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Malaysia: MH370 disappearance an 'accident'

Malaysia's government formally declared sMalaysia Airlines Flight 370 an accident, paving the way for compensation claims but angering victims' families still waiting for evidence of the plane's fate.

St. Louis police review board hearing ends in scuffle

The first public discussion about a proposed civilian police oversight board in St. Louis, Mo., was cut short after a commotion broke out when several officers began to testify against the bill.

Lynch keeps cool in face of tough questions

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee grilled Loretta Lynch during her confirmation hearing for the role of U.S. attorney general on Jan. 28, 2015.

Senators urge repeal of Cuba travel ban

A bipartisan group of eight senators will introduce legislation to end restrictions on travel to Cuba, the first effort in Congress toward ending the U.S. embargo since President Obama moved to normalize relations last month.

White House: Obama's budget will 'reverse' sequester cuts

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said during the daily briefing that President Obama's budget proposal would put forward spending levels that exceed those cuts prescribed in sequestration legislation.

Obama tackles women's education, religion in India speech

President Obama's remarks encouraging India to support women seeking an education and to embrace other's religious differences did not make it into the video the India Ministry of External Affairs released on his recent trip.

McCain to protester: 'Get out of here you low-life scum'

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) addresses an anti-war protester at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Jan. 29.

Jordan demands proof pilot is alive before swap with Islamic State

Jordan is demanding proof from the Islamic State that a pilot it is holding is still alive. The militants' sunset deadline passed without word on the fate of the pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, or his fellow hostage, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.

Fugitive treasure hunter caught in Florida

Tommy Thompson, a treasure hunter accused of cheating his investors out of their share of one of the richest hauls in U.S. history, was caught in West Boca Raton, Fla., after two years on the run.

White House defends first lady's attire in Saudi Arabia

White House spokesman Eric Schultz says first lady Michelle Obama's fashion during a visit to Saudi Arabia was consistent with other first ladies, after she opted not to wear a head scarf.

Hagel: 'I am most proud of having once been a soldier'

President Obama praised outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel during a farewell ceremony at Joint Base-Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va., saying Hagel's greatest impact has been his own "example."

Lynch: Police officers cannot be 'targets'

President Obama's nominee for attorney general, Loretta Lynch, was asked how she would educate the public of the challenges facing police officers in the current climate of mistrust.

Lynch urged to act on marijuana law if confirmed

Loretta Lynch, President Obama's nominee for attorney general, said she does not agree with Obama's views on marijuana legalization saying, "It is not the position of the Department of Justice currently to support the legalization."

Jordan willing to swap for pilot captured by Islamic State

Jordan says it is willing to swap an Iraqi woman on death row for a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group.

White House: Plan to end 529 tax benefits 'was a distraction'

White House spokesman Eric Schultz said the administration's proposal to end tax benefits for college savings accounts known as 529s "was a distraction" and that it hoped to move forward with other parts of its plan.

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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.

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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.