NSA dispute tests political ties of Paul, McConnell

The GOP senators’ clash on surveillance suggests that Rand Paul’s 2016 hopes loom over the “tight” bond described by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Defense chief: Iraqis lack ‘will to fight’ Islamic State

Ashton Carter’s comments on Iraq’s shaky troops reflect frustration and surprise in the Obama administration.

About 8,300 Americans are buried in Margraten. (The Washington Post)

Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis. The Dutch never forgot.

Dutch families have adopted and cared for each of the graves at the Netherlands American Cemetery for 70 years.

Local News

New LGBT protections to become law in Md. without Gov. Hogan’s signature

New LGBT protections to become law in Md. without Gov. Hogan’s signature

The move suggests the Republican governor is not keen to stir up controversy over social issues.

Marvelous holiday weather, but steamy and stormy by midweek

Marvelous holiday weather, but steamy and stormy by midweek

WEATHER GANG | It’s the unofficial start of summer and mother nature sure has the message.

Two Sweet Briar board members make the case: The school had to close

Two Sweet Briar board members make the case: The school had to close

GRADE POINT | They say mounting problems made the Virginia school increasingly unsustainable.

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and these mattress salesmen will not rest

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and these mattress salesmen will not rest

It’s prime time for people to buy new beds, and retailers along Rockville Pike spring into action for sales.

Riders take part in the Rolling Thunder First Amendment Demonstration motorcycle run on Memorial Day by crossing the Memorial Bridge leading from Arlington Cemetery into Washington May 24, 2015. The organizers of the annual event seek to highlight U.S. armed forces members believed to be prisoners of war or missing in action (POW-MIA). REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Rolling Thunder bikers ride over the Memorial Bridge. (Reuters)

Rolling Thunder rumbles in D.C.

GALLERY | Thousands of motorcycles took to Washington’s streets for the annual Memorial Day ride.

Local school districts are tossing out the idea of foam lunch trays

Local school districts are tossing out the idea of foam lunch trays

D.C. uses washable or compostable trays, while Montgomery is transitioning to something greener.

Maryland women storm back to repeat as national lacrosse champs

Maryland women storm back to repeat as national lacrosse champs

Taylor Cummings scored two second-half goals to lift the Terps to a 9-8 win over North Carolina.

In Tenleytown, community life revolves around hangouts

In Tenleytown, community life revolves around hangouts

WHERE WE LIVE | With tree-lined streets, parks and good schools, the Northwest neighborhood is praised.

More Top Stories

Carmakers’ automated dilemma: How to keep drivers from feeling robotic

Carmakers’ automated dilemma: How to keep drivers from feeling robotic

Buyers like the idea of more safety and less drudgery, but they remain leery of self-driving technology.

Top honor at Cannes goes to story of Sri Lankan immigrants in France

Top honor at Cannes goes to story of Sri Lankan immigrants in France

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK | In a bit of a surprise, “Dheepan” won the Palme d’Or in a glum year for the festival.

How to give your college grad
a hand up and not a handout

How to give your college grad <br> a hand up and not a handout

COLOR OF MONEY | There’s a fine line between assisting and enabling adult children.

‘Does MapQuest still exist?’ Yes, it does, and it’s a profitable business.

‘Does MapQuest still exist?’ Yes, it does, and it’s a profitable business.

It’s rebranding itself for people who don’t want tracking and don’t mind asking for extra information.

‘Game of Thrones’: An exhausting journey trying to cover all the bases

‘Game of Thrones’: An exhausting journey trying to cover all the bases

RECAP | Is it possible to stuff almost every storyline into 60 minutes? Apparently it is.

Nobel laureate who was the subject
of ‘A Beautiful Mind’ dies at 86

Nobel laureate who was the subject <br>of ‘A Beautiful Mind’ dies at 86

The mathematician who helped pioneer game theory was killed with his wife in a two-car accident.

Politics

Huckabee: What if the Supreme Court picked the president?

Huckabee: What if the Supreme Court picked the president?

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says the courts have too much power to “make law as well as enforce it.“

Sports

Nationals haven’t won anything, but fans prove D.C. is a good sports town

Nationals haven’t won anything, but fans prove D.C. is a good sports town

COLUMN | With ‘phenomenal’ crowds at Nationals Park, there’s a nice romance blossoming between baseball and the District.

Real Estate

WWII-era love story gives rise to Japanese-style home in Fairfax

WWII-era love story gives rise to Japanese-style home in Fairfax

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | To persuade his wife to move to the U.S., a man built a duplicate of their home in Japan.

National

Floods sweep across parts of Midwest, forcing hundreds to flee

Floods sweep across parts of Midwest, forcing hundreds to flee

May is already the wettest on record for several cities in the southern Plains states, with more rain coming.

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