Troops bound for Afghanistan find new uncertainty

As the war in Afghanistan wanes, the troops deploying for a final tour are heading out with a different focus, finding they still have a long way to go.

U-Va. fraternities suspended in light of rape allegations

The suspension — coming days after a Rolling Stone account of a gang rape in 2012 — will continue until the spring semester begins Jan. 9.

Turkeys feed in a suburban Virginia back yard. (Photo courtesy Bill Hankel)

Wild turkeys return with a vengeance

They were nearly extinct a century ago, but now 7 million turkeys roam across the American landscape, sometimes unnerving unsuspecting suburbanites with their aggressive behavior.

Local News

D.C. team’s strategy to win
the Olympics begins to emerge

D.C. team’s strategy to win <br>the Olympics begins to emerge

Organizers of the local bid for the 2024 Summer Games are envisioning a walkable event.

‘Major’ storm could bring snow to D.C. the day before Thanksgiving

‘Major’ storm could bring snow to D.C.  the day before Thanksgiving

WEATHER GANG | Substantial rain and/or snow could be possible if the storm develops into a nor’easter.

Asking the Answer Man: How did Fairfax’s Gallows Road get its name?

Asking the Answer Man: How did Fairfax’s Gallows Road get its name?

COLUMN | Librarians get this question frequently, but if you think it’s an easy one, you’d be wrong.

Police search for 3 men after report
of sexual assault of GWU student

The victim was attacked after the men followed her into an alley in Foggy Bottom, a university alert said.

Updating a midcentury modern home creates contemporary take on classic

Updating a midcentury modern home creates contemporary take on  classic

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The Falls Church house was enlarged, but its period details were preserved.

Capitol Christmas tree sneaks into town at night to avoid D.C. traffic

Capitol Christmas tree sneaks into town at night to avoid D.C. traffic

Not a creature was stirring, not even the House, as the 88-foot tree ended its 2,000 mile trip from Minnesota.

For Wayne Madigo, comedy is a
way of life, but it’s not always funny

For Wayne Madigo, comedy is a <br>way of life, but it’s not always funny

COLUMN | The co-founder of a comic collective went homeless when he first quit his day job.

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As Black Friday approaches, a war of words between protesters, Wal-Mart

As Black Friday approaches, a war of words between protesters, Wal-Mart

Is a box of donations for workers a kind gesture, or a sign the retailer's employees don't earn enough?

Democrats ready to go for Clinton. Now she must show she’s ready, too.

Democrats ready to go for Clinton. Now she must show she’s ready, too.

THE TAKE | Much groundwork has been laid for a 2016 campaign, but she’ll need a disciplined strategy.

When a plane’s stuck on the tarmac, why aren’t passengers compensated?

When a plane’s stuck on the tarmac, why aren’t passengers compensated?

COLUMN | Airlines face civil fines of up to $27,500 per passenger, but travelers don’t see any money.

Intercepted communication prompted the investigation of a U.S. diplomat

Intercepted communication prompted the investigation of a U.S. diplomat

Surveillance of a Pakistani official led to suspicions that a former ambassador had passed secrets.

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The world’s biggest chocolate-maker says we’re running out of chocolate

The world’s biggest chocolate-maker says we’re running out of chocolate

WONKBLOG | There's no easy way to say this: You're eating too much of it. And it’s getting out of hand.

Teacher to parents: A letter about
that kid, the one your kid talks about

Teacher to parents: A letter about <br>

<i>that </i>kid, the one your kid talks about

ANSWER SHEET | A teacher reminds parents just what issues that kid may be dealing with.

‘Text neck’ is becoming an ‘epidemic’ and could wreck your spine

‘Text neck’ is becoming an ‘epidemic’ and could wreck your spine

The average adult can put up to 60 pounds of pressure on the spine when bent at a 60-degree angle.

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She has curves and no makeup:
Meet ‘normal Barbie’

A graphic designer created the doll to send a message to everyone that “reality can be beautiful.”

Thomas Wisniewki digs his car out of the snow following a massive snow storm in Buffalo, New York November 22, 2014. Warm temperatures and rain were forecast for the weekend in the city of Buffalo and western New York, bringing the threat of widespread flooding to the region bound for days by deep snow. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)

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Buffalo digging out from Snowmageddon

WASHINGTON, DC April 2: Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie with Pretzel Crust photographed on April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. Tableware from Crate and Barrel. (Photo by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

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Sports

Gruden not playing transition game

Gruden not playing transition game

Redskins coach says he’s still in the business of winning games and won’t play young players simply to give them experience.

Real Estate

Updating a midcentury modern home creates contemporary take on classic

Updating a midcentury modern home creates contemporary take on  classic

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The Falls Church house was enlarged, but its period details were preserved.

Federal Government

GOP senator calls on Jonathan Gruber to explain Obamacare ‘deceptions’

GOP senator calls on Jonathan Gruber to explain Obamacare ‘deceptions’

FEDERAL EYE | The request comes shortly after Republicans reveal that White House inflated the law’s enrollment statistics.

National

In wake of Florida State shooting, spotlight returns to mental health issues and violence

In wake of Florida State shooting, spotlight returns to mental health issues and violence

Authorities say May wounded three during the shooting at Strozier Library before he was killed in a shootout with police.

Business

Americans could save a fortune this winter if they understood thermostats

Americans could save a fortune this winter if they understood thermostats

WONKBLOG | We don’t realize how much money we're wasting by using that terrifying device incorrectly.

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