Overhaul shields 4 million from deportation

The president sought to convince Americans that his plans to change immigration laws were well within the precedent set by other administrations and did not amount to amnesty.

Republican leaders struggle to contain tea party rebellion

Bickering could threaten the GOP’s mission to appeal to a broader electorate and maintain stable governance.

An immigrant family from Washington embraces. (Sarah L. Voisin/Post)

  • An immigrant family from Washington embraces.
  • (Sarah L. Voisin/Post)
  • President Obama announces his immigration plan.
  • (Reuters)
  • People watch the president on an iPad.
  • (Evelyn Hockstein/Post)
  • The Latin Grammy Awards audience watches the speech.
  • (Reuters)
  • The Rodriguez family becomes emotional.
  • (Marlon Correa/Post)
  • Blanca Gamez and Rafeal Lopez embrace.
  • (Ronda Churchill/Post)
  • Ivania Castillo outside the White House.
  • (Evelyn Hockstein/Post)

Immigration plan’s winners and losers

Hours before the speech, millions of illegal immigrants waited to see how the president’s plan would affect their personal lives.

Local News

Woman with handgun is arrested
outside north fence of White House

Woman with handgun is arrested <br>outside north fence of White House

Secret Service officers saw her walking along the fence with the gun at about 8 p.m. Thursday.

Another daylong blast of artic air before welcome relief arrives

Another daylong blast of artic air before welcome relief arrives

WEATHER GANG | Expect cold winds to cancel out any warmth from today’s sunny skies.

At this Arlington health clinic’s
lottery, medical care is the prize

At this Arlington health clinic’s <br>lottery, medical care is the prize

Each month, about 100 people with little money and big medical worries line up, hoping they’ll be chosen.

McAuliffe urges investigation after sexual assault allegations at U-Va.

McAuliffe urges investigation after sexual assault allegations at U-Va.

Va.’s governor said that he was “deeply disturbed” by the account detailed in a Rolling Stone article.

Safety concerns could delay debut of Metro’s new 7000 series rail cars

Safety concerns could delay debut of Metro’s new 7000 series rail cars

An oversight group says the transit agency hasn’t been thorough enough in evaluating the first batch.

Ovechkin’s late goal lifts Capitals
to 3-2 win over Avalanche

Ovechkin’s late goal lifts Capitals <br>to 3-2 win over Avalanche

He’d been without a goal for four games, but delivered game-winner when most needed in Colorado.

Police search for information on car possibly linked to Lyon sisters case

Police search for information on car possibly linked to Lyon sisters case

Bedford County, Va., authorities say a station wagon may have been used in the girls’ abduction in 1975.

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Conservatives rebel against donor Sheldon Adelson’s gambling agenda

Conservatives rebel against donor Sheldon Adelson’s gambling agenda

The casino magnate wants to ban Internet gambling, but some in the GOP say that violates states’ rights.

As Ferguson decision nears, St. Louis area teens fear eruption of civil unrest

As Ferguson decision nears, St. Louis area teens fear eruption of civil unrest

Some schools gave out homework packets in case of closings in the aftermath of the announcement.

Bill Cosby’s interview with AP shows power and privilege in operation

Bill Cosby’s interview with AP shows power and privilege in operation

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | Cosby had suggested that questions about rape allegations were irresponsible.

More women are freezing their eggs, hoping to buy time before having kids

More women are freezing their eggs, hoping to buy time before having kids

Among urban women in their 30s, egg freezing is trending. But the choice is hardly a perfect one.

Sports

Ovechkin’s late goal lifts Capitals
to 3-2 win over Avalanche

Ovechkin’s late goal lifts Capitals <br>to 3-2 win over Avalanche

He’d been without a goal for four games, but delivered game-winner when most needed in Colorado.

Federal Government

Rep. Chaffetz seeks to fire ‘bad apples’ in federal workforce

Rep. Chaffetz seeks to fire ‘bad apples’ in federal workforce

FEDERAL DIARY | Chaffetz, incoming committee chair, wants to make it easier to fire feds and tax delinquent staffers.

National

U.S. seeking to speed up blood sample testing in Liberia

U.S. seeking to speed up blood sample testing in Liberia

Even as officials no longer predict exponential increase in cases, the epidemic poses new challenges.

Business

When a nearly $1 billion divorce settlement award isn’t enough

When a nearly $1 billion divorce settlement award isn’t enough

COLUMN | Shouldn’t the spouses divide their enormous household net worth more equally?

Diversions