New U.S. plan: ‘Leaner, meaner’ Iraqi force

After learning hard lessons rebuilding foreign militaries over the past dozen years, the strategy is to train a vanguard element within the larger army to take the offensive against Islamic State militants.

Dulles in trouble as traffic shifts to Reagan National

Sometime next year, more fliers will travel through Reagan than Dulles — an airport 14 times its neighbor’s size.

Yamir, left, and Chelsea in front of the Managua cityscape. (TLC)

For recently engaged couples, 90 days to show what love’s got to do with it

TV REVIEW | Premarital test-drives by Americans and foreigners make for genuine reality viewing on TLC’s “90 Day Fiance.”

    Local News

    Prince George’s schools under fire after private employee data leaked

    Prince George’s schools under fire after private employee data leaked

    More than 10,000 workers’ names, Social Security numbers and birth dates were compromised.

    Woman in critical condition after car plunges 75 feet into Annapolis creek

    Police say alcohol was likely a factor. Two other occupants from the car refused medical treatment.

    Gov.-elect Hogan won with public money, but fund’s future is uncertain

    Gov.-elect Hogan won with public money, but fund’s future is uncertain

    In Maryland, the income-tax checkoff that was used to build the fund was scrapped by lawmakers in 2010.

    Arlington board tensions could hamper work after streetcar vote

    Arlington board tensions could hamper work after streetcar vote

    An Arlington County Board member refused to shake another’s hand last week, underlining the acrimony.

    Roasting 9,800 lbs of turkey so ill folks can have Thanksgiving dinner

    Roasting 9,800 lbs of turkey so ill folks can have Thanksgiving dinner

    Food & Friends volunteers prepare meals for those with HIV, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

    Small Business Saturday takes a twist for two local entrepreneurs

    Small Business Saturday takes a twist for two local entrepreneurs

    She started as an employee. On Saturday, she’ll be back in the boutique for a different reason.

    What to do in Penn Quarter

    What to do in Penn Quarter

    STREET SMART | Walk Score ranks Penn Quarter the fifth most walkable community in the District.

    More Top Stories

    Online or in-store holiday shopping? The new reality is a little of both.

    Online or in-store holiday shopping? The new reality is a little of both.

    Retailers are courting the “omnichannel” customer who may come from any direction.

    In Ferguson, it was the worst of Thanksgivings, yet the best, too

    In Ferguson, it was the worst of Thanksgivings, yet the best, too

    As residents cope with racial strife, the St. Louis suburb still finds much for which to be grateful.

    Why crime in big cities spikes
    during home pro football games

    Why crime in big cities spikes <br> during home pro football games

    WONKBLOG | For one, criminals likely find themselves with more options in crowded places.

    Ex-players describe loose practices with painkillers by NFL trainers

    Ex-players describe loose practices with painkillers by NFL trainers

    “I was never told ‘No,’” a former lineman said of the drugs. “I could get ’em from whomever.”

    Sports

    The young Wizards of Inglewood

    The young Wizards of Inglewood

    Twenty-five years before teaming up in Washington, Paul Pierce and Andre Miller dominated a YMCA league.

    Federal Government

    Advocacy groups warn about immigration scams

    Advocacy groups warn about immigration scams

    President Obama’s action may inspire greater effort to prey on those seeking legal status.

    National

    Ferguson is now a symbol, not a place

    Ferguson is now a symbol, not a place

    The suburb’s name will forever evoke feelings. How will it adjust to its emblematic meaning?

    Business

    Deal hunters fill big-box stores on Turkey Day

    Deal hunters fill big-box stores on Turkey Day

    As the retail industry pushes its annual barrage of door buster deals from Black Friday into what some call Black Thursday, deal hunters are flocking to the mall or firing up their computers to take advantage of an outpouring of discounts and special offers.

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