Salamis and pies are some of the things named after the first lady in her home town.

Scenes from the Republican’s first months in the White House.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, 64, a former KGB agent, served as prime minister from 1999-2000, then two presidential terms from 2000-2008, before shifting into the prime minister’s seat again for four years because of term limits. He was reelected as president in 2012.

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Sara Moran has opened her home to disabled and sick dogs from the streets of Peru.

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Senate Republicans released a health-care bill that would curtail federal Medicaid funding, repeal taxes on the wealthy and eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood as part of an effort to fulfill a years-long promise to undo former president Barack Obama’s signature health-care law.

The Washington Post’s picks of local distinguished homes on the market.

The 22-year-old University of Virginia student, who was detained in North Korea for nearly a year and a half, died days after he returned to the United States in a coma.

Michael Szesze’s specimens bewitch children and adults alike.

The teenager was assaulted and killed near her mosque in Sterling, Va.

This Hugh Newell Jacobsen home had fallen into disrepair. So a couple took to bringing it back to life, as an homage to the famed architect.

You might think displaying dozens of paintings in a 725-square-foot home could be overkill. But every detail of this space works against that.

She just moved to the White House from New York and has Washington waiting to see what she intends to do with her prominent position.

The owners of the U Street restaurant presented a new mural depicting more than a dozen black luminaries and cultural figures.

Golf is passe. Swimming, walking and workout space are drawing new residents.

White House and Cabinet officials left strong impressions in the early days of the administration.

Eugene Simpson Stadium Park in Alexandria, Va., where five people were wounded during a Republican baseball team practice, had a reopening ceremony and held a Little League game for the community.

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