Secretary Hagel resigning under pressure

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted his resignation Monday, bowing to pressure from the White House to step down after less than two years in the job in what could portend a broader shakeup among President Obama’s national security team. A senior defense official said that Obama and Hagel “determined that it was time for new leadership at the Pentagon.”

    Hagel speaks in March. (Getty Images)

    Robert Griffin III after a sack. (Ricky Carioti/Post)

    • Robert Griffin III after a sack.
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    • Robert Griffin III fumbles.
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    • Carlos Hyde scores a touchdown.
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    • Phillip Thomas, left, scoops up a fumble.
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    • Bashaud Breeland breaks up a pass.
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    • Alfred Morris scores the only touchdown.
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    • Alfred Morris stretches for yardage.
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    • 49ers' Anquan Boldin makes a touchdown.
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    High court tests free speech limits on Facebook

    In a groundbreaking case, the Supreme Court will consider whether an estranged husband’s Facebook postings constituted a “true threat” against his wife.

    As Russian planes move in, Finland weighs joining NATO

    The incidents are part of a pattern of aggressive Russian behavior that has radiated across Europe.

    Iran nuclear talks to be extended through June

    The U.S. and five other countries were unable to reach a comprehensive agreement with Iran on Monday.

    Former mayor’s death stuns leaders, residents of the city he personified

    Former mayor’s death stuns leaders, residents of the city he personified

    His death shocked D.C., where he reigned as the most famous and rollicking political star for 50 years.

    Fierce fight expected for Barry’s seat as D.C. Council undergoes makeover

    Fierce fight expected for Barry’s seat as D.C. Council undergoes makeover

    It has now lost its most senior politician and outspoken supporter of spending on social programs.

    It will hit the 70s today, but heavy, wet snow may pummel D.C. Wednesday

    It will hit the 70s today, but heavy, wet snow may pummel D.C. Wednesday

    WEATHER GANG | This week’s forecast is not for the faint of heart: Hot, cold, dry, wet. Then snow?

    Are there really two Arlingtons?
    And will only the richer one survive?

    Are there really two Arlingtons? <br>And will only the richer one survive?

    Some blame a north-south split for the collapse of a planned streetcar system along Columbia Pike.

    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 21: Fifth grader Heaven Nelson learns online at Ketcham Elementary school in Washington, DC on November 21, 2014. The school is one of the first in the District public school system to move toward blended learning in which students spend part of the day learning with teachers and the other half learning online. Ketcham is one of 10 DCPS schools who saw significant improvements in their test scores. They plan to expand the model to four more schools this year. (Photo by Linda Davidson / The Washington Post)

    Fifth grader Heaven Nelson lears online. (L. Davidson/Post)

    The change that gave a D.C. school celebrity status: More time online

    A “blended learning” system being tested at Ketcham Elementary in Southeast has led to better test scores.

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    2013 photo of Bill Cosby. (AP)

    2013 photo of Bill Cosby. (AP)

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    D.C. feels like a second-class airport city. That probably won’t change.

    D.C. feels like a second-class airport city. That probably won’t change.

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    As Ferguson braces for unrest, churches prepare to offer sanctuary

    As Ferguson braces for unrest, churches prepare to offer sanctuary

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    Entertainer Bill Cosby gestures during an interview on Nov. 6, 2014.

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    As losses mount, Robert Griffin III vows not to quit

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    Tossing out useful items is tough for this house flipper

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    Federal officials issue new code of conduct for seizures

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    Media outlets descend on Ferguson as decision looms

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