Migration crisis swamps Europe’s capacity to help

As the number of people seeking asylum in Europe swells to levels not seen since the collapse of the Soviet Union, a multi-nation system created to absorb refugees is overwhelmed and unraveling.

    DEA chief will step down after ‘sex parties’ scandal

    Michele Leonhart’s departure follows the release of an inspector general report that detailed a series of incidents alleging misconduct by agents, including parties with prostitutes paid for by cartels.

    (Bonnie Jo Mount / Washington Post)

    In Brazil, rural radicalism springs up to challenge iron industry’s expansion

    Residents of poor villages say building a second rail line to carry iron ore would add to the region’s pollution and health problems without providing enoiugh jobs for the community.

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      Justice Dept. opens civil rights probe into Baltimore police-custody death

      Justice Dept. opens civil rights probe into Baltimore police-custody death

      Authorities will investigate the case of Freddie Gray, who died of a spinal injury after being arrested.

      Fairfax pays $2.95 million to settle
      suit in John Geer police killing

      Fairfax pays $2.95 million to settle <br>suit in John Geer police killing

      The civil suit in the 2013 death ends, but no decision has been made on charging the officer who shot Geer.

      Arlington man’s Mercedes ‘burned
      to a crisp’ after lightning strike

      Arlington man’s Mercedes ‘burned <br>to a crisp’ after lightning strike

      “It looked like something out of a car bomb scene in Iraq or Afghanistan,” the owner said after the blaze.

      What is considered wealthy in D.C.? A net worth of $1.25 million, apparently.

      What is considered wealthy in D.C.? A net worth of $1.25 million, apparently.

      Most area residents said that a personal net worth of $270,000 is enough to be “comfortable.”

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      Breaking down the Redskins’
      2015 schedule, week by week

      Breaking down the Redskins’ <br>2015 schedule, week by week

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      Video: Bystanders rescue man in a wheelchair who fell onto Metro tracks

      Video: Bystanders rescue man in a wheelchair who fell onto Metro tracks

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      Second only to July 4: D.C. area
      hosted memorable lightning show

      Second only to July 4: D.C. area <br>hosted memorable lightning show

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      Clinton hedges on trade initiative as Democrats’ discord goes public

      Clinton hedges on trade initiative as Democrats’ discord goes public

      The tension between the pro-labor and pro-business wings of the party threatens to expose old divisions.

      Still sharp, Hubble Space Telescope turning 25 with a cloudy future

      Still sharp, Hubble Space Telescope turning 25 with a cloudy future

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      Kansas lawmakers want to fill budget hole with tax hike that could hit poor

      Kansas lawmakers want to fill budget hole with tax hike that could hit poor

      WONKBLOG | The state had hoped more generous tax policies would stimulate the economy. It didn’t.

      Sports

      Kings of the road: Wizards aim to double down on road success

      Kings of the road: Wizards aim to double down on road success

      Washington is 6-1 on the road in the playoffs since last season and could be poised to seize control of the series with a Game 2 win Tuesday.

      Real Estate

      6 key things to decide before your home remodel

      6 key things to decide before your home remodel

      It’s important for the family to sit down and determine the needs of everyone and the desired flow of the house before calling a contractor.

      Federal Government

      Two decades after Oklahoma City bombing, the crime still sears workers

      Two decades after Oklahoma City bombing, the crime still sears workers

      FEDERAL DIARY | The terrorist attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building also changed Washington.

      National

      Photo of an ‘unrepentant’ marathon bomber helps launch penalty phase

      Photo of an ‘unrepentant’ marathon bomber helps launch penalty phase

      After seeing pictures of the victims, the jury is shown a startling one — of the bomber making a rude gesture.

      Business

      Economists have discovered how bad the economy really is

      Economists have discovered how bad the economy really is

      WONKBLOG | If you add in shadow unemployment, the economy is still about 3.5 million full-time jobs short of where it needs to be.

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