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Critics denounced Obama’s Cuba policy as overreaching and naive, but there’s growing public support to end the divide.
The biggest change in U.S. policy toward Cuba in half a century has not yet incited intense outrage. Something has changed here over the years — and the decades.
OPINION | His fury shows why Obama’s move is good policy.
The last episode of "The Colbert Report" will air tonight. (AP)
CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | Comedy Central’s conservative blowhard was the perfect melding of satire and circumstance.
THE FIX | A look at the faux-conservative’s run as the leader of Colbert nation and a few of his brushes with actual government.
Robert Ryan McDonnell, 23, was arrested Thursday morning in Virginia Beach, authorities said.
Del. Joseph Morrissey, a Democrat, was convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
A judge ruled that John Lutz, accused of stabbing his counselor in 2002, is mentally fit to be tried.
ANALYSIS | This deal, in which the Nats will give up Steven Souza Jr., displays the team’s strengths.
COLUMN | Yes, his play has been awful. But the regular vilification of sports figures is unfair and wrong.
Here are time-saving pointers to decorate your holiday gifts from professional gift wrappers.
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Agencies won’t grant excused absences for workers already scheduled to be on paid leave.
COLUMN | It’s troubling that talks about whether hosting is worth the costs aren’t being opened up.
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The Russian president tried to reassure his country despite a looming recession.
It took 10 minutes to convict George Stinney Jr., who was accused of killing two white girls in 1944.
POSTEVERYTHING | The Sony e-mail hack revealed even rich and famous women are devalued.
The author of a book on the topic argues that there is reason to doubt he did.
The spying can happen even on cellular networks using the most advanced encryption now available.
Pope Francis ‘happy’ with Cuba-U.S relations
Putin denies link between Ukraine conflict and economic woes
Pedestrians hit, killed outside California church
Man who shot exchange student found guilty
Sierra Leone still struggling to fight Ebola
Meteorologist shot outside station
4 indicted in West Virginia chemical spill case
49ers release Ray McDonald amid rape allegations
Sony cancels Christmas release of 'The Interview'
Obama hosts Hanukkah reception at White House
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THE FIX | The fear factor.
It always felt to me like America and Cuba went through a divorce. Their reconciliation is overdue.
NATIONALS JOURNAL | ANALYSIS | This deal, in which the Nats will give up Steven Souza Jr., displays the team’s strengths.
The 30-year average dropped to 3.8 percent, its lowest level since May 23, 2013.
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It’s a wonderful time to re-watch a classic, or catch another D.C. punk favorite as it reunites.
FEDERAL EYE | Snow days will no longer count as excused absences for federal employees with scheduled paid time off for those dates.
WEATHER GANG | Wednesday and Thursday look like the big impact days, with the potential to bring strong winds, heavy rain and snow across parts of the eastern U.S.
As the suspect at the center of the case, Adnan Syed, would say, “It is what it is.” This is real life after all.
A literary thriller set in the rarefied world of book collectors pays homage to an Agatha Christie whodunit.
In a year of unprecedented thefts, there’s a growing cockiness, ambition and media-savvy within the hacker world.
Here’s a cheat sheet to shipping deadlines and other details to ensure presents arrive on time.
Clifford, the clumsy, lovable canine, helped teach millions of youngsters how to face the world.
The life sciences visionary was one of the highest paid executives in the country during the last fiscal year.
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