Bill signals shift from post-9/11 data collection

Congress on Tuesday passed the USA Freedom Act, which will end the NSA’s bulk collection of telephone data after a six-month transition period and retool other surveillance policies.

FIFA president resigns,
but remains focus of probe

Sepp Blatter is still a focus of the sprawling corruption investigation into FIFA, two people said, as prosecutors aim to glean new evidence from those already arrested to secure further indictments.

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The foundation woos the world’s most powerful to help the powerless, but the very things that made it work for Bill Clinton have proved troublesome for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

Local News

Lanier: Deadly shooting on I-295 may have been part of a traffic altercation

Lanier: Deadly shooting on I-295 may have been part of a traffic altercation

Police said the incident, where two people were shot during rush hour in D.C., started in Northern Virginia.

At 11th hour, D.C. United considers ditching Washington for Virginia

At 11th hour, D.C. United considers ditching Washington for Virginia

Despite a nearly finalized stadium deal, the soccer team is receptive to a pitch from the Va. governor.

Scientology-backed drug rehab center unlikely to open at Maryland retreat

Scientology-backed drug rehab center unlikely to open at Maryland retreat

The Frederick Council voted against a historic designation, which was needed to establish the center.

Md. man’s fire-gutted home burns again — the day he moved back in

Md. man’s fire-gutted home burns again — the day he moved back in

Montgomery officials don’t know if the two fires are related, or if the man just has unbelievably bad luck.

D.C. legislation would let women get a year of birth control at once

D.C. legislation would let women get a year of birth control at once

Officials hope it will cut back on unintended pregnancies by making contraception more accessible.

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Jailed heroin addicts in Maryland can get treatment under new program

Jailed heroin addicts in Maryland can get treatment under new program

A federal grant will allow inmates at to get injections of a substance that blocks the euphoric effects of heroin.

Kirk Cousins: It’s my job to give Redskins ‘reason to play me’

Kirk Cousins: It’s my job to give Redskins ‘reason to play me’

With no clear spot on the depth chart, working hard is the backup quarterback’s job this season.

If you love Washington’s buildings, you’ll love this man’s books

If you love Washington’s buildings, you’ll love this man’s books

COLUMN | The man who wrote the books on D.C.’s architecture says he was filling a research void.

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Survivor recounts harrowing escape from sinking Chinese cruise ship

Survivor recounts harrowing escape from sinking Chinese cruise ship

Only 14 people of the 456 on board are known to have survived after the ship was overturned by a cyclone.

Poll: Hillary Clinton dominates,
but her image is eroding

Poll: Hillary Clinton dominates, <br> but her image is eroding

She is leading the Democratic nomination contest, but no front-runner has emerged for the GOP.

How Saudi Arabia’s 79-year-old King Salman is shaking up the Middle East

How Saudi Arabia’s 79-year-old King Salman is shaking up the Middle East

The oil-rich kingdom is asserting a stronger role in the region amid fear of weaking support from the U.S.

Scott Walker makes Harley bikes and Miller beer part of his political brand

Scott Walker makes Harley bikes and Miller beer part of his political brand

The Wisconsin governor’s pitch to middle-class voters includes motorcycle rides and boosterism.

6.4 million may lose health subsidies if Supreme Court backs challengers

6.4 million may lose health subsidies if Supreme Court backs challengers

Many live in states like Florida and Texas, which are led by Republican officials who oppose Obamacare.

Advice to young scientist: Don’t worry about adviser peering down your shirt

Advice to young scientist: Don’t worry about adviser peering down your shirt

GRADE POINT | A response from Science Magazine’s career-advice columnist sparked wide backlash.

Politics

Can we please stop acting like campaign finance is a major voting issue?

Can we please stop acting like campaign finance is a major voting issue?

THE FIX | Outside of committed campaign finance reform advocates -- a single-digit percentage of the overall population -- getting big money out of politics simply isn’t a voting priority.

Federal Government

Freshman congressman seeks pay raise, respect for federal employees

Freshman congressman seeks pay raise, respect for federal employees

FEDERAL EYE | Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), who comes from a long line to federal employees, now wants to boost their pay and provide them paid parental leave.

National

Investigators: Was Amtrak engineer using cellphone when train crashed?

Investigators: Was Amtrak engineer using cellphone when train crashed?

His lawyer says no, but the NTSB is examining usage records in the crash that killed eight and injured 200.

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