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  • U.S. carries out counterterrorism strike in Somalia

    1 September 2014, 9:40 pm by: Craig Whitlock

    The U.S. military carried out a counterterrorism strike Monday against leaders of the militant group al-Shabab in Somalia, Pentagon officials said, although it was unclear whether the operation was successful. Read full article >>
  • Outcome of McDonnell corruption trial may hinge on couple’s alleged marital woes

    1 September 2014, 9:22 pm by: Laura Vozzella

    RICHMOND — The biggest trial in Virginia political history has turned, at times, on almost trite tales of marital dysfunction. Like the one about the busy husband, content with off-the-rack suits and slippers bound by duct tape, who watches his wife waltz in…
  • Leaks of nude celebrity photos raise concerns about security of the cloud

    1 September 2014, 8:31 pm by: Andrea Peterson, Emily Yahr, Joby Warrick

    The leaking of hundreds of private and intimate photographs of Hollywood celebrities cast new doubt on the security of popular online storage sites Monday as investigators probed for explanations of the high-profile breach. Read full article >>
  • Protests in Hong Kong after China rules out full democracy

    1 September 2014, 7:42 pm

    HONG KONG — Hong Kong police used pepper spray to disperse pro-democracy activists on Monday as the Asian financial center braces for a wave of protests against China’s decision to rule out full democracy. Read full article >>
  • Gruden says Redskins’ roster spots were earned through play, not draft position

    1 September 2014, 7:27 pm by: Liz Clarke

    Parking was no longer in short supply in the lot in front of Redskins Park. On the field out back, tempers flared as the temperature rose. With the preseason behind them, Washington’s pared-down roster of 53 players got to work Monday with the upbeat tempo…
  • As battle lines shift in Iraq, Sunnis who welcomed the Islamic State fear retribution

    1 September 2014, 7:05 pm by: Abigail Hauslohner, Erin Cunningham

    BAGHDAD — A day after breaking through a siege by Islamic State militants on the Shiite town of Amerli, Iraqi forces and pro-government militias on Monday pushed their way into nearby villages they accuse of helping to enforce the months-long blockade. Read…
  • Editorial: The lessons of the Ebola outbreak suggest a larger, faster response is needed

    1 September 2014, 7:03 pm by: Editorial Board

    THE WORLD is fast learning lessons about how to combat the Ebola virus ravaging West Africa and yet not learning them fast enough. The virus, for which there is no known vaccine or antiviral, has now infected 3,069 people and killed 1,552 in Guinea, Liberia,…
  • At 40, High Times branches out into partnerships and even a private equity fund

    1 September 2014, 6:49 pm by: Niraj Chokshi

    Go ahead, get the jokes out of your system. The staff of High Times, the counterculture drug magazine, has heard them all before. For 40 years, they’ve put up with stoner quips and stereotypes. “People have this idea that we sit around and get high all…
  • Pentagon set to open second drone base in Niger as it expands operations in Africa

    1 September 2014, 6:48 pm by: Craig Whitlock

    The Pentagon is preparing to open a drone base in one of the remotest places on Earth: an ancient caravan crossroads in the middle of the Sahara. After months of negotiations, the government of Niger, a landlocked West African nation, has authorized the U.S.…
  • Blue light from electronics disturbs sleep, especially for teenagers

    1 September 2014, 6:05 pm by: Meeri Kim

    The pervasive glow of electronic devices may be an impediment to a good night’s sleep. That’s particularly noticeable now, when families are adjusting to early wake-up times for school. Teenagers can find it especially hard to get started in the morning.…
  • Russia calls for cease-fire with rebels, but Ukraine vows to keep up the fight

    1 September 2014, 5:30 pm by: Karoun Demirjian

    MOSCOW — Russian officials pressed Ukraine on Monday to declare a cease-fire with separatists, but Ukrainians say they are locked in a war not just against the rebels but also against Russia — on behalf of Europe. Read full article >>
  • Wave of police retirements could shrink size of D.C. force as District grows

    1 September 2014, 5:12 pm by: Peter Hermann

    The District is on the cusp of a severe shortage of police officers as a potential flood of retirements and the departures of some young officers threaten to shrink the force even as the city grows and 911 calls increase. Read full article >>
  • Pakistan’s Sharif clings to power as protesters step up assault

    1 September 2014, 5:07 pm by: Shaiq Hussain, Tim Craig

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was clinging to power Monday as protesters stepped up their assault on government buildings while the capital was gripped with fear and confusion about whether the country’s powerful military will step in…
  • Thiessen: Romney 2016? Nooooo!

