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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.
D.C. is No. 1 when it comes to crow...

D.C. is No. 1 when it comes to crowdfunding

The brave new world of raising business capital has taken root in the District better than anywhere else in the country.
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.

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Citizenfour, Reviewed

Citizenfour, Reviewed

Laura Poitras' doc about meeting Edward Snowden and revealing the NSA's spying scheme is more riveting than any fictional thriller.
ToDo ToDay: Azar Nafisi, Storm Larg...

ToDo ToDay: Azar Nafisi, Storm Large, and City Paper?s Concert at the American Art Museum

Fill your weekend with haunting sculptures and sensual dances.
Arts Roundup: Dr. Ruth Edition

Arts Roundup: Dr. Ruth Edition

Local actress Rachel Manteuffel gives smart insight into braving onstage nudity for the first time.
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.

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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

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

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.

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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.

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Weather Gang: Radical Kelvin Helmho...

Weather Gang: Radical Kelvin Helmholtz wave clouds in the Rockies

This week, the National Weather Service and National Park Service, respectively, captured wonderful examples of the sky doing its best impression of the ocean.
Montgomery County plans to get more...

Montgomery County plans to get more snow off of sidewalks after winter storms

When snow falls, Montgomery County deploys a fleet of plows that cover about 5,000 miles of roads. Private property owners are required to clear sidewalks adjacent to their land no later than 24 hours after the end of what officials like to call a ?storm event.?

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Investigators on scene of plane, he...

Investigators on scene of plane, helicopter crash in Frederick

Federal investigators were in Frederick County on Friday morning at the scene of a crash the previous afternoon involving a helicopter and a plane that left three people dead.

National Transportation Safety Board officials are expected to spend the day at the site, as they sift through the wreckage and try to figure out what happened. Officials from Advanced Helicopter Concepts of Frederick were expected to brief the media Friday at the Frederick Municipal Airport. The company routinely trains pilots there.

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Meet an at-large D.C. Council candi...

Meet an at-large D.C. Council candidate: Calvin H. Gurley

Voters will elect two at-large D.C. Council members on Nov. 4, and 15 candidates are vying for the two spots. These are their stories, edited for length and clarity.

Name: Calvin H. Gurley

Party: independent

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First-day early voting increases in...

First-day early voting increases in Md., as candidates urge supporters to turn out

Nearly 43,000 Marylanders cast their ballots on Thursday, a significant uptick from the first day of early voting four years ago.

Turnout statewide was up about 37 percent from 2010, the last time a governor?s race was on the ballot, according to figures released by the Maryland State Board of Elections.. The highest totals Thursday were seen in Baltimore, Prince George?s and Montgomery counties.

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Dallas nurse treated for Ebola at N...

Dallas nurse treated for Ebola at NIH now ?virus free?

Nina Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola in the United States after caring for an infected patient in Dallas, has been declared ?virus free,? officials at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., said Friday morning.

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