Turkey shores up border to stem flow of jihadists

The Turkish government has vowed to join the fight against ISIS and is taking a harsher stance along its porous border with Syria, a home base to militants.

As GOP sets debate stage, party faces its own questions

THE TAKE | The crowded field needs a dose of reality: How can Republicans win votes in 2016 even as core conservatives stop identifying with party values?

Charles Schulz answered a fan in 1968. (Schulz Museum)

COMIC RIFFS | A teacher asked Charles Schulz to use his platform to react to MLK’s murder. He responded by integrating the comics.

Sanders endorsed by environmental group that sees Clinton ‘equivocating’

Sanders endorsed by environmental group that sees Clinton ‘equivocating’

Friends of the Earth cited the Vermont senator’s position on the Keystone XL pipeline in its decision.

Top Clinton aide was allegedly overpaid during State Dept. tenure

Top Clinton aide was allegedly overpaid during State Dept. tenure

Investigators say Huma Abedin, who is contesting the finding, received almost $10,000 while on leave.

Cecil the lion’s killer may have trouble avoiding extradition, experts say

Cecil the lion’s killer may have trouble avoiding extradition, experts say

A representative of Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who killed the “local favorite,” is talking to officials.

The nesting doll of border disputes resolved between India, Bangladesh

The nesting doll of border disputes resolved between India, Bangladesh

WORLDVIEWS | 50,000 people in scores of enclaves were surrounded on all sides by another country.

Local

Judge upholds 6½-year sentence for D.C. rabbi

Judge upholds 6<span>½</span>-year sentence for D.C. rabbi

Rabbi Barry Freundel’s term stands, with the judge saying he violated the trust of 52 people.

Sports

Bryce Harper ejected in 11th inning of a crucial game for arguing a called strike three

Bryce Harper ejected in 11th inning of a crucial game for arguing a called strike three

NATIONALS JOURNAL | “I’m sticking up for my team and myself at the same time. He was bad all night. I didn’t get up the next inning so nothing hurt.“

Technology

Scientists tested 30 Apple iPhone fitness apps for the quality of their workouts. Guess how many passed?

Scientists tested 30 Apple iPhone fitness apps for the quality of their workouts. Guess how many passed?

Researchers compared what the apps do against American College of Sports Medicine guidelines for physical activity.

Business

Excited about a raise? Don’t be.

Excited about a raise? Don’t be.

WONKBLOG | It might be awhile before the Federal Reserve raises rates after it turned out incomes aren’t rising after all.

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