Google faces new pressure to curb illegal drug sites

Several state attorneys general want the search giant to make it harder for users to find prescription medicine and illegal drugs online, while shareholders have filed two lawsuits related to the issue.

290 missing after ferry sinks off South Korean coast

Rescuers race to find survivors from the ship that was mostly filled with high school students heading to a popular getaway off the country’s southern coast.

A Ukrainian soldier in Kramatorsk. (Reuters)

Ukrainian defections raise tensions

Ukrainian troops meant to be restoring order in the country’s restive east have apparently defected to the side of separatists.

Local News

David Catania’s run for D.C. mayor creates a dilemma for gay Democrats

David Catania’s run for D.C. mayor creates a dilemma for gay Democrats

He would become the city’s first openly gay mayor, but some activists are putting their party first.

Cold today with a freeze threat tonight

Cold today with a freeze threat tonight

WEATHER GANG | Like a bad dream, winter is back. A freeze is possible tonight before we warm up.

Toll and carpool lanes could be
coming to the 14th Street bridge

Toll and carpool lanes could be <br>coming to the 14th Street bridge

Officials say it could raise money for roads, but driver advocates wonder if it’s another money-making ploy.

Developers: Montgomery County fees for construction, inspections excessive

Developers: Montgomery County fees for construction, inspections excessive

With millions in surpluses collected, some say the fees increase costs so the county isn’t competitive.

Plenty on playoffs line for Wizards in regular season finale against Celtics

Plenty on playoffs line for Wizards in regular season finale against Celtics

INSIDER | A win ensures no worse than the sixth seed in the playoffs, but a loss could bring on the Heat.

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College Board releases preview of new SAT questions ahead of 2016 shift

College Board releases preview of new SAT questions ahead of 2016 shift

The SAT is endeavoring to move from a measure of “aptitude” to a test of high school achievement.

Linked medical records could provide a research bounty, but pitfalls lurk

Linked medical records could provide a research bounty, but pitfalls lurk

The unprecedented effort would link millions of medical records, but control of the data is a thorny issue.

What your Yelp reviews say about you

What your Yelp reviews say about you

WONKBLOG | Reviewers use sex when describing fancy spots and drugs references in reviews of dives.

Having trouble sleeping? Here are foods to seek out — and to avoid.

Having trouble sleeping? Here are foods to seek out — and to avoid.

You can find claims about all kinds of foods that will help you sleep, but what does science really say?

Editors’ Picks

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 9: A variety of pedestrians crosses Wisconsin avenue at M street in Georgetown on April, 09, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

(Bill O'Leary / Post)

Georgetown’s new elite

As hip restaurants and slick condos spread east, a powerful enclave is drawing a different generation.

An airliner crosses the moon's path, Monday, April 14, 2014, above Whittier, Calif., approximately one hour before a total lunar eclipse. Then, on April 29, the Southern Hemisphere will be treated to a rare type of solar eclipse. In all, four eclipses will occur this year, two lunar and two solar. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

(Nick Ut / AP)

Total eclipse in the dark

PHOTOS | A lunar eclipse captivated millions of stargazers worldwide as some saw the “blood moon.” 

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Photos of the day

Nepalese New Year, Passover, Ni­ger­ian bomb blast, Bundy cattle released, lunar eclipse and more.

Boston Marathon bombing commemorated

Survivors, officials and relatives of victims observe the first anniversary.

Animal views

Fun and fascinating creatures around the world.

‘Dancing With the Stars’

A look at the performances of Season 18.

Lunar eclipse draws international attention

Tuesday’s full eclipse will be the first of four — two of them solar — for 2014.

A holy city’s challenge for India’s next prime minister

Muslim minorities and Hindus near the Ganges River depict key issues of May’s national election.

The modern allure of historic Georgetown

City’s oldest neighborhood is still a draw for young and old with its rich past.

The faces behind the U.S. food stamp program

Post photographer Michael S. Williamson reveals with dignity the daily struggles of the Americans who rely on the benefits to survive.

Politics

Money flowing into super PACs as 2014 races heat up

Strong donations to independent groups signal they will have impactful role in this midterm elections.

Real Estate

Why you don’t want to flip homes

Why you don’t want to flip homes

Rising prices make real estate investing less profitable.

Lifestyle

How a good (poetry) fence made good neighbors

How a good (poetry) fence made good neighbors

Fences can shut people out. But Renée Adams has been welcoming in neighbors with her “poetry fence.”

Arts

Golda Meir, vitally revealed in ‘Golda’s Balcony’

Golda Meir, vitally revealed in ‘Golda’s Balcony’

Tovah Feldshuh brings William Gibson’s one-person play about the Israeli prime minister to Theater J.

Local Columnists

What a real Emancipation Day in the District would mean

COLUMN | Courtland Milloy: It’s oxymoronic to be dependent on government to celebrate this day of liberation

Sports

Nats, Strasburg drubbed in Miami

Nats, Strasburg drubbed in Miami

Stephen Strasburg is battered for four innings and the team sputters through an 11-2 loss to the Marlins.

Federal Government

Charities hit OPM’s federal workplace giving rules

FEDERAL DIARY | Charity execs fear new federal charitable giving rules could hurt, but welcome chance to discuss them.

Technology

Yahoo earnings: Marissa Mayer’s strategy is starting to pay off

Yahoo earnings: Marissa Mayer’s strategy is starting to pay off

Yahoo beats expectations as it focuses on mobile, original content.

Business

Did you just overpay or underpay your taxes? Donald Rumsfeld has no idea.

Did you just overpay or underpay your taxes? Donald Rumsfeld has no idea.

Deep down, many Americans aren’t really sure if they filed their returns correctly.

Obituaries

Julian R. Dugas, influential D.C. government official, dies

Julian R. Dugas, influential D.C. government official, dies

Mr. Dugas became a power broker in the administration of former D.C. mayor Walter E. Washington.

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