In Paul-Rubio feud over Cuba, a preview of 2016

Two leading presidential hopefuls clash over Obama’s new policy to normalize relations, offering a glimpse of the GOP’s coming foreign policy debate.

North Korea proposes
joint probe of Sony hacking

An official warned of “serious consequences” if the U.S. does not agree to the plan, which Pyongyang says will disprove evidence of North Korean involvement in the massive cyberattack.

Imam Mohamed Taha Sabri during Friday prayers. (M. Wezel for The Post)

Battle for the minds of young Muslims

As the Islamic State’s ruthless ideology radiates from the Middle East, a mosque in Berlin and countless others across the West face new fault lines in a conflict that moderates don’t always win.

Local News

Federal prosecutors charge brothers accused of leading massive drug ring

Federal prosecutors charge brothers accused of leading massive drug ring

According to papers unsealed in an Alexandria court, it moved tons of cocaine into the U.S.

Obama gives federal workers
a modest pay raise for 2015

Obama gives federal workers <br>a modest pay raise for 2015

The 1% increase is small compared with those given in past presidential administrations.

A chilly and mostly dry weekend before heavy rain takes hold

A chilly and mostly dry weekend before heavy rain takes hold

WEATHER GANG | More sun is expected Sunday before a storm pattern sets in for several days.

NAACP opposes English-learner schools for immigrants

NAACP opposes English-learner schools for immigrants

Prince George’s schools for people struggling with English shortchange longtime residents, critics say.

For Beltway bigwigs in gift season,
the thought that counts isn’t enough

For Beltway bigwigs in gift season, <br>the thought that counts isn’t enough

Lawyers and lobbyists practice the fine art of giving clients gifts that say and make the right impression.

This was his first blind date

This was his first blind date

DATE LAB | They talked about current events, then she ended up jabbing him with her umbrella.

Surging Wizards stay hot in Miami,
extending winning streak to 6 games

Surging Wizards stay hot in Miami, <br>extending winning streak to 6 games

Washington rallied in the fourth quarter to top the Heat, snapping a five-game skid in Miami.

Artistic director’s Theater J ouster followed pressure over programming

Artistic director’s Theater J ouster followed pressure over programming

Ari Roth’s choice of controversial productions for the Jewish theater infuriated some activists.

More Top Stories

Supreme Court allows
same-sex marriages in Florida

Supreme Court allows <br>same-sex marriages in Florida

A federal judge had struck down a state ban, and without intervention, the marriages could begin Jan. 6.

Did Obama really shut out men
at his end-of-year briefing? Yes.

Did Obama really shut out men <br>at his end-of-year briefing? Yes.

THE FIX | He called on eight female reporters at his last scheduled 2014 news conference.

NASA spacecraft overcomes failure
to find important new exoplanet

NASA spacecraft overcomes failure <br>to find important new exoplanet

The Kepler spacecraft should have landed on the scrap heap, but a new finding has scientists excited.

It came from the very, very deep: Ghostly fish found at record depths

It came from the very, very deep: Ghostly fish found at record depths

A strange-looking new species was discovered during recent exploration of the Mariana Trench.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Robert Gurney-designed Spring Valley house for $4.99M

House of the Week | Robert Gurney-designed Spring Valley house for $4.99M

The D.C. architect cleverly integrated the bones of the post-World War II spec house into his modern design.

Federal Government

Obama gives federal workers
a modest pay raise for 2015

Obama gives federal workers <br>a modest pay raise for 2015

FEDERAL EYE | The 1% increase is small compared with those given in past presidential administrations.

National

Race-consciousness on rise in U.S.

Race-consciousness on rise in U.S.

The number of Americans who name race as the nation’s most pressing issue has risen to a two-decade high.

Business

The world’s biggest canned tuna company is about to get a lot bigger

The world’s biggest canned tuna company is about to get a lot bigger

WONKBLOG | American canned tuna industry is now pretty much entirely Asian-owned.

Diversions