The HBO host spent a chunk of his show this week wondering why, exactly, D.C. lacks the same rights as states.

John Oliver, host of the HBO show Last Week Tonight. (Jesse Dittmar for The Washington Post.)

Man had offered $5,000 to have his ex-wife killed, not knowing he was making the offer to an undercover cop.

Given his age and years of government service, McDonnell was likely getting about $3,700 a month.

Iran spiked to levels about as extreme and unbearable as they get on planet Earth, but residents didn't notice an eyewitness says.

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She had hits with “Alfie” and “Anyone Who Had a Heart” in the 1960s and later presented game and reunion shows.

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The incident began around 1 p.m. Monday.

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As much as 20 inches of rain has fallen in the Tampa Bay Area over the past two weeks.

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The cool vegetable soup is best when sipped straight from a glass.

Justice Jane Marum Roush of Fairfax was sworn in last week but could be replaced as soon as next month.

GOP presidential hopeful says the union is the “single most destructive force in public education.”

It was the 11th hottest and 45th wettest July in Washington in records dating back to 1872.

The next blue moon won't happen until January 2018.

Alfa Piehouse offers a wide array of sweet and savory Greek pastries, as well as salads, sandwiches and yogurt.

Events include concerts, “The Music Man” onstage, family movies, club meetings and farmers markets.

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A house offers more room, flexibility -- and quiet. A high-rise offers more amenities and plenty of ways to be social.

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Several hiccups in Monday morning commute on Metro's rail lines.

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