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USAID watchdog said to alter reports to shield agency

The inspector general’s office removed critical findings, employees said.

Steve Buscemi as Enoch "Nucky" Thompson. (HBO)

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    Park Police mishandled search for elderly woman found dead, audit says

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    Latest White House fence jumper was arrested in July for similar attempt

    Latest White House fence jumper was arrested in July for similar attempt

    The man, who also tried to break into the Dept. of Treasury, was “incompetent” to participate in trial.

    Man charged in U-Va. kidnapping will face sex assault charges in Fairfax Co.

    Man charged in U-Va. kidnapping will face sex assault charges in Fairfax Co.

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    Confessions of a Metro commuter

    Confessions of a Metro commuter

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    WASHINGTON, DC - OCT14: A DC streetcar in testing stops before the intersection of H Street and 3rd Street, NE, October 16, 2014. The streetcars haven't started carrying passengers but are already slowing down Metro buses (and other traffic) on H Street. (Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/For The Washington Post)

    An SUV turns in front of a streetcar in testing on H Street. (Post)

    Streetcar test runs lead to snarled traffic, accidents and questions

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    Barring a miracle, third-string QB McCoy will start against the Cowboys

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    From shelter to luxury brand: A rare, feel-good story of D.C. gentrification

    From shelter to luxury brand: A rare, feel-good story of D.C. gentrification

    COLUMN | A social services building will soon sell $15,000 flags. And all parties are satisfied.

    Briar Woods High football players being investigated for alleged assaults

    Briar Woods High football players being investigated for alleged assaults

    Loudoun County authorities are looking into claims that two junior varsity players were assaulted.

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    ‘Thank God’ for Kevin Vickers, Canada’s new national hero

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    Transgender federal worker wins historic discrimination case

    Transgender federal worker wins historic discrimination case

    A report said the Army restricted Tamara Lusardi’s restroom usage and stopped giving her work.

    Alison Grimes doubles down
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    Local Columnists

    Barras: Swimming with sharks

    Barras: Swimming with sharks

    Muriel Bowser’s campaign is surrounded by shady characters.

    Sports

    Capitals open road trip with loss to Edmonton Oilers

    Capitals open road trip with loss to Edmonton Oilers

    Hamstrung by untimely penalties and turnovers, the Capitals fell 3-2, suffering their first regulation loss of the season.

    Real Estate

    A restored Victorian with a distinct personality

    A restored Victorian with a distinct personality

    The Lauber-Hoffman home is filled with art and furnishings from the far corners of the world — and wine.

    Federal Government

    Transgender federal worker wins historic discrimination case

    Transgender federal worker wins historic discrimination case

    FEDERAL EYE | A report said the Army restricted Tamara Lusardi’s restroom usage and stopped giving her work.

    National

    Probe implicates more than 3,100 students in academic scandal at UNC

    Probe implicates more than 3,100 students in academic scandal at UNC

    The investigation details a scheme in which athletes were placed in courses they didn’t have to attend.

    Lifestyle

    Facebook finds friends among the senior set

    Facebook finds friends among the senior set

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    Arts

    ‘Us’: A fractured family’s trip into parenthood’s regrets

    ‘Us’: A fractured family’s trip into parenthood’s regrets

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