Ventura faces backlash over defamation suit

CHECKPOINT | In taking money from the estate of a fallen Navy SEAL, Jesse Ventura, the former Minnesota governor and WWE Hall of Famer, is taking a pounding from many military supporters and veterans.

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Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld are going their separate ways

The airline had been criticized for its marketing partnership with the theme park operator

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Development of Ebola vaccine fast-tracked amid outbreak

Development of Ebola vaccine fast-tracked amid outbreak

Federal officials hope to begin human trials in September, with possibly more potent testing to occur in 2015.

Ebola outbreak worsens, CDC raises threat level

Ebola outbreak worsens, CDC raises threat level

It is the “largest, most complex outbreak that we know of in history,” CDC director Tom Frieden says.

D.C. students’ proficiency rates inch upward

Proficiency rates rise in math and reading, but only slightly, in final year for D.C. CAS tests.

CIA director apologizes for search of Senate computers

CIA director apologizes for search of Senate computers

The agency admits that employees improperly searched Senate Intelligence Committee computers.

School disciplinary suspensions plummet in Montgomery

School disciplinary suspensions plummet in Montgomery

Suspensions have fallen nearly 37 percent as county school officials look for other disciplinary approaches.

No action on border crisis better than sending kids back

No action on border crisis better than sending kids back

Congressional gridlock on a border bill may not play well, but sending children back is the worst option.

House GOP spikes border bill rather than see it defeated

House GOP spikes border bill rather than see it defeated

Speaker pulls measure amid grumbling from conservatives that the bill failed to address main issues.

White House symposium focuses on family engagement

W.K. Kellogg foundation invested 13.7 million in grant recipients that promote parent leadership in schools.

Watch the U.S. prison population explode

Watch the U.S. prison population explode

In 1978, 300,000 people were behind bars. Today, more than 1.5 million sit in jail.

Truland bankruptcy could delay GWU construction

Electrical company was subcontractor for project; closure expected to cause expensive delays.

District releases school-by-school DC CAS results

As usual, the results show wide performance variation among both traditional and charter schools.

Judge upholds warrant for Microsoft e-mail on foreign server

A quick ruling from the bench. Now on to the Second Circuit.

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Republicans deliver another self-inflicted wound

Republicans deliver another self-inflicted wound

Congress’s actions and inactions may be blocking the GOP’s path to victory in the midterm elections.

MicroStrategy outlines plans for executive changes, cuts

The Tysons Corner company held its first conference call with investors, analysts in nearly a decade

In a Democrat-heavy state, even Andrew Cuomo’s terrible year likely won’t prevent his reelection

The collapse of the Moreland Commission isn’t a death knell -- yet.

Do feds have a problem with ‘runaway’ document classification?

Do feds have a problem with ‘runaway’ document classification?

Reps. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) have introduced a bill to slow the proliferation of document classification and security clearances.

Federal patent employees had no work, so they surfed the Internet, probe reveals

Federal patent employees had no work, so they surfed the Internet, probe reveals

Patent office paralegals were idle for almost four years but got paid, and even received bonuses, probe finds.

Hundreds of big donors are ‘Ready for Hillary’

Hundreds of big donors are ‘Ready for Hillary’

A super PAC draws players from across the Democratic money base, including many Obama bundlers.

Inspector general warns against nonprofit’s gag provisions

More than half of IRD’s separation agreements contain clauses that violate federal whistleblower laws.

The GCC’s national employment challenge

The GCC’s national employment challenge

There are jobs for everyone in the Gulf, but who pays?

The ‘do-nothing’ Congress isn’t even good at doing nothing anymore

The ‘do-nothing’ Congress isn’t even good at doing nothing anymore

Congress isn’t even naming post offices at the rate it used to.

What word has Reid used more than any other member of Congress?

What word has Reid used more than any other member of Congress?

Majority Leader Harry Reid loves to repeat this one word (threat?) on the Senate floor.

A candidate who received one vote is suing California over its election laws

A candidate who received one vote is suing California over its election laws

Theo Milonopoulos has filed suit because the state doesn’t allow write-in candidates in its general election.

General Electric spins off credit card unit in IPO

General Electric spins off credit card unit in IPO

Synchrony Financial’s initial public offering is the largest this year and raised $2.9 billion for the company.

How Target’s new CEO can succeed as an outsider

How Target’s new CEO can succeed as an outsider

Brian Cornell will face pressure to hurry up and fix problems at the retailer. But research shows he shouldn’t rush too much.

Judge orders Microsoft to turn over data held overseas

Federal ruling says that Microsoft must comply with a warrant demanding data held in Ireland

FDA to begin regulating laboratory test devices

FDA to begin regulating laboratory test devices

Diagnostic tests must work properly to avoid harming patients, FDA Commissioner Hamburg says.

AG Holder taps his deputy chief of staff to be acting chief of civil rights division

AG Holder taps his deputy chief of staff to be acting chief of civil rights division

Although the nomination of Debo Adegbile to head Justice’s civil rights division is still on the Senate calendar, his confirmation is almost surely not going to happen.

Ted Cruz doesn’t care if John Boehner hates him. He likes it.

Ted Cruz doesn’t care if John Boehner hates him. He likes it.

The Texas senator wants to be the outsider’s outsider in 2016.

Innovative ideas for solar storms

Innovative ideas for solar storms

New ideas are needed to protect the planet from an electromagnetic blast from the sun.

The lobbying industry is back! But don’t expect more action on Capitol Hill.

More lobbying doesn’t mean more legislation -- just more spending.

Poverty consolidated and spread to the suburbs during the 2000’s, report finds

Poverty consolidated and spread to the suburbs during the 2000’s, report finds

A larger share of the poor live in high-poverty neighborhoods, imposing a “double burden” on the poor.

BACKGROUND CHECK: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

BACKGROUND CHECK: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell

Meet President Obama’s Interior Department head: a lover of all things outdoors -- and puzzles.

The 2014 ‘Sammies’ finalists: Meet Jill Boezwinkle

The 2014 ‘Sammies’ finalists: Meet Jill Boezwinkle

The first in the Washington Post’s annual series of reports profiling finalists for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America awards, which honor federal workers who made an impact.

Attention rich people: You still can’t buy elected office (for yourself).

Attention rich people: You still can’t buy elected office (for yourself).

Being your own top fundraiser rarely reaps rewards.

Forty questions for the international media in Gaza

Important questions. Don’t expect any answers.

Massachusetts set to tighten gun laws

The legislature is racing to meet today’s deadline to pass new laws.