Radical Islam hotbeds simmer in French prisons

In a chaotic French prison where the Paris attackers made contacts, militancy lurks in the shadows. Sometimes, the best-behaved men are most dangerous.

Obama to propose budget that exceeds spending caps

The president is set to unveil his 2016 spending plan next week and plans to reverse the cuts imposed by lawmakers to discretionary domestic programs and to the defense budget, a senior administration official said.

(Rig in front of state capitol; a crack from a quake. (L, Davidson/Post)

Pinpointing cause of quakes in Okla. could truly shake state’s foundation

Last year, 567 quakes of at least 3.0 magnitude rocked a swath of the state. Oil and gas drilling are the implicit culprits, but some hesitate to blame an industry that has kept Okla.’s economy afloat.

Local News

Rain or sleet may hit before rush hour tonight, then a big chill tomorrow

Rain or sleet may hit before rush hour tonight, then a big chill tomorrow

WEATHER GANG | The next big chance of snow is Sunday, but it’s too early for a clear forecast.

The McDonnells could be cleared on appeal because of a fuzzy federal law

The McDonnells could be cleared on appeal because of a fuzzy federal law

COLUMN | Brace yourself: Despite convictions for corruption, the ex-governor and his wife could get off.

U-Va. sorority sisters were ordered back to the ’50s. Chastity belts next?

U-Va. sorority sisters were ordered back to the ’50s. Chastity belts next?

COLUMN | Making women stay in on fraternities’ bid night is not the answer to the school’s rape problem.

Caps snap losing streak with thrilling shutout win over rival Penguins

Caps snap losing streak with thrilling shutout win over rival Penguins

Alex Ovechkin scored twice and feisty Washington released its frustration in a fight-filled affair.

Montgomery Co. school board stays silent on Starr, takes no official action

Montgomery Co. school board stays silent on Starr, takes no official action

There were reports that the schools superintendent lacks the support for another term.

Where the Nats’ payroll stands after the record Max Scherzer megadeal

Where the Nats’ payroll stands after the record Max Scherzer megadeal

The signing of the ace pitcher may have bumped the Nationals into the top five spending teams in baseball.

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Concerns of another war erupt after deadly day at Lebanese-Israeli border

Concerns of another war erupt after deadly day at Lebanese-Israeli border

A day after lethal clashes — the fiercest in years — the border area appeared quiet this morning.

4 Pinocchios for claim about
‘escort’ ads and the Super Bowl

4 Pinocchios for claim about <br> ‘escort’ ads and the Super Bowl

FACT CHECKER | Two lawmakers claim the Super Bowl has become a large venue for sex trafficking.

Signaling a hunger to step back into ring, Romney attacks Hillary Clinton

Signaling a hunger to step back into ring, Romney attacks Hillary Clinton

During a speech, Romney made clear that a potential 2016 bid would focus on foreign affairs and poverty.

Russia’s bizarre proposal to condemn the 1989 ‘annexation’ of East Germany

Russia’s bizarre proposal to condemn the 1989 ‘annexation’ of East Germany

WORLDVIEWS | Lawmakers will consider a statement that would slam the reunification of Germany.

Real Estate

Home buyers’ top five regrets

Home buyers’ top five regrets

Here are some tips to avoid feeling remorse after your purchase.

Federal Government

House panel easily passes veterans sick-leave bill

House panel easily passes veterans sick-leave bill

FEDERAL DIARY | Lawmakers unanimously vote to give disabled vets increased leave but are haunted by partisanship.

National

‘Costly’ placebos are more effective, study finds

‘Costly’ placebos are more effective, study finds<br>

Parkinson's patients performed better when told they were receiving a pricier “drug,” researchers found.

Business

Federal Reserve leaves interest rates unchanged

Federal Reserve leaves interest rates unchanged

WONKBLOG | The Federal Reserve says “it can be patient” in deciding when to begin raising rates.

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