Secret Service’s No. 2 seen as barrier to reform

Two weeks after the Secret Service forced out four top officials, lawmakers ask whether the agency should have ousted one more — its deputy director.

Obama seeks $215 million for personalized medicine

The initiative would include creating a database of a million or more Americans who are willing to share genetic profiles to help doctors better understand the complicated mechanisms underlying any number of illnesses.

Youths take part in Hamas graduation ceremonies. (Levine for The Post)

Teens get a taste of first aid, assault rifles and grenades at Hamas camp

The youth camps’ popularity suggests the military wing of Gaza’s Islamist movement will have plenty of eager recruits.

Local News

You need to make $108,092 a year to comfortably live in D.C., report says

You need to make $108,092 a year to comfortably live in D.C., report says

The only cities with a higher cost of comfort are New York boroughs and in the San Francisco Bay area.

Biting winds may gust up to 45 mph today. Our advice? Stay inside.

Biting winds may gust up to 45 mph today. Our advice? Stay inside.

WEATHER GANG | But temperatures will hold steady in the 30s and could touch 40 degrees in some areas.

Va. bill would allow pharmacies to
mix lethal injection drugs

Va. bill would allow pharmacies to <br>mix lethal injection drugs

Identities of those hired to prepare the mixes would be kept secret, which angered critics.

Leggett likely to seek property tax increase in Montgomery

Leggett likely to seek property tax increase in Montgomery

“At some point you have to face reality,” he said, citing state funding cuts and economic sluggishness.

People love Marcin Gortat in D.C.
But they really love him in Poland.

People love Marcin Gortat in D.C.<br>But they <i>really </i>love him in Poland.

In his native country, the “Polish Machine” is more than an athlete: he’s an inspiration to millions.

WASHINGTON, DC - JAN 28: Many homeless people sleep in the walkway area near the entrance to the McPherson Square metro station. Just after announcing a package of new grants to help homeless service providers across the country, top officials from HUD and other volunteers canvassed the city to count the very people who are in need. (Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post

As temps drop, D.C.’s homeless population surges above 4,000

The city has failed to make any real progress on one of its most serious and visible issues, and the growing problem is a test for new Mayor Muriel Bowser.

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Suge Knight in 2007. (Post photo)

Suge Knight in 2007. (Post photo)

Suge Knight's life of never-ending violence

His lawyer says Knight accidently ran over a man and killed him. Police are treating it as homicide.

75-year-old man in critical condition after trying to fight a fire in his home

75-year-old man in critical condition after trying to fight a fire in his home

The North Bethesda man used water and an extinguisher, and then was unable to call 911, authorities said.

U-Va. sorority sister: We’ve been reduced to objects of men’s pleasure

U-Va. sorority sister: We’ve been reduced to objects of men’s pleasure

GRADE POINT | A student responded to the order to stay home on fraternities’ bid night.

From a small Jewish day school to a walk-on spot on the U-Md. team

From a small Jewish day school to a walk-on spot on the U-Md. team

COLUMN | How Terp Jacob Susskind went from a tiny school in N.J. to big-time college sports.

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Taliban claims responsibility for
fatal attack on Americans in Kabul

Taliban claims responsibility for <br>fatal attack on Americans in Kabul

Three American civilian contractors and an Afghan national were killed in the attack.

Flouting mandated caps, Obama’s budget sets stage for a spending fight

Flouting mandated caps, Obama’s budget sets stage for a spending fight

The plan is the opening salvo in the budget battle, now an annual ritual and a symbol of dysfunction.

Teacher: Every day I see disparity in educational privilege. I’m disgusted.

Teacher: Every day I see disparity in educational privilege. I’m disgusted.

ANSWER SHEET | Where there isn’t money, there is excessive testing, lack of options and struggle.

John Kerry fined $50 for not shoveling his sidewalk in Boston

John Kerry fined $50 for not shoveling his sidewalk in Boston

The ticket was issued Thursday, and yellow tape was put up warning of snow and ice falling from the home.

Sports

Son of founding ‘Hog’ joins Redskins coaches

Son of founding ‘Hog’ joins Redskins coaches

REDSKINS BLOG | A former Virginia Tech linebacker, Chad Grimm named defensive quality control coach in Washington.

Federal Government

FedBid prohibited from new government contracts

FedBid prohibited from new government contracts

The ruling comes after an IG report found the N.Va. firm’s executives tried to discredit a top contracting official.

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. But the chocolate giant has a way to win impulse buyers back.

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