FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades

Forensic hair matches were overstated in many cases heard before 2000, including those of 32 defendants sentenced to death, the FBI and the Justice Department acknowledged after a review.

ISIS claims first deadly bombing in Afghanistan

At least 33 people were killed and more than 100 injured in what marked the first time the group has claimed to be behind an assault in the country.

Police chief William Drake, with Mount Rainier on horizon. (Chikwendiu/Post)

Mount Rainier simmers near Orting, Wash., but it was Gerry Pickens’s arrival — and disputed termination — that disrupted the town’s balance.

Local News

‘Free-range’ flap in Md. fans national debate on child safety, CPS overreach

‘Free-range’ flap in Md. fans national debate on child safety, CPS overreach

Cases from Texas, South Carolina and Florida highlight the question of how much supervision kids need.

Police still probing suspicious death
of Arlington mother of two

Police still probing suspicious death <br>of Arlington mother of two

A passerby called police after pajama-clad youngsters were
seen wandering in the yard.

Nothing is certain in the fight for Marion Barry’s D.C. Council seat

Nothing is certain in the fight for Marion Barry’s D.C. Council seat

Ward 8 candidates hit the streets in Southeast Washington ahead of the April 28 special election.

Wizards show Raptors new formula
on way to an overtime Game 1 win

Wizards show Raptors new formula <br>on way to an overtime Game 1 win

Coach Randy Wittman scrambles his gameplan and Paul Pierce backs up his trash talk for a 93-86 victory.

With Hogan as governor, Md. GOP is looking to grow throughout the state

With Hogan as governor, Md. GOP is looking to grow throughout the state

At party convention in Ocean City, Hogan says: “It’s a great time to be a Maryland Republican, isn’t it?”

Fight brewing over proposal to add rush-hour tolls on I-66 inside Beltway

Fight brewing over proposal to add rush-hour tolls on I-66 inside Beltway

Members of Congress urge Virginia to try other tactics to ease crowding, like more HOV enforcement.

With the end of Squirrel Week,
the results of a special photo contest

With the end of Squirrel Week, <br>the results of a special photo contest

COLUMN | A squirrel chilling out
at the National Zoo gets its
moment in the sun.

PRINCESS ANNE, MD - APRIL 18: Family and friends view the eight bodies at the funeral for the Todd family, the father and 7 children found dead in their home last week from carbon monoxide poisoning, at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on April 18, 2015, in Princess Anne, MD. Rodney Eric Todd and his children Ty'Juzaina, Cameron, Ty'Keria, Ty'Nijuiza, Ty'Niah, Zhi'Heem, and Ty'Breyia are survived by the mother of the children, their paternal grandparents, Bonnie Edwards and Rodney Eric Stanley, and a host of other family, relatives, and friends. On April 6, police discovered Rodney Eric Todd, 36, and his seven children dead in their Princess Anne home. Police had been sent to the home to check on Todd, who had not shown up for work. They found a gas generator in the kitchen that had run out of fuel. The house did not have electricity. (photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)

Family and friends gather at the funeral. (Jahi Chikwendiu/Post)

At family’s funeral, seven white caskets and one midnight blue

Hundreds gather to remember the seven children and their father who died in their sleep of carbon monoxide poisoning in Princess Anne, Md.

Want a side of vocal fry with that?

Want a side of vocal fry with that?

@WORK ADVICE | A younger colleague’s verbal tic could harm her prospects. What’s a co-worker to do?

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In New Hampshire, a tricky set of challenges awaits for Jeb Bush

In New Hampshire, a tricky set of challenges awaits for Jeb Bush

His father’s and brother’s Granite State experiences offer cautionary tales — and ways to win.

Planning to use credit? Before you do, consider first all that could go wrong.

Planning to use credit? Before you do, consider first all that could go wrong.

COLUMN | It’s much easier to ride out an illness, divorce, job loss or other crisis if there isn’t debt to carry.

This woman found her birth mother
in an unlikely location: her office

This woman found her birth mother <br>in an unlikely location: her office

They had been acquainted with each other for years, just not as mother and daughter.

Politics

Rubio’s trail journey begins with a New Hampshire swing

Rubio’s trail journey begins with a New Hampshire swing

The senator was both deliberate and seemingly at-ease in his first campaign trip since announcing.

Sports

Nationals handle Hamels, Phillies

Nationals handle Hamels, Phillies

Escobar opens the game with a home run and Washington wins its second straight, 5-2, over Philadelphia.

Real Estate

Alexandria’s historic Mount Ida has ties back to the founding of the city

Alexandria’s historic Mount Ida has ties back to the founding of the city

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The
200-year-old house was built by descendants of the city’s founders.

National

For first time in decades, FDA to revisit how it regulates homeopathic products

For first time in decades, FDA to revisit how it regulates homeopathic products

The agency says it wants input on whether it needs to do more to ensure that remedies are safe and effective.

Business

What the viral Sizzler ad from 1991 tells us about food in America

What the viral Sizzler ad from 1991 tells us about food in America

WONKBLOG | The commercial of yesteryear recently surfaced on Reddit. It’s hilarious, and insightful.

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