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  1. The Post's choices for Northern VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Washington Post

    NORTHERN VIRGINIA Democrats are holding local primary races June 9 for Alexandria mayor and the Fairfax and Arlington county boards. These are The Post's endorsements in those races.

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  2. In the galleries: Brick by brick, a dark history emergesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The Washington Post

    In the early years of Lorton Reformatory, which operated from 1916 to 2001, the inmates actually made bricks and used them to erect prison buildings. That task is one of the meanings of "Brick Layers," the title of the Washington Sculptors Group show at Workhouse Arts Center, which has repurposed the former jail's buildings for artist studios and galleries.

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  3. Redacting history in a The LettersaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Washington Post

    "The Letters" is a drama of thought control in Stalin's Soviet Union, and it's a good one - a slick 75 minutes with a Hitchcock-like grip. There are just two characters in John W. Lowell's play, the director of an unnamed institute and the whip-smart editor he has summoned for promotion.

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  4. Alexandria chooses location for Potomac Yard MetroRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | The Washington Post

    A new Metrorail station at Potomac Yard should be built close to the existing shopping center, the Alexandria City Council unanimously decided Wednesday night, as they waxed nearly poetic about the economic development they believe it will bring. The council endorsed "alternative B," a $268 million station to be built between the CSX railroad tracks and the George Washington Memorial Parkway, with no construction access from the parkway.

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  5. Stanley McChrystal on how to shake up the militaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | The Washington Post

    The retired Army general says we should break down barriers between the military and business world. "I've dealt with a lot of chief executive officers who could walk in and be general officers in the military tomorrow.

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  6. Alexandria teen Iesha Kenney is ready to break out on boxing's biggest stageRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | The Washington Post

    One of the top young female boxers in the country, T.C. Williams's Iesha Kenney is looking to make the Olympics in 2016. With each jarring thud to the midsection, Iesha Kenney lets out a deep groan.

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  7. Kelly: Meet some National Gallery of Art employees who unwind with musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | The Washington Post

    I may not know a lot about art, but I know what I like. And what I like is music, which, after all, is a painting made of sound.

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  8. Fairfax County police release video in 2009 officer involved shootingRead the original story

    Wednesday May 6 | The Washington Post

    David Masters of Fredericksburg was shot and killed by Fairfax County police Officer David Scott Ziants on Nov. 13, 2009, as Masters drove on Route 1 in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County. Masters was unarmed and had ripped some flowers out of a planter in front of a business, which led to the police pursuit.

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  9. Alexandria and Arlington Animal WatchRead the original story

    Wednesday May 6 | The Washington Post

    These cases were among the calls reported recently by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which provides animal control services to the city. For information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-746-4774.

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  10. Mayoral candidates in Alexandria take verbal gloves off in second debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 5 | The Washington Post

    The three candidates running in the hard-fought Democratic primary for Alexandria's mayor went a full 12 rounds Tuesday night, trading verbal punches over some of the most sore civic bruises in the city's recent history. Incumbent Mayor William D. Euille, vice mayor Allison Silberberg and former mayor Kerry Donley, speaking before more than 100 people at the Alexandria Democratic Committee's debate at Francis Hammond Middle School, battled over who to blame for the decision that let the Defense Department build a high-rise along I-395 at Seminary Road, whether the city moved has fast enough to get a Potomac Yard Metro station underway, and what it will take to improve the city's finances, among other issues.

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  11. Discrimination lawsuit against Va. principal dismissedRead the original story

    Tuesday May 5 | The Washington Post

    A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit against a Fairfax County elementary school principal at the request of the former employees who filed it. Rachel Charlton, Yolanda Calhoun and Shyrone Stith had alleged that they faced racial and gender discrimination while they worked at Bailey's Elementary School.

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  12. Accepted to all eight Ivies, Virginia student makes her decision: HarvardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | The Washington Post

    Pooja Chandrashekar, 17, at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology in Alexandria, Va., on April 6, 2015. In the end, Pooja Chandrashekar had to narrow down her choices.

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  13. For Route 7, a plan that could ease traffic congestion and boost transitRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 2 | The Washington Post

    Route 7 is, in many ways, Northern Virginia's main street, stretching nearly 73 miles from downtown Winchester to Alexandria. The state highway and major commuter route passes through a booming job hub, shopping centers and residential communities, and it is among the region's most traffic-choked.

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  14. Delisle to leave Education DepartmentRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 30 | The Washington Post

    Deborah Delisle, a top-ranking official at the Education Department responsible for issuing waivers that have freed nearly every state and the District from the most onerous requirements of federal education law, is leaving her job as assistant secretary of education. Delisle was named chief executive of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, or ASCD, a national nonprofit based in Alexandria, Va., that provides professional development for teachers, among other things.

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  15. Air Force helicopter with mechanical trouble lands near Alexandria schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | The Washington Post

    An Air Force helicopter that encountered mechanical difficulties has made an emergency landing near an Alexandria elementary school, according to city police. The helicopter landed in the 5700 block of Sanger Avenue, which is near William Ramsay Elementary School, according to the Alexandria police department's Twitter account .

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  16. Charles Hamel, influential oil industry whistleblower, dies at 84Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 29 | The Washington Post

    Charles Hamel, an influential oil industry whistleblower whose efforts so exasperated his targets that petroleum companies hired private detectives for a spying campaign to ferret out his sources and methods, died April 9 in Marysville, Wash. He was 84. His wife, Kathleen Hamel, confirmed the death but said she did not know the cause.

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  17. Alexandria and Arlington Animal WatchRead the original story

    Wednesday Apr 29 | The Washington Post

    These cases were among the calls reported recently by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which provides animal control services to the city. For information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-746-4774.

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  18. Dr. Gridlock: And the Potomac Yard Metro station site will beaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | The Washington Post

    A model of the proposed Potomac Yard Metro station. From this view you can see the city's pick, Alternative B, looking west from the Potomac River.

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  19. And the Potomac Yard Metro station site will beaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | The Washington Post

    A model of the proposed Potomac Yard Metro station. From this view you can see the city's pick, Alternative B, looking west from the Potomac River.

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  20. About 100 firefighters responded to blaze at Alexandria hotelRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 27 | The Washington Post

    Nearly 90 hotel guests had to evacuate the Quality Inn in the 8800 block of Richmond Highway for the three-alarm fire. One of the hotel guests suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, according to Fairfax County fire officials.

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