Dempsey opens door to combat troops in Iraq

The top U.S. military officer raised the possibility that troops could become involved in combat missions, despite the president’s pledges to the contrary.

Democrats now have 51% chance of holding Senate

THE FIX | The latest model is a huge change from a few months ago, when Republicans had a better than 80 percent chance of taking control.

Ashley Akdeniz and daughter Ela at the Auld Acquaintance Cairn. (AP)

A testament to Britain’s bedrock

What started with one stone laid at a Scottish border town has grown to a 9-foot-tall, 350-ton monument to unity, a rallying point for Britons and Scots who want to save their kingdom.

Local News

Man wanted in connection to fatal shooting of 3-year-old is arrested

Man wanted in connection to fatal shooting of 3-year-old is arrested

Pr. George’s police captured Davon A. Wallace, for whom the FBI had offered a $45,000 reward, in D.C.

Senator to introduce bill to end NFL’s tax-exempt status over ‘Redskins’

Senator to introduce bill to end NFL’s tax-exempt status over ‘Redskins’

This comes as a coalition called on league owners to force Dan Snyder to change the name.

Nationals are looking to clinch NL East — but with a win this time around

Nationals are looking to clinch NL East — but with a win this time around

In 2012, Washington clinched the title with loss to the Phillies. Tonight, a win against the Braves would do it.

WASHINGTON, D.C. September 21: The lunch crowd at ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen on September 21, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

Lunch time at ShopHouse, an Asian take on Chipotle. (Post)

The Chipotlification of Washington

In a town of Type A’s, more D.C. restaurants are adopting Chipotle’s have-it-your-way model.

The loss of a shipbuilder echoes at sea

The loss of a shipbuilder echoes at sea

Getting the $2.8 billion USS America ready for commissioning remains harder without its top designer.

Soulless or best place to live?
Arlington’s status is up for debate.

Soulless or best place to live? <br>Arlington’s status is up for debate.

Livability.com must not have asked Sen. Gillibrand when it drew up its list of the best small cities to live in.

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NASA to award multibillion-dollar contract to Boeing and SpaceX

NASA to award multibillion-dollar contract to Boeing and SpaceX

The move means astronauts would essentially rent space on vehicles provided by Boeing and SpaceX.

Tiny bug, big dispute: What to call the lingering effects of Lyme disease?

Tiny bug, big dispute: What to call the lingering effects of Lyme disease?

Along with aches and pains, the disease raises difficult questions when symptoms won’t go away.

CBS responds to Rihanna’s angry tweet, pulls her song from NFL intro

CBS responds to Rihanna’s angry tweet, pulls her song from NFL intro

The network originally pulled her song during the controversy over the Ray Rice domestic abuse case.

Third place: 43.5 socks

(Courtesy of Veterinary Practice News)

Pets eat the darndest things: Meet the dog that ate 43.5 socks

Local Columnists

Domestic violence puts many women on a path to prison

Domestic violence puts many women on a path to prison

COLUMN | The number of women in jail is soaring, and many inmates have suffered abuse.

Real Estate

Housing Summit targets first-time buyers

Housing Summit targets first-time buyers

Experts at conference cite tougher lending standards and student debt as main factors keeping young people out of the market.

Federal Government

Women on maternity leave face lending bias, HUD says

Women on maternity leave face lending bias, HUD says

FEDERAL EYE | HUD is noticing a disturbing trend in mortgage lending: a bias against women on maternity leave.

National

Poverty rate dips, but household incomes are stagnant

More Americans found full-time work, but median household incomes were unchanged.

Lifestyle

Bryan Cranston is so not playing Walter White in new MLB ad

Bryan Cranston is so not playing Walter White in new MLB ad

Looks like the award-winning star of “Breaking Bad” is ready for more comedic roles again.

Arts

Angela Lansbury coming to National Theatre next spring

Angela Lansbury coming to National Theatre next spring

The five-time Tony winner revives her New York-London turn in the Noël Coward comedy.

Business

A guide to breaking up with your bank

A guide to breaking up with your bank

People who aren’t careful when they make the change can face steep fees for missed payments, money transfers and overdrafts.

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