DEA chief to step down after ‘sex parties’ scandal

Michele Leonhart’s departure follows the release of an inspector general report that detailed a series of incidents alleging misconduct by agents, including parties with prostitutes paid for by cartels.

    Senate reaches deal, paves way for Lynch vote

    Debate on the attorney general nominee had been held up due to partisan bickering over an anti-trafficking bill. But Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that her confirmation process could begin “in the next day or so.”  

    An assistant mixes essences in a perfume lab in France. (Reuters)

    Modern life smells so good that it’s killing the cheap perfume industry

    The explosion of specialized scents in household cleaners and body sprays has made the typical American smell cleaner, but it’s been terrible news for the perfume and cologne industry.

      Local News

      Justice Dept. opens civil rights probe into Baltimore police-custody death

      Justice Dept. opens civil rights probe into Baltimore police-custody death

      Authorities will investigate the case of Freddie Gray, who died of a spinal injury after being arrested by police.

      Fairfax pays $2.95 million to settle
      suit in John Geer police killing

      Fairfax pays $2.95 million to settle <br>suit in John Geer police killing

      The civil suit in the 2013 death ends, but no decision has been made on charging the officer who shot Geer.

      Arlington man’s Mercedes ‘burned
      to a crisp’ after lightning strike

      Arlington man’s Mercedes ‘burned <br>to a crisp’ after lightning strike

      “It looked like something out of a car bomb scene in Iraq or Afghanistan,” the owner said after the blaze.

      Optimistic radio producer puts his money on a D.C. sports trifecta

      Optimistic radio producer puts his money on a D.C. sports trifecta

      Tonight’s sports extravaganza is extremely rare in world history. Can D.C. win three times in one night?

      What is considered wealthy in D.C.? A net worth of $1.25 million, apparently.

      What is considered wealthy in D.C.? A net worth of $1.25 million, apparently.

      Most area residents said that a personal net worth of $270,000 is enough to be “comfortable.”

      Video: Bystanders rescue man in a wheelchair who fell onto Metro tracks

      Video: Bystanders rescue man in a wheelchair who fell onto Metro tracks

      DR. GRIDLOCK | Footage shows two people lifting him back on the platform at the U Street station.

      Second only to July 4: D.C. area
      hosted memorable lightning show

      Second only to July 4: D.C. area <br>hosted memorable lightning show

      WEATHER GANG | As storms lit up the skies Monday night, several dramatic images were captured.

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      Saudis to end bombing campaign
      that targeted rebels in Yemen

      Saudis to end bombing campaign <br> that targeted rebels in Yemen

      A Saudi general said that allies will focus on rebuilding the country while blocking rebel operations.

      Trader charged with manipulating markets in ‘flash crash’ stock plunge

      Trader charged with manipulating markets in ‘flash crash’ stock plunge

      A British resident reaped $40 million in profits in a trading technique that led to a 2010 market panic.

      Trio just wanted to find their own doppelgangers. They found more.

      Trio just wanted to find their own  doppelgangers. They found more.

      A social media project ballooned as thousands of people sought help finding their own look-alikes.

      Sports

      Kings of the road: Wizards aim to double down on road success

      Kings of the road: Wizards aim to double down on road success

      Washington is 6-1 on the road in the playoffs since last season and could be poised to seize control of the series with a Game 2 win Tuesday.

      Real Estate

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      6 key things to decide before your home remodel

      It’s important for the family to sit down and determine the needs of everyone and the desired flow of the house before calling a contractor.

      Federal Government

      Two decades after Oklahoma City bombing, the crime still sears workers

      Two decades after Oklahoma City bombing, the crime still sears workers

      FEDERAL DIARY | The terrorist attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building also changed Washington.

      National

      Boston Marathon bombing trial shifts to the death penalty question

      Boston Marathon bombing trial shifts to the death penalty question

      The penalty phase got underway Tuesday, as prosecutors began arguing that the “unrepentant” bomber deserved a death sentence.

      Business

      Economists have discovered how bad the economy really is

      Economists have discovered how bad the economy really is

      WONKBLOG | If you add in shadow unemployment, the economy is still about 3.5 million full-time jobs short of where it needs to be.

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