Planes secretly monitored riot site in Baltimore

The ACLU is demanding answers about the previously secret nighttime aerial surveillance by city and federal authorities in the wake of protests and unrest over the death of Freddie Gray.

Germanwings co-pilot tested deadly descent, report says

Andreas Lubitz apparently plotted the suicide dive that killed 150 people in March by practicing on an earlier flight, according to French aviation experts.

Then and now: A factory in Hershey, Cuba. (Family photo, Sarah Voisin/Post)

The Cuban town that Mr. Hershey built

Founded in 1916 by U.S. chocolate tycoon Milton S. Hershey, the model town had a social club and golf course and never fit into the Cuban government’s caricature of predatory capitalism.

Local News

Following civil unrest, Baltimore’s low-key mayor is in the spotlight

Following civil unrest, Baltimore’s low-key mayor is in the spotlight

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake works to pick herself up after public backlash after Freddie Gray’s death.

Officer’s attorney asks to see Freddie Gray’s knife, contends arrest was legal

Officer’s attorney asks to see Freddie Gray’s knife, contends arrest was legal

Edward Nero’s attorney argues that Gray’s arrest was justified because the knife was illegal.

Man robs Chevy Chase bank armed with a gun — and an oxygen tank

Man robs Chevy Chase bank armed with a gun — and an oxygen tank

The FBI said the man had tubes in his nose and was wearing the tank connected to a bag he was holding.

Warm streak continues, but scattered showering possible this afternoon

Warm streak continues, but scattered showering possible this afternoon

WEATHER GANG | The D.C. area is now in the midst of an extended run with highs near 80 to the mid-80s.

After 30 years, a cathedral’s towering organ may finally find its full voice

After 30 years, a cathedral’s towering organ may finally find its full voice

As the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle nears its 175th anniversary, it hopes to finish the instrument.

Meet the outsider who accidentally solved chronic homelessness

Meet the outsider who accidentally solved chronic homelessness

Sam Tsemberis was a psychologist doing outreach for the mentally ill when he stumbled upon a solution.

Now it’s an even worse idea to scale the fence behind the Russian Embassy

Now it’s an even worse idea to scale the fence behind the Russian Embassy

The compound’s iron fencing apparently wasn’t enough; now it’s topped with razor wire.

Morning Mix

Stories from all over

Frank Freshwaters in 1959 and 2015. (Reuters)

Frank Freshwaters in 1959 and 2015. (Reuters)

‘Shawshank’ prison escape ends 56 years later with cinematic stakeout

56 years later, marshals catch up to an escaped felon.

Wizards are not satisfied with competitive loss without John Wall

Wizards are not satisfied with competitive loss without John Wall

The Wizards were down by five points in the fourth quarter before faltering down the stretch.

Power couple Tammy Haddad and husband Ted Greenberg are splitting

Power couple Tammy Haddad and husband Ted Greenberg are splitting

RELIABLE SOURCE | The couple is perhaps best known for hosting an epic annual “garden brunch.”

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Gunmen who attacked cartoon contest were likely inspired by Islamic State

Gunmen who attacked cartoon contest were likely inspired by Islamic State

Officials were analyzing the shooters’ electronic devices to see if others were involved in the plot.

Congress passes a budget! Bills! More bills! What does this churn all mean?

Congress passes a budget! Bills! More bills! What does this churn all mean?

Some (Republicans) tout a sea change. Others (Democrats) view it as dealing with low-hanging fruit.

Sheryl Sandberg: Husband’s death is my ‘darkest and saddest’ moment

Sheryl Sandberg: Husband’s death is my ‘darkest and saddest’ moment

The Facebook executive posted a heart-wrenching statement after Dave Goldberg’s memorial service.

Real Estate

Circumstances under which you can avoid paying taxes on home sale

Circumstances under which you can avoid paying taxes on home sale

REAL ESTATE MATTERS | The first $250,000 in capital gains is tax free. Costs of making structural improvements and selling the property could mitigate anything that’s owed.

Federal Government

Uncle Sam had better start treating his employees right

FEDERAL DIARY | A survey said the political environment, senior leadership and the work culture drive workers away.

National

U.S. appeals court: No warrant needed for stored cellphone location data

U.S. appeals court: No warrant needed for stored cellphone location data

The judges reversed an earlier ruling; lawyers said they will appeal the privacy case to the Supreme Court.

Business

A silver lining for retirement savers

A silver lining for retirement savers

Target-date funds — one of the most popular retirement funds — are growing less expensive. People are smarter about using them, too.

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