Mo. authorities vow to contain Ferguson unrest

Protesters gathered Tuesday night in Ferguson — and in several other American cities — but the rage over a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown lowered from a boil to a simmer.

Un­or­tho­dox police practices
emerge from testimony

Among the unusual procedures were: Darren Wilson placed his gun in an evidence bag himself and the medical examiner didn’t take photos of the scene.

Ferguson violence broke the mold in 3 important ways

ESSAY | What occurred Monday night was rioting as a planned event, prepared for as to obscure the protests’ meaning.

Darren Wilson and evidence photos from prosecutors. (EPA/AP)

Inconsistency only constant with case

Witnesses failed to definitively clarify some of the crucial details of the confrontation between Michael Brown and Darren Wilson.

The confrontation: How it unfolded

The confrontation: How it unfolded

GRAPHIC | A St. Louis County prosecutor laid out this sequence of events, using physical evidence and the testimony of witnesses.

Local News

Redskins’ Gruden benches Griffin; McCoy to start at QB vs. Colts

Redskins’ Gruden benches Griffin; McCoy to start at QB vs. Colts

The coach was losing games and the locker room after poor performances by the former starter.

Washington region braces for Wednesday’s messy winter storm

Washington region braces for Wednesday’s messy winter storm

WEATHER GANG | The I-95 corridor will likely be the dividing line between areas of snow and rain.

Anger over Ferguson grand jury decision echoes in D.C., Baltimore

Anger over Ferguson grand jury decision echoes in D.C., Baltimore

“I feel the justice system has failed us,” one protester said as she marched in the District.

Wizards worthy of your attention, unlike another team in town

Wizards worthy of your attention, unlike another team in town

COLUMN | Gone so long, they are finally back — and probably worth every minute you devote to them.

Attorneys for suspect in Alexandria slayings want charges dropped

Attorneys for suspect in Alexandria slayings want charges dropped

They argue that Charles Severance was taken into custody initially on a bogus charge.

Barry’s annual turkey giveaway turns into remembrance for late D.C. mayor

Barry’s annual turkey giveaway turns into remembrance for late D.C. mayor

Hundreds came for holiday fixings and paid tribute to a man that many viewed as a champion of the poor.

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Flournoy takes herself out of the running for secretary of defense

Flournoy takes herself out of the running for secretary of defense

Michèle Flournoy was thought to be a front-runner for the job, and her withdrawal may muddle the search.

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO
Carly Fiorina sets stage for 2016 run

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO <br> Carly Fiorina sets stage for 2016 run

She could stand out in the crowded GOP field, but a failed 2010 Senate bid and debts from it raise doubts.

Illegal immigrants could get Medicare, Social Security under Obama action

Illegal immigrants could get Medicare, Social Security under Obama action

Those who pay payroll taxes would be eligible to collect a wide array of federal benefits.

Inside the reign of fear at Iraqi hospitals run by the Islamic State

Inside the reign of fear at Iraqi hospitals run by the Islamic State

Harsh restrictions, power outages and medicine shortages define health care under the jihadists.

Congressional plan to extend tax breaks hits snag

Congressional plan to extend tax breaks hits snag

The president would veto the legislation if permanent provisions for working families aren’t added.

Sports

Wizards stumble at home

Wizards stumble at home

Atlanta shreds turnover-prone Washington for a 38-point fourth quarter in 106-102 win.

Real Estate

Prepare your home now for winter

Prepare your home now for winter

Check your heater, roof shingles and sump pump.

Federal Government

In the Loop: About those non-pardoned turkeys

In the Loop: About those non-pardoned turkeys

IN THE LOOP | Every year, the president makes a show of sparing a bird or two. But then what does the first family eat?

National

Administration seeks to regulate teacher training

Administration seeks to regulate teacher training

The plan would require states to issue report cards for teacher preparation programs based on several factors.

Technology

FTC says Sony lied about how innovative the PS Vita is

FTC says Sony lied about how innovative the PS Vita is

As part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over false advertising charges, Sony will be offering early Vita buyers a small refund.

Business

Falling prices put pressure on OPEC

Falling prices put pressure on OPEC

WONKBLOG | Thursday’s OPEC meeting in Vienna will be the groups’s most closely watched session in years.

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