2 NYPD officers killed in brazen ambush shooting

Police said the officers were sitting in their patrol car when they were shot. A suspect was reported to be found dead in a nearby subway station with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

After a good December, Obama faces hard choices

THE TAKE | Just as he did in 2010, the president seems to shrug off a midterm election defeat. But this time he’s grown more assertive in acting unilaterally.

Eagles' Sanchez congratulates Redskins Griffin III. (Jonathan Newton/Post)

  • Eagles' Sanchez congratulates Redskins Griffin III.
  • (Jonathan Newton/Post)
  • Redskins' DeSean Jackson celebrates.
  • (Jonathan Newton/Post)
  • Fans congratulate Robert Griffin III.
  • (Jonathan Newton/Post)
  • Redskins Tanard Jackson scores.
  • (Jonathan Newton/Post)
  • Philadelphia's Riley Cooper scores.
  • (John McDonnell/Post)
  • Eagles' LeSean McCoy scores.
  • (Jonathan Newton/Post)
  • Redskins' Andre Roberts catches a pass.
  • (John McDonnell/Post)
  • The Redskins' Kerrigan rips the ball loose.
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    Despite reports of sexual abuse, <br>nurse continued working in D.C., Md.

    Police said the nurse assaulted two more women while he was under investigation in previous incidents.

    ACLU challenges Va. high school’s transgender bathroom policy

    ACLU challenges Va. high school’s transgender bathroom policy

    The school board called for a separate unisex bathroom, but one student describes it as “humiliating.”

    Big holiday storm expected to spread rapidly across eastern U.S., Canada

    Big holiday storm expected to spread rapidly across eastern U.S., Canada

    Rain and strong winds are likely, and snow is possible, in the East on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

    Snowy owl spotted near airport
    during annual bird count

    Snowy owl spotted near airport <br>during annual bird count

    The spotting, near the runways of National Airport, established the return of the white arctic bird.

    Making the most of a good first job

    Making the most of a good first job

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    Obama gives federal workers
    a modest pay raise for 2015

    Obama gives federal workers <br>a modest pay raise for 2015

    The 1% increase is small compared with those given in past presidential administrations.

    Hello, kitty! A night at a D.C. cat cafe.

    Hello, kitty! A night at a D.C. cat cafe.

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    Paul-Rubio feud on Cuba hints at 2016

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    Cuba harbors a wanted U.S. fugitive. What happens to Assata Shakur now?

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    A troubling reason why white people might have unconscious racial bias

    A troubling reason why white people might have unconscious racial bias

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    Despite a struggling economy and international failures, Putin rides high

    Despite a struggling economy and international failures, Putin rides high

    Russians support their president as he confronts a West that is newly united against him.

    Sports

    Surging Wizards extend winning streak to 6 games

    Surging Wizards extend winning streak to 6 games

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    Real Estate

    Renovation integrates 1950’s house into a contemporary design

    Renovation integrates 1950’s house into a contemporary design

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    Federal Government

    Obama gives federal workers
    a modest pay raise for 2015

    Obama gives federal workers <br>a modest pay raise for 2015

    FEDERAL EYE | The 1% increase is small compared with those given in past presidential administrations.

    National

    Race-consciousness on rise in U.S.

    Race-consciousness on rise in U.S.

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    Business

    The world’s biggest canned tuna company is about to get a lot bigger

    The world’s biggest canned tuna company is about to get a lot bigger

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