Congress passes 1-week extension for DHS funding

Averting a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, the House and Senate approved a one-week stopgap bill after an earlier attempt for a 20-day measure failed in the House.

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.

The body of Boris Nemtsov lies on a bridge near St. Basil's Cathedral. (Getty)

The drive-by shooting of Boris Nemtsov on a bridge in Moscow has the potential to open a violent new chapter in Russian political life.

Local News

Bowser vows trash collection ‘blitz’

Bowser vows trash collection ‘blitz’

A District official described a garbage “emergency,” with 200 tons uncollected because of snow.

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 their 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 public officials at $100 and require police to be informed of more crimes at colleges.

D.C. changes school boundaries

D.C. changes school boundaries

Mayor Bowser’s tweaks immediately expand the options for some families east of the Anacostia River.

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, 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.”

This store lets you test-drive ovens, washing machines, even showers

This store lets you test-drive ovens, washing machines, even showers

The seven Pirch stores in the U.S. encourage their customers to get personal with their products.

White House draft of a consumer privacy bill is out; even FTC is worried

White House draft of a consumer privacy bill is out; even FTC is worried

THE SWITCH | Privacy advocates are concerned that the legislation might actually make things worse.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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