Law schools try to adapt as job market sours

Facing their lowest enrollment numbers in years, schools are offering more practical courses — including more semesters of writing courses and externships — to attract students worried about getting a job after graduation.

    Six Baltimore officers suspended after man’s death

    City officials pleaded for calm as they launched an investigation into what happened to Freddie Gray after his arrest.

    Natalie Fuller and her mom, Doris, in 2004. (Courtesy of Doris Fuller)

    The ‘demons’ got my loving daughter

    ESSAY | A mom writes about how she lost her daughter to mental illness last month when she stepped in front of a train in Baltimore and killed herself a few weeks short of her 29th birthday.

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      The "cheesiest." (Washington Post)

      The "cheesiest." (Washington Post)

      Kraft Mac & Cheese just got duller. Thank 'Food Babe.'

      Healthier, sure. But the color of Mac & Cheese is the color of childhood.

      Vatican accepts resignation of U.S. bishop convicted of sex abuse coverup

      Vatican accepts resignation of U.S. bishop convicted of sex abuse coverup

      Missouri Bishop Robert Finn had remained in office — a fact that horrified abuse survivors.

      Egypt’s ousted president Morsi sentenced to 20 years in prison

      Egypt’s ousted president Morsi sentenced to 20 years in prison

      The verdict is the first against the ousted Islamist leader since he was detained nearly three years ago.

      Who is this guy, and how did we get to 19 GOP presidential hopefuls already?

      Who is this guy, and how did we get to 19 GOP presidential hopefuls already?

      The N.H. gathering this past weekend proves almost anybody can be called a potential candidate.

      Top Christie ally defects to Bush

      Top Christie ally defects to Bush

      New Jersey state Sen. Joseph M. Kyrillos had chaired Chris Christie’s 2009 gubernatorial campaign.

      Politics

      Loretta Lynch still in limbo due to Senate abortion rift

      Loretta Lynch still in limbo due to Senate abortion rift

      Minority Leader Harry M. Reid dished out more partisan red meat on the Senate floor Monday afternoon.

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      Ex-Virginia first lady McDonnell tries to get corruption convictions tossed

      Ex-Virginia first lady McDonnell tries to get corruption convictions tossed

      Maureen McDonnell’s appeal was very similar to that of her husband, ex-governor Robert McDonnell.

      Sports

      Kings of the road: Wizards aim to double down on road success

      Kings of the road: Wizards aim to double down on road success

      Washington is 6-1 on the road in the playoffs since last season and could be poised to seize control of the series with a Game 2 win Tuesday.

      Technology

      Twitter makes it possible to send personal messages to anyone

      Twitter makes it possible to send personal messages to anyone

      Users now have the option to receive direct messages from anyone, if they choose.

      Business

      This chart explains everything you need to know about inequality

      This chart explains everything you need to know about inequality

      WONKBLOG | The rise and fall and rise again of the top 1 percent in one amazing chart.

      Federal Government

      Two decades after Oklahoma City bombing, the crime still sears workers

      Two decades after Oklahoma City bombing, the crime still sears workers

      FEDERAL DIARY | The terrorist attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building also changed Washington.

      Real Estate

      How to build a desktop for $100

      How to build a desktop for $100

      ASK THE BUILDER | A/C fir plywood is the best bet for a durable surface. Go to a lumberyard, not a home improvement store, to find it.

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