U.S. judges balk at police requests for digital data

“The Magistrates’ Revolt” against sweeping law enforcement demands gains power amid mounting public anger about the surveillance capabilities revealed by Edward Snowden.

Clashes on Ukraine border
amplify tensions with Russia

Up to five pro-Russian militants were reported killed, an action that Vladi­mir Putin says will provoke a response.

Dan Hartmann, who has HIV, and his wife, Susan, conceived naturally. (Post)

HIV-positive and trying for a baby

Bucking decades of medical guidance, some doctors say an HIV-positive person can conceive a child the old-fashioned way with minimal risks. Others argue that there are always safety risks.

Local News

Girl, 15, sentenced to juvenile facility for assaulting autistic teen in Md.

Girl, 15, sentenced to juvenile facility for assaulting autistic teen in Md.

She and a friend are accused of tormenting a schoolmate, including luring him onto a frozen pond.

Metro, MWAA reach deal that moves Silver Line toward summer opening

Metro, MWAA reach deal that moves Silver Line toward summer opening

Transit authority will allow MWAA to complete some parts of the project after it itakes control, officials say.

Teens shot near zoo were targeted

Teens shot near zoo were targeted

Police say they had monitored potential violence on social media prior to Easter Monday’s incident.

With nightmare season behind him, Griffin’s confidence is restored

With nightmare season behind him, Griffin’s confidence is restored

The Redskins quarterback feels a huge sense of freedom and has rediscovered his identity.

D.C. abandons proposed 24-hour
wait for tattoos and piercings

D.C. abandons proposed 24-hour <br>wait for tattoos and piercings

The District’s health department cites “strong public opinion” against the cooling-off period.

More Top Stories

Cliven Bundy, a brief GOP poster boy, is denounced for comments on race

Cliven Bundy, a brief GOP poster boy, is denounced for comments on race

The Nevada rancher wondered on talk radio whether African Americans are “better off being slaves.”

U.S. prepares to take over Oregon’s broken health insurance exchange

U.S. prepares to take over Oregon’s broken health insurance exchange

Officials say the move reflects a conclusion that some state-run marketplaces are too dysfunctional.

U.S. doctor killed in Kabul was dedicated to helping people in need

U.S. doctor killed in Kabul was dedicated to helping people in need

Jerry Umanos, among three Americans killed Thursday, served patients “with the utmost respect.”

Girl gives first lady her unemployed father’s résumé at White House event

Girl gives first lady her unemployed father’s résumé at White House event

When Michelle Obama called on the girl for a question, she took the opportunity to do a her dad a favor.

Featured Photo Galleries

Photos of the day

China fashion, London’s Globe Theatre, a breakaway iceberg, Sewol ferry victim search, a New York cat cafe and more.

Obama visits Japan

President Obama arrived in Japan on Wednesday during his week-long trip to Asia.

Dads step up in classroom volunteering

Men are making their presence felt as women increasingly enter the workforce.

Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge and son in New Zealand, Australia

The British royal family is visiting New Zealand and then Australia.

India prepares for month-long elections

World’s largest democracy will hold elections pitting Hindu nationalist against unpopular Nehru-Gandhi family’s Congress party.

Lupita Nyong’o named People’s Most Beautiful Woman

Nyong’o’s film debut in “12 Years a Slave” earned the actress lots of trophies, Oscar and People cover.

Animal views

Take a look at a rare Spix’s macaw chick, a tree-kangaroo and baby giraffes, camels and white Bengal tigers.

South Sudan again rocked by violence

Hundreds killed as rebels seize oil hub, the United Nations has said.

Politics

Was Clinton’s speech a 2016 pep talk?

Was Clinton’s speech a 2016 pep talk?

DEBRIEF | Her address felt like the internal monologue of someone considering a presidential run.

Real Estate

Rent or buy? Running the numbers on an Arlington condo

Rent or buy? Running the numbers on an Arlington condo

We compare a property that is for rent and for sale to see which is the better deal.

Lifestyle

Michael Smerconish:
The man in the middle

Michael Smerconish: <br>The man in the middle

The radio/TV talk show host tired of polarization, so he’s trying to carve out a new niche.

Arts

Violinist Hilary Hahn shows mastery at Strathmore

Violinist Hilary Hahn shows mastery at Strathmore

The only challenge for the classical soloist: her unequal accompanist can’t match her brilliance.

Local Columnists

Md. governor’s race marks power shift from Baltimore to D.C. suburbs

Md. governor’s race marks power shift from Baltimore to D.C. suburbs

COLUMN | All three major Democratic candidates hail from the D.C. area, a big plus for the region.

Sports

With nightmare season behind him, Griffin’s confidence is restored

With nightmare season behind him, Griffin’s confidence is restored

REDSKINS BLOG | The Redskins quarterback feels a huge sense of freedom and has rediscovered his identity.

Federal Government

In the Loop: What do Sens. Booker and McConnell share?

IN THE LOOP | The answer: Donors. Inside the Beltway, money is a great uniter.

Going Out Guide

Finding the best views of Washington

Finding the best views of Washington

From the top of the National Cathedral to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, we round up the best spots to view the city.

Technology

U.S. judges balk at police requests for digital data

U.S. judges balk at police requests for digital data

“The Magistrates’ Revolt” against sweeping law enforcement demands gains power amid mounting public anger about the surveillance capabilities revealed by Edward Snowden.

Business

Regulators who scrapped a review of lenders questioned

Regulators who scrapped a review of lenders questioned

Consultants hired to review mortgage servicers were paid $1.9 billion, leading officials to close the inquiry.

Discussions

The Answer Sheet: Does opting out of standardized tests hurt children?

The Answer Sheet: Does opting out of standardized tests hurt children?

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Valerie Strauss discussed the latest education news and how it impacts you.

Obituaries

Connie Marrero, Senators pitcher in the 1950s, dies at 102

Connie Marrero, Senators pitcher in the 1950s, dies at 102

Mr. Marrero, the oldest surviving big leaguer, was renowned in Cuba before joining the Senators in 1950.

Diversions