Troops bound for Afghanistan find new uncertainty

As the war in Afghanistan wanes, the troops deploying for a final tour are heading out with a different focus, finding they still have a long way to go.

Ferguson area on edge as grand jury wait continues

Many are expecting that jurors won’t indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown. What comes next is unclear.

Cosby accusers detail
sex-assault allegations

In new interviews, several women who have accused the cultural icon speak about alleged incidents from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s.

Marion Barry was known by some as "Mayor for Life." (Linda Davidson/Post)

Former D.C. mayor rose, then fell
and rose again with his city

Marion Barry Jr., who died early Sunday, was the most powerful local politician of his generation and a symbol of self-governance for urban blacks, even as his life was fraught with the drama of a drug arrest and a jail sentence.

    Barry died hours after leaving hospital

    Barry died hours after leaving hospital

    He had suffered from many health problems but was released from Howard University Hospital on Saturday, collapsing later at his home.

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    U-Va. fraternities suspended in
    light of sexual-assault allegations

    U-Va. fraternities suspended in <br>light of sexual-assault allegations

    The suspension came days after a Rolling Stone account of a 2012 gang rape and will last until Jan. 9.

    A welcome warm-up arrives, but potential lurks for pre-holiday storm

    A welcome warm-up arrives, but potential lurks for pre-holiday storm

    WEATHER GANG | Monday might see highs in the 70s, but most eyes are on an approaching storm.

    Puckett’s exit from Va. Senate undid McAuliffe’s secret plan for Medicaid

    Puckett’s exit from Va. Senate undid McAuliffe’s secret plan for Medicaid

    The governor needed him to stay in order to take the daring step of expanding Medicaid on his own.

    D.C. team’s strategy to win
    the Olympics begins to emerge

    D.C. team’s strategy to win <br>the Olympics begins to emerge

    Organizers of the local bid for the 2024 Summer Games are envisioning a walkable event.

    Wild turkeys return with a vengeance

    Wild turkeys return with a vengeance

    They were nearly extinct a century ago, but now 7 million turkeys roam across the American landscape.

    Farewell to the apple of market’s eye

    Farewell to the apple of market’s eye

    For 30 years, Eddie Rankin and his produce were a fixture at the Woodley Park farmers market.

    Asking the Answer Man: How did Fairfax’s Gallows Road get its name?

    Asking the Answer Man: How did Fairfax’s Gallows Road get its name?

    COLUMN | Librarians get this question frequently, but if you think it’s an easy one, you’d be wrong.

    Wizards avoid ‘trap,’ beat Bucks

    Wizards avoid ‘trap,’ beat Bucks

    Paul Pierce scores team-high 25 points as Washington improves to 9-3 with 111-100 win in Milwaukee.

    Caps stumble against last-place Buffalo despite 18 more shots

    Caps stumble against last-place Buffalo despite 18 more shots

    Washington dominated play and swarmed Buffalo’s goal, but the Sabres claimed a 2-1 win.

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    As Black Friday approaches, a war of words between protesters, Wal-Mart

    As Black Friday approaches, a war of words between protesters, Wal-Mart

    Is a box of donations for workers a kind gesture, or a sign the retailer's employees don't earn enough?

    From Kansas’s secretary of state, a challenge to the powers of a president

    From Kansas’s secretary of state, a challenge to the powers of a president

    Kris Kobach is the person many conservatives have anointed to battle Obama’s immigration action.

    When a plane’s stuck on the tarmac, why aren’t passengers compensated?

    When a plane’s stuck on the tarmac, why aren’t passengers compensated?

    COLUMN | Airlines face civil fines of up to $27,500 per passenger, but travelers don’t see any money.

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    The world’s biggest chocolate-maker says we’re running out of chocolate

    The world’s biggest chocolate-maker says we’re running out of chocolate

    WONKBLOG | There's no easy way to say this: You're eating too much of it. And it’s getting out of hand.

    Teacher to parents: A letter about
    that kid, the one your kid talks about

    Teacher to parents: A letter about <br>

<i>that </i>kid, the one your kid talks about

    ANSWER SHEET | A teacher reminds parents just what issues that kid may be dealing with.

    ‘Text neck’ is becoming an ‘epidemic’ and could wreck your spine

    ‘Text neck’ is becoming an ‘epidemic’ and could wreck your spine

    The average adult can put up to 60 pounds of pressure on the spine when bent at a 60-degree angle.

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    She has curves and no makeup:
    Meet ‘normal Barbie’

    A graphic designer created the doll to send a message to everyone that “reality can be beautiful.”

    Sports

    Capitals lose to lowly Buffalo Sabres

    Capitals lose to lowly Buffalo Sabres

    Washington’s newly discovered calm dissipates after suffering a dispiriting loss despite outshooting Buffalo by 18 at Verizon Center.

    Real Estate

    Updating a midcentury modern home creates contemporary take on classic

    Updating a midcentury modern home creates contemporary take on  classic

    HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The Falls Church house was enlarged, but its period details were preserved.

    Federal Government

    GOP senator calls on Jonathan Gruber to explain Obamacare ‘deceptions’

    GOP senator calls on Jonathan Gruber to explain Obamacare ‘deceptions’

    FEDERAL EYE | The request comes shortly after Republicans reveal that White House inflated the law’s enrollment statistics.

    National

    Biodegradable drone is grown from mushrooms and covered in wasp spit

    Biodegradable drone is grown from mushrooms and covered in wasp spit

    A group of college students has created an unmanned aerial vehicle that would disappear after crashing.

    Business

    Americans could save a fortune this winter if they understood thermostats

    Americans could save a fortune this winter if they understood thermostats

    WONKBLOG | We don’t realize how much money we're wasting by using that terrifying device incorrectly.

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