Panel: Secret Service ‘starved for leadership’

An independent review recommended deep changes at the agency, including heightened security and a higher fence around the White House.

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    Marco Rubio polls himself, finds he is 100% right

    Marco Rubio polls himself, finds he is 100% right

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    The last episode of "The Colbert Report" will air tonight. (AP)

    Farewell, Stephen Colbert.
    (And hello, Stephen Colbert.)

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      Local News

      Son of ex-Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell charged with driving while intoxicated

      Son of ex-Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell charged with driving while intoxicated

      Robert Ryan McDonnell, 23, was arrested Thursday morning in Virginia Beach, authorities said.

      Water advisory remains near Logan Circle as tests indicate petroleum

      Water advisory remains near Logan Circle as tests indicate petroleum

      Three schools closed because of water problems in part of the Logan Circle and Shaw neighborhoods.

      Va. lawmaker accused in teen sex case to resign — then run for his seat again

      Va. lawmaker accused in teen sex case to resign — then run for his seat again

      Del. Joseph Morrissey, a Democrat, was convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

      The Nats will announce an 11-player trade today. This is what it means.

      The Nats will announce an 11-player trade today. This is what it means.

      ANALYSIS | This deal, in which the Nats will give up Steven Souza Jr., displays the team’s strengths.

      From paragon to pariah: The criticism of Robert Griffin has gone too far

      From paragon to pariah: The criticism of Robert Griffin has gone too far

      COLUMN | Yes, his play has been awful. But the regular vilification of sports figures is unfair and wrong.

      The federal government tweaks
      its leave policy for snow days

      The federal government tweaks <br>its leave policy for snow days

      Agencies won’t grant excused absences for workers already scheduled to be on paid leave.

      7 things to do in the D.C. area

      7 things to do in the D.C. area

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      Real Estate

      Fixed mortgage rate sinks to yearly low

      Fixed mortgage rate sinks to yearly low

      The 30-year average dropped to 3.8 percent, its lowest level since May 23, 2013.

      Federal Government

      Government tweaks its leave policy for snow days

      Government tweaks its leave policy for snow days

      FEDERAL EYE | Snow days will no longer count as excused absences for federal employees with scheduled paid time off for those dates.

      National

      Tainted water prompts new look at coal-ash dumps

      Tainted water prompts new look at coal-ash dumps

      Dam breaks and tainted wells prompt a harder look at coal-ash dumps that escaped EPA oversight for years.

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