For-profit firms provide less in hospice care

A Washington Post analysis found a striking gap between the service provided by for-profit hospices as a group and that of their nonprofit counterparts.

Obama to seek GOP help
in push for free-trade pact

The president is already facing fierce blowback from fellow Democrats, who are accusing him of abandoning past promises on trade and potentially undermining his domestic priority.

Rep. John Lewis, center, helped lead marches in Alabama. (Nikki Kahn/Post)

For this civil rights leader, reliving ‘Selma’ was ‘almost too much’

The intensity and chaos of some of the movie’s scenes echo memories etched into the mind of Rep. John Lewis.

Local News

O’Malley, in wait-and-see mode, eyes spring to assess shot against Clinton

O’Malley, in wait-and-see mode, eyes spring to assess shot against Clinton

Md. governor awaits his moment to challenge the presumed front-runner for the Democratic nomination.

Robbery of $18 put police on collision course with the man they fatally shot

Robbery of $18 put police on collision course with the man they fatally shot

Several in D.C. held a vigil for Raymond Robinson, saying they’re wary of what police have said.

After a year of budget fireworks, Virginia sees smooth sailing ahead

After a year of budget fireworks, Virginia sees smooth sailing ahead

Despite a budget gap and a brush with a shutdown, the state’s finances are largely safe from partisan battles.

Metro is tightening its belt, but it’s still planning $1.3 billion in new projects

Metro is tightening its belt, but it’s still planning $1.3 billion in new projects

For next year, Metro plans new escalators, buses and canopies among its long-term capital projects.

A Manassas assisted-living facility is deploying the arts against Alzheimer’s

A Manassas assisted-living facility is deploying the arts against Alzheimer’s

Researchers are trying to measure the effects of music, art and dance on age-related disabilities.

New name urged for local fountain named after a white supremacist

New name urged for local fountain named after a white supremacist

Francis Griffith Newlands essentially created Chevy Chase, but he also called blacks “a race of children.”

Letter blames Theater J shake-up on director Ari Roth’s ‘insubordination’

Letter blames Theater J shake-up on director Ari Roth’s ‘insubordination’

In the letter, his former boss accuses him of “actions that no employer would ever sanction.”

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Pakistani forces kill key figure in the massacre of 149 students and teachers

Pakistani forces kill key figure in the massacre of 149 students and teachers

As the country mourns, the government is stepping up its assault on Islamist militant groups.

The lucrative Obamacare connection that Jeb Bush is trying to cut

The lucrative Obamacare connection that Jeb Bush is trying to cut

WONKBLOG | He’s quitting the board of a hospital chain that’s gained from Medicaid’s expansion.

In Ferguson, motorist destroys Michael Brown street memorial

In Ferguson, motorist destroys Michael Brown street memorial

Mementos of a makeshift shrine where the teen was killed were run over and left strewn in the road.

Meet the grinch who stole Christmas for gamers: The Lizard Squad

Meet the grinch who stole Christmas for gamers: The Lizard Squad

A trollish hacking group says it brought down Sony and Microsoft’s gaming networks over the holiday.

Real Estate

Mortgage rates wander up slightly heading into holiday

Mortgage rates wander up slightly heading into holiday

The 30-year fixed-rate average edged up to 3.83 percent, but has remained below 4 percent for all but two weeks since October.

National

‘Our backs are turned to you’

‘Our backs are turned to you’

Retired members of law enforcement deliver a scathing message to embattled NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio as a slain NYPD officer is laid to rest.

Business

Consider this New Year’s resolution: A financial checkup

Consider this New Year’s resolution: A financial checkup

COLUMN | Studies show Americans are more financially confident, but beware the tendency to forget the past.

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