Illegal border crossings said to hit 20-year low

The slowdown — driven by tougher security and trends in Latin America — changes the dynamic of the border-security debate, an emerging flash point in the 2016 campaign.

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    Woman pleads guilty in fatal stabbing of D.C. lawyer at the Donovan Hotel

    Woman pleads guilty in fatal stabbing of D.C. lawyer at the Donovan Hotel

    David Messerschmitt was stabbed repeatedly in the abdomen, groin and heart, according to police.

    Neighbors on edge after Chevy Chase
    is papered with anti-Semitic fliers

    Neighbors on edge after Chevy Chase <br>is papered with anti-Semitic fliers

    Police look for the person who left the hate-filled leaflets on almost every driveway on five streets.

    This vote could determine whether Prince Georgians pay more in taxes

    This vote could determine whether Prince Georgians pay more in taxes

    The Pr. George’s County Council is expected to vote on a budget that could approve or reject Baker’s plan.

    Rahul Gupta gets life in prison for killing friend in Silver Spring

    Rahul Gupta gets life in prison for killing friend in Silver Spring

    During the trial, he tried to pin the crime on his girlfriend, but the jury did not believe him.

    Exclusive Chevy Chase Club to
    parents: Your kids are brats!

    Exclusive Chevy Chase Club to <br>parents: Your kids are brats!

    Some children of Washington’s bluest-blood families are behaving badly at the genteel social institution.

    Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper power Nationals to 3-0 win over Cubs

    Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper power Nationals to 3-0 win over Cubs

    Scherzer has been the National League’s most untouchable starting pitcher, Harper its most lethal hitter.

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    Army lab inadvertently shipped anthrax to 9 states and South Korea

    Army lab inadvertently shipped anthrax to 9 states and South Korea

    The first sample was shipped from Utah to an undisclosed facility in Maryland and discovered there.

    George Pataki officially launches
    his 2016 candidacy for president

    George Pataki officially launches <br> his 2016 candidacy for president

    The former governor has not held office since 2007 and will formally declare his bid at a N.H. event.

    Breakthrough HIV study could change course of treatment for millions

    Breakthrough HIV study could change course of treatment for millions

    Starting antiretroviral treatment early cuts the risk of serious illness or death by half, researchers found.

    What happens when Alzheimer’s activists have Alzheimer’s themselves

    What happens when Alzheimer’s activists have Alzheimer’s themselves

    People with dementia who campaign for a cure face unusual challenges in the public arena.

    A former Reagan aide says Fox News
    is bad for the Republican Party

    A former Reagan aide says Fox News <br>is bad for the Republican Party

    THE FIX | Bruce Bartlett isn’t the first on the right to ding the network. But is he overstating its influence?

    Federal Government

    Casinos, strip clubs: Let feds use government credit cards in our establishments

    Casinos, strip clubs: Let feds use government credit cards in our establishments

    IN THE LOOP | Casinos and adult clubs want federal employees to be able to use their government credit cards.

    National

    EPA strengthens protections for small streams

    EPA strengthens protections for small streams

    The controversial rule places smaller waterways under U.S. safeguards, setting up a fight with states and Congress.

    Business

    Union Market developer seeks $90 million boost from city

    Union Market developer seeks $90 million boost from city

    Money would fund overhaul of warehouse district of Northeast D.C. into neighborhood full of apartments and shops.

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