Syracuse confronts the immigration debate

(MICHAEL OKONIEWSKI / FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

As neighbors argue over whether the city should welcome migrant children, some find the discussion much more complicated than the news ever makes it out to be.

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Second person dies after small plane crash on Fla. beach

Police said that a 9-year-old died Tuesday from her injuries in the crash.

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Competing visions of cataclysm at an EPA hearing

Competing visions of cataclysm at an EPA hearing

Advocates who support the plan and oppose it testified at an EPA hearing on Tuesday.

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Targeting scams against the elderly

Scammers go after senior citizens, who don’t have as much time as the young to recover lost money.

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In the Loop: Clock is ticking on nominees

Senators could use voice votes to help move things along, and the White House is pushing for action.

These sperm can kill

These sperm can kill

A study says that some female species of nematode can die after sperm fertilize the egg.

Delicious Sri Lankan food in the D.C. area: Shakthi South Asian Cuisine

Just tried it this weekend, and liked it very much; it’s in Alexandria on Mount Vernon Ave. by Glebe.

Senate unanimously confirms McDonald as VA secretary

Senate unanimously confirms McDonald as VA secretary

Former Procter & Gamble chief will take over an agency rocked by a recent scandal.

Justice Department sues Pennsylvania for discriminating against women in state police hiring

Physical fitness tests unfairly disadvantaged women, the department alleges.

Impeachment is a fantasy — for both parties

Impeachment is a fantasy — for both parties

Few people think President Obama is about to be impeached. But they can’t quit talking about it.

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Republicans rally to fire Harry Reid

Republicans rally to fire Harry Reid

The Republican National Committee and members of Congress gathered on Capitol Hill Tuesday to urge Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) ​to take up legislation passed by the Republican-lead House.

Senate confirms three ambassadorial nominees in minutes, but will there be time for more?

Senate confirms three ambassadorial nominees in minutes, but will there be time for more?

The Senate confirmed three administration nominees Tuesday, but 150 are hanging on the Senate floor, hoping to be confirmed before the Senate recess Friday

Charlie Crist’s most important campaign accessory? A fan.

Charlie Crist’s most important campaign accessory? A fan.

A story of a man and his fan.

Why Sarah Palin TV makes perfect sense

Why Sarah Palin TV makes perfect sense

Sarah Palin is launching her online channel just as 2014 heats up, positioning her to be a player in the midterms and beyond.

Senate confirms Robert McDonald as VA secretary

Senate confirms Robert McDonald as VA secretary

Former Procter & Gamble chief Robert McDonald will take over an agency rocked by a recent scandal involving records falsification.

Senior U.S. official calls for release of Post reporter in Iran

Senior U.S. official calls for release of Post reporter in Iran

At a hearing, senator says the arrest of four Americans could undermine talks on Iran’s nuclear program.

This is why Democrats are so desperate to turn out women in November

This is why Democrats are so desperate to turn out women in November

A look at current polling in four big Senate races.

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This is the happiest city in America

This is the happiest city in America

Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers from Harvard University and the Vancouver School of Economics have determined the happiest and unhappiest cities in the country. The results might surprise you.

Everything you need to know to be beautiful, according to The Hill’s “50 Most Beautiful” list

What we learned from really, really good-looking people today.

TSA willing to pay $15,000 for best ideas to help shorten airport lines

TSA willing to pay $15,000 for best ideas to help shorten airport lines

If you’re tired of waiting in long security lines at U.S. airports, get your thinking caps on and help the TSA come up with a better way.

Volleyball could become the official recreational team sport of Massachusetts

Volleyball could become the official recreational team sport of Massachusetts

Volleyball, along with basketball, was invented in the state.

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Child migrant crisis in 10 numbers

Child migrant crisis in 10 numbers

Here are 10 things to know about the growing number of unaccompanied minors crossing into the U.S.

South Carolina school board considers change in how evolution is presented in schools

Proposal calls for evolution to be presented as something open to further testing and observation.

Brownback’s running mate loans campaign $500,000

Brownback’s running mate loans campaign $500,000

Without the loan, Brownback would have raised less than his Democratic challenger.

VIDEO: Koch-backed anti-Obama “Care”nival comes to town

A Koch-backed group targeting millennials plans to take it’s creepy carnival on the road.

Montgomery school board gives up district credit cards

Montgomery school board gives up district credit cards

Board members ditch cards after coming under fire in spring, when records showed improper charges.

The handicap symbol gets an update — at least in New York state

The handicap symbol gets an update — at least in New York state

The state is the first in the nation to replace the universal symbol, according to the lawmakers behind the law.

Hundreds of federal rules are technically illegal, study says

Hundreds of federal rules are technically illegal, study says

The regulations shouldn’t be in effect because they weren’t reported to Congress as required by a 1996 law.

A simple summary of the new VA bill

A simple summary of the new VA bill

The legislation, which is expected to pass this week, comes with an estimated price tag of about $17 billion. What would it pay for?

Sympathy for young illegal immigrants, suspicion for other immigrants

Sympathy for young illegal immigrants, suspicion for other immigrants

An increasing number of Americans view immigrants writ large as a “burden.“

Fairfax budget administrator promoted to top ranks

Kristen Michael will serve as the assistant superintendent for financial services.

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A carnival against Obamacare

A carnival against Obamacare

The anti-Obamacare “care”nival features acrobats, tests of strength and an 8-foot-tall Uncle Sam.

Why local TV stations l-o-v-e Citizens United

Why local TV stations l-o-v-e Citizens United

Outside groups are already pouring money into television stations around the country.

Political science after Gaza

Political science after Gaza

Political scientists are about to get a whole lot of interesting new research questions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Here is proof the boss doesn’t think like you do

Here is proof the boss doesn’t think like you do

A new study finds a divide between what employees want in their jobs — and what employers think they do

Where the biggest beer, wine, and liquor drinkers live in the U.S.  

Where the biggest beer, wine, and liquor drinkers live in the U.S.  

Some states like beer, some states like wine, and some states love hard alcohol.

Did Andy Warhol ever have an uncool moment?

Reflections on the Warhol Museum