from a fire at the University of Virginia Rotunda have been discovered in a cavity of the historic building.

Come ride with me

A look back at D.C.’s Metro to commemorate the Silver Line opening.

Two dead after tornado strikes Va. campground

Two people are confirmed dead at the site near Cape Charles on the Delmarva Peninsula, authorities said.

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