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.

    Media outlets descend on Ferguson as decision looms

    Many residents welcomed the spotlight, but some say say news organizations produced a warped portrait of the city.

    East Coast storm likely ahead of Thanksgiving travel

    East Coast storm likely ahead of Thanksgiving travel

    Widespread rain and snow looms large for Wednesday.

    Robert Griffin III fumbles. (John McDonnell/Post)

    • Robert Griffin III fumbles.
    • (John McDonnell/Post)
    • Carlos Hyde scores a touchdown.
    • (John McDonnell/Post)
    • Phillip Thomas, left, scoops up a fumble.
    • (John McDonnell/Post)
    • Robert Griffin III after a sack.
    • (Ricky Carioti/Post)
    • Bashaud Breeland breaks up a pass.
    • (Ricky Carioti/Post)
    • Alfred Morris scores the only touchdown.
    • (John McDonnell/Post)
    • Alfred Morris stretches for yardage.
    • (Ricky Carioti/Post)
    • 49ers' Anquan Boldin makes a touchdown.
    • (Ricky Carioti/Post)

    Redskins let lead slip and fall to 49ers

    Washington played it close to the vest, but surrendered a fourth-quarter lead in a road game it had a chance to win.

    Pahel Brunis works on a mural of Marion Barry on Sunday. (M. McClain/Post)

    D.C. leaders mourn a loss in ‘Chocolate City’

    While Marion Barry Jr. had suffered health problems, news of his death stunned the city where he reigned as its most famous and rollicking political star for a half-century.

    Local News

    Mark Warner barely won his election, but he has a spring in his step

    Mark Warner barely won his election, but he has a spring in his step

    Although his party lost control of the Senate, the Virginia senator sees opportunities to pass legislation.

    Some D.C. schools are improving grades by ramping up computer time

    Some D.C. schools are improving grades by ramping up computer time

    The “blended learning” system combines teacher instruction with personalized online lessons.

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

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

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

    Alzheimer’s risk is higher for blacks, but many distrust medical studies

    Alzheimer’s risk is higher for blacks, but many distrust medical studies

    A D.C. nonprofit is trying to overcome clinical trials’ ugly history, as well as the disease’s stigma.

    How not to write a holiday card

    How <i>not </i>to write a holiday card

    COLUMN | A pretty card is nice, but it would be even nicer if you included some actual information with it.

    Who’s the bigger turkey:
    Bob McDonnell, or the Redskins?

    Who’s the bigger turkey: <br>Bob McDonnell, or the Redskins?

    COLUMN | The fifth annual “Turkeys of the Year” recognize foolishness and ineptitude in the D.C. region.

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    Giuliani: White officers ‘wouldn’t be there if you weren’t killing each other’

    Giuliani: White officers ‘wouldn’t be there if you weren’t killing each other’

    The former New York City mayor’s remarks on “Meet the Press” triggered immediate backlash.

    How a bill really becomes a law, courtesy of ‘Saturday Night Live’

    How a bill <i>really</i> becomes a law, courtesy of ‘Saturday Night Live’

    THE FIX | SNL mocked the president’s executive order with a parody of “Schoolhouse Rock!”

    Parents, you’re not doing your children any favors by being ‘cool’

    Parents, you’re not doing your children any favors by being ‘cool’

    ON PARENTING | Pressure to appear relevant leads to kids who overly strive for social acceptance.

    Spotlight | Editors’ Pick

    Cosby accusers detail alleged
    sex assaults

    In new interviews, several women who have accused the cultural icon speak about alleged incidents from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

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

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    The world’s biggest chocolate-maker says we’re running out of chocolate

    The world’s biggest chocolate-maker says we’re running out of chocolate

    WONKBLOG | There's no easy way to say this: You're eating too much of it. And it’s getting out of hand.

    Teacher to parents: A letter about
    that kid, the one your kid talks about

    Teacher to parents: A letter about <br>

<i>that </i>kid, the one your kid talks about

    ANSWER SHEET | A teacher reminds parents just what issues that kid may be dealing with.

    ‘Text neck’ is becoming an ‘epidemic’ and could wreck your spine

    ‘Text neck’ is becoming an ‘epidemic’ and could wreck your spine

    The average adult can put up to 60 pounds of pressure on the spine when bent at a 60-degree angle.

    (Courtesy of Nickolay Lamm)

    She has curves and no makeup:
    Meet ‘normal Barbie’

    A graphic designer created the doll to send a message to everyone that “reality can be beautiful.”

    Sports

    Pack giving Terps a steady presence

    Pack giving Terps a steady presence

    The fifth-year senior, a transfer, has been perhaps Maryland’s best player so far, coach says.

    Real Estate

    Updating a midcentury modern home creates contemporary take on classic

    Updating a midcentury modern home creates contemporary take on  classic

    HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The Falls Church house was enlarged, but its period details were preserved.

    Federal Government

    GOP senator calls on Jonathan Gruber to explain Obamacare ‘deceptions’

    GOP senator calls on Jonathan Gruber to explain Obamacare ‘deceptions’

    FEDERAL EYE | The request comes shortly after Republicans reveal that White House inflated the law’s enrollment statistics.

    National

    Biodegradable drone is grown from mushrooms and covered in wasp spit

    Biodegradable drone is grown from mushrooms and covered in wasp spit

    A group of college students has created an unmanned aerial vehicle that would disappear after crashing.

    Business

    Americans could save a fortune this winter if they understood thermostats

    Americans could save a fortune this winter if they understood thermostats

    WONKBLOG | We don’t realize how much money we're wasting by using that terrifying device incorrectly.

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