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Adam Goldman and Julie Tate
At least four hostages held by the militants, including the U.S. journalist who was executed, were allegedly waterboarded early in their captivity.
He’s asked the Pentagon for options as he recruits partner countries to help respond to the militants in Iraq and Syria.
An image of what NATO says are Russian units inside Ukraine. (DigitalGlobe)
Annie Gowen and Anne Gearan
Russian soldiers, tanks and heavy artillery were said to roll into southeastern Ukraine, forcing government troops into a full retreat.
The pilot, who was with the Mass. National Guard, was on his way to a base in the New Orleans area.
Matt Zapotosky, Rosalind S. Helderman and Mary Pat Flaherty
The judge’s instructions to jurors, including the definition of an “official” act, could shape deliberations.
The Eugene B. Casey Foundation wants to sell land to developers that surrounds Betsy Smith’s farm.
Three contenders with contrasting styles stood out in the crowded backfield competition.
The State Department refused to allow visas for 12 Syrian women eager to tell their harrowing stories.
Last year in Paris, LeeAnét Noble and Team Vicious brought step dancing to the fashion world.
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Parents oppose the move at a Prince George’s middle school, saying kids need time to socialize.
Ruby, a 9-month-old boxer mix, was shot in the face, but she got a new “leash on life,” as police put it.
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Opponents of the Louisiana senator say she primarily lives in a $2.5 million brick home in D.C.
Sandhya Somashekhar and Mark Berman
An accidental Uzi death at the hands of a 9-year-old renews debate on how young is too young for firearms.
THE FIX | He admitted to an alcohol problem and cocaine use but is in a dead heat in the polls.
THE FIX | While Obama talked about Ukraine and the Islamic State, Twitter freaked out about his attire.
Some questions on the Islamic State for President Obama and Congress.
President Obama and the West need to ramp up their response.
'Summer camp for book nerds'
Starters to sit in Redskins' preseason finale
Fantasy football: RGIII on the decline
The driverless car comes to Washington
What is the ceiling for the Terps in the Big Ten?
Meet the U.S. drug czar, himself in a recovery program
Should Gruden play starters against Tampa Bay?
How concerning is Redskins' lack of offensive production?
Big night for 'Breaking Bad,' and other top Emmy moments
Searching for the ‘perfect hog’ at W.Va. State Fair
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THE TAKE | The Texas governor who crashed and burned in 2012 “seems much more confident.”
Naomi Shihab Nye
A strange symmetry unites the two places, now more than ever.
COLUMN | A city shouldn’t bet on building a sunny future on the backs of the elderly, poor and desperate.
Mariners and Dodgers, led by Felix Hernanez and Clayton Kershaw, are among the best teams in baseball.
Even if you’re not yet planning to sell, these ideas will help you enjoy your space — now.
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Fritz Hahn and Rhome Anderson
Our Labor Day weekend picks include Sunday and Monday day parties, late-night dancing and Brody Jenner at a pool party.
The 81-year-old comedian was undergoing a procedure at a clinic when she stopped breathing and was taken to the hospital.
The master of the American crime novel will have his work collected in three volumes.
A system to keep guns from the mentally ill doesn’t always get the information it needs
More than 2 million people have watched Todd’s “ice bucket fail” video and posted their RIPs. But Todd is ... alive and well, thanks.
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Most workers saw pay decline over the past year. And the only workers breaking even since before recession are those with college degrees.
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