With limits lifted on political gifts, wallets open up

EXCLUSIVE | More than 300 wealthy donors — most favoring GOP candidates — have already exceeded the previous $123,200 cap on total contributions.

Nude celebrity photos leak, fueling privacy worries

As racy photos of Hollywood stars circulate online, security experts ask how hack-proof “cloud” sites truly are.

French soldiers with a Harfang drone in Niger. (AFP/Getty)

In the Sahara, more Pentagon drones

The expansion highlights growing U.S. counterterrorism coordination with France to track militants in destabilized Africa.

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Jennifer Lawrence. (AFP/Getty)

Jennifer Lawrence. (AFP/Getty)

The 'shock post' site that hosted the Jennifer Lawrence photos

With complete anonymity, “4chan” users operate beyond the norms of decency.

Russia says it will review its military strategy in face of NATO plans

Russia says it will review its military strategy in face of NATO plans

NATO is expected to endorse the creation of a military force that can deploy quickly to Eastern Europe.

Pakistan’s prime minister clings
to power as protests intensify

Pakistan’s prime minister clings <br> to power as protests intensify<br>

Nawaz Sharif is trying to navigate Pakistan’s worse political crisis in more than a decade.

McDONNELL TRIAL 

Broken marriage or fake estrangement? The jury will decide.

Broken marriage or fake estrangement? The jury will decide.<br>

The McDonnells’ professed discord contradicts the family image the ex-Va. governor projected in office.

Politics

8 questions — and answers — about the midterm elections

8 questions — and answers — about the midterm elections

With just nine weeks to go, key strategists weigh in on where things stand, and where they could go.

Local

An all-too-familiar ritual: A ride home from a teen friend ends in a fatal crash

An all-too-familiar ritual: A ride home from a teen friend ends in a fatal crash<br>

After a 15-year-old died in a wreck that also injured two other teens, family and friends mourn in Olney.

Sports

Nats club their way past Dodgers

Nats club their way past Dodgers

The Nationals hit four more home runs as their power surge continued in a 6-4 win against Los Angeles.

Arts

Maroon 5 and Counting Crows: Peak cheese and sincerity

Maroon 5 and Counting Crows: Peak cheese and sincerity

New releases from popular artists showcase everything fans might love or detractors detest about the groups.

Business

Tarnished by the Enron scandal, can this brand be saved?

Tarnished by the Enron scandal, can this brand be saved?

Executives at the tax giant you’ve never heard of want the Arthur Andersen name back. Is that crazy?

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