Troops bound for Afghanistan find new uncertainty

As the war in Afghanistan wanes, the troops deploying for a final tour are heading out with a different focus, finding they still have a long way to go.

Cosby accusers detail
sex-assault allegations

In new interviews, several women who have accused the cultural icon speak about alleged incidents from the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s.

MARION BARRY JR. 1936-2014 

Marion Barry was known by some as "Mayor for Life." (Linda Davidson/Post)

Former D.C. mayor rose, then fell
and rose again with his city

The most powerful local politician of his generation, he was a symbol of self-governance for urban blacks, even as his life was fraught with the drama of a drug arrest and a jail sentence.

Local News

U-Va. fraternities suspended in
light of sexual-assault allegations

U-Va. fraternities suspended in <br>light of sexual-assault allegations

The suspension came days after a Rolling Stone account of a 2012 gang rape and will last until Jan. 9.

‘Major’ storm could bring snow to D.C. the day before Thanksgiving

‘Major’ storm could bring snow to D.C.  the day before Thanksgiving

WEATHER GANG | Substantial rain and/or snow could be possible if the storm develops into a nor’easter.

Puckett’s exit from Va. Senate undid McAuliffe’s secret plan for Medicaid

Puckett’s exit from Va. Senate undid McAuliffe’s secret plan for Medicaid

The governor needed him to stay in order to take the daring step of expanding Medicaid on his own.

D.C. team’s strategy to win
the Olympics begins to emerge

D.C. team’s strategy to win <br>the Olympics begins to emerge

Organizers of the local bid for the 2024 Summer Games are envisioning a walkable event.

Wild turkeys return with a vengeance

Wild turkeys return with a vengeance

They were nearly extinct a century ago, but now 7 million turkeys roam across the American landscape.

Farewell to the apple of market’s eye

Farewell to the apple of market’s eye

For 30 years, Eddie Rankin and his produce were a fixture at the Woodley Park farmers market.

Asking the Answer Man: How did Fairfax’s Gallows Road get its name?

Asking the Answer Man: How did Fairfax’s Gallows Road get its name?

COLUMN | Librarians get this question frequently, but if you think it’s an easy one, you’d be wrong.

Caps stumble against last-place Buffalo despite 18 more shots

Caps stumble against last-place Buffalo despite 18 more shots

Washington dominated play and swarmed Buffalo’s goal, but the Sabres claimed a 2-1 win.

More Top Stories

As Black Friday approaches, a war of words between protesters, Wal-Mart

As Black Friday approaches, a war of words between protesters, Wal-Mart

Is a box of donations for workers a kind gesture, or a sign the retailer's employees don't earn enough?

From Kansas’s secretary of state, a challenge to the powers of a president

From Kansas’s secretary of state, a challenge to the powers of a president

Kris Kobach is the person many conservatives have anointed to battle Obama’s immigration action.

When a plane’s stuck on the tarmac, why aren’t passengers compensated?

When a plane’s stuck on the tarmac, why aren’t passengers compensated?

COLUMN | Airlines face civil fines of up to $27,500 per passenger, but travelers don’t see any money.

 Picks of the Week 

The world’s biggest chocolate-maker says we’re running out of chocolate

The world’s biggest chocolate-maker says we’re running out of chocolate

WONKBLOG | There's no easy way to say this: You're eating too much of it. And it’s getting out of hand.

Teacher to parents: A letter about
that kid, the one your kid talks about

Teacher to parents: A letter about <br>

<i>that </i>kid, the one your kid talks about

ANSWER SHEET | A teacher reminds parents just what issues that kid may be dealing with.

‘Text neck’ is becoming an ‘epidemic’ and could wreck your spine

‘Text neck’ is becoming an ‘epidemic’ and could wreck your spine

The average adult can put up to 60 pounds of pressure on the spine when bent at a 60-degree angle.

(Courtesy of Nickolay Lamm)

She has curves and no makeup:
Meet ‘normal Barbie’

A graphic designer created the doll to send a message to everyone that “reality can be beautiful.”

Thomas Wisniewki digs his car out of the snow following a massive snow storm in Buffalo, New York November 22, 2014. Warm temperatures and rain were forecast for the weekend in the city of Buffalo and western New York, bringing the threat of widespread flooding to the region bound for days by deep snow. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT)

(Mark Blinch / Reuters)

Buffalo digging out from Snowmageddon

WASHINGTON, DC April 2: Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie with Pretzel Crust photographed on April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. Tableware from Crate and Barrel. (Photo by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post)

(Deb Lindsey / For The Washington Post)

Pie recipes for a sweet holiday dessert

Sports

Capitals lose to lowly Buffalo Sabres

Capitals lose to lowly Buffalo Sabres

Washington’s newly discovered calm dissipates after suffering a dispiriting loss despite outshooting Buffalo by 18 at Verizon Center.

Real Estate

Updating a midcentury modern home creates contemporary take on classic

Updating a midcentury modern home creates contemporary take on  classic

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The Falls Church house was enlarged, but its period details were preserved.

Federal Government

GOP senator calls on Jonathan Gruber to explain Obamacare ‘deceptions’

GOP senator calls on Jonathan Gruber to explain Obamacare ‘deceptions’

FEDERAL EYE | The request comes shortly after Republicans reveal that White House inflated the law’s enrollment statistics.

National

Biodegradable drone is grown from mushrooms and covered in wasp spit

Biodegradable drone is grown from mushrooms and covered in wasp spit

A group of college students has created an unmanned aerial vehicle that would disappear after crashing.

Business

Americans could save a fortune this winter if they understood thermostats

Americans could save a fortune this winter if they understood thermostats

WONKBLOG | We don’t realize how much money we're wasting by using that terrifying device incorrectly.

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