Hastert built
a reputation on being bulletproof

DEBRIEF | Republicans elected him House speaker in part because he could withstand scrutiny at a crucial time, but an indictment over alleged secret payments is chipping away at that image.

FIFA president reelected amid corruption scandal

Sepp Blatter will remain at the helm of soccer’s governing body for a fifth term as the sport’s leadership faces investigation on bribery charges.

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How we went from ‘Survivor’
to more than 300 reality shows

GRAPHIC | Here's a look at some reality shows that lasted and which genres made the biggest impact.

Local News

Man behind anti-Semitic fliers identified, will not face charges

Man behind anti-Semitic fliers  identified, will not face charges

The leaflets appeared in driveways and on doorsteps in Chevy Chase, Silver Spring and Georgetown.

Local journalist among 6 killed in
6 days across District of Columbia

Local journalist among 6 killed in <br>6 days across District of Columbia

The violence included a freeway shooting and the slaying of a woman at her apartment building.

VA officials stop processing benefit claims to attend Chris Hansen talk

VA officials stop processing benefit claims to attend Chris Hansen talk

IN THE LOOP | The mandatory one-hour sessions left federal employees scratching their heads.

I just can’t motivate myself
to tell my husband I love him

I just can’t motivate myself <br>to tell my husband I love him

LIVE Q&A | Columnist Carolyn Hax answers questions about the strange train we call life.

The Summer Concert Guide:
36 area shows to see this season

The Summer Concert Guide: <br>36 area shows to see this season

Cue up your calendar with these loaded festivals, mega-shows, top tours and free concerts.

13 things to do this weekend

13 things to do this weekend

GOING OUT GUIDE | The best bets in nightlife, music, festivals, sports and more around Washington.

More Top Stories

Economy shrank 0.7% in 1st quarter, raising questions about stability

Economy shrank 0.7% in 1st quarter, raising questions about stability

The third contraction since the Great Recession provides a troubling picture of the nation’s strength.

Iran’s evidence in Post reporter’s ‘espionage’ trial is a job application

Iran’s evidence in Post reporter’s ‘espionage’ trial is a job application

Jason Rezaian, imprisoned in Iran, applied unsuccessfully for a position in the Obama administration.

Economists know who’s really
to blame for income inequality

Economists know who’s really <br>to blame for income inequality

WONKBLOG | It’s not just corporate bigwigs but everyone else at super companies fueling the gap.

The rise and fall of the $5 footlong

The rise and fall of the $5 footlong

Subway’s competitors are beating it at a game it helped create with seemingly fresher, healthier food.

Politics

Pataki makes long-shot bid for presidency

Pataki makes long-shot bid for presidency

The former New York governor aims to position himself as a relative centrist in a right-leaning race.

Real Estate

Whimsical details abound in English Tudor manor on Severn River

Whimsical details abound in English Tudor manor on Severn River

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The home is considered one of Maryland’s grandest, early-20th-century abodes.

National

Report: Women are more likely to have serious mental health problems than men

Report: Women are more likely to have serious mental health problems than men

New federal report highlights chronic-disease risks and daily life struggles for people with serious mental health problems.

Business

Nike’s deal for soccer stardom overshadowed by FIFA probe

Nike’s deal for soccer stardom overshadowed by FIFA probe

The sports giant risks losing the loyalty of soccer fans it has spent years developing.

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