Ending weeks of speculation, he says he wanted to give other GOP stars a chance

Mitt Romney told supporters Friday that he was convinced he could have won the nomination but realized it would have been a “difficult test and a hard fight.”

How he’s going to get what
he wants in the 2016 race

THE FIX | The dynamic of the race has been fundamentally altered. 

Romney makes an appearance at CPAC in 2013. (EPA)

Local News

Family of woman who died in smoky train sues WMATA for $50 million

Family of woman who died in smoky train sues WMATA for $50 million

The Alexandria resident was trapped on a train for more than 35 minutes before help arrived.

Chef found guilty in abduction and rape of ex-fiance who killed herself

The 28-year-old Fairfax County victim gave harrowing testimony of an attack, then committed suicide before Charles Massey III went to trial.

Secret Service’s deputy chief
viewed as obstacle to reform

Secret Service’s deputy chief <br>viewed as obstacle to reform

Two weeks after the Secret Service forced out 4 top officials, lawmakers ask if one more should have gone.

The odds of a big Sunday snowstorm have taken a hit, but wintry mix likely

The odds of a big Sunday snowstorm have taken a hit, but wintry mix likely

WEATHER GANG | Expect precipitation from Sunday afternoon to mid-morning on Monday.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY, 7: Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4) reacts to committing a turnover against the New York Knicks on January 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

He's "an American dream come true," one person said. (Post)

People love Marcin Gortat in D.C.
But in Poland, ‘he’s like a god.’

In his native country, the Wizards’ “Polish Machine” isn’t just an athlete: he’s inspiration to millions.

How this Terp went from Jewish day school to walk-on basketball star

How this Terp went from Jewish day school to walk-on basketball star

COLUMN | Jacob Susskind did not take the typical route into big-time college sports at U-Md.

Take your questions to the expert

Take your questions to the expert

LIVE Q&A | The advice columnist answers questions about the strange train we call life.

As temperatures drop, D.C. homeless population surges above 4,000

As temperatures drop, D.C. homeless population surges above 4,000

D.C. has failed to make progress on one of its most serious issues, posing a test to Mayor Bowser.

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Rap mogul Suge Knight arrested on suspicion of murder in hit-and-run

Rap mogul Suge Knight arrested on suspicion of murder in hit-and-run

Knight was being held on $2 million bail after police said two men were run over an L.A. parking lot.

Amid measles outbreak, anti-vaccine doctor revels in notoriety

Amid measles outbreak, anti-vaccine doctor revels in notoriety

Jack Wolfson of Arizona is critical of vaccine defenders, saying, “You’re, frankly, a bad mother.”

Super Bowl XLIX

The NFL is beginning to make its audience feel guilty and uneasy

The NFL is beginning to make its audience feel guilty and uneasy

COLUMN | The past year begs whether the league cares more about people or profits.

Real Estate

Anacostia’s potential captures attention of home buyers

Anacostia’s potential captures attention of home buyers

Prices are climbing as an increasing number of people try to get in early on what many see as a coming boom.

National

January measles outbreak reaches 84 cases

January measles outbreak reaches 84 cases

The current measles outbreak has spread to 84 people across 14 states, CDC officials say.

Business

Hershey’s plan to hook Americans onto impulse-buying chocolate again

Hershey’s plan to hook Americans onto impulse-buying chocolate again

Self-checkouts and online shopping have crushed the business of sweet indulgence.

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