When the Islamic State overran Mosul in 2014, it laid claim to a bonanza of weapons, but the most fearsome ones were never used: two caches of cobalt-60, the core ingredient of a weapon that could spread radiation. Why the terrorist group failed to use it is not clear, but some risk remains: ISIS stragglers are still loose in the Iraqi city, and the material exists in hundreds of cities around the world, some in conflict zones.
Saying his “Past views evolved & and shouldn't be a distraction,” the incoming White House communications director deleted posts that clashed with the administration’s political views, but not before they were immortalized by other Twitter users.
Six Burundi teenagers were reported missing last week. (Washington Metropolitan Police Department via AP)
Six Burundi teenagers were reported missing last week. (Washington Metropolitan Police Department via AP)
Coach Canesius Bindaba said he saw few signs that the squad of two girls and four boys had hatched a secret bid for possible asylum in the U.S. or Canada. But then he made a deeply unsettling discovery.
Germans’ wary attitude to patriotism and the idea of a national culture is decades old. But perspectives are changing, and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is making national pride a focal point ahead of September’s election.
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Coach Canesius Bindaba said he saw few signs that the squad of two girls and four boys had hatched a secret bid for possible asylum in the U.S. or Canada. But then he made a deeply unsettling discovery.
The Northwest Washington hospital, which was acquired by Johns Hopkins health system in 2010, will give its employees just weeks to consider the offer.
With each twist in the health-care debate, staff members at D.C.’s St. Coletta public charter school wonder whether their funding could be at risk.
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Fans watch the National Zoo’s giant panda enjoy a frozen treat — and keepers wait to see whether she’s going to have a baby.
We could see severe storms midday and late afternoon into evening, possibly with strong winds, small hail and lightning. Lingering moisture will keep the overnight stifling with very light winds. 
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Jim Vance
1942–2017
The News4 anchor was a Mount Rushmore figure in Washington television, bringing gravitas, common sense and cool to the nightly news.
Beer and hot dogs have been replaced by Hennessy and vegan diets, but at the Trent Williams-organized offseason camp, the new Hogs are chasing a legacy.
Once an off-road warrior, the compact SUV from Nissan has turned into a family comfort wagon.
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She concocted a line to spark a conversation. Her “college crush” just happened to be there.
Four generations of mother-daughter bickering: How does this parent end the cycle for her 4-year-old?
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The longtime senator from Arizona and former GOP presidential nominee has taken the news that he has brain cancer with the same grit and humor that has marked his life so far.
The bodies were found in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart in San Antonio. Several other people, possibly dozens, were found in the truck and taken to hospitals, officials said.
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Democratic leaders are expected to announce a new economic agenda Monday that is designed to revive a party desperate to win back at least some control next year.
As the Royal Courts of Justice in London try to determine what will become of the terminally ill infant, a lawyer for the hospital where he is being cared for said an updated brain scan on the baby made for “sad reading.”
To carry out some of its deadliest attacks, the Islamic State weaponized everyday vehicles — from sedans to tractors — for use as precision-guided munitions.
TV Review
As the anniversary of her death approaches, HBO's hour-long documentary, “Diana, Our Mother,” gets a rare moment with the two princes.
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Sessions discussed Trump campaign matters with Russian ambassador, according to U.S. intercepts
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Now that Sean Spicer is out, here’s what you need to know about Anthony Scaramucci
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Remembering Jim Vance, D.C.'s longest-serving local news anchor.
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