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Drug trafficking twins receive reduced sentences

A federal judge sentenced twin brothers Pedro and Margarito Flores to 14 years in prison each for running a nearly $2 billion North American drug ring. Their sentences was sharply reduced as a reward for becoming government informants.

Fidel Castro breaks silence on U.S.-Cuba relations

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro ended his long silence over his country's decision to restore diplomatic ties with the United States, writing that he backs the negotiations even though he distrusts U.S. politics.

Erdogan: Celebrations in Kobane may be premature

As Kurdish fighters celebrate recapturing the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State fighters, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan asks what's next?

De Blasio defends city’s precautions for snowstorm

A howling blizzard heaped less snow on New York City that forecasters expected, leaving politicians defending their near-total shutdown on travel.

Gov. Baker: Get off the road to clean your windshield

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) said the winter storm failed to live up to predictions in some areas, but much of the state would likely be spending the day snowed in, as a winter storm continues to pound the state.

Boehner: House 'had a right' to invite Netanyahu

During a news conference Tuesday, Speaker of the House John Boehner addressed "stumbles" Republican lawmakers have run into so far in 2015 and objections to his invitation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress.

Palin slams 'big' government at Iowa Freedom Summit

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin (R) delivers remarks at the Iowa Freedom Summit.

N.Y. travel ban lifted, subways to start rolling

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) told members of the media today that his administration was lifting the state’s travel ban, but warned, “If you don’t have to travel today, you really don’t want to be traveling today.”

Big blizzard falls short of forecasts

Snowfall in the Northeast is heavy Tuesday morning, but accumulation is stacking up to be less than predicted in many places.

Kurds celebrate win in Kobane

Kurdish forces have pushed the Islamic State out of Kobane after a four-month battle, but the Islamic State still controls surrounding areas.

Securing the Super Bowl XLIX from all angles

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is set to play a key role in security at Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona, providing high-tech X-ray, radiation detection equipment and securing the skies above the stadium in the event of a terrorist attack.

Iraq's Sunni recruits say they're outgunned by Islamic State

New Sunni military recruits in Iraq’s Anbar province say they lack the weapons and armor to confront Islamic State fighters, but are making the best of what they have.

Life on the brink of foreclosure

In the richest black neighborhood in America, people are still reeling from the economic crisis. In hopes of holding onto their home, the Boateng family has been living in limbo with rising debt and a constant threat of foreclosure.

De Blasio: Likley to be one of the largest blizzards to hit NYC

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio issued winter weather state of emergency and a a travel ban, beginning at 11 p.m., on Monday as residents prepare to be hit with a record amount of snow and blizzard conditions.

N.Y. declares state of emergency ahead of storm

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned that conditions during the snowstorm will be "dangerous and difficult" and declared a state of emergency for New York City and suburban areas to the north and east.

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Behind the circumcision ritual

Behind the circumcision ritual

Adults attending conversion classes at Sixth and I synagogue learn about the traditions behind the ancient Jewish practice of circumcision.

Google Chromecast at The Washington Post: How you can watch

Google Chromecast at The Washington Post: How you can watch

PostTV has incorporated technology that allows you to play any of our videos on your TV set through the popular Chromecast device. That means you can watch videos and news shows from The Washington Post and control the playback right from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Property rights and the pipeline

South Dakota rancher John Harter tried to stop TransCanada from securing the right of eminent domain over his land where they want to put part of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, but Harter recently lost his battle in court.

Brazil swept up by new energy source

Brazil swept up by new energy source

In Northeastern Brazil, energy companies are erecting wind farms to capitalize on the constant winds that have challenged farming families for generations.

Making the most out of your museum visit

Making the most out of your museum visit

The Post's Anne Midgette shares five tips for how to get the most out of your visit to a museum.

Obama slams GOP: 'Do your job'

Obama slams GOP: 'Do your job'

A mashup of highlights from the president's speech on the government shutdown at M. Luis Construction company in Rockville, Md. Thursday.