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Obama tells Cabinet: ‘Go after’ inequality

President Barack Obama outlined goals for the remainder of his third term at a Cabinet meeting Thursday and welcomed his new attorney general and defense secretary.

NYPD searching for suspect in D.C. quadruple homicide

Investigators believe Daron Dylon Wint, a suspect in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper, is in the Brooklyn area of New York City.

Obama to Cabinet: ‘Our work is paying off’

President Obama encouraged his Cabinet to build on the progress it has made in growing the nation’s economy and the expansion of health care coverage on Thursday. He also praised senators from both parties for helping advance trade legislation.

Ireland set to vote on gay marriage

Voters in Ireland will decide Friday whether to approve a constitutional amendment that paves the way for legalized gay marriage, a measure widely supported in opinion polls and by the country's prime minister.

Islamic State seizes Palmyra in Syrian advance

The Islamic State says it has taken full control Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Syria, just days after capturing Ramadi, a provincial capital in Iraq.

Sen. Graham paints bleak picture of Middle East

At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, a panel including retired Gen. John Keane, former vice chief of staff of the Army, told Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) that the U.S. needs a better strategy to fight Islamic State militants.

Islamic State seizes parts of Syria's ancient Palmyra city

A video purports to show smoke rising over the Syrian city of Palmyra amid reports that Islamic State fighters have seized around a third of the historic city that is home to ancient ruins that date back some 2000 years.

Sen. Rand Paul 'filibusters' against Patriot Act

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took to the floor Wednesday afternoon to "filibuster" the renewal of the Patriot Act. Paul claims it gives government too much access to citizens’ private cell phone records.

Obama links climate change to American security

Here are key moments from President Obama's commencement address to the Coast Guard Academy class of 2015, in which he told the graduates climate change would affect "everything that you do in your careers."

Rep. Bass: Police issues for blacks not just in 'ghettos'

A House Judiciary committee hearing on new police standards turned racial, spurring a discussion on black-on-black crime and the use of the word "ghetto" for African American communities. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) says police issues reach far beyond "ghettos."

Obama applauds first African American woman to enlist in Coast Guard

As part of his commencement address to the Coast Guard Academy class of 2015, President Obama recognized 100-year-old Olivia Hooker, who lived through a racial attack in 1921 and became the first African American woman to enlist in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Chris Christie calls for renewal of Patriot Act

During a speech in New Hampshire, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) talked about not immediately knowing where his wife was for much of the day on Sept. 11, 2001. He said Americans are becoming "complacent" about national security.

Sanders proposes free tuition at public colleges

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced legislation to eliminate undergraduate tuition fees. The presidential candidate said the federal government should pay for the initiative by imposing a tax on Wall Street.

Michelle Obama's #GimmeFive workout

Michelle Obama tweeted a video of her workout as part of her #GimmeFive campaign to encourage healthy activity.

Dept. of Justice announces penalties against banking 'cartel'

Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that a number of banks will pay massive penalties for colluding to manipulate global markets in a crime that Lynch said displayed "breath-taking flagrancy."

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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.