Iran turns down U.S. request on Islamic State

The United States acknowledged the outreach, and said discussions with Iran will continue — underscoring Iran’s influence in the region.

Poroshenko offers major concessions to end uprising

Ukraine’s president proposes amnesty for separatists plus self-governance that would allow deeper ties to Russia while they remain part of Ukraine.

Yoshi Takeuchi, left, and Megumi Yokota. (Anna Fifield/Post and AP)

In Japan, interest in citizens trapped in N. Korea leaves some feeling left out

There is little sympathy for women who moved to North Korea with their husbands as part of a Red Cross “repatriation” movement.

    A year after the shootings, the loss
    of a shipbuilder echoes at sea

    A year after the shootings, the loss <br>of a shipbuilder echoes at sea

    The lasting toll of Aaron Alexis’s rampage is reflected in the Navy’s struggle to finish its newest warship.

    O’Malley ponders run for president
    in underdog role against Clinton

    O’Malley ponders run for president <br>in underdog role against Clinton

    But can he win? A recent poll showed that only 2 percent of Iowa’s Democrats support him.

    Months after primary loss, corruption probe inches toward Vincent Gray

    Months after primary loss, corruption probe inches toward Vincent Gray

    The District’s U.S. attorney is investigating Gray’s 2010 campaign and early days as mayor.

    Redskins coach: RGIII won’t need surgery, could return this season

    Redskins coach: RGIII won’t need surgery, could return this season

    “We’ll know in a few more weeks as far as how long he will be out,” Jay Gruden said this afternoon.

    Success of Nationals, Orioles kindles thoughts of a Beltway World Series

    Success of Nationals, Orioles kindles thoughts of a Beltway World Series

    For the teams and their fans, dreams of making the playoffs have moved to buoyant inevitability.

      Soulless? Best place to live?
      Arlington’s status is up for debate.

      Soulless? Best place to live? <br>Arlington’s status is up for debate.

      Livability.com must not have asked Sen. Gillibrand when it drew up its list of the best small cities to live in.

      Police probing whether American U. professor was selling pills to students

      Police probing whether American U. professor was selling pills to students

      David Pitts, who was found with over 5,000 pills after setting fires in a shopping center, will remain in jail.

      A quiet philanthropist billionaire moves toward center stage

      A quiet philanthropist billionaire moves toward center stage

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      Obama’s push to hire veterans into federal jobs spurs resentment

      Obama’s push to hire veterans into federal jobs spurs resentment

      Civil servants and former troops increasingly question each other’s competence and qualifications.

      ‘Extraordinary stories can get lost,’ Obama says of 2 Vietnam War vets

      ‘Extraordinary stories can get lost,’ Obama says of 2 Vietnam War vets

      Five decades later, the soldiers were awarded Medals of Honor with congressional approval.

      In Liberia hospitals dealing with Ebola epidemic, ‘it’s despair on all fronts’

      In Liberia hospitals dealing with Ebola epidemic, ‘it’s despair on all fronts’

      As the U.S. prepares to ramp up aid to West Africa, clinics and workers remain overwhelmed.

      Urban Outfitters apologizes for
      red-stained Kent State sweatshirt

      Urban Outfitters apologizes for <br> red-stained Kent State sweatshirt

      “Get it or regret it!” read the description for the garment that was briefly for sale for $129.

      These 20 arcane rules for senators make filibusters seem reasonable

      These 20 arcane rules for senators make filibusters seem reasonable

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      Caution: Cellphone users walking

      Caution: Cellphone users walking

      WORLDVIEWS | China, home to
      700 million smartphone users, wants them to use a separate lane.

      Local Columnists

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      COLUMN | The number of women in jail is soaring, and many inmates have suffered abuse.

      Sports

      A West Coast profile?

      A West Coast profile?

      COLUMN | Given the offense Coach Jay Gruden likes to run, understudy Kirk Cousins might be leading-man material.

      Real Estate

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      Town Square | Four extraordinary homes on tour in Potomac

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      Federal Government

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      How states have gamed Medicaid for hundreds of millions of dollars

      FEDERAL EYE | The Health and Human Services inspector general listed the problem among 25 key issues the agency needs to address.

      National

      A tiny tick sets off a big controversy about Lyme disease

      A tiny tick sets off a big controversy about Lyme disease

      Along with aches and pains, the disease raises difficult questions when symptoms won’t go away.

      Lifestyle

      ‘All Rise’: Fats Waller gets a funky, hip-hop reimagining

      ‘All Rise’: Fats Waller gets a funky, hip-hop reimagining

      On a new album, Jason Moran and Meshell Ndegeocello find new grooves in the jazz legend’s music.

      Arts

      A ‘Magic Flute’ with African contours

      A ‘Magic Flute’ with African contours

      South Africa’s Isango Ensemble (making its U.S. debut) beautifully remolds the Western work.

      Business

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      What to watch when the Fed meets this week

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