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3 shot near Verizon Center Hallowee...

3 shot near Verizon Center Halloween night

Three people were shot near the Verizon Center in the District Halloween night.
Judge suggests it's OK for Redskins...

Judge suggests it's OK for Redskins to sue Indians

A federal judge seems to think Native Americans offended by the Washington Redskins team name are properly being sued by the NFL franchise.
Parking agencies get tickets in D.C...

Parking agencies get tickets in D.C. too

City employees -- including DDOT workers -- are not exempt from parking tickets. Just last week, a government vehicle blocking traffic was issued a $100 ticket.
Former Fla. Congressman has record ...

Former Fla. Congressman has record expunged

Former Florida Congressman Trey Radel, who resigned in January after pleading guilty to cocaine possession, has had his record expunged.
D.C. mayor candidates make last pit...

D.C. mayor candidates make last pitch to voters

Candidates for D.C. mayor are asking residents what values they want in a leader as they try to woo undecided voters in the final days before Tuesday's general election.
Man swings ax at DC officer in unpr...

Man swings ax at DC officer in unprovoked attack

A man swung a large ax at a District of Columbia police officer in an unprovoked attack early Friday, and the officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man, who escaped on foot, police said.

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Still Traveling the Space Ways: Q&A...

Still Traveling the Space Ways: Q&A with Sun Ra Arkestra Director Marshall Allen

"...the way we have rehearsals is to get your brain in there, you know?
The Breaks: The Week in Local Hip-H...

The Breaks: The Week in Local Hip-Hop

With little promotion, Logic's debut album performs.
ToDo ToDay: Sun Ra Arkestra, Dum Du...

ToDo ToDay: Sun Ra Arkestra, Dum Dum Girls, and Lo-Fang

Celebrate Halloween with costumed jazz musicians or bloody metal bands tonight.
Nightcrawler, Reviewed

Nightcrawler, Reviewed

Is this crook-turned-journalist an earnest underdog just trying to make a living, or a sociopath who's driven to succeed at all costs?
Arts Roundup: Pharrell?s Endorsemen...

Arts Roundup: Pharrell?s Endorsement Edition

New Hirshhorn head Melissa Chiu plans to bring more experimental art to the museum.
Piece of Work: Alma Thomas? ?Untitl...

Piece of Work: Alma Thomas? ?Untitled? at Hemphill Fine Arts

Thomas stapled and taped the strips of paper into position reminding the viewer that it?s okay to rip things up and reassemble later.

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Ax-wielding man, drug-infused candy...

Ax-wielding man, drug-infused candy make this Halloween a bit scarier in D.C. area

With an ax-wielding maniac on the loose and illicit drug-infused candy making the rounds, Halloween is a little creepier than usual in the nation's capital this year.

D.C. police are still searching for a man who swung an ax at a police officer in an unprovoked overnight attack, officials said ...

D.C. Council discusses marijuana ta...

D.C. Council discusses marijuana taxation, regulation ahead of legalization vote

D.C. lawmakers, advocates and business owners spent Thursday debating the finer points of the regulation and taxation of marijuana in the District, moving past what appears to be the foregone conclusion that voters Tuesday will approve legalization of the drug.

The views on legalized pot have shifted dramatically over the ...

Virginia will likely see stability ...

Virginia will likely see stability in midterms

After lurching back and forth between Democrats and Republicans in elections over the last six years, 2014 is shaping up to be a year in which incumbent seats in Virginia are largely solidified and the state's purple-blue bent is confirmed.

The only major statewide race on the ballot is the ...

DEBORAH SIMMONS: Just vote no on ma...

DEBORAH SIMMONS: Just vote no on marijuana

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

On Tuesday, voters will decide whether to take the next giant leap in the pro-marijuana movement by approving ballot measures that call for legalizing recreational use.

It's not too late to vote no.

There has been an awful lot of discourse on how to accomplish legalization, but not so ...

P.G. officers indicted for assaulti...

P.G. officers indicted for assaulting teens

Two Prince George's County police officers were indicted Thursday for separate incidents in which the officers are accused of assaulting teenagers.

Officer Charles Pickard was indicted on charges of second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office for a November incident during which officials said he assaulted a 17-year-old Suitland ...

