Despite gains, Obama’s work in Africa unfinished

During his trip to East Africa, the president highlighted the region’s economic progress while acknowledging the corruption, violence and security issues that have dashed the administration’s major hopes for the continent.

As raises grow rare in U.S., companies offer other perks

In the post-recession economy, businesses found alternatives to raising base salaries with benefits like one-time bonuses and gym memberships.

Tom Brady and Roger Goodell after this year's Super Bowl. (AP)

Suspension and disbelief: The entire NFL is deflated in Tom Brady case

COLUMN | Nothing gets you ready for professional football’s return quite like a scandal that will smear everyone involved.

Excavation at Jamestown unearths
4 bodies — and a mystery in a box

Excavation at Jamestown unearths <br>4 bodies — and a mystery in a box

The remains found at the 400-year-old outpost may provide new details about the original English settlers.

GOP congressman launches bid to oust John Boehner as House speaker

GOP congressman launches bid to oust John Boehner as House speaker

Rep. Mark Meadows (N.C.) wants to force a “family conversation” about the course of leadership.

Huckabee, looking for a niche, woos black voters in GOP primaries

Huckabee, looking for a niche, woos black voters in GOP primaries

In a sprawling field, Mike Huckabee believes he can rely on his faith to connect with African Americans.

The Marines’ familiar M-16 rifle is slowly being phased out of front lines

The Marines’ familiar M-16 rifle is slowly being phased out of front lines

The weapon is likely to be replaced by the M-4, which shoots the same size bullet but is more portable.

Nationals acquire Jonathan Papelbon from Philadelphia in complex trade

Nationals acquire Jonathan Papelbon from Philadelphia in complex trade

The Phillies closer will displace Drew Storen from his usual duties and has agreed to take a pay cut.

American dentist who killed Cecil the lion said he thought hunt was legal

American dentist who killed Cecil the lion said he thought hunt was legal

A British newspaper named the hunter, setting off a wave of outrage over his killing of the famous lion.

Why the most popular rule of
weight loss is completely wrong

Why the most popular rule of <br> weight loss is completely wrong

WONKBLOG | The next time you hear someone say it, you can tell them it simply isn’t true.

Watch what happens when people
try to use handguns in self-defense

Watch what happens when people <br> try to use handguns in self-defense

WONKBLOG | Researchers put civilians in a police firearm training simulator. The results were telling.

Technology

Android smartphones vulnerable to bugs by text

Android smartphones vulnerable to bugs by text

Scary bugs disclosed in Android’s Stagefright media playback tool.

Business

The 7 best places to retire overseas

The 7 best places to retire overseas

Retiring abroad is about more than adventure, travel and romanticism. Your dollar can go far, too.

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