Dad: White House jumper has 'mental...

Dad: White House jumper has 'mental health' issues

The latest person to climb over the White House fence had the paranoid belief he was being watched by cameras and had previously been arrested at the executive mansion, his father said.
Marine Corps Marathon creates weeke...

Marine Corps Marathon creates weekend road closures

One of the largest marathons in the country takes to the streets in Washington and Arlington this weekend, and that means road closures.
D.C. scales back plan to expand str...

D.C. scales back plan to expand streetcar network

The D.C. Department of Transportation (DDOT) had hoped to build a 22-mile streetcar network connecting all parts of the District, but now the agency admits that will not happen in the next 10 years.
Newseum highlights Ben Bradlee's hi...

Newseum highlights Ben Bradlee's history in news

The Newseum in Washington is planning a special program to remember legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, who died this week.
Towson opens investigation after DC...

Towson opens investigation after DC rabbi arrested

Towson University has launched an internal investigation into whether it complied with federal sex discrimination laws after learning a rabbi who teaches there invited students to take ritual baths at his District of Columbia synagogue.
DC man found guilty in murder on cr...

DC man found guilty in murder on crowded block

A District of Columbia man has been found guilty in the 2012 murder of another man on a crowded block in the city's Southeast.


What Chel?e P., ?Queen of Go-Go Sou...

What Chel?e P., ?Queen of Go-Go Soul,? Meant to the Local Go-Go Scene

The well-loved singer and actress died last Tuesday.
Revolution Revisited: Jazz Setlist,...

Revolution Revisited: Jazz Setlist, Oct. 23-29

Luke Stewart---bassist, CapitalBopper, and talent booker at the Union Arts loft---has organized a 50th anniversary celebration of what's been called "arguably the most seminal jazz concert series ever held."
ToDo ToDay: Music From the Films of...

ToDo ToDay: Music From the Films of Tim Burton, Mary Lambert, and Sylvia

Creepy cinematic scores draw listeners to the Kennedy Center tonight.
Arts Roundup: Ticket Trade Edition

Arts Roundup: Ticket Trade Edition

Playwrights of color changed one Arena Stage director's perception of the Civil War.
One Track Mind: Jail Solidarity?s ?...

One Track Mind: Jail Solidarity?s ?No Fly List?

"It?s basically institutionalized racism that ruins innocent peoples? lives.?
The Blue Room, Reviewed

The Blue Room, Reviewed

As in Venus in Fur, Mathieu Amalric plays a successful, sly man who is nonetheless easily played by a woman cunningly using her sexuality.


Congressional Cemetery caretakers b...

Congressional Cemetery caretakers breathe life into historic D.C. graveyard

Over the past two years, Paul Williams has learned a thing or two about throwing a party in a cemetery.

For one, serving alcohol is fine, but no one should get falling-down drunk. There are too many tombstones to trip over.

Since the historic preservationist was hired as president of ...

Mark Warner a reliable Obama foot s...

Mark Warner a reliable Obama foot soldier despite bipartisanship claims

Sen. Mark R. Warner touts his bipartisan approach as the key reason he deserves a second term, and his Senate record confirms he regularly works with members across the aisle on his legislative priorities.

But when it comes time to vote, the record also shows Mr. Warner has been a ...

Euro Fest exposes the young to Old ...

Euro Fest exposes the young to Old World culture

Take your kids on a whirlwind tour of Europe's cultural delights without spending thousands on airfare and accommodations — or even leaving the D.C. metro area.

The Delegation of the European Union to the United States is hosting the seventh annual Kids Euro Festival, a two-week celebration of European arts ...

DEBORAH SIMMONS: Elect candidates w...

DEBORAH SIMMONS: Elect candidates who support kids, learning


There is a candidate running for a high office in the nation's capital who wants a "moratorium on school closings and new charter schools." I won't name the candidate because the focus should not be on the candidate, but on the fact that such a stance is anti-children.

What's ...

Police: Plane, helicopter collide i...

Police: Plane, helicopter collide in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. — A fire department official said three people were killed and two others were injured Thursday when an airplane and a helicopter collided in the air near the Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland.

