Retired Israeli veterans warn against speech

Almost 200 former generals and top security officials said that Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress could undermine ties between Israel and the U.S., and could actually help Iran.

Thousands march to remember slain Putin critic

Russians rallied at the spot near the Kremlin where Boris Nemtsov was shot. Few felt any optimism for change.

Is the dog yellow or blue? Background changes perception. (Brainden.com)

It’s not just ‘the dress’: 12 optical illusions show how color tricks the eye

WONKBLOG | Amid a raging debate over a dress’s color, these fascinating illusions demonstrate how the mind can be fooled.

Local News

Icy travel conditions will continue as another wintry mix wallops D.C. area

Icy travel conditions will continue as another wintry mix wallops D.C. area

WEATHER GANG | A winter storm warning is in effect. Sleet and snow have turned to freezing rain.

They carry guns and make arrests,
but they aren’t part of the local police

They carry guns and make arrests, <br>but they aren’t part of the local police

“Private” police receive less training and oversight, and their ranks are swelling, raising safety concerns.

Metro’s fancy new railcars were supposed to be rolling by now

Metro’s fancy new railcars were supposed to be rolling by now

But there’s no set date for the release of new cars that will replace a fleet that dates to the 1970s.

They met in high school, reconnected 15 years later and wed on Feb. 14

They met in high school, reconnected 15 years later and wed on Feb. 14

ON LOVE | For Valentine’s Day, Tenisha Campbell and Ron Holloway tied the knot.

With help from Howard Hughes, scientists push the limits of mortality

With help from Howard Hughes, scientists push the limits of mortality

COLUMN | Is Hughes in some vat
in Ashburn, awaiting resurrection? No, but funny you should mention it.

Unpaid overtime. On call at all hours.
Grueling work weeks. Is this legal?

Unpaid overtime. On call at all hours. <br>Grueling work weeks. Is this legal?

@WORK ADVICE | Readers are still asking about the most common subject of employment lawsuits.

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Jeb Bush hopes his record in Florida will erase the doubts of conservatives

Jeb Bush hopes his record in Florida will erase the doubts of conservatives

Eyeing a 2016 run, the former governor is to trying to convince the right that he’s one of them.

Ebola nurse to sue Dallas hospital owner over training, privacy concerns

Ebola nurse to sue Dallas hospital owner over training, privacy concerns

Nina Pham says the hospital didn’t have the gear or resources to treat her properly, according to reports.

Do we really want to know if we’re
not alone in the universe?

Do we really want to know if we’re <br> not alone in the universe?

Researchers want to try to contact newly discovered planets. But some worry about the response.

Sports

Wizards hang on, snap skid

Wizards hang on, snap skid

Bradley Beal, Paul Pierce return as Washington blows 21-point lead before rallying late to beat Detroit, 99-95, and halt six-game slide.

Federal Government

Pot’s legal in D.C., but not for feds

Pot’s legal in D.C., but not for feds

FEDERAL EYE | A Reagan-era executive order requires all U.S. government workers to be drug free.

Business

Colleges are trying to get students to make a course correction

Colleges are trying to get students to make a course correction

Some schools offer incentives to take a full course load in order to keep debt down and graduation rates up.

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