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    WASHINGTON - APRIL 7:  Office of Iraq Reconstruction Coordinator, Robin Raphel testifes during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on Capitol Hill, April 7, 2004 in Washington, DC. The hearing focused on a review of the United Nations oil for food program.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    Who is Robin Raphel, Pakistan expert under investigation?

    State Department veteran’s career took her around the world. Now it has her caught up in a federal probe.

    Magazine

    SILVER SPRING, MD -- SEPTEMBER 12: Martine Rothblatt, CEO of United Therapies and former CEO of SiriusXM, is the highest paid CEO in the country. Rothblatt founded UT after her daughter was diagnosed with a rare lung disease. She is also transgender and married to the same woman for 32 years…. (photo by Andre Chung for The Washington Post) MAGAZINE

    A Washington lawyer unlike any you’ve ever met

    She founded SiriusXM, a religion and a biotech to save her daughter. Now she’s the top-paid female exec.

    Food

    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 21:
Blueberry Bonbon Scones are photographed Monday, November 21, 2011 in Washington, DC. 
Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

    Chat Leftovers: Where do I buy . . .?

    A frustrated baker looked everywhere for sanding sugar, but it was right there all along.

    Wellness

    SLUG: FD-COOKIES09 DATE: 11-18-2009 NEG#: 210780 PHOTOG: Jonathan Ernst/FTWP LOCATION: Studio  CAPTION: Hazelnut-Chocolate Chip Graham Cracker Cookies for the 2009 holiday cookie feature.  Freelance Photo imported to Merlin on  Mon Nov 23 06:49:01 2009

    Enjoy holiday treats without guilt

    Eating cookies is a way to take in the holiday spirit. Strike a healthful balance so you can enjoy them.

    Weddings & Romance

    Keith and Maya 12/14/14 Date Lab

    Date Lab: Well-worn luggage seeks home

    Two world travelers discover they are both at the nesting stage. And...?

    KidsPost

    The MIT cheetah-bot can run as fast as 10 miles per hour on uneven surfaces, like the grass of MIT's Killian Court lawn.

    A rescue robot modeled on nature’s best runners

    The “cheetah-bot” can run as fast as 13 miles per hour and jump over obstacles in its way.

    Advice

    Carolyn Hax: Husband’s malleable enthusiasm about family road trips

    He resists driving 5.5 hours with both kids to visit his wife’s siblings, but he’s raring to go when it’s his siblings.

    Reliable Source

    With Cuba policy change, more mojitos for D.C.

    Diplo-watchers expect a proper embassy for Cuba in Washington -- and more invites to the exclusive Hemingway bar.

    Travel

    A festively decorated Christmas tree standing in a farm's garden is slightly covered in snow near Unterjoch, southern Germany, on December 8, 2014.      AFP PHOTO / DPA / KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND +++ GERMANY OUTKARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND/AFP/Getty Images

    A (very) cool Yule: When .2 inches of the powder won’t do

    A family finds its longed-for white Christmas in New England.

    Travel coverage

    Home & Garden

    Photo for Adrian Higgins column for 12/18.

    Saving Dumbarton Oaks Park

    The long-neglected space was overgrown with invasives, but a group is slowly restoring native plants.

    Fashion

    American glamour, from Halston to the Kardashians

    It’s an ineffable, impossible to define magic, but three new fashion tomes make an attempt.

    Parenting

    Stop the play dates, stop the “teaching,” and no more time outs

    Stop time outs. Let your young child play. No more play dates. (Advice from Meghan Leahy)