Secret Service’s No. 2 seen as barrier to reform

Two weeks after the Secret Service forced out four top officials, lawmakers ask whether the agency should have ousted one more — its deputy director.

Obama seeks $215 million for personalized medicine

The initiative would include creating a database of Americans who are willing to share genetic profiles.

Youths take part in Hamas graduation ceremonies. (Levine for The Post)

Teens get a taste of first aid, assault rifles and grenades at Hamas camp

The youth camps’ popularity suggests the military wing of Gaza’s Islamist movement will have plenty of eager recruits.

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You need to make $108,092 a year to live comfortably in D.C., report says

You need to make $108,092 a year to live comfortably in D.C., report says

The only cities with a higher cost of comfort are New York boroughs and in the San Francisco Bay area.

Biting winds may gust up to 45 mph today. Our advice? Stay inside.

Biting winds may gust up to 45 mph today. Our advice? Stay inside.

WEATHER GANG | But temperatures will hold steady in the 30s and could touch 40 degrees in some areas.

Leggett: Montgomery should expect
a significant property tax increase

Leggett: Montgomery should expect <br>a significant property tax increase

The county’s executive said he’ll propose a boost this year or next to make up for funding cuts.

Va. could begin hiring pharmacies to make lethal drugs that firms won’t sell

Va. could begin hiring pharmacies to make lethal drugs that firms won’t sell<br>

A Va. Senate panel advanced the controversial bill that would also keep pharmacies’ identities secret.

People love Marcin Gortat in D.C.
But they really love him in Poland.

People love Marcin Gortat in D.C.<br>But they <i>really </i>love him in Poland.

In his native country, the “Polish Machine” is more than an athlete: he’s an inspiration to millions.

WASHINGTON, DC - JAN 28: Many homeless people sleep in the walkway area near the entrance to the McPherson Square metro station. Just after announcing a package of new grants to help homeless service providers across the country, top officials from HUD and other volunteers canvassed the city to count the very people who are in need. (Photo by Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post

As temps drop, D.C.’s homeless population surges above 4,000

The city has failed to make any real progress on one of its most serious and visible issues, and the growing problem is a test for new Mayor Muriel Bowser.

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Suge Knight in 2007. (Post photo)

Suge Knight in 2007. (Post photo)

Rap mogul Suge Knight arrested for murder

Police say he ran over two men after an argument. One of them died.

75-year-old man in critical condition after trying to fight a fire in his home

75-year-old man in critical condition after trying to fight a fire in his home

The North Bethesda man used water and an extinguisher, and then was unable to call 911, authorities said.

U-Va. sorority sister: We’ve been reduced to objects of men’s pleasure

U-Va. sorority sister: We’ve been reduced to objects of men’s pleasure

GRADE POINT | A student responded to the order to stay home on fraternities’ bid night.

From a small Jewish day school to a walk-on spot on the U-Md. team

From a small Jewish day school to a walk-on spot on the U-Md. team

COLUMN | How Terp Jacob Susskind went from a tiny school in N.J. to big-time college sports.

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Obama seeks $215 million for personalized medicine

Obama seeks $215 million for personalized medicine

The initiative would include creating a database of Americans who are willing to share genetic profiles.

Romney to provide ‘update’ on whether he will run for president

Romney to provide ‘update’ on whether he will run for president

The 2012 GOP presidential nominee was expected to hold a conference call with supporters this morning.

Taliban claims responsibility for
fatal attack on Americans in Kabul

Taliban claims responsibility for <br>fatal attack on Americans in Kabul

Three American civilian contractors and an Afghan national were killed in the attack.

Administration earns 4 Pinocchios
for fishy math on 650,000 new jobs

Administration earns 4 Pinocchios <br> for fishy math on 650,000 new jobs

FACT CHECKER | The Obama administration claims an Asian trade deal will create that many jobs.

Teacher: Every day I see disparity in educational privilege. I’m disgusted.

Teacher: Every day I see disparity in educational privilege. I’m disgusted.

ANSWER SHEET | Where there isn’t money, there is excessive testing, lack of options and struggle.

John Kerry fined $50 for not shoveling his sidewalk in Boston

John Kerry fined $50 for not shoveling his sidewalk in Boston

IN THE LOOP | Yellow tape was put up warning of snow and ice falling from the home.

Federal Government

FedBid prohibited from new government contracts

FedBid prohibited from new government contracts

The ruling comes after an IG report found the N.Va. firm’s executives tried to discredit a top contracting official.

National

January measles outbreak reaches 84 cases

January measles outbreak reaches 84 cases

The current measles outbreak has spread to 84 people across 14 states, CDC officials say.

Business

Hershey’s plan to hook Americans onto impulse-buying chocolate again

Hershey’s plan to hook Americans onto impulse-buying chocolate again

Self-checkouts and online shopping have crushed the business of sweet indulgence. But the chocolate giant has a way to win impulse buyers back.

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