Lynch defends Obama on NSA, immigration

Senators peppered the attorney general nominee at her first confirmation hearing with questions on issues ranging from Obama’s immigration action to Holder’s decision not to defend DOMA.

Electrical failure, Christmas tree caused Md. mansion fire

The tree that had been cut two months earlier was still up on Jan. 19 when an inferno gutted the $6 million waterfront home in Annapolis, killing six.

Seattle head coach Pete Carroll speaks at media day. (Getty)

Pete Carroll was an NFL flameout. Now he’s going for Super Bowl history.

After failed stints with the Patriots and Jets, the Seahawks coach may become the seventh to win consecutive Super Bowls.

Local News

Gun control bill comes back to life, moves forward in Virginia legislature

Gun control bill comes back to life, moves forward in Virginia legislature

A bill that would keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers had died in a committee on Monday.

Stop blaming U-Va. sorority sisters and other women for rape problem

Stop blaming U-Va. sorority sisters and other women for rape problem

COLUMN | Sorority sisters ordered by their council to stay in this weekend need to fight instead.

Thursday wintry mix possible;
better chance of snow on Sunday

Thursday wintry mix possible; <br> better chance of snow on Sunday

WEATHER GANG | Thursday’s weather could affect afternoon rush hour and merits attention.

Is Northern Virginia splitting into
two different places?

Is Northern Virginia splitting into<br> two different places?

DIGGER | An economist suggests more urbanized areas like Arlington will succeed and Fairfax will fail.

Nationals sign veteran reliever Casey Janssen in one-year, $3.5 million deal

Nationals sign veteran reliever Casey Janssen in one-year, $3.5 million deal

The former career Blue Jay will likely fill Tyler Clippard’s old spot in the eighth inning.

Fairfax woman charged in Arlington hit-and-run that critically injured man

Fairfax woman charged in Arlington hit-and-run that critically injured man

Police say Alexandra Mendez drove a car that knocked a man to the ground and then ran over him.

Everyone seems to despise noisy D.C. restaurants, but I’m in search of them

Everyone seems to despise noisy D.C. restaurants, but I’m in search of them

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | The Post’s dining critic weighs in on your questions about eating in D.C.

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2 Israeli soldiers killed in border
clash with Lebanon’s Hezbollah

2 Israeli soldiers killed in border <br> clash with Lebanon’s Hezbollah

The fighting marked one of the most serious flare-ups of violence in the area since a war in 2006.

Arrest lifts the veil on the secret life
of the Islamic State leader’s ex-wife

Arrest lifts the veil on the secret life <br> of the Islamic State leader’s ex-wife

An investigation into Saja al-Dulaimi shows how some women are taking bigger roles in militant groups.

A ‘costly’ placebo is more effective
than a ‘cheap’ one, study finds

A ‘costly’ placebo is more effective <br>than a ‘cheap’ one, study finds

Parkinson's patients performed better when told they were receiving a pricier “drug,” researchers found.

Inside the Tokyo pop-up eatery
with a wait-list of 60,000

Inside the Tokyo pop-up eatery <br>with a wait-list of 60,000

Two D.C. locals managed to snag a coveted golden tickets. One highlight: The shrimp with ants.

Sports

Nationals sign veteran reliever Casey Janssen in one-year, $3.5 million deal

Nationals sign veteran reliever Casey Janssen in one-year, $3.5 million deal

NATIONALS JOURNAL | The former career Blue Jay will likely fill Tyler Clippard’s old spot in the eighth inning.

Federal Government

House panel easily passes veterans sick-leave bill

House panel easily passes veterans sick-leave bill

FEDERAL DIARY | Lawmakers unanimously vote to give disabled vets increased leave but are haunted by partisanship.

National

Blizzard of 2015 broke records in New England

Blizzard of 2015 broke records in New England

WEATHER GANG | Wind gusts peaked at 78 mph on Nantucket, but the island reported sustained gusts above 50 mph for nearly 24 hours.

Diversions