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Brian Murphy and William Branigin
The Justice Department charged 14 world soccer figures with racketeering, bribery, money laundering and fraud, and officials hinted the scrutiny may widen.
The question remains whether this will lead to real change to the way soccer’s powerful governing body operates.
Eight of the accused are among those suspected in bribery case. (EPA)
THE FIX | Why, exactly, does the United States have jurisdiction to prosecute a case involving a foreign organization?
Arelis R. Hernández
Facing strong opposition, embattled leader urges the council to approve a smaller boost in schools funding.
In stern new guidance, officials say a 1986 executive order from President Reagan remains in place.
Helena Andrews and Emily Heil
Some children of Washington’s bluest-blood families are behaving badly at the genteel social institution.
Last year, Kidd Cole’s antics landed him on an MTV reality show. This year, they’ve landed him in jail.
Charlie Charlie is the “demonic” game/Internet urban legend of sudden and inexplicable popularity.
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The bartender, chef and owner at Blue 44 in upper Northwest got a nice surprise from a regular patron.
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Lawmakers voted to override the governor’s veto and become the 19th state to ban capital punishment.
After winning 11 states in 2012, Santorum carries his conservative message into a tougher 2016 field.
A Wal-Mart truck slammed into a limo in 2014, killing one man and injuring Morgan and two others.
His hopes for the Republican nomination now seem to be headed south.
Roberto A. Ferdman
WONKBLOG | Most samples tested by the FDA contained milk, even though it wasn’t on the label.
The FIFA scandal, explained
Why I like to S-P-E-L-L
IRS: Hackers stole info from 100,000 taxpayers
Merkel, Clinton top Forbes’s 100 most powerful women
Water-weary Texans brace for more rain
Cleanup and search continues in Texas
Some craft brewers stay small
Hong Kong investors fear another Hanergy
FIFA ‘will cooperate’ in corruption probe
Fugitive former L.A. police officer caught in Mexico
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With his “will to fight” comments, Ashton Carter is just the latest of the president’s Pentagon chiefs to cause him headaches.
Deborah L. Rhode
Lawyers are leading America’s push for equality. But they need to focus on their own profession.
COLUMN | These days, it appears that black people are being killed with impunity by other black people.
Harper hit his 17th homer, but a base running mistake and defensive lapse in the ninth proved costly.
Kenneth R. Harney
Owners often overestimate the value of their property; your cherished lap pool may not appeal to a buyer.
Food & Drink
More bakeries around Washington are selling this layered dessert with origins in France’s Brittany region.
IN THE LOOP | Casinos and adult clubs want federal employees to be able to use their government credit cards.
The body of Vincent Viafore was recovered on the Hudson River over the weekend.
TV REVIEW | Duchovny shines in make-believe drama about a cop’s early run-in with the Manson Family.
Robert Roper’s new book focuses on Nabokov’s time in the United States and how it influenced his work.
The problem appears to be in the way the iPhone displays non-Roman characters in certain notifications.
WONKBLOG | Something doesn’t smell right about this claim.
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