Race divide goes past black, white to red vs. blue

On issues of criminal justice, a poll found that black Americans live in a different world than white Americans. But a split also emerges depending on ideology.

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 25:  General view of the Plaza Theatre marquee during Sony Pictures' release of 'The Interview'  at the Plaza Theatre on, Christmas Day, December 25, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Sony hackers have been releasing stolen information and threatened attacks on theaters that screened the film.  (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images)

North Korea slams U.S.
over Internet shutdown

The regime calls President Obama a “monkey in a tropical forest” and blames him for the release of “The Interview.”

Thousands of officers mourn their comrade. (AFP/Getty)

  • Thousands of officers mourn their comrade.
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  • N.Y. Mayor Bill de Blasio with the police commissioner’s wife.
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  • Vice President Biden arrives for the service.
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  • Officers salute at the start of the funeral.
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  • Jaden Ramos, right, arrives for his father’s funeral.
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  • Lines of mourners stretched more than six blocks by 7 a.m.
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  • Thousands of officers pay their respects.
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  • Officers from departments nationwide gather in Queens.
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NYPD commissioner: ‘If we can learn to see each other, then we will heal’

Rafael Ramos, who was ambushed in his patrol car alongside his partner, was posthumously promoted to the rank of detective.

Local News

McDonnell daughters blame mother for ex-Virginia governor’s downfall

McDonnell daughters blame mother for ex-Virginia governor’s downfall

Two of the ex-governor’s children write blunt, scathing letters seeking leniency for Robert McDonnell.

Robbery of $18 put police on collision course with the man they fatally shot

Robbery of $18 put police on collision course with the man they fatally shot

Several in D.C. held a vigil for Raymond Robinson, saying they’re wary of what police have said.

New name urged for local fountain named after a white supremacist

New name urged for local fountain named after a white supremacist

Francis Griffith Newlands essentially created Chevy Chase, but he also called blacks “a race of children.”

MANASSAS, VA - NOV21: Sandra Boletchek dances during karaoke at Birmingham Green, an elder care residence in Manassas, VA, November 21, 2014. With the U.S. population aging and Alzheimer's more widespread, science is looking for ways to slow or delay the onset of dementia in aging Americans. Among the approaches is trying to determine whether art, music and dance or movement can also alleviate the problems attendant with dementia. The federal government is funding a study at Birmingham Green with George Mason University to see whether there is a scientific basis to believe that art is actually medically beneficial. (Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post)

Sandra Boletchek dances during karaoke. (Post)

Manassas assisted-living facility
deploys the arts against Alzheimer’s

Researchers are trying to measure the effects of music, art and dance on age-related disabilities.

They have the same birthday,
but do the romantic stars align?

They have the same birthday, <br>but do the romantic stars align?

DATE LAB | Two wine lovers get an evening of conversation flowing over glasses of vino.

Redskins protesters plan a first:
A game-day rally near FedEx Field

Redskins protesters plan a first: <br>A game-day rally near FedEx Field

Meanwhile, a nearby fundraiser named “Scalp Out Cancer” will take place at the same time Sunday.

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Obama to seek Republicans’ help
in his push for a free-trade pact

Obama to seek Republicans’ help <br>in his push for a free-trade pact

He faces blowback from Democrats, who accuse him potentially undermining his domestic priority.

Facebook’s ‘Year in Review’ swings from merely annoying to tragic

Facebook’s ‘Year in Review’ swings from merely annoying to tragic

THE SWITCH | The app’s algorithms can resurface painful memories for some users.

They made a fortune in Silicon Valley. Now they’re giving most of it away.

They made a fortune in Silicon Valley. Now they’re giving most of it away.

Cari Tuna and Dustin Moskovitz, who co-founded Facebook, are the vanguard of young philanthropists.

DNA being used to nab dogs whose owners neglect to scoop up waste

DNA being used to nab dogs whose owners neglect to scoop up waste

Homeowners associations and condo boards are going high tech to ID people who fail to clean up.

Politics

Who’s (about to be) in to win in 2016?

Who’s (about to be) in to win in 2016?

The Post predicts when the likeliest White House contenders will make their candidacies official.

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.

Federal Government

2015 will be a year for second chances

2015 will be a year for second chances

RIGHT TURN | Pols, parties and even justices will have opportunities for precious do-overs in the coming year.

National

‘Our backs have turned to you’

‘Our backs have turned to you’

Retired members of law enforcement deliver a scathing message to embattled NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio as a slain NYPD officer is laid to rest.

Business

Consider this New Year’s resolution: A financial checkup

Consider this New Year’s resolution: A financial checkup

COLUMN | Studies show Americans are more financially confident, but beware the tendency to forget the past.

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