Tuition rates at public colleges skyrocketing

It used to be that students could attend a public institution and incur little to no debt. But as states cut funding and tuition rises, many scramble to cover the costs.

Measles outbreak spreads
to New York state

An infected college student recently traveled across the state by train.

Islamic State video purports to show hostage’s beheading

The video of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto does not mention the Jordanian pilot who also has been threatened.

Hezbollah’s international operations chief was killed on a street in Damascus.

The U.S. and Israeli spy agencies used a bomb in the spare tire of a vehicle in Damascus to kill Imad Mughniyah in 2008, former officials say.

Local News

4 officers say unarmed man had
his hands up when police shot him

4 officers say unarmed man had <br>his hands up when police shot him

More than 11,000 Fairfax County documents were released, detailing the 2013 killing of John Geer.

Wintry mix may slicken roads, but most areas will see rain Sunday night

Wintry mix may slicken roads, but most areas will see rain Sunday night

Game over for a Super Bowl snowstorm? Probably, but icy roads are still possible on Sunday.

Leggett pulls proposal for
Montgomery transit authority

Leggett pulls proposal for <br>Montgomery transit authority

The county executive’s move comes after a council staff report criticized the plan for a special taxing agency.

A primer for tonight’s Alfalfa Club, that bastion of old-school schmoozing

A primer for tonight’s Alfalfa Club, that bastion of old-school schmoozing

RELIABLE SOURCE | A Q&A tells all you need to know about this party that you’ll never crash.

3 final insights about the region as columnist bids farewell to punditry

3 final insights about the region as columnist bids farewell to punditry

COLUMN | Before returning to straight reporting, a few takeaways drawn from more than 500 columns.

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She’s a free spirit. He’s practical.

She’s a free spirit. He’s practical.

DATE LAB | Will her happy-go-lucky attitude connect with someone who values motivation?

Bo Diddley a D.C. resident?
Well, yes, he once was.

Bo Diddley a D.C. resident? <br>Well, yes, he once was.

COLUMN | In the 1960s, one of the fathers of rock-and-roll lived here and recorded in his basement.

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Whitney Houston’s daughter found unresponsive in tub, police say

Whitney Houston’s daughter found unresponsive in tub, police say

Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, was discovered by her husband and taken to a hospital near Atlanta.

How Mitt Romney decided against
a 2016 presidential campaign

How Mitt Romney decided against <br>a 2016 presidential campaign

Although he could have won the nomination, he would have been weakened for the general election.

Expedia has acquired Travelocity.
As a traveler, why should you care?

Expedia has acquired Travelocity. <br>As a traveler, why should you care?

COLUMN | An important competitor has been eliminated, which means consumers have fewer choices.

5 myths about Super Bowl ads

5 myths about Super Bowl ads

OPINION | Super Bowl advertising is absurdly expensive. But are the ads themselves worth it?

Politics

Clinton backers dismiss impact of Romney exit: Bush will still get bruised, they say

Clinton backers dismiss impact of Romney exit: Bush will still get bruised, they say

For many Democrats, the prospect of a Bush-Romney fight had been a pleasant one.

Real Estate

Anacostia’s potential captures attention of home buyers

Anacostia’s potential captures attention of home buyers

Prices are climbing as an increasing number of people try to get in early on what many see as a coming boom.

Federal Government

Tax-delinquent feds may lose bonuses

Tax-delinquent feds may lose bonuses

FEDERAL EYE | A GOP senator wants to bar financial awards for federal workers who owe back taxes.

National

Ohio delays all executions scheduled for this year

Ohio delays all executions scheduled for this year

The state has postponed six executions set for this year because it needs time to obtain the lethal injection drugs.

Technology

Catch the Super Bowl online for free

Catch the Super Bowl online for free

NBC will stream pregame coverage, the actual game, the halftime show, and the latest episode of “The Blacklist” thrown in as a bonus.

Business

The fall — and overhaul — of the American mall

The fall — and overhaul — of the American mall

Instead of abandoning once-thriving suburban malls, owners are sinking millions into risky redevelopments

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