Campaign brings Clinton, O'Malley, ...

Campaign brings Clinton, O'Malley, to same event

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, two potential 2016 Democratic candidates, complimented each other at a get-out-the-vote rally on Thursday, but they also were careful to keep their distance.

The rally was for Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, who is running to take the term-limited governor's place. Mr. ...

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Just Say No, Yes or Maybe

Just Say No, Yes or Maybe

Parents? perspectives on marijuana use are as disparate as the nation?s mandates. Here, how five parents talk to their children about smoking pot.
Megan Smith: ?You Can Affect Billio...

Megan Smith: ?You Can Affect Billions of People?

The chief technology officer of the United States is bringing a Silicon Valley ethos to Washington.
Democrats Hope for a Jump-Start on ...

Democrats Hope for a Jump-Start on 2016 Elections

The Center for American Progress is convening a policy conference in two weeks to spotlight young liberal leaders.
Changing Demographics May Tip Balan...

Changing Demographics May Tip Balance in Race for Mayor in Washington

Washington, D.C., traditionally leans to the left, but changing demographics and a weariness over Democrats’ corruption scandals may help independents and Republicans break through.
Capital Mourns Bradlee, and the Pas...

Capital Mourns Bradlee, and the Passing of an Era

At a power-packed funeral service, Ben Bradlee?s family, friends and admirers celebrated the legendary editor, offering a collective eulogy for a Washington that is no more.
Bold Aims for Art in a Staid Capita...

Bold Aims for Art in a Staid Capital

The new director of the Hirshhorn Museum, Melissa Chiu, says the international art scene will have a home in Washington.

WashintonPost

Football: Kyle Edwards leads Lake B...

Football: Kyle Edwards leads Lake Braddock against high-powered rival South County

Entering Friday?s game at South County, the looming question facing Lake Braddock was how the Bruins planned on stopping a Stallions offense averaging 52 points per game. Bruins quarterback Kyle Edwards found it more appropriate to reverse the query, asking his father, a Lake Braddock defensive assistant, how South County would go about stopping him in the pivotal Virginia Conference 7 matchup.

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Football: Potomac Falls stuns No. 4...

Football: Potomac Falls stuns No. 4 Briar Woods on trick play, two-point conversion

There were tears in the eyes of the Potomac Falls players after their game at No. 4 Briar Woods. But they were the happy kind of tears, as the Panthers seized a dramatic win in Ashburn.

?This is huge,? Potomac Falls Coach Jason Allen said. ?Very few people believe in what we do, whether it be kind of overall in the community or even at the school with the kids and some of the other people there. We knew as a family and as a team that we could accomplish big things.?

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Eric Kumah fuels Forest Park footba...

Eric Kumah fuels Forest Park football?s rout of Woodbridge to continue historic season

Eric Kumah craned his neck, hopelessly tracking a punt as it sailed far beyond Forest Park?s 20 yard-line, where he?d set up for a return. The only thing that didn?t go over the junior?s head was the reality of the situation. Kumah flashed his football acumen as much as his agility when he scooped up the ball at the 1-yard line and broke outside for a 99-yard touchdown.

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Bill Watts?s running helps continue...

Bill Watts?s running helps continue Broadneck?s undefeated season

Broadneck was locked in a stalemate at halftime with Meade. Turnovers and miscues had prevented the Bruins from extending their seven-point lead, and Coach Rob Harris was trying to figure out how to give his defense more rest against the quick-strike Mustangs.

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DCIAA Stars football: Wilson moves ...

DCIAA Stars football: Wilson moves into second place with win over Ballou

In a battle of teams vying for second place in the DCIAA Stars division, Wilson came out on top in a 36-14 win over Ballou.

The game, played at Spingarn, was much closer than the score would indicate, as the Tigers (6-4, 4-2) scored 20 of those points in the fourth quarter.

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IAC football: Bullis receives a fir...

IAC football: Bullis receives a firm test from Episcopal but keeps rolling

With his team leading by a touchdown early in the fourth quarter Friday night against Episcopal, Bullis running back Devonte Williams fumbled in the red zone. It seemed only fitting in a game in which Bulldogs mistakes had derailed them again and again through three quarters.

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