Congress rolls back a post-9/11 spy program

The USA Freedom Act, which President Obama signed into law late Tuesday, will end the NSA’s bulk collection of phone data after a six-month transition period and retool other surveillance policies.

Obama’s trade deal splits his party along economic lines

The tension reflects mounting anxiety among Democrats over the nation’s widening income gap and a fear that the trade deal will produce a set of winners and losers among U.S. industries.

(Staff and wire photos)

The foundation woos the world’s most powerful to help the powerless, but the very things that made it work for Bill Clinton have proved troublesome for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Local News

Two dead in rowhouse fire near Dupont Circle in Northwest D.C.

Two dead in rowhouse fire near Dupont Circle in Northwest D.C.

The two-alarm fire broke out at a rowhouse around 2:30 a.m. Five others were injured.

Police: Man killed in Arlington first struck officer in face with metal pole

Police: Man killed in Arlington first struck officer in face with metal pole

Police said the officer accidentally hit his partner with a Taser before he shot and killed Alfredo Rials-Torres.

‘Veep’ and ‘House of Cards’ may abandon Maryland and head west

‘Veep’ and ‘House of Cards’ may abandon Maryland and head west

A California tax credit aims to lure television production companies back to the Los Angeles area.

Former news anchor Kathleen Matthews announces bid for Congress

Former news anchor Kathleen Matthews announces bid for Congress

The wife of “Hardball” host Chris Matthews is seeking to succeed Rep. Chris Van Hollen in Maryland.

Md. man’s fire-gutted home burns again — the day he moved back in

Md. man’s fire-gutted home burns again — the day he moved back in

Montgomery officials don’t know if the two fires are related, or if the man just has unbelievably bad luck.

How am I going to care for a parent whose emotional life is unimaginable?

How am I going to care for a parent whose emotional life is unimaginable?

COLUMN | Ever since Mom died, Dad has been filling the silence in his house with CNN.

Could the Redskins learn from the Nationals’ game-day experience?

Could the Redskins learn from the Nationals’ game-day experience?

COLUMN | The Nats seem to have a reputation for offering a more enjoyable game-day experience.

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Muckraking journalist Andrew Jennings. (Reuters)

Muckraking journalist Andrew Jennings. (Reuters)

How a curmudgeonly old reporter exposed the FIFA scandal

“These scum have stolen the peoples’ sport,” he says. “So, yes, it’s nice to see the fear on their faces.”

Lanier: Deadly shooting on I-295 may have been part of a traffic altercation

Lanier: Deadly shooting on I-295 may have been part of a traffic altercation

Police said the incident, where two people were shot during rush hour in D.C., started in Northern Virginia.

If you love Washington’s buildings, you’ll love this man’s books

If you love Washington’s buildings, you’ll love this man’s books

COLUMN | The man who wrote the books on D.C.’s architecture says he was filling a research void.

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Interpol issues ‘red notices’ for
six people tied to FIFA scandal

Interpol issues ‘red notices’ for <br> six people tied to FIFA scandal

The move comes one day after FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced his retirement.

Falling behind in polls, Jeb Bush sharpens attacks on 2016 GOP rivals

Falling behind in polls, Jeb Bush sharpens attacks on 2016 GOP rivals

He mostly had avoided sparring with GOP contenders, but that strategy changed at a Fla. economic forum.

How Saudi Arabia’s 79-year-old King Salman is shaking up the Middle East

How Saudi Arabia’s 79-year-old King Salman is shaking up the Middle East

The oil-rich kingdom is asserting a stronger role in the region amid fear of weakening support from the U.S.

6.4 million may lose health subsidies if Supreme Court backs challengers

6.4 million may lose health subsidies if Supreme Court backs challengers

Many live in states like Florida and Texas, which are led by Republican officials who oppose Obamacare.

Politics

Can we please stop acting like campaign finance is a major voting issue?

Can we please stop acting like campaign finance is a major voting issue?

THE FIX | Outside of committed campaign finance reform advocates -- a single-digit percentage of the overall population -- getting big money out of politics simply isn’t a voting priority.

Real Estate

In Chelsea Heights, townhomes in the shadow of a historical country estate

In Chelsea Heights, townhomes in the shadow of a historical country estate

BUYING NEW | Silver Spring community will have 63 units, and you can even buy the landmark house.

Federal Government

Freshman congressman seeks pay raise, respect for federal employees

Freshman congressman seeks pay raise, respect for federal employees

FEDERAL EYE | Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), who comes from a long line to federal employees, now wants to boost their pay and provide them paid parental leave.

National

Investigators: Was Amtrak engineer using cellphone when train crashed?

Investigators: Was Amtrak engineer using cellphone when train crashed?

His lawyer says no, but the NTSB is examining usage records in the crash that killed eight and injured 200.

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