For-profit firms provide less in hospice care

A Washington Post analysis found a striking gap between the service provided by for-profit hospices as a group and that of their nonprofit counterparts.

Obama to seek GOP help in push for trade pact

The president is already facing fierce blowback from fellow Democrats, who are accusing him of abandoning past promises on trade and potentially undermining his domestic priority.

Rep. John Lewis, center, helped lead marches in Alabama. (Nikki Kahn/Post)

For this civil rights leader, reliving ‘Selma’ was ‘almost too much’

The intensity and chaos of some of the movie’s scenes echo memories etched into the mind of Rep. John Lewis.

Local News

O’Malley, in wait-and-see mode, eyes spring to assess shot against Clinton

O’Malley, in wait-and-see mode, eyes spring to assess shot against Clinton

Md. governor awaits his moment to challenge the presumed front-runner for the Democratic nomination.

Metro is tightening its belt, but it’s still planning $1.3 billion in new projects

Metro is tightening its belt, but it’s still planning $1.3 billion in new projects

For next year, Metro plans new escalators, buses and canopies among its long-term capital projects.

A Manassas assisted-living facility is deploying the arts against Alzheimer’s

A Manassas assisted-living facility is deploying the arts against Alzheimer’s

Researchers are trying to measure the effects of music, art and dance on age-related disabilities.

Police identify man shot, killed
by officers on Christmas Eve

Police identify man shot, killed <br>by officers on Christmas Eve

Raymond Robinson was one of two suspects shot by D.C. police before the holiday.

New name urged for local fountain named after a white supremacist

New name urged for local fountain named after a white supremacist

Francis Griffith Newlands essentially created Chevy Chase, but he also called blacks “a race of children.”

Letter blames Theater J shake-up on director Ari Roth’s ‘insubordination’

Letter blames Theater J shake-up on director Ari Roth’s ‘insubordination’

In the letter, his former boss accuses him of “actions that no employer would ever sanction.”

Twenty states and D.C. will raise
their minimum wage on Jan. 1

Twenty states and D.C. will raise <br>their minimum wage on Jan. 1

GOVBEAT | The size of the hikes range from 12 cents in Florida to $1.25 in South Dakota.

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Fellow police salute flag-draped
casket at wake for fallen NYPD officer

Fellow police salute flag-draped <br>casket at wake for fallen NYPD officer

Rafael Ramos was remembered for embodying the selfless nature the department wants to project.

The lucrative Obamacare connection that Jeb Bush is trying to cut

The lucrative Obamacare connection that Jeb Bush is trying to cut

WONKBLOG | He’s quitting the board of a hospital chain that’s gained from Medicaid’s expansion.

In Ferguson, motorist destroys Michael Brown street memorial

In Ferguson, motorist destroys Michael Brown street memorial

Mementos of a makeshift shrine where the teen was killed were run over and left strewn in the road.

Meet the grinch who stole Christmas for gamers: The Lizard Squad

Meet the grinch who stole Christmas for gamers: The Lizard Squad

A trollish hacking group says it brought down Sony and Microsoft’s gaming networks over the holiday.

Real Estate

Mortgage rates wander up slightly heading into holiday

Mortgage rates wander up slightly heading into holiday

The 30-year fixed-rate average edged up to 3.83 percent, but has remained below 4 percent for all but two weeks since October.

Business

Consider this New Year’s resolution: A financial checkup

Consider this New Year’s resolution: A financial checkup

COLUMN | Studies show Americans are more financially confident, but beware the tendency to forget the past.

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