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12/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: A deadly Friday in Gaza and West Bank

(image) A Palestinian demonstrator passes a barricade of rocks and burning tires near the West Bank city of Nablus on Friday during violent confrontations between Israeli troops and Palestinians angered by President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as...



12/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: GOP tax measure garners enough support to pass
First big legislative win for President Trump Congressional Republicans secured enough support Friday to pass their massive tax plan, a measure that would deliver a major legislative victory to President Trump and his GOP allies and make tax changes...



12/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: Migrants’ perilous path to Canada

(image) Chad Cosley tracks them as if they were deer. He looks for footprints and frequently checks his network of trail cameras, which had been documenting wildlife along the U.S.-Canada border but now also capture would-be refugees fleeing the United States...



12/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: Sen. Collins taking leap of faith with tax-bill support

(image) As GOP tax legislation nears final passage on Capitol Hill, Sen. Susan Collins is approaching the moment for a mighty leap of faith. The Maine Republican extracted key concessions in exchange for her support for the bill, including commitments from...



12/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: Trump’s judicial picks hit first head winds
President Trump’s aggressive push to fill scores of federal court vacancies with conservative judges hit severe turbulence this week, as he was forced to withdraw two nominees and an embarrassing video went viral showing a third struggling to answer...



12/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: 9 more women accuse Kozinski of inappropriate sexual behavior
Nine more women say that Alex Kozinski — a high-profile judge who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit — subjected them to sexual comments or other conduct, including four who say he touched them inappropriately. Kozinski, known for...



12/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: Reflections

(image) Those who loved — and lost — this year look back at the lives of their loved ones who died in 2017. Magazine



12/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: ‘The Post’

(image) In 1971, The Washington Post’s publisher decided to print articles based on the Pentagon Papers at a time when the U.S. government was trying to restrain the media. Meryl Streep portrays Katharine Graham in a movie that discovered new relevance during...



12/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: Highlights
A tax cut for most people, but especially the wealthy The bill would reduce the top tax rate from 39.6 percent to 37 percent while also lowering rates in other tax brackets. These changes expire at the end of 2025. A giant tax cut for corporations The...



12/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: Harassment on a global scale
Women who travel to see the world share a universal issue: sexual harassment. Here’s what they can do to protect themselves. Travel



12/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: A step-by-step guide
Entering the world of real estate investment by becoming a landlord requires a close look at your options, as well as a sound strategy.



12/16/2017: FRONT PAGE: Battle over net neutrality
The Federal Communications Commission’s vote to repeal its net neutrality rules marked the end of a brief experiment. Here is what’s next.






12/16/2017: NEWS: Ex-DEA offcials lament new drug law

(image) A new law supported by opioid distributors and manufacturers is making it increasingly difficult to hold companies accountable when they run afoul of the nation’s drug laws, according to recently retired Drug Enforcement Administration investigators on...



12/16/2017: NEWS: Washington Post iPad app

(image) We bring you a richly designed reading experience — a replica of the printed newspaper, along with a 14-day archive, more than 40 comic strips, all Post blogs and real-time social media. The app gives you video, photo galleries, new search...



12/16/2017: NEWS: Saudis will allow movie theaters
Saudi Arabia said Monday that it will allow cinemas to operate in the strictly conservative kingdom for the first time since the 1980s, in the latest sign of a broader government push to relax some social restrictions. The Saudi Ministry of Culture and...



12/16/2017: NEWS: CORRECTIONS
The Washington Post is committed to correcting errors that appear in the newspaper. Those interested in contacting the paper for that purpose can: Email: corrections@washpost.com. Call: 202-334-6000, and ask to be connected to the desk involved —...



12/16/2017: NEWS: Omarosa Manigault leaves White House
Omarosa Manigault, the former reality-TV star who joined President Trump’s White House as one of his most prominent African American supporters, resigned under pressure after a confrontation with the chief of staff that ended when she was escorted from...



12/16/2017: NEWS: Soldier who defected to North Korea dies
Charles Jenkins, the U.S. Army sergeant who defected to North Korea in 1965 and was compelled to remain there for almost four decades, has died in Japan at the age of 77. He had been living on Sado Island, off Japan’s west coast, with his wife, Hitomi...



12/16/2017: NEWS: Celebrity chef accused of sexual misconduct
Celebrity chef Mario Batali stepped away from his restaurant empire and cooking show “The Chew” on Monday after four women, all unnamed, accused Batali of sexual harassment.



