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Arab “partner nations” were said to be involved in an aggressive operation that marks a new phase in the conflict against the group. Residents of Raqqah reported news of large explosions.
The attack on a base has highlighted the shortcomings of an army that the U.S. has spent billions of dollars equipping.
A woman runs away from a water cannon near the Syrian border. (AFP/Getty)
Troops fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse crowds on the Syrian line, where Turkish and Syrian Kurds have been protesting border closings and the Islamic State’s advances.
Carol D. Leonnig and Spencer S. Hsu
The study showed that six to eight attackers climbing over at the same time could overwhelm officers.
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Jesse Matthew Jr. — who was seen with Hannah Graham — is sought on two counts of reckless driving.
The ruptured Achilles’ tendon robs the team of one of its top defensive playmakers.
Colby White and his wife, who worked for the system as an auditor, had been on administrative leave.
Michael E. Ruane
Anna Coleman Ladd made exquisite metal masks to conceal the injuries of those with mutilated faces.
WEATHER GANG | Autumn’s kick-off is nothing but spectacular if you love comfortable weather and fresh air.
The bill poised for passage will replace the city’s ban on guns that a federal judge struck down in July.
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Militant in Raqqa atop downed Syrian jet. (Undated Islamic State photo)
The Islamic State uses captured Syrian city to display its capacity to govern, however brutally.
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Decades ago, Armando Mejia fled El Salvador. Today, he owns four upscale bistros in the metro area.
THE FIX | It turns out that Congress works about as much as you probably think it does.
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The abduction of the three students was part of a series of events that led to the 50-day war in Gaza.
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The WHO-backed effort in Liberia is an intermediate step between new treatment facilities and home care.
Did we mention that Matt Damon is also going to speak about clean water at the Clinton Global Initiative?
Studies looking for links to cancer from inks have failed to find evidence, but questions remain.
Can Chris Christie, or anyone else, transform the party’s appeal in 2016?
U.S. airstrikes in Syria signal that the fight against the Islamic State now extends beyond Iraq.
New White House barrier draws mixed reaction from tourists
Woman dies outside Ebola center after confusing diagnosis
The Wrap: Great start for Cousins still ends in defeat
Pumpkin products for first day of fall
What to know before getting a tattoo
Actors, politicians call for action on climate change
Timelapse: Tropical Storm Fung-Wong hits Taiwan
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‘Madam Secretary’ screening draws former secretary of state
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FACT CHECKER | Rep. Tom Cotton (R) says Obama hijacked the Farm Bill to add in food stamps. But the practice is decades old.
Forcing people to use their legal names against their will is not only dangerous, it’s disrespectful.
COLUMN | How about the Secret Service starts by doing what most folks do? Lock. The. Doors.
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FEDERAL EYE | Many people in homeland-security circles question the idea of a single department composed of automonous agencies with clashing work cultures.
The infection rate among African American and Latina women in the South rivals sub-Saharan Africa.
Winfrey brought her life-improvement tour to Washington, and here's what happened.
Deborah Rutter, three weeks into the job, meets a flurry of new faces in a big kickoff weekend.
What tracking apps taught me about how I sleep.
WONKBLOG | Sales of previously-built homes fell in August from the previous month, and from a year ago, signaling yet another bump in the housing recovery.
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