New U.S. plan: ‘Leaner, meaner’ Iraqi force

After learning hard lessons rebuilding foreign militaries over the past dozen years, the strategy is to train a vanguard element within the larger army to take the offensive against Islamic State militants.

Dulles in trouble as traffic shifts to Reagan National

Sometime next year, more fliers will travel through Reagan than Dulles — an airport 14 times its neighbor’s size.

Capitol Hill police officers inspect the scene after Miriam Carey was killed. (AP)

Did Miriam Carey have to die?

She drove to D.C. from Connecticut with her baby daughter in the back seat. A U-turn at a White House checkpoint led to her being killed — and left a slew of unanswered questions.

    It’s Black Friday, but the deals have been around for quite a while now

    It’s Black Friday, but the deals have been around for quite a while now

    Retailers now spread the deals out for weeks instead of just focusing their efforts on the one day sale.

    Russian warships ships anchor alongside the coast of France

    Russian warships ships anchor alongside the coast of France

    NATO said it was tracking the four ships as they passed through the English Channel.

    Immigrants are out of the shadows
    and at home legally — for now

    Immigrants are out of the shadows <br> and at home legally — for now

    Obama has touched off a new battle. What happens after he leaves?

    Ex-players describe loose practices with painkillers by NFL trainers

    Ex-players describe loose practices with painkillers by NFL trainers

    “I was never told ‘No,’” a former lineman said of the drugs. “I could get ’em from whomever.”

    Local

    Prince George’s schools under fire over data leak

    Prince George’s schools under fire over data leak

    More than 10,000 workers’ names, Social Security numbers and birth dates were compromised.

    Sports

    The young Wizards of Inglewood

    The young Wizards of Inglewood

    Twenty-five years before teaming up in Washington, Paul Pierce and Andre Miller dominated a YMCA league.

    Business

    Deal hunters fill big-box stores on Turkey Day

    Deal hunters fill big-box stores on Turkey Day

    This holiday season is poised to give retailers more reason for Christmas cheer than the holiday seasons of the recent past.

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