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Fatal crash snarls Suitland Parkway

A tractor-trailer on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway crashed through a guardrail and onto Suitland Parkway early Friday, killing the driver. Only one inbound lane is open.

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North Charleston, South Carolina, did not erupt in violence — as other cities in similar circumstances did — after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man.

Tunisian democracy group wins Nobel Peace Prize

The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet “for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy.”

Girls, social media complicate U.S. counterterrorism efforts

The struggle against the Islamic State’s campaign to capitalize on Internet-based terrorist recruiting is not new, but what has changed is the steady increase in the number of girls being recruited.

Research beefing up steaks, hamburgers with healthy omega-3s

People have long been told they can decrease their risk of heart disease by eating more omega-3 fatty acids, the kind salmon get from algae. Researchers are investigating whether steaks and hamburgers from cattle fattened on algae pass on healthy fats.

Severance trial begins with emotional testimony from survivor

Attorneys painted a picture of two very different men: one fueled by anger and mistrust, the other a history-loving man who struggled with a mental disorder.

The best restaurants to try in D.C. this fall

The air may be cooling, but there are plenty of reasons to grab a coat and go out to eat in D.C. this fall.

Federal employees feted at black-tie Sammies awards gala

Cabinet secretaries, members of Congress, federal leaders and family celebrated the achievements of 10 federal employees at the 2015 Sammies awards dinner organized by the Partnership for Public Service.

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