For-profit firms provide less in hospice care

A Washington Post analysis found a striking gap between the service provided by for-profit hospices as a group and that of their nonprofit counterparts.

Obama to seek GOP help
in push for free-trade pact

The president is already facing fierce blowback from fellow Democrats, who are accusing him of abandoning past promises on trade and potentially undermining his domestic priority.

Iraqis line up for supplies at a refugee camp. (Ayman Oghanna for The Post)

In Iraq, a scramble for survival

A new crisis is unfolding as winter descends on millions uprooted from their communities by the advance of the Islamic State, with international aid scant and slow to arrive.

Pakistani forces kill key figure in the massacre of 149 students and teachers

Pakistani forces kill key figure in the massacre of 149 students and teachers

As the country mourns, the government is stepping up its assault on Islamist militant groups.

The lucrative Obamacare connection that Jeb Bush is trying to cut

The lucrative Obamacare connection that Jeb Bush is trying to cut

WONKBLOG | He’s quitting the board of a hospital chain that’s gained from Medicaid’s expansion.

For this civil rights leader, reliving ‘Selma’ was ‘almost too much’

For this civil rights leader, reliving ‘Selma’ was ‘almost too much’

The intensity and chaos of the film’s scenes echo memories etched into the mind of Rep. John Lewis.

It’s all evidence, dog owners:
No two No. 2s are the same

It’s all evidence, dog owners: <br>No two No. 2s are the same

A service that matches the DNA in dog waste helps identify those who neglect to scoop.

Local

A Manassas assisted-living facility is deploying the arts against Alzheimer’s

A Manassas assisted-living facility is deploying the arts against Alzheimer’s

Researchers are trying to measure the effects of music, art and dance on age-related disabilities.

Sports

Redskins not running short on motivation entering finale

Redskins not running short on motivation entering finale

Pride is on the line, and so are future job considerations, Coach Jay Gruden reminds his players.

Business

Consider this New Year’s resolution: A financial checkup

Consider this New Year’s resolution: A financial checkup

COLUMN | Studies show Americans are more financially confident, but beware the tendency to forget the past.

Federal Government

2015 will be a year for second chances

2015 will be a year for second chances

RIGHT TURN | Pols, parties and even justices will have opportunities for precious do-overs in the coming year.

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