Defense chief: Iraqis showed
‘no will to fight’

Ashton Carter, in an interview with CNN, rejected calls for sending U.S. ground troops into Iraq to fight Islamic State militants. He also said U.S.-led airstrikes have been effective.

    Women’s activists cross from North to South Korea

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    Nash, shown in 1994, revolutionized the field of game theory. (AP)

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      Police release 4 people found with quadruple murder suspect at arrest

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      Suspect in deaths on Mother’s Day wished all a happy holiday

      Suspect in deaths on Mother’s Day wished all a happy holiday

      Before his Rockville neighbors were found dead, Scott Tomaszewski posted on Facebook.

      In Arlington’s ‘Old Guard,’ a personal connection to valor and tragedy

      In Arlington’s ‘Old Guard,’ a personal connection to valor and tragedy

      At cemetery, Lt. Col. Michael B. Baka visits a soldier under his command who paid the ultimate price.

      Can you spell ‘sibling rivalry’? Probably not as well as this family.

      Can you spell ‘sibling rivalry’? Probably not as well as this family.

      Edwin Estep defeated two siblings to become the fourth in his family to make the National Spelling Bee.

      Bike-share programs are expanding worldwide, but are they successful?

      Bike-share programs are expanding worldwide, but are they successful?

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      And the dorks shall inherit the laughs

      And the dorks shall inherit the laughs

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      With a stunningly lopsided vote,
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      With a stunningly lopsided vote, <br>Ireland legalizes same-sex marriage

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      Fake grass gains ground in California amid concerns about ongoing drought

      Fake grass gains ground in California amid concerns about ongoing drought

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      As military tributes become routine at ballparks, new doubts about sincerity

      As military tributes become routine at ballparks, new doubts about sincerity

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      Politics

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      Rafael Nadal enters French Open as the King of Clay on shifting sands

      Rafael Nadal enters French Open as the King of Clay on shifting sands

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      WWII-era love story gives rise to Japanese-style home in Fairfax

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      National

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