Justices limit awards to victims of child porn

The Supreme Court threw out a $3.4 million award to a woman whose childhood rape was seen on the Web.

What the court’s ruling on race means for campuses

Some experts see a race-neutral approach to admissions — relying more on geography and income — as a way to maintain diversity. Others are dubious.

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Heroin in suburbia: ‘We had no clue’

Even in affluent Fairfax County, young people are jeopardizing their futures with a drug that for decades was seen as the choice of only the most desperate and hardened city junkies.

Don’t take your toilet for granted: In U.S., 1.6M don’t have indoor plumbing

Don’t take your toilet for granted: In U.S., 1.6M don’t have indoor plumbing

WONKBLOG | And where do these people live? There is considerable geographic variation.

How Justin Bieber stepped into one of
the greatest geopolitical controversies

How Justin Bieber stepped into one of <br>the greatest geopolitical controversies

WORLDVIEWS | The singer visited a a shrine that is considered the most offensive place to many Asians.

What Georgia’s new pro-gun law does

What Georgia’s new pro-gun law does

GOVBEAT | The law greatly expands where Georgians can legally carry guns. But it also does much more.

After $3.2B debacle, Navy tries again

After $3.2B debacle, Navy tries again

The last time the president’s coolest ride needed an upgrade, the effort produced no usable helicopter.

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Which Shakespeare hero are you?

QUIZ | In honor of his birthday, take our quiz to find out which of the author’s tragic heroes you’re most like.

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Washington Ballet’s hardest moves

VIDEO | Six dancers show off their most difficult moves in their repertoire.

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Lupita Nyong’o named People’s Most Beautiful Woman

Nyong’o’s film debut in “12 Years a Slave” earned the actress lots of trophies, an Oscar and the cover of People.

The modern face of Kabul

Despite decades of conflict in Afghanistan and several recent militant attacks, the country's capital, Kabul, is home to a vibrant youth scene.

Animal views

Take a look at a rare Spix’s macaw chick, a tree-kangaroo and baby giraffes, camels and white Bengal tigers.

Paying respects to Gabriel García Márquez

Thousands gather in Mexico City to honor the late Colombian author.

Earth Day around the globe

Global celebrations include a beauty pageant, mud costumes and a revised Apple logo.

After the Wars: ‘Ugh. I miss it.’

Returning to civilian life can be a shift from camaraderie to isolation.

South Sudan again rocked by violence

Hundreds killed as rebels seize oil hub, the United Nations has said.

Politics

This ad might be the GOP’s best response to the ‘war on women’

SHE THE PEOPLE | Female candidates are engaging with the “war on women” rhetoric, perhaps none better than Terri Lynn Land in Michigan, who is running for an open Senate seat.

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Politicizing the high court

Politicizing the high court

COLUMN | Calls for Justice Ginsburg to resign make it more difficult for her to do so.

Lifestyle

Stephen Colbert visits the ‘Late Show,’ brings his own Top 10 List

Stephen Colbert visits the ‘Late Show,’ brings his own Top 10 List

The Comedy Central star trades one-liners with David Letterman. And yes, they took a selfie.

Arts

A Syrian filmmaker depicts his country’s struggle

A Syrian filmmaker depicts his country’s struggle

Orwa Nyrabia talks about “Return to Homs,” which screens at Filmfest DC on Wednesday.

Local

Heroin in suburbia: ‘We had no clue’

Heroin in suburbia: ‘We had no clue’

Even in affluent Fairfax County, young people are jeopardizing their futures with a drug that for decades was seen as the choice of only the most desperate and hardened city junkies.

Sports

Wizards coach has the best winning percentage in postseason history

Wizards coach has the best winning percentage in postseason history

DC SPORTS BOG | Two games into his playoff career, Randy Wittman resides one spot ahead of Phil Jackson in winning percentage.

Technology

How Russia and China are trying to undermine the Internet, again

How Russia and China are trying to undermine the Internet, again

The two countries’ latest attempt to gain greater control over the Web.

Business

Supreme Court questions Aereo on streaming rights

The justices challenged the start-up’s business model but raised concern about ruling on cloud technology.

Real Estate

To get a permit for Potomac project, you must first understand the process

To get a permit for Potomac project, you must first understand the process

Government regulations are aimed at preventing escalation of waste problem in the Bay.

Federal Government

Teen stowaway prompts congressman to seek airport security perimeter review

IN THE LOOP | Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) seeks GAO review of airport security perimeter after teen stowaway in jet wheel well.

World

Fighting rages in South Sudan, days after massacre

Fighting rages in South Sudan, days after massacre

Clashes erupted in three key states; the White House condemns the attacks as “an abomination.”

Discussions

Ask Aaron: Conservative and Republican are not synonyms

Ask Aaron: Conservative and Republican are not synonyms

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Reporter Aaron Blake took questions about the latest political news.

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