Ill will toward NYPD lingers for blacks, Latinos

New York’s crime rate has plummeted, but the Bloomberg-era “stop and frisk” practice triggered particular resentment toward the department, which has a history of aggressive tactics.

1 CDC worker in Atlanta may have been exposed to Ebola

The technician has no symptoms after the incident Monday, when a virus sample was mistakenly moved from the Ebola research lab to a second lab.

Islamic State captures downed Jordanian pilot

But the U.S. rejected militant claims that the plane was shot down over Syria.

James Franco, center, and Seth Rogen star in the movie. (Columbia Pictures)

‘The Interview’ falls short of the hype

MOVIE REVIEW | Caught in a firestorm with North Korea, the film isn’t nearly as politically pointed as the kerfuffle suggested.

    The film is actually surprisingly subversive

    WONKBLOG | The mockery of Kim Jong Un could challenge the ruling regime if pirated copies get into North Korea.

    Local News

    2 D.C. police-involved shootings leave
    1 suspect dead, another wounded

    2 D.C. police-involved shootings leave <br>1 suspect dead, another wounded

    Police said a robbery suspect was fatally shot after he fired on officers. A carjacking suspect also was shot.

    For those on a mission to spread their faith, Christmas week is prime time

    For those on a mission to spread their faith, Christmas week is prime time

    Americans say they are more open to hearing a message about faith at Christmas than at any other time.

    A lost engagement ring. A frantic search. And a Christmas miracle.

    A lost engagement ring. A frantic search. And a Christmas miracle.

    Maybe someone would find the ring, Hayley Plack’s fiance told her. Maybe that person would find them.

    The Christmas Eve rainstorm may get a thunderous finale around midnight

    The Christmas Eve rainstorm may get a thunderous finale around midnight

    WEATHER GANG | Temperatures are rising slowly, and tomorrow should by dry and sunny, but windy.

    Bao Bao touched a hot wire and now she won’t come down from a tree

    Bao Bao touched a hot wire and now she won’t come down from a tree

    D.C.’s favorite panda cub is fine but has been up in the tree since Tuesday, the National Zoo said.

    Not everyone in this town is a turkey. These nonprofits lent a hand this year.

    Not everyone in this town is a turkey. These nonprofits lent a hand this year.

    COLUMN | These “Holiday Angels” served the needy and comforted the afflicted in the region.

    Man kills 650-pound black bear
    while hunting in Fauquier County

    Man kills 650-pound black bear <br>while hunting in Fauquier County

    The bear, which ranks among the biggest ever killed in Virginia, yielded about 100 pounds of meat.

    Of course this homeless man
    won’t be spending Christmas alone

    <i>Of course</i> this homeless man <br>won’t be spending Christmas alone<br>

    People stepped up when he made a plea for Thanksgiving. The invitations haven’t stopped.

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    Police officer fatally shoots a black teen just 5 miles from Ferguson, Mo.

    Police officer fatally shoots a black teen just 5 miles from Ferguson, Mo.

    The victim pointed a gun at the officer, who was doing a business check at a gas station, police said.

    White House set to ramp up transfers
    of prisoners from Guantanamo

    White House set to ramp up transfers <br>of prisoners from Guantanamo

    However, President Obama faces congressional opposition to moving or releasing detainees.

    Forget the War on Christmas. The War on Jewish Christmas must end.

    Forget the War on Christmas. The War on Jewish Christmas must end.

    POSTEVERYTHING | Move over, conservatives. A more pernicious religious attack is underway.

    Sports

    Breeland a secret no longer

    Breeland a secret no longer

    A fourth-round pick out of Clemson, rookie cornerback has been one of Redskins’ top defensive players.

    Real Estate

    Mortgage rates wander up slightly heading into holiday

    Mortgage rates wander up slightly heading into holiday

    The 30-year fixed-rate average edged up to 3.83 percent, but has remained below 4 percent for all but two weeks since October.

    Federal Government

    Meet the ‘elves’ who staff the Santa-tracker call center

    Meet the ‘elves’ who staff the Santa-tracker call center

    FEDERAL EYE | Members of the Hines family have volunteered with the NORAD Tracks Santa call center for the past four years..

    National

    Deadly storm races toward the Great Lakes

    Deadly storm races toward the Great Lakes

    WEATHER GANG | The storm could ignite a second round of dangerous thunderstorms in the Southeast today, with soaking rains up the East Coast.

    Diversions