Secret Service’s No. 2 seen as barrier to reform

Two weeks after the Secret Service forced out four top officials, lawmakers ask whether the agency should have ousted one more — its deputy director.

    Chinese netizens squirm as Great Firewall grows

    Chinese online firms have flourished as the Communist regime tightens its Internet grip, blocking Gmail, hacking Microsoft Outlook and attacking VPN services.

    Youths take part in Hamas graduation ceremonies. (Levine for The Post)

    Teens get a taste of first aid, assault rifles and grenades at Hamas camp

    The youth camps’ popularity suggests the military wing of Gaza’s Islamist movement will have plenty of eager recruits.

    Local News

    You need to make $108,092 a year to comfortably live in D.C., report says

    You need to make $108,092 a year to comfortably live in D.C., report says

    The only cities with a higher cost of comfort are New York boroughs and in the San Francisco Bay area.

    U-Va. sorority sister: We’ve been reduced to objects of men’s pleasure

    U-Va. sorority sister: We’ve been reduced to objects of men’s pleasure

    GRADE POINT | A student responded to the order to stay home on fraternities’ bid night.

    More than 4,000 in shelters may eclipse D.C. record for homelessness

    More than 4,000 in shelters may eclipse D.C. record for homelessness

    The surge in families seeking rooms on freezing nights is an early — and major — test for D.C.’s new mayor.

    Leggett likely to seek property tax increase in Montgomery

    Leggett likely to seek property tax increase in Montgomery

    “At some point you have to face reality,” he said, citing state funding cuts and economic sluggishness.

    Good-bye wintry mix. Hello
    freezing cold and blustery wind

    Good-bye wintry mix. Hello <br>freezing cold and blustery wind

    WEATHER GANG | As temperatures dip below freezing, roads may get slick and a wind advisory is possible.

    Scandalized D.C. rabbi refuses to
    leave synagogue-owned home

    Scandalized D.C. rabbi refuses to <br>leave synagogue-owned home

    Rabbi Barry Freundel, accused of secretly videotaping women, was asked to vacate after his arrest.

    From a small Jewish day school to a walk-on spot on the U-Md. team

    From a small Jewish day school to a walk-on spot on the U-Md. team

    How Terp Jacob Susskind went from a tiny school in New Jersey to big-time college sports.

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    3 U.S. contractors killed
    in shooting at Kabul airport

    3 U.S. contractors killed <br>in shooting at Kabul airport

    An official said the three Americans were civilian contractors. A fourth American was wounded.

    Teacher: Every day I see disparity in educational privilege. I’m disgusted.

    Teacher: Every day I see disparity in educational privilege. I’m disgusted.

    ANSWER SHEET | Where there isn’t money, there is excessive testing, lack of options and struggle.

    Greece’s leftist government sparks fears of a Russian foothold in Europe

    Greece’s leftist government sparks fears of a Russian foothold in Europe

    The radical party Syriza’s support for Moscow complicates Western efforts to enact new sanctions.

    ‘Get out of here, you low-life scum,’ McCain tells protesters at hearing

    ‘Get out of here, you low-life scum,’ McCain tells protesters at hearing

    The senator confronted anti-war Code Pink protesters at a Senate hearing Thursday.

    Politics

    New signs of a possible Rubio presidential bid

    New signs of a possible Rubio presidential bid

    The senator from Florida made a fundraising stop in California, missing a debate over Keystone.

    Sports

    Son of founding ‘Hog’ joins Redskins coaches

    Son of founding ‘Hog’ joins Redskins coaches

    REDSKINS BLOG | A former Virginia Tech linebacker, Chad Grimm named defensive quality control coach in Washington.

    Federal Government

    FedBid prohibited from new government contracts

    FedBid prohibited from new government contracts

    The ruling comes after an IG report found the N.Va. firm’s executives tried to discredit a top contracting official.

    National

    Lab offers to pay $13,000 a year for human feces

    Lab offers to pay $13,000 a year for human feces

    Yes, your feces are perhaps your greatest untapped monetary resource.

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