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 proposes
joint probe of Sony hacking

An official warned of “serious consequences” if the U.S. does not agree to the plan, which Pyongyang says will disprove evidence of North Korean involvement in the massive cyberattack.

Streep plays the Witch in the film, which comes out on Christmas. (Disney)

Streep finds her voice with Sondheim

Film and stage veteran Meryl Streep turns in a credible — and moving — musical performance in “Into the Woods.”

Local News

Obama gives federal workers
a modest pay raise for 2015

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

The 1% increase is small compared with those given in past presidential administrations.

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

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

Newly released e-mails show that the magazine never sought comment on the explosive charges

A chilly and mostly dry weekend before heavy rain takes hold

A chilly and mostly dry weekend before heavy rain takes hold

WEATHER GANG | More sun is expected Sunday before a storm pattern sets in for several days.

NAACP opposes English-learner schools for immigrants

NAACP opposes English-learner schools for immigrants

Prince George’s schools for people struggling with English shortchange longtime residents, critics say.

This was his first blind date

This was his first blind date

DATE LAB | They talked about current events, then she ended up jabbing him with her umbrella.

Surging Wizards stay hot in Miami,
extending winning streak to 6 games

Surging Wizards stay hot in Miami, <br>extending winning streak to 6 games

Washington rallied in the fourth quarter to top the Heat, snapping a five-game skid in Miami.

Artistic director’s Theater J ouster followed pressure over programming

Artistic director’s Theater J ouster followed pressure over programming

Ari Roth’s choice of controversial productions for the Jewish theater infuriated some activists.

More Top Stories

Federal prosecutors charge brothers accused of leading massive drug ring

Federal prosecutors charge brothers accused of leading massive drug ring

According to papers unsealed in an Alexandria court, it moved tons of cocaine into the U.S.

A troubling reason why white people might have unconscious racial bias

A troubling reason why white people might have unconscious racial bias

WONKBLOG | Research finds greater bias in states where black residents are in the majority.

Did Obama really shut out men
at his end-of-year briefing? Yes.

Did Obama really shut out men <br>at his end-of-year briefing? Yes.

THE FIX | He called on eight female reporters at his last scheduled 2014 news conference.

NASA spacecraft overcomes failure
to find important new exoplanet

NASA spacecraft overcomes failure <br>to find important new exoplanet

The Kepler spacecraft should have landed on the scrap heap, but a new finding has scientists excited.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Robert Gurney-designed Spring Valley house for $4.99M

House of the Week | Robert Gurney-designed Spring Valley house for $4.99M

The D.C. architect cleverly integrated the bones of the post-World War II spec house into his modern design.

Federal Government

Obama gives federal workers
a modest pay raise for 2015

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

FEDERAL EYE | The 1% increase is small compared with those given in past presidential administrations.

National

Race-consciousness on rise in U.S.

Race-consciousness on rise in U.S.

The number of Americans who name race as the nation’s most pressing issue has risen to a two-decade high.

Business

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

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

WONKBLOG | American canned tuna industry is now pretty much entirely Asian-owned.

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