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Karen Tumulty and Anne Gearan
GOP critics denounced Obama’s move as overreaching and naive, but there’s growing public support to end the divide.
If tensions with U.S. ease, Cubans will look inward at the shortcomings of their anachronistic system.
Carol Morello and Karen DeYoung
It started with an American overture and a series of nine meetings in Canada. Later, the pope intervened.
Cuban migrants attempt to cross to Florida in 2003. (AP)
The changes won’t heal all wounds, but it has fundamentally altered an artifact of American foreign policy that influenced popular culture and played an outsize role in presidential politics.
The White House said the Cuban-born spy helped unravel several long-running Cuban espionage operations.
The D.C. mayor’s closing remarks come after a whirlwind of recent unveilings and ribbon cuttings.
COLUMN | It’s troubling that talks about whether hosting is worth the costs aren’t being opened up.
WEATHER GANG | Expect good holiday shopping weather for the next two days.
Shutting down the Artisphere venue would save $2.5 million a year, according to the county manager.
Bill Turque and Katherine Shaver
But the state ethics panel says the governor-elect should consider limiting a Purple Line bidder’s role.
SPORTS BOG | The extravaganza is not a stuffy corporate service event like some pro teams.
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George Stinney, Jr. before his 1944 execution. (State of South Carolina)
The 1944 railroading of a 14-year-old boy and his exoneration 70 years later.
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COLUMN | Homestretch provided a helping hand and a place to live for a mom on hard times. You can help.
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Michael Birnbaum and Karoun Demirjian
The Russian president tried to reassure his country despite a looming recession.
Drew Harwell and Ellen Nakashima
Bowing to threats, Sony Pictures cancels the Christmas Day release of “The Interview.”
THE INTERSECT | Its policies forbid "targeted abuse." So why is there still so much of it there?
CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | Comedy Central’s blowhard was the perfect melding of satire and circumstance.
THE FIX | “The Daily Show” host shook his head at all the things that became law without much notice.
His emotional response shows why Obama’s move is good policy--and good politics.
The administration says its move will transform relations with Latin America, but that is naive.
LIFTOFF & LETDOWN
PART 5 | The U.S. has fewer new businesses, and more old ones that are trying to win government favors.
Why gas will stay cheap
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Liftoff & Letdown: Start-up shoes
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Former NFL player fights ALS
Liftoff & Letdown: Breaking social cycles
Dorie Greenspan makes bubble eclairs
Liftoff & Letdown: Getting by, making less
Redskins' early lead slips as RGIII returns
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Michelle Ye Hee Lee
FACT CHECKER | The Russian foreign minister earns 4 Pinocchios for claiming 80 percent of Congress have not traveled overseas. That’s a complete myth.
Prosecutors have more advantages than you’d believe.
After three back surgeries in four years, Martell Webster is working harder than ever to rejoin Wizards.
Benny L. Kass
Rule is meant to protect board members from being sued because a homeowner is upset.
Going Out Guide
Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson
Bar crawls on U Street and around Dupont Circle, and multiple ugly holiday sweater parties.
FEDERAL EYE | Snow days will no longer count as excused absences for federal employees with scheduled paid time off for those dates.
Her letter to the White House comes on the heels of her break with the president on the recent budget deal.
An afternoon in a smoke shop, with the promise of legal Cuban stogies in the air.
A literary thriller set in the rarefied world of book collectors pays homage to an Agatha Christie whodunit.
Sorry, Kim Kardashian. With the Classic, BlackBerry shows it’s happy to safe, solid and a little bit boring.
ON LEADERSHIP | For cigar aficionados around the country, the warming of US-Cuba relations might best be celebrated beside the smoky glow of a Cohiba.
Mr. Hottelet was a CBS reporter mentored by Edward R. Murrow during World War II.
The life sciences visionary was one of the highest paid executives in the country during the last fiscal year.
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