Scotland awaits result of historic U.K. referendum

The vote is over and, in a matter of hours, they’ll know whether their future is tied to Britain or whether a breakup is at hand.

New Androids will put data
privacy before police access

The move is part of a shift by U.S. tech firms to make their products more resistant to government snooping.

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    D.C. voters poised to legalize pot behind Colo., Wash., poll shows

    D.C. voters poised to legalize pot behind Colo., Wash., poll shows

    Two-thirds of voters back measure that would legalize possession, home cultivation and paraphernalia sales.

    Police release description of man last seen with missing U-Va. student

    Police release description of man last seen with missing U-Va. student

    A witness said he saw the man put his arm around Hannah Graham early Saturday in Charlottesville.

    Recession-proof? Not this town.

    Recession-proof? Not this town.

    WONKBLOG | As the rest of the nation recovers, Washington’s economy is hitting a rough spot.

    For Jewish fans of the Nats, playoff elation collides with religious reality

    For Jewish fans of the Nats, playoff elation collides with religious reality

    The first playoff games will likely occur during Yom Kippur, the holiest 24 hours on the Jewish calendar.

    Thomas Boggs Jr.’s sudden death adds new uncertainty to lobby firm’s future

    Thomas Boggs Jr.’s sudden death adds new uncertainty to lobby firm’s future

    Patton Boggs only recently merged with Squire Sanders amid a wave of losses of clients and employees.

    A teacher won $1M ‘Wheel of Fortune’ prize and kept it a secret for months

    A teacher won $1M ‘Wheel of Fortune’ prize and kept it a secret for months

    The Takoma Park math teacher became just the third person in the show’s history to win the top prize.

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    Congress votes to fight Islamic State militants by arming Syrian rebels

    Congress votes to fight Islamic State militants by arming Syrian rebels

    The plan calls for training and equipping moderate rebels in hopes of stemming the growing threat.

    Arizona Cardinals’ Dwyer allegedly head-butted wife, broke her nose

    Arizona Cardinals’ Dwyer allegedly head-butted wife, broke her nose

    The running back’s arrest and deactivation is the latest incidence of domestic violence to rock the NFL.

    Attack on team helping to fight Ebola outbreak in Guinea leaves 8 dead

    Attack on team helping to fight Ebola outbreak in Guinea leaves 8 dead

    Several health workers and three journalists were among the victims, some of whom had their throats slit.

    Local Columnists

    No votes in Congress? Tough luck.

    No votes in Congress? Tough luck.

    COLUMN | Opponents of D.C. statehood offer nothing more than flawed, phony objections.

    Sports

    Redskins finally have a 3-4 defense that causes trouble

    Redskins finally have a 3-4 defense that causes trouble

    COLUMN | With a difference-maker on the line and athletic inside linebackers, the early returns on defense are good.

    Real Estate

    Mortgage rates soar to highest level since early May

    Mortgage rates soar to highest level since early May

    The prolonged flat, stable period of mortgage rates came to an end this week as the 30-year fixed-rate average spiked to 4.23 percent.

    Federal Government

    What will be the mail truck of the future?

    What will be the mail truck of the future?

    FEDERAL EYE | Replacing the USPS fleet would cost postal officials about $5 billion, and that’s a check that at the moment they can’t write.

    National

    Rare respiratory illness now in 19 states as cases are confirmed in California, Minnesota and New Jersey

    The virus continues to crop up in new states, with other cases likely in several other states as well.

    Lifestyle

    He finished second on reality TV.
    Now, Clay Aiken is going for first.

    He finished second on reality TV. <br>Now, Clay Aiken is going for first.

    The pop star-turned-Democratic-candidate is hoping to win over voters in a N.C. congressional race.

    Arts

    A staging to themselves, or at least something similar

    A staging to themselves, or at least something similar

    A National Portrait Gallery exhibit, “Staging the Self,” features an exploration of Latin self-identity

    Technology

    Facebook just changed its News Feed yet again. Here’s how it could affect you.

    Facebook just changed its News Feed yet again. Here’s how it could affect you.

    It’s hard to tell what predicated the change, but Facebook is shifting around its mysterious News Feed algorithm to show fewer old posts in favor of more “timely” ones.

    Business

    Just how oil rich is Scotland?

    Just how oil rich is Scotland?

    WONKBLOG | Many oil and gas experts have warned that Scotland might not be quite as well off as nationalists are claiming.

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