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D.C. candidates for mayor debate

In the first major debate of the election season, candidates vying for the office of the D.C. mayor discuss topical issues.

New Androids will also encrypt data by default

The move is the latest in a broad shift by U.S. tech firms to make their products more resistant to government snooping in the aftermath of revelations of NSA spying by Edward Snowden.

Scots turn out for historic vote on future of U.K.

With polls showing a tight contest, the pro-breakaway nationalists and the status-quo unionists made appeals.

Candidates Muriel Bowser, David Catania and Carol Schwartz. (Post)

     
     

    Local News

    D.C. voters poised to legalize pot behind Colo., Wash., poll shows

    D.C. voters poised to legalize pot behind Colo., Wash., poll shows

    Two-thirds of voters back measure that would legalize possession, home cultivation and paraphernalia sales.

    Police release description of man last seen with missing U-Va. student

    Police release description of man last seen with missing U-Va. student

    A witness said he saw the man put his arm around Hannah Graham early Saturday in Charlottesville.

    Recession-proof? Not this town.

    Recession-proof? Not this town.

    WONKBLOG | As the rest of the nation recovers, Washington’s economy is hitting a rough spot.

    For Jewish fans of the Nats, playoff elation collides with religious reality

    For Jewish fans of the Nats, playoff elation collides with religious reality

    The first playoff games will likely occur during Yom Kippur, the holiest 24 hours on the Jewish calendar.

    Thomas Boggs Jr.’s sudden death adds new uncertainty to lobby firm’s future

    Thomas Boggs Jr.’s sudden death adds new uncertainty to lobby firm’s future

    Patton Boggs only recently merged with Squire Sanders amid a wave of losses of clients and employees.

    A teacher won $1M ‘Wheel of Fortune’ prize and kept it a secret for months

    A teacher won $1M ‘Wheel of Fortune’ prize and kept it a secret for months

    The Takoma Park math teacher became just the third person in the show’s history to win the top prize.

    More Top Stories

    Islamic State uses hostage in
    new video-propaganda series

    Islamic State uses hostage in <br> new video-propaganda series

    Briton John Cantlie is shown speaking to the camera about the mission of the extremist group.

    Arizona Cardinals’ Dwyer allegedly head-butted wife, broke her nose

    Arizona Cardinals’ Dwyer allegedly head-butted wife, broke her nose

    The running back’s arrest and deactivation is the latest incidence of domestic violence to rock the NFL.

    Attack on team helping to fight Ebola outbreak in Guinea leaves 8 dead

    Attack on team helping to fight Ebola outbreak in Guinea leaves 8 dead

    Several health workers and three journalists were among the victims, some of whom had their throats slit.

    Local Columnists

    No votes in Congress? Tough luck.

    No votes in Congress? Tough luck.

    COLUMN | Opponents of D.C. statehood offer nothing more than flawed, phony objections.

    Sports

    Redskins finally have a 3-4 defense that causes trouble

    Redskins finally have a 3-4 defense that causes trouble

    COLUMN | With a difference-maker on the line and athletic inside linebackers, the early returns on defense are good.

    Real Estate

    Mortgage rates soar to highest level since early May

    Mortgage rates soar to highest level since early May

    The prolonged flat, stable period of mortgage rates came to an end this week as the 30-year fixed-rate average spiked to 4.23 percent.

    Federal Government

    Nurse practitioners say they can help VA with staffing shortages

    Nurse practitioners say they can help VA with staffing shortages

    FEDERAL EYE | But the idea of using NPs is a controversial one, especially among some doctors.

    National

    Rare respiratory illness now in 19 states as cases are confirmed in California, Minnesota and New Jersey

    The virus continues to crop up in new states, with other cases likely in several other states as well.

    Lifestyle

    ‘Idol’ made Clay Aiken a star.
    He knows it won’t get him to Congress.

    ‘Idol’ made Clay Aiken a star. <br>He knows it won’t get him to Congress.

    After coming in second on two reality television shows, the pop-star-turned-Democratic-candidate is hoping the third time’s the charm, in North Carolina’s congressional race.

    Arts

    ‘Toast’: Not fully cooked

    ‘Toast’: Not fully cooked

    The new interactive show from innovative Dog & Pony DC wants to turn audiences into inventors.

    Technology

    Facebook just changed its News Feed yet again. Here’s how it could affect you.

    Facebook just changed its News Feed yet again. Here’s how it could affect you.

    It’s hard to tell what predicated the change, but Facebook is shifting around its mysterious News Feed algorithm to show fewer old posts in favor of more “timely” ones.

    Business

    Just how oil rich is Scotland?

    Just how oil rich is Scotland?

    WONKBLOG | Many oil and gas experts have warned that Scotland might not be quite as well off as nationalists are claiming.

    Diversions