Bush’s status at head of GOP pack has caveats

The establishment candidate usually wins the Republican nomination, but it’s a particularly unsettled time for the party.

CIA, Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in bombing

The U.S. and Israeli spy agencies used a bomb in a spare tire during a 2008 operation to kill Imad Mughniyah in Damascus, former officials said.

Alison Hymes at Western State Hospital in Staunton, Va. (Post)

She fought for patients’ rights, then was hospitalized against her will

Alison Hymes was a longtime advocate for the mentally ill in Virginia, even serving on a task force to reform state laws. But she was committed involuntarily in 2011 and again in 2013.

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    Chance of wintry mix, but Super Bowl Sunday will be more wet than white

    WEATHER GANG | Precipitation will change to rain tonight, but a bit of snow earlier could slicken roads.

    Signs of Anacostia’s revival capture
    the attention of home buyers

    Signs of Anacostia’s revival capture <br>the attention of home buyers

    Prices are climbing as more people try to get in early on what many see as the next hot neighborhood.

    A storm’s aftermath opened them to new opportunities — and each other

    A storm’s aftermath opened them to new opportunities — and each other

    ON LOVE | Jonathan Page and Sarah Tanno met in New Orleans, a year after Hurricane Katrina.

    ALEXANDRIA, VA - JANUARY 23: A interior view of the once prosperous Landmark shopping mall, still open but with few stores and slated for redevelopment on January, 23, 2015 in Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

    Alexandria's Landmark Mall is about 40% vacant. (Post)

    The mall’s heyday is over,
    but investors count on a rebirth

    White Flint and other enclosed shopping centers were built to accommodate department stores, which held sway over development and gradually outlived their prime. Can an infusion of cash bring customers back?

    What to do when the office starts feeling like high school all over again

    What to do when the office starts feeling like high school all over again

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    3 final insights about the region as columnist bids farewell to punditry

    3 final insights about the region as columnist bids farewell to punditry

    COLUMN | Before returning to straight reporting, a few takeaways drawn from more than 500 columns.

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    Croatia to wipe out debts of its poor

    Croatia to wipe out debts of its poor

    WORLDVIEWS | Economists say the move is unprecedented and could have long-term benefits.

    Horrified Japan mourns the death
    of another citizen to Islamic State

    Horrified Japan mourns the death <br> of another citizen to Islamic State

    A crowd gathered in Tokyo to mark the loss of Kenji Goto, who was purportedly beheaded by militants.

    Report: Hard-line judge to hear case
    of Post reporter detained in Iran

    Report: Hard-line judge to hear case <br> of Post reporter detained in Iran

    The judge who will decide the fate of Jason Rezaian is known among rights groups as a “hanging judge.”

    Let’s be done with one-and-done

    Let’s be done with one-and-done

    COLUMN | It’s time for the NCAA and the NBA to change an eligibility rule that’s hurting the game.

    Expedia has acquired Travelocity. Here’s why should you care about it.

    Expedia has acquired Travelocity. Here’s why should you care about it.

    COLUMN | An important competitor has been eliminated, which means consumers have fewer choices.

    Super Bowl XLIX

    Politics

    Obama pick for ambassador to Mexico withdraws

    Obama pick for ambassador to Mexico withdraws

    IN THE LOOP | Maria Echaveste would have been the first woman to ever hold the job.

    Sports

    Duke ends Virginia’s 19-game streak

    Duke ends Virginia’s 19-game streak

    The No. 4 Blue Devils rallied from an 11-point deficit to hand the No. 2 Cavaliers their first loss this year.

    Real Estate

    Signs of Anacostia’s revival capture
    the attention of home buyers

    Signs of Anacostia’s revival capture <br>the attention of home buyers

    Prices are climbing as more people try to get in early on what many see as the next hot neighborhood.

    Federal Government

    Tax-delinquent feds may lose bonuses

    Tax-delinquent feds may lose bonuses

    FEDERAL EYE | A GOP senator wants to bar financial awards for federal workers who owe back taxes.

    National

    Amid growing vaccination debate, measles has spread to New York state

    Amid growing vaccination debate, measles has spread to New York state

    An infected college student recently traveled across the state by Amtrak, potentially exposing many others.

    Technology

    Catch the Super Bowl online for free

    Catch the Super Bowl online for free

    NBC will stream pregame coverage, the actual game, the halftime show, and the latest episode of “The Blacklist” thrown in as a bonus.

    Business

    The fall — and overhaul — of the American mall

    The fall — and overhaul — of the American mall

    Instead of abandoning once-thriving suburban malls, owners are sinking millions into risky redevelopments

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