Iraqis flee as ISIS gains ground in Sunni heartland

Thousands of families leaving the western city of Ramadi clogged checkpoints leading to Baghdad amid claims that some security forces had pulled out.

Police may wear body cams, but will public see the video?

In more than a dozen states and D.C., officials proposed restricting access or exempting video from public-record laws. Advocates say that defeats the purpose.

Loretta Lynch's confirmation hearing was in January. (The Washington Post)

Race creeps into debate over stalled nomination for attorney general

Civil rights groups see racial overtones in the delay of a vote on Loretta Lynch, the first black woman nominated for the job.

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    ‘Handicapped Heaven’ defies D.C.’s attempts to stamp out parking fraud

    ‘Handicapped Heaven’ defies D.C.’s  attempts to stamp out parking fraud

    The city’s efforts against parking cheaters offer a long lesson in how not to fix a common urban problem.

    Arlington police: Woman found dead in home appears to have been slain

    Arlington police: Woman found dead in home appears to have been slain

    Officials declined to release many details, including how the woman, who had two small children, died.

    Fight brewing over proposal to add rush-hour tolls on I-66 inside Beltway

    Fight brewing over proposal to add rush-hour tolls on I-66 inside Beltway

    Members of Congress urge Virginia to try other tactics to ease crowding, like more HOV enforcement.

    Va. legislature agrees to gift limit, rejects other changes to ethics bill

    Va. legislature agrees to gift limit, rejects other changes to ethics bill

    Gov. McAuliffe said he will sign the bill because it meets his top priority of limiting outside influence.

    As Wizards and Raptors open NBA playoffs, Paul Pierce savors moment

    As Wizards and Raptors open NBA playoffs, Paul Pierce savors moment

    Washington acquired the future Hall of Famer for the playoffs, and he enters as Toronto’s chief antagonist.

    Pr. George’s boy receives donated wheelchair after his was stolen

    Pr. George’s boy receives donated wheelchair after his was stolen

    Police are looking for someone who was caught on surveillance camera rolling the chair away.

    ESPN may be a leader in sports broadcasting — and staff suspensions

    ESPN may be a leader in sports broadcasting — and staff suspensions

    Britt McHenry joins some of the network’s best-known personalities who were given mandatory time off.

    Capitals rally to beat Islanders,
    tie playoff series at 1 game each

    Capitals rally to beat Islanders, <br>tie playoff series at 1 game each

    Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists as Washington climbed out of an early hole to win 4-3.

    Karate instructor taped sex acts with adolescents in Md. studio, police say

    Karate instructor taped sex acts with adolescents in Md. studio, police say

    A warrant was issued for Alexander Soumbadze, 26, who might have left the U.S. for Georgia.

    6 things about Metro’s 7000 series railcars that could change behavior

    6 things about Metro’s 7000 series railcars that could change behavior

    Blue Line riders were the first to experience brighter cars, more room to move and better signs.

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    Behind Gov. Christie’s budget claims, a complex mix of debt, one-time fixes

    Behind Gov. Christie’s budget claims, a complex mix of debt, one-time fixes

    The N.J. governor closed budget gaps using maneuvers such as cutting payments to pension plans.

    40 years after Vietnam War, children of U.S. servicemen still left behind

    40 years after Vietnam War, children of U.S. servicemen still left behind

    A DNA database may be the last chance to link Amerasians
    with their fathers.

    The GOP field flocks north: ‘Anyone can come back in New Hampshire’

    The GOP field flocks north: ‘Anyone can come back in New Hampshire’

    Republican presidential hopefuls flood the state, jockeying for a coveted breakout moment.

    Gwyneth Paltrow fails week-long
    food-stamp challenge after 4 days

    Gwyneth Paltrow fails week-long <br>food-stamp challenge after 4 days

    “I personally broke and had some chicken and fresh vegetables,” the actress said on her blog.

    Politics

    Hillary Clinton: Risk-Avoider in Chief

    Hillary Clinton: Risk-Avoider in Chief

    THE FIX | Even voters aren’t getting much chance to ask the presumptive Democratic frontrunner questions.

    Real Estate

    Historic Mount Ida goes up for sale for $2.995M

    Historic Mount Ida goes up for sale for $2.995M

    House of the Week | The 200-year-old dwelling was home to descendants of the founder of Alexandria and an order of nuns.

    National

    Isis removed from list of potential hurricane names, Odile retired

    Isis removed from list of potential hurricane names, Odile retired

    WEATHER GANG | The WMO considered “Isis” an inappropriate name because of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State.

    Technology

    Verizon breaks up TV bundle, offers choices

    Verizon breaks up TV bundle, offers choices

    In the basic plan, which will cost $54 per month, customers will get 35 basic channels including all local broadcast networks, CNN, HGTV, AMC, the Food Network and other channels.

    Business

    Credit is a powerful tool for American families

    Credit is a powerful tool for American families

    The credit conundrum: Is consumer credit good or evil? Two academics make the case for plastic.

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