2 NYPD officers killed in brazen ambush shooting

Police said the officers were sitting in their patrol car when they were shot. A suspect was reported to be found dead in a nearby subway station with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

After a good December, Obama faces hard choices

THE TAKE | Just as he did in 2010, the president seems to shrug off a midterm election defeat. But this time he’s grown more assertive in acting unilaterally.

Redskins Forbath kicks winning field goal. (Toni L. Sandys/Post)

  • Redskins Forbath kicks winning field goal.
  • (Toni L. Sandys/Post)
  • Redskins' Breeland intercepts a pass.
  • (John McDonnell/Post)
  • Redskins' Griffin III is hit by Eagles' Curry.
  • (Jonathan Newton/Post)
  • Redskins' DeSean Jackson celebrates.
  • (Jonathan Newton/Post)
  • Fans congratulate Robert Griffin III.
  • (Jonathan Newton/Post)
  • Redskins Tanard Jackson scores.
  • (Jonathan Newton/Post)
  • Philadelphia's Riley Cooper scores.
  • (John McDonnell/Post)
  • Redskins' Kerrigan strips ball.
  • (Toni L. Sandys/Post)

Redskins come through in the clutch

For once, the ball bounced Washington’s way, and the team fought past late calamities to defeat the Eagles in the final seconds.

Local News

Despite reports of sexual abuse,
nurse continued working in D.C., Md.

Despite reports of sexual abuse, <br>nurse continued working in D.C., Md.

Police said the nurse assaulted two more women while he was under investigation in previous incidents.

ACLU challenges Va. high school’s transgender bathroom policy

ACLU challenges Va. high school’s transgender bathroom policy

The school board called for a separate unisex bathroom, but one student describes it as “humiliating.”

Big holiday storm expected to spread rapidly across eastern U.S., Canada

Big holiday storm expected to spread rapidly across eastern U.S., Canada

Rain and strong winds are likely, and snow is possible, in the East on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Snowy owl spotted near airport
during annual bird count

Snowy owl spotted near airport <br>during annual bird count

The spotting, near the runways of National Airport, established the return of the white arctic bird.

Making the most of a good first job

Making the most of a good first job

@WORK ADVICE | A recent grad thinks his job is “below my skill level” and wants to bail. Hang on.

D.C. judge turns to matchmaking to
get woman to call 911 less frequently

D.C. judge turns to matchmaking to <br>get woman to call 911 less frequently

After she averaged 13 ambulance rides a month, the judge asked her friend to spend evenings with her.

Hello, kitty! A night at a D.C. cat cafe.

Hello, kitty! A night at a D.C. cat cafe.

You can bring the Japanese trend to Washington. But it turns out, you can’t make a cat do anything.

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Activists try to rile up Chris Christie, pile up YouTube hits in the process

Activists try to rile up Chris Christie, pile up YouTube hits in the process

“My first thought was, ‘Wow, that was easy,’” Sandy Booket said of angering the New Jersey governor.

Cuba harbors a wanted U.S. fugitive. What happens to Assata Shakur now?

Cuba harbors a wanted U.S. fugitive. What happens to Assata Shakur now?

Tupac’s godmother, considered a domestic terrorist since the ’70s, fled from prison decades ago.

A troubling reason why white people might have unconscious racial bias

A troubling reason why white people might have unconscious racial bias

WONKBLOG | Research finds greater bias in states where black residents are in the majority.

Despite a struggling economy and international failures, Putin rides high

Despite a struggling economy and international failures, Putin rides high

Russians support their president as he confronts a West that is newly united against him.

Politics

Obama loves James Flacco. Who’s he?

Obama loves James Flacco. Who’s he?

THE FIX | In a news conference, the president conflates the Baltimore Ravens QB with the star of “The Interview.”

Sports

Surging Wizards extend winning streak to 6 games

Surging Wizards extend winning streak to 6 games

Washington rallied in the fourth quarter to top the Heat, snapping a five-game skid in Miami.

Real Estate

Renovation integrates 1950’s house into a contemporary design

Renovation integrates 1950’s house into a contemporary design

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The Spring Valley home feels modern, but kept its traditional warmth and intimacy.

Federal Government

Obama gives federal workers a modest pay raise

Obama gives federal workers a modest pay raise

FEDERAL EYE | The 1% increase is small compared with those given in past presidential administrations.

National

Race-consciousness on rise in U.S.

Race-consciousness on rise in U.S.

The number of Americans who name race as the nation’s most pressing issue has risen to a two-decade high.

Business

Fixing the broken U.S. talent flow

Fixing the broken U.S. talent flow

PART 6 | An exceptional economy has been lost because Americans stopped doing exceptional work.

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