New U.S. plan: ‘Leaner, meaner’ Iraqi force

After learning hard lessons rebuilding foreign militaries over the past dozen years, the strategy is to train a vanguard element within the larger army to take the offensive against Islamic State militants.

Dulles in trouble as traffic shifts to Reagan National

Sometime next year, more fliers will travel through Reagan than Dulles — an airport 14 times its neighbor’s size.

Yamir, left, and Chelsea in front of the Managua cityscape. (TLC)

For recently engaged couples, 90 days to show what love’s got to do with it

TV REVIEW | Premarital test-drives by Americans and foreigners make for genuine reality viewing on TLC’s “90 Day Fiance.”

    In Crimea region, traces of Ukraine’s
    60-year rule fade as Russia takes hold

    In Crimea region, traces of Ukraine’s <br> 60-year rule fade as Russia takes hold

    For Ukrainians and other minority groups, a stifling change after years of easygoing cosmopolitanism.

    Early morning deals bring shoppers out on chilly Thanksgiving morning

    Early morning deals bring shoppers out on chilly Thanksgiving morning

    Millions of consumers are expected to take their turkey with a side of shopping today.

    Despite controversy, Chuck Hagel
    calls the troops on Thanksgiving

    Despite controversy, Chuck Hagel <br> calls the troops on Thanksgiving

    CHECKPOINT | Hagel made the calls after resigning as defense secretary four days earlier.

    Why crime in NFL cities spikes
    during home football games

    Why crime in NFL cities spikes <br> during home football games

    WONKBLOG | For one, criminals likely find themselves with more options in crowded places.

    Local

    Prince George’s schools under fire after private employee data leaked

    Prince George’s schools under fire after private employee data leaked

    More than 10,000 workers’ names, Social Security numbers and birth dates were compromised.

    Sports

    Wizards not so hot in Cleveland

    Wizards not so hot in Cleveland

    Five nights after an impressive victory over the Cavaliers, Washington is blown out by LeBron James and company in the rematch.

    Federal Government

    In the Loop: About those non-pardoned turkeys

    In the Loop: About those non-pardoned turkeys

    IN THE LOOP | Every year, the president makes a show of sparing a bird or two. But then what does the first family eat?

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