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SOON: Martin O’Malley to announce 2016 candidacy

Former governor of Maryland Martin O'Malley (D) is expected to launch his campaign for president in 2016 in Baltimore.

Hastert is said to have paid alleged sex assault victim

The former House speaker allegedly paid a male ex-student to keep quiet about acts that took place decades ago, a federal law enforcement official said.

Why don’t Americans feel better about the economy?

The newfound prudence of American consumers has turned into the country’s core economic dilemma.

Shotaro Abe, 6, trains on weekends. (Ko Sasaki for The Post)

Sumo groups hope skinny Japanese kids can recapture their nation’s glory

As foreigners dominate in competition, officials struggle to draw the attention of children who have lost interest in their national sport.

Local News

Baltimore’s blight puts O’Malley on
the defensive in his presidential bid

Baltimore’s blight puts O’Malley on <br>the defensive in his presidential bid

Can the city tell the nation that the former mayor is the Democrat most ready to solve urban problems?

Police: Wife and her lover brutally beat Takoma Park man to death

Police: Wife and her lover brutally beat Takoma Park man to death

Larlane Brown and Hussain Zadeh are being held without bond in the death of 73-year-old Cecil Brown.

‘She overcame much and excelled at everything she put her hand to’

‘She overcame much and excelled at everything she put her hand to’

D.C. journalist Charnice Milton was fatally shot Wednesday at a bus stop after an assignment.

As boomers hit retirement, they’re having to learn how to act their age

As boomers hit retirement, they’re having to learn how to act their age

Several classes in the D.C. area target a demographic that seems to see itself as forever young.

Another early exit for Strasburg
as Nationals fall to Reds, 5-2

Another early exit for Strasburg <br>as Nationals fall to Reds, 5-2

The right-hander left in the second inning with an apparent injury in the series opener on the road.

The 2015 Post Hunt promises brainteasers, puns and fun

The 2015 Post Hunt promises brainteasers, puns and fun

The annual afternoon of puzzles built into the D.C. landscape starts at Freedom Plaza at noon Sunday.

Arlington’s second Italian Store has
all the old favorites — and more

Arlington’s second Italian Store has <br>all the old favorites — and more

The long-awaited addition to the Westover neighborhood includes new food and drink options.

To prepare for this setup, he took advice from a woman he lives with

To prepare for this setup, he took advice from a woman he lives with

DATE LAB | She also suggested that he bring flowers. How will he fare without assistance?

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Anti-Muslim demonstrators face off against crowd at mosque in Phoenix

Anti-Muslim demonstrators face off against crowd at mosque in Phoenix

Police separated those denouncing Islam from defenders of the faith, but the clash remained nonviolent.

The link that connects conservative faith to doubts on climate change

The link that connects conservative faith to doubts on climate change

A new study with a huge sampling finds commonality among religions that deny evolution.

A shadow of suspicion hangs over world soccer’s governing body

A shadow of suspicion hangs over world soccer’s governing body

ON SOCCER | Much of FIFA still resists change, but some countries hope to force it on the organization.

Verdicts often set before trials take place in Iran’s revolutionary courts

Verdicts often set before trials take place in Iran’s revolutionary courts

The case of The Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian may stem from Iranian political infighting.

Politics

Bernie Sanders: So hot right now

Bernie Sanders: So hot right now

THE FIX | The rumpled Vermont independent has quickly emerged as the leading rival to Hillary Clinton’s juggernaut candidacy.

Sports

Another early exit for Strasburg
as Nationals fall to Reds, 5-2

Another early exit for Strasburg <br>as Nationals fall to Reds, 5-2

The right-hander left in the second inning with an apparent injury in the series opener on the road.

Real Estate

Whimsical details abound in English Tudor manor on Severn River

Whimsical details abound in English Tudor manor on Severn River

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The home is considered one of Maryland’s grandest, early-20th-century abodes.

Business

Start your engine and stop your watch

Start your engine and stop your watch

New laws in Canada and other countries require motorists to take a time out from wearable gadgets.

Diversions