Living conditions grow dire under Islamic State

Across the group’s territory in Iraq and Syria, a breakdown of services and deepening deprivation call into question its ability to govern and its sustainability.

    People flock to theaters showing ‘The Interview’

    Patrons drove from the far reaches of the D.C. region to Manassas, Va., canceling their Christmas plans to see the comedy nearly yanked from the silver screen.

    Katie Weber says she was raped by another soldier. (P. Gannaway for Post)

    Female vets fight VA in ‘second battle’

    With the number of women in the military on the rise, thousands have struggled to receive treatment and compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder caused by sexual trauma.

    Local News

    John Wall leads Wizards’ crusade
    over the Knicks after on-court fight

    John Wall leads Wizards’ crusade <br>over the Knicks after on-court fight

    A late flagrant foul by Quincy Acy ignited a skirmish, forcing the pair to be separated and Acy’s ejection.

    D.C. Jewish-Muslim Christmas service event takes an unexpected turn

    D.C. Jewish-Muslim Christmas service event takes an unexpected turn

    An interfaith gathering turned out to be nearly all one faith, but the charitable mission was fulfilled.

    D.C. police probing fatal Christmas
    Eve shooting, wounding by officers

    D.C. police probing fatal Christmas <br>Eve shooting, wounding by officers

    A robbery suspect was killed and a carjacking suspect hurt in separate incidents on a violent D.C. day.

    Downtown Bethesda could become Montgomery’s first ‘green’ community

    Downtown Bethesda could become Montgomery’s first ‘green’ community

    Planning entire neighborhoods or communities around sustainability is a growing national trend.

    After surviving a bullet to his brain, this 9-year-old is fighting his way back

    After surviving a bullet to his brain, this 9-year-old is fighting his way back

    Three months after being shot in the head, Jaydan Stancil of D.C. is determined to leave the hospital.

    Don’t worry: Scared Bao Bao has finally climbed down from the tree

    Don’t worry: Scared Bao Bao has finally climbed down from the tree

    One fan of the celebrity panda said she stayed up all night to keep an eye on the live cam.

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    Ahead of 2016, Clinton tries to woo
    the Democratic Party’s liberal base

    Ahead of 2016, Clinton tries to woo <br>the Democratic Party’s liberal base

    She has aligned herself with populist issues and with Obama to tamp down a challenge from the left.

    Elon Musk’s next trick: Land a rocket on a barge in the middle of the ocean

    Elon Musk’s next trick: Land a rocket on a barge in the middle of the ocean

    WONKBLOG | The billionaire, who wants to reuse rocket boosters, put his odds at “50% — at best.”

    First he built the Au Bon Pain empire.
    Then he made Panera omnipresent.

    First he built the Au Bon Pain empire. <br>Then he made Panera omnipresent.

    WHEN WE WERE SMALL | How Ron Shaich turned the fast-casual cafe in a billion-dollar business.

    Politics

    John Lewis on ‘Selma’ and the memories it brings to life

    John Lewis on ‘Selma’ and the memories it brings to life

    The congressman and civil rights leader recalls the personal history that a new film captures.

    Real Estate

    Mortgage rates wander up slightly heading into holiday

    Mortgage rates wander up slightly heading into holiday

    The 30-year fixed-rate average edged up to 3.83 percent, but has remained below 4 percent for all but two weeks since October.

    National

    Why 2014 was the year of pot

    Why 2014 was the year of pot

    Support it or not, there’s no denying that this was a watershed year for marijuana.

    Business

    Christmas shopping is over. Now bring on the deluge of gift returns.

    Christmas shopping is over. Now bring on the deluge of gift returns.

    .A deluge of returns can be expensive for retailers, and not just because they’ve lost the initial sale.

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