Romney won’t run in 2016, ends speculation

Mitt Romney told supporters in a conference call that he would not run for president a third time, saying the bid would have been a “difficult test and a hard fight.”

How he’s going to get what
he wants in the 2016 race

THE FIX | The dynamic of the race has been fundamentally altered. 

A child attaches a "love lock" to the Basra bridge. (Ayman Karim)

An unfortunate end to a Love Bridge

The course of true love never did run smooth, and in Basra, a city with a strong presence of religiously conservative Shiite militias, such a public display of affection inevitably risked a backlash.

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    Family of woman who died in smoky train sues WMATA for $50 million

    The Alexandria resident was trapped on a train for more than 35 minutes before help arrived.

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    The 28-year-old Fairfax County victim gave harrowing testimony of an attack, then committed suicide before Charles Massey III went to trial.

    The odds of a big Sunday snowstorm have taken a hit, but wintry mix likely

    The odds of a big Sunday snowstorm have taken a hit, but wintry mix likely

    WEATHER GANG | Expect precipitation from Sunday afternoon to mid-morning on Monday.

    WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY, 7: Washington Wizards center Marcin Gortat (4) reacts to committing a turnover against the New York Knicks on January 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

    He's "an American dream come true," one person said. (Post)

    People love Marcin Gortat in D.C.
    But in Poland, ‘he’s like a god.’

    In his native country, the Wizards’ “Polish Machine” isn’t just an athlete: he’s inspiration to millions.

    Breaking news: Werth won’t have to shave his beard for his jail sentence

    Breaking news: Werth won’t have to shave his beard for his jail sentence

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    Take your questions to the expert

    Take your questions to the expert

    LIVE Q&A | The advice columnist answers questions about the strange train we call life.

    How this Terp went from Jewish day school to walk-on basketball star

    How this Terp went from Jewish day school to walk-on basketball star

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    Amid measles outbreak, anti-vaccine doctor revels in notoriety

    Amid measles outbreak, anti-vaccine doctor revels in notoriety

    Jack Wolfson of Arizona is critical of vaccine defenders, saying, “You’re, frankly, a bad mother.”

    Super Bowl XLIX

    The NFL is beginning to make its audience feel guilty and uneasy

    The NFL is beginning to make its audience feel guilty and uneasy

    COLUMN | The past year begs whether the league cares more about people or profits.

    Real Estate

    Anacostia’s potential captures attention of home buyers

    Anacostia’s potential captures attention of home buyers

    Prices are climbing as an increasing number of people try to get in early on what many see as a coming boom.

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    January measles outbreak reaches 84 cases

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