Britain’s election could trigger a political scrum

The results of Thursday’s elections will likely be indecisive, which could launch a mad scramble for power as parties jostle for position with the public and cobble together alliances with sworn enemies.

Patriots likely deflated balls, NFL investigation finds

A report also concluded that quarterback Tom Brady probably “was at least generally aware” of the use of under-inflated balls during the AFC title game.

CONFRONTING THE ‘CALIPHATE’

German rapper Denis Cuspert converted to Islam, then joined ISIS. (AP)

One way that ISIS has surpassed other jihadists: It’s a magnet for converts

As many as 1 in 7 Europeans recruited to the Islamic State come from a non-Muslim background, a demographic that experts say is emerging as some of the most fanatical adherents to Islam.

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Ruling in woman’s in-custody death stokes debate over ‘excited delirium’

Ruling in woman’s in-custody death stokes debate over ‘excited delirium’

The medical examiner’s office had ruled that Natasha McKenna did not die from use of police force or Taser.

Feminists at Mary Washington say they were threatened on Yik Yak app

Feminists at Mary Washington say they were threatened on Yik Yak app

A suit will say the college didn’t act on the threats; a group leader was slain in a possibly unrelated case.

D.C. firefighter dies after fighting
2-alarm apartment fire in Shaw

D.C. firefighter dies after fighting <br>2-alarm apartment fire in Shaw

Two residents and another firefighter were also injured in a morning blaze on the 9th floor of the building.

Bowser’s plan to keep D.C. police body camera footage private criticized

Bowser’s plan to keep D.C. police body camera footage private criticized

If officers know the video won’t be seen, some council members think cameras can’t help accountability.

Was elder abuse intentional, or did a neglectful caregiver do his best?

Was elder abuse intentional, or did a neglectful caregiver do his best?

A Md. case highlights the types of situations that will continue to arise without policy changes, say experts.

What? Ted Leonsis is finally happy with local media outlets?

What? Ted Leonsis is finally happy with local media outlets?

Radio host Tony Kornheiser shakes off the two-team owner’s praise, saying journalists should be critical.

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Pope Francis greets the faithful Wednesday. (EPA)

Pope Francis greets the faithful Wednesday. (EPA)

Pope sending 'missionaries' to absolve women of abortion 'sin'

It’s “a concrete sign that a priest must be a man of mercy and close to all,” says Vatican archbishop.

20-year-old Andre Burakovsky doubles up in win over Rangers

20-year-old Andre Burakovsky doubles up in win over Rangers

D.C. climbs into the driver’s seat with a 2-1 defeat of New York and could close out the series Friday.

Mayor Bowser: There’s just one place for the Redskins, ‘and that’s at RFK’

Mayor Bowser: There’s just one place for the Redskins, ‘and that’s at RFK’

She says she’s spoken to the team about returning, and their “heart’s desire is to be in Washington.”

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‘Shawshank’-esque prison break ends 56 years later with cinematic stakeout

‘Shawshank’-esque prison break ends 56 years later with cinematic stakeout

Unlike the film, there was no happy ending for escaped felon Frank Freshwaters.

Wild animals in drought-stricken Western states are dying for a drink

Wild animals in drought-stricken Western states are dying for a drink

As the landscape becomes drier, animals are seeking sustenance far outside their normal range.

House speaker who resigned amid
an ethics investigation dies at 92

House speaker who resigned amid <br> an ethics investigation dies at 92

Jim Wright was a dominant figure in the House and expanded the role of the speaker into foreign affairs.

Real Estate

Video helps Hispanics avoid the pitfalls of home buying

Video helps Hispanics avoid the pitfalls of home buying

TOWN SQUARE | The American Bar Association is launching an education program aimed at helping Latinos avoid becoming foreclosure victims.

Federal Government

Uncle Sam had better start treating his employees right

FEDERAL DIARY | A survey said the political environment, senior leadership and the work culture drive workers away.

National

Oil train derails, explodes in flames in North Dakota; nearby town evacuated

Oil train derails, explodes in flames in North Dakota; nearby town evacuated

Fifth tank car mishap of the year comes days after U.S. issued stricter rules for trains carrying oil.

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