New U.S. plan: ‘Leaner, meaner’ Iraqi force

After learning hard lessons rebuilding foreign militaries over the past dozen years, the strategy is to train a vanguard element within the larger army to take the offensive against Islamic State militants.

Dulles in trouble as traffic shifts to Reagan National

Sometime next year, more fliers will travel through Reagan than Dulles — an airport 14 times its neighbor’s size.

Martha Rios reads with her son, Christian Pereida. (Catalin Abagiu for Post)

At home legally — for now

OUT OF THE SHADOWS | The president’s order has touched off a new immigration battle. So what will happen after he leaves?

Local News

‘We are blessed to have met you’

‘We are blessed to have met you’

A Thanksgiving meal delivery to families facing life-threatening illnesses leaves some in tears.

A homeless man asks to share holiday with someone, and thousands step up

A homeless man asks to share holiday with someone, and thousands step up

A Virginia man didn’t want to spend Thanksgiving alone, and wound up creating a whole community.

Arlington board tensions could hamper work after streetcar vote

Arlington board tensions could hamper work after streetcar vote

An Arlington County Board member refused to shake another’s hand last week, underlining the acrimony.

Woman in critical condition after car plunges 75 feet into Annapolis creek

Police say alcohol was likely a factor. Two other occupants from the car refused medical treatment.

Prince George’s schools under fire after private employee data leaked

Prince George’s schools under fire after private employee data leaked

More than 10,000 workers’ names, Social Security numbers and birth dates were compromised.

Gov.-elect Hogan won with public money, but fund’s future is uncertain

Gov.-elect Hogan won with public money, but fund’s future is uncertain

In Maryland, the income-tax checkoff that was used to build the fund was scrapped by lawmakers in 2010.

Low traffic on ICC prompts calls for lower tolls to ease other congestion

Low traffic on ICC prompts calls for lower tolls to ease other congestion

Some say Maryland toll highway could provide more traffic relief on local roads until usage grows.

What to do in Penn Quarter

What to do in Penn Quarter

STREET SMART | Walk Score ranks Penn Quarter the fifth most walkable community in the District.

More Top Stories

Online or in-store holiday shopping? The new reality is a little of both.

Online or in-store holiday shopping? The new reality is a little of both.

Retailers are courting the “omnichannel” customer who may come from any direction.

Ex-players describe loose practices with painkillers by NFL trainers

Ex-players describe loose practices with painkillers by NFL trainers

“I was never told ‘No,’” a former lineman said of the drugs. “I could get ’em from whomever.”

In Ferguson, it was the worst of Thanksgivings, yet the best, too

In Ferguson, it was the worst of Thanksgivings, yet the best, too

As residents cope with racial strife, the St. Louis suburb still finds much for which to be grateful.

For recently engaged couples, 90 days to show what love’s got to do with it

For recently engaged couples, 90 days to show what love’s got to do with it

REVIEW | Premarital test-drives by Americans and foreigners make “90 Day Fiance” a reality TV gem.

Sports

The young Wizards of Inglewood

The young Wizards of Inglewood

Twenty-five years before teaming up in Washington, Paul Pierce and Andre Miller dominated a YMCA league.

Federal Government

Advocacy groups warn about immigration scams

Advocacy groups warn about immigration scams

President Obama’s action may inspire greater effort to prey on those seeking legal status.

National

One big challenge in Obama’s immigration plan? Proving you’ve been in the U.S. long enough.

One big challenge in Obama’s immigration plan? Proving you’ve been in the U.S. long enough.

Why many undocumented immigrants will have a hard time proving they’ve meet standards set up by Obama’s immigration measure.

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