Top-level exodus at DHS hinders security mission

High turnover among Homeland Security leaders is a result of what employees describe as a dysfunctional work environment, abysmal morale and the lure of private firms paying top dollar.

    White House security might spill into surrounding streets

    After an embarrassing breach, new Secret Service proposals include blocking sidewalks as well as screening visitors as far as a block away.

    A skirmish erupts after a hit by Chris Baker (92). (Jonathan Newton/Post)

    At least they’re showing some fight

    COLUMN | The Redskins’ recent history has been so demoralizing that a display of grit, even in a loss, is encouraging.

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    Muhsin al-Fadhli (State Dept.)

    Muhsin al-Fadhli (State Dept.)

    The elusive figure U.S. officials may fear as much as the Islamic State

    He heads an al-Qaeda offshoot called Khorasan and the U.S. has put a $7 million bounty on his head.

    Heirs to Rockefeller oil empire plan
    to divest charity’s fossil-fuel assets

    Heirs to Rockefeller oil empire plan <br>to divest charity’s fossil-fuel assets

    The Rockefeller Brothers Fund wants to make “a moral case, but also ... an economic case.”

    In heated campaigns, Republicans explore a move to the middle

    In heated campaigns, Republicans explore a move to the middle

    Some GOP candidates are embracing Democratic priorities to win over skeptical voters.

    These 12 governors’ races are the ones where a party upset is most likely

    These 12 governors’ races are the ones where a party upset is most likely

    THE FIX | Many incumbents are in real trouble in states where victory in November should amount to a layup.

    Missing U-Va. student’s father: ‘This
    is every parent’s worst nightmare’

    Missing U-Va. student’s father: ‘This <br>is every parent’s worst nightmare’

    Jesse Matthew, the man believed to be the last to see Hannah Graham, was charged with reckless driving.

    Tens of thousands of Russians attend march protesting Ukraine hostilities

    Tens of thousands of Russians attend march protesting Ukraine hostilities

    But the event seemed to draw as many curious observers as it did dedicated demonstrators.

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    Activists run, bike and boat 225 miles to show how disjointed Md. district is

    Activists run, bike and boat 225 miles to show how disjointed Md. district is

    Anti-gerrymandering protesters traveled along the 3rd District to advocate for an independent board.

    Sports

    Stephen Strasburg’s seven shutout innings overpower the Marlins

    Stephen Strasburg’s seven shutout innings overpower the Marlins

    The Nationals trimmed their magic number to clinch home-field advantage in the NL playoffs to four.

    Lifestyle

    My weekend with Oprah and trying to find the life I want

    My weekend with Oprah and trying to find the life I want

    Winfrey brought her life-improvement tour to Washington, and here's what happened.

    Arts

    Denied visas, Syrian refugees still get a platform

    Denied visas, Syrian refugees still get a platform

    An unusual gathering at Georgetown U. brings Syrian refugees to their audience by Skype.

    Federal Government

    Eligible for security clearance, but not on DOD’s payroll?

    FEDERAL DIARY | GAO finds that many contractors could obtain access to classified information but are not working.

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