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The latest: Officials fear that Snowden gained access to sensitive files that outline espionage operations against Chinese leaders and other critical targets.

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Finally, it’s all good for Virginia, which takes ACC Coastal lead with win over North Carolina

“It’s hard to find now things that were the reasons we didn’t play well,” Coach Bronco Mendenhall said after quarterback Bryce Perkins led the Cavaliers to their first three-game ACC win streak since 2011.


Former D.C. deputy mayor agrees to pay $3,000 fine in ethics investigation

(Evelyn Hockstein / For The Washington Post)

Top Bowser aide Courtney Snowden used her staff for babysitting


Former NSA deputy is Mattis’s leading choice to head the spy service if it splits from Cyber Command

(J. Scott Applewhite / AP)

Senior officials are still debating whether Cybercom is ready to stand on its own.


A 6-foot-7 linebacker is standing out for Virginia football

The converted high school basketball player enters Saturday's game at N.C. State coming off a breakthrough vs. Louisville.


NSA employee who took work home is sentenced to more than 5 years

(Kacper Pempel / Reuters)

The Maryland man worked without authorization on sensitive hacking tools, prosecutors said.


Virginia routs Louisville in ACC opener behind dominant performance from LB Charles Snowden

Snowden has an interception, sack and fumble recovery as Virginia holds a conference opponent without a touchdown for the first time since 2009.


Second Bowser cabinet official steps down in less than a week

(Amanda Voisard / For the Washington Post)

Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services HyeSook Chung to depart


D.C. deputy mayor trailed by ethics complaints is stepping down

(Evelyn Hockstein / For The Washington Post)

Officials say Courtney Snowden’s departure is unrelated to ethics investigations.


Convicted leaker Reality Winner thanks Trump after he calls her sentence ‘so unfair’

Winner was sentenced last week to 63 months in prison as part of a plea deal.