Who unplugged North Korea’s Internet?

Hackers claimed credit while the U.S. issued a coy nondenial, illustrating a cyberwarfare paradox: As attacks get bigger, the attackers get harder to identify.

N.Y. mayor: Put off protests until officers are buried

Bill de Blasio called for calm and unity among angry New Yorkers after the shootings of two NYPD officers.

There is no academic consensus on the impact of toy guns. (Krupa/AP)

Toy guns, once a staple of childhood, lose popularity as attitudes change

A Cleveland youth’s death at the hands of police who mistook his toy for a weapon confronts the nation with unsettling questions about power, commerce and the modern realities of childhood.

Local News

Judge orders Fairfax to disclose information in police shooting

Judge orders Fairfax to disclose information in police shooting

The county police must provide vast portions of their investigation into the death of John Geer.

‘For me there is no Christmas’

‘For me there is no Christmas’

A Md. father mourns the death of his 13-year-old daughter, who was struck and killed by an SUV.

The scars of a childhood in the system still haunt the mother of a missing girl

The scars of a childhood in the system still haunt the mother of a missing girl

Relisha Rudd’s mother went unmothered, planting the seeds of abandonment and tragedy.

Gang member aiming for rival shoots bystander instead, D.C. police say

A 19-year-old Southeast man was arrested in the incident near the Anacostia Metro station.

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With charity’s help, these students are plugging back in after dropping out

With charity’s help, these students are plugging back in after dropping out

COLUMN | This GED class at Sasha Bruce Youthwork is learning about electricity — and so much more.

Washington Post 2014 Fall All-Met players of the year composite image by Jose Soto / The Washington Post.

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Game-changers: These are the best high school athletes in the D.C. area

FALL ALL-MET | The top teen stars in football, volleyball, soccer, field hockey and cross country.

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Miami’s weapon against rising seas: Waterfront condos. Lots of them.

Miami’s weapon against rising seas: Waterfront condos. Lots of them.

In a state with no income tax, the revenues from luxury homes fund infrastructure to keep the sea at bay.

Pope blasts Vatican bureacracy for ‘catalog’ of spiritual illnesses

Pope blasts Vatican bureacracy for ‘catalog’ of spiritual illnesses

Some of his harshest words were reserved for sins related to gossip, which he likened to terrorism.

Christmas storm will be messy travel disrupter across much of eastern U.S

Christmas storm will be messy travel disrupter across much of eastern U.S

Rain will linger in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast through Wednesday evening, causing a traffic headache.

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Singer of ‘You Are So Beautiful’ and ‘Help From My Friends’ dies at 70

Singer of ‘You Are So Beautiful’ and ‘Help From My Friends’ dies at 70

Known for energetic performances, the gravel-voiced singer had hits from the ’60s to the ’80s.

Sports

Time to end fantasy football

Time to end fantasy football

COLUMN | Robert Griffin III played better because his head got a little smaller, and smarter.

Real Estate

Real Estate Matters | Home seller resolutions for 2015

Real Estate Matters | Home seller resolutions for 2015

Get three agents to do a competitive market analysis of your home and pick the best one.

Federal Government

Gross case shows use of workers for secret Cuban projects

Gross case shows use of workers for secret Cuban projects

FEDERAL DIARY | Should U.S. development agency use workers for secret projects that are illegal in Cuba?

National

Outrage, division pervade New York after police slayings

Outrage, division pervade New York after police slayings

Many residents condemn the killings of two officers but cite a long history of police abuses going unpunished.

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