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Style Invitational Week 1189: Gee, it's Limerixicon XIII!

(Stephen Dudzik, Olney, Md.) Rare X-ray of a sweet tooth reveals a tiny, heart-shaped sugar lump at the core. (Kimberly Baer, Woodbridge, Va.) ALL FIVE:...

Man charged in fatal July shooting of 30-year-old in Southeast DC

16, 2015, Tavon Pinkney, 20; William Bass, 18; and Kalif Brown, 23; all of Washington, were driven to the 300 block of 61st Street NE...

Style Invitational Week 1182: Where in the wor(l)d? Explore What3words

A FARTERNITY of windbags (Stephen Gaull, Arlington, Va.) A FLEET of [glassbowls] (David Thorne, Washington). A RECORD NUMBER of bookkeepers (David Friedman, Santa Clara, Calif.)...

Five teams that should really stress about the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft

With Byfuglien, Enstrom and Myers all locked in, not only is Trouba exposed under the 7-3-1 option, but he might be the best defenseman available...

Stellar pitching has Phillies back in the playoff conversation

After watching that heater to Wil Myers, it's easy to see why batters are whiffing at a remarkable 12.4 percent of the time while holding...

Thursday's Sports in Brief

Stephen Curry scored 31 points, raising his arms in the early moments to awaken Golden State's raucous crowd, and the defending champion Warriors staved off...

Beating Trump won't be as easy as many Democrats think

Yet there are also those like Treston Dunn, a mild-mannered, articulate 21-year-old college student from Fort Myers, Fla., who just got back from a two-year...

The hidden price Steph Curry pays for making the impossible seem effortless

While the rest of the NBA slams, pounds and shouts, Curry is a whisperer, by all accounts an unassuming sort who “doesn't believe his job...

Complete guest list for the State Dinner in honor of Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau

Mr. Stephen Bronfman, a Canadian business representative and philanthropist. Ms. Ursula Burns, chairman and chief executive officer of Xerox .... to the president and White...

Stephen Curry did the unthinkable in 2015. He surpassed LeBron James.

They're surrounded by plenty of capable role players, from Andre Iguodala to Harrison Barnes to Andrew Bogut to Festus Ezeli to Shaun Livingston and more,...

Washington-area appointments and promotions for Dec. 21, 2015

Associated Insurance Management of Silver Spring appointed Matthew Dellinger to certified sales associate and agent. Discovery Communications of Silver Spring appointed Sandy Varo Jarrell senior...

Style Invitational Week 1147: It's EZ find-a-word — your own

Where does Roy G. Biv live? (Stephen Dudzik, Olney; Rick Haynes, Ocean City, Md.) Since immigrants are bad, where did The Donald's string of foreign...

Complete guest list for the state dinner in honor of Chinese President Xi Jinping

The complete guest list as provided by the White House for the state dinner honoring the Chinese President Xi Jinping. The President and Mrs. Obama.

Van Alexander, songwriter and prolific TV music arranger, dies at 100

- The ...Washington PostWhen Webb said he was interested, Mr. Alexander “went home with fear and trepidation” because he hadn't yet written the arrangements,...

Redskins mailbag: Robert Griffin III vs. his peers, how many wins to expect ...

(blog)I'm not sure if center Chris Myers or guard Evan Mathis has been picked up, but would the 'skins benefit from having them (scheme,...

Style Invitational Week 1124: We need your advice for daily life — in verse.

Include your real name, postal address and phone number with your entry. See contest rules and guidelines at wapo.st/InvRules. The headline for this week's results...

Style Invitational Week 1122: Maters Gonna Mate — the 'foals' and now ...

Quality Bird x Condo Commander = Flew the Co-op (Steve Honley, Washington). Richard the Great x Daredevil = Medieval Knievel (Lawrence McGuire, Waldorf, Md.; Malcolm...

Style Invitational Week 1095: The best/worst of the good ideas/bad ideas

(Click here to skip down to the announcement of our new “TankaWanka” poetry contest, Week 1095). In Week 1091, we repeated a contest from way...

Loudoun County and Fauquier County home sales

Manning Sq., 21997-Andrew B. Myers to Michael D. Luparello, $355,000. Whitcomb Sq., 45601-Suresh .... Turkey Run Dr., 8450-Luther Wayne Caviness and estate of Albert W.

