Ferguson files show un­or­tho­dox police practices

Officer Darren Wilson placing his gun in an evidence bag himself and medical examiners who did not take photos of the scene were two of the unusual procedures that emerged from the testimony released by the grand jury.

How the encounter unfolded

How the encounter unfolded

GRAPHIC | Using court evidence, a St. Louis prosecutor laid out a sequence of events.

Darren Wilson and evidence photos from prosecutors. (EPA/AP)

Inconsistency only constant with case

Witnesses failed to definitively clarify some of the crucial details of the confrontation between Michael Brown and Darren Wilson.

Local News

Rain turns into snow in D.C. as conditions deteriorate west of Beltway

Rain turns into snow in D.C. as conditions deteriorate west of Beltway

WEATHER GANG | Heavy snow is falling and sticking from Dulles Airport into north Montgomery Co.

D.C. to bid farewell to Marion Barry with 3 days of events, Dec. 6 service

D.C. to bid farewell to Marion Barry with 3 days of events, Dec. 6 service

The itinerary, culminating at the convention center, will be fully detailed this afternoon.

The Wizards are worthy of your attention, unlike that other team . . .

The Wizards are worthy of your attention, unlike that <i>other </i>team <span>. . .</span>

COLUMN | Take a break from your Deadskins angst — the Wizards are finally back in a real way.

It’s open season for health plans, federal workers: How to save money

It’s open season for health plans, federal workers: How to save money

FEDERAL DIARY | Insurance experts give tips for employees ahead of the Dec. 8 deadline.

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Wilson with ABC's George Stephanopoulus (AP)

Wilson with ABC's George Stephanopoulus (AP)

Darren Wilson begins a life under threat

The Ferguson police officer is not being charged, but he’s now a recognizable focus of a lot of anger.

Need to escape your family? Where to party before and after Thanksgiving.

Need to escape your family? Where to party before and after Thanksgiving.

GOING OUT GUIDE | This is how you can spend tonight, Thursday and Friday out of the house.

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A half million people signed up
during HealthCare.gov’s first week

A half million people signed up <br> during HealthCare.gov’s first week

Half of those choosing health plans are new to the federal insurance marketplace, officials say.

Carly Fiorina faces GOP skeptics
as she weighs 2016 presidential run

Carly Fiorina faces GOP skeptics <br> as she weighs 2016 presidential run

She could stand out in the crowded GOP field, but a failed 2010 Senate bid and debts from it raise doubts.

Flournoy takes herself out of the running for secretary of defense

Flournoy takes herself out of the running for secretary of defense

Michèle Flournoy was thought to be a front-runner for the job, and her withdrawal may muddle the search.

Real Estate

Mortgage rates mostly flat heading into holiday

Mortgage rates mostly flat heading into holiday

The 30-year fixed-rate average dips to 3.97 percent, remaining below 4 percent for the second week in a row.

Federal Government

In the Loop: About those non-pardoned turkeys

In the Loop: About those non-pardoned turkeys

IN THE LOOP | Every year, the president makes a show of sparing a bird or two. But then what does the first family eat?

National

One big challenge in Obama’s immigration plan? Proving you’ve been in the U.S. long enough.

One big challenge in Obama’s immigration plan? Proving you’ve been in the U.S. long enough.

Why many undocumented immigrants will have a hard time proving they’ve meet standards set up by Obama’s immigration measure.

Technology

FTC says Sony lied about how innovative the PS Vita is

FTC says Sony lied about how innovative the PS Vita is

As part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over false advertising charges, Sony will be offering early Vita buyers a small refund.

Business

How and where you’ll spend your money on Black Friday, in charts

How and where you’ll spend your money on Black Friday, in charts

Remember when people used to elbow their way through crowds at sunrise to get the best deals? Those days are over.

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