The wonder drug that could cure millions — and imperil Medicaid

The breakthrough, $84,000 hepatitis C drug Sovaldi has sparked an urgent and highly sensitive debate about how far society should go to make sure the poor get the best available treatments.

Kerry presents truce plan as Gaza conflict intensifies

The secretary of state seeks to halt violence that now threatens to spread to the West Bank and Jerusalem.

The world mourns. (Clockwise from top left: Reuters, EPA, AFP/Getty, Post)

‘Bodies had started falling’ from the sky

The downing of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner created a wave of grief and outrage that ripples globally: from the Ukrainian towns where debris came down to the other side of the world.

Local News

Is ‘sexting’ between teens child porn? Some say it shouldn’t even be illegal.

Is ‘sexting’ between teens child porn? Some say it shouldn’t even be illegal.

A Va. case reignited the debate on whether treating the practice under porn laws is too harsh on minors.

Metro says the Silver Line ‘is ready for its close-up.’ Well, time will tell.

Metro says the Silver Line ‘is ready for its close-up.’ Well, time will tell.<br>

It opens to passengers Saturday, and like any public transit system, Metro rarely operates flawlessly.

Md.’s Rep. Harris intervened on pot in D.C. So residents ask about bike lanes.

Md.’s Rep. Harris intervened on pot in D.C. So residents ask about bike lanes.

Protesters descended on his office for a tongue-in-cheek “constituent service day” to highlight his move.

No more excuses, Robert Griffin III.
Time to prove the Shanahans wrong.

No more excuses, Robert Griffin III.<br>Time to prove the Shanahans wrong.

COLUMN | It’s a new era and RGIII won the battle vs. the Shanahans. Now he needs to go a step further.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 27- Victor Stewart issues a parking ticket while working his beat in July 27, 2011 in washington, dc. (Photo by Amanda Voisard/The Washington Post).

Victor Stewart issues a parking ticket in Georgetown. (Post)

The one thing money can’t
always buy: Parking in D.C.

Residents of historic neighborhoods like Georgetown struggle with too many cars but not enough spaces.

More Top Stories

Iran confirms Washington Post correspondent’s arrest in Tehran

Iran confirms Washington Post correspondent’s arrest in Tehran

An official in Tehran gave no reason for the detention of Jason Rezaian, his wife and two photographers.

A town that blocked child immigrants

A town that blocked child immigrants

A town that prided itself on hospitality revealed a full-throated, bared-teeth rage.

Ryan’s poverty plan is so bipartisan it doesn’t sound like he’s running in ’16

Ryan’s poverty plan is so bipartisan it doesn’t sound like he’s running in ’16

ESSAY | In outlining how “we can repair the safety net,” he reveals changes in tone and rhetoric.

My son has been suspended from school five times. He’s 3 years old.

My son has been suspended from school five times. He’s 3 years old.

POSTEVERYTHING | Black families fight entrenched prejudices to get fair discipline for their children.

Local Columnists

Shame on White House for accusing O’Malley of hypocrisy on immigration

Shame on White House for accusing O’Malley of hypocrisy on immigration

COLUMN | The Md. governor said that the state should be prepared to shelter up to 1,880 young migrants.

Sports

Mike Rizzo’s balancing act

Mike Rizzo’s balancing act

Nats could win it all this year, but GM must weigh their present chances while protecting their future.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Off-beat NW DC home for $1.25M

House of the Week | Off-beat NW DC home for $1.25M

Jeff Speck-designed flatiron house has all the right angles.

Going Out Guide

9 things to do this weekend

9 things to do this weekend

See the Piano Man at Nats Park, sip a brew at a rooftop beer garden or chow down on grilled cheese.

Lifestyle

Tweets can set you free — from a job

Tweets can set you free —  from a job

Social media make it easy for journalists to unburden themselves, but can call neutrality into question.

Arts

National Gallery of Art to exhibit works of Piero di Cosimo

National Gallery of Art to exhibit works of Piero di Cosimo

The museum will open a retrospective of the Renaissance painter’s work on Feb. 1.

Federal Government

Will the White House accept this Issa deposition offer?

FEDERAL EYE | Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) offered the top White House political adviser an opportunity to avoid testifying before his committee.

Discussions

Going Out Guide: D.C.’s just as fun when you’re flying solo

Going Out Guide: D.C.’s just as fun when you’re flying solo

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | The Going Out Guide shared ideas for what to do in D.C.

Business

How not to shut down coal plants

How not to shut down coal plants

Colorado is racing ahead with clean energy. But the transition is sending some citizens’ bills skyrocketing.

Diversions