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China tries five cult members for murder of woman they tried to recruit

BEIJING — Five people went on trial Thursday in China on charges of beating a woman to death in a McDonald's restaurant after unsuccessfully trying to recruit her to join their Christian cult.

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Decline in teen births is historic but uneven

Decline in teen births is historic but uneven

CDC attributes decline to decreased sexual activity, frequent use of contraception.

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Big-city folk average less than 7 hours' sleep

WASHINGTON — Americans might run on sleep, but those living in the country’s largest cities don’t appear to run on much.

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Roméo Dallaire: Use of child soldiers augurs mass atrocities

Roméo Dallaire: Use of child soldiers augurs mass atrocities

I was tasked with stopping a genocide, and I failed.

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Poll: Common Core loses support

WASHINGTON — A year ago, the term Common Core meant little to the American public. But today, a vast majority of people in the country are familiar with the nationwide educational standards and most of them oppose the initiative touted by the Obama administration, a new survey shows.

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Michael Gerson: Paul's dubious minority outreach harms GOP

Michael Gerson: Paul's dubious minority outreach harms GOP

On racial issues, GOP needs successor to Kemp — and alternative to Paul.

August 18, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
App to spend along party lines is scary

App to spend along party lines is scary

BuyPartisan would take the nation's ideological sorting to a new level.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax: House guests were caught stealing

Advice from Carolyn Hax: House guests were caught stealing

When kids screw up, you need to call them on it.

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Toles cartoon: in deep in Iraq

Toles cartoon: in deep in Iraq

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Police images fuel outrage in St. Louis and beyond

Police images fuel outrage in St. Louis and beyond

This image taken from video provided by Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post shows a police officer confronting Lowery in a fast-food restaurant in Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday Aug. 13, 2014. Lowery of The Washington Post, and Ryan Reilly of The Huffington Post, said they were handcuffed and …

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Wake-up call on title insurance?

Wake-up call on title insurance?

Suit alleges kickback violations by a top-producing real estate sales team.

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Ferguson, Mo., police arrest Post reporter: 'I'm not resisting'

Ferguson, Mo., police arrest Post reporter: 'I'm not resisting'

This image taken from video provided by Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post shows a police officer confronting Lowery in a fast-food restaurant in Ferguson, Mo. Lowery and Ryan Reilly of The Huffington Post were handcuffed and put into a police van after officers came in to quickly clear th…

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App reviews: Life management tools Timeful, Trello

App reviews: Life management tools Timeful, Trello

These can help you run your life, keep track of to-dos. 

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Michael Gerson: On Iraq, Obama is a model of ambiguity

Michael Gerson: On Iraq, Obama is a model of ambiguity

Obama's foreign policy a dangerous muddle

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New on DVD

New on DVD

Coming Tuesday

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Fareed Zakaria: Global success stories balance news diet

Fareed Zakaria: Global success stories balance news diet

Mexico making energy progess while world's attention is elsewhere

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Dana Milbank: Battle cry of the white man

Dana Milbank: Battle cry of the white man

Chinese have given us tools to beat them economically: their sons, daughters.

August 08, 2014 6:45 pmLoading…
Traveling with 3 kids in tow loses its appeal

Traveling with 3 kids in tow loses its appeal

Trips to visit family becoming a hassle, so adapt to changing conditions.

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Michael Gerson: Bet on Africa rising

Michael Gerson: Bet on Africa rising

As more than 40 African leaders gather in Washington for an unprecedented summit, Africa’s brand problem in America has grown significantly worse.

August 04, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

Advice from Carolyn Hax for Aug. 3

Grandma won't take no for an answer.

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As party of reform, GOP benefits American politics

In this game of party polarization, Republicans are poised to bring change.

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IMMIG-DEPORT

IMMIG-DEPORT

People deported from the United States register at the airport in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on Tuesday. They are given toiletries, basic foodstuffs and a stipend for bus fare home. 

July 27, 2014 6:37 pm

Carolyn Hax: Wedding excludes kids

Make non-invitation an chance for kids to see how adults handle touchy situations.

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Fareed Zakaria: The world's great no-show

Fareed Zakaria: The world's great no-show

International order may be weakened, eroded by European Union's lack of leadership.

July 26, 2014 12:42 pmLoading…
Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax

July 25, 2014 11:30 am
Paternity leave

Paternity leave

Marc Carlson pushes his daughter, 14-month-old Rebecca, in her bike as his wife, Diana Carlson, makes her way to the car and on to work at their home in West Bloomfield, Michigan.

July 24, 2014 7:39 pm
More dads want paid paternity leave

More dads want paid paternity leave

Marc Carlson, with daughter Rebecca, took advantage of his company’s six-week paid parental leave.

July 24, 2014 7:32 pm
It's time to reform war-on-drugs laws; two bills would help

It's time to reform war-on-drugs laws; two bills would help

Congress should reform the mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses.

July 24, 2014 7:00 pmLoading…
Michael Gerson: The dystopia next door

Michael Gerson: The dystopia next door

Very things that make us vulnerable to loss —also make us human.

July 20, 2014 12:30 pmLoading…

Hands-off policy puts her in doghouse with sister, fiance

Serious dog lovers leave her feeling imposed upon.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax: Doesn't want to play games

Advice from Carolyn Hax: Doesn't want to play games

Try some light, family-friendly defiance.

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Carolyn Hax 

July 18, 2014 11:30 am
Dana Milbank: Subpoena-happy Darrell Issa

Dana Milbank: Subpoena-happy Darrell Issa

Unilateral subpoena is way to float allegations in lieu of investigative work.

July 16, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Ruth Marcus: Impeaching the president

Ruth Marcus: Impeaching the president

Framers of Constitution were clear: impeachable offense need not be criminal.

July 15, 2014 7:15 pmLoading…
Advice from Carolyn Hax

Advice from Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax 

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
Carolyn Hax: Life partner choice not about being noble

Carolyn Hax: Life partner choice not about being noble

 "Foreign and scary" five years in = Does Not Work.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax

Advice from Carolyn Hax

Stop tiptoeing around issues with high-school friend, children. 

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Syrian involvement throws fuel to fire

Syrian involvement throws fuel to fire

Complexity of Washington's task seen in American attitude toward Islamic State.

July 10, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…
Dana Milbank: GOP Senate could help

Dana Milbank: GOP Senate could help

Various scenarios are possible if Republicans win big in November.

July 09, 2014 9:45 pmLoading…
Refinancing program could save some $200 a month

Refinancing program could save some $200 a month

More than 20,000 homeowners in Arizona remain eligible for federal HARP refinancing.

July 09, 2014 9:45 pmLoading…

Divided states of Obama in precarious position

President remains a highly polarizing figure, as approval ratings remain low.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax for July 4

Advice from Carolyn Hax for July 4

While I'm away, readers give the advice.

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Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria

July 03, 2014 11:07 am

Michael Gerson: Obama needs clear path in Iraq

The summary moment of Barack Obama’s foreign policy came in August 2013 during a consequential stroll.

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Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax

June 30, 2014 3:03 pm

OMG! What not to say when a friend has cancer

While I'm away, readers give the advice. 

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Advice from Carolyn Hax

Advice from Carolyn Hax

Two years ago my adult daughter was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

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Fareed Zakaria: Hillary's really hard choice

Fareed Zakaria: Hillary's really hard choice

An interesting look at what we can learn from history.

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Gerson: Arrogant IRS shows no respect for democracy

The scandal-ridden IRS has undermined our trust in the American way.

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Fareed Zakaria: Plan B in Middle East should be enclave strategy

Can Iraq hold together? It’s worth examining what is happening in that country through a broader prism.

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