Top-level exodus at DHS hinders security mission

High turnover among Homeland Security leaders is a result of what employees describe as a dysfunctional work environment, abysmal morale and the lure of private firms paying top dollar.

    Rockefeller oil empire heirs plan to cut ties to fossil fuels

    “There is a moral imperative to preserve a healthy planet,” said Valerie Rockefeller Wayne, a great-great-granddaughter of oil magnate John D. Rockefeller Sr.

    Secret Service officers inspect the White House grounds over the weekend. (AP)

    The Secret Service messes up
    and we pay the price? No way.

    COLUMN | How about the Secret Service starts by doing what most other ordinary folks around the world do? Lock. The. Doors.

    Turkey locks down border as
    Syrian refugees flee Islamic State

    Turkey locks down border as <br>Syrian refugees flee Islamic State

    More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have poured across the Turkish border as the militants advance.

    Police narrow search area in hunt for suspect in Pa. state trooper shootings

    Police narrow search area in hunt for suspect in Pa. state trooper shootings

    Officers are scouring a remote corner of the state a day after finding an assault rifle left by the shooter.

    Reporter quits on live TV after a story about the marijuana club she runs

    Reporter quits on live TV after a story about the marijuana club she runs

    Viewers of KTVA learned all about the Alaska Cannabis Club. And then, they learned something else.

    For the 105 million unmarried and single Americans, you’re not alone

    For the 105 million unmarried and single Americans, you’re not alone

    GOVBEAT | That demographic now accounts for 44 percent of the adults in the U.S., more than ever before.

    New iPhone 6 sells for 10 times its
    U.S. price on China’s black market

    New iPhone 6 sells for 10 times its <br> U.S. price on China’s black market

    WORLDVIEWS | The gadgets sell for as much as $299 in the U.S., but are not sold in China’s official stores.

    Local

    Va. pre-school teacher charged with biting toddler, allegedly in retaliation

    Va. pre-school teacher charged with biting toddler, allegedly in retaliation

    An owner of the Goddard School in Woodbridge was charged with failing to report abuse or neglect.

    Sports

    Five observations from the Redskins’ loss

    Five observations from the Redskins’ loss

    REDSKINS BLOG | Here are five things that stood out to Mike Jones after an evening to reflect on the Redskins’ 37-34 loss in Philadelphia.

    Lifestyle

    My weekend with Oprah and trying to find the life I want

    My weekend with Oprah and trying to find the life I want

    Winfrey brought her life-improvement tour to Washington, and here's what happened.

    Arts

    Denied visas, Syrian refugees still get a platform

    Denied visas, Syrian refugees still get a platform

    An unusual gathering at Georgetown U. brings Syrian refugees to their audience by Skype.

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