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FEATURES

Olympic Mettle

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With the Paris Games approaching, local athletes who have participated in the Olympics and Paralympics share what it’s like to go for the gold. By Alex Prewitt.

Babydog Unleashed

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West Virginia governor Jim Justice seems bound for the US Senate, where he could Help flip the chamber to GOP control. His secret weapon? A 62-pound English bulldog who scarfs chicken nuggets for lunch—and might be the best retail politician the state has ever known. By Sylvie McNamara.

Best New Restaurants

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There’s rarely a dull moment these days in Washington’s food scene. But over the past year or so, restaurant openings have been especially thrilling, with cheffy Mexican spots, elegant Vietnamese dining rooms, food-hall omakase counters, and cool co*cktail lounges all jockeying for attention. Here are our favorite arrivals—plus a preview of exciting places on the way. By Ann Limpert, Jessica Sidman, Ike Allen, Sara Levine Rosenblum, and Carey Polis.

The Breakup Artist

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For decades, the Republican Party and corporate America enjoyed a happy Washington marriage. Then came Donald Trump. By Brody Mullins and Luke Mullins.

Come Out and Play

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During the 1990s alt-rock boom, local radio station WHFS’s annual HFStival sold out RFK Stadium, served as a cultural communion for Gen-Xers, and became the template for similar mega-concerts nationwide—all before fading to black. Organizers had one goal: Give people the best day of their lives. By Andrew Beaujon.

Washington’s Top Real Estate Agents

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This year’s best agents and elite producers. By Kathy Orton.

CAPITAL COMMENT

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DC’s Old Post Office: With the future of this familiar building in limbo, a look back at its complicated past. By Damare Baker.

Bear Essentials: The story behind the zoo’s eye-catching new panda merch. By Josie Reich.

What Was Lorton Like?: An installation at the former prison was created by an ex-inmate.By Andrew Beaujon.

Flight Numbers: Reagan National Airport is going through some controversial changes. By Ike Allen.

Save the Date!: Plans are already gearing up for our 250th birthday. By Omega Ilijevich.

WHERE & WHEN

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Things to Do: Our 10 picks for the month in culture. By Pat Padua.

IQ

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A Deeper Dive: In her new memoir, Bethesda native Katie Ledecky writes about the power of the perfect song and what it takes to push through pain. By Rob Brunner.

Lost and Found: A few years ago, archaeologists in Southern Maryland finally located a long-missing fort that was built in 1634. Now the fascinating site is starting to reveal its secrets. By Rob Brunner.

TRAVEL, HEALTH & LIFE

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Wanna Go for a Ride: Treat your dog to a fun outing this summer, from swimming at the beach to sniffing sunflowers. By Daniella Byck.

Feel the Rush: Nine waterfall hikes that are an easy drive from DC. By Daniella Byck and Jessica Ruf.

Lake Effect: Not a beach person? Escape the summer heat at one these great lakes, all within a few hours of DC. By Andrea C. Poe.

Special Delivery: Employee coverage for infertility treatments is becoming more widespread. In DC, it’s now law. By Helen Carefoot.

HOME

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Seeing Green: It’s the color of the moment for kitchens. Is it here to stay or a flash in the pan?By Sarah Lyon.

Off the Market: A peek inside some of Washington’s recent high-end residential transactions. By Washingtonian Staff.

FIRST PERSON

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Journalist Jake Tapper on His Debut as a Courtroom Sketch Artist at the Trump Trial. By Omega Ilijevich.

FEATURES

Olympic Mettle

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With the Paris Games approaching, local athletes who have participated in the Olympics and Paralympics share what it’s like to go for the gold. By Alex Prewitt.

Babydog Unleashed

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West Virginia governor Jim Justice seems bound for the US Senate, where he could Help flip the chamber to GOP control. His secret weapon? A 62-pound English bulldog who scarfs chicken nuggets for lunch—and might be the best retail politician the state has ever known. By Sylvie McNamara.

Best New Restaurants

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There’s rarely a dull moment these days in Washington’s food scene. But over the past year or so, restaurant openings have been especially thrilling, with cheffy Mexican spots, elegant Vietnamese dining rooms, food-hall omakase counters, and cool co*cktail lounges all jockeying for attention. Here are our favorite arrivals—plus a preview of exciting places on the way. By Ann Limpert, Jessica Sidman, Ike Allen, Sara Levine Rosenblum, and Carey Polis.

The Breakup Artist

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For decades, the Republican Party and corporate America enjoyed a happy Washington marriage. Then came Donald Trump. By Brody Mullins and Luke Mullins.

Come Out and Play

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During the 1990s alt-rock boom, local radio station WHFS’s annual HFStival sold out RFK Stadium, served as a cultural communion for Gen-Xers, and became the template for similar mega-concerts nationwide—all before fading to black. Organizers had one goal: Give people the best day of their lives. By Andrew Beaujon.

Washington’s Top Real Estate Agents

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This year’s best agents and elite producers. By Kathy Orton.

CAPITAL COMMENT

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DC’s Old Post Office: With the future of this familiar building in limbo, a look back at its complicated past. By Damare Baker.

Bear Essentials: The story behind the zoo’s eye-catching new panda merch. By Josie Reich.

What Was Lorton Like?: An installation at the former prison was created by an ex-inmate.By Andrew Beaujon.

Flight Numbers: Reagan National Airport is going through some controversial changes. By Ike Allen.

Save the Date!: Plans are already gearing up for our 250th birthday. By Omega Ilijevich.

WHERE & WHEN

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Things to Do: Our 10 picks for the month in culture. By Pat Padua.

IQ

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A Deeper Dive: In her new memoir, Bethesda native Katie Ledecky writes about the power of the perfect song and what it takes to push through pain. By Rob Brunner.

Lost and Found: A few years ago, archaeologists in Southern Maryland finally located a long-missing fort that was built in 1634. Now the fascinating site is starting to reveal its secrets. By Rob Brunner.

LIFE, HEALTH & TRAVEL

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Wanna Go for a Ride: Treat your dog to a fun outing this summer, from swimming at the beach to sniffing sunflowers. By Daniella Byck.

Feel the Rush: Nine waterfall hikes that are an easy drive from DC. By Daniella Byck and Jessica Ruf.

Lake Effect: Not a beach person? Escape the summer heat at one these great lakes, all within a few hours of DC. By Andrea C. Poe.

Special Delivery: Employee coverage for infertility treatments is becoming more widespread. In DC, it’s now law. By Helen Carefoot.

HOME

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Seeing Green: It’s the color of the moment for kitchens. Is it here to stay or a flash in the pan?By Sarah Lyon.

Off the Market: A peek inside some of Washington’s recent high-end residential transactions. By Washingtonian Staff.

FIRST PERSON

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Journalist Jake Tapper on His Debut as a Courtroom Sketch Artist at the Trump Trial. By Omega Ilijevich.

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