Scotland awaits result of historic U.K. referendum

The vote is over and, in a matter of hours, they’ll know whether their future is tied to Britain or whether a breakup is at hand.

Rift widens between Obama, U.S. generals over strategy

The plan to fight the Islamic State has become a source of tension between him and the military.

Muriel Bowser, left, David Catania and Carol Schwartz. (Davidson/Post)

First debate in D.C.’s mayoral race
a heated, three-way sparring match

Tension let loose as candidates Muriel Bowser, David Catania and Carol Schwartz lobbed criticism at each other for 90 minutes.

Local News

D.C. voters poised to legalize pot behind Colo., Wash., poll shows

D.C. voters poised to legalize pot behind Colo., Wash., poll shows

Two-thirds of voters back measure that would legalize possession, home cultivation and paraphernalia sales.

Police release description of man last seen with missing U-Va. student

Police release description of man last seen with missing U-Va. student

A witness said he saw the man put his arm around Hannah Graham early Saturday in Charlottesville.

Recession-proof? Not this town.

Recession-proof? Not this town.

WONKBLOG | As the rest of the nation recovers, Washington’s economy is hitting a rough spot.

For Jewish fans of the Nats, playoff elation collides with religious reality

For Jewish fans of the Nats, playoff elation collides with religious reality

The first playoff games will likely occur during Yom Kippur, the holiest 24 hours on the Jewish calendar.

Milestone 184-mile hike ensured
preservation of the C&O Canal

Milestone 184-mile hike ensured <br>preservation of the C&O Canal <br>

Sixty years ago a Supreme Court justice issued a challenge to safeguard the canal and its towpath.

A teacher won $1M ‘Wheel of Fortune’ prize and kept it a secret for months

A teacher won $1M ‘Wheel of Fortune’ prize and kept it a secret for months

The Takoma Park math teacher became just the third person in the show’s history to win the top prize.

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He finished second on reality TV.
Now, Clay Aiken is going for first.

He finished second on reality TV. <br>Now, Clay Aiken is going for first.

The pop star-turned-Democratic-candidate is hoping to win over voters in a N.C. congressional race.

New wave of Android devices to put
data privacy before police access

New wave of Android devices to put <br>data privacy before police access

It’s part of a shift by U.S. tech firms to make their products more resistant to government snooping.

Attack on team helping to fight Ebola outbreak in Guinea leaves 8 dead

Attack on team helping to fight Ebola outbreak in Guinea leaves 8 dead

Several health workers and three journalists were among the victims, some of whom had their throats slit.

Sports

Redskins finally have a 3-4 defense that causes trouble

Redskins finally have a 3-4 defense that causes trouble

COLUMN | With a difference-maker on the line and athletic inside linebackers, the early returns on defense are good.

Real Estate

Mortgage rates soar to highest level since early May

Mortgage rates soar to highest level since early May

The prolonged flat, stable period of mortgage rates came to an end this week as the 30-year fixed-rate average spiked to 4.23 percent.

Federal Government

In the Loop: Party at the White House or on the Hill?

In the Loop: Party at the White House or on the Hill?

IN THE LOOP | Lawmakers had to choose between a big-time picnic or listening to Gingrich and DeLay discuss 1994.

National

Man arrested in connection with California wildfire

Man arrested in connection with California wildfire

Bail for Wayne Allen Huntsman was set at $10 million, but police provided few details of the arrest.

Lifestyle

He finished second on reality TV.
Now, Clay Aiken is going for first.

He finished second on reality TV. <br>Now, Clay Aiken is going for first.

The pop star-turned-Democratic-candidate is hoping to win over voters in a N.C. congressional race.

Arts

A staging to themselves, or at least something similar

A staging to themselves, or at least something similar

A National Portrait Gallery exhibit, “Staging the Self,” features an exploration of Latin self-identity

Technology

Facebook just changed its News Feed yet again. Here’s how it could affect you.

Facebook just changed its News Feed yet again. Here’s how it could affect you.

It’s hard to tell what predicated the change, but Facebook is shifting around its mysterious News Feed algorithm to show fewer old posts in favor of more “timely” ones.

Business

Just how oil rich is Scotland?

Just how oil rich is Scotland?

WONKBLOG | Many oil and gas experts have warned that Scotland might not be quite as well off as nationalists are claiming.

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