Mideast unrest brings U.S. closer to Saudi Arabia

The nations’ shared focus on the Islamic State has mollified Saudi Arabia’s frustration with U.S. policies in the region, a shift that President Obama will try to solidify when he visits King Salman.

GOP hopefuls may struggle to find a political balance

If they’re too centrist, primary voters might question their conservative bona fides. If they skew too far right, general-election voters might be scared off.

Harmony and Jayla Bryant in their Kettering neighborhood. (M. du Cille/Post)

The nation’s wealthiest majority-black county has seen a reversal of fortunes

The housing boom boosted African Americans in Prince George’s, but the crash hit the county far harder than its majority-white neighbors, crushing aspirations of building black wealth.

Local News

NW suburbs could get 4 to 6 inches
of snow Sunday night into Monday

NW suburbs could get 4 to 6 inches <br>of snow Sunday night into Monday

WEATHER GANG | Although exact numbers are elusive, some forecast models predict significant snowfall.

Heroin overdose deaths alarm
leaders in Maryland, Virginia

Heroin overdose deaths alarm <br>leaders in Maryland, Virginia

An increase in fatalities, affecting both rich and poor, is spurring action by the states’ governors.

‘They murdered those cats’: 23 were removed from home, 22 euthanized

‘They murdered those cats’: 23 were removed from home, 22 euthanized

Renetta DeBlase says she took good care of her cats. Animal control officers disagreed.

Wastewater outfall proposal sparks some fallout in Rehoboth Beach

Wastewater outfall proposal sparks some fallout in Rehoboth Beach

The popular shore destination considers whether beach bathers, treated sewage and fish should mix.

A sigh of relief in Md. suburbs: Hogan’s budget not so bad after all

A sigh of relief in Md. suburbs:  Hogan’s budget not so bad after all

COLUMN | It’s partly a result of low expectations, partly that the governor turned out to be fairly flexible.

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When your boss gives you a phone

When your boss gives you a phone

@WORK ADVICE | Employer-issued smartphone convenience comes at the price of your privacy.

Vilified for dismissing docents, Hirshhorn now wants them to return

Vilified for dismissing docents, Hirshhorn now wants them to return

The museum’s ham-fisted handling of the program last fall upset many volunteers and sparked outrage.

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Muslims on edge as anti-immigrant sentiment hits streets of German city

Muslims on edge as anti-immigrant sentiment hits streets of German city

Dresden is at the heart of a movement recoiling from a wave of asylum seekers into Europe.

Ex-CIA types infiltrate Hollywood
as spy TV shows and movies multiply

Ex-CIA types infiltrate Hollywood <br>as spy TV shows and movies multiply

The hunger for espionage entertainment has put them in demand as writers and consultants.

Rand Paul’s claim on Social Security disability payments doesn’t add up

Rand Paul’s claim on Social Security disability payments doesn’t add up

FACT CHECKER | He said, “Over half of the people on disability are either anxious or their back hurts.”

In Oklahoma, a same-sex couple waits and worries on their path to the altar

In Oklahoma, a same-sex couple waits and worries on their path to the altar

In a state where most oppose gay marriage, its arrival brought concern about acceptance and rejection.

Sports

Klay Thompson’s teammates can’t believe he scored 37 points in a single quarter

Klay Thompson’s teammates can’t believe he scored 37 points in a single quarter

The Golden State Warriors shooting guard had one heck of a night and his teammates had some priceless reactions.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Beaux-Arts-style mansion in Northwest for $16.5M

House of the Week | Beaux-Arts-style mansion in Northwest for $16.5M

The nine-bedroom, 16-bathroom home was designed to resemble the Marble House in Newport, R.I.

Federal Government

GOP drops ‘civil rights and human rights’ from subcommittee name

GOP drops ‘civil rights and human rights’ from subcommittee name

IN THE LOOP | Sen. John Cornyn takes the gavel of Judiciary subcommittee — and changes its name.

National

Obama officials speaking more openly on racial tensions, policing reform

Obama officials speaking more openly on racial tensions, policing reform

With a White House task force’s deadline fast approaching, top officials have been insistent: Reform will happen.

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