For U.S. in Iraq, an arms-length alliance with Iran

With a shared enemy in the Islamic State, the U.S. has accepted the uncomfortable reality and risk of dramatically increased Iranian military involvement and battle-hardened, Tehran-backed militias.

    North Korea calls Obama ‘monkey’ in hack dispute

    The regime uses a racial slur while blaming the U.S. for an Internet outage and the release of “The Interview.”

    Cari Tuna and her husband plan to give away most of their wealth. (Post)

    They made a fortune in Silicon Valley. Now they’re giving most of it away.

    Cari Tuna and Dustin Moskovitz, who co-founded Facebook, are the vanguard of young philanthropists hoping to make an impact far beyond their own communities and experiences.

      At NYPD funeral, police pay their respects, show their frustrations

      At NYPD funeral, police pay their respects, show their frustrations

      The service for Rafael Ramos was part solemn memorial and, for some, part counterprotest.

      Divide over police and justice system isn’t just racial — it’s partisan, too

      Divide over police and justice system isn’t just racial — it’s partisan, too

      The differences are stark between blacks and whites, but a split also emerges depending on ideology.

      Increased spotlight magnifies Redskins’ persistent problems

      Increased spotlight magnifies Redskins’ persistent problems

      Small issues often become big ones on a team whose only recent stability has been in last place.

      Facebook’s ‘Year in Review’ swings from merely annoying to tragic

      Facebook’s ‘Year in Review’ swings from merely annoying to tragic

      THE SWITCH | The app’s algorithms can resurface painful memories for some users.

      Local

      Safety office: D.C. transportation officials misled on streetcar system

      Safety office: D.C. transportation officials misled on streetcar system

      District agencies have continued to argue as the transit line’s target opening date nears.

      Sports

      Virginia Tech rolls to Military Bowl victory

      Virginia Tech rolls to Military Bowl victory

      Virginia Tech beats Cincinnati to clinch its 22nd consecutive winning season.

      Business

      Want to reduce teen pregnancy and abortion? Start with long-term birth control.

      Want to reduce teen pregnancy and abortion? Start with long-term birth control.

      WONKBLOG | When cost isn’t a factor, teens are much more likely to choose the most effective contraceptive methods.

      Federal Government

      2015 will be a year for second chances

      2015 will be a year for second chances

      RIGHT TURN | Pols, parties and even justices will have opportunities for precious do-overs in the coming year.

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