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The extremists’ massacre of 700 people after a failed revolt was met with almost complete international silence. Some in the Syrian opposition complain that the U.S. is continuing to ignore them.

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Satellite images show how the Syrian border town, under siege by the Islamic State, has turned into a war zone.

Olympian sentenced to 5 years in girlfriend’s death

Olympian sentenced to 5 years in girlfriend’s death

Oscar Pistorius was convicted last month in South Africa.

Oscar de la Renta with two models wearing his designs in Paris in 1998. (AP)

Designer defined fashion for stars, first ladies

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Man suspected in U-Va. kidnapping
is indicted in 2005 Fairfax sex assault

Man suspected in U-Va. kidnapping <br>is indicted in 2005 Fairfax sex assault

Jesse Matthew Jr. is being held on a count of abduction with intent to defile in Hannah Graham’s case.

Black D.C. voters usually unite behind one mayoral candidate. Not this time.

Black D.C. voters usually unite behind one mayoral candidate. Not this time.

The black electorate seems fragmented and hasn’t fully aligned behind Democrat Muriel Bowser.

Extended paid leaves cost taxpayers
$775 million over a 3-year period

Extended paid leaves cost taxpayers <br> $775 million over a 3-year period

More than 57,000 federal workers were on leave for at least a month.

The weather will deteriorate over the next few days, with clouds and rain

The weather will deteriorate over the next few days, with clouds and rain

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Unpolished Foust keeps pushing down a bumpy campaign trail for Congress

Unpolished Foust keeps pushing down a bumpy campaign trail for Congress<br>

The Democrat is in an uphill battle for the House seat in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 15: (L-R) Brett Crawford and Matt Fair deconstruct the skeleton of a Wooly Mammoth at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC on October 20, 2014. It's all part of an overall renovation of the museum's Fossil Halls. All of the dinosaur skeletons are being disassembled, refurbished and repositioned and will reappear at the Smithsonian museum in 2019. This dinosaur exhibit has been on display since the late 70's / early 80's. The Mammoth skeleton is a combination of bones of several Mammoths found in Alaska; some dating back to 1930's. Any parts that were missing or damaged were filled in with a wax/wood substance. The crew from Research Casting International will ship the skeleton to Canada where it will undergo refurbishing, repositioning and then returned to the museum for the new exhibit. (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post)

Brett Crawford, left, and Matt Fair work on the mammoth. (Post)

20,000 years old with a 250-
pound skull? Now take it apart.

It took a crowd of workers at the Natural History Museum to carefully dismantle a mammoth skeleton, which will be cleaned and restored.

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Arts

Smithsonian seeks $1.5 billion for programs, endowment

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Thinking of upgrading to OS X Yosemite?

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Business

IBM offloads chip-making business

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