With little choice, O’Malley defends Baltimore tenure

As Martin O’Malley prepares to announce a bid for the Democratic ticket, the former Baltimore mayor appears to be embracing his record and faces critics of his “zero-tolerance” policing policies.

Ex-CIA deputy director: U.S. misjudged al-Qaeda revival

In a new book, Michael Morell says the agency provided assessments that underestimated Islamist extremists’ ability to take advantage of the Arab Spring.

Everest’s avalanche, through the climbers’ eyes

When Everest shook: One minute of terror, hours of panic, days of anxiety

Hundreds of climbers and their guides were thrust into the deadliest disaster to occur on the world’s highest peak.

Local News

Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen go head-t0-head at Rockville forum

Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen go head-t0-head at Rockville forum

The House members debated personal stories and effectiveness, hoping for the Senate nomination.

Washington sports mogul Ted Leonsis basks in a double dose of playoff glory

Washington sports mogul Ted Leonsis basks in a double dose of playoff glory

The owner of the Wizards and Capitals has them in the second round together for the first time.

From devastation to a Howard degree ‘like a rose grows from concrete’

From devastation to a Howard degree ‘like a rose grows from concrete’

Hurricane Katrina marred Talitha Halley’s early years, but she will be her family’s first college graduate.

Ben Carson confirms he will make his presidential bid official on Monday

Ben Carson confirms he will make his presidential bid official on Monday

The former Johns Hopkins surgeon and conservative hero tells a Florida TV station that he is all in.

Students become ‘citizen scientists’ and track D.C.’s wildlife with cameras

Students become ‘citizen scientists’ and track D.C.’s wildlife with cameras

They are using infrared technology to collect data about mammals in the D.C. area for the Smithsonian.

Drivers debate what’s to like (or not) about Virginia’s HOT lanes

Drivers debate what’s to like (or not) about Virginia’s HOT lanes

DR. GRIDLOCK | There are two very different views on whether the toll lanes have improved travel.

Meet the pastry chef who does a little political consulting on the side

Meet the pastry chef who does a little political consulting on the side

Or is Marla Romash a seasoned political consultant who does a little baking on the side?

John Wall, Bradley Beal embody Wizards’ toughness during Game 1

John Wall, Bradley Beal embody Wizards’ toughness during Game 1

Washington’s young stars show they will fight to the end with a come-from-behind win over Atlanta.

SPOTLIGHT EDITORS’ PICK

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Small items are vulnerable. (Washington Post illustration)

How show houses keep would-be thieves on the straight and narrow

Stealing can be a problem at open houses and show homes, but tricks can thwart sticky-fingered visitors.

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2 gunmen killed outside Texas contest of cartoons depicting Muhammad

2 gunmen killed outside Texas contest of cartoons depicting Muhammad

They shot at a security guard before police killed them, said authorities in the Dallas suburb of Garland.

The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada

The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada

As Hillary Clinton runs for president, her husband’s friendship with a mining magnate faces scrutiny.

Energy Secretary Moniz emerges as Obama’s secret weapon in Iran talks

Energy Secretary Moniz emerges as Obama’s secret weapon in Iran talks

The energy boss has relatively good relations with Congress — for an Obama administration official.

A light into Kurt Cobain’s dark world

A light into Kurt Cobain’s dark world

TV REVIEW | HBO’s artful “Montage of Heck” documentary gets the story right, but the subject stays elusive.

Sports

Another 1-0 win for the Nats against the Mets

Another 1-0 win for the Nats against the Mets

The lack of hitting is concerning, but Doug Fister and the bullpen make one run stand up in New York.

Federal Government

GOP targets federal workers, again

GOP targets federal workers, again

FEDERAL EYE | Government retirement and health programs would be slashed under a 10-year Republican spending plan.

National

Aspen’s Smuggler Mountain is full of dog poop and it stinks

Aspen’s Smuggler Mountain is full of dog poop and it stinks

Colorado rangers have had to mark off 50 more piles a month after cleaning up 600 pounds, according to Pitkin County Open Space and Trails.

Business

The site hopes to change how you shop

The site hopes to change how you shop

By using real-time pricing and encouraging bundled orders, a new e-commerce site could be the next big thing in shopping.

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