Congress passes 1-week extension for DHS funding

President Obama signed the measure just before the midnight deadline. It marked the end of a whirlwind day of talks and a stinging defeat for the House GOP.

GOP states that resisted Obamacare revisit stance

At least six states that refused to set up their own marketplaces fret over a possible court decision that would revoke subsidies for millions of Americans.

Flowers are left where Boris Nemtsov was fatally shot. (Reuters)

The assassination of one of Vladimir Putin’s harshest critics leaves Boris Nemtsov’s allies expressing fears for their own lives.

Local News

Another storm possible tomorrow, bringing a mix of rain and sleet

Another storm possible tomorrow, bringing a mix of rain and sleet

WEATHER GANG | The storm ahead won't be big but might bring enough freezing rain to cause problems.

Metro’s search for general manager set back by 3 finalists’ withdrawals

Metro’s search for general manager set back by 3 finalists’ withdrawals

They feared their names would be known after a TV reporter learned where they work, officials said.

Schools face new challenges as poverty grows in inner suburbs

Schools face new challenges as poverty grows in inner suburbs

Suburbs closest to their cities face a rising number of poor kids with more needs than affluent peers.

Inside one of the most intense, and unusual, Pentagon contracting wars

Inside one of the most intense, and unusual, Pentagon contracting wars

Falls Church-based General Dynamics lobbies for at least part of a contract that it didn’t bid on.

Deals on ethics rules, reporting of sexual assaults wrap up Va. session

Deals on ethics rules, reporting of sexual assaults wrap up Va. session

Bills will cap gifts to officials at $100 and require police to be informed of more crimes at colleges.

Our first pick has gotten married.
So she sent a friend as her proxy.

Our first pick has gotten married. <br>So she sent a friend as her proxy.

DATE LAB | A woman’s college dorm mate connects with a man who, like her, is shy but ambitious.

Geer case has Fairfax supervisors taking another look at attorney

Geer case has Fairfax supervisors taking another look at attorney

Lawmakers want answers from the county attorney about a probe of the police shooting of an unarmed man.

Head cheese draws more fans,
who are tres aware it isn’t cheese

Head cheese draws more fans, <br>who are tres aware it isn’t cheese

PLATE LAB | Whatever you call the dish, it’s an easy way to take part in the nose-to-tail dining movement.

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Emotionless, yet beloved: Nimoy and the lasting dignity of being Spock

Emotionless, yet beloved: Nimoy and the lasting dignity of being Spock

APPRECIATION | He and his “Star Trek” co-stars taught us the real meaning of “Live long and prosper.”

Rand Paul wows CPAC crowd as
Jeb Bush faces mix of cheers, boos

Rand Paul wows CPAC crowd as <br>Jeb Bush faces mix of cheers, boos

Despite some heckling, Bush pressed his view that Republicans “have to start being for things again.”

Wal-Mart exec explains why company decided to finally pay workers more

Wal-Mart exec explains why company decided to finally pay workers more

WONKBLOG | He says it was something more than a tight labor market or activist pressure.

Politics

In the face of heated competition,
Jeb Bush shines at CPAC appearance

In the face of heated competition, <br> Jeb Bush shines at CPAC appearance

THE FIX | Before an audience that was ready to embarrass him, he looked, in a word, presidential.

Sports

Wizards fall to lowly 76ers for sixth straight loss

Wizards fall to lowly 76ers for sixth straight loss

Washington’s free fall continues with 89-81 loss to 76ers, the Wizards’ 11th loss in their past 13 games.

Real Estate

Art deco duplex in Brightwood for $599,000

Art deco duplex in Brightwood for $599,000

Described in a 1935 article as “homes ahead of their times,” this semi-detached duplex in the Brightwood neighborhood was revolutionary in that era.

Federal Government

Pot’s legal in D.C., but not for feds

Pot’s legal in D.C., but not for feds

FEDERAL EYE | A Reagan-era executive order requires all U.S. government workers to be drug free.

National

Police: Rampage may have started after Mo. gunman found dead mother

Police: Rampage may have started after Mo. gunman found dead mother

Seven people in multiple homes were killed, but an elderly woman appeared to have died naturally.

Technology

Language barriers

Language barriers

We leave a trail of linguistic fingerprints, but as potential evidence to a crime, is it reliable?

Business

Inside one of the most intense, and unusual, Pentagon contracting wars

Inside one of the most intense, and unusual, Pentagon contracting wars

Falls Church-based General Dynamics lobbies for at least part of a contract that it didn’t bid on.

Diversions