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War against Islamic State expands
The waves of warplanes and Tomahawk cruise missiles targeted the militants’ training compounds, storage facilities and finance center in an aggressive and risky operation that marked a new phase in the conflict.
The attack on a base has highlighted the shortcomings of an army that the U.S. has spent billions of dollars equipping.
A U.S. missile is launched in strikes against the Islamic State. (EPA)
In addition to a campaign against the Islamic State, the U.S. also hit overnight a little known, but well-resourced al-Qaeda cell.
Carol D. Leonnig and Spencer S. Hsu
Six to eight attackers climbing over at once could overwhelm officers, the study showed.
The ruptured Achilles’ tendon robs the team of one of its top defensive playmakers.
The bill poised for passage will replace the city’s ban on guns that a federal judge struck down in July.
T. Rees Shapiro
Jesse Matthew Jr. — who was seen with Hannah Graham — is sought on two counts of reckless driving.
Ladd with a French soldier in Paris. (Library of Congress)
Michael E. Ruane
Sculptor Anna Coleman Ladd created exquisite metal masks to conceal men’s gruesome war injuries.
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Hope Solo before a game in N.Y. (Getty)
Her family is again in the news but for very different reasons.
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Colby White and his wife, who worked for the system as an auditor, had been on administrative leave.
Over 40 years, the region’s largest immigrant community — 300,000 Salvadorans — has evolved.
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William Booth and Ruth Eglash
The abduction of the three students was part of a series of events that led to the 50-day war in Gaza.
Lenny Bernstein and Lena H. Sun
The WHO-backed effort in Liberia is an intermediate step between new treatment facilities and home care.
Ohio and Fla. are the test areas for the “savory toasty malt”-flavored drink — no alcohol included.
Studies looking for links to cancer from inks have failed to find evidence, but questions remain.
Can Chris Christie, or anyone else, transform the party’s appeal in 2016?
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U.S. Navy launches strikes on Syria
Israel says it shot down Syrian jet
Navy launches Tomahawk cruise missiles
Israeli troops kill kidnapping suspects
Prosecutor: White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammunition in car
New White House barrier draws mixed reaction
Ravens owner: I hope Rice could be a great asset to us down the road
Obama signs America's Promise Summit Declaration
Hawthis tighten grip on Yemen's capital
Schools reopen in Nigeria after Ebola break
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FACT CHECKER | Rep. Tom Cotton (R) says Obama hijacked the Farm Bill to add in food stamps. But the practice is decades old.
Forcing people to use their legal names against their will is not only dangerous, it’s disrespectful.
COLUMN | How about the Secret Service starts by doing what most folks do? Lock. The. Doors.
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Roger K. Lewis
Like good architecture, a good streetscape should aspire to achieve aesthetic as well as practical goals.
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FEDERAL EYE | Many people in homeland-security circles question the idea of a single department composed of automonous agencies with clashing work cultures.
Southern states now have the largest percentage of people living with the disease.
Winfrey brought her life-improvement tour to Washington, and here's what happened.
Deborah Rutter, three weeks into the job, meets a flurry of new faces in a big kickoff weekend.
State and local police are required to keep quiet about the capabilities of a controversial type of surveillance gear.
WONKBLOG | Even many industrialized countries are going to blow through the 2020 targets they agreed to meet at earlier climate summits.
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