GOP stopgap bill may calm DHS shutdown fears

After House Republicans held a private meeting Thursday, the looming shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security may be averted for three weeks.

How a Londoner became the face of Islamic State terror

How a Londoner became the face of Islamic State terror

A disturbingly familiar profile has emerged.

Sara Bahayi's message to women: Don’t rely on men. (A. Quilty for The Post)

A pioneer on a risky road: The life of Afghanistan’s first female taxi driver

Some conservative men condemn Sara Bahayi’s job. Her ailing mother fears she’ll be killed while trying to provide for 15 relatives.

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    Lupita Nyong'o at Academy Awards (EPA,Getty)

    Lupita Nyong'o at Academy Awards (EPA,Getty)

    Missing: One Oscar gown, 6,000 pearls, worth millions

    Lupita Nyong’o’s show-stopping gown of pearls has been reported stolen from her hotel room.

    Internet providers gear up for battle after bombshell FCC decision

    Internet providers gear up for battle after bombshell FCC decision

    Officials say the landmark vote will prevent companies from controlling what people see on the Web.

    Jeb Bush reaches out to conservatives ahead of visit to proverbial lion’s den

    Jeb Bush reaches out to conservatives ahead of visit to proverbial lion’s den

    Before his speech at CPAC, the 2016 hopeful aims to reassure the GOP base that he is one of them.

    Memo to Scott Walker: Wisconsin protesters are not the Islamic State

    Memo to Scott Walker: Wisconsin protesters are not the Islamic State

    THE FIX | The governor made a flawed comparison in a speech to conservative activists at CPAC.

    Palin’s claims about the suicides of some war veterans don’t hold up

    Palin’s claims about the suicides of some war veterans don’t hold up

    FACT CHECKER | During her CPAC speech, Palin uttered an unreliable veteran suicide statistic.

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    E-mails underscore tension between chief prosecutor, police in Fairfax

    E-mails underscore tension between chief prosecutor, police in Fairfax

    Frustrated by alleged stonewalling, the attorney asked the state police to investigate the death of John Geer.

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    Capitals approach an unprecedented feat of strength

    Capitals approach an unprecedented feat of strength

    Washington’s top four defensemen trying to get through an entire season without missing a game.

    Business

    Why IHOP and Denny’s are
    leading a roadside diner revival

    Why IHOP and Denny’s are <br> leading a roadside diner revival

    Low gas prices and an improving economy are helping pancake houses hit new sales highs.

    Federal Government

    Cutting IRS staff leads to cutting taxpayer services and collections

    Cutting IRS staff leads to cutting taxpayer services and collections

    FEDERAL DIARY | IRS officials tell Congress about stark reductions in taxpayer services because of staff and budget cuts.

    Real Estate

    Mortgage rates continue their ascent

    Mortgage rates continue their ascent

    The 30-year fixed-rate average rose for the third week in a row, climbing to 3.8 percent. It has risen 21 basis points in the past three weeks.

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