Israeli leader
will take Obama to task on Iran

Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint meeting of Congress might be the most important speech of his life — and it has already jeopardized relations between the U.S. and Israel.

Is there life beyond Earth? Do we even want to know?

Researchers want to send messages toward newly discovered planets in deep space. But some worry we may contact Klingons instead of E.T.

Michael Youlen works as a private officer in Manassas. (Post)

They carry guns and make arrests,
but they aren’t part of the local police

“Private” police receive less training and oversight, and their ranks are swelling, raising concerns over safety and accountability.

Local News

Winter storm warning in effect
until 3 a.m. Monday for D.C. area

Winter storm warning in effect <br>until 3 a.m. Monday for D.C. area

WEATHER GANG | Expected icy conditions prompted an upgrade from a winter weather advisory.

In Maryland, economic angst breaks through the veneer of a wealthy state

In Maryland, economic angst breaks through the veneer of a wealthy state

In a new poll, Hogan voters especially said the state’s wealth doesn’t reflect their own struggles.

Metro’s fancy new railcars were supposed to be rolling by now

Metro’s fancy new railcars were supposed to be rolling by now

But there’s no set date for the release of new cars that will replace a fleet that dates to the 1970s.

At D.C. pot expo, there’s something better than getting high: Getting rich

At D.C. pot expo, there’s something better than getting high: Getting rich

Those paying up to $300 to attend “Cannabis Academy” are looking to capi­tal­ize on the newly legal drug.

With help from Howard Hughes, scientists push the limits of mortality

With help from Howard Hughes, scientists push the limits of mortality

COLUMN | Is Hughes in some vat
in Ashburn, awaiting resurrection? No, but funny you should mention it.

Unpaid overtime. On call at all hours.
Grueling work weeks. Is this legal?

Unpaid overtime. On call at all hours. <br>Grueling work weeks. Is this legal?

@WORK ADVICE | Readers are still asking about the most common subject of employment lawsuits.

More Top Stories

The fear of Ebola led to slayings
— and a whole village was punished

The fear of Ebola led to slayings <br> — and a whole village was punished

Across Guinea, repercussions from the Womey killings have left a legacy of shame and embarrassment.

Thousands rally in memory of slain Putin critic: ‘I am not afraid’

Thousands rally in memory of slain Putin critic: ‘I am not afraid’

The mood was somber — and the police presence heavy — as they mourned an opposition leader.

Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, but Scott Walker is nipping at his heels

Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, but Scott Walker is nipping at his heels

The senator from Kentucky was the favorite to win the conservative contest for the third time.

If the travel industry says a policy
is ‘for your own good,’ don’t buy it

If the travel industry says a policy <br>is ‘for your own good,’ don’t buy it

NAVIGATOR | It’s just as likely that an unwelcome policy is designed to help a company’s bottom line.

Sports

Wizards hang on, snap skid

Wizards hang on, snap skid

Bradley Beal, Paul Pierce return as Washington blows 21-point lead before rallying late to beat Detroit, 99-95, and halt six-game slide.

Federal Government

Pot’s legal in D.C., but not for feds

Pot’s legal in D.C., but not for feds

FEDERAL EYE | A Reagan-era executive order requires all U.S. government workers to be drug free.

National

Ebola nurse to sue Dallas hospital parent company over training, privacy concerns

Ebola nurse to sue Dallas hospital parent company over training, privacy concerns

“I wanted to believe that they would have my back and take care of me, but they just haven’t risen to the occasion,” Pham told the Dallas Morning News.

Business

Colleges are trying to get students to make a course correction

Colleges are trying to get students to make a course correction

Some schools offer incentives to take a full course load in order to keep debt down and graduation rates up.

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