FIFA president
to step down
amid scandal

Sepp Blatter’s surprise announcement came just days after he was reelected despite the indictment of other FIFA officials on corruption charges.

Bill ending NSA phone data collection heads to Obama

The Senate ended more than a week of sharp debate by passing the USA Freedom Act, which will end the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records after a six-month transition period.

(Staff and wire photos)

The foundation woos the world’s most powerful to help the powerless, but the very things that made it work for Bill Clinton have proved troublesome for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Local News

Scientology-backed drug rehab center unlikely to open at Maryland retreat

Scientology-backed drug rehab center unlikely to open at Maryland retreat

The Frederick Council voted against a historic designation, which was needed to establish the center.

Lanier: Deadly shooting on I-295 may have been part of a traffic altercation

Lanier: Deadly shooting on I-295 may have been part of a traffic altercation

Two people were shot Thursday during rush hour in Northern Va.

At 11th hour, D.C. United considers ditching Washington for Virginia

At 11th hour, D.C. United considers ditching Washington for Virginia

Despite a nearly finalized stadium deal, the soccer team is receptive to a pitch from the Va. governor.

Kirk Cousins: It’s my job to give Redskins ‘reason to play me’

Kirk Cousins: It’s my job to give Redskins ‘reason to play me’

With no clear spot on the depth chart, working hard is the backup quarterback’s job this season.

Nationals shut out Blue Jays, 2-0,
in first game of double-header

Nationals shut out Blue Jays, 2-0, <br>in first game of double-header

In Tuesday’s first game, Washington’s Jordan Zimmermann provides a long, productive start.

Five free things to do this week

Five free things to do this week

Have a bike and movie night, swing dance, celebrate Caribbean culture, or go to a poetry reading.

More Top Stories

Survivor recounts harrowing escape from sinking Chinese cruise ship

Survivor recounts harrowing escape from sinking Chinese cruise ship

Only 14 people of the 456 on board are known to have survived after the ship was overturned by a cyclone.

Poll: Hillary Clinton dominates,
but her image is eroding

Poll: Hillary Clinton dominates, <br> but her image is eroding

She is leading the Democratic nomination contest, but no front-runner has emerged for the GOP.

Video shows assistant pastor pushing trooper before fatal shooting in Okla.

Video shows assistant pastor pushing trooper before fatal shooting in Okla.

What was supposed to be a roadside rescue quickly escalated into a fatal altercation.

Health experts have figured out how much time you should sit each day

Health experts have figured out how much time you should sit each day

WONKBLOG | Spoiler alert: You will probably want to stand up from your desk while you read this story.

NASA is about to test a ‘flying saucer’ in preparation for a trip to Mars

NASA is about to test a ‘flying saucer’ in preparation for a trip to Mars

It isn’t revenge for “War of the Worlds,” but a device to test new parachutes for Mars’s atmosphere.

Advice to young scientist: Don’t worry about adviser peering down your shirt

Advice to young scientist: Don’t worry about adviser peering down your shirt

GRADE POINT | A response from Science Magazine’s career-advice columnist sparked wide backlash.

Politics

Can we please stop acting like campaign finance is a major voting issue?

Can we please stop acting like campaign finance is a major voting issue?

THE FIX | Outside of committed campaign finance reform advocates -- a single-digit percentage of the overall population -- getting big money out of politics simply isn’t a voting priority.

Federal Government

Watchdog: EPA workers get away
with timesheet fraud, watching porn

Watchdog: EPA workers get away <br> with timesheet fraud, watching porn

FEDERAL EYE | The inspector general describes a “culture of complacency” when it comes to employee misconduct.

National

Investigators: Was Amtrak engineer using cell phone when train crashed?

Investigators: Was Amtrak engineer using cell phone when train crashed?

His lawyer says no as NTSB compares phone records with timing of crash that killed 8, injured 200.

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