Obama drops bid to end tax break on 529 accounts

The administration retreated after a strong backlash to the proposal, which would have curtailed a major tax benefit of the popular college savings accounts.

    Apple crushes predictions: 74.5 million iPhones sold

    Apple crushes predictions: 74.5 million iPhones sold

    How did the company manage to sell so many phones in the last quarter of 2014?

    Keri Russell stars as a Russian spy masquerading as an American mom. (FX)

    TV’s best show is back and serving
    up the Cold War perfectly chilled

    REVIEW | “The Americans” pairs high-anxiety espionage with tense and poignant drama about a family eroding from within.

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      Brandon Vandenburg, left, and Corey Batey. (AP)

      Brandon Vandenburg, left, and Corey Batey. (AP)

      Ex-Vanderbilt football players convicted of dorm-room rape

      The victim remembered nothing. But a player took pictures and sent them to friends.

      Nobel physics laureate whose work paved way for the laser dies at 99

      Nobel physics laureate whose work  paved way for the laser dies at 99

      Charles H. Townes made a habit of changing jobs because he was always searching for new puzzles.

      Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

      Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

      WORLDVIEWS | In that country, the simple act of not covering your head can be political, intentionally or not.

      U-Va. sorority sisters ordered to stay home while fraternity brothers party

      U-Va. sorority sisters ordered to stay home while fraternity brothers party

      The edict “perpetuates the idea that women are inferior, sexual objects,” a petition opposing it says.

      Researchers push for data-sharing, greater transparency in experiments

      Researchers push for data-sharing, greater transparency in experiments

      The scientific community is confronting a pernicious issue: experiments that can’t be replicated.

      Deflategate . . . or Ballghazi:
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      Deflategate<span> . . .</span> or Ballghazi: <br> What to call a scandal?

      While “-gate” still dominates the media controversy industry, “-ghazi” has hung around.

      Facebook censors Muhammad images despite CEO’s ‘Je suis Charlie’ post

      Facebook censors Muhammad images despite CEO’s ‘Je suis Charlie’ post<br>

      THE INTERSECT | Incident shows how hard it is to preach free speech as an international social network.

      5 ways that 3D-printed food will change the way we ‘cook’ and eat

      5 ways that 3D-printed food will change the way we ‘cook’ and eat

      Consumers can’t just go out and buy a 3D printer to make dinner tonight, but change is on the way.

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      She’s dead, but she’s still the key witness in her ex-fiance’s rape trial

      In testimony given days before she committed suicide, the Fairfax County woman said she was beaten, choked, raped and bound.

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      Capitals’ losing streak grows to 4 games

      Capitals’ losing streak grows to 4 games

      Blue Jackets keep Washington on the ropes with 4-3 win, extending the team’s struggles from before the all-star break.

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