U.S. businesses rush to find Cuba opportunities

U.S. trade and tourism are expected to grow with the historic decision to mend diplomatic ties, and some are scrambling to position themselves as first in line.

How will Cuba now justify its strict economic controls?

If tensions with the U.S. ease, Cubans will look inward at the shortcomings of their Soviet-style planned economy.

A worker removes a billboard for "The Interview" in Hollywood. (Getty)

Sony debacle proves movies do matter

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | Despite Hollywood's protests that movies are "just" movies, “The Interview” shows that they are all political.

Local News

Son of ex-Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell charged with driving while intoxicated

Son of ex-Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell charged with driving while intoxicated

Robert Ryan McDonnell, 23, was arrested Thursday morning in Virginia Beach, authorities said.

With Morrissey’s vow to run again,
Va. braces for new political spectacle

With Morrissey’s vow to run again, <br> Va. braces for new political spectacle

Del. Joseph Morrissey (D) resigned after being convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Luck takes over when District
voters can’t pick winners

Luck takes over when District <br>voters can’t pick winners

Random draws of envelopes dictated the results for two neighborhood elections.

The Nats will announce an 11-player trade today. This is what it means.

The Nats will announce an 11-player trade today. This is what it means.

ANALYSIS | This deal, in which the Nats will give up Steven Souza Jr., displays the team’s strengths.

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Why Arlington will help save Signature Theater, but not Artisphere

Why Arlington will help save Signature Theater, but not Artisphere

Loaning $5 million to the theater keeps an ‘economic anchor’ of Shirlington alive, officials say.

7 things to do this weekend in D.C.

7 things to do this weekend in D.C.

GOING OUT GUIDE | It’s a wonderful time to re-watch a classic, or catch a D.C. punk favorite as it reunites.

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Scathing new report says the Secret Service is ‘starved for leadership’

Scathing new report says the Secret Service is ‘starved for leadership’

An independent review called for deep changes, including a higher fence around the White House.

Farewell, Stephen Colbert. The giant ego was an act, but our grief is real.

Farewell, Stephen Colbert. The giant ego was an act, but our grief is real.

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | Comedy Central’s blowhard was the perfect melding of satire and circumstance.

15 worst Internet hoaxes of 2014 —
and where the pranksters are now

15 worst Internet hoaxes of 2014 — <br>and where the pranksters are now

THE INTERSECT | 2014 saw the rise of the fake news industry that churns out false stories for clicks.

Stop denying a gender pay gap exists. Even Jennifer Lawrence was cheated.

Stop denying a gender pay gap exists. Even Jennifer Lawrence was cheated.

POSTEVERYTHING | The Sony e-mail hack revealed even rich and famous women are devalued.

Real Estate

Fixed mortgage rate sinks to yearly low

Fixed mortgage rate sinks to yearly low

The 30-year average dropped to 3.8 percent, its lowest level since May 23, 2013.

Federal Government

Government tweaks leave policy for snow days

Government tweaks leave policy for snow days

FEDERAL EYE | Snow days will no longer count as excused absences for federal employees with scheduled paid time off for those dates.

National

Tainted water prompts new look at coal-ash dumps

Tainted water prompts new look at coal-ash dumps

Dam breaks and tainted wells prompt a harder look at coal-ash dumps that escaped EPA oversight for years.

Diversions