When soldiers bring violence home from war

Communities find themselves facing a tough choice as the effects of 12 years of war seep into the legal system: Are battle-scarred service members who do wrong at home the criminals or victims?

    Texas GOP is several shades redder than it used to be

    THE TAKE | In the two decades since the state’s Republicans embraced George W. Bush, Texas has become the epicenter of the conservative movement. Will the nation adopt those politics?

    The 12 governors’ races most likely to change party hands

    THE FIX | Many incumbents are in real trouble in states where victory in November should amount to a layup.

    DeSean Jackson celebrates a touchdown. (Matt Rourke/AP)

    • DeSean Jackson celebrates a touchdown.
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    • Eagles' Jordan Matthews scores a touchdown.
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    • Eagles' Jordan Matthews makes a catch.
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    • Bashaud Breeland tackles Eagles' Darren Sproles.
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    • Alfred Morris runs through two Eagles defenders.
    • (Michael Perez/AP)
    • Pierre Garcon scores a touchdown.
    • (Matt Rourke/AP)
    • Darrel Young scores a touchdown.
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    • Chris Polk, second from right, returns a kickoff for a touchdown.
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    • The running backs gather before warm-ups.
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      Man believed to be last seen with Graham charged with reckless driving

      Man believed to be last seen with Graham charged with reckless driving

      Charlottesville’s police chief issued an arrest warrant for the man.

      How did a man jump a fence, sprint
      70 yards and enter the White House?

      How did a man jump a fence, sprint <br>  70 yards and enter the White House?

      The Secret Service faces tough questions as it reviews security after the breach at the residence.

      All he wanted was a cup of coffee. Instead, he met his match.

      All he wanted was a cup of coffee. Instead, he met his match.

      ON LOVE | Iliana Sanchez and Franklin Gonzales met at a cafe and found out how much they shared.

      Historic Old Town home with modern amenities is listed at $5.2 million

      Historic Old Town home with modern amenities is listed at $5.2 million

      The Holland House grew from two stories into a 6,125-square-foot dwelling on nearly half an acre.

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      Kelsey Beckham doesn’t identify as
      a woman or a man — but as a person

      Kelsey Beckham doesn’t identify as <br>a woman or a man — but as a person

      The world keeps insisting on assigning a gender. But what feels right to this 18-year-old is neither.

      Moms like to brag about their kids. But what about the parents who don’t?

      Moms like to brag about their kids. But what about the parents who don’t?

      ON PARENTING | Sometimes mothers need prompting to open up about a child with atypical skills.

      Rental car company’s ‘administrative fees’ prompt class-action lawsuit

      Rental car company’s ‘administrative fees’ prompt class-action lawsuit

      GOVBEAT | Drivers in states with electronic tolls could end up footing unexpectedly expensive bills.

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      ‘This Town’ or Niketown? Capital steps stridently to a new obsession.

      ‘This Town’  or Niketown? Capital steps stridently to a new obsession.

      Lately, both political parties are competing anew, this time on the number of steps they walk each day.

      ‘Idol’ made Clay Aiken a star.
      He knows he needs more in politics.

      ‘Idol’ made Clay Aiken a star.<br> He knows he needs more in politics.

      The pop-star-turned-Democratic-candidate is hoping to win over voters in a congressional race.

      Don’t blame millennials for not attaining the still-unreachable

      Don’t blame millennials for not attaining the still-unreachable

      Basic goals such as getting married, having a secure job and owning a home still are cherished.

      FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - MAY Spirit planes sit on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale Internatational Airport May 21, 2004 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Low-cost airlines now account for about 20 percent to 25 percent of the market and in the U.S., that figure is predicted to rise to more than 40 percent within a few years.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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      Last in service, first in profit:
      Spirit a model (of sorts) for airlines

      The seat is yours. But water? That’s a fee. A carry-on bag? That’s another charge. Spirit’s fares are lowest, but the fees are plentiful.

      Local Columnists

      In D.C. mayoral race, Catania’s boasts of a better record aren’t helping him

      In D.C. mayoral race, Catania’s boasts of a better record aren’t helping him

      COLUMN | He heaps scorn on Muriel Bowser’s shortage of achievements, yet he still trails her.

      Sports

      Zimmerman returns as Nats win 90th

      Zimmerman returns as Nats win 90th

      Denard Span atones from an earlier outfield gaffe with an RBI hit to cap a 3-run rally in the 7th inning.

      Real Estate

      The importance of a well-designed street

      The importance of a well-designed street

      Like good architecture, a good streetscape should aspire to achieve aesthetic as well as practical goals.

      Federal Government

      ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ is over. But challenges remain for LGBT vets and service members

      ‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ is over. But challenges remain for LGBT vets and service members

      FEDERAL EYE | The Department of Veterans Affairs has only been fully recognizing married same-sex couples in states that have marriage equality.

      National

      March on global warming expected to draw thousands

      March on global warming expected to draw thousands

      People from across the nation are expected in NYC to participate in what’s billed as the largest march ever on global warming.

      Lifestyle

      From ‘Marry Me’ to ‘Selfie,’ fall TV is filled with love stories. Isn’t the rom-com genre dead?

      From ‘Marry Me’ to ‘Selfie,’ fall TV is filled with love stories. Isn’t the rom-com genre dead?

      The romantic comedy genre is supposedly dead. Looks like someone forgot to tell the 2014 fall television season.

      Arts

      The comic side of race

      The comic side of race

      COMIC RIFFS | A new academic work helps fill the void of published scholarship on the history of black comics and their creators.

      Business

      Reverse mortgages no fast ticket to retirement easy street

      Reverse mortgages no fast ticket to retirement easy street

      COLUMN | The loans can help retirees strapped for cash, but borrowers need to be careful.

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