U.S. economy added 295,000 jobs in February

For the 12th month in a row, the nation added more than 200K jobs, extending a labor market boom that is powering the economy. The unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent, a new post-recession low.

    Clinton e-mail review could reveal security issues

    The State Dept. is looking into whether e-mails included sensitive information that must be handled on a system that meet specific security protocols.

    A snowman smiles near the Mall. (Astrid Riecken/For The Post)

    Beneath all that snow is spring,
    if you know where to look for it

    Thursday’s late snow storm has frustrated gardeners, sandal shoppers and miniature schnauzers all longing for a change.

    Local News

    Blistering wind chill smacks D.C. area early Friday as the frigid air lingers

    Blistering wind chill smacks D.C. area early Friday as the frigid air lingers

    WEATHER GANG | Yes, it's cold. But think positively. This may be our last extremely cold day this winter.

    Next-generation tests roll out in Maryland, the District amid concerns

    Next-generation tests roll out in Maryland, the District amid concerns

    New tests aligned with the Common Core State Standards debut as tens of thousands take them locally.

    I was a professor at four universities. I still couldn’t make ends meet.

    I was a professor at four universities. I still couldn’t make ends meet.

    POST EVERYTHING | The work was rewarding, but the wages and commute around D.C. were not.

    Prosecutors question D.C. crime lab’s handling of some DNA evidence

    Prosecutors question D.C. crime lab’s handling of some DNA evidence

    The U.S. attorney’s office has been sending samples to outside labs, but officials defend their work.

    Fairfax officials trying to oust deputy county attorney over Geer case

    Fairfax officials trying to oust deputy county attorney over Geer case

    Documents show that Cynthia Tianti told police to withhold investigative files from the prosecutor.

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    Protest Monday In New Delhi. (AP)

    Protest Monday In New Delhi. (AP)

    India fails to silence film exposing New Delhi bus gang rape

    Frantic government censorship falls to ubiquitous social media.

    7 things to do this weekend

    7 things to do this weekend

    GOING OUT GUIDE | D.C. United kicks off a new season and “The Originalist” opens at Arena Stage.

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    Widening superbug outbreak raises questions about specialized scopes

    Widening superbug outbreak raises questions about specialized scopes

    The infections have been traced back to the care of a device used to treat problems in the digestive tract.

    Before attack, U.S. diplomat sought to connect with ordinary South Koreans

    Before attack, U.S. diplomat sought to connect with ordinary South Koreans

    It’s unclear whether the open demeanor that Mark Lippert brought to his role made him vulnerable.

    Harrison Ford treated at hospital after crashing plane on golf course

    Harrison Ford treated at hospital after crashing plane on golf course

    The actor, 72, was said to suffer head injuries. His son later tweets that “Dad is ok. Battered, but ok!”

    Fifty years after ‘Bloody Sunday’ march, struggles endure in Selma

    Fifty years after ‘Bloody Sunday’ march, struggles endure in Selma

    The spotlight returns to a place still trying to overcome the racial divisions that have come to define it.

    Politics

    At VA health facilities, whistleblowers still fear retaliation

    At VA health facilities, whistleblowers still fear retaliation

    The new VA secretary promised a culture of reform, but the change hasn’t reached some facilities.

    Federal Government

    Report says procedures put a chilling effect on potential FBI whistleblowers

    FEDERAL DIARY | A GAO report and Senate hearing look at protocol that dissuades feds from pointing out waste or abuse.

    National

    ‘American Sniper’ trial: Why prosecutors often don’t seek death penalty

    ‘American Sniper’ trial: Why prosecutors often don’t seek death penalty

    Chris Kyle’s killer received a life-without-parole sentence. Why didn’t the prosecutor pursue the death penalty? It’s complicated.

    Business

    Is China’s 1929 moment coming?

    Is China’s 1929 moment coming?

    WONKBLOG | Even though China’s economy is still growing more than 7 percent, its debt bubble is looking rather ominous.

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