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Olympian Pistorius sentenced to 5 years

Islamic State atrocity ignored, Syrian tribe says

The extremists’ massacre of 700 people after a failed revolt was met with almost complete international silence. Some in the Syrian opposition complain that the U.S. is continuing to ignore them.

The battle for Kobane revealed by satellite imagery

New satellite images show how the Syrian border town of Kobane has turned into a war zone.

Extended federal leaves cost $775 million in 3-year period

More than 57,000 workers were on paid leave for at least a month while waiting for their cases to be resolved.

Oscar de la Renta with two models wearing his designs in Paris in 1998. (AP)

Designer defined fashion for stars, first ladies

The Dominican-born creative and vivacious entrepreneur polished his eponymous label into a global empire that sold perfume, accessories, furniture and, above all, elegant clothing.

Ebola patients are vanishing within Liberia’s chaotic medical system

Ebola patients are vanishing within Liberia’s chaotic medical system

Desperate families must search for loved ones at clinics that have lost track of both the living and the dead.

Obama appears to gift-wrap another sound bite for GOP candidates

Obama appears to gift-wrap another sound bite for GOP candidates

THE FIX | He told the Rev. Al Sharpton that Democrats in tough races have “supported my agenda.”

Jesse Matthew Jr. is indicted in Fairfax sex assault case

Jesse Matthew Jr. is indicted in Fairfax sex assault case

Matthew is also suspected in the September disappearance of U-Va. student Hannah Graham.

4.7 million vehicles recalled over
air bag that can spray metal fragments

4.7 million vehicles recalled over <br>air bag that can spray metal fragments

At least four people have died after inflator mechanisms ruptured on the defective air bags.

Hunt for foreign submarine sends
a Cold War chill across the Baltic

Hunt for foreign submarine sends <br>a Cold War chill across the Baltic

Sweden’s search has alarmed a region where Russia has been accused of border violations.

In a looted corridor of Ferguson, Mo., a legendary barbecue spot presses on

In a looted corridor of Ferguson, Mo., a legendary barbecue spot presses on

Red’s BBQ had the misfortune of being near where Michael Brown was shot. But its owner vows to stay.

D.C.’s African American electorate
fragmented for first time in years

D.C.’s African American electorate <br>fragmented for first time in years

The city’s black voters usually unite behind a single mayoral candidate. This time, their choice isn’t so clear.

Portland, where everything comes in quirkier, more artisanal versions

Portland, where everything comes in quirkier, more artisanal versions

WONKBLOG | For decades, the city has been pursuing a set of values that the rest of us are now into.

Local

D.C. rabbi accused of voyeurism
is focus of other allegations

D.C. rabbi accused of voyeurism <br> is focus of other allegations

Converts alleged non-sexual misconduct while he led a “protocol and standards” group.

Sports

Right men; when’s the right time?

Right men; when’s the right time?

Royals and Giants have dominant bullpens; it’s up to Ned Yost and Bruce Bochy to use them correctly.

Lifestyle

Dave Grohl follows his ‘Sonic Highways’ home to Washington D.C.

Dave Grohl follows his ‘Sonic Highways’ home to Washington D.C.

The Foo Fighters frontman discusses his new rockumentary series for HBO.

Arts

Smithsonian seeks $1.5 billion for programs, endowment

Smithsonian seeks $1.5 billion for programs, endowment

The institution has raised $1 billion since 2011 in “quiet phase” of first unified fundraising campaign.

Technology

Thinking of upgrading to OS X Yosemite?

Thinking of upgrading to OS X Yosemite?

The flatter interface and better integration with iOS are getting good reviews. But there’s a potential privacy issue lurking.

Business

IBM offloads chip-making business

IBM offloads chip-making business

To profit off new tech, titans like IBM are pushing for reinvention — and to leave old business mainstays behind.

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