Obama plans new wilderness area in Arctic refuge

The move to protect 1.4 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will spark a fierce battle with the new Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee chairman, Lisa Murkowski, and other Alaska Republicans.

    In Iowa, GOP contenders feel pull to lean further right

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    Harmony and Jayla Bryant in their Kettering neighborhood. (M. du Cille/Post)

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    Local News

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    Snow tonight could make commute<br>dicey tomorrow morning

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    Virginia bars’ happy hours might become less secretive if bill passes

    Virginia bars’ happy hours might become less secretive if bill passes

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    ‘They murdered those cats’: 23 were removed from home, 22 euthanized

    ‘They murdered those cats’: 23 were removed from home, 22 euthanized

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    A sigh of relief in Md. suburbs: Hogan’s budget not so bad after all

    A sigh of relief in Md. suburbs:  Hogan’s budget not so bad after all

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    Our daily bread: Remembering D.C.’s homegrown Miles’-long sandwiches

    Our daily bread: Remembering D.C.’s homegrown Miles’-long sandwiches

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    Are servers trying to push wine sales by topping off your glass unasked?

    Are servers trying to push wine sales by topping off your glass unasked?

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    After black men’s photos were used
    as targets, clergy said #UseMeInstead

    After black men’s photos were used <br>as targets, clergy said #UseMeInstead

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    After years of extreme austerity, Greeks poised to reject the medicine

    After years of extreme austerity, Greeks poised to reject the medicine

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    Rand Paul’s claim on Social Security disability payments doesn’t add up

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    Sports

    Bypassed in Portland

    Bypassed in Portland

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    Real Estate

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    Federal Government

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    GOP drops ‘civil rights and human rights’ from subcommittee name

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    National

    Obama officials speaking more openly on racial tensions, policing reform

    Obama officials speaking more openly on racial tensions, policing reform

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