U.S.: Indictments are just the start of FIFA scrutiny

The indictments of 14 soccer figures allege decades of corruption, including a $10 million bribe to award the 2010 World Cup to South Africa and envelopes stuffed with cash to buy votes in a FIFA election.

How the U.S. can charge FIFA officials in Switzerland

THE FIX | Why, exactly, does the United States have jurisdiction to prosecute a case involving a foreign organization?

An agent patrols the Texas-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas. (AP)

Illegal border crossings at 20-year low

The slowdown — driven by tougher security and trends in Latin America — changes the dynamic of the border-security debate, an emerging flash point in the 2016 campaign.

    Local News

    O’Malley backers launch super PAC ahead of Democrat’s presidential bid

    O’Malley backers launch super PAC ahead of Democrat’s presidential bid

    Generation Forward leaders say the former Md. governor can be the best representative for young voters.

    Metro might hire outside consultant for “wall-to-wall” management review

    Metro might hire outside consultant for “wall-to-wall” management review

    Buffeted by criticism over service problems and money troubles, the agency wants “world-class” help.

    D.C. Council passes $13 billion budget focusing on schools, homelessness

    D.C. Council passes $13 billion budget focusing on schools, homelessness

    A flurry of last-minute phone calls and texts helped to hash out an agreement after weeks of division.

    Pr. George’s Baker drops proposal to raise property taxes by 15 percent

    Pr. George’s Baker drops proposal to raise property taxes by 15 percent

    Facing strong opposition, embattled leader urges the council to approve a smaller boost in schools funding.

    What happens when Alzheimer’s activists have Alzheimer’s themselves

    What happens when Alzheimer’s activists have Alzheimer’s themselves

    People with dementia who campaign for a cure face unusual challenges in the public arena.

    Exclusive Chevy Chase Club to
    parents: Your kids are brats!

    Exclusive Chevy Chase Club to <br>parents: Your kids are brats!

    Some children of Washington’s bluest-blood families are behaving badly at the genteel social institution.

    Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper in Nationals 3-0 win over the Cubs

    Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper in Nationals 3-0 win over the Cubs

    Scherzer has been the National League’s most untouchable starting pitcher; Harper its most lethal hitter.

    D.C.-area illegal immigrants still
    in limbo as court blocks Obama effort

    D.C.-area illegal immigrants still  <br>in limbo as court blocks Obama effort

    Though hopeful for relief from deportation, some make plans for the care of their U.S.-citizen children.

    Rahul Gupta gets life in prison for killing friend in Silver Spring

    Rahul Gupta gets life in prison for killing friend in Silver Spring

    During the trial, he tried to pin the crime on his girlfriend, but the jury did not believe him.

    After gumbo and beer, customer
    leaves a $2,000 tip at a D.C. eatery

    After gumbo and beer, customer <br>leaves a $2,000 tip at a D.C. eatery

    The bartender, chef and owner at Blue 44 in upper Northwest got a nice surprise from a regular patron.

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    A former Reagan aide says Fox News
    is bad for the Republican Party

    A former Reagan aide says Fox News <br>is bad for the Republican Party

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    Rick Santorum joins fray of hard-right 2016 hopefuls banking on GOP base

    Rick Santorum joins fray of hard-right 2016 hopefuls banking on GOP base

    He won 11 states in 2012, but faces a more crowded — and likely more difficult — primary this time around.

    It’s not just Ivy Leaguers who win MacArthur Foundation genius grants

    It’s not just Ivy Leaguers who win MacArthur Foundation genius grants

    The 918 recipients hail from 314 colleges and universities. Some didn’t attend college at all.

    That dark chocolate bar you love
    might not be what you think it is

    That dark chocolate bar you love <br> might not be what you think it is

    WONKBLOG | Most samples tested by the FDA contained milk, even though it wasn’t on the label.

    Politics

    White House: Congress playing ‘national security Russian roulette’

    White House: Congress playing ‘national security Russian roulette’

    The loss of terrorism and spy tools would put national security at risk, the Obama administration argues.

    Sports

    Harper, Scherzer power Nationals past Cubs

    Harper, Scherzer power Nationals past Cubs

    Scherzer has been the National League’s most untouchable starting pitcher, Harper its most lethal hitter. Both lifted the Nationals to a 3-0 win over the Cubs.

    Federal Government

    Casinos, strip clubs: Let feds use government credit cards in our establishments

    Casinos, strip clubs: Let feds use government credit cards in our establishments

    IN THE LOOP | Casinos and adult clubs want federal employees to be able to use their government credit cards.

    National

    EPA strengthens protections for small streams

    EPA strengthens protections for small streams

    The controversial rule places smaller waterways under U.S. safeguards, setting up fight with states and Congress.

    Business

    Union Market developer seeks $90 million boost from city

    Union Market developer seeks $90 million boost from city

    Money would fund overhaul of warehouse district of Northeast D.C. into neighborhood full of apartments and shops.

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