The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing to consider nominee Loretta Lynch for the position of U.S. attorney general.

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

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'

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

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 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: 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.

Convictions of 'Friendship 9' thrown out

Convictions of 'Friendship 9' thrown out

A judge has tossed out the convictions of nine South Carolina black men who integrated a whites-only lunch counter during the height of the American civil rights movement.

Perry: Prosecution sets 'dangerous precedent'

Perry: Prosecution sets 'dangerous precedent'

Former Texas governor Rick Perry said charges against him "cannot stand" and amount to a "criminalization of politics" in response to a judge's ruling allowing a felony abuse-of-power case against him to proceed.

Lebanese Hezbollah targets Israeli convoy

Lebanese Hezbollah targets Israeli convoy

The Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, killing two Israeli soldiers. The attack was an apparent retaliation for an airstrike that killed six Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month.

Reagan addresses the nation in 1986 after the Challenger explosion

Reagan addresses the nation in 1986 after the Challenger explosion

President Reagan was supposed to give his State of the Union address that night, but instead spoke about about the Challenger explosion.

Loretta Lynch: 'No, I'm not' Eric Holder

Loretta Lynch: 'No, I'm not' Eric Holder

During an exchange with Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Tex.) President Obama's nominee for attorney general, Loretta Lynch, said she would maintain independence if confirmed for the position.

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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.