U.S. reach grows in Africa with new drone base

The expansion highlights growing U.S. counterterrorism coordination with France to track militants in destabilized Africa.

Nude celebrity photos leak, fueling privacy worries

As racy photos of Hollywood stars circulate online, security experts ask how hack-proof “cloud” sites truly are.

A border fence cuts through south Texas. (Nikki Kahn/Post)

National Guard sets up along the
Texas border for a role that isn’t clear

Troops dispatched by Gov. Rick Perry are just the latest force in an increasingly fortified zone.

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    Bezos names former Politico executive as new publisher of The Post

    Bezos names former Politico executive as new publisher of The Post

    Former Reagan administration official Frederick J. Ryan Jr. was part of the founding leadership team of Politico.

    McDONNELL TRIAL 

    Broken marriage or fake estrangement? The jury will decide.

    Broken marriage or fake estrangement? The jury will decide.<br>

    The McDonnells’ professed discord contradicts the family image the ex-Va. governor projected in office.

    Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault for punching photo-seeking fan in D.C.

    Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault for punching photo-seeking fan in D.C.

    Prosecutors agreed not to ask the judge for any jail time if the R&B singer gets 25 years of probation.

    An all-too-familiar ritual: A ride home from a teen friend ends in a fatal crash

    An all-too-familiar ritual: A ride home from a teen friend ends in a fatal crash<br>

    After a 15-year-old died in a wreck that also injured two other teens, family and friends mourn in Olney.

    Eric Cantor joins Wall Street investment firm, will open D.C. office

    Eric Cantor joins Wall Street investment firm, will open D.C. office

    The former House majority leader will enter a fast-growing firm that advises companies and investors.

    BETHESDA, MD - AUGUST 13: The Tastee Diner abides after 80 years while the neighborhoods surrounding it get increasingly swankier on August, 13, 2014 in Bethesda, MD. The diner at dusk. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

    Old-school Tastee Diner abides after 80 years. (B. O'Leary/Post)

    As ‘new’ Bethesda grows up and expands, Tastee Diner is a constant

    Comfort food is served with a taste of the “old” Bethesda at the 24-hour eatery that opened in 1935.

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    Jennifer Lawrence. (AFP/Getty)

    Jennifer Lawrence. (AFP/Getty)

    The 'shock post' site that hosted the Jennifer Lawrence photos

    With complete anonymity, “4chan” users operate beyond the norms of decency.

    Get ready for a muggy, sizzling week

    Get ready for a muggy, sizzling week

    WEATHER GANG | It may be September, but it doesn’t feel like fall. At least until Sunday.

    Virginia worries less about child care than hot-dog carts. That has to change.

    Virginia worries less about child care than hot-dog carts. That has to change.<br>

    COLUMN | State lawmakers are silent when it comes to unregulated day cares, putting kids in danger.

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    Russia says it will review its military strategy in face of NATO plans

    Russia says it will review its military strategy in face of NATO plans

    NATO is expected to endorse the creation of a military force that can deploy quickly to Eastern Europe.

    U.S. carries out strike against leaders of militant group al-Shabab in Somalia

    U.S. carries out strike against leaders of militant group al-Shabab in Somalia

    It is unclear whether the operation succeeded, Pentagon officials said.

    How an outdated, $100 calculator still holds a monopoly on U.S. classrooms

    How an outdated, $100 calculator still holds a monopoly on U.S. classrooms<br>

    INNOVATIONS | The price and features have barely changed in 10 years, but the TI-84 is still on top.

    Politics

    8 questions — and answers — about the midterm elections

    8 questions — and answers — about the midterm elections

    With just nine weeks to go, key strategists weigh in on where things stand, and where they could go.

    Local Columnists

    Purple Line critics hunt for critters
    to justify lawsuit against project

    Purple Line critics hunt for critters <br>to justify lawsuit against project

    COLUMN | Opponents can’t find the tiny species in suburban Maryland, but they sued to protect it anyway.

    Sports

    Surging Nationals club their way past Dodgers

    Surging Nationals club their way past Dodgers

    The Nationals hit four more home runs as their power surge continued in a 6-4 win against Los Angeles.

    Arts

    Maroon 5 and Counting Crows: Peak cheese and sincerity

    Maroon 5 and Counting Crows: Peak cheese and sincerity

    New releases from popular artists showcase everything fans might love or detractors detest about the groups.

    Federal Government

    Why the government spent $3 million to study lesbian obesity

    Why the government spent $3 million to study lesbian obesity

    FEDERAL EYE | With 75 percent of lesbians overweight or obese, the study is “of high public-health significance,” according to a project summary.

    National

    Checking your smartphone or laptop before bed? You might reconsider.

    Checking your smartphone or laptop before bed? You might reconsider.

    The blue light from electronics can keep people awake and disrupt sleep — especially for teens.

    Business

    Tarnished by the Enron scandal, can this brand be saved?

    Tarnished by the Enron scandal, can this brand be saved?

    Executives at the tax giant you’ve never heard of want the Arthur Andersen name back. Is that crazy?

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