Senate reaches deal to vote on Loretta Lynch

Debate on the attorney general nominee had been held up due to partisan bickering over an anti-trafficking bill. But Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that her confirmation process could begin “in the next day or so.”  

    Law schools try to adapt as job market sours

    Facing their lowest enrollment numbers in years, schools are offering more practical courses to attract students worried about getting a job after graduation.

    Natalie Fuller and her mom, Doris, in 2004. (Courtesy of Doris Fuller)

    The ‘demons’ got my loving daughter

    ESSAY | A mom writes about how she lost her daughter to mental illness last month when she stepped in front of a train in Baltimore and killed herself a few weeks short of her 29th birthday.

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      Six Baltimore officers suspended after man’s death while in police custody

      Six Baltimore officers suspended after man’s death while in police custody

      City officials pleaded for calm as they launched an investigation into what happened to Freddie Gray.

      Ex-Virginia first lady McDonnell tries to get corruption convictions tossed

      Ex-Virginia first lady McDonnell tries to get corruption convictions tossed

      Maureen McDonnell’s appeal was very similar to that of her husband, ex-governor Robert McDonnell.

      What’s the best way to get from
      H Street NE to Rockville?

      What’s the best way to get from <br>H Street NE to Rockville?

      DR. GRIDLOCK | That commute is a tricky one and it’s hard to determine if there is a quickest option.

      What is considered wealthy in D.C.? A net worth of $1.25 million, apparently.

      What is considered wealthy in D.C.? A net worth of $1.25 million, apparently.

      Most area residents said that a personal net worth of $270,000 is enough to be “comfortable.”

      Inn at Little Washington chef has tips to impress the queen or the in-laws

      Inn at Little Washington chef has tips to impress the queen or the in-laws

      In his new book, Patrick O’Connell shares lessons from his over-the-top and more ordinary occassions.

      Mostly sunny and breezy today;
      rain and cooler weather ahead

      Mostly sunny and breezy today; <br>rain and cooler weather ahead

      WEATHER GANG | Humidity will drop today, but winds will pick up by the afternoon.

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      Vatican accepts resignation of U.S. bishop convicted of sex abuse coverup

      Vatican accepts resignation of U.S. bishop convicted of sex abuse coverup

      Missouri Bishop Robert Finn had remained in office — a fact that horrified abuse survivors.

      Top Christie ally defects to Bush

      Top Christie ally defects to Bush

      New Jersey state Sen. Joseph M. Kyrillos had chaired Chris Christie’s 2009 gubernatorial campaign.

      Doctors diagnosed stroke — but didn’t know why she kept getting worse

      Doctors diagnosed stroke — but didn’t know why she kept getting worse

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      Politics

      Loretta Lynch still in limbo due to Senate abortion rift

      Loretta Lynch still in limbo due to Senate abortion rift

      Minority Leader Harry M. Reid dished out more partisan red meat on the Senate floor Monday afternoon.

      Real Estate

      How to build a desktop for $100

      How to build a desktop for $100

      ASK THE BUILDER | A/C fir plywood is the best bet for a durable surface. Go to a lumberyard, not a home improvement store, to find it.

      Federal Government

      Two decades after Oklahoma City bombing, the crime still sears workers

      Two decades after Oklahoma City bombing, the crime still sears workers

      FEDERAL DIARY | The terrorist attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building also changed Washington.

      National

      U.S. sends illegal immigrants home
      on charter flights that cost millions

      U.S. sends illegal immigrants home <br> on charter flights that cost millions

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