Secret Service’s No. 2 seen as barrier to reform

Two weeks after the Secret Service forced out four top officials, lawmakers ask whether the agency should have ousted one more — its deputy director.

Chinese netizens squirm as Great Firewall grows

Chinese online firms have flourished as the Communist regime tightens its Internet grip, blocking Gmail, hacking Microsoft Outlook and attacking VPN services.

Youths take part in Hamas graduation ceremonies. (Levine for The Post)

Teens get a taste of first aid, assault rifles and grenades at Hamas camp

The youth camps’ popularity suggests the military wing of Gaza’s Islamist movement will have plenty of eager recruits.

Local News

You need to make $108,092 a year to comfortably live in D.C., report says

You need to make $108,092 a year to comfortably live in D.C., report says

The only cities with a higher cost of comfort are New York boroughs and in the San Francisco Bay area.

Va. bill would allow pharmacies to
mix lethal injection drugs

Va. bill would allow pharmacies to <br>mix lethal injection drugs

Identities of those hired to prepare the mixes would be kept secret, which angered critics.

U-Va. sorority sister: We’ve been reduced to objects of men’s pleasure

U-Va. sorority sister: We’ve been reduced to objects of men’s pleasure

GRADE POINT | A student responded to the order to stay home on fraternities’ bid night.

Leggett likely to seek property tax increase in Montgomery

Leggett likely to seek property tax increase in Montgomery

“At some point you have to face reality,” he said, citing state funding cuts and economic sluggishness.

More than 4,000 in shelters may eclipse D.C. record for homelessness

More than 4,000 in shelters may eclipse D.C. record for homelessness

The surge in families seeking rooms on freezing nights is an early — and major — test for D.C.’s new mayor.

Good-bye wintry mix. Hello
freezing cold and blustery wind

Good-bye wintry mix. Hello <br>freezing cold and blustery wind

WEATHER GANG | As temperatures dip below freezing, roads may get slick and a wind advisory is possible.

From a small Jewish day school to a walk-on spot on the U-Md. team

From a small Jewish day school to a walk-on spot on the U-Md. team

How Terp Jacob Susskind went from a tiny school in New Jersey to big-time college sports.

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3 U.S. contractors killed
in shooting at Kabul airport

3 U.S. contractors killed <br>in shooting at Kabul airport

An official said the three Americans were civilian contractors. A fourth American was wounded.

Flouting mandated caps, Obama’s budget sets stage for a spending fight

Flouting mandated caps, Obama’s budget sets stage for a spending fight

The plan is the opening salvo in the budget battle, now an annual ritual and a symbol of dysfunction.

Teacher: Every day I see disparity in educational privilege. I’m disgusted.

Teacher: Every day I see disparity in educational privilege. I’m disgusted.

ANSWER SHEET | Where there isn’t money, there is excessive testing, lack of options and struggle.

John Kerry fined $50 for not shoveling his sidewalk in Boston

John Kerry fined $50 for not shoveling his sidewalk in Boston

The ticket was issued at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, and yellow tape was put up warning of falling snow and ice.

Sports

Son of founding ‘Hog’ joins Redskins coaches

Son of founding ‘Hog’ joins Redskins coaches

REDSKINS BLOG | A former Virginia Tech linebacker, Chad Grimm named defensive quality control coach in Washington.

Federal Government

FedBid prohibited from new government contracts

FedBid prohibited from new government contracts

The ruling comes after an IG report found the N.Va. firm’s executives tried to discredit a top contracting official.

National

U.S. measles cases in January already exceed total for a typical year

U.S. measles cases in January already exceed total for a typical year

The current measles outbreak has spread to 84 people across 14 states, CDC officials say.

Business

Hershey’s plan to hook Americans onto impulse-buying chocolate again

Hershey’s plan to hook Americans onto impulse-buying chocolate again

Self-checkouts and online shopping have crushed the business of sweet indulgence. But the chocolate giant has a way to win impulse buyers back.

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