Obama to seek
7% increase over sequester levels

The president’s plan would end the sequester by spending $74 billion more than the caps Congress mandated four years ago in an attempt to reduce the federal deficit.

    3 U.S. contractors killed
    in shooting at Kabul airport

    An official said that the three Americans were civilian contractors. Another American contractor was wounded.

    The cast of ABC's "Black-ish." (ABC)

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      Nationals’ Jayson Werth pleads guilty to reckless driving, gets 5 days in jail

      The outfielder admitted to driving his Porsche at more than 100 mph on the Beltway in July.

      Your evening commute may get icy, especially north and west of Beltway

      Your evening commute may get icy, especially north and west of Beltway

      WEATHER GANG | The precipitation will likely happen between 3 and 7 p.m., starting off as sleet.

      U-Va. sorority sister: We’ve been reduced to objects of men’s pleasure

      U-Va. sorority sister: We’ve been reduced to objects of men’s pleasure

      GRADE POINT | A student responded to the order to stay home on fraternities’ bid night.

      Scandalized D.C. rabbi refuses to
      leave synagogue-owned home

      Scandalized D.C. rabbi refuses to <br>leave synagogue-owned home

      Rabbi Barry Freundel, accused of secretly videotaping women, was asked to vacate after his arrest.

      For the first time in nearly four years, Capital Bikeshare proposes fare hike

      For the first time in nearly four years, Capital Bikeshare proposes fare hike

      Program’s board is collecting public input about the increase, which could go into effect this spring.

      6-year-old sledding in driveway in critical condition after hitting car

      6-year-old sledding in driveway in critical condition after hitting car

      The boy was with other kids playing at a vacant house in McLean.

      RGIII: I wasn’t healthy and ‘it sucked,’ being benched was ‘unfortunate’ call

      RGIII: I wasn’t healthy and ‘it sucked,’ being benched was ‘unfortunate’ call

      SPORTS BOG | The Redskins player said he can’t wait to work with the team’s new quarterbacks coach.

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      Senate passes Keystone pipeline bill despite Obama’s promise to veto

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      ‘Get out of here, you low-life scum,’ McCain tells protesters at hearing

      ‘Get out of here,  you low-life scum,’ McCain tells protesters at hearing

      The senator confronted anti-war Code Pink protesters at a Senate hearing Thursday.

      Bill Gates on A.I.: ‘I don’t understand
      why some people are not concerned’

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      What’s going on with Bruce Jenner’s appearance, and is it wrong to ask?

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      Son of founding ‘Hog’ joins Redskins coaches

      REDSKINS BLOG | A former Virginia Tech linebacker, Chad Grimm named defensive quality control coach in Washington.

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