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Adam Goldman and Julie Tate
At least four hostages held by the militants, including the U.S. journalist who was executed, were allegedly waterboarded early in their captivity.
He’s asked the Pentagon for options as he recruits partner countries to help respond to the militants in Iraq and Syria.
An image of what NATO says are Russian units inside Ukraine. (DigitalGlobe)
Annie Gowen and Anne Gearan
Ukrainian military says Putin’s call for “humanitarian corridor” is further evidence that separatists are controlled by the Kremlin.
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Ukraine says these are captured Russian paratroopers. (AFP)
What does Russia tell the mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine? As little as possible.
Opponents of the Louisiana senator say she primarily lives in a $2.5 million brick home in D.C.
Sandhya Somashekhar and Mark Berman
An accidental Uzi death at the hands of a 9-year-old renews debate on how young is too young for firearms.
THE FIX | While Obama talked about Ukraine and the Islamic State, Twitter freaked out about his attire.
Matt Zapotosky, Rosalind S. Helderman and Mary Pat Flaherty
The judge’s instructions to jurors, including the definition of an “official” act, could shape deliberations.
Some questions on the Islamic State for President Obama and Congress.
President Obama and the West need to ramp up their response.
Three contenders with contrasting styles stood out in the crowded backfield competition.
Even if you’re not yet planning to sell, these ideas will help you enjoy your space — now.
'Summer camp for book nerds'
Starters to sit in Redskins' preseason finale
Fantasy football: RGIII on the decline
The driverless car comes to Washington
What is the ceiling for the Terps in the Big Ten?
Meet the U.S. drug czar, himself in a recovery program
Should Gruden play starters against Tampa Bay?
How concerning is Redskins' lack of offensive production?
Big night for 'Breaking Bad,' and other top Emmy moments
Searching for the ‘perfect hog’ at W.Va. State Fair
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THE TAKE | The Texas governor who crashed and burned in 2012 “seems much more confident.”
The missions always come with risks.
More than 2 million people have watched Todd’s “ice bucket fail” video and posted their RIPs. But Todd is ... alive and well, thanks.
Naomi Shihab Nye
A strange symmetry unites the two places, now more than ever.
The pilot, who was with the Mass. National Guard, was on his way to a base in the New Orleans area.
Mariners and Dodgers, led by Felix Hernanez and Clayton Kershaw, are among the best teams in baseball.
The 81-year-old comedian was undergoing a procedure at a clinic when she stopped breathing and was taken to the hospital.
The master of the American crime novel will have his work collected in three volumes.
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Most workers saw pay decline over the past year. And the only workers breaking even since before recession are those with college degrees.
A system to keep guns from the mentally ill doesn’t always get the information it needs
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