Gay marriage ruling could have explosive effect

If the Supreme Court, which will begin hearing arguments Tuesday, rules against gay couples’ constitutional right to get to married, advocates say it will be a legal and political “mess” if the ability to decide reverts back to the states.

    Justices Kennedy and Scalia and their divide on gay rights

    They’ve been on the high court for decades, but one issue divides and defines them like no other.

    Assad’s hold looks shakier as rebels advance in Syria

    The developments may force the United States to refocus on the unresolved war.

    World Heritage sites reduced to rubble after devastating earthquake in Nepal

    PHOTOS | The 7.8-magnitude quake Saturday killed thousands of people and destroyed hundreds of years of history.

      Death toll tops 4,200 in Nepal earthquake

      Death toll tops 4,200 in Nepal earthquake

      Aftershocks continued to strike the region, and the number of dead was expected to rise as crews struggled to reach remote areas.

      Clinton Foundation acknowledges ‘mistakes,’ emphasizes transparency

      Clinton Foundation acknowledges ‘mistakes,’ emphasizes transparency

      But a Canada-based affiliate will keep its donors secret because of restrictions in Canadian law.

      Financial arms race could drag out GOP’s 2016 primary season

      Financial arms race could drag out GOP’s 2016 primary season

      The GOP presidential race, designed to be a tidy affair, is instead shaping up to be a slog.

      Carly Fiorina claims not ‘a single regulation’ has ever been repealed

      Carly Fiorina claims not ‘a single regulation’ has ever been repealed

      FACT CHECKER | The prospective 2016 GOP candidate keeps saying this, but she needs more research.

      The remarkable life and lessons
      of the $8 million janitor

      The remarkable life and lessons <br> of the $8 million janitor

      The Vermont gas station attendant and J.C. Penney janitor quietly accumulated a fortune.

      ‘Another life gone’: Hundreds gather for Freddie Gray funeral in Baltimore

      ‘Another life gone’: Hundreds gather for Freddie Gray funeral in Baltimore

      Many mourners never knew him, but attended the service to protest the circumstances of his death.

      Did you hear the one about the
      Muslim, socialist, Kenyan president?

      Did you hear the one about the <br> Muslim, socialist, Kenyan president?

      THE FIX | You probably have since it’s the joke the president tells every year at the correspondents’ dinner.

      Pope Francis poised to weigh in on climate change with major document

      Pope Francis poised to weigh in on climate change with major document

      Even unseen, the encyclical is drawing fire from conservatives and praise from environmentalists.

      Bruce Jenner’s interview showed why some people love the Kardashians

      Bruce Jenner’s interview showed why some people love the Kardashians

      At the end of the day, these reality TV stars are just a family. And they’re a lot like you.

      When strangers assume your girlfriend is your nurse

      When strangers assume your girlfriend is your nurse

      INSPIRED LIFE | Shane Burcaw’s humor has made him an inspiring spokesman for the disabled.

      Local

      National accreditation board suspends all DNA testing at D.C. lab

      National accreditation board suspends all DNA testing at D.C. lab

      The crime lab has a month to correct findings of inadequate procedures and poorly trained employees.

      Technology

      Minecraft is finally fixing its huge gender problem

      Minecraft is finally fixing its huge gender problem

      The massively popular kids’ game and teaching tool only let players explore and create as a boy.

      Business

      ESPN sues Verizon over skinnier, cheaper cable offerings

      ESPN sues Verizon over skinnier, cheaper cable offerings

      As the cable bundle begins to break, lawsuits fly.

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