GOP stopgap bill may calm DHS shutdown fears

After House Republicans held a private meeting Thursday, the looming shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security may be averted for three weeks.

How a Londoner became the face of Islamic State terror

How a Londoner became the face of Islamic State terror

A disturbingly familiar profile has emerged.

Hesburgh, right, with President Eisenhower at Notre Dame in 1960. (AP)

Ex-Notre Dame president helped turn school into academic powerhouse

He was considered one of the most important university leaders of the past century and wielded influence with U.S. presidents.

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    Lupita Nyong'o at Academy Awards (EPA,Getty)

    Lupita Nyong'o at Academy Awards (EPA,Getty)

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    Lupita Nyong’o’s show-stopping gown of pearls has been reported stolen from her hotel room.

    Internet providers gear up for battle after bombshell FCC decision

    Internet providers gear up for battle after bombshell FCC decision

    Officials say the landmark vote will prevent companies from controlling what people see on the Web.

    Internal audit slams DHS for missing opportunity in bio-threat fight

    Internal audit slams DHS for missing  opportunity in bio-threat fight

    An agency official was able to cancel a contract for a device some called a breakthrough, the report said.

    Memo to Scott Walker: Wisconsin protesters are not the Islamic State

    Memo to Scott Walker: Wisconsin protesters are not the Islamic State

    THE FIX | The governor made a flawed comparison in a speech to conservative activists at CPAC.

    Palin’s claims about the suicides of some war veterans don’t hold up

    Palin’s claims about the suicides of some war veterans don’t hold up

    FACT CHECKER | During her CPAC speech, Palin uttered an unreliable veteran suicide statistic.

    The inside story of ‘the dress’ that
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    The inside story of ‘the dress’ that <br>has the world divided on social media

    Is it blue? Is it white? The dress was inescapable as tens of millions of people debate its true colors.

    The terrifying rate at which smokers die from smoking-related illness

    The terrifying rate at which smokers die from smoking-related illness

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    Excited for ‘House of Cards,’ but can’t keep up with the plot? Join the club.

    Excited for ‘House of Cards,’ but can’t keep up with the plot? Join the club.

    STYLE BLOG | A guide to the glacially-paced political storylines that don’t make much sense.

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    Knot Now: The benefits of marrying <br> in your mid-to-late 20s

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    GOP’s 2016 hopefuls test their messages on conservative activists

    GOP’s 2016 hopefuls test their messages on conservative activists

    Scott Walker touts his handling of union protesters, while Chris Christie calls Jeb Bush the pick of “elites.”

    World

    The Obama-Netanyahu fight over Iran, explained

    The Obama-Netanyahu fight over Iran, explained

    The White House sees a controversial speech before Congress by the Israeli prime minister as a deliberate attempt to undermine U.S.-Iran negotiations.

    Local

    E-mails underscore tension between chief prosecutor, police in Fairfax

    E-mails underscore tension between chief prosecutor, police in Fairfax

    Frustrated by obstruction in the Geer case, an outside investigation of a September shooting was requested.

    Sports

    Capitals approach an unprecedented feat of strength

    Capitals approach an unprecedented feat of strength

    Washington’s top four defensemen trying to get through an entire season without missing a game.

    Business

    Inside one of the most intense, and unusual, Pentagon contracting wars

    Inside one of the most intense, and unusual, Pentagon contracting wars

    General Dynamics is lobbying to win a contract that has already been awarded--and that it didn’t bid on.

    Federal Government

    Cutting IRS staff leads to cutting taxpayer services and collections

    Cutting IRS staff leads to cutting taxpayer services and collections

    FEDERAL DIARY | IRS officials tell Congress about stark reductions in taxpayer services because of staff and budget cuts.

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    House of the Week | Art deco duplex in Brightwood for $599K

    House of the Week | Art deco duplex in Brightwood for $599K

    Described in a 1935 Washington Post Real Estate section article as “homes ahead of their times,” this semi-detached duplex in the Brightwood neighborhood was revolutionary in that era.

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