Ukrainian unrest prompts NATO to bolster defenses

NATO secretary general says more sorties would be flown over the Baltic Sea and that allied ships would be deployed there and elsewhere.

Nearly 300 missing in South Korean ferry disaster

At least six people are confirmed dead, and the toll is expected to rise as the ferry slips deeper into the Yellow Sea.

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Peeps Show 2014 winner and finalists

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Canadian officials arrest first suspected Heartbleed hacker

Canadian officials arrest first suspected Heartbleed hacker

Police arrested Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, 19, and seized computer equipment from his home.

Poll: States that embraced health law saw uninsured rate drop 3X faster

Poll: States that embraced health law saw uninsured rate drop 3X faster

WONKBLOG | New polls provide a look at how many Americans have gained insurance since October.

Everything you need to know about Cliven Bundy’s fight with the U.S.

Everything you need to know about  Cliven Bundy’s fight with the U.S.

THE FIX | The recent standoff is just the latest in a long fight between the rancher and the federal government.

After his illicit kiss with a staffer, can Rep. McAllister make up with voters?

After his illicit kiss with a staffer, can Rep. McAllister make up with voters?

Video of the pair’s office smooch has turned the young Republican’s life into a political soap opera.

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Peeps Show 2014 winner and finalists

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Press preview of the 2014 New York auto show

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Boston Marathon bombing commemorated

Survivors, officials and relatives of victims observe the first anniversary.

‘Dancing With the Stars’

A look at the performances of Season 18.

Passenger ferry sinks off South Korean coast

As many as 290 remain unaccounted for as rescuers fear many were still trapped onboard.

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Elections are far off, but campaign ads fill the airwaves

Elections are far off, but campaign ads fill the airwaves

Senate incumbents and challengers both say it pays to put their messages before the voters early.

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William Shatner live-tweeting TV shows on the CW

William Shatner live-tweeting TV shows on the CW

The “Star Trek” legend doesn’t have a financial stake -- his reason is more personal.

Arts

‘Moth’ has some bugs to work out

‘Moth’ has some bugs to work out

Studio Theatre 2ndStage mounts playwright Declan Greene's drama of painful adolescence.

Local

Troubled Silver Line project hits another hurdle as leader resigns

Troubled Silver Line project hits another hurdle as leader resigns

The move underscores concerns about the rail line, which is behind schedule and over budget.

Sports

A fan’s guide to Stanley Cup playoffs

A fan’s guide to Stanley Cup playoffs

Get prepared with matchups and predictions as the first round gets underway.

Technology

This is why Valve’s business model is so totally brilliant

This is why Valve’s business model is so totally brilliant

Valve’s own games are the source of its incredible staying power.

Business

Yellen makes careful forecast on economy

Yellen makes careful forecast on economy

Fed chairman stresses that flexibility is crucial to adjust to possibly changing conditions.

Real Estate

Why you don’t want to flip
homes in the Washington area

Why you don’t want to flip <br>homes in the Washington area

It looks easy and seems like a sure bet, but you have probably already missed the window.

Federal Government

Census says it will be able to assess impact of health care

Census says it will be able to assess impact of health care

The Census Bureau’s director said it changed the phrasing of a survey this year to establish a benchmark.

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Syrian rebels close to losing grip of Homs

Syrian rebels close to losing grip of Homs

Amid the bombardment by Assad’s forces, some rebels look for the exit, while others brace for a final fight.

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