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The world's most effective HIV prevention drug hasn't lived up to its potential

(Joel Saget / AFP/Getty Images)

Truvada has been approved for people who have been exposed to the virus but are not yet infected.


Teaching civility: Two daring assignments

(Doug Kapustin / For The Washington Post)

A Towson teacher’s assignments: Take a stranger out to dinner. Commit deliberate acts of kindess for a week.


Unusual candidate Micah Edmond carries torch for GOP in Va. congressional race

(Bill O'Leary / The Washington Post)

Micah Edmond, a black Republican who converted to Judaism, hopes to fill Rep. James Moran’s seat.


An undocumented immigrant’s dream deferred

(Jahi Chikwendiu / The Washington Post)

Javier Flores hoped for a reprieve from President Obama, but he was deported before it came.


A company that profits as it pampers workers

(David Walter Banks / For The Washington Post)

Can a business that pampers its employees be profitable? It works for Patagonia.


Candy: The next battle in America’s health war?


It’s sweet. It should be a treat. And it could become a scourge as a nation tries to regulate what its increasingly plump citizens can eat.


Congressional Cemetery: A place for all souls

(Bonnie Jo Mount / Washington Post)

The cemetery invites neighbors to gather, learn, exervise and play (and walk their dogs, too).


Thousands of federal workers on extended paid leave

(Kevin Lamarque / Reuters)

More than 57,000 workers were on paid leave for at least a month while waiting to be punished for misbehavior or cleared and allowed to return to work.


Tally of federal probes of colleges on sexual violence grows 50 percent since May

The rapidly rising number of federal investigations poses challenges for the Obama administration.


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