How Romney decided against
a run in 2016

Three weeks of deliberations led him to conclude 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 in a general election.

How he’s going to get what
he wants in the 2016 race

THE FIX | The dynamic of the race has been fundamentally altered. 

A child attaches a "love lock" to the Basra bridge. (Ayman Karim)

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

The course of true love never did run smooth, and in Basra, a city with a strong presence of religiously conservative Shiite militias, such a public display of affection inevitably risked a backlash.

    Amid measles outbreak, anti-vaccine doctor revels in notoriety

    Amid measles outbreak, anti-vaccine doctor revels in notoriety

    Jack Wolfson of Arizona is critical of vaccine defenders, saying, “You’re, frankly, a bad mother.”

    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.

    How a treasure hunter, ‘one of the most intelligent fugitives,’ got caught

    How a treasure hunter, ‘one of the most intelligent fugitives,’ got caught

    Tommy Thompson found a fortune in 1988 and read “How to Be Invisible” to try to stay off the radar.

    The NFL is beginning to make its audience feel guilty and uneasy

    The NFL is beginning to make its audience feel guilty and uneasy

    COLUMN | The past year begs whether the league cares more about people or profits.

    Politics

    New signs of a possible Rubio presidential bid

    New signs of a possible Rubio presidential bid

    The senator from Florida made a fundraising stop in California, missing a debate over Keystone.

    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.

    Business

    Hershey’s plan to hook Americans onto impulse-buying chocolate again

    Hershey’s plan to hook Americans onto impulse-buying chocolate again

    Self-checkouts and online shopping have crushed the business of sweet indulgence.

    Diversions