Baltimore seeks healing as 5-day curfew is lifted

Md. Gov. Larry Hogan declared, “The city is safe,” six days after rioting erupted in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death in police custody. More than 200 businesses were destroyed, the governor said.

Ex-CIA deputy director: U.S. misjudged al-Qaeda revival

In a new book, Michael Morell says the agency provided assessments that underestimated Islamist extremists’ ability to take advantage of the Arab Spring.

An officer stands near a school bus used by art show attendees. (Reuters)

Two men killed in shootout outside Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas

Authorities said the pair fired on a security guard and noted the gunmen’s vehicle might contain an “incendiary device.”

Local News

Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen go head-t0-head at Rockville forum

Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen go head-t0-head at Rockville forum

The House members debated personal stories and effectiveness, hoping for the Senate nomination.

Highs in the 80s most days this week as spring surrenders to summer

Highs in the 80s most days this week  as spring surrenders to summer

WEATHER GANG | After a chilly spring, we have a chance to see 80-plus each day this week.

Students become ‘citizen scientists’ and track D.C.’s wildlife with cameras

Students become ‘citizen scientists’ and track D.C.’s wildlife with cameras

They are using infrared technology to collect data about mammals in the D.C. area for the Smithsonian.

Ben Carson confirms he will make his presidential bid official on Monday

Ben Carson confirms he will make his presidential bid official on Monday

The former Johns Hopkins surgeon and conservative hero tells a Florida TV station that he is all in.

Washington sports mogul Ted Leonsis basks in a double dose of playoff glory

Washington sports mogul Ted Leonsis basks in a double dose of playoff glory

The owner of the Wizards and Capitals has them in the second round together for the first time.

John Wall, Bradley Beal embody Wizards’ toughness during Game 1

John Wall, Bradley Beal embody Wizards’ toughness during Game 1

Washington’s young stars show they will fight to the end with a come-from-behind win over Atlanta.

Meet the pastry chef who does a little political consulting on the side

Meet the pastry chef who does a little political consulting on the side

Oris Marla Romash a seasoned political consultant who does a little baking on the side?

Morning Mix

Stories from all over

A private South African game reserve. (Getty Images)

A private South African game reserve. (Getty Images)

Bleak study sees 'empty landscape' as large herbivores vanish

Elephants, hippos, rhinos and gorillas are vanishing from the globe at a startling rate.

SPOTLIGHT EDITORS’ PICK

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Small items are vulnerable. (Washington Post illustration)

How show houses keep would-be thieves on the straight and narrow

Stealing can be a problem at open houses and show homes, but tricks can thwart sticky-fingered visitors.

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The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada

The Clintons, a luxury jet and their $100 million donor from Canada

As Hillary Clinton runs for president, her husband’s friendship with a mining magnate faces scrutiny.

A healthful legacy: Michelle Obama looks to the future of ‘Let’s Move’

A healthful legacy: Michelle Obama looks to the future of ‘Let’s Move’

She hopes the results of her push to end childhood obesity will last beyond her husband’s presidency.

Energy Secretary Moniz emerges as Obama’s secret weapon in Iran talks

Energy Secretary Moniz emerges as Obama’s secret weapon in Iran talks

The energy boss has relatively good relations with Congress — for an Obama administration official.

A light into Kurt Cobain’s dark world

A light into Kurt Cobain’s dark world

TV REVIEW | HBO’s artful “Montage of Heck” documentary gets the story right, but the subject stays elusive.

Sports

Another 1-0 win for the Nats against the Mets

Another 1-0 win for the Nats against the Mets

The lack of hitting is concerning, but Doug Fister and the bullpen make one run stand up in New York.

Federal Government

GOP targets federal workers, again

GOP targets federal workers, again

FEDERAL EYE | Government retirement and health programs would be slashed under a 10-year Republican spending plan.

National

Aspen’s Smuggler Mountain is full of dog poop and it stinks

Aspen’s Smuggler Mountain is full of dog poop and it stinks

Colorado rangers have had to mark off 50 more piles a month after cleaning up 600 pounds, according to Pitkin County Open Space and Trails.

Business

Physicist-turned-businessman seeks opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa

Physicist-turned-businessman seeks opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa

VALUE ADDED | He persuaded rich U.S. families to invest in generating jobs and profits instead of just giving funds to charity.

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