In Paul-Rubio feud over Cuba, a preview of 2016

Two leading presidential hopefuls clash over Obama’s new policy to normalize relations, offering a glimpse of the GOP’s coming foreign policy debate.

North Korea proposes
joint probe of Sony hacking

An official warned of “serious consequences” if the U.S. does not agree to the plan, which Pyongyang says will disprove evidence of North Korean involvement in the massive cyberattack.

Streep plays the Witch in the film, which comes out on Christmas. (Disney)

Sure, she can act. But can she sing?

The acclaimed Meryl Streep turns in a credible — and moving — musical performance in Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.”

Local News

Obama gives federal workers
a modest pay raise for 2015

Obama gives federal workers <br>a modest pay raise for 2015

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

Rolling Stone never asked U-Va.
about gang rape allegations

Rolling Stone never asked U-Va. <br> about gang rape allegations

Newly released e-mails show that the magazine never sought comment on the explosive charges

A chilly and mostly dry weekend before heavy rain takes hold

A chilly and mostly dry weekend before heavy rain takes hold

WEATHER GANG | More sun is expected Sunday before a storm pattern sets in for several days.

Redskins’ DeSean Jackson: ‘If you have heart, you can do anything’

Redskins’ DeSean Jackson: ‘If you have heart, you can do anything’

This season hasn’t worked out the way DeSean Jackson anticipated when he joined the Redskins.

This was his first blind date

This was his first blind date

DATE LAB | They talked about current events, then she ended up jabbing him with her umbrella.

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.

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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Federal prosecutors charge brothers accused of leading massive drug ring

Federal prosecutors charge brothers accused of leading massive drug ring

According to papers unsealed in an Alexandria court, it moved tons of cocaine into the U.S.

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.

Video apparently shows NYPD officer punching a black teen during arrest

Video apparently shows NYPD officer punching a black teen during arrest

Charges against the youth were dropped, and the officer has reportedly been suspended.

Obama called on women only
at his news conference. Here’s why.

Obama called on women only <br>at his news conference. Here’s why.

THE FIX | It was a notable change of pace for the White House press corps, which is male-dominated.

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 for 2015

Obama gives federal workers <br>a modest pay raise for 2015

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

The world’s biggest canned tuna company is about to get a lot bigger

The world’s biggest canned tuna company is about to get a lot bigger

WONKBLOG | American canned tuna industry is now pretty much entirely Asian-owned.

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