NASA sends Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko to the International Space Station, starting their nearly year-long journey. Kelly's twin brother Mark remains on Earth, where scientists will study him in order to compare the pair.

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White House announces plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

White House announces plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

The White House on Friday announced a five-year plan to fight the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria amid fears that once-treatable germs could become deadly.

Texas Roundup: Ted Cruz's big week

Texas Roundup: Ted Cruz's big week

One name largely dominated the week in Texas politics – Ted Cruz. The launch of his 2016 presidential campaign filled the headlines. Meanwhile, in the legislature, lawmakers were busy working on the budget and tax cuts.

Fresno deputy police chief faces drug charges

Fresno deputy police chief faces drug charges

Fresno's deputy police chief was among four people arrested on federal drug charges, including conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and heroin, authorities said.

Obama to 'make the most' of Reid's remaining time in office

Obama to 'make the most' of Reid's remaining time in office

At the White House briefing Friday, press secretary Josh Earnest declined to share the president's endorsement for any possible replacement for Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who announced he would not run for reelection.

Obama discusses 'The Wire' with creator David Simon

Obama discusses 'The Wire' with creator David Simon

President Obama and David Simon, the creator of HBO’s "The Wire," discussed the show that Obama called "one of the greatest pieces of art in the last couple of decades," and the effects of the war on drugs.

Hosts find hilarity in Cruz’s bid

Hosts find hilarity in Cruz’s bid

Comedians couldn’t resist taking a few jabs at Ted Cruz announcing that he’s running for president.

Ben Affleck gives nod to 'Batman' 'co-star' Sen. Leahy

Ben Affleck gives nod to 'Batman' 'co-star' Sen. Leahy

Speaking on the Hill Thursday, actor Ben Affleck made reference to Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)'s small role in "The Dark Knight Rises." Affleck is expected to play Batman in the 2016 film "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

D.C. hosts largest pot giveaway

D.C. hosts largest pot giveaway

Residents gathered in Adams Morgan to receive free marijuana seeds in a massive, legal drug deal.

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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.