CIA, Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in bombing

Hezbollah’s international operations chief was killed on a street in Damascus.

The American and Israeli spy agencies used a bomb inside the spare tire of a vehicle in Damascus to kill legendary operative Imad Mughniyah in 2008, according to former officials.

How Mitt Romney decided against running in 2016

He concluded that, while he might win the GOP nomination, he might be so badly wounded in the process that he would have trouble against Hillary Clinton.

Visit to Amsterdam ensnares
high-value cybercrime target

Vladimir Drinkman, accused of taking part in several high-profile hacking incidents, will be extradited to the U.S. to stand trial.

Once-modest tuition rates soar at public universities

It used to be that students could attend a public institution and incur little to no debt. But as states cut funding and tuition rises, many scramble to cover the costs.

Md. Republican coup doesn’t shake Senate President Mike Miller

Md. Republican coup doesn’t shake Senate President Mike Miller

Entering his 27th year as leader, the Democrat, known as a partisan pugilist, is prepared for the worst.

Report: Unarmed Springfield man
had hands up when shot by police

Report: Unarmed Springfield man <br>had hands up when shot by police

Fairfax police released more than 11,000 documents and files about the August 2013 killing of John Geer.

An Iraqi tried to replicate Paris’s
‘love locks’ bridge. It ended badly.

An Iraqi tried to replicate Paris’s <br>‘love locks’ bridge. It ended badly.

Amid the presence of Shiite militias, a public display of affection in Basra inevitably risked a backlash.

Does public radio sound too ‘white’? NPR tries to find the answer.

Does public radio sound too ‘white’? NPR tries to find the answer.

After an “All Things Considered” commentary, debate boils over on how a broadcast should sound.

In U.S., growing distrust of scientists — and not just on climate change

In U.S., growing distrust of scientists — and not just on climate change

A Pew study also shows wide gaps between scientists and the public on GMOs and research using animals.

Politics

Clinton backers dismiss impact of Romney exit: Bush will still get bruised, they say

Clinton backers dismiss impact of Romney exit: Bush will still get bruised, they say

For many Democrats, the prospect of a Bush-Romney fight had been a pleasant one.

Local

Family of woman who died in smoky train sues WMATA for $50 million

Family of woman who died in smoky train sues WMATA for $50 million

The Alexandria resident was trapped on a train for more than 35 minutes before help arrived.

Technology

Catch the Super Bowl online for free

Catch the Super Bowl online for free

NBC will stream pregame coverage, the actual game, the halftime show, and the latest episode of “The Blacklist” thrown in as a bonus.

Business

Shake Shack makes its market debut

Shake Shack makes its market debut

After the burger chain’s stock skyrockets from its initial public offering, a young investor puts his mouth where his money is.

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