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Rosalind S. Helderman, Matt Zapotosky and Steve Hendrix
In his second day on the stand, Robert McDonnell testifies that he was blindsided by gifts and loans to his wife.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel left the door open to expanded U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria.
Shayne Bushfield is head nerd. (S. Eklund for The Post)
Adam B. Kushner
The trivia-obsessed nerds of the online community called LearnedLeague excel at an art that the Internet made obsolete. Among notable members is “Jeopardy!” champ Ken Jennings.
The tension and uproar are inspiring artists like MC Keen and J. Cole to create music about the situation.
William Booth and Ruth Eglash
The Palestinian group called the attack “a despicable crime for which Israel will pay dearly.”
The 40-year-old, killed by Islamist militants, was driven to report from dangerous places, friends said.
A letter was sent to certain federal workers alerting them that the challenge violates ethics rules.
GOVBEAT | The call for IDs and background checks is meant to protect tourists, an official said.
George F. Will
The government watches us in order to improve us.
The NFL’s first openly gay player and his team have quieted a media frenzy and put the focus on football.
ON PARENTING | Adults often think tweens need protection, but age 11 is when brains start rewiring.
Mission to rescue James Foley in Syria failed
American Ebola patients released from hospital
Holder discusses personal connection to Ferguson
Firefighters injured in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Three Hamas commanders killed by Israeli airstrike
DOJ, Bank of America reach record settlement
Officer who pointed gun at protesters suspended
Police: No shots, tear gas in Ferguson on Wednesday
Noodle health risks: The dark side of ramen
Holder meets with members of Ferguson community
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GOVBEAT | A ballot fight between doctors and trial lawyers in California could become the nation’s most expensive.
The group is accused of beating a woman to death after failing to recruit her into a Christian cult.
The Obama administration violated its requirement to notify Congress and used unauthorized funds for the prisoner swap, according to an official review.
They’re hoping to use black disenchantment as a recruiting tool.
Michael Alison Chandler and Mike DeBonis
The move caps a contentious 10-month process. A third of D.C. public school families will see a change.
Another day, another walk-off as Span comes home with winner on throwing error in ninth to beat Diamondbacks, 1-0.
From the start, “The Simpsons” gave Lisa, Maggie and Bart rich and sophisticated inner lives.
Viewed from atop the Washington Monument in October, artist’s rows of dirt will look like a person’s face.
Even with graphic, disturbing and violent images, there are a lot of gray areas.
The nation’s second-largest bank is accused of knowingly selling faulty mortgage securities.
Al Kamen and Colby Itkowitz
IN THE LOOP | When it comes to public officials’ social media faux pas, it’s usually the interns who take the fall.
Foreclosure and short sale veterans from 2007-13 are expected to make 10 percent of U.S. home buys in 2014.
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