Capt. Kevin Fox of Frederick County Fire and Rescue said the collision occurred at 3:40 ...

Gun-shy D.C. sets up hurdles for co...

Gun-shy D.C. sets up hurdles for concealed carry applicants

The District's newly minted concealed carry laws require gun owners seeking permits to complete 18 hours of firearms training.

One problem: As of Wednesday, the day before a court-ordered deadline for the permitting process to begin, no instructors had been approved to teach the compulsory course.

The disparity is emblematic ...

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Peter Baker: By the Book

Peter Baker: By the Book

Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review, talks books with The Times?s chief White House correspondent, Peter Baker.
Though Bruised, White House Guard D...

Though Bruised, White House Guard Dogs Are Cleared for Duty

The White House guard dogs that were injured in the line of duty last night are already ready to get back to work.
Fence Jumper Caught at White House

Fence Jumper Caught at White House

The Secret Service on Wednesday night apprehended a man who had gotten over the fence at the White House.
Backers of a Maglev Train Hope to O...

Backers of a Maglev Train Hope to Outpace Acela in the Northeast Corridor

A $5 billion commitment from Japan and a franchise transfer are the latest steps to bring a magnetic levitation train to the Washington-New York route.
'This Is Ben.' Enough Said.

'This Is Ben.' Enough Said.

The Times?s David E. Sanger remembers a conversation with Ben Bradlee about an article in The Times.
Bradlee Funeral to Be Held in Same ...

Bradlee Funeral to Be Held in Same Church as Nixon's

Ben Bradlee?s funeral will be held Tuesday at the Washington National Cathedral, where Richard M. Nixon was remembered in a memorial service in 1994.


Fairfax County high schools to push...

Fairfax County high schools to push back start times next fall

Fairfax County teens will get extra sleep next fall under a new initiative approved late Thursday that will push back the first class of the day in high schools to 8 a.m. or after.

The school board voted 11 to 1, with board member Kathy Smith (Sully) opposed, to delay start times to between 8 a.m. and 8:10 a.m. in the county?s 22 high schools and three secondary schools.

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Frank Mankiewicz, political and med...

Frank Mankiewicz, political and media insider, dies at 90

Frank Mankiewicz, who came from a family of Hollywood luminaries but forged his own path in Washington politics and media, serving as a top aide to presidential candidates Robert F. Kennedy and George S. McGovern, as an ambitious president of National Public Radio and as a rainmaker at a prominent public relations firm, died Oct. 23 at George Washington University Hospital after three weeks of intensive care. He was 90.

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Three people are killed, two injure...

Three people are killed, two injured when two aircraft collide in Frederick County

Three people were killed Thursday when a helicopter conducting a training exercise and a private plane collided in midair near Frederick Municipal Airport.

Two men from Montgomery County suffered minor injuries in the 3:40 p.m. crash and were released from Meritus Health in Hagerstown by 7 p.m., the Maryland State Police said Thursday night. State police spokesman Greg Shipley said both men had been on the plane. They were identified as Gilbert Porter, 75, of Sandy Spring, Md., and Scott V. Graeves, 55, of Brookeville, Md.

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Charles Severance, accused in Alexa...

Charles Severance, accused in Alexandria killings, will not go to trial until next October

The eccentric former political activist accused in the slayings of three prominent Alexandria residents will not go to trial until next October, and one of his attorneys said Thursday that he would have preferred even more time to explore what he called ?circumstantial cases with multiple alternate suspects.?

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Taylor Reed scores two, lifts Good ...

Taylor Reed scores two, lifts Good Counsel to WCAC field hockey title against St. John?s

Taylor Reed scored both goals, and Good Counsel earned a 2-1 win over St. John?s in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference field hockey title game at the University of Maryland Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex, marking Good Counsel?s second straight championship.

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Driver charged with murder for hit-...

Driver charged with murder for hit-and-run that killed bicyclist

Police charged a driver with second-degree murder on Wednesday for hitting and killing a bicyclist with her SUV.

Dajane Thomas, 20, of Southeast Washington was arrested Wednesday. She was charged with the death of Tonya Reaves, 53, of Northeast Washington.

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