U.S., Mideast partners pound targets for first time in Syria

The waves of warplanes and Tomahawk cruise missiles targeted the militants’ training compounds, storage facilities and finance center in an aggressive and risky operation that marked a new phase in the conflict.

In Iraq, Islamic State assault leaves hundreds missing

The attack on a base has highlighted the shortcomings of an army that the U.S. has spent billions of dollars equipping.

A U.S. missile is launched in strikes against the Islamic State. (EPA)

Strikes targeted cell plotting attack

In addition to a campaign against the Islamic State, the U.S. also hit overnight a little known, but well-resourced al-Qaeda cell.

Local News

White House’s fence vulnerability
was pinpointed in 1990s mock attack

White House’s fence vulnerability <br>was pinpointed in 1990s mock attack

Six to eight attackers climbing over at once could overwhelm officers, the study showed.

MRI confirms the worst for Redskins veteran Hall: He’s out for the season

MRI confirms the worst for Redskins veteran Hall: He’s out for the season<br>

The ruptured Achilles’ tendon robs the team of one of its top defensive playmakers.

D.C. Council is set to allow people to carry concealed guns. No one is happy.

D.C. Council is set to allow people to carry concealed guns. No one is happy.<br>

The bill poised for passage will replace the city’s ban on guns that a federal judge struck down in July.

‘Wanted’ poster issued for man
seen with missing U-Va. student

‘Wanted’ poster issued for man <br>seen with missing U-Va. student

Jesse Matthew Jr. — who was seen with Hannah Graham — is sought on two counts of reckless driving.

PARIS, FRANCE - Anna Coleman Ladd, in her studio holding her painting palette, standing behind a French soldier who has been fitted with one of her masks. The World War I veteran 's chin and forehead are his own but the face is a prosthetic mask. Ladd, American artist/sculptor, founded the American Red Cross 'Studio for Portrait-Masks' to provide cosmetic masks to be worn by men who had been badly disfigured in World War I. (Library of Congress photograph)

Ladd with a French soldier in Paris. (Library of Congress)

When soldiers’ faces were mutilated in WWI, she made them new ones

Sculptor Anna Coleman Ladd created exquisite metal masks to conceal men’s gruesome war injuries.

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Hope Solo before a game in N.Y. (Getty)

Hope Solo before a game in N.Y. (Getty)

The spectacular rise and humiliating fall of Hope Solo

Her family is again in the news but for very different reasons.

Pr. George’s schools CFO resigns
days after insurance fraud revealed

Pr. George’s schools CFO resigns <br>days after insurance fraud revealed

Colby White and his wife, who worked for the system as an auditor, had been on administrative leave.

The jobs used to be washing dishes. Now many have become the boss.

The jobs used to be washing dishes. Now many have become the boss.

Over 40 years, the region’s largest immigrant community — 300,000 Salvadorans — has evolved.

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Israelis kill 2 Hamas members suspected in kidnap, murder of 3 teens

Israelis kill 2 Hamas members suspected in kidnap, murder of 3 teens

The abduction of the three students was part of a series of events that led to the 50-day war in Gaza.

New plan to fight Ebola would
move the sick out of their homes

New plan to fight Ebola would <br>move the sick out of their homes

The WHO-backed effort in Liberia is an intermediate step between new treatment facilities and home care.

See ya later, pumpkin spice: Starbucks is now testing a beer-flavored latte

See ya later, pumpkin spice: Starbucks is now testing a beer-flavored latte

Ohio and Fla. are the test areas for the “savory toasty malt”-flavored drink — no alcohol included.

Tattoos seem more popular than
ever, but is that artistic ink safe?

Tattoos seem more popular than <br> ever, but is that artistic ink safe?

Studies looking for links to cancer from inks have failed to find evidence, but questions remain.

Local Columnists

The Secret Service messes up
and we pay the price? No way.

The Secret Service messes up <br>and we pay the price? No way.

COLUMN | How about the Secret Service starts by doing what most folks do? Lock. The. Doors.

Sports

A case for Anthony Rendon’s NL MVP candidacy

A case for Anthony Rendon’s NL MVP candidacy

NATIONALS JOURNAL | Clayton Kershaw is likely the favorite for the NL MVP award but Rendon has been the best player on the NL’s best team.

Real Estate

The importance of a well-designed street

The importance of a well-designed street

Like good architecture, a good streetscape should aspire to achieve aesthetic as well as practical goals.

Federal Government

Does the United States need a Department of Homeland Security?

Does the United States need a Department of Homeland Security?

FEDERAL EYE | Many people in homeland-security circles question the idea of a single department composed of automonous agencies with clashing work cultures.

National

Southern states are now the U.S. epicenter of HIV/AIDS

Southern states are now the U.S. epicenter of HIV/AIDS

Southern states now have the largest percentage of people living with the disease.

Lifestyle

My weekend with Oprah and trying to find the life I want

My weekend with Oprah and trying to find the life I want

Winfrey brought her life-improvement tour to Washington, and here's what happened.

Arts

A whirlwind welcome for new Kennedy Center president

A whirlwind welcome for new Kennedy Center president

Deborah Rutter, three weeks into the job, meets a flurry of new faces in a big kickoff weekend.

Business

Countries are completely missing their emissions targets

Countries are completely missing their emissions targets

WONKBLOG | Even many industrialized countries are going to blow through the 2020 targets they agreed to meet at earlier climate summits.

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