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Oregon gay marriage ban goes to court

State attorneys made no comments in favor of Oregon's voter approved ban on same sex marriage as lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples urged a federal judge to strike it down.

Obama visits Meiji Shrine in Tokyo

President Obama continued his state visit by touring the Meiji Shrine with U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy.

Obama reaffirms Japan commitment

During the first days of his Asia trip, President Obama told Japanese leaders that Washington is committed to their country’s defense, including islands disputed with China.

Obama encourages Japanese student-scientists

President Obama spoke with student innovators in Japan and urged them to take part in increased opportunities for student exchanges with the U.S.

Obama kicks around soccer ball with Japanese robot

President Obama briefly played soccer with a robot during his visit to Japan on Thursday. The president has been emphasizing technology along with security concerns during his visit.

Obama: More sanctions against Russia possible

President Obama, on his state visit to Japan, urged China and Russia to uphold standards of international law. He specifically criticized Russia over recent developments in Ukraine.

'Asia pivot' paradox: Obama, Japan, S. Korea and China

President Obama is in Asia for a four-country tour to promote commerce and trade as part of his administration's so-called "Asia pivot." But with rising tensions in the region, what does his relationship with Japan, South Korea and China look like?

Could it be a crime to lie in politics?

Ohio's ban on lies about political candidates has made it to the highest court in the land. Now, the Supreme Court is set to weigh in on a politician's "right to lie."

Admirers flock to Dole during Kansas homecoming

Former Republican Senator Bob Dole is back in his home state of Kansas on a homecoming tour to say "thank you" to residents who supported him in his many years in Washington.

FBI joining probe of suburban NY 'swatting' call

The FBI is joining an investigation into a hoax call on Long Island Tuesday that was designed to trick police into raiding a home where no crime was committed.

Terri Land and Selina Meyer of 'VEEP' have very different campaign styles

In a new ad, Michigan Republican Terri Lynn Land is using the fact that she's a woman as part of her Senate campaign strategy. This contrasts a recent clip from HBO's "VEEP."

U.S. paratroopers arrive in Poland

U.S. Army paratroopers arrived in Poland to begin a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe in the wake of Russia's annexation of Crimea last month.

U.S. reviews clemency for certain inmates

The Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars to apply for clemency, officials announced Wednesday.

Campaign 2014: Terri Lynn Land 'Really'

Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land (R-Mich.) takes on Democrat Gary Peters in this ad by Land for Senate.

Air Force: $4.2 billion saved from grounding A-10s

Speaking about the future of the Air Force, Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh says the choice to divest the A-10 fleet was logical and least impactful.

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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.