57,000 federal workers are paid for long absences

Over three years, federal workers cost taxpayers $775 million in salary while on extended paid leave of at least a month — waiting to be cleared or punished for misbehavior, records show.

    700 in Syria slain during revolt against Islamic State

    The bloody consequences of the attempted uprising point to the challenge of persuading people under militant rule to join the battle against the jihadists.

    Poor supervisors are tied to a bigger heart attack risk. (D. Murray for The Post)

    A bad boss can actually make you sick

    Besides causing employees to dread work, a bad boss — someone who is inept, hypercritical or a blame-thrower — can have a negative effect on others' physical and mental well-being.

    Local News

    Jesse Matthew Jr. is charged
    in Fairfax sex assault case

    Jesse Matthew Jr. is charged <br> in Fairfax sex assault case

    Matthew is also suspected in the September disappearance of U-Va. student Hannah Graham.

    D.C. rabbi accused of voyeurism
    is focus of other allegations

    D.C. rabbi accused of voyeurism <br> is focus of other allegations

    Converts alleged non-sexual misconduct while he led a “protocol and standards” group.

    Unhappy with your raise this year?
    In Washington, you’re not alone.

    Unhappy with your raise this year? <br> In Washington, you’re not alone.

    Raises are still modest in D.C., and the region is adding fewer jobs than most other regions.

    Coach, resist the urge to play RGIII
    on Monday night against Dallas

    Coach, resist the urge to play RGIII <br> on Monday night against Dallas

    COLUMN | Washington needs its quarterback to be healthy more than it needs a short-term gain from him.

    My sons love getting their toenails painted. Why should that wig me out?

    My sons love getting their toenails painted. Why should that wig me out?

    COLUMN | Despite herself, a mother is uncomfortable with her sons’ desire for Hot Wheels orange nails.

    Metro wants D.C.-area jurisdictions to pay $1.4 billion for more 8-car trains

    Metro wants D.C.-area jurisdictions to pay $1.4 billion for more 8-car trains

    The transit agency hopes to ease crowding by doing away with six-car service during the busiest times.

    The tough choice D.C. landlords face: Help low-income tenants or cash in

    The tough choice D.C. landlords face: Help low-income tenants or cash in

    As property values rise and poor renters’ housing vouchers do not, landlords are confronting a crisis.

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    Hunt for foreign submarine sends
    a Cold War chill across the Baltic

    Hunt for foreign submarine sends <br>a Cold War chill across the Baltic

    Sweden’s search has alarmed a region where Russia has been accused of border violations.

    Ebola exposure at a party? Rand Paul accuses White House of mistakes.

    Ebola exposure at a party? Rand Paul accuses White House of mistakes.

    FACT CHECKER | The Kentucky senator says White House has not been accurate about the disease.

    Police identify suspect in killings of 7 women

    Police identify suspect in killings of 7 women

    Darren Deon Vann, 43, met at least two victims through a prostitution scheme in Indiana, police say.

    Local Columnists

    My sons love getting their toenails painted. Why should that wig me out?

    My sons love getting their toenails painted. Why should that wig me out?

    COLUMN | COLUMN | Despite herself, a mother is uncomfortable with her sons’ desire for Hot Wheels orange nails.

    Sports

    Here is when Kirk Cousins lost the Redskins’ fan base

    Here is when Kirk Cousins lost the Redskins’ fan base

    Based on Twitter mentions, fans also are starting to turn on Coach Jay Gruden, whose fortunes seem to be tied to Cousins.

    Real Estate

    Town Square | Contemporary mansion on James River to be auctioned

    Town Square | Contemporary mansion on James River to be auctioned

    Also new Capitol Hill condos selling quickly.

    Federal Government

    DOE contractors refuse to turn over documents in firing of whistleblower

    DOE contractors refuse to turn over documents in firing of whistleblower

    FEDERAL EYE | The whistleblower contractor raised concerns about safety with the development of a treatment plant for radioactive waste in Washington state.

    National

    How a dumb software glitch kept thousands from reaching 911

    How a dumb software glitch kept thousands from reaching 911

    THE SWITCH | The six-hour outage disconnected Washington state from emergency services.

    Lifestyle

    King of Late Night gets his laugh lines

    King of Late Night gets his laugh lines

    Mark Twain Prize honoree Jay Leno holds his own in a house full of stand-up stars.

    Arts

    Music based on Anne Frank’s diary doesn’t reflect her voice

    Music based on Anne Frank’s diary doesn’t reflect her voice

    The choral piece centers on the fear and horror she suffered, not her spirited personality.

    Technology

    Thinking of upgrading to OS X Yosemite?

    Thinking of upgrading to OS X Yosemite?

    The flatter interface and better integration with iOS are getting good reviews. But there’s a potential privacy issue lurking.

    Business

    Are data breaches creating smarter consumers?

    Are data breaches creating smarter consumers?

    Some consumers are changing their spending habits this holiday season.

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