U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs in February

For the 12th month in a row, the nation added more than 200K jobs, extending a labor market boom that is powering the economy. The unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent, a new post-recession low.

‘Superbug’ outbreak raises
questions on a healing tool

Sometimes-deadly infections have been traced back to the care of scopes used in the digestive tract.

A snowman smiles near the Mall. (Astrid Riecken/For The Post)

Beneath all that snow is spring,
if you know where to look for it

Thursday’s late snow storm has frustrated gardeners, sandal shoppers and miniature schnauzers all longing for a change.

Local News

Blistering wind chill smacks D.C. area early Friday as the frigid air lingers

Blistering wind chill smacks D.C. area early Friday as the frigid air lingers

WEATHER GANG | Yes, it's cold. But think positively. This may be our last extremely cold day this winter.

I was a professor at four universities. I still couldn’t make ends meet.

I was a professor at four universities. I still couldn’t make ends meet.

POSTEVERYTHING | The work was rewarding, but the wages and commute around D.C. were not.

Controversial new computer-based tests roll out in Md., D.C. schools

Controversial new computer-based tests roll out in Md., D.C. schools

The amount of classroom time devoted to testing due to the lack of technology lead the concerns.

Fairfax officials trying to oust deputy county attorney over Geer case

Fairfax officials trying to oust deputy county attorney over Geer case

Documents show that Cynthia Tianti told police to withhold investigative files from the prosecutor.

Prosecutors question D.C. crime lab’s handling of some DNA evidence

Prosecutors question D.C. crime lab’s handling of some DNA evidence

The U.S. attorney’s office has been sending samples to outside labs, but officials defend their work.

Morning Mix

Stories from all over

Protest Monday In New Delhi. (AP)

Protest Monday In New Delhi. (AP)

India fails to silence film exposing New Delhi bus gang rape

Frantic government censorship falls to ubiquitous social media.

7 things to do this weekend

7 things to do this weekend

GOING OUT GUIDE | D.C. United kicks off a new season and “The Originalist” opens at Arena Stage.

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Spacecraft arrives at Ceres, one of solar system’s last unexplored planets

Spacecraft arrives at Ceres, one of solar system’s last unexplored planets

While Dawn is in orbit, NASA hopes to learn the evolution of the planet and the history of our solar system.

Clinton e-mail review could reveal whether she violated security policies

Clinton e-mail review could reveal whether she violated security policies

The State Department is looking into whether the e-mails included sensitive information.

The chief justice made just one inquiry about Obamacare. What did it mean?

The chief justice made just one inquiry about Obamacare. What did it mean?

Interpreting John Roberts’s question doesn’t ensure much, but it doesn’t stop us from guessing his view.

Federal Government

Report says procedures put a chilling effect on potential FBI whistleblowers

FEDERAL DIARY | A GAO report and Senate hearing look at protocol that dissuades feds from pointing out waste or abuse.

National

‘American Sniper’ trial: Why prosecutors often don’t seek death penalty

‘American Sniper’ trial: Why prosecutors often don’t seek death penalty

Chris Kyle’s killer received a life-without-parole sentence. Why didn’t the prosecutor pursue the death penalty? It’s complicated.

Business

Is China’s 1929 moment coming?

Is China’s 1929 moment coming?

WONKBLOG | Even though China’s economy is still growing more than 7 percent, its debt bubble is looking rather ominous.

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