    1 September 2014, 10:51 am by: Marc A. Thiessen

    In the 1991 movie “Naked Gun 2 ½,” Police Lt. Frank Drebin drinks away his sorrows in a blues bar while sad music plays and the camera pans across a wall with pictures depicting the worst disasters in history: the Chicago fire . . . the Hindenburg…
  • The Fix: Rick Perry makes a Twitter ‘oops’

    1 September 2014, 10:36 am by: Chris Cillizza

    On Sunday night, Texas Gov. Rick Perry tweeted this image out from his personal @governorperry Twitter account accompanied by the text "A2": That tweet was deleted and @governorperry then tweeted this: A tweet just went out from my account that was…
  • Juvenile rapist in 2012 New Delhi assault now paints and cooks at correction home

    1 September 2014, 7:00 am by: Rama Lakshmi

    NEW DELHI — Twenty months ago, a teenager and five adult men fatally gang-raped a young student in a moving bus in New Delhi, a horrific incident that stunned Indians, sparked unprecedented national anger and dramatically changed the public debate on…
  • Racy Jennifer Lawrence photos surface, sparking Internet frenzy amid reports of massive…

    31 August 2014, 10:34 pm by: Emily Yahr

    About two years after a man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for hacking and posting nude photos of A-list actresses to the Internet, we might be on the brink of another big scandal involving the digital privacy of celebrities. Read full article >>
  • Clintons keep up with a sprawling, yet aging, political network in Arkansas

    31 August 2014, 10:31 pm by: Philip Rucker

    LITTLE ROCK — While Bill and Hillary Clinton were vacationing in August at their rented mansion on a scenic bluff in the tony Hamptons, they read a flurry of e-mail updates from an earlier life. At 7:41 one Monday morning, the Clintons received word that the…
  • A Japanese high school baseball game lasts 50 innings over four days

    31 August 2014, 8:18 pm by: Cindy Boren

    Now this was a pitching duel. A semifinal in Japan’s National High School Rubber Baseball Tournament took 50 innings and four days to play, ending Aug. 31 in the top of the 50th. Scoreless — yes, scoreless — to that point, Chukyo High School scored three…
  • Question of beard and religious freedom unites groups who’ve been opponents

    31 August 2014, 8:17 pm by: Robert Barnes

    Religious groups and some civil libertarians were often at odds during the last Supreme Court term, but they have found common ground on a religious freedom case that the justices will take up as one of their first orders of business in October. Read full…
  • Michael Brown and Dorian Johnson, the friend who witnessed his shooting

    31 August 2014, 8:15 pm by: Wesley Lowery, Darryl Fears

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Dorian Johnson had just moved from his mother’s house in St. Louis to a two-bedroom spot in the Canfield Green Apartments that he was sharing with his then-pregnant girlfriend and another roommate. Read full article >>
  • After the death of a child, Va. parents cope with questions about unregulated day care

    31 August 2014, 7:58 pm by: David S. Fallis, Amy Brittain

    With two young boys and two hectic careers in the Navy, Christina and Stephen Guralny depended on day care. She was a 35-year-old surgical technician, and he was a dental assistant, six years her junior. They had a sandy-haired toddler named Dalton who took…
  • What’s missing in the Ebola fight in West Africa

    31 August 2014, 7:45 pm by: Jim Yong Kim, Paul Farmer

    If the Ebola epidemic devastating the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone had instead struck Washington, New York or Boston, there is no doubt that the health systems in place could contain and then eliminate the disease. Read full article >>
  • Putin talks about ‘statehood’ for eastern Ukraine

    31 August 2014, 7:25 pm by: Karoun Demirjian, Annie Gowen

    MOSCOW — Seeming to be searching for the right word during a prerecorded television interview, Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested Sunday that one of the issues to be resolved in the Ukrainian conflict is “statehood” for the eastern regions now…
  • Banning Russian-made AK-47s sets off a U.S. buying frenzy

    31 August 2014, 7:14 pm by: Michael S. Rosenwald

    Thirty-six hours after the Obama administration banned importation of the classic brand of AK-47 assault rifles as part of sanctions against Russia, a Maryland dealer specializing in the weapon took stock of its inventory. Read full article >>

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