Britain’s election could trigger a political scrum

The results of Thursday’s elections will likely be indecisive, which could launch a mad scramble for power as parties jostle for position with the public and cobble together alliances with sworn enemies.

Patriots likely deflated balls, NFL investigation finds

A report also concluded that quarterback Tom Brady probably “was at least generally aware” of the use of under-inflated balls during the AFC title game.

CONFRONTING THE ‘CALIPHATE’

German rapper Denis Cuspert converted to Islam, then joined ISIS. (AP)

One way that ISIS has surpassed other jihadists: It’s a magnet for converts

As many as 1 in 7 Europeans recruited to the Islamic State come from a non-Muslim background, a demographic that experts say is emerging as some of the most fanatical adherents to Islam.

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Pope Francis greets the faithful Wednesday. (EPA)

Pope Francis greets the faithful Wednesday. (EPA)

Pope sending 'missionaries' to absolve women of abortion 'sin'

It’s “a concrete sign that a priest must be a man of mercy and close to all,” says Vatican archbishop.

Ruling in woman’s in-custody death stokes debate over ‘excited delirium’

Ruling in woman’s in-custody death stokes debate over ‘excited delirium’

The medical examiner’s office had ruled that Natasha McKenna did not die from use of police force or Taser.

Wild animals in drought-stricken Western states are dying for a drink

Wild animals in drought-stricken Western states are dying for a drink

As the landscape becomes drier, animals are seeking sustenance far outside their normal range.

20-year-old Andre Burakovsky doubles up in win over Rangers

20-year-old Andre Burakovsky doubles up in win over Rangers

D.C. climbs into the driver’s seat with a 2-1 defeat of New York and could close out the series Friday.

You’ve been invited to dinner with six total strangers. Would you go?

You’ve been invited to dinner with six total strangers. Would you go?

The answer is yes for the hundreds at Georgetown University who want in on a secretive dinner club.

Meet the outsider who may have
solved chronic homelessness

Meet the outsider who may have <br> solved chronic homelessness

Sam Tsemberis was a psychologist doing outreach for the mentally ill when he stumbled upon a solution.

They were told their babies had died. Now, they wonder: Was it a lie?

They were told their babies had died. Now, they wonder: Was it a lie?

After one case at a St. Louis hospital, dozens of mothers are questioning whether their children might be alive.

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D.C. firefighter dies after fighting
2-alarm apartment fire in Shaw

D.C. firefighter dies after fighting <br>2-alarm apartment fire in Shaw

Two residents and another firefighter were also injured in a morning blaze on the 9th floor of the building.

Technology

IBM Watson could change how we fight cancer

IBM Watson could change how we fight cancer

INNOVATIONS | If Watson cracks the DNA code of cancer patients, personalized medicine could become a reality.

Business

Buffett and Vanguard: Different paths to the same financial destination

Buffett and Vanguard: Different paths to the same financial destination

COLUMN | The sage of Omaha is a showoff, while Vanguard is boring. But there’s a lesson in that comparison.

Federal Government

Uncle Sam had better start treating his employees right

FEDERAL DIARY | A survey said the political environment, senior leadership and the work culture drive workers away.

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