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.

Attack on Gaza school sparks large protests in West Bank

The bombing of a school packed with hundreds of Palestinian evacuees left 16 dead. The question now is who did it.

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

‘Children’s belongings
were everywhere’

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

2 killed in campground after tornado strikes Virginia’s Eastern Shore

2 killed in campground after tornado strikes Virginia’s Eastern Shore

A meteorologist said the apparent twister touched down near Cape Charles at 8:30 a.m., injuring 24.

Sunny and pleasant today; heat, humidity return this weekend

Sunny and pleasant today; heat, humidity return this weekend

WEATHER GANG | We’re ending the work week with a gem of a day, but heat and humidity are back soon.

Tracks, signals, switches: Everything’s go as Silver Line approaches opening

Tracks, signals, switches: Everything’s go as Silver Line approaches opening

The rail route, a vital link along the Dulles corridor, will welcome passengers Saturday.

Va. ‘sexting’ case reignites debate over whether law is too harsh on teens

Va. ‘sexting’ case reignites debate over whether law is too harsh on teens

Some push for a misdemeanor alternative to treating the practice under child pornography laws.

In D.C., parking eludes even the rich

In D.C., parking eludes even the rich

Residents of historic areas struggle with too many vehicles but not enough spaces.

It’s put up time for RGIII

It’s put up time for RGIII

COLUMN | The Shanahans are gone and that means excuse time is over for the Redskins QB.

More Top Stories

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.

Sen. John Walsh, and how not to respond to a political scandal

Sen. John Walsh, and how not to respond to a political scandal

THE FIX | His campaign still says the plagiarism was an “unintentional mistake.” That’s hard to believe.

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.

One Airbnb host’s nightmare guest: Long-term renter becomes squatter

One Airbnb host’s nightmare guest: Long-term renter becomes squatter

A California woman learns that she may have to hire a lawyer and wait to evict the unwanted tenant.

Politics

Scandal overshadows Mont. senator’s moment to shine

Scandal overshadows Mont. senator’s moment to shine

A plagiarism scandal complicates Democrat John Walsh’s uphill battle to win a full term in the Senate.

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.

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

Ask Tom: Where can I go to impress a group of foodies?

Ask Tom: Where can I go to impress a group of foodies?

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | Food critic Tom Sietsema took your dining questions, rants and raves.

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