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.

FIFA president resigns,
but remains focus of probe

Sepp Blatter is still a focus of the sprawling corruption investigation into FIFA, two people said, as prosecutors aim to glean new evidence from those already arrested to secure further indictments.

(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

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.

At 11th hour, D.C. United considers ditching Washington for Virginia

At 11th hour, D.C. United considers ditching Washington for Virginia

Despite a nearly finalized stadium deal, the soccer team is receptive to a pitch from the Va. governor.

Scientology-backed drug rehab center unlikely to open at Maryland retreat

Scientology-backed drug rehab center unlikely to open at Maryland retreat

The Frederick Council voted against a historic designation, which was needed to establish the center.

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.

D.C. legislation would let women get a year of birth control at once

D.C. legislation would let women get a year of birth control at once

Officials hope it will cut back on unintended pregnancies by making contraception more accessible.

Zimmermann strong, but Blue Jays get to Scherzer as Nats split pair

Zimmermann strong, but Blue Jays get to Scherzer as Nats split pair

Nats win opener, 2-0, behind eight scoreless from Zimmermann; Jays rough up Scherzer in nightcap.

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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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.”

Jailed heroin addicts in Maryland can get treatment under new program

Jailed heroin addicts in Maryland can get treatment under new program

A federal grant will allow inmates at to get injections of a substance that blocks the euphoric effects of heroin.

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.

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Obama’s push on trade splits Democrats along economic lines

Obama’s push on trade splits Democrats along economic lines

Silicon Valley and Hollywood are rooting for the Obama trade deal as labor unions try hard to kill it.

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.

Survivor recounts harrowing escape from sinking Chinese cruise ship

Survivor recounts harrowing escape from sinking Chinese cruise ship

Only 14 people of the 456 on board are known to have survived after the ship was overturned by a cyclone.

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.

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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