Islamic State failing to deliver promised ‘state’

Across the group’s territory in Iraq and Syria, a breakdown of services and deteriorating living conditions call into question its ability to govern and the sustainability of its ambition.

    Female veterans fight VA
    in ‘the second battle’

    Thousands have struggled to receive treatment and compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder caused by sexual trauma.

    Ukrainian Jewish immigrants arrive near Tel Aviv, Israel. (Oded Balilty/AP)

    Fleeing Ukraine’s civil war for Israel

    The Israeli government and a Christian-Jewish charity have resettled thousands of Jews trying to escape the fighting between nationalists and separatists along the Russian border.

      Ahead of 2016, Clinton tries to woo
      the Democratic Party’s liberal base

      Ahead of 2016, Clinton tries to woo <br>the Democratic Party’s liberal base

      She has aligned herself with populist issues and with Obama to tamp down a challenge from the left.

      Moviegoers flock to theaters
      showing ‘The Interview’

      Moviegoers flock to theaters <br>showing ‘The Interview’

      Patrons changed their Christmas plans to see the comedy nearly yanked from the silver screen.

      Considering divorce? Is your spouse worth more? Better move to London.

      Considering divorce? Is your spouse worth more? Better move to London.

      High-profile break-ups and record settlements have made the city a magnet for non-breadwinners.

      World leader under fire for golfing in Hawaii. (No, this time it’s not Obama.)

      World leader under fire for golfing in Hawaii. (No, this time it’s not Obama.)

      The Malaysian prime minister is facing public criticism after hitting the links with the president.

      First he built the Au Bon Pain empire.
      Then he made Panera omnipresent.

      First he built the Au Bon Pain empire. <br>Then he made Panera omnipresent.

      WHEN WE WERE SMALL | How Ron Shaich turned the fast-casual cafe in a billion-dollar business.

      Local

      D.C. Jewish-Muslim Christmas service event takes an unexpected turn

      D.C. Jewish-Muslim Christmas service event takes an unexpected turn

      An interfaith gathering turned out to be nearly all one faith, but the charitable mission was fulfilled.

      Sports

      John Wall leads Wizards’ crusade
      over the Knicks after on-court fight

      John Wall leads Wizards’ crusade <br>over the Knicks after on-court fight

      A late flagrant foul by Quincy Acy ignited a skirmish, forcing the pair to be separated and Acy’s ejection.

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