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Obama touts as U.S. jobless rate falls to 5.3 percent

President Obama boasted about new employment figures showing non-farm payrolls rose 223,000 last month, although the figure was down from 254,000 in May.

DC's playplace for grown-ups

Washington Post reporter Maura Judkis dives into the bubbly waters of “The Beach,” an exhibit at the National Building Museum.

Former senator Webb announces 2016 White House bid

Former Virginia senator Jim Webb has announced he will make a bid for the White House in 2016, becoming the fourth Democrat to challenge front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Jim Webb, in his own words

Former Navy secretary and Virginia senator Jim Webb is a Democratic contender for the White House in 2016. Here's his take on Obamacare, his issues with the Democratic party, and more, in his own words.

Pope to meet with homeless, prisoners in U.S.

Pope Francis will meet with poor migrants in D.C. and prisoners in Philadelphia during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States and will also become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress.

A Snapchat view of Christie's town hall meetings

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took his presidential campaign to town hall meetings in New Hampshire. The Post's Dan Balz and Philip Rucker covered the meetings while taking photos and recording videos through Snapchat.

Justice Dept. probing possible airline price collusion

The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by the Associated Press.

Oregon residents celebrate pot legalization

Hundreds of marijuana enthusiasts lit up celebratory joints in the streets Tuesday night as recreational use was officially made legal in Oregon.

Obama says he’s ‘feeling pretty good’ about health care

President Obama visited Nashville to push state governments to expand their Medicaid programs to cover low-income Americans.

Trump sues Univision for $500 million

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is filing a lawsuit against Univision for $500 million after the Spanish language broadcaster canceled its screening of the Miss USA pageant.

Hispanic business group commends Macy's for ending ties with Trump

The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility is calling for an apology from 2016 presidential contender Donald Trump following a series of offensive comments he made about Mexican immigrants.

White House lifts ban on visitor taking photos

The White House on Wednesday ended a long-standing ban on tourists taking photos or using social media during public tours of the building.

Obama: Cuba, U.S. to reopen respective embassies

During a speech at the White House, President Obama said increased engagement between Americans and Cubans would help improve Cubans' lives.

State Department to release Clinton e-mails

The State Department said it would release about 3,000 pages of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton's e-mail correspondence from her first year as secretary of state on Tuesday night.

Valerie Ervin: 'Valerie Ervin For Congress' | Campaign 2016

In her debut campaign video, former Montgomery County council member and former executive director of the Center for Working Families Valerie Ervin announces her bid to represent Maryland’s 8th congressional district.

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Behind the circumcision ritual

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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.