Grand jury to reveal decision

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called for peace and tolerance ahead of tonight’s announcement, at 9 p.m. ET, of whether officer Darren Wilson will be indicted in the shooting of Michael Brown.

    U.S. to continue probes
    of Ferguson police, Wilson

    The Justice Department still has two chances to bring criminal charges and overhaul the Ferguson police department.

    How a grand jury decides
    — and what happens next

    Q&A | Experts explain why only some parts of the process will be disclosed.

    Barbara Jones and other protesters raise their hands in Ferguson. (AP)

      Marion Barry Jr. 1936-2014

      Fierce fight expected for Barry’s seat as D.C. Council undergoes makeover

      Fierce fight expected for Barry’s seat as D.C. Council undergoes makeover

      It has now lost its most senior politician and outspoken supporter of spending on social programs.

      Rain and wet snow are expected, but Wednesday’s forecast remains tricky

      Rain and wet snow are expected, but Wednesday’s forecast remains tricky

      WEATHER GANG | The timing of rain to snow changeover for D.C. and points south and east is uncertain.

      With snow in the forecast, it might be even harder to leave for Thanksgiving

      With snow in the forecast, it might be even harder to leave for Thanksgiving

      TRANSCRIPT | Ahead of the holiday with millions on the road and in the skies, “Dr. Gridlock” takes questions.

      U-Va. students say they want to foster change after allegations of gang rape

      U-Va. students say they want to foster change after allegations of gang rape

      Student leaders said they aim to unify campus as its administration seeks to make reforms.

      I can’t afford to feel safe at home

      I can’t afford to feel safe at home

      OPINION | A Md. resident whose neighbor was killed says affordable housing shouldn’t mean risking life.

      D.C. feels like a second-class airport city. That probably won’t change.

      D.C. feels like a second-class airport city. That probably won’t change.

      OPINION | The president of a D.C. PR firm says residents should ask politicians to make travel a priority.

      7 things to do this week — for free

      7 things to do this week — for free

      GOING OUT GUIDE | Learn to swing dance after Thanksgiving dinner or check out ZooLights.

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      Secretary Hagel resigns under
      pressure from White House

      Secretary Hagel resigns under <br>pressure from White House

      The defense secretary's resignation could portend a broader shake-up among Obama’s security team.

      Turkey’s president says being a mom
      is a woman’s primary role in society

      Turkey’s president says being a mom <br>is a woman’s primary role in society

      “You cannot bring women and men into equal positions,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

      What Rudy Giuliani gets wrong about the deaths of young black men

      What Rudy Giuliani gets wrong about the deaths of young black men

      THE FIX | The former New York mayor has come under fire for his analysis of Ferguson.

      School kids blame Michelle Obama
      for their ‘gross’ school lunches

      School kids blame Michelle Obama <br>for their ‘gross’ school lunches

      WONKBLOG | Students around the country are tweeting unfortunate pictures of the meals they’re served.

      Taylor Swift accepts the Dick Clark award for excellence on stage at the 42nd annual American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

      (Matt Sayles / Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

      Highlights from the 2014 American Music Awards

      Oct. 31, 2007 Slug: fd-season7 assignmet no: 195461 Photographer: Gerald Martineau Location: subject's home 9700 Cinamon Creek Dr. Vienna, VA Summary: chowder and rice pilaf 7 pumpkin cutting Caption: We photograph the filling of a bowl of Curried Pumpkin and Chickpea chowder. StaffPhoto imported to Merlin on Wed Oct 31 17:11:03 2007

      (Gerald Martineau / The Washington Post)

      Pumpkin recipes for fall: Soups, pies and more

      Sports

      Gruden needs to cut ties with Griffin

      Gruden needs to cut ties with Griffin

      COLUMN | Rookie coach finally got his NFL shot; he can’t waste any more time with a quarterback he doesn’t believe in.

      Federal Government

      Federal officials issue new code of conduct for police highway seizures

      Federal officials issue new code of conduct for police highway seizures

      FEDERAL EYE | The guidance is meant to help curb the number of questionable civil seizures of cash and property from motorists amid a federal civil-rights lawsuit.

      National

      FBI reports 27 cops were killed last year. But how many civilians were killed by officers?

      FBI reports 27 cops were killed last year. But how many civilians were killed by officers?

      The FBI has released its annual report on the killings of police officers. But there’s no comparable reliable data on civilians being killed by officers.

      Business

      Behind the scenes at Best Buy’s Black Friday dress rehearsal

      Behind the scenes at Best Buy’s Black Friday dress rehearsal

      An inside look at the excruciating detail that goes into keeping shoppers moving and keeping them happy on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

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