Congress passes 1-week extension for DHS funding

President Obama signed the measure just before the midnight deadline. It marked the end of a whirlwind day of talks and a stinging defeat for the House GOP.

O’Reilly says he saw conflicts firsthand. Is that true?

The Fox pundit’s claims of reporting from hot spots continue to raise questions, but he and the network stand firm.

Flowers are left where Boris Nemtsov was fatally shot. (Reuters)

The assassination of one of Vladimir Putin’s harshest critics leaves Boris Nemtsov’s allies expressing fears for their own lives.

At least 6 Republican states revisit their stance of resisting Obamacare

At least 6 Republican states revisit their stance of resisting Obamacare

They fret over a possible court decision that would revoke subsidies for millions of Americans.

Nuclear deal with Iran gets closer as Netanyahu comes to Washington

Nuclear deal with Iran gets closer as Netanyahu comes to Washington

While the Israeli leader addresses Congress, Secretary of State John Kerry will be in negotiations.

Their parents wanted a house and
a car. Millennials have other needs.

Their parents wanted a house and <br>a car. Millennials have other needs.

WONKBLOG | 8 charts show what a younger generation values, which includes healthy living.

Rand Paul wows CPAC crowd as
Jeb Bush faces mix of cheers, boos

Rand Paul wows CPAC crowd as <br>Jeb Bush faces mix of cheers, boos

Despite some heckling, Bush pressed his view that Republicans “have to start being for things again.”

‘Good teachers are starting to leave’

‘Good teachers are starting to leave’

ANSWER SHEET | A Georgia educator makes the case for needing more instructional time.

Local

Schools face new challenges as poverty grows in inner suburbs

Schools face new challenges as poverty grows in inner suburbs

Suburbs closest to their cities face a rising number of poor kids with more needs than affluent peers.

Sports

Wizards fall to lowly 76ers for sixth straight loss

Wizards fall to lowly 76ers for sixth straight loss

Washington’s free fall continues with 89-81 loss to 76ers, the Wizards’ 11th loss in their past 13 games.

Technology

Language barriers

Language barriers

We leave a trail of linguistic fingerprints, but as potential evidence to a crime, is it reliable?

Business

Inside one of the most intense, and unusual, Pentagon contracting wars

Inside one of the most intense, and unusual, Pentagon contracting wars

Falls Church-based General Dynamics lobbies for at least part of a contract that it didn’t bid on.

Federal Government

Pot’s legal in D.C., but not for feds

Pot’s legal in D.C., but not for feds

FEDERAL EYE | A Reagan-era executive order requires all U.S. government workers to be drug free.

Real Estate

Art deco duplex in Brightwood for $599,000

Art deco duplex in Brightwood for $599,000

Described in a 1935 article as “homes ahead of their times,” this semi-detached duplex in the Brightwood neighborhood was revolutionary in that era.

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