In Syria, Obama stretches limits he put in place

After he spent years installing constraints on counterterrorism operations, the strikes against the Islamic State put the U.S. on a significantly different course.

    Strikes in Syria will continue for months, U.S. says

    U.S. military leaders said the aerial attacks will become more difficult as militants seek refuge in populated areas.

    Where the U.S. hit its targets

    Where the U.S. hit its targets

    MAP | Eight of the strikes targeted the Khorasan group.

    Hannah Graham, Police Chief Tim Longo and Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. (AP)

    Police charge suspect with abduction in case of missing U-Va. student

    An arrest warrant has been issued for Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., but police offered no details about the evidence they have.

    Local News

    D.C. Council passes ‘concealed carry’ gun bill with tough regulations

    D.C. Council passes ‘concealed carry’ gun bill with tough regulations

    Residents and visitors may have concealed weapons in public if they are able to secure a permit.

    Public input is sought on three sites
    in the mix for new FBI headquarters

    Public input is sought on three sites <br>in the mix for new FBI headquarters

    Forums will allow potential neighbors to weigh in on the impact of 11,000 employees in a new location.

    WASHINGTON, DC - MAGAZINE FILE PHOTO 2007: Joshua Bell playing at L'Enfant Plaza Metro, 2007 (Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post)

    Bell at L'Enfant Plaza Metro in 2007. (M. Williamson/Post)

    Joshua Bell will play the Metro again. But this time it’s not a secret.

    If you missed the violinist’s 2007 performance amid the rush-hour commute, you’ll get another shot.

    Western Maryland Jewish community determined to hang on to its heritage

    Western Maryland Jewish community determined to hang on to its heritage

    Jewish life becomes more visible during the High Holidays in the smallest Jewish communities.

    She won $1 million but is still
    teaching her geometry class

    She won $1 million but is still <br>teaching her geometry class

    Sarah Manchester is back at her Montgomery County school after her win on “Wheel of Fortune.”

    The jobs used to be washing dishes. Now many have become the boss.

    The jobs used to be washing dishes. Now many have become the boss.

    Over 40 years, the region’s largest immigrant community — 300,000 Salvadorans — has evolved.

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    How to best survive a black bear attack

    How to best survive a black bear attack

    And no, running away isn’t an option. But there are things you can do to improve your odds of survival.

    Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn confirmed for second season of ‘True Detective’

    Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn confirmed for second season of ‘True Detective’

    After months of speculation, HBO finally confirmed details about its hit crime noir drama.

    Obama: ‘I still have a lot of debt to pay’ to Clinton for time as secretary of state

    Obama: ‘I still have a lot of debt to pay’ to Clinton for time as secretary of state

    Speaking at a Clinton event, the president offered to give Chelsea a ride if she went into labor.

    How Hope Solo went from soccer star
    to center of an assault controversy

    How Hope Solo went from soccer star <br>to center of an assault controversy

    The 33-year-old athlete faces up to six months in jail if convicted of two counts of domestic violence assault.

    Local Columnists

    The Secret Service messes up
    and we pay the price? No way.

    The Secret Service messes up <br>and we pay the price? No way.

    COLUMN | How about the Secret Service starts by doing what most folks do? Lock. The. Doors.

    Sports

    Why Anthony Rendon could be this season’s MVP of the National League

    Why Anthony Rendon could be this season’s MVP of the National League

    NATIONALS JOURNAL | Dodger Clayton Kershaw is the favorite, but Rendon has been the best player on the NL’s best team.

    Real Estate

    The importance of a well-designed street

    The importance of a well-designed street

    Like good architecture, a good streetscape should aspire to achieve aesthetic as well as practical goals.

    Federal Government

    Fine Print: The significance of Obama’s words

    Fine Print: The significance of Obama’s words

    FINE PRINT | In the fight against the Islamic State, slogans are not as key as strategy.

    Arts

    At Met, Eyre’s “Nozze” proves to be a happy marriage

    At Met, Eyre’s “Nozze” proves to be a happy marriage

    After a troubled summer for the Metropolitan Opera, the season opener returns the focus to the stage.

    Business

    Reverse mortgages must be understood to avoid regrets

    Reverse mortgages must be understood to avoid regrets

    COLUMN | Seniors often take out reverse mortgages to tap into home equity, but there are traps to avoid.

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