Congress rolls back a post-9/11 spy program

The USA Freedom Act, which President Obama signed into law late Tuesday, will end the NSA’s bulk collection of phone data after a six-month transition period and retool other surveillance policies.

Obama’s trade deal splits his party along economic lines

The tension reflects mounting anxiety among Democrats over the nation’s widening income gap and a fear that the trade deal will produce a set of winners and losers among U.S. industries.

(Staff and wire photos)

The foundation woos the world’s most powerful to help the powerless, but the very things that made it work for Bill Clinton have proved troublesome for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

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Muckraking journalist Andrew Jennings. (Reuters)

Muckraking journalist Andrew Jennings. (Reuters)

How a curmudgeonly old reporter exposed the FIFA scandal

“These scum have stolen the peoples’ sport,” he says. “So, yes, it’s nice to see the fear on their faces.”

Interpol issues ‘red notices’ for
six people tied to FIFA scandal

Interpol issues ‘red notices’ for <br> six people tied to FIFA scandal

The move comes one day after FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced his retirement.

6.4 million may lose health subsidies if Supreme Court backs challengers

6.4 million may lose health subsidies if Supreme Court backs challengers

Many live in states like Florida and Texas, which are led by Republican officials who oppose Obamacare.

Falling behind in polls, Jeb Bush sharpens attacks on 2016 GOP rivals

Falling behind in polls, Jeb Bush sharpens attacks on 2016 GOP rivals

He mostly had avoided sparring with GOP contenders, but that strategy changed at a Fla. economic forum.

Politics

Can we please stop acting like campaign finance is a major voting issue?

Can we please stop acting like campaign finance is a major voting issue?

THE FIX | Outside of committed campaign finance reform advocates -- a single-digit percentage of the overall population -- getting big money out of politics simply isn’t a voting priority.

Local

Two dead in rowhouse fire near Dupont Circle in Northwest D.C.

Two dead in rowhouse fire near Dupont Circle in Northwest D.C.

The two-alarm fire broke out at a rowhouse around 2:30 a.m. Five others were injured.

Business

Air bags still use chemical some blame for defect

Air bags still use chemical some blame for defect

Vehicles getting repaired for deadly defects in the Takata safety devices may need to be fixed again.

Federal Government

Freshman congressman seeks pay raise, respect for federal employees

Freshman congressman seeks pay raise, respect for federal employees

FEDERAL EYE | Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), who comes from a long line to federal employees, now wants to boost their pay and provide them paid parental leave.

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