In Paul-Rubio feud over Cuba, a preview of 2016

Two leading presidential hopefuls clash over Obama’s new policy to normalize relations, offering a glimpse of the GOP’s coming foreign policy debate.

    Obama chastises Sony, vows to retaliate against N. Korea

    “We can’t start changing our patterns of behavior,” the president said at a wide-ranging news conference that capped a tough sixth year in office.

    Imam Mohamed Taha Sabri during Friday prayers. (M. Wezel for The Post)

    Battle for the minds of young Muslims

    As the Islamic State’s ruthless ideology radiates from the Middle East, a mosque in Berlin and countless others across the West face new fault lines in a conflict that moderates don’t always win.

    Local News

    Federal prosecutors charge brothers accused of leading massive drug ring

    Federal prosecutors charge brothers accused of leading massive drug ring

    According to papers unsealed in an Alexandria court, it moved tons of cocaine into the U.S.

    Obama gives federal workers
    a modest pay raise for 2015

    Obama gives federal workers <br>a modest pay raise for 2015

    The 1% increase is small compared with those given in past presidential administrations.

    A chilly and mostly dry weekend before heavy rain takes hold

    A chilly and mostly dry weekend before heavy rain takes hold

    WEATHER GANG | More sun is expected Sunday before a storm pattern sets in for several days.

    NAACP opposes English-learner schools for immigrants

    NAACP opposes English-learner schools for immigrants

    Prince George’s schools for people struggling with English shortchange longtime residents, critics say.

    For Beltway bigwigs in gift season,
    the thought that counts isn’t enough

    For Beltway bigwigs in gift season, <br>the thought that counts isn’t enough

    Lawyers and lobbyists practice the fine art of giving clients gifts that say and make the right impression.

    This was his first blind date

    This was his first blind date

    DATE LAB | They talked about current events, then she ended up jabbing him with her umbrella.

    Surging Wizards stay hot in Miami,
    extending winning streak to 6 games

    Surging Wizards stay hot in Miami, <br>extending winning streak to 6 games

    Washington rallied in the fourth quarter to top the Heat, snapping a five-game skid in Miami.

    Artistic director’s Theater J ouster followed pressure over programming

    Artistic director’s Theater J ouster followed pressure over programming

    Ari Roth’s choice of controversial productions for the Jewish theater infuriated some activists.

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    Supreme Court allows
    same-sex marriages in Florida

    Supreme Court allows <br>same-sex marriages in Florida

    A federal judge had struck down a state ban, and without intervention, the marriages could begin Jan. 6.

    Did Obama really shut out men
    at his end-of-year briefing? Yes.

    Did Obama really shut out men <br>at his end-of-year briefing? Yes.

    THE FIX | He called on eight female reporters at his last scheduled 2014 news conference.

    NASA spacecraft overcomes failure
    to find important new exoplanet

    NASA spacecraft overcomes failure <br>to find important new exoplanet

    The Kepler spacecraft should have landed on the scrap heap, but a new finding has scientists excited.

    It came from the very, very deep: Ghostly fish found at record depths

    It came from the very, very deep: Ghostly fish found at record depths

    A strange-looking new species was discovered during recent exploration of the Mariana Trench.

    Real Estate

    House of the Week | Robert Gurney-designed Spring Valley house for $4.99M

    House of the Week | Robert Gurney-designed Spring Valley house for $4.99M

    The D.C. architect cleverly integrated the bones of the post-World War II spec house into his modern design.

    Federal Government

    Obama gives federal workers
    a modest pay raise for 2015

    Obama gives federal workers <br>a modest pay raise for 2015

    FEDERAL EYE | The 1% increase is small compared with those given in past presidential administrations.

    National

    Race-consciousness on rise in U.S.

    Race-consciousness on rise in U.S.

    The number of Americans who name race as the nation’s most pressing issue has risen to a two-decade high.

    Business

    The world’s biggest canned tuna company is about to get a lot bigger

    The world’s biggest canned tuna company is about to get a lot bigger

    WONKBLOG | American canned tuna industry is now pretty much entirely Asian-owned.

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