Germany asks top U.S. spy to leave amid flap

The unusual action among allies is a very public expression of anger over reported cases of U.S. spying in the country.

Chinese hackers target federal worker data

The Department of Homeland Security said it had not found any loss of “personally identifiable information.” A U.S. official briefed on the investigation said it was not clear if the Chinese government was involved.

"True Detective" earns a best drama nod. (Jim Bridges/HBO)

Bold move by ‘True Detective’ pays off

The HBO show collected a best drama series nod as well as nominations for lead actor. But it was HBO’s “Game of Thrones” that earned the most recognition with 19 nominations.

Local News

Researcher works to define what many thought D.C. didn’t have: A dialect

Researcher works to define what many thought D.C. didn’t have: A dialect

Pronunciation differs along with the use of words such as “bama” (unkempt) and “cised” (excited).

D.C. visitor: Uber driver took me on a high-speed chase to escape inspector

D.C. visitor: Uber driver took me on a high-speed chase to escape inspector<br>

The man, who said he and others were taken against their will, called it “like an episode of ‘Cops’”.

Stop these anti-bicyclist tirades.
When it’s bike vs. car, who survives?

Stop these anti-bicyclist tirades.<br>When it’s bike vs. car, who survives?

COLUMN | More than 1.2 million people die in traffic accidents each year, 93% from “driver error.”

Want a federal government job?
Good luck: Hiring slides to 9-year low.

Want a federal government job? <br>Good luck: Hiring slides to 9-year low.<br>

FEDERAL EYE | Just 76,735 joined in fiscal year 2013, a 14.5% decrease from the year before.

If you call 911 from your cell phone in D.C., responders may not find you

If you call 911 from your cell phone in D.C., responders may not find you<br>

Up to 90% of calls over 6 months in 2013 lacked the data to pinpoint people in distress, records show.

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Death toll in Gaza doubles to 80 as Israeli airstrikes enter a third day

Death toll in Gaza doubles to 80 as Israeli airstrikes enter a third day

Hamas and other militant factions also continued firing rockets at Israeli population centers.

Why Obama should visit the border

Why Obama should visit the border

THE FIX | For a variety of reasons, “photo ops” are important and skipping them can be a gamble.

Could Brazil’s World Cup loss really affect their presidential election?

Could Brazil’s World Cup loss really affect their presidential election?

MONKEY CAGE | The humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany might be a factor in the upcoming campaign.

Politics

Democrats introduce bill requiring contraception payment

Democrats introduce bill requiring contraception payment

The effort comes a week after the Supreme Court ruled that private companies may seek exemptions.

Local Columnists

Intimidated and inspired by 2 champion blind golfers

Intimidated and inspired by 2 champion blind golfers

COLUMN | How do they do it? Blind golfers play better than I do and use their skill to raise money, awareness for charity.

Sports

Cleveland company offers LeBron James 1 percent stake to lure him back to Cavaliers

Cleveland company offers LeBron James 1 percent stake to lure him back to Cavaliers

To sweeten the deal even more, the company painted a “Return of the King” mural on its roof.

Real Estate

Region’s housing market continues to decline

Region’s housing market continues to decline

Home sales fell again last month and have declined in all but one month since the government shutdown in October.

Lifestyle

GWARbar gets ready to open in Richmond

GWARbar gets ready to open in Richmond

GWAR has celebrated tastelessness for decades. Now the band’s members plan to open a restaurant.

Arts

In London, a play that George Clooney could love

In London, a play that George Clooney could love

“Great Britain” tells us the obvious, at great length, in satirizing Britain’s fact-challenged tabloid papers.

Federal Government

Want a federal government job?
Good luck: Hiring slides to 9-year low.

Want a federal government job? <br>Good luck: Hiring slides to 9-year low.<br>

FEDERAL EYE | FEDERAL EYE | Just 76,735 joined in fiscal year 2013, a 14.5% decrease from the year before.

Discussions

Ask Tom: Not every server has a great memory. Here’s what to do when they mess up.

Ask Tom: Not every server has a great memory. Here’s what to do when they mess up.

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Food critic Tom Sietsema entertained dining questions, rants and raves.

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