Appeals court blocks Obama
on immigration

A federal judicial panel denied a request to lift an injunction on the president’s expanded deferred-deportation program for illegal immigrants, throwing into doubt whether the program will begin before the president leaves office.

IRS: Hackers stole personal info of 104,000 taxpayers

Considered likely to be sophisticated criminals, the hackers downloaded several years’ worth of tax returns and other information on file with the IRS.

Dan Yoichi works from a hammock in Kamiyama. (N. Hayashi for The Post)

In Japan, opting out of the daily grind

To combat declining populations, some rural Japanese towns are trying to convince young people weary of big-city life to trade in skyscrapers and noise pollution for cedar trees and singing birds.

In flood-ravaged Texas, families search rubble for those swept away

In flood-ravaged Texas, families search rubble for those swept away

Punishing storms left at least 10 dead in Texas and Oklahoma, and forced thousands from their homes.

How the first president of new-media age has chosen to reach the masses

How the first president of new-media age has chosen to reach the masses

The White House now has a digital-engagement staff outnumbering the last president’s entire press office.

Chinese military sets course to expand reach as ‘national interests’ grow

Chinese military sets course to expand reach as ‘national interests’ grow

China says it does not want confrontation but condemns U.S. "meddling" in the South China Sea.

Green Beret turned whistleblower faces Army criminal investigation

Green Beret turned whistleblower faces Army criminal investigation

Jason Amerine raised concerns to Congress about how the United States recovers hostages.

Post reporter’s ‘espionage’ trial adjourns; it’s unclear if it will resume

Post reporter’s ‘espionage’ trial adjourns; it’s unclear if it will resume

Jason Rezaian, The Post’s Tehran bureau chief, has been kept in detention for 10 months.

Politics

Obama on the defense again as another defense secretary speaks

Obama on the defense again as another defense secretary speaks

With his “will to fight” comments, Ashton Carter is just the latest of the president’s Pentagon chiefs to cause him headaches.

Local

Metro might not be able to get all the new state-of-the-art cars it wanted

Metro might not be able to get all the new state-of-the-art cars it wanted

Federal transit officials have yet to decide whether Metro can replace older subway cars with new ones.

Sports

Cubs walk off with a win as Desmond’s error dooms Nats in ninth, 3-2

Cubs walk off with a win as Desmond’s error dooms Nats in ninth, 3-2

Harper hits his 17th homer, but a baserunning mistake and defensive lapse in ninth prove costly.

Technology

Charter just bought Time Warner Cable. Here’s what customers can look forward to next.

Charter just bought Time Warner Cable. Here’s what customers can look forward to next.

WiFi calling and streaming video are two of the products Charter’s chief executive says the future might hold.

Business

25 cities to move to if you want good pay and good housing

25 cities to move to if you want good pay and good housing

WONKBLOG | These are the cities where you should move if you’re looking for a job.

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