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The program spent $4.5 billion on the medications in 2014, more than 15 times what was spent the year before. The latest breakthrough drugs are more effective, but can cost $1,000 a day or more.

    Wind energy or hot air? Foes question Christie’s shift.

    The New Jersey governor’s plan to make the state a major player in ocean turbines has been blocked repeatedly by regulators he appointed.

    Chief executive officer of Apple Tim Cook speaks in Calif. (Bloomberg)

    Tim Cook: ‘Religious freedom’ laws
    are dangerous and bad for business

    The Apple CEO says bills, like the one enacted in Indiana, “have the potential to undo decades of progress toward greater equality.”

    Local News

    Suburbs such as Montgomery County rethink transit to court millennials

    Suburbs such as Montgomery County rethink transit to court millennials

    Concerns gained urgency when Marriott said it would move partly because workers want Metro access.

    Md. clinic’s abortions in a ‘spa-like’ setting aim to remove stigma

    Md. clinic’s abortions in a ‘spa-like’ setting aim to remove stigma

    At a new medical clinic, clients will be greeted with comfortable robes, teas and a matter-of-fact attitude.

    Lawmaker: Fire the Commerce Dept. inspector general for misconduct

    Lawmaker: Fire the Commerce Dept. inspector general for misconduct

    FED EYE | A probe uncovered apparent retailiation against whistleblowers and illegal hiring.

    ‘The Man Cave’ debuts with a song about Redskins trying to pull the plug

    ‘The Man Cave’ debuts with a song about Redskins trying to pull the plug

    SPORTS BOG | Ex-Post columnist Jason Reid’s ESPN 980 show starts, hinting at the controversy delaying it.

    D.C.’s first elected attorney general says he needs more money, staff

    D.C.’s first elected attorney general says he needs more money, staff

    Karl Racine wants to keep up to $20 million from settlements and awards to pay for staff and a protection fund.

    A bit more like spring this week;
    a few morning showers today

    A  bit more like spring this week;<br>a few morning showers today

    WEATHER GANG | It won’t qualify as balmy, but the week’s forecast is a step in the right direction.

    SPOTLIGHT EDITORS’ PICK

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 26: Nicole Coomber, a Phd management professor at the University of Maryland, plays with her youngest son, Gus after working all day, on March, 26, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

    Nicole Coomber with son Gus. (Bill O'Leary/Post)

    Quality trumps quantity when it comes to spending time with kids

    It appears the sheer amount of time parents spend with their kids ages 3 to 11 has virtually no relation to how they turn out — but parent time is still important.

    Morning Mix

    Stories from all over

    Poster looking for fire victim. (AFP)

    Poster looking for fire victim. (AFP)

    Two bodies found amid NY blast rubble. Gas line tampering probed.

    The gas line may have been illegally and dangerously tapped.

    Mother reportedly locked up son with cerebral palsy and no one noticed

    Mother reportedly locked up son with cerebral palsy and no one noticed

    Court, police and other documents, along with family interviews, present a harrowing tale of alleged abuse.

    One student at Towson University learns a hard lesson in financial aid

    One student at Towson University learns a hard lesson in financial aid

    COLUMN | Through no fault of his own, Teddy Boumboulis was thrown out of college for unpaid bills.

    Family-owned Capital Meat carves a beefy niche with customized cuts

    Family-owned Capital Meat carves a beefy niche with customized cuts

    After 75 years in the meat business, the Alafoginis family’s legacy is as full-bodied as its dry-aged beef.

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    Saudi-led airstrikes shake Sanaa for fifth day as rebels push toward Aden

    Saudi-led airstrikes shake Sanaa for fifth day as rebels push toward Aden

    Houthi rebels are pressing toward the power base for allies of the embattled Yemeni government.

    Iran’s incentive to strike nuclear deal: A chance to turn around its economy

    Iran’s incentive to strike nuclear deal: A chance to turn around its economy

    The country’s economic growth has suffered under international sanctions tied to its nuclear program.

    Comedy Central names new host to replace Jon Stewart on ‘Daily Show’

    Comedy Central names new host to replace Jon Stewart on ‘Daily Show’

    Comedian Trevor Noah has a short but memorable list of appearances as a contributor to the show.

    Pilot who crashed Germanwings flight worried about losing job, officials say

    Pilot who crashed Germanwings flight worried about losing job, officials say

    Papers found in Andreas Lubitz’s apartment suggest he was anxious about vision issues, an official said.

    Real Estate

    $1 million condos proposed for D.C.’s Truxton Circle

    $1 million condos proposed for D.C.’s Truxton Circle

    The pricey development is unusual for the neighborhood, which has a median sales price of $645,000.

    Federal Government

    GOP budget plan has a surprise among list of cuts for federal employees

    GOP budget plan has a surprise among list of cuts for federal employees

    FEDERAL DIARY | Budget proposals could lead to cuts not just for feds but also to the services they provide taxpayers.

    National

    How the FBI director figures out who belongs in the most important jobs

    How the FBI director figures out who belongs in the most important jobs

    Climate surveys, such as those used in corporate America, are a key tool for rating performance.

    Diversions