In Paul-Rubio feud over Cuba, a preview of 2016

Two leading presidential hopefuls clash over Obama’s new policy to normalize relations, offering a glimpse of the GOP’s coming foreign policy debate.

North Korea calls for joint probe into Sony hacking

Pyongyang warned of “serious consequences” if the U.S. continued to accuse it of launching the cyberattack on the movie studio. Analysts dismissed North Korea’s plan as typical posturing.

After a good December, Obama faces hard choices

THE TAKE | Just as he did in 2010, the president seems to shrug off a midterm election defeat. But this time he’s grown more assertive in acting unilaterally.

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    Obama gives federal workers
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    Obama gives federal workers <br>a modest pay raise for 2015

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    Big holiday storm expected to spread rapidly across eastern U.S., Canada

    Big holiday storm expected to spread rapidly across eastern U.S., Canada

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    ACLU challenges Va. high school’s transgender bathroom policy

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    Rolling Stone never asked U-Va. <br> about gang rape allegations

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    Renovation integrates 1950’s house into a contemporary design

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    Hello kitty! A night at a D.C. cat cafe.

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    Federal prosecutors charge brothers accused of leading massive drug ring

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    Video apparently shows NYPD officer punching a black teen during arrest

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    Obama called on women only
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    Obama called on women only <br>at his news conference. Here’s why.

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    Surging Wizards extend winning streak to 6 games

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    Renovation integrates 1950’s house into a contemporary design

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    Obama gives federal workers
    a modest pay raise for 2015

    Obama gives federal workers <br>a modest pay raise for 2015

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    Race-consciousness on rise in U.S.

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    The world’s biggest canned tuna company is about to get a lot bigger

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