NSA dispute tests political ties of Paul, McConnell

The GOP senators’ clash on surveillance suggests that Rand Paul’s 2016 hopes loom over the “tight” bond described by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Defense chief: Iraqis lack ‘will to fight’ Islamic State

Ashton Carter’s comments on Iraq’s shaky troops reflect frustration and surprise in the Obama administration.

About 8,300 Americans are buried in Margraten. (The Washington Post)

Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis. The Dutch never forgot.

Dutch families have adopted and cared for each of the graves at the Netherlands American Cemetery for 70 years.

Carmakers’ automated dilemma: How to keep drivers from feeling robotic

Carmakers’ automated dilemma: How to keep drivers from feeling robotic

Buyers like the idea of more safety and less drudgery, but they remain leery of self-driving technology.

Nobel laureate who was the subject
of ‘A Beautiful Mind’ dies at 86

Nobel laureate who was the subject <br>of ‘A Beautiful Mind’ dies at 86

The mathematician who helped pioneer game theory was killed with his wife in a two-car accident.

‘Does MapQuest still exist?’ Yes, it does, and it’s a profitable business.

‘Does MapQuest still exist?’ Yes, it does, and it’s a profitable business.

It’s rebranding itself for people who don’t want tracking and don’t mind asking for extra information.

‘Game of Thrones’: An exhausting journey trying to cover all the bases

‘Game of Thrones’: An exhausting journey trying to cover all the bases

RECAP | Is it possible to stuff almost every storyline into 60 minutes? Apparently it is.

‘The Last Alaskans’: A reality show with a heart as big as its subject

‘The Last Alaskans’: A reality show with a heart as big as its subject

TV REVIEW | Animal Planet ditches gimmicks for a superb look at life in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Politics

Huckabee: What if the Supreme Court picked the president?

Huckabee: What if the Supreme Court picked the president?

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says the courts have too much power to “make law as well as enforce it.“

Local

Md. governor will let LGBT protections become law

Md. governor will let LGBT protections become law

The move suggests the Republican governor is not keen to stir up controversy over social issues.

Sports

Nationals haven’t won anything, but fans prove D.C. is a good sports town

Nationals haven’t won anything, but fans prove D.C. is a good sports town

COLUMN | With ‘phenomenal’ crowds at Nationals Park, there’s a nice romance blossoming between baseball and the District.

Business

How student debt became a presidential campaign issue

How student debt became a presidential campaign issue

With some 40 million voters saddled with student loans, the issue is taking hold on the campaign trail.

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