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War against Islamic State expands
Craig Whitlock and William Branigin
The president spoke hours after U.S. and Mideast partners targeted the militants’ training compounds in Syria in an aggressive and risky operation that marked a new phase in the conflict.
Rebecca Collard and Brian Murphy
But there was no strategic coordination with the Syrian government, a State Department spokeswoman said.
In addition to a campaign against the Islamic State, the U.S. also hit a little-known but well-resourced al-Qaeda cell.
U.S.-led airstrikes overnight. (The Washington Post)
David A. Fahrenthold
As security features proliferate around the mansion, its 7-foot, 6-inch barrier from ’65 is the same.
The bill poised for passage will replace the city’s ban on guns that a federal judge struck down in July.
Dodger Clayton Kershaw is the favorite, but Rendon has been the best player on the NL’s best team.
Ladd with a French soldier in Paris. (Library of Congress)
Michael E. Ruane
Sculptor Anna Coleman Ladd created exquisite metal masks to conceal men’s gruesome war injuries.
Sightseers react to new security measures implemented after a man jumped the White House fence Friday.
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DIARY | The GAO found that many contractors who aren’t working could get access to classified info.
Over 40 years, the region’s largest immigrant community — 300,000 Salvadorans — has evolved.
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Lena H. Sun
Data suggest the total number of cases is hugely underreported and new cases double every 20 days.
William Booth and Ruth Eglash
The abduction of the three students was part of a series of events that led to the 50-day war in Gaza.
The 33-year-old athlete faces up to six months in jail if convicted of two counts of domestic violence assault.
Studies looking for links to cancer from inks have failed to find evidence, but questions remain.
Can Chris Christie, or anyone else, transform the party’s appeal in 2016?
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Obama: U.S. will 'do what's necessary'
Navy launches Tomahawk cruise missiles
U.S. Navy launches strikes on Syria
Israel says it shot down Syrian jet
Israeli troops kill kidnapping suspects
Prosecutor: White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammunition in car
New White House barrier draws mixed reaction
Ravens owner: I hope Rice could be a great asset to us down the road
Obama signs America's Promise Summit Declaration
Hawthis tighten grip on Yemen's capital
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FACT CHECKER | Rep. Tom Cotton (R) says Obama hijacked the Farm Bill to add in food stamps. But the practice is decades old.
Forcing people to use their legal names against their will is not only dangerous, it’s disrespectful.
COLUMN | How about the Secret Service starts by doing what most folks do? Lock. The. Doors.
NATIONALS JOURNAL | Dodger Clayton Kershaw is the favorite, but Rendon has been the best player on the NL’s best team.
Roger K. Lewis
Like good architecture, a good streetscape should aspire to achieve aesthetic as well as practical goals.
Going Out Guide
The annual late-night arts festival spreads across the city.
FEDERAL EYE | Many people in homeland-security circles question the idea of a single department composed of automonous agencies with clashing work cultures.
Inside the fall of a once-glittering casino and a troubled seaside gambling paradise.
If you missed the violinist’s 2007 performance amid the rush-hour commute, you get another shot.
Deborah Rutter, three weeks into the job, meets a flurry of new faces in a big kickoff weekend.
State and local police are required to keep quiet about the capabilities of a controversial type of surveillance gear.
WONKBLOG | Even many industrialized countries are going to blow through the 2020 targets they agreed to meet at earlier climate summits.
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