12/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Soot compounds health risks of largest Calif. fire

(image) montecito, calif. — Casa Dorinda, a majestic 48-acre multiunit retirement community, peers up over a carefully manicured treetop canopy here, its outdoor pool, wooded pathways and full-service private medical center part of an oasis along the Southern...



12/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: DeVos is sued over federal loan forgiveness

(image) Pressure is mounting on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to take action on thousands of languishing federal student-loan forgiveness applications. On Thursday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) sued DeVos and the Education Department for...



12/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Prison riot lawsuit is settled for $7.5 million
State officials have agreed to pay more than $7.5 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from an inmate riot at Delaware’s maximum-security prison that left a correctional officer dead. Under the settlement announced Friday, 11 plaintiffs, including six...



12/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Sea lion attacks put two men in the hospital
Two unusual sea lion attacks in a San Francisco Bay cove led authorities to close the popular area to swimmers Friday as officials try to determine the reason for the aggressive behavior. A sea lion bit a man in the groin area as he swam in the waters...



12/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Lawmaker quits amid misconduct claims
An Alaska state lawmaker who was accused by several women of inappropriate behavior said Friday that he will resign. Staff for state Rep. Dean Westlake handed his resignation letter to the House speaker’s office three days after Westlake rejected...



12/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Trump calls FBI actions ‘disgraceful’ before Quantico stop

(image) quantico, va. — President Trump said Friday that there is tremendous anger over what he called the FBI’s “disgraceful” behavior, taking aim at the bureau just before he appeared at its training facility to praise the nation’s police officers. “It’s a...



12/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: FBI officials texted about Trump and Clinton to hide an affair, sources say

(image) Two senior FBI officials who texted each other about President Trump and Hillary Clinton relied on work phones to try to hide their romance from a spouse and made the bureau’s probe of Clinton’s private email server their cover story for being in such...



12/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: CDC gets a list of forbidden words, including ‘diversity’ and ‘transgender’
The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in any official documents being prepared for next year’s budget. Policy...



12/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: USDA shifts rule on animal welfare
The Trump administration ruled on Friday that livestock deemed “USDA Organic” need not be treated any more humanely than the animals in conventional farming. The decision reverses years of policy at the Agriculture Department, which, through the “USDA...



12/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Tax plan would erase vestige of a di≠erent business era
The corporate behemoths of postwar America — General Motors, General Electric, DuPont, IBM and the like — behaved in markedly different ways than those of today. They provided pensions for retirees. What they paid workers was a small percentage of what...



12/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: Kushner shopping for crisis public relations firm

(image) Senior White House official Jared Kushner and his legal team are searching for a crisis public relations firm, according to four people familiar with the matter. Kushner’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, has quietly called at least two firms, these people said....



12/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: A rush to enroll in ACA before Friday deadline
Consumers jammed call centers and enrollment offices in the final sprint toward the Friday deadline in most of the country to get Affordable Care Act health plans for 2018, defying months of naysaying by President Trump about the law’s insurance...



12/16/2017: POLITICS & THE NATION: U.S. judge suspends Trump contraception rule
A federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked a Trump administration rule that allows virtually any business to cite religious or moral objections and opt out of a federal requirement that they cover contraception as part of employee health plans. In...



12/16/2017: THE WORLD: Traditional art is casualty as China protects elephants from ivory trade

(image) Li Chunke began carving ivory after leaving school as a 15-year-old boy. Today, at 68, this master craftsman is working until the early hours of every morning, trying to finish a 20-inch statuette of Buddha on an unforgiving deadline — before China...



12/16/2017: THE WORLD: 6.5-magnitude quake shakes Java island
A strong earthquake shook the Indonesian capital Friday night and other cities on the country’s most populous island of Java, killing at least one person amid reports of more deaths and collapsed houses. The quake struck at 11:47 p.m. and triggered a...



12/16/2017: THE WORLD: Knife-wielding man shot by airport police
A man was shot in the leg at Amsterdam’s busy Schiphol Airport on Friday after he walked into a military police office and threatened staff with a knife, a spokesman for the military police said. The incident, which sparked a brief evacuation of parts...



12/16/2017: THE WORLD: Opposition moves to force out president
Opposition lawmakers began an effort to force Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski out of office after he rebuffed calls to resign over his ties to companies that received payments from disgraced Brazilian builder Odebrecht. Congress members from...



