The HBO host spent a chunk of his show this week wondering why, exactly, D.C. lacks the same rights as states.

John Oliver, host of the HBO show Last Week Tonight. (Jesse Dittmar for The Washington Post.)

The monument was spray-painted with “Black Lives Matter” after officials launched plans to relocate it.

The Pennsylvania Republican was tapped as Ronald Reagan’s running mate during a 1976 White House bid.

The last time this much blood was shed on Baltimore’s streets, it was August of 1972.

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The case went unsolved until someone heard a man talk about the fire at a party more than a year later.

Mr. Bass, a “larger-than-life” Texas oilman, scaled Everest at age 55 and founded a Utah ski resort.

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Trying to convince the cable company that the problem is on its end is like something from a bad movie.

Police said a woman got into a car different from the one she ordered and alleged that the driver groped her after she couldn’t pay.

No one was injured in the collision.

Based on his findings, it was possible without ever opening the skull to create images of the brain at work.

We've now tallied up about a full year's worth of 90-degree days in the city. A cold front is set to bring a little relief.

He toured with country stars, branched out into jazz and designed his own instruments.

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Authorities said the pedestrian, a 43-year-old woman, sustained major injuries.

Welcome to the Hotlist, a monthly preview of the happenings you shouldn't miss in the weeks ahead. Here's what's coming up in August.

Authorities said De’Mari Jahnessa Brannam and Laren Keiyon McMillian struck the teen with an electrical cord.

With wind speeds of 180 mph, Soudelor is the strongest tropical cyclone yet in 2015 -- and getting stronger.

The Going Out Guide recommends free things to do this week.

Man had offered $5,000 to have his ex-wife killed, not knowing he was making the offer to an undercover cop.

The ACLU is filing a lawsuit against a Kentucky sheriff for handcuffing two children with disabilities for misbehaving in school.

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