Overhaul shields 4 million from deportation

The president sought to convince Americans that his plans to change immigration laws were well within the precedent set by other administrations and did not amount to amnesty.

Republican leaders struggle to contain tea party rebellion

Bickering could threaten the GOP’s mission to appeal to a broader electorate and maintain stable governance.

An immigrant family from Washington embraces. (Sarah L. Voisin/Post)

  • An immigrant family from Washington embraces.
  • (Sarah L. Voisin/Post)
  • President Obama announces his immigration plan.
  • (Reuters)
  • People watch the president on an iPad.
  • (Evelyn Hockstein/Post)
  • The Latin Grammy Awards audience watches the speech.
  • (Reuters)
  • The Rodriguez family becomes emotional.
  • (Marlon Correa/Post)
  • Blanca Gamez and Rafeal Lopez embrace.
  • (Ronda Churchill/Post)
  • Ivania Castillo outside the White House.
  • (Evelyn Hockstein/Post)

Immigration plan’s winners and losers

Hours before the speech, millions of illegal immigrants waited to see how the president’s plan would affect their personal lives.

Local News

Woman with gun is arrested outside north fence of White House

Woman with gun is arrested outside north fence of White House

Secret Service officers saw her walking along the fence with a handgun at about 8 p.m. Thursday.

At this Arlington health clinic’s
lottery, medical care is the prize

At this Arlington health clinic’s <br>lottery, medical care is the prize

Each month, about 100 people with little money and big medical worries line up, hoping they’ll be chosen.

McAuliffe urges investigation after sexual assault allegations at U-Va.

McAuliffe urges investigation after sexual assault allegations at U-Va.

Va.’s governor said that he was “deeply disturbed” by the account detailed in a Rolling Stone article.

Safety concerns could delay debut of Metro’s new 7000 series rail cars

Safety concerns could delay debut of Metro’s new 7000 series rail cars

An oversight group says the transit agency hasn’t been thorough enough in evaluating the first batch.

Larry Michael slams the Redskins; expect to see Hogettes flying next

Larry Michael slams the Redskins;  expect to see Hogettes flying next

D.C. SPORTS BOG | Even the team’s Minister of Happiness has his breaking point.

Five Virginia inmates file lawsuit
over conditions on death row

Five Virginia inmates file lawsuit <br>over conditions on death row

They allege that their nearly constant solitary confinement is a form of cruel and unusual punishment.

Police search for information on car possibly linked to Lyon sisters case

Police search for information on car possibly linked to Lyon sisters case

Bedford County, Va., authorities say a station wagon may have been used in the girls’ abduction in 1975.

Bill Cosby’s interview with AP shows power and privilege in operation

Bill Cosby’s interview with AP shows power and privilege in operation

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | Cosby had suggested that questions about rape allegations were irresponsible.

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Traveling for Thanksgiving? You’ll have lots of company on the roads.

Traveling for Thanksgiving? You’ll have lots of company on the roads.

Gas is cheaper, and AAA predicts that at least 1 million will be leaving the region for the holiday.

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Conservatives rebel against a GOP megadonor’s gambling agenda

Conservatives rebel against a GOP megadonor’s gambling agenda

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson wants to ban Internet gambling, but some say that violates states’ rights.

As Ferguson decision nears, St. Louis area teens fear eruption of civil unrest

As Ferguson decision nears, St. Louis area teens fear eruption of civil unrest

Some schools gave out homework packets in case of closings in the aftermath of the announcement.

Why Elizabeth Warren would be
a very dangerous candidate in 2016

Why Elizabeth Warren would be <br> a very dangerous candidate in 2016

THE FIX | She has said she is not running for president. But just for the sake of argument, let’s say she did.

More women are freezing their eggs, hoping to buy time before having kids

More women are freezing their eggs, hoping to buy time before having kids

Among urban women in their 30s, egg freezing is trending. But the choice is hardly a perfect one.

Why are China and Thailand scared
of the new ‘Hunger Games’ movie?

Why are China and Thailand scared <br>of the new ‘Hunger Games’ movie?

WORLDVIEWS | The blockbuster’s overtly political narrative may have fallen afoul of government censors.

Sports

Gruden not playing transition game

Gruden not playing transition game

Redskins coach says he’s still in the business of winning games and won’t play young players simply to give them experience.

Real Estate

Fixed mortgage rates fall for the second week in a row

Fixed mortgage rates fall for the second week in a row

The 30-year fixed-rate average drops to 3.99 percent, falling below 4 percent for the first time in three weeks.

Federal Government

Rep. Chaffetz seeks to fire ‘bad apples’ in federal workforce

Rep. Chaffetz seeks to fire ‘bad apples’ in federal workforce

FEDERAL DIARY | Chaffetz, incoming committee chair, wants to make it easier to fire feds and tax delinquent staffers.

National

U.S. seeking to speed up blood sample testing in Liberia

U.S. seeking to speed up blood sample testing in Liberia

Even as officials no longer predict exponential increase in cases, the epidemic poses new challenges.

Business

The average student debt burden in each state--in one alarming map

WONKBLOG | Six of the 10 states with the highest debt loads are located in the Northeast.

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