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A giant crane (L) that will lift up the sunken 'Sewol' ferry is silhouetted against the sunset in Jindo on April 24, 2014. Furious relatives of missing victims from South Korea's ferry disaster attacked a top coastguard official accusing him of lying about efforts to retrieve bodies still trapped in the submerged vessel. AFP PHOTO / Nicolas ASFOURINICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images

The giant crane in the background will lift the sunken South Korean ferry "Sewol."

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The voices Republicans should ignore, by Jennifer Rubin

Tea party-ers and right-wing pundits are hurting the GOP (including one outsider: President Obama).

Dads step up in classroom volunteering

Men are making their presence felt as women increasingly enter the workforce.

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Library , 2007. Photographer Lori Nix makes complex dioramas of post-apocalyptic scenes and photographs them. ONE TIME USE ONLY. (Lori Nix)

After the apocalypse

Photographer Lori Nix’s hand-crafted dioramas are fictional scenes of a post-apocalyptic world in which plants and decay reclaim manmade structures.

Greeneville, Tenn.: Austin Davis, age 1, munches on a slice of wheat bread (he was too young for a full sandwich) on the Lunch Express bus. The bus is how the Agriculture Department's food-stamp program reaches the kids who rely on free school meals when they are on summer vacation. It visits trailer parks, housing developments and rural homes in the hollows.

Post photographer a Pulitzer finalist

Michael S. Williamson was a finalist for the feature photography Pulitzer for his work that revealed with dignity the daily struggles of the Americans who rely on food stamps to survive.

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Animal views

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

(Jahi Chikwendiu / Washington Post)

A change in justice on Indian reservations

Pascua Yaqui is one of three tribes chosen for pilot project allowing prosecution of non-tribal men.

(Matt McClain / The Washington Post)

After the Wars: ‘Ugh. I miss it.’

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


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