12/16/2017: THE WORLD: Austrian conservatives, nationalists reach deal:
Conservative and nationalist parties in Austria say they have reached a deal on creating a coalition government that will make 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz the new chancellor and Europe’s youngest leader. Kurz’s conservative Austrian People’s Party...



12/16/2017: THE WORLD: Communist alliance pulls off surprise win in Nepal:
An alliance of former communist parties pulled off a surprise victory in Nepal this week. The Left Alliance, a coalition of former Maoist fighters and the Nepal Communist Party, says it has won 113 of 165 parliamentary seats in what is seen as a...



12/16/2017: THE WORLD: Opposition blocks highways over Honduras vote:
Thousands of opposition supporters built burning barricades to block highways in Honduras in protest of the country’s Nov. 26 presidential election. Police and troops dismantled the barricades only to see them rebuilt as masses gathered to reject the...



12/16/2017: THE WORLD: Iraq’s top Shiite cleric backs Abadi with call to reduce militia influence
baghdad — Iraq’s top Shiite cleric on Friday called on the powerful Shiite militias that helped reconquer the Islamic State’s territory to choose between politics and arms, backing a key demand of the prime minister. Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani...



12/16/2017: THE WORLD: In reversal, Tillerson says N. Korea must ‘earn’ way back to talks
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Friday vowed to keep squeezing North Korea with sanctions, warning it faces economic ruin if it continues to pursue nuclear weapons, after he had a sharp exchange with Pyongyang’s envoy to the United...



12/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: FX could be a victim of Disney-Fox consolidation

(image) To its fans, FX has offered some of the most compelling television of recent years, with “The Americans,” “Atlanta,” “Justified” and that O. J. dramatization everyone couldn’t stop talking about. To watchers of the Disney-Fox merger, the cable network...



12/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: U.S. industrial production
rose 0.2 percent in November because of a rebound in extracting oil and natural gas after a stoppage caused by Hurricane Nate, which made landfall in October. The Federal Reserve said Friday that mining activity climbed 2 percent last month, while...



12/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Professional drivers looking
to buy Tesla cars to shuttle paying customers should consider this: After Friday, vehicles used for commercial purposes will not be allowed to use the company’s Superchargers anymore, according to an updated policy. The change applies to vehicles being...



12/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: CSX chief takes sudden medical leave
Shares of CSX slid Friday after the railroad company said that chief executive Hunter Harrison will take a medical leave “due to unexpected complications from a recent illness.” Chief operating officer James Foote will serve as acting CEO. Harrison,...



12/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: Airbus chief executive
Tom Enders will step down in 2019, the European airplane maker said Friday, as it shakes up management amid multiple corruption investigations. Airbus said Enders, who has led Airbus and the defense firm EADS for 14 years, will not seek another term...



12/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: 5 crazy things that happened as the FCC voted to undo its net neutrality rules

(image) Telecom policy fights rarely lead to much excitement. They usually involve lawyers tossing such provocative words at each other as “common carrier” and “business data services.” But these days, if you so much as whisper the phrase “net neutrality,” all...



12/16/2017: ECONOMY & BUSINESS: What the latest Facebook dust-up says about social media’s future
Facebook is worth half a trillion dollars, but even when you’re on top, an insult can really sting. On the heels of a surprisingly personal and revealing exchange between the company and a prominent former executive, the former executive has softened...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Memorializing the memorial

(image) I was taken aback by Philip Kennicott’s tone and blind assertions expressed about my since-deceased husband Frederick Hart and Hart’s sculpture “The Three Soldiers” in his review of James Reston Jr.’s book “A Rift in the Earth: Art, Memory, and the...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: 2017 wasn’t all frowns

(image) I was disappointed in The Post’s “The Year in Photos” special section [Dec. 6]. It contained 40 photographs and, by my count, about 100 human faces, none of which were smiling. The front page of the section claimed, “The images that defined 2017 came...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: No winter chicken, either

(image) In her Dec. 1 letter, “Don’t stereotype older adults,” Susan Peschin of the Alliance for Aging Research stated that “when Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901 at 42 years old, the average life expectancy for white men in the United States was...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Nothing new for Jews

(image) The Dec. 3 Metro article “Prayer meets precaution,” about the “heightened concern for safety at places of worship,” exclusively focused on churches. Heightened concern is not a new phenomenon, even in this country. For generations, Jews here and across...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Now or never
In his Dec. 5 op-ed, “What is Trump trying to cover up?,” Eugene Robinson stated, “We know that Trump has apparently obstructed justice to try to halt investigation into what happened.” This statement is incorrect because Robinson, as with virtually...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Fire proof
The Dec. 2 Free for All letter by Eli Lehrer, “Faster but not more,” may have given the dangerous impression that fire is of low risk today. While he was correct in saying that the risk per capita has diminished over the past several decades, fires...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Did he deserve to get canned?

