GOP discord undercuts efforts to fund DHS

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    Dari, left, and Jatika Hazen live on a Michigan reservation. (B. Mount/Post)

    Payday lending gives tribes a lifeline, but it comes with uneasy feelings

    Native Americans remember being victimized by the industry. Now reservations are raising much-needed revenue by selling expensive loans to the credit-constrained.

    Local News

    Ice storm curtails travel, threatens Monday morning commute

    Ice storm curtails travel, threatens Monday morning commute

    Roads in the Washington area were closed for periods, and numerous vehicles spun out or crashed.

    GOP infighting in Va. may harm the party’s White House bid in 2016

    GOP infighting in Va. may harm the party’s White House bid in 2016

    A rift between centrist conservatives and tea party activists is alarming prominent national Republicans.

    ‘Mommy was in an accident’: A family tries to heal after a fatal tragedy

    ‘Mommy was in an accident’: A family tries to heal after a fatal tragedy

    A grisly crash one year ago outside of an Arlington school left three children without their supermom.

    A year after she vanished, some hold out hope that Relisha is still alive

    A year after she vanished, some hold out hope that Relisha is still alive

    District authorities have since classified the search for the young girl as a “recovery mission.”

    $1.2 billion casino on track for 2016 opening at National Harbor

    $1.2 billion casino on track for 2016 opening at National Harbor

    MGM says the complex will feature 3,600 slot machines and 140 tables overlooking the Potomac River.

    D.C. needs a school just for black boys

    D.C. needs a school just for black boys

    COLUMN | A school for boys of color would ease a dialogue about the world around them.

    Historic gem or dated waste of space? A feisty debate over old school’s fate.

    Historic gem or dated waste of space? A feisty debate over old school’s fate.

    A civic association has made a final attempt to save the Wilson School amid plans to build a bigger facility.

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    The zodiacal light, left, and the Milky Way, right, are seen from the region of Salgotarjan, 109 kms northeast of Budapest, Hungary, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. The Zodiacal light, a cone-shaped shine, visible above the western horizon after sunset, is caused by the sunshine reflected from the interplanetary dust particles of the zodiacal cloud.  (AP Photo/MTI, Peter Komka)

    (Peter Komka / AP)

    Do we really want to know if there’s other intelligent life out there?

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    The most popular tongues in the area

    The most popular tongues in the area

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    Six words might decide the fate of Obamacare at the Supreme Court

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    Thousands march in Moscow to remember slain critic of Putin

    Thousands march in Moscow to remember slain critic of Putin

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    A $75 million question confronts Republican candidates for 2016

    A $75 million question confronts Republican candidates for 2016

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    A rare look inside a Saudi prison that showers terrorists with perks

    A rare look inside a Saudi prison that showers terrorists with perks

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    Sports

    Capitals hammer Maple Leafs

    Capitals hammer Maple Leafs

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    Federal Government

    Pot’s legal in D.C., but not for feds

    Pot’s legal in D.C., but not for feds

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    National

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    Ebola nurse to sue Dallas hospital owner over training, privacy concerns

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    Business

    Northrop employee reads tea leaves, sees millions, in Keurig coffee machine

    Northrop employee reads tea leaves, sees millions, in Keurig coffee machine

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