John Hurt receives Shakespeare Theatre Company's annual award

Hurt and his wife, Anwen Rees-Myers, were in town Friday through Monday to pick up that abstract black “Swan of Avon” statue at the Shakespeare...

Style Invitational Week 1092: Are we having funds yet? Make up another ...

(Click here to skip down to the Ask Backwards results of Week 1088.) Apple's charitable foundation: Make a video of someone pouring water on his...

Washington-area obituaries of note

In Washington, she sang at St. John's Episcopal Church and St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church. In Arlington, where she ... Evelyn S. Myers, 92, journalist...

Spencer Myers: 17 hours, two sports, 10000 calories with a Maryland student ...

Those plans may have to wait, though, because Myers plans to make a push at the NFL. If that doesn't work, he will try the...

Washington-area obituaries of note

Dr. Myers was born in Middletown, Ohio, and moved to the Washington area in 1958. He began teaching at Federal City College in 1969 and...

What David Beckham, Sean Connery and the Queen have to say about Scottish ...

“Shrek wants what the will of the Scottish people want,” Myers responded in the monster's brogue when asked in a radio interview what he thought...

Style Invitational Week 1086: Play the dozens with 12-letter words

(Click here to skip down to the results of our contest to slightly change the name of a music group.) Textravaganza: A previously enjoyable family...

Getting your 'rick rolling: What we're looking for in a Style Invitational ...

The Style Invitational is renowned for all sorts of clever, irreverent humor and wordplay in its close to two decades' worth of varied contests. Some...

KKR co-founder Henry Kravis works to transform his legendary buyout firm

Private-equity and hedge-fund managers led by Leon Black's Apollo Global Management, Marc Lasry's Avenue Capital Group and Stephen Schwarzman's Blackstone have scooped up tens of...

Capsules of NFC teams for NFL free agency

BuffaloBills.com They also look to upgrade at wide receiver where Steve Smith's future is unclear ($7 million salary cap figure in 2014) and fellow starter LaFell...

MLS Eastern Conference Season Preview Capsules

WHO'S BACK: F Dom Dwyer, F Claudio Bieler, F C.J. Sapong, F Soony Saad, M Paulo Nagamura, M Graham Zusi, M Benny Feilhaber, M Oriol...

How the Maryland House voted on the minimum wage bill today

Fox Baltimore Lafferty, Stephen W. (D-Baltimore County). Lee, Susan C. (D-Montgomery). Love, Mary Ann (D-Anne Arundel). Luedtke, Eric G. ... Myers, LeRoy E., Jr. (R-Washington). Simmons,...

7 papers win Grand Slam honors in APSE contest

Chronicle, Idaho Statesman (Boise, Idaho), The State (Columbia, S.C.), The Register-Guard (Eugene, Ore.), The News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.), The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, Green Bay (Wis.)...

Style Invitational Week 1063: Same Difference — compare/contrast 2 items from ...

(Why Is Your Name Tattooed on) My Boyfriend's Back (Steve McClemons, Arlington, Va.) Every Face Tells a Story (Yours Was Written by Stephen King) (Lawrence...

Style Conversational Week 1062: Sondheim and rhyme (no, they don't rhyme)

In his costantly fascinating book “Finishing the Hat,” the great — and highly opinionated — lyricist Stephen Sondheim includes a short chapter titled “Rhyme and...

DC community calendar, Feb. 27 to March 6, 2014

“12 Years a Slave,” Steve McQueen's 2013 film about a free black man from upstate New York who is abducted and sold into slavery, starring...

Alexandria and Arlington home sales

325-Marcus Padlan to Holly M. Myers, $359,700. Charles Ave., 3810-Steward D. McLaurin to Andrew F.T. Giddings, ... Dewitt Ave., 2607-David Dodd to Stephen M. Beggs,...

Anne Arundel County and Howard County home sales

Samuel Chase Way, 504-Michelle C. and Frederick B. Weiland to Dara G. Silbert and Stephen M. Robinette, $400,000. Twin Landing Cove, 2584, No. .... Longfellow...

Style Invitational Week 1055: A K-contest to honor the K of 1K blots of ink ...

The subhead for this week's honorable mentions is by Jeff Contompasis; the alternative headline in the “next week's results” line was submitted by both Stephen...