(image) I get the whole journalistic-standards thing with regard to Garrison Keillor’s non-disclosure of the accusations against him when he wrote his op-ed on Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), but did that really require silencing his absolutely unique voice for all...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: A feather in his cap
The Dec. 8 letters “Shrinking Bears Ears” were insightful regarding the role Theodore Roosevelt played in moving for the preservation of landmarks all across the United States. It is particularly important as Roosevelt originally exploited wildlife as...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Put ‘Dustin’ in the dustbin
While this may seem trivial compared with all of the depressing news going around these days, I had to shudder in disbelief upon reading the seemingly benign Dec. 7 comic strip “Dustin,” written by not one but two men (no surprise), both of whom must...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Real news
Although I generally enjoy and agree with Dana Milbank, his Dec. 3 Sunday Opinion essay, “Get ready for Trump’s fireworks,” was off-target. Milbank blamed newspaper readers for paying more attention to sensational, less important news items than to...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: But not in his

(image) Many people must have noted the irony of the photograph of a portrait of Andrew Jackson hanging over a ceremony at the White House to honor Navajo code talkers as shown with the Dec. 9 Free for All letter “The Post’s Indian removal act.” Jackson was...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Fake news
The Post’s willingness to use the expression “fake news” troubles me [“Harnessing populism and fake news, the 1920s Klan became mainstream,” Book World, Dec. 3]. Although it’s true that Pamela Newkirk, reviewing Linda Gordon’s book “The Second Coming...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: I was shocked and disappointed
to see that the “Year in Photos” special section left out a huge event that not only reflected the year and our times but also has had a serious impact on the country since. Estimates vary, but at least 3 million people showed up and took to the...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: A half-step on sexual harassment
MANY STATE legislatures suffer from comparisons to fraternity houses, where (mostly) male lawmakers, often on months-long leaves from their families and regular jobs, do the taxpayers’ business in settings where some decide that the normal rules don’t...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Republican priorities made clear
IN A tax-bill saga full of clarifying moments, there was one particularly eloquent expression of Republican priorities. First, Republicans refused to fund Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s plan to expand tax benefits for low-income families because he...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: It’s past time for public campaign financing in D.C.
“THE MOMENT has come for comprehensive campaign finance reform.” So wrote D.C. Council member David Grosso (I-At Large) in support of public financing of political campaigns. That was in 2013, and nothing happened. Ditto in 2014 and 2015 and 2016, when...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Let’s commute a mile in each other’s shoes
Regarding Jason Neuringer’s Dec. 10 Local Opinions essay, “Let’s really open up Montgomery’s roads”: Mr. Neuringer and I agree that our community faces a traffic crisis, but we disagree about how to address it. Research demonstrates that we can’t pave...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: The Saudi Arabia of NATO
The Dec. 12 editorial “Away from freedom” and Anne Applebaum’s PostPartisan blog excerpt, “The Polish government latches on to ‘fake news,’ ” argued for a more vociferous U.S. critique of Poland’s embrace of “anti-democratic” measures against judicial...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Just one voice of many on Bears Ears
Regarding the Dec. 9 Politics & the Nation article “Uranium firm sought Bears Ears cut”: There may be an impression that my company played a significant role in the decision to reduce the size of Bears Ears National Monument. That is not the case....



