Obama, Hagel agreed it was time for new leadership, a senior defense official says

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted his resignation Monday, bowing to pressure from the White House to step down after less than two years in the job in what could portend a broader shakeup among President Obama’s national security team.

Hagel testifies before a Senate committee in June 2013.

    Former mayor’s death stuns leaders, residents of the city he personified

    Former mayor’s death stuns leaders, residents of the city he personified

    His death shocked D.C., where he reigned as the most famous and rollicking political star for 50 years.

    Fierce fight expected for Barry’s seat as D.C. Council undergoes makeover

    Fierce fight expected for Barry’s seat as D.C. Council undergoes makeover

    It has now lost its most senior politician and outspoken supporter of spending on social programs.

    East Coast storm on Wednesday could slam D.C. with 0 to 14 inches of snow

    East Coast storm on Wednesday could slam D.C. with 0 to 14 inches of snow

    WEATHER GANG | Forecasters can’t yet get more specific on what will happen on the busy travel day.

    Are there really two Arlingtons?
    And will only the richer one survive?

    Are there really two Arlingtons? <br>And will only the richer one survive?

    Some blame a north-south split for the collapse of a planned streetcar system along Columbia Pike.

    SANTA CLARA, CA - NOVEMBER 23 : Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is slow to get up after being sacked in the third quarter during a game between the San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins at Levi's Stadium on November 23, 2014 in Santa Clara, CA. San Francisco beat Washington 17-13.(Photo by Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post)

    RGIII after a third quarter sack. (Ricky Carioti/Post)

    RGIII’s time may be running out

    COLUMN | After yet another subpar performance, the Redskins must ask how much longer they can wait for their quarterback to develop.

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    Cosby in 1982. (AP)

    Cosby in 1982. (AP)

    Alleged Cosby 'fixer' comes out of the shadows

    He describes disbursing payments to women as part of “coverup.”

    D.C. feels like a second-class airport city. That probably won’t change.

    D.C. feels like a second-class airport city. That probably won’t change.

    OPINION | The president of a D.C. PR firm says residents should ask politicians to make travel a priority.

    7 things to do this week — for free

    7 things to do this week — for free

    GOING OUT GUIDE | Learn to swing dance after Thanksgiving dinner or check out ZooLights.

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    Cleveland police kill 12-year-old boy after BB gun mistaken for real firearm

    Cleveland police kill 12-year-old boy after BB gun mistaken for real firearm

    Police said the officer ordered the boy to raise his hands, but he reached for the BB gun.

    4 Pinocchios for White House comment on Bush immigration action

    4 Pinocchios for White House comment on Bush immigration action

    FACT CHECKER | A newspaper article published nearly a quarter-century ago is creating debate.

    Iran nuclear talks extended through June after ‘substantial progress’ made

    Iran nuclear talks extended through June after ‘substantial progress’ made

    The U.S. and 5 other countries were unable to reach a comprehensive agreement with Iran on Monday.

    As Russian planes move in, anxious Finland weighs joining NATO

    As Russian planes move in, anxious Finland weighs joining NATO

    The incidents are part of a pattern of aggressive Russian behavior that has radiated across Europe.

    Spotlight | Editors’ Pick

    Cosby accusers detail alleged
    sex assaults

    In new interviews, several women who have accused the cultural icon speak about alleged incidents from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

    Entertainer Bill Cosby gestures during an interview on Nov. 6, 2014.

    Sports

    As losses mount, Robert Griffin III vows not to quit

    As losses mount, Robert Griffin III vows not to quit

    REDSKINS BLOG | Washington’s quarterback voices resolute faith in Jay Gruden’s system and his own ability to improve.

    Federal Government

    Federal officials issue new code of conduct for police highway seizures

    Federal officials issue new code of conduct for police highway seizures

    FEDERAL EYE | The guidance is meant to help curb the number of questionable civil seizures of cash and property from motorists amid a federal civil-rights lawsuit.

    National

    Media outlets descend on Ferguson as decision looms

    Media outlets descend on Ferguson as decision looms

    Many residents welcomed the spotlight, but some say say news organizations produced a warped portrait of the city.

    Business

    Behind the scenes at Best Buy’s Black Friday dress rehearsal

    Behind the scenes at Best Buy’s Black Friday dress rehearsal

    An inside look at the excruciating detail that goes into keeping shoppers moving and keeping them happy on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

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