2 NYPD officers killed in brazen ambush shooting

Hours before the shootings, the gunman declared his intention on Instagram to kill police officers as retribution for the police killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

After a good December, Obama faces hard choices

THE TAKE | Just as he did in 2010, the president seems to shrug off a midterm election defeat. But this time he’s grown more assertive in acting unilaterally.

Redskins Forbath kicks winning field goal. (Toni L. Sandys/Post)

  • Redskins Forbath kicks winning field goal.
  • (Toni L. Sandys/Post)
  • Redskins' Breeland intercepts a pass.
  • (John McDonnell/Post)
  • Redskins' Griffin III is hit by Eagles' Curry.
  • (Jonathan Newton/Post)
  • Redskins' DeSean Jackson celebrates.
  • (Jonathan Newton/Post)
  • Fans congratulate Robert Griffin III.
  • (Jonathan Newton/Post)
  • Redskins Tanard Jackson scores.
  • (Jonathan Newton/Post)
  • Philadelphia's Riley Cooper scores.
  • (John McDonnell/Post)
  • Redskins' Kerrigan strips ball.
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Redskins snap 6-game losing streak

For once, the ball bounced Washington’s way, and the team fought past calamities to upset the Eagles in the final seconds, 27-24.

Local News

Despite reports of sexual abuse,
nurse continued working in D.C., Md.

Despite reports of sexual abuse, <br>nurse continued working in D.C., Md.

Police said the nurse assaulted two more women while he was under investigation in previous incidents.

D.C. judge turns to matchmaking to
get woman to call 911 less frequently

D.C. judge turns to matchmaking to <br>get woman to call 911 less frequently

After she averaged 13 ambulance rides a month, the judge asked her friend to spend evenings with her.

Tiny pop-up park seen as a sign
of big things to come in Tysons

Tiny pop-up park seen as a sign <br>of big things to come in Tysons

The developer hopes the “parklet” will help change people’s minds about the community and its future.

ACLU challenges Va. high school’s transgender bathroom policy

ACLU challenges Va. high school’s transgender bathroom policy

The school board called for a separate unisex bathroom, but one student described it as “humiliating.”

Big holiday storm expected to spread rapidly across eastern U.S., Canada

Big holiday storm expected to spread rapidly across eastern U.S., Canada

Rain and strong winds are likely, and snow is possible, in the East on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

WASHINGTON, DC DECEMBER 17: Jonathan Williams(L), Reggie Page(C) and Dion White(R) all of the district looked at 'The Opening Day at Talladega College' at the Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals at Smithsonian's National Museum of American Historyon December 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.The historic murals, along with more than 30 additional works by Woodruff, will be on view Nov. 7, 2014 through March 1, 2015 at the museum. (Photo by Mark Gail-for The Washington Post)

One of the murals on display. (Mark Gail for The Post)

Images of Amistad’s triumph

In an epic Smithsonian display, striking depictions of the 1839 slave ship revolt tell the saga of Africans’ defiance, capturing hope for 19th-century blacks.

Making the most of a good first job

Making the most of a good first job

@WORK ADVICE | A recent grad thinks his job is “below my skill level” and wants to bail. Hang on.

Snowy owl spotted near airport
during annual bird count

Snowy owl spotted near airport <br>during annual bird count

The spotting, near the runways of National Airport, established the return of the white arctic bird.

Hello, kitty! A night at a D.C. cat cafe.

Hello, kitty! A night at a D.C. cat cafe.

You can bring the Japanese trend to Washington. But it turns out, you can’t make a cat do anything.

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Activists try to rile up Chris Christie, pile up YouTube hits in the process

Activists try to rile up Chris Christie, pile up YouTube hits in the process

“My first thought was, ‘Wow, that was easy,’” Sandy Booket said of angering the New Jersey governor.

Cuba harbors a wanted U.S. fugitive. What happens to Assata Shakur now?

Cuba harbors a wanted U.S. fugitive. What happens to Assata Shakur now?

Tupac’s godmother, considered a domestic terrorist since the ’70s, fled from prison decades ago.

A troubling reason why white people might have unconscious racial bias

A troubling reason why white people might have unconscious racial bias

WONKBLOG | Research finds greater bias in states where black residents are in the majority.

Despite a struggling economy and international failures, Putin rides high

Despite a struggling economy and international failures, Putin rides high

Russians support their president as he confronts a West that is newly united against him.

Sports

Surging Wizards extend winning streak to 6 games

Surging Wizards extend winning streak to 6 games

Washington rallied in the fourth quarter to top the Heat, snapping a five-game skid in Miami.

Real Estate

Renovation integrates 1950’s house into a contemporary design

Renovation integrates 1950’s house into a contemporary design

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The Spring Valley home feels modern, but kept its traditional warmth and intimacy.

Federal Government

Obama gives federal workers a modest pay raise

Obama gives federal workers a modest pay raise

FEDERAL EYE | The 1% increase is small compared with those given in past presidential administrations.

National

Race-consciousness on rise in U.S.

Race-consciousness on rise in U.S.

The number of Americans who name race as the nation’s most pressing issue has risen to a two-decade high.

Business

Fixing the broken U.S. talent flow

Fixing the broken U.S. talent flow

PART 6 | An exceptional economy has been lost because Americans stopped doing exceptional work.

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