Islamic State failing to deliver promised ‘state’

Across the group’s territory in Iraq and Syria, a breakdown of services and deteriorating living conditions call into question its ability to govern and the sustainability of its ambition.

    Female veterans fight VA
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    Thousands have struggled to receive treatment and compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder caused by sexual trauma.

    Ukrainian Jewish immigrants arrive near Tel Aviv, Israel. (Oded Balilty/AP)

    Fleeing Ukraine’s civil war for Israel

    The Israeli government and a Christian-Jewish charity have resettled thousands of Jews trying to escape the fighting between nationalists and separatists along the Russian border.

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      D.C. Jewish-Muslim Christmas service event takes an unexpected turn

      An interfaith gathering turned out to be nearly all one faith, but the charitable mission was fulfilled.

      Downtown Bethesda could become Montgomery’s first ‘green’ community

      Downtown Bethesda could become Montgomery’s first ‘green’ community

      Planning entire neighborhoods or communities around sustainability is a growing national trend.

      John Wall leads Wizards’ crusade
      over the Knicks after on-court fight

      John Wall leads Wizards’ crusade <br>over the Knicks after on-court fight

      A late flagrant foul by Quincy Acy ignited a skirmish, forcing the pair to be separated and Acy’s ejection.

      D.C. police probing fatal Christmas
      Eve shooting, wounding by officers

      D.C. police probing fatal Christmas <br>Eve shooting, wounding by officers

      A robbery suspect was killed and a carjacking suspect hurt in separate incidents on a violent D.C. day.

      Moviegoers flock to theaters
      showing ‘The Interview’

      Moviegoers flock to theaters <br>showing ‘The Interview’

      Patrons changed their Christmas plans to see the comedy nearly yanked from the silver screen.

      Don’t worry: Scared Bao Bao has finally climbed down from the tree

      Don’t worry: Scared Bao Bao has finally climbed down from the tree

      One fan of the celebrity panda said she stayed up all night to keep an eye on the live cam.

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      Fast food consumption could be blunting schoolchildren’s brains

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      Ahead of 2016, Clinton tries to woo
      the Democratic Party’s liberal base

      Ahead of 2016, Clinton tries to woo <br>the Democratic Party’s liberal base

      She has aligned herself with populist issues and with Obama to tamp down a challenge from the left.

      First he built the Au Bon Pain empire.
      Then he made Panera omnipresent.

      First he built the Au Bon Pain empire. <br>Then he made Panera omnipresent.

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      Considering divorce? Is your spouse worth more? Better move to London.

      Considering divorce? Is your spouse worth more? Better move to London.

      High-profile break-ups and record settlements have made the city a magnet for non-breadwinners.

      Politics

      Rising populist movement tries to shape the Democratic Party’s future

      Rising populist movement tries to shape the Democratic Party’s future

      The push to draft Elizabeth Warren displays the party’s fault lines, but will it change the party’s track?

      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.

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