Obama moves to protect more of Alaska refuge

The move to protect 1.4 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge will spark a battle with the Senate energy committee chairman, Lisa Murkowski, and other Alaska Republicans.

Greeks firmly reject austerity in historic vote for the left

Exit polls showed a lead for the party that would challenge the European status quo by increasing spending and demanding a renegotiation of Greece’s debt.

In Oklahoma, where most people oppose gay marriage, its arrival brought concern about acceptance and rejection.

Local News

Minor snowfall likely tonight, but more disruption is expected Monday

Minor snowfall likely tonight, but  more disruption is expected Monday

WEATHER GANG | It’s too warm for much accumulation overnight, but a cold punch could land by afternoon.

The nation’s wealthiest majority-black county has seen a reversal of fortunes

The nation’s wealthiest majority-black county has seen a reversal of fortunes

The housing boom boosted African Americans in Prince George’s, but the crash crushed their aspirations.

Virginia bars’ happy hours might become less secretive if bill passes

Virginia bars’ happy hours might become less secretive if bill passes

A Fairfax delegate’s proposed law would let bars detail their drink specials, though not prices.

He was hungry for crab legs.
So was she. And they really hit it off.

He was hungry for crab legs. <br>So was she. And they really hit it off.

ON LOVE | Anthony Williams and Candace Butler’s romance bloomed after they did more than tweet.

Our daily bread: Remembering D.C.’s homegrown Miles’-long sandwiches

Our daily bread: Remembering D.C.’s homegrown Miles’-long sandwiches

COLUMN | Would you walk a mile for a sandwich from Miles’-long? In 1960s Washington, plenty did.

Are servers trying to push wine sales by topping off your glass unasked?

Are servers trying to push wine sales by topping off your glass unasked?

CRITIC’S INBOX | A restaurant manager defends wine refills, and a diner pleads for quiet.

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Abandoned as a child bride, wife of India’s prime minister hopes he calls

Abandoned as a child bride, wife of India’s prime minister hopes he calls

Narendra Modi left his wife shortly after their arranged marriage and kept it secret for decades.

The GOP’s field of presidential hopefuls grows ever more crowded

The GOP’s field of presidential hopefuls grows ever more crowded

THE FIX | With no clear favorite, there are now reportedly 25 potential candidates for the nomination.

After black men’s photos were used
as targets, clergy said #UseMeInstead

After black men’s photos were used <br>as targets, clergy said #UseMeInstead

Pastors, monks and others are sending photos of themselves to police in Florida.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Beaux-Arts-style mansion in Northwest for $16.5M

House of the Week | Beaux-Arts-style mansion in Northwest for $16.5M

The nine-bedroom, 16-bathroom home was designed to resemble the Marble House in Newport, R.I.

Federal Government

GOP drops ‘civil rights and human rights’ from subcommittee name

GOP drops ‘civil rights and human rights’ from subcommittee name

IN THE LOOP | Sen. John Cornyn takes the gavel of Judiciary subcommittee — and changes its name.

National

Georgia couple disappears after arranging meeting on Craigslist

Georgia couple disappears after arranging meeting on Craigslist

Relatives said they grew concerned when the couple didn’t show up to babysit their grandchildren.

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