Shooting at NSA headquarters leaves one dead

Shots were fired after two men in an SUV tried to ram a gate at Fort Meade, an installation outside Washington, according to officials. Preliminary reports say the men were dressed as women.

Authorities investigate at the scene of the shooting. (AP/WJLA-TV)

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Mother reportedly locked up son with cerebral palsy and no one noticed

Mother reportedly locked up son with cerebral palsy and no one noticed

Court, police and other documents, along with family interviews, present a harrowing tale of alleged abuse.

Md. man sentenced to 18 months
after exposing two women to HIV

Md. man sentenced to 18 months <br>after exposing two women to HIV

A Montgomery County judge also told Daniel Cleaves, 28, that he can no longer have unprotected sex.

Metro’s passenger base should be booming, but service isn’t reliable

Metro’s passenger base should be booming, but service isn’t reliable

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | “Dr. Gridlock” takes your questions (and gripes) on traffic, transit and commuting.

Md. clinic’s abortions in a ‘spa-like’ setting aim to remove stigma

Md. clinic’s abortions in a ‘spa-like’ setting aim to remove stigma

A new medical clinic is part of a push to put a human face — and even a positive spin — on the procedure.

Lawmaker: Fire the Commerce Dept. inspector general for misconduct

Lawmaker: Fire the Commerce Dept. inspector general for misconduct

FEDERAL EYE | A probe uncovered apparent retaliation against whistleblowers and illegal hiring.

‘The Man Cave’ debuts with a song about Redskins trying to pull the plug

‘The Man Cave’ debuts with a song about Redskins trying to pull the plug

Ex-Post columnist Jason Reid’s ESPN 980 show starts, hinting at the controversy delaying it.

To fix the Wizards: Fire the coach?

To fix the Wizards: Fire the coach?

Q&A TRANSCRIPT | The Post columnist takes your questions on all things related to D.C. sports.

Justice Dept.: Federal officials stole bitcoins while probing black market

Justice Dept.: Federal officials stole bitcoins while probing black market

A DEA official and a Secret Service investigator are accused of taking virtual currency from Silk Road.

Suburbs such as Montgomery County rethink transit to court millennials

Suburbs such as Montgomery County rethink transit to court millennials

Concerns gained urgency when Marriott said it would move partly because workers want Metro access.

One student at Towson University learns a hard lesson in financial aid

One student at Towson University learns a hard lesson in financial aid

COLUMN | Through no fault of his own, Teddy Boumboulis was thrown out of college for unpaid bills.

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Co-pilot of doomed plane was treated for ‘suicidal tendencies,’ official says

Co-pilot of doomed plane was treated for ‘suicidal tendencies,’ official says

Andreas Lubitz was in treatment with a psychotherapist years before he got his license to fly.

Comedy Central names new host to replace Jon Stewart on ‘Daily Show’

Comedy Central names new host to replace Jon Stewart on ‘Daily Show’

Comedian Trevor Noah has a short but memorable list of appearances as a contributor to the show.

After a story is published, an Arkansas minimum-wage worker loses her job

After a story is published, an Arkansas minimum-wage worker loses her job

WONKBLOG | A hotel worker quoted about a 25-cent-an-hour raise was fired when the story came out.

Spokesman found dead weeks after Missouri state auditor’s suicide

Spokesman found dead weeks after Missouri state auditor’s suicide

Spence Jackson had been outspoken about an “anti-Semitic” whisper campaign against his boss.

Real Estate

$1 million condos proposed for D.C.’s Truxton Circle

$1 million condos proposed for D.C.’s Truxton Circle

The pricey development is unusual for the neighborhood, which has a median sales price of $645,000.

Federal Government

GOP budget plan has a surprise among list of cuts for federal employees

GOP budget plan has a surprise among list of cuts for federal employees

FEDERAL DIARY | Budget proposals could lead to cuts not just for feds but also to the services they provide taxpayers.

National

Scientists find the ‘invisible paint’ that makes Mercury darker than dark

Scientists find the ‘invisible paint’ that makes Mercury darker than dark

Mercury may have comet dust to thank for its dark appearance.

Business

A revolt is growing as more people refuse to pay back student loans

A revolt is growing as more people refuse to pay back student loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will meet with a group of Corinthian Colleges’ students who refuse to repay their federal loans.

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