Clinton tries to woo Democratic Party’s base

The former secretary of state has aligned herself with liberal policies and with President Obama in recent weeks in hopes of tamping down a serious challenge from the left in the battle for a White House nomination.

    People flock to theaters showing ‘The Interview’

    Patrons drove from the far reaches of the D.C. region to Manassas, Va., canceling their Christmas plans to see the comedy nearly yanked from the silver screen.

    Andrew Frank and Hayley Plack recall the story. (Astrid Riecken for The Post)

    The man who found Hayley Plack’s ring, which had belonged to her fiance’s grandma, knew what it was like to lose something precious.

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    John Wall leads Wizards’ crusade <br>over the Knicks after on-court fight

    A late flagrant foul by Quincy Acy ignited a skirmish, forcing the pair to be separated and Acy’s ejection.

    D.C. police probing fatal Christmas
    Eve shooting, wounding by officers

    D.C. police probing fatal Christmas <br>Eve shooting, wounding by officers

    A robbery suspect was killed and a carjacking suspect hurt in separate incidents on a violent D.C. day.

    Don’t worry: Scared Bao Bao has finally climbed down from the tree

    Don’t worry: Scared Bao Bao has finally climbed down from the tree

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    WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 5: Georgian Khachapuri at Compass Rose in Washington, DC. 2014. Khachapuri, a boat-shaped cheese-filled bread that comes from the country of Georgia. Comprised of bread, cheese, raw egg yolk, and a huge pat of butter. (Photo by Greg Powers For The Washington Post)

    Compass Rose, on 14th Street NW in D.C. (G. Powers for Post)

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    19-year-old woman arrested in the fatal stabbing of her grandmother

    The 67-year-old Frederick County woman was a retired employee of the school system there.

    After surviving a bullet to his brain, this 9-year-old is fighting his way back

    After surviving a bullet to his brain, this 9-year-old is fighting his way back

    Three months after being shot in the head, Jaydan Stancil of D.C. is determined to leave the hospital.

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    World leader under fire for golfing in Hawaii. (No, this time it’s not Obama.)

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    Elon Musk’s next trick: Land a rocket on a barge in the middle of the ocean

    Elon Musk’s next trick: Land a rocket on a barge in the middle of the ocean

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    First he built the Au Bon Pain empire.
    Then he made Panera omnipresent.

    First he built the Au Bon Pain empire. <br>Then he made Panera omnipresent.

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    CUMBERLAND, MD - OCTOBER 4: Hannah Moran, 12, gets kissed by Toby at Tri-State Zoological Park in Cumberland, MD on October 4, 2014. Moran, along with her mother Kathy, volunteers at the park. The facility operates on a modest budget and draws volunteers from area colleges and the local community. (Photo by Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post)

    (Bonnie Jo Mount / Washington Post)

    Best of The Washington Post photography 2014

    This image released by DreamWorks Animation shows Sherman, voiced by Max Charles, left, and Mr. Peabody, voiced by Ty Burell, in a scene from 'Mr Peabody & Sherman.' (AP Photo/ DreamWorks Animation)

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    Real Estate

    Mortgage rates wander up slightly heading into holiday

    Mortgage rates wander up slightly heading into holiday

    The 30-year fixed-rate average edged up to 3.83 percent, but has remained below 4 percent for all but two weeks since October.

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