Prosecutors: D.C. lab mishandling DNA evidence

After finding errors, federal prosecutors stopped sending DNA evidence to the city’s crime lab and hired independent experts to review 116 cases, but officials defend their work and say disagreements about analysis aren’t uncommon.

    Clinton’s e-mail use is
    focus of security review

    Her use of personal e-mail did not automatically break State Department rules, but the agency is looking into whether work messages sent from her account included sensitive information.

    Pedestrians walk across King St. in Alexandria, Va. (J. McDonnell/The Post)

    Snow winds down across the region
    as deep freeze takes hold

    WEATHER GANG | Temperatures will plunge into the single digits and teens overnight, threatening record lows and refreezing roads.

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      A protest everyone can support: Kids take to the Hill to let freedom slide

      A protest everyone can support: Kids take to the Hill to let freedom slide

      COLUMN | But the fight against tyranny would, ultimately, would succumb to the need for nap time.

      School delays and closings for Friday

      School delays and closings for Friday

      Which schools will be closed or delayed because of the weather?

      Kathleen Matthews, longtime news anchor, eyes Rep. Van Hollen’s seat

      Kathleen Matthews, longtime news anchor, eyes Rep. Van Hollen’s seat

      The Marriott executive would vie to replace the Maryland Democrat, who will run for the Senate in 2016.

      Why a D.C. bike shop is joining
      a radical socialist union

      Why a D.C. bike shop is joining <br> a radical socialist union

      WONKBLOG | Capitol Hill Bikes organized in solidarity with the campaign at Capital Bikeshare.

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      What should you do if you see
      someone fall onto the Metro tracks?

      What should you do if you see <br>someone fall onto the Metro tracks?

      DR. GRIDLOCK | After watching a man fall off the platform, a passenger wonders what he should have done.

      7 things to do this weekend

      7 things to do this weekend

      GOING OUT GUIDE | D.C. United kicks off a new season and “The Originalist” opens at Arena Stage.

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      Before attack, U.S. diplomat sought to connect with ordinary South Koreans

      Before attack, U.S. diplomat sought to connect with ordinary South Koreans

      It’s unclear whether the open demeanor that Mark Lippert brought to his role made him vulnerable.

      Harrison Ford treated at hospital after crashing vintage plane on golf course

      Harrison Ford treated at hospital after crashing vintage plane on golf course

      The actor was said to suffer from head injuries, but his son later tweets that his father is “battered, but ok!”

      Fifty years after ‘Bloody Sunday’ march, struggles endure in Selma

      Fifty years after ‘Bloody Sunday’ march, struggles endure in Selma

      The spotlight returns to a place still trying to overcome the racial divisions that have come to define it.

      This college basketball player came out, and it was pretty much normal

      This college basketball player came out, and it was pretty much normal

      UMass junior Derrick Gordon’s first season as an openly gay athlete elicited no taunts, slurs or jeers.

      Politics

      At VA health facilities, whistleblowers still fear retaliation

      At VA health facilities, whistleblowers still fear retaliation

      The new VA secretary promised a culture of reform, but the change hasn’t reached some facilities.

      Federal Government

      Report says procedures put a chilling effect on potential FBI whistleblowers

      FEDERAL DIARY | A GAO report and Senate hearing look at protocol that dissuades feds from pointing out waste or abuse.

      National

      Man who lost son, and tended to his other wounded kids, testifies in Boston bombing trial

      Man who lost son, and tended to his other wounded kids, testifies in Boston bombing trial

      William Richard, composed throughout his nearly hour-long testimony, describes the day of the bombing and seeing one son mortally wounded and a daughter with her leg nearly torn off.

      Business

      Is China’s 1929 moment coming?

      Is China’s 1929 moment coming?

      WONKBLOG | Even though China’s economy is still growing more than 7 percent, its debt bubble is looking rather ominous.

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