Radical Islam hotbeds simmer in French prisons

In a chaotic French prison where the Paris attackers made contacts, militancy lurks in the shadows. Sometimes, the best-behaved men are most dangerous.

Obama to propose budget that ends sequestration

The president is set to unveil his 2016 spending plan next week and plans to reverse the cuts imposed by lawmakers to discretionary domestic programs and to the defense budget, a senior administration official said.

(Rig in front of state capitol; a crack from a quake. (L, Davidson/Post)

Pinpointing cause of quakes in Okla. could truly shake state’s foundation

Last year, 567 quakes of at least 3.0 magnitude rocked a swath of the state. Oil and gas drilling are the implicit culprits, but some hesitate to blame an industry that has kept Okla.’s economy afloat.

Local News

Rain or sleet may hit before rush hour tonight, then a big chill tomorrow

Rain or sleet may hit before rush hour tonight, then a big chill tomorrow

WEATHER GANG | The next big chance of snow is Sunday, but it’s too early for a clear forecast.

The McDonnells could be cleared on appeal because of a fuzzy federal law

The McDonnells could be cleared on appeal because of a fuzzy federal law

COLUMN | Brace yourself: Despite convictions for corruption, the ex-governor and his wife could get off.

U-Va. sorority sisters were ordered back to the ’50s. Chastity belts next?

U-Va. sorority sisters were ordered back to the ’50s. Chastity belts next?

COLUMN | Making women stay in on fraternities’ bid night is not the answer to the sex assault issue.

Caps snap losing streak with thrilling shutout win over rival Penguins

Caps snap losing streak with thrilling shutout win over rival Penguins

Alex Ovechkin scored twice and feisty Washington released its frustration in a fight-filled affair.

Where the Nats’ payroll stands after the record Max Scherzer megadeal

Where the Nats’ payroll stands after the record Max Scherzer megadeal

The signing of the ace pitcher may have bumped the Nationals into the top five spending teams in baseball.

6-year-old snowboarding in driveway struck by car, in critical condition

6-year-old snowboarding in driveway struck by car, in critical condition

The boy snowboarded into a passing car in a McLean neighborhood Wednesday night.

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4 Pinocchios for claim about
‘escort’ ads and the Super Bowl

4 Pinocchios for claim about <br> ‘escort’ ads and the Super Bowl

FACT CHECKER | Two lawmakers claim the Super Bowl has become a large venue for sex trafficking.

DeflateGate: Scandal that’s losing air

DeflateGate: Scandal that’s losing air

COLUMN | What is the real substance of DeflateGate, anyway?

Conservatives: We’re over Palin

Conservatives: We’re over Palin

Her recent rambling speech has many influential voices on the right realizing that the romance is gone.

Signaling a hunger to step back into ring, Romney attacks Hillary Clinton

Signaling a hunger to step back into ring, Romney attacks Hillary Clinton

During a speech, Romney made clear that a potential 2016 bid would focus on foreign affairs and poverty.

Real Estate

Apartments at center of D.C. proposal styled on New York’s Meatpacking District

Apartments at center of D.C. proposal styled on New York’s Meatpacking District

The project would augment the popular Union Market development.

Federal Government

Loretta Lynch assures GOP she is not Eric Holder, again and again

Loretta Lynch assures GOP she is not Eric Holder, again and again

IN THE LOOP | A rundown of top Holder-bashing moments at attorney general confirmation hearing.

National

‘Costly’ placebos are more effective, study finds

‘Costly’ placebos are more effective, study finds<br>

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

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