Obama moves to normalize relations after prisoner swap

U.S. contractor Alan Gross was freed on humanitarian grounds. An unnamed intelligence asset held for 20 years was exchanged for three Cuban nationals convicted of spying in the U.S. in 2001.

Vatican was intimately involved in U.S.-Cuba talks

Pope Francis made a “personal plea” to Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro.

Boehner, Rubio sharply criticize deal with Cuba

Boehner, Rubio sharply criticize deal with Cuba

Others hailed Obama’s move to end the divide.

Gross speaks to the media following his release. (Astrid Riecken for The Post)

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    McAuliffe, facing crippling budget crunch and hostile GOP, lays out plans

    McAuliffe, facing crippling budget crunch and hostile GOP, lays out plans

    His budget would boost the job fund, increase day-care regulation and shore up teacher pensions.

    D.C. Council unanimously gives final approval to soccer stadium deal

    D.C. Council unanimously gives final approval to soccer stadium deal

    The deal for the 20,000-seat site on Buzzard Point will cost the city $150 million plus $43 million in lost taxes

    The Redskins are terrible . . . even
    the Christmas decorations know it

    The Redskins are terrible <span>. . .</span> even <br>the Christmas decorations know it

    SPORTS BOG | Fan angst spreads — there’s a “team funeral” and anti-Dan Snyder holiday decorations.

    A selection from Montaditos. (Deb Lindsey for The Post)

    100 sandwiches. 100 reviews.
    In one afternoon. Burrrp.

    GOING OUT GUIDE | Spanish chain Montaditos has 100 offerings. These are the 10 best and the 10 worst.

    When Chinatown gets busier, parking will get pricier in new D.C. experiment

    When Chinatown gets busier, parking will get pricier in new D.C. experiment

    DR. GRIDLOCK | In a pilot program set for 2015, the cost of street parking will vary to reduce crowding.

    What’s the proper etiquette for asking for a different table at a restaurant?

    What’s the proper etiquette for asking for a different table at a restaurant?

    Q&A TRANSCRIPT | The Post’s critic weighs in on your questions, rants and raves about D.C. dining.

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    ‘The Interview’ premiere is canceled, Sony lets theaters pass on film

    ‘The Interview’ premiere is canceled, Sony lets theaters pass on film

    In the face of threats of violence, the studio is left with few good options as it prepared to roll out the film.

    Some conservatives push the right not to serve gays on religious grounds

    Some conservatives push the right not to serve gays on religious grounds

    Lawmakers say the gains made by gays are infringing on rights of those who oppose same-sex marriage.

    Jon Stewart goes through the random things in the spending bill, is horrified

    Jon Stewart goes through the random things in the spending bill, is horrified

    THE FIX | “The Daily Show” host shook his head at all the things that became law without much notice.

    LIFTOFF & LETDOWN 

    Wall Street is richer than ever, and
    the middle class is worse off for it

    Wall Street is richer than ever, and <br> the middle class is worse off for it

    PART 4 | As salaries rose on Wall St., it was irrrational for the best and brightest to pass on a job in finance.

    Real Estate

    House Lawyer | How liable are condo board members for bad decisions?

    House Lawyer | How liable are condo board members for bad decisions?

    Rule is meant to protect board members from being sued because a homeowner is upset.

    Federal Government

    Former membership also has its privileges

    Former membership also has its privileges

    IN THE LOOP | Leaving Congress doesn’t mean leaving all the perks behind.

    National

    Report: ‘7th Heaven’ dad Stephen Collins admits to sexual abuse

    Report: ‘7th Heaven’ dad Stephen Collins admits to sexual abuse

    The actor acknowledged “inappropriate” contact with three victims, People Magazine says.

    Business

    Checkmate, Putin. Russia’s economy is stuck in a catch-22.

    Checkmate, Putin. Russia’s economy is stuck in a catch-22.

    WONKBLOG | Despite its big rate hikes, Russia’s currency crisis is only going to get worse as long as oil prices stay low.

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