In Paul-Rubio feud over Cuba, a preview of 2016

Two leading presidential hopefuls clash over Obama’s new policy to normalize relations, offering a glimpse of the GOP’s coming foreign policy debate.

North Korea calls for joint probe into Sony hacking

Pyongyang warned of “serious consequences” if the U.S. continued to accuse it of launching the cyberattack on the movie studio. Analysts dismissed North Korea’s plan as typical posturing.

After a good December, Obama faces hard choices

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The Redskins' Kerrigan rips the ball loose. (Toni L. Sandys/Post)

  • The Redskins' Kerrigan rips the ball loose.
  • (Toni L. Sandys/Post)
  • Redskins' DeSean Jackson catches a pass
  • (John McDonnell/Post)
  • Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III passes the ball.
  • (AP)
  • Redskins' Andre Roberts catches a pass.
  • (John McDonnell/Post)
  • Redskins kicker Forbath kicks a field goal.
  • (John McDonnell/Post)
  • Redskins running back Alfred Morris carries the ball.
  • (AP)

     
     

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