Obama, Hagel agreed it was time for new leadership, a senior defense official says

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted his resignation Monday, bowing to pressure from the White House to step down after less than two years in the job in what could portend a broader shakeup among President Obama’s national security team.

Hagel testifies before a Senate committee in June 2013.

    Robert Griffin III after a sack. (Ricky Carioti/Post)

    • Robert Griffin III after a sack.
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    • Robert Griffin III fumbles.
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    • Carlos Hyde scores a touchdown.
    • (John McDonnell/Post)
    • Phillip Thomas, left, scoops up a fumble.
    • (John McDonnell/Post)
    • Bashaud Breeland breaks up a pass.
    • (Ricky Carioti/Post)
    • Alfred Morris scores the only touchdown.
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    • Alfred Morris stretches for yardage.
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    • 49ers' Anquan Boldin makes a touchdown.
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    RGIII’s time appears to be running out

    COLUMN | After another subpar performance, Washington must ask how much longer it can wait for its quarterback to develop.

    High court tests free speech limits on Facebook

    In a groundbreaking case, the Supreme Court will consider whether an estranged husband’s Facebook postings constituted a “true threat” against his wife.

    As Russian planes move in, Finland weighs joining NATO

    The incidents are part of a pattern of aggressive Russian behavior that has radiated across Europe.

    Iran nuclear talks to be extended through June

    The U.S. and five other countries were unable to reach a comprehensive agreement with Iran on Monday.

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    Cosby in 1982. (AP)

    Cosby in 1982. (AP)

    Alleged Cosby 'fixer' comes out of the shadows

    He describes disbursing payments to women as part of “coverup.”

    Cleveland police kill 12-year-old boy after BB gun mistaken for real firearm

    Cleveland police kill 12-year-old boy after BB gun mistaken for real firearm

    Police said the officer ordered the boy to raise his hands, but he reached for the BB gun.

    Major East Coast storm could bring snow to D.C. region Wednesday

    Major East Coast storm could bring snow to D.C. region Wednesday

    WEATHER GANG | Thanksgiving travel may get tricky with a possibility of snow lasting into Thursday.

    As Ferguson braces for unrest, churches prepare to offer sanctuary

    As Ferguson braces for unrest, churches prepare to offer sanctuary

    A grand jury in the shooting of Michael Brown is expected to reconvene today.

    Former mayor’s death stuns D.C.,
    the city he personified

    Former mayor’s death stuns D.C., <br>the city he personified

    While Marion Barry Jr. had suffered health problems, news of his death shocked D.C., where he reigned.

    Free money? Try credit with a catch.

    Free money? Try credit with a catch.

    COLUMN | “Zero percent interest” programs can snare consumers — and if you get caught, it’s expensive.

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    Cosby accusers detail alleged
    sex assaults

    In new interviews, several women who have accused the cultural icon speak about alleged incidents from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

    Entertainer Bill Cosby gestures during an interview on Nov. 6, 2014.

    Politics

    The 9 most fascinating numbers from the Election Day national exit polls

    The 9 most fascinating numbers from the Election Day national exit polls

    THE FIX | While only 36 percent of voters cast ballots, the raw data offer clues on the state of the electorate.

    World

    Tensions at Jerusalem holy site threaten ties

    Tensions at Jerusalem holy site threaten ties

    The rising animosity over a sacred mosque could help undermine efforts to fight Islamic extremists.

    Local

    Sen. Warner has a spring in his step despite barely beating his challenger

    Sen. Warner has a spring in his step despite barely beating his challenger

    Although Democrats lost control of the Senate, the Virginian sees opportunities to pass legislation.

    Sports

    As losses mount, Robert Griffin III vows not to quit

    As losses mount, Robert Griffin III vows not to quit

    REDSKINS BLOG | Washington’s quarterback voices resolute faith in Jay Gruden’s system and his own ability to improve.

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