Appeals court blocks Obama
on immigration

A federal judicial panel denied a request to lift an injunction on the president’s expanded deferred-deportation program for illegal immigrants, throwing into doubt whether the program will begin before the president leaves office.

IRS: Hackers stole personal info of 104,000 taxpayers

Considered likely to be sophisticated criminals, the hackers downloaded several years’ worth of tax returns and other information on file with the IRS.

Dan Yoichi works from a hammock in Kamiyama. (N. Hayashi for The Post)

In Japan, opting out of the daily grind

To combat declining populations, some rural Japanese towns are trying to convince young people weary of big-city life to trade in skyscrapers and noise pollution for cedar trees and singing birds.

Local News

Before their deaths made headlines, who were the Savopouloses?

Before their deaths made headlines, who were the Savopouloses?

Obituaries say they “maintained an unusually close bond for each other and for those less fortunate.”

Metro might not be able to get all the new state-of-the-art cars it wanted

Metro might not be able to get all the new state-of-the-art cars it wanted

Federal transit officials have yet to decide whether Metro can replace older subway cars with new ones.

Autopsy on child found dead in park swing does not show cause of death

Charles County authorities said the 3-year-old boy’s mother remained in a hospital.

Cubs walk off with win as Desmond’s error dooms Nationals in ninth

Cubs walk off with win as Desmond’s error dooms Nationals in ninth

Harper hit his 17th homer, but a baserunning mistake and defensive lapse proved costly.

Off-duty Pr. George’s officer charged with murder in McDonald’s shooting

Off-duty Pr. George’s officer charged with murder in McDonald’s shooting

Authorities have said the shooting came after a long and bitter custody fight over two children.

Rainy-day fund in Prince George’s at its lowest level in more than 5 years

Rainy-day fund in Prince George’s at its lowest level in more than 5 years

Years of budget shortfalls and unforeseen costs have drawn down the county’s reserves.

Vox Media to acquire respected but financially pressed tech site Re/code

Vox Media to acquire respected but financially pressed tech site Re/code

Vox, led by Jim Bankoff, has been raising venture capital to fund an aggressive expansion spree.

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In flood-ravaged Texas, families search rubble for those swept away

In flood-ravaged Texas, families search rubble for those swept away

Punishing storms left at least 10 dead in Texas and Oklahoma, and forced thousands from their homes.

How the first president of new-media age has chosen to reach the masses

How the first president of new-media age has chosen to reach the masses

The White House now has a digital-engagement staff outnumbering the last president’s entire press office.

Chinese military sets course to expand reach as ‘national interests’ grow

Chinese military sets course to expand reach as ‘national interests’ grow

China says it does not want confrontation but condemns U.S. "meddling" in the South China Sea.

Post reporter’s ‘espionage’ trial adjourns; it’s unclear if it will resume

Post reporter’s ‘espionage’ trial adjourns; it’s unclear if it will resume

Jason Rezaian, The Post’s Tehran bureau chief, has been kept in detention for 10 months.

5 things science can predict with nothing more than a person’s name

5 things science can predict with nothing more than a person’s name

WONKBLOG | It’s not exact, but names correlate with age, profession and even political ideology.

Politics

Obama on the defense again as another defense secretary speaks

Obama on the defense again as another defense secretary speaks

With his “will to fight” comments, Ashton Carter is just the latest of the president’s Pentagon chiefs to cause him headaches.

Federal Government

Casinos, strip clubs: Let feds use government credit cards in our establishments

Casinos, strip clubs: Let feds use government credit cards in our establishments

IN THE LOOP | Casinos and adult clubs want federal employees to be able to use their government credit cards

National

Fiancee ‘moved paddle away’ from kayaker who drowned, DA says

Fiancee ‘moved paddle away’ from kayaker who drowned, DA says

The body of Vincent Viafore was recovered on the Hudson River over the weekend.

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