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Safeguarding Filipinos’ future
The Dec. 9 editorial “Police state terror in the Philippines” flowed from the misperception that the Philippines has become a lawless place. Nothing could be further from the truth. More than 80 percent of Metro Manila residents say they feel safer...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Elite control of the Internet
Regarding the Dec. 13 Economy & Business article “Plan to kill rules on net neutrality deeply unpopular”: Founder James Madison said a concern in formulating the Constitution was to “protect the minority of the opulent against the majority.” History...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: End the free ride for motorcyclists
The Dec. 11 editorial favoring the new system of tolls on Interstate 66 during rush hours, “Va. should stick with its I-66 express lanes — tolls and all,” conceded that adjustments might be needed to improve operation. One such adjustment that seems to...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Net neutrality is gone. Feel the freedom coursing through your veins.
“Today is a great day for consumers, for innovation and for freedom.” That is what Commissioner Brendan Carr of the Federal Communications Commission said as he voted to strip net neutrality protections. Whenever people tell me that we are on the verge...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Roy Moore is still in the White House
“God showed up and showed out last night in Alabama,” an old college friend exclaimed in a phone call on the morning after Republican Senate hopeful Roy Moore’s surprising and ignominious special-election defeat. That Moore took down with him the...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Ryan’s economic remedy: Have more babies.
The year draws to a close. “Feminism” has been declared the word of the year. And House Speaker Paul D. Ryan has just urged women to have more babies for the good of the state. A joke? An outtake from “The Handmaid’s Tale”? Alas, neither. At his weekly...



12/16/2017: FREE FOR ALL: Rule to protect students of color may be delayed
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to delay an Obamaera rule designed to protect children of color from being disproportionately sent to specialeducation classrooms or from being unfairly disciplined. The Education Department on Thursday posted a...



12/16/2017: METRO: Faith and the ‘fake news’

(image) lynchburg, va. — What do you do when everyone around you thinks the media is “fake news” — and you want to work for the media? That’s the question professor Amy Bonebright needs to help her students answer. This is Liberty University, the world’s...



12/16/2017: METRO: Mock trial recalls ’69 ruling on student free speech

(image) As she stood before local students in a federal courtroom in Washington, Mary Beth Tinker held aloft a replica of the black armband that had brought her notoriety — and students like them protections of their freedom of expression. On Thursday, nearly...



12/16/2017: METRO: Broader paid parental leave on Va. GOP agenda
richmond — Virginia’s House Republican leader is backing plans to offer generous paid parental leave for employees of the chamber and all of state government, a stance widely seen as an effort to rebrand the party in the era of President Trump. House...



12/16/2017: METRO: Chancellor testifies on absences at Ballou
D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson acknowledged Friday that the school system graduates a high number of chronically absent students, a practice that “doesn’t align” with city policy. But Wilson, appearing before the D.C. Council, also...



12/16/2017: METRO: Guilty plea for former liquor board o∞cial
A former Prince George’s County liquor board commissioner arrested earlier this year on federal bribery charges pleaded guilty in the case Friday afternoon, the seventh of eight people netted in the wide-ranging scandal to admit wrongdoing. Anuj Sud,...



12/16/2017: RELIGION: Teen found dead in creek drowned while drunk, medical examiner finds
The Bethesda teenager found dead in a frigid stream last weekend died of acute alcohol intoxication, complicated by hypothermia and drowning, an official at Maryland’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Friday. The death was ruled accidental,...



12/16/2017: RELIGION: School calendar request is cast aside
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan appeared to reject a request from Montgomery County’s school board to allow more flexibility in setting the last day of classes, suggesting that county officials have more pressing matters than “continuing to engage in this...



12/16/2017: RELIGION: Robbers target guards loading cash into ATM
Prince George’s County police are looking for at least two people who stole more than $200,000 outside a Bank of America in an armed robbery Friday morning. The robbers pointed guns at armed guards outside their armored vehicle as the guards loaded...



12/16/2017: RELIGION: Tributaries picked for oyster restoration
Maryland has announced a new plan for oyster restoration. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources intends to recommend Breton Bay and the upper St. Mary’s River as the fourth and fifth tributaries to satisfy the state’s commitment to restoring...



12/16/2017: RELIGION: Versatile jazz guitarist played with greats Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker

(image) Mundell Lowe, a jazz guitarist whose versatility and understated elegance led to assignments accompanying such performers as Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Frank Sinatra and even Marilyn Monroe, died Dec. 2 at his home in San Diego. He was 95. He had...



12/16/2017: RELIGION: McAuliffe won’t pardon Soering on his way out

(image) richmond — Gov. Terry McAuliffe will leave office without pardoning Jens Soering, a German diplomat’s son convicted of a 1985 double murder that he and a growing number of supporters claim he did not commit. In television interviews Thursday looking...



