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Communities find themselves facing a tough choice as the effects of 12 years of war seep into the legal system: Are battle-scarred service members who do wrong at home the criminals or victims?
THE TAKE | In the two decades since the state’s Republicans embraced George W. Bush, Texas has become the epicenter of the conservative movement. Will the nation adopt those politics?
Chris Cillizza, Aaron Blake and Sean Sullivan
THE FIX | Many incumbents are in real trouble in states where victory in November should amount to a layup.
Week 3 Washington vs. Philadelphia
DeSean Jackson celebrates a touchdown. (Matt Rourke/AP)
Tie game as 4th quarter starts
T. Rees Shapiro
Charlottesville’s police chief issued an arrest warrant for the man.
Carol D. Leonnig, Spencer Hsu and Annys Shin
The Secret Service faces tough questions as it reviews security after the breach at the residence.
ON LOVE | Iliana Sanchez and Franklin Gonzales met at a cafe and found out how much they shared.
Sietsema: Riverstead in Chilhowie, Va., justifies a road trip
The Holland House grew from two stories into a 6,125-square-foot dwelling on nearly half an acre.
Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel can't resist chiming in on the team’s name.
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The world keeps insisting on assigning a gender. But what feels right to this 18-year-old is neither.
Nancy L. Wolf
ON PARENTING | Sometimes mothers need prompting to open up about a child with atypical skills.
GOVBEAT | Drivers in states with electronic tolls could end up footing unexpectedly expensive bills.
From concussions to arrests to socialism.
White House fence jumper captured on video
Tear gas fired on Syrians fleeing to Turkey
Health workers visit homes during Sierra Leone lockdown
Afghan presidential rivals sign deal to share power
Freed Turkish hostage describes capture by Islamic State
Pope urges Muslims to condemn extremism
New Zealand's National Party back to power for 3rd term
Hundreds of Batmen secure world record
Search underway for escaped California inmate
Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey as Islamic State advances
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Michael S. Rosenwald
Lately, both political parties are competing anew, this time on the number of steps they walk each day.
The pop-star-turned-Democratic-candidate is hoping to win over voters in a congressional race.
Basic goals such as getting married, having a secure job and owning a home still are cherished.
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The seat is yours. But water? That’s a fee. A carry-on bag? That’s another charge. Spirit’s fares are lowest, but the fees are plentiful.
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THE FIX | One day after a scathing story, it was air-kisses all around between the DNC chair and party luminaries.
Thomas Andrillon and Sid Kouider
New research has revived the age-old fantasy of sleep learning.
COLUMN | He heaps scorn on Muriel Bowser’s shortage of achievements, yet he still trails her.
Denard Span atones from an earlier outfield gaffe with an RBI hit to cap a 3-run rally in the 7th inning.
Roger K. Lewis
Like good architecture, a good streetscape should aspire to achieve aesthetic as well as practical goals.
Going Out Guide
Vienna’s quiet and quirky historic zone combines 19th-century charms with two-wheeled accessibility.
FEDERAL EYE | The Department of Veterans Affairs has only been fully recognizing married same-sex couples in states that have marriage equality.
People from across the nation are expected in NYC to participate in what’s billed as the largest march ever on global warming.
The romantic comedy genre is supposedly dead. Looks like someone forgot to tell the 2014 fall television season.
COMIC RIFFS | A new academic work helps fill the void of published scholarship on the history of black comics and their creators.
Scientists say carbon fiber polymers can make cars lighter, safer and more fuel efficient. Here’s one vision of that future.
COLUMN | The loans can help retirees strapped for cash, but borrowers need to be careful.
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