Obama heralds 8M sign-ups under health law

He calls the feat a success story that Democrats should “forcefully defend” even as enrollees ages 18 and 34 make up only 28 percent, short of experts’ goal.

Pro-Russian activists defy accord with Ukraine

Some militants say they will surrender weapons and pull back if Ukrainian forces also withdraw.

Timothy Huffman with daughter Jaelyn. (Courtesy of Holly Garity)

Lives linked in death by heroin

They were young, loved and full of potential. They were strangers to one another in life, but they shared an addiction. And none of their mothers was prepared to bury them.

Local News

Judge deals another blow to defense McDonnell’s in corruption case

Judge deals another blow to defense McDonnell’s in corruption case

A judge rules against the former Va. governor and wife, possibly halting their bid to separate their cases.

Washington and Lee U. administrators urged to atone for Confederate past

Washington and Lee U. administrators urged to atone for Confederate past

Black students want the school to be more welcoming to minority students and to confront its heritage.

U-Va.’s in-state price likely to increase

U-Va.’s in-state price likely to increase

Tuition and fees for Virginians at the public flagship university would be nearly $13,000 in coming year.

Hours later, workers rescue boy’s
hand from Iverson Mall escalator

Hours later, workers rescue boy’s <br>hand from Iverson Mall escalator

The six-year-old was taken to the hospital when he was finally freed after a more than two-hour effort.

Baseball panic springs eternal

Baseball panic springs eternal

COLUMN | There are many reasons to be nervous about the Nats, and a few might even turn out to be true.

More Top Stories

Adult stem cells grown for first time using new cloning technique

Adult stem cells grown for first time using new cloning technique

The controversial development is likely to revive the debate about human cloning.

Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

Her parents, who have broadly hinted about wanting a grandchild, expect to welcome the baby this fall.

Romney returns to political stage, emerging as a Republican star

Romney returns to political stage, emerging as a Republican star

The former candidate is beginning to embrace the role of party elder.

S. Korean ferry passengers told to stay put after captain abandoned ship

S. Korean ferry passengers told to stay put after captain abandoned ship

Compounding the tragedy, a surviving high school vice principal committed suicide, media reported.

‘Transcendence’: A futuristic
thriller that doesn’t compute

‘Transcendence’: A futuristic <br>thriller that doesn’t compute

MOVIE REVIEW | Johnny Depp fills the screen in an out-of-time slog toward a cyber catastrophe.

Birth: A 43-hour labor of love

Birth: A 43-hour labor of love

SLATE | There are a falsehoods about birth, like don’t believe you can withstand agonizing pain.

Editors’ Picks

Washington, DC - March 27, 2014: Peep diorama's were photographed at The Washington Post in Washington, DC on Thursday March 27, 2014. (Photo by Joseph Victor Stefanchik for The Washington Post)

(Joseph Victor Stefanchik for The Post)

The best of Peeps Show 2014

PHOTOS | What kinds of scenes come together when marshmallow, ingenuity and tiny props are involved?

WASHINGTON, DC  April 9, 2014.  
Rustic Omelet Cake photographed in Washington, DC.  Photo by Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

(Deb Lindsey / For The Washington Post)

The best ways to cook eggs

PHOTOS | Turn one of the most versatile foods into a nutritious meal, from breakfast to dinner.

Featured Photo Galleries

Photos of the day

Ukrainian crisis, Iranian mother spares the life of her son’s killer just before his execution, Easter play and more.

Scenes of Pompeii

Italy’s culture minister inaugurated three restored ancient homes at Pompeii with the aim of attracting Easter visitors.

The search for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects

Shortly after the Boston bombing in 2013, police searched for the suspects in Watertown, Mass.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies at 87

The Nobel Prize-winning author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude” influenced generations of writers around the world.

Chelsea Clinton through the years

The former first daughter is a special correspondent for NBC News and works with the Clinton Foundation.

Michelle Obama tells students to dream big

Visiting Howard University, she says a high school diploma is not enough.

Peeps Show 2014 winner and finalists

PHOTOS | Judges whittled 700-plus dioramas in our annual contest to select these top five entries.

Animal views

Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.

Politics

Obama campaign gurus to face off in British vote

Obama campaign gurus to face off in  British vote

David Axelrod signs up for Labor, pitting him against Jim Messina and the Tories.

Real Estate

House of the Week | Kalorama home for $5.25M

House of the Week | Kalorama home for $5.25M

The former residence of William H.G. FitzGerald gets a facelift.

Lifestyle

‘Orphan Black’ returns, engineered to near-perfection

‘Orphan Black’ returns, engineered to near-perfection

TV REVIEW | Tatiana Maslany’s brilliant performance(s) as a group of clones is worth all the silliness.

Arts

Moss Hart’s Memoir “Act One” Opens as Broadway Play

Moss Hart’s Memoir “Act One” Opens as Broadway Play

Hart’s memoir converted to Broadway play starring Tony Shalhoub.

Local Columnists

E-cig ads target a new generation.
Don’t let Big Tobacco get away with it.

E-cig ads target a new generation. <br>Don’t let Big Tobacco get away with it.

COLUMN | The “vape” market is a growing one, and it’s not too late to stop teens from getting hooked.

Sports

Nats lose in 8-0 blowout to Cardinals

Nats lose in 8-0 blowout to Cardinals

Shoddy defense and an inept offense produce an 8-0 blowout at the hands of defending NL champions.

Federal Government

Feds Talk: How do they feel about political appointments?

Feds Talk: How do they feel about political appointments?

FEDERAL EYE | We asked federal workers in a survey this week to share their thoughts about the prevalence of political appointees in the government.

Going Out Guide

Another round! 21 fresh bars for every occasion

Another round! 21 fresh bars for every occasion

A toast to Washington’s fresh batch of bars: Places to sip, snack and celebrate right now.

Technology

Michaels: Nearly 3 million customers hit by breach

Michaels: Nearly 3 million customers hit by breach

Retailer posts list of stores affected by breach, including several in the Washington area.

Business

The British want to stop Starbucks from dodging taxes. It won’t work.

The British want to stop Starbucks from dodging taxes. It won’t work.

Tax experts also suspect that Starbucks could ultimately end up paying less in taxes, not more, by going to London.

Obituaries

Armando Peraza, world-recognized drummer, dies at 89

Armando Peraza, world-recognized drummer, dies at 89

The Cuban-born musician performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades.

Diversions