12/16/2017: RELIGION: No bond for mom held in baby’s death

(image) A Maryland mother accused of shaking and throwing her 2month-old daughter to death was ordered held without bond Friday as details of the injuries emerged in a Montgomery County case. “The acts alleged, at least in the statement of the charges, are...



12/16/2017: THE WEATHER: A seasonal first for D.C.: Snow falls on a workday
As flakes fell through the air, coating the ground in white, Washington went through a major stage Friday in its annual winter-familiarization program: It was our first workday snow, and it came as temperatures stayed below freezing all day. It was...



12/16/2017: THE WEATHER: MEMBER EXCLUSIVES
Joy: Free Tickets to the Frank McComb, Kenya & Deborah Bond Soul & Jazz Holiday Show on December 21 at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club Together for one spectacular performance: international recording artist, pianist, producer and composer Frank...



12/16/2017: THE WEATHER: DID YOU KNOW?
A Mouthful: Free Tickets to Start Making Sense – A Tribute to Talking Heads on December 27 at The Hamilton If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius. The musicians in this 7-piece Talking...



12/16/2017: THE WEATHER: THE DAILY QUIZ
The Real Estate cover story highlights tips on becoming a landlord. According to the story, investment home purchases rose by how much in 2016? EARN 5 POINTS: Find the answer, and then go to washingtonpost.com/postpoints, Quizzes to enter the correct...



12/16/2017: STYLE: Omarosa’s long goodbye The departure of the former ‘Apprentice’ star from the White House was abrupt, but the news coverage wasn’t BY KRISSAH THOMPSON

(image) As the unspooling drama of Omarosa Manigault’s White House departure spun into its 36th hour, Washington began asking itself: “Does it actually matter whether Omarosa quit or was fired?” “Dumbest story ever,” tweeted John Harwood, a CNBC reporter. His...



12/16/2017: STYLE: Refrain at ‘The Post’ screening: ‘It couldn’t be more timely’

(image) You know it’s not your typical celebrity-laden movie screening when the first guy down the red carpet is an octogenarian in a loosefitting navy suit that’s hardly Hollywood-approved. “Mr. Ellsberg!” someone calls. Aha, it’s Daniel Ellsberg, the...



12/16/2017: STYLE: Errol Morris peers into the fog of black ops
There’s always time to see what Errol Morris has been up to lately. Best known for his documentaries, especially 1988’s “The Thin Blue Line” and 2003’s Oscar-winning “The Fog of War,” Morris’s stylistic influence on the genre is still widely seen in...



12/16/2017: STYLE: Austen’s #MeToo sense and sensibility
This week in 1815, Jane Austen was preparing for her 40th birthday on Dec. 16. But rather than looking forward to the gifts she might receive, her thoughts were occupied by what she was in a position to give. “Emma” would soon be published, and Austen...



12/16/2017: STYLE: When the in-laws roll their eyes at your food choices, just go with your gut

(image) Adapted from a recent online discussion. I’m going on vacation soon with my inlaws, siblings-inlaws and their spouses. Over the past few years, I’ve been working on eating fewer unhealthy foods such as bread and dairy, and as a result, I feel much...



12/16/2017: TELEVISION: TV HIGHLIGHTS

(image) Saturday Night Live (NBC at 11:30) Kevin Hart and the Foo Fighters are this week’s guests. SUNDAY LISTINGS Fox News Sunday (Fox at 9 a.m.) Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Sen.-elect Doug Jones (D-Ala.). White House Chronicle (WETA at 9)...



12/16/2017: TELEVISION: HOROSCOPE
BIRTHDAY | DECEMBER 16 This year you express a unique kind of creativity. Others often seek you out for advice or for help sleuthing through problems. If you are single, you could meet many different potential suitors. Know that Mr. or Ms. Right could...



12/16/2017: SPORTS: A season dimmed by fallen stars Injuries have further hurt a game already dealing with off-field issues

(image) Aaron Rodgers is returning to the field Sunday, but he said he’s not coming back to save the season for the Green Bay Packers. The Packers can only hope he does both. And while he’s at it, the rest of the NFL could use some help, too. Amid a trying...



12/16/2017: SPORTS: Dukes have maintained their success by ignoring it
harrisonburg, va. — The sports world is rife with disrespect, and as James Madison Coach Mike Houston gathered his team in a circle after practice Tuesday afternoon, he suspected he had found another case. This weekend’s opponent, he told his team,...