Top-level exodus at DHS hinders security mission

High turnover among Homeland Security leaders is a result of what employees describe as a dysfunctional work environment, abysmal morale and the lure of private firms paying top dollar.

    White House security might spill into surrounding streets

    After an embarrassing breach, new Secret Service proposals include screening visitors as far as a block away.

    Cousins unleashes a pass as Eagles' Cox dives toward him. (T. Sandys/Post)

    Redskins fall, but Kirk Cousins shines

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    Missing U-Va. student’s father: ‘This
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    Missing U-Va. student’s father: ‘This <br>is every parent’s worst nightmare’

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    Activists run, bike and boat 225 miles to show ‘gerrymandering’ in Md.

    Activists run, bike and boat 225 miles to show ‘gerrymandering’ in Md.

    They say there’s no logic to the 3rd Congressional District and advocated for an independent board.

    Fall doesn’t arrive until 10:29 p.m.,
    but the weather is already flawless

    Fall doesn’t arrive until 10:29 p.m., <br>but the weather is already flawless

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    In 1972, she watched her sister get murdered. Last week she relived it.

    In 1972, she watched her sister get murdered. Last week she relived it.

    A trial was found unconstitutional after 40 years, so Emmogean Simpson had to testify again.

    Ex-D.C. treasurer reported missing

    Ex-D.C. treasurer reported missing

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    Turkey locks down border as
    Syrian refugees flee Islamic State

    Turkey locks down border as <br>Syrian refugees flee Islamic State

    More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have poured across the Turkish border as the militants advance.

    In heated campaigns, Republicans explore a move to the middle

    In heated campaigns, Republicans explore a move to the middle

    Some GOP candidates are embracing Democratic priorities to win over skeptical voters.

    Why Reddit can’t stop the leaking
    of celebrities’ private photos

    Why Reddit can’t stop the leaking <br> of celebrities’ private photos

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    New iPhone 6s sell for as much as $3,200 on China’s black market

    New iPhone 6s sell for as much as $3,200 on China’s black market

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    Local Columnists

    Secret Service messes up and we pay price? No way.

    Secret Service messes up and we pay price? No way.

    We cannot allow the agency to intrude further on public access to the White House.

    Sports

    Five observations from the Redskins’ loss

    Five observations from the Redskins’ loss

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    Federal Government

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    National

    Three Afghan military officers training in Cape Cod are missing

    Three Afghan military officers training in Cape Cod are missing

    It is the second time in a week that a group of Afghan men training in the United States have gone missing.

    Lifestyle

    My weekend with Oprah and trying to find the life I want

    My weekend with Oprah and trying to find the life I want

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    Arts

    Denied visas, Syrian refugees still get a platform

    Denied visas, Syrian refugees still get a platform

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