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Karen Tumulty and Anne Gearan
GOP critics denounced Obama’s move as overreaching and naive, but there’s growing public support to end the divide.
If tensions with U.S. ease, Cubans will increasingly look inward at the failings of their anachronistic system.
Carol Morello and Karen DeYoung
It started with an American overture and a series of nine meetings in Canada. Later, the pope intervened.
Fidel Castro speaks to supporters at a Cuban military base in 1959. (AP)
The changes won’t heal all wounds, but it has fundamentally altered an artifact of American foreign policy.
The White House said the Cuban-born spy helped unravel several long-running Cuban espionage operations.
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George Stinney, Jr. before his 1944 execution. (State of South Carolina)
The 1944 railroading of a 14-year-old boy and his exoneration 70 years later.
Michael Birnbaum and Karoun Demirjian
The Russian president tried to reassure his country despite a looming recession.
Experts say it will be increasingly difficult for Obama to win approval of his executive branch nominees.
Michelle Ye Hee Lee
FACT CHECKER | The Russian foreign minister calls Congress “a very special group of people.”
CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | Comedy Central’s blowhard was the perfect melding of satire and circumstance.
His emotional response shows why Obama’s move is good policy — and good politics.
Drew Harwell and Ellen Nakashima
Bowing to threats, Sony Pictures cancels the Christmas Day release of “The Interview.”
POSTEVERYTHING | The Sony e-mail hack revealed even rich and famous women are devalued.
WONKBLOG | A study suggests that U.S. children will more likely imitate their parents’ lifestyle in the future.
Here’s a cheat sheet to shipping deadlines and other details to ensure presents arrive on time.
Can I buy Cuban cigars now?
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Why gas will stay cheap
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Fantasy Minute: Brown still strong in final week
Former NFL player fights ALS
Liftoff & Letdown: Breaking social cycles
Dorie Greenspan makes bubble eclairs
Liftoff & Letdown: Getting by, making less
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THE FIX | The fear factor.
Some worry that Hindu nationalists are becoming bolder under Modi’s government.
Her letter to the White House comes on the heels of her break with the president on the recent budget deal.
Prosecutors have more advantages than you’d believe.
Shutting down the Artisphere would save $2.5 million a year, according to the county manager.
NATIONALS JOURNAL | ANALYSIS | This deal, in which the Nats will give up Steven Souza Jr., displays the team’s strengths.
You weren’t expecting a cable-ready resolution, were you?
A literary thriller set in the rarefied world of book collectors pays homage to an Agatha Christie whodunit.
Sorry, Kim Kardashian. With the Classic, BlackBerry shows it’s happy to safe, solid and a little bit boring.
ON LEADERSHIP | For cigar aficionados around the country, the warming of US-Cuba relations might best be celebrated beside the smoky glow of a Cohiba.
FEDERAL EYE | Snow days will no longer count as excused absences for federal employees with scheduled paid time off for those dates.
Benny L. Kass
Rule is meant to protect board members from being sued because a homeowner is upset.
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