President Obama awards the 2013 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medal in a ceremony also being attended by first lady Michelle Obama.

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Trial begins over Oklahoma City bombing

Trial begins over Oklahoma City bombing

A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing that the FBI has video of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved - a person that he says the FBI mistook for his brother Michael Trentadue and led to his death.

Sen. Sanders, Rep. Miller announce bipartisan VA deal

Sen. Sanders, Rep. Miller announce bipartisan VA deal

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), and Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.), held a news conference on Monday to announce they had reached a bipartisan deal to fund measures to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Panda sex and Richard Nixon

Panda sex and Richard Nixon

There was just one problem before China could ship the first giant pandas to the National Zoo.

Sarah Palin launches online video channel

Sarah Palin launches online video channel

The former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate says SarahPalinChannel.com was created in response to "media filters."

Former Va. gov. McDonnell arrives at court

Former Va. gov. McDonnell arrives at court

On his way into the opening day of his corruption trial, former Virginia gov. Bob McDonnell said he’s, “glad we’re finally going to get a chance to present our defense in court.”

U.N. Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

U.N. Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire

The U.N. Security Council called for “an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire” in the conflict between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting early Monday morning.

Israel and Hamas fail to agree on a cease-fire

Israel and Hamas fail to agree on a cease-fire

Israel and Hamas have each launched new attacks after failing to agree to a 24-hour truce that had been proposed by both sides at different times.

Violent clashes break out between Libyan militias

Violent clashes break out between Libyan militias

Rival Libyan militias battled for control of the capital's international airport Saturday.

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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.