Hastert indicted over alleged secret payments

The longest-serving Republican speaker in the history of the U.S. House faces charges that he violated banking laws in a bid to pay $3.5 million to an unnamed individual to cover up “past misconduct.”

Economy shrank 0.7 % in first 3 months of the year

The contraction, the country’s third since the Great Recession, provides a troubling picture of the economy’s condition.

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    Man behind anti-Semitic fliers identified, will not face charges

    Man behind anti-Semitic fliers  identified, will not face charges

    The leaflets appeared in driveways and on doorsteps in Chevy Chase, Silver Spring and Georgetown.

    Local journalist among 6 killed in
    6 days across District of Columbia

    Local journalist among 6 killed in <br>6 days across District of Columbia

    The violence included a freeway shooting and the slaying of a woman at her apartment building.

    VA officials stop processing benefit claims to attend Chris Hansen talk

    VA officials stop processing benefit claims to attend Chris Hansen talk

    IN THE LOOP | The mandatory one-hour sessions left federal employees scratching their heads.

    7 things to know about O’Malley

    7 things to know about O’Malley

    The former Maryland governor is planning to take on Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic nomination.

    I just can’t motivate myself to
    tell my husband I love him

    I just can’t motivate myself to <br>tell my husband I love him

    LIVE Q&A | Columnist Carolyn Hax answers questions about the strange train we call life.

    Strap in for ‘The Shipment’ as it delivers weird, entertaining ride

    Strap in for ‘The Shipment’ as it delivers weird, entertaining ride

    REVIEW | Young Jean Lee’s play about race aims to knock the audience out of its comfort zone.

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    American wore a wire and helped build the case against FIFA officials

    American wore a wire and helped build the case against FIFA officials

    Chuck Blazer, a key figure in the history of American soccer, pleaded guilty to crimes in 2013.

    This 102-year-old German will
    finally be able to receive her Phd

    This 102-year-old German will <br>finally be able to receive her Phd

    She was a graduate student in 1937, but because of the Nazis, her academic career was sidelined.

    Cuba is removed from U.S. list
    of state sponsors of terrorism

    Cuba is removed from U.S. list <br>of state sponsors of terrorism

    The decision marks a major step before the reestablishment of full diplomatic relations.

    Iran’s evidence in Post reporter’s ‘espionage’ trial is a job application

    Iran’s evidence in Post reporter’s ‘espionage’ trial is a job application

    Jason Rezaian, imprisoned in Iran, applied unsuccessfully for a position in the Obama administration.

    Politics

    Pataki makes long-shot bid for presidency

    Pataki makes long-shot bid for presidency

    The former New York governor aims to position himself as a relative centrist in a right-leaning race.

    Real Estate

    Whimsical details abound in English Tudor manor on Severn River

    Whimsical details abound in English Tudor manor on Severn River

    HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The home is considered one of Maryland’s grandest, early-20th-century abodes.

    National

    Report: Women are more likely to have serious mental health problems than men

    Report: Women are more likely to have serious mental health problems than men

    New federal report highlights chronic-disease risks and daily life struggles for people with serious mental health problems.

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