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EDITORIAL: Tehran's nukes

At last week's Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings titled, "Engaging Iran: Obstacles and Opportunities," former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns told senators that "there is no question [Iran is] seeking a nuclear weapons capability. No one doubts that." No one? Really? Actually, our own spy agencies belittle the Iranian threat. Published May 11, 2009

EDITORIAL: Arming sailors

Somali pirates attacked a U.S. vessel and captured a Dutch ship on Thursday. These raids could be prevented if merchant mariners had guns and could defend their ships. Published May 11, 2009

Caps battle Penguins in overtime in Game 3

In Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal, the Washington Capitals, with a 2-0 lead in the series, take on the Pittsburgh Penguins. Game live at Pittsburgh, now. Published May 7, 2009

Kemp memorial service set for Friday

Family, friends and former colleagues will gather for a memorial service Friday at the Washington National Cathedral to honor Jack Kemp, the ebullient quarterback, congressman and crusader for lower taxes who died of cancer Saturday at the age of 73. Published May 7, 2009


Haley Whitt, 12, of Olney, and Maureen McCarrick, 16, of Myersville, Md., are making a difference, and for doing so they were honored Sunday by former first lady Laura Bush with the 2009 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Published May 5, 2009

Capitals 4, Penguins 2 (live)

The Washington Capitals play the Pittsburgh Penguin at 7 p.m. Monday at the Verizon Center. Published May 4, 2009

Caps down Penguins, 3-2

The Washington Capitals held on Saturday to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2, in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. Published May 2, 2009

Capitals 3, Penguins 2 (Final)

The Washington Capitals host the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of their second-round series in the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday. Published May 2, 2009

Notre Dame won't award Laetare Medal

The University of Notre Dame said Thursday it will not award its Laetare Medal for the first time in 120 years, after having the first recipient reject the award over the university's honoring President Obama and its subsequent defenses of its actions. Published April 30, 2009

EDITORIAL: Janus-faced flashback

A political firestorm is brewing over what members of Congress knew about the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation methods on terrorist detainees, and when they knew it. As various members try to duck, cover, or flee from the issue, we are reminded of a shameful episode from the Vietnam War. Published April 28, 2009