Senate passes bill to fund DHS through Sept.

The House is working on a stopgap measure meant to avert a partial shutdown of Homeland Security but faces resistance from Democrats.

Silicon Valley: New revolving door for Obama staffers

The affinity between the White House and the tech industry has presented lucrative opportunities for staffers who leave for the private sector.

Hesburgh, right, with President Eisenhower at Notre Dame in 1960. (AP)

Ex-Notre Dame president helped turn school into academic powerhouse

He was considered one of the most important university leaders of the past century and wielded influence with U.S. presidents.

Local News

D.C. mayor ratchets down marijuana fight with leaders in Congress

D.C. mayor ratchets down marijuana fight with leaders in Congress

Muriel Bowser casts blame on a familiar bogeyman in D.C. politics: Maryland Rep. Andy Harris.

Rams Head Tavern owner ‘humiliated’ by bathroom camera charges

Rams Head Tavern owner ‘humiliated’ by bathroom camera charges

The Savage restaurant owner’s investigation began when a woman found a video camera in the room.

Another chilly day ahead with
a 40 percent chance of snow

Another chilly day ahead with <br>a 40 percent chance of snow

WEATHER GANG | It won’t be as cold as last Friday, but cold enough to still feel like winter.

Good-bye, depressing mall food court. Hello, upscale mall Dining Terrace.

Good-bye, depressing mall food court. Hello, upscale mall Dining Terrace.

$20 DINER | Westfield Montgomery Mall’s revamped food court has several options that sputter or soar.

Who wants a picture with Barack and Michelle when there’s Sunny and Bo?

Who wants a picture with Barack and Michelle when there’s Sunny and Bo?

A-listers visiting the White House know they are important when they get to play with the top dogs.

9 things to do this weekend

9 things to do this weekend

GOING OUT GUIDE | Catch the D.C. bluegrass festival, 3 British bands and explore Mingering Mike’s works.

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Lupita Nyong'o at Academy Awards (EPA,Getty)

Lupita Nyong'o at Academy Awards (EPA,Getty)

Missing: Oscar gown, 6,000 pearls

Lupita Nyong’o’s show-stopping gown of pearls has been reported stolen from her hotel room.

Alexandria native was the first
African American to play in NBA

Alexandria native was the first <br>African American to play in NBA

He was surprised the Washington Capitols drafted him, as he saw the area as a “cradle of segregation.”

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Widow of hostage: ‘Jihadi John’ doesn’t deserve an ‘honorable death’

Widow of hostage: ‘Jihadi John’ doesn’t deserve an ‘honorable death’

Families of the slain Islamic State hostages hope the killer will be caught alive and brought to justice.

Memo to Scott Walker: Wisconsin protesters are not the Islamic State

Memo to Scott Walker: Wisconsin protesters are not the Islamic State

THE FIX | The governor made a flawed comparison in a speech to conservative activists at CPAC.

Palin’s claims about the suicides of some war veterans don’t hold up

Palin’s claims about the suicides of some war veterans don’t hold up

FACT CHECKER | During her CPAC speech, Palin uttered an unreliable veteran suicide statistic.

The inside story of ‘the dress’ that
has the world divided on social media

The inside story of ‘the dress’ that <br>has the world divided on social media

Is it blue? Is it white? The dress was inescapable as tens of millions of people debated its true colors.

Politics

GOP’s 2016 hopefuls test their messages on conservative activists

GOP’s 2016 hopefuls test their messages on conservative activists

Scott Walker touts his handling of union protesters, while Chris Christie calls Jeb Bush the pick of “elites.”

Real Estate

House of the Week | Art deco duplex in Brightwood for $599K

House of the Week | Art deco duplex in Brightwood for $599K

Described in a 1935 Washington Post Real Estate section article as “homes ahead of their times,” this semi-detached duplex in the Brightwood neighborhood was revolutionary in that era.

Federal Government

Cutting IRS staff leads to cutting taxpayer services and collections

Cutting IRS staff leads to cutting taxpayer services and collections

FEDERAL DIARY | IRS officials tell Congress about stark reductions in taxpayer services because of staff and budget cuts.

National

7 killed by shooter at multiple residences in Mo.

The shooter is believed to be among the dead, according to reports.

Business

Inside one of the most intense, and unusual, Pentagon contracting wars

Inside one of the most intense, and unusual, Pentagon contracting wars

General Dynamics is lobbying to win a contract that has already been awarded--and that it didn’t bid on.

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