2 Israeli soldiers killed in clash with Hezbollah

The fighting marked one of the most serious flare-ups of violence in the area since a 50-day war in 2006.

Lynch pledges to mend relations with Congress

As the attorney general nominee’s confirmation hearing begins, Sen. Grassley blasts Eric Holder.

The author declined prescription antidepressants. (D. Blanks for The Post)

Does this photo make you feel uneasy? One man’s quest to change that.

ESSAY | The author cries at movies. He cries at funerals. He cries in public and refuses to hide his tears.

Local News

U-Va. sorority sisters ordered to stay home while fraternity brothers party

U-Va. sorority sisters ordered to stay home while fraternity brothers party

The edict “perpetuates the idea that women are inferior, sexual objects,” a petition opposing it says.

It’s sunny but freezing today as we keep an eye on two storm threats

It’s sunny but freezing today as we keep an eye on two storm threats

WEATHER GANG | Thursday afternoon or evening could bring snow, and Sunday could, too.

She’s dead, but she’s still the key witness in her ex-fiance’s rape trial

In testimony given days before she committed suicide, the Fairfax County woman said she was beaten, choked, raped and bound.

D.C. has issued 8 concealed gun permits so far, denied 11 people

D.C. has issued 8 concealed gun permits so far, denied 11 people

Police said 66 people — 34 D.C. residents and 32 nonresidents — have applied since October.

Arlington Co. board refuses to let district build new elementary school

Arlington Co. board refuses to let district build new elementary school

School leaders were told they didn’t consider enough alternatives or publicly explain plans.

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Arrest lifts the veil on the secret life
of the Islamic State leader’s ex-wife

Arrest lifts the veil on the secret life <br> of the Islamic State leader’s ex-wife

An investigation into Saja al-Dulaimi shows how some women are taking bigger roles in militant groups.

Mike Huckabee just doesn’t like it
when ladies use foul language

Mike Huckabee just doesn’t like it <br> when ladies use foul language

THE FIX | In the culture warrior’s new book, he expresses “shock” that the fairer sex has a filthy mouth.

After embarrassing incidents, scientists look to share more data

After embarrassing incidents, scientists look to share more data

Centuries after the invention of the scientific method, researchers are recalibrating their requirements.

Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

WORLDVIEWS | In that country, the simple act of not covering your head can be political, intentionally or not.

Real Estate

Home buyers’ top five regrets

Home buyers’ top five regrets

Here are some tips to avoid feeling remorse after your purchase.

Federal Government

House panel easily passes veterans sick-leave bill

House panel easily passes veterans sick-leave bill

FEDERAL DIARY | Lawmakers unanimously vote to give disabled vets increased leave but are haunted by partisanship.

National

Mormon Church shifts its stance on LGBT rights

Mormon Church shifts its stance on LGBT rights

Church leaders called for gay equality and religious freedom to be on equal moral footing.

Business

Pension plans that could be cut under new law

Pension plans that could be cut under new law

WONKBLOG | Pension experts say these retirement plans could see big cuts

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