Retired Israeli veterans warn against speech

Almost 200 former generals and top security officials said that Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress could undermine ties between Israel and the U.S., and could actually help Iran.

Thousands march to remember slain Putin critic

Russians rallied at the spot near the Kremlin where Boris Nemtsov was shot. Few felt any optimism for change.

Is the dog yellow or blue? Background changes perception. (Brainden.com)

It’s not just ‘the dress’: 12 optical illusions show how color tricks the eye

WONKBLOG | Amid a raging debate over a dress’s color, these fascinating illusions demonstrate how the mind can be fooled.

Icy travel conditions will continue as another wintry mix wallops D.C. area

Icy travel conditions will continue as another wintry mix wallops D.C. area

WEATHER GANG | A winter storm warning is in effect. Sleet and snow have turned to freezing rain.

Jeb Bush hopes his record in Florida will erase the doubts of conservatives

Jeb Bush hopes his record in Florida will erase the doubts of conservatives

Eyeing a 2016 run, the former governor is trying to convince the right that he’s one of them.

‘Tactics’ blamed for DHS funding impasse, House GOP leaders say

‘Tactics’ blamed for DHS funding impasse, House GOP leaders say

The defeat of a House DHS bill is not a sign of a more profound rift between GOP factions, they insist.

GOP infighting in Va. may harm the party’s White House bid in 2016

GOP infighting in Va. may harm the party’s White House bid in 2016

A rift between centrist conservatives and tea party activists is alarming prominent national Republicans.

Syrian rebel group that got U.S. missiles dissolves after major defeat

Syrian rebel group that got U.S. missiles dissolves after major defeat

The collapse of Harakat Hazm further complicates efforts to counter the rise of extremism in Syria.

Politics

At donor summit, GOP 2016 hopefuls talk foreign policy and fiscal issues

At donor summit, GOP 2016 hopefuls talk foreign policy and fiscal issues

Walker calls Reagan’s breakup of an air traffic controller strike “the most significant foreign policy decision” of his lifetime.

Local

‘Mommy was in an accident’: A family tries to heal after a fatal tragedy

‘Mommy was in an accident’: A family tries to heal after a fatal tragedy

A grisly crash one year ago outside of an Arlington school left three children without their supermom.

Sports

Wizards hang on, snap skid

Wizards hang on, snap skid

Bradley Beal, Paul Pierce return as Washington blows 21-point lead before rallying late to beat Detroit, 99-95, and halt six-game slide.

Business

Northrop employee reads tea leaves, sees millions, in Keurig coffee machine

Northrop employee reads tea leaves, sees millions, in Keurig coffee machine

VALUE ADDED | Northern Virginia entrepreneur leaves 100k job tending